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    1. April 22, 2015

      Saudis resume Yemen strikes hours after ending bombing campaign

      Less than a day after Saudi Arabia announced the end of its month-long campaign of air strikes against Yemen, its warplanes...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 22, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. A British futures trader was arrested for allegedly contributing to the2010...

    3. April 21, 2015

      Saudi calls end to Yemen bombing operations

      Saudi Arabia announced an end to Operation Decisive Storm, its coalition bombing campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, on...

    4. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FT Commodities Summit: No-one saw the oil slump coming

      Some highlights from the FT Commodities Summit, which is taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland this Tuesday and Wednesday....

    5. April 20, 2015

      China’s reserve cut move boosts oil price

      Brent crude rose on Monday to near its highest level this year as oil market participants absorbed the decision by China’s...

    6. April 19, 2015

      Eni chief urges co-operation between Opec and other producers

      The head of one of Europe’s largest energy groups, Italy’s Eni, has called for co-operation between the world’s big oil and...

    7. April 17, 2015

      Oil production: shale off

      US shale oil production appears to have peaked at last. So the world production glut and the attendant price weakness must...

    8. April 16, 2015

      Opec boosts crude oil output during March

      Output from the oil producing nations that make up Opec rose sharply in March, led by Saudi Arabia, its de facto leader,...

    9. April 15, 2015

      Saudi Arabia buys stake in Canadian grain handling company

      A state-owned Saudi Arabian investment company and Bunge, the agricultural trading house, have taken control of Canada’s...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Pouring money into the Weald

      Solo Oil plc today announces that it has raised £2,000,000 gross proceeds through the issue of 363,636,364 new ordinary...

    11. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    12. April 14, 2015

      UN sanctions Houthis as Yemen LNG halts production

      The UN imposed an arms embargo on Yemen’s Houthi rebels just hours after the foreign backers of a major gas export scheme...

    13. April 13, 2015

      Syria’s rebels heartened by healing of Sunni Arab rift

      Syria’s rebels are on the offensive once again as their regional backers unite in a Sunni Muslim resurgence and prioritise...

    14. April 10, 2015

      Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine takes shape

      First-term presidents dislike the idea of a foreign policy doctrine, fearing that it will limit their choices and force them...

    15. April 10, 2015

      Pakistan turns down Saudi request for military role in Yemen

      Pakistan’s parliament has rebuffed a Saudi request for military participation in its offensive against Yemeni rebels,...

    16. April 9, 2015

      Tensions rise as Iran condemns Saudi air strikes against Yemen

      Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of “genocide” in Yemen and urged the Arab...

    17. April 9, 2015

      Saudis embark on a mission in Yemen with uncertain ends

      King Salman of Saudi Arabia is a “lion” and the pilots leading bombing raids against Houthi rebels in Yemen are “soldiers of...

    18. April 8, 2015

      US energy fades despite European M&A

      A $70bn mega deal in the European oil and gas sector failed to add sizzle to US energy stocks on Wednesday. Energy companies...

    19. April 8, 2015

      Mixed messages in a divided region

      In the middle of last year, with Iraq racked by a fresh outbreak of Sunni-Shia bloodshed, a family picture countering the...

    20. April 8, 2015

      Oil slides on ballooning US stockpiles

      Oil prices slid on Wednesday after data showed US crude stockpiles ballooned last week and Saudi Arabia announced production...

    21. April 7, 2015

      Yemen anger grows as absent president cheers attack

      As Saudi-led coalition fighter jets have pounded Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries, casualties have risen and...

    22. April 6, 2015

      Islamabad close to decision on Yemen military deployment

      Pakistan will agree to a Saudi request for military help for its campaign against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen and is “close...

    23. April 6, 2015

      Saudi strategy to retain oil dominance

      In the face of lower oil prices the world’s biggest energy players have slashed spending, cut jobs and pulled back on the...

    24. April 6, 2015

      Pakistan’s Shia fear Yemen campaign will fuel violence at home

      As Pakistani ministers visited Riyadh last week to discuss a Saudi request for support in the military campaign in Yemen,...

    25. April 2, 2015

      Al-Qaeda militants free as many as 300 in Yemen prison break

      Yemen’s virulent al-Qaeda militants stormed a prison in the southeast of the country on Thursday, freeing as many as 300...

    26. March 31, 2015

      Islamic bond trial over $650m launches in London

      A $650m legal dispute has been launched in London’s High Court that will offer a rare glimpse into the Islamic bond market,...

    27. March 31, 2015

      Middle East economies: Balancing the books proves difficult

      Foreign direct investment fell by 4 per cent in the Middle East between 2013 and 2014, the sixth consecutive year-on-year...

    28. March 31, 2015

      Instability and oil price plunge in the Arab world end boom years

      The dual challenges of rising terrorism and falling oil prices hover over the Middle East and north Africa, dashing hopes of...

    29. March 30, 2015

      Houthi rebels defy Saudi air raids to advance on Aden

      Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels pushed hard into the southern city of Aden. The move showed that the Shia group had no...

    30. March 30, 2015

      Sweden’s ethical foreign policy runs into Saudi sands

      It is a rare diplomatic feat to offend both Israel and Saudi Arabia. Throw in the United Arab Emirates and Sweden’s...

    31. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by announcing a...

    32. March 28, 2015

      Arab League agrees to set up joint force to counter Iran and Isis

      Arab leaders meeting at a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have agreed to the creation of a joint military...

    33. March 28, 2015

      Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

      Yemen’s ousted president Abd-Rabbu Hadi has effectively vetoed calls for a ceasefire in the war-torn country, saying air...

    34. March 27, 2015

      Yemen strikes are test of youthful Saudi defence minister

      As Saudi jets pummelled Houthi rebel targets around the Yemeni capital Sana’a, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud was...

    35. March 27, 2015

      Houthi rebels clash with Saudi troops on Yemen’s northern border

      Shia Houthi rebels clashed with Saudi military units on Yemen’s northern border on Friday. The rebels vowed to intensify...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: South Korea deepens business ties in the Middle East

      By Mohammad Al Tuwaijri, HSBC Over the last half century, the Middle East has been a cornerstone in South Korea’s rapid...

    37. March 26, 2015

      Saudi intervention adds heat to regional cold war

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil conflict has turned up the heat on the simmering cold war that has...

    38. March 26, 2015

      Decades of deadly conflict will spread across the Middle East

      The modern Middle East is like 17th-century Europe, enmeshed in violent and costly, political and religious struggles within...

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