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    1. August 29, 2015

      Turkey launches air strikes against Isis targets in Syria

      Turkish war planes have struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, positions in Syria as part of the...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Twin tragedies pile pressure on EU politicians in migrant crisis

      Pressure grew on European politicians to tackle a dire migrant crisis on Friday as the number of decomposing bodies...

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    1. New Trade Routes: Arab World

      Despite widespread unrest in the region, countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt are ...
    2. Investing in the Arab World

      Political upheaval and the sharp fall in oil prices in the region — including Saudi Ar...
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    1. August 27, 2015

      Erdogan has second shot at one-man rule

      Turkey has fallen hostage to the ambition of one man: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After voters in June stripped the...

    2. August 27, 2015

      France cannot indulge the xenophobes on immigration

      You thought the eurozone crisis was bad. Today, Europe faces no greater challenge than the mass exodus of refugees...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2015

      Sleeping in the park

      Migrants from Syria sleep at a park in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and...

    4. August 26, 2015

      Attack puts railway security into EU arena

      Until Friday’s foiled gun attack on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris, the prospect of a terrorist...

    5. August 26, 2015

      Young Kurds take up arms as clashes increase in south-east Turkey

      In Kurdish parlance, “going up to the mountains” has always meant joining the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK), the armed...

    6. August 25, 2015

      Train terror suspect played jihad YouTube tape before attack

      The heavily armed man who boarded a train between Amsterdam and Paris last week listened to a jihadist recording on...

    7. August 25, 2015

      New allies against Isis pose new threats

      After more than a year of air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the American led air war has...

    8. August 24, 2015

      Isis destruction of Palmyra’s Baalshamin temple confirmed

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the group known as Isis have blown up the ancient temple of...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Refugee crisis

      Migrants from Syria sit along a road as they wait for a bus in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo,...

    10. August 23, 2015

      Thwarted train attack shows France’s vulnerability to terrorists

      As French investigators questioned Ayoub el-Khazzani on Sunday, a host of unknowns continued to surround the...

    11. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    12. August 23, 2015

      Turkey’s shift on Isis is a mark of US success

      Turkey, long a beacon of stability in the turbulent Middle East, seems at risk of losing that reputation. After 13...

    13. August 23, 2015

      Violence throws Turkey’s Kurdish south-east into despair

      For every batch of lemonade, Cem Karaca uses 15 litres of water, a few scoops of lemon powder and 3 kilos of sugar. For...

    14. August 23, 2015

      Terror attack on train puts spotlight on Schengen

      The ease with which the terror suspect in the failed train attack moved around Europe has put the spotlight on the...

    15. August 21, 2015

      Khaled al-Asaad, Palmyra’s antiquities custodian, 1932-2015

      So highly did Khaled al-Asaad value the site he called home that he protected it above his own life. Palmyra, the Roman...

    16. August 21, 2015

      Poland favours Christian refugees from Syria

      What Adnan Saad remembers from his home in Damascus are bombings in his neighbourhood and constant fear for his...

    17. August 21, 2015

      Israel hits back with air strikes after rocket attack

      Israel’s air force struck a vehicle in the Syrian Golan region on Friday and killed at least four people it said were...

    18. August 20, 2015

      Macedonia seals Greek border crossings to thwart migrants

      Macedonia’s army sealed several border crossings with Greece on Thursday, as the government declared a “crisis...

    19. August 20, 2015

      Israel points finger at Iran over exchange of fire

      Fighting flared in Israel’s northern borderlands on Thursday evening as the Jewish state’s forces bombed and shelled...

    20. August 19, 2015

      Germany braced to receive 800,000 asylum seekers

      Berlin has said it expects to receive a record 800,000 asylum seekers this year, more than the entire EU combined in...

    21. August 19, 2015

      Spotlight falls on Corbyn’s foreign policies

      At a campaign rally for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn began with a lengthy description of his meeting with...

    22. August 18, 2015

      Aleppo divided by push to drop Syrian pound for Turkish lira

      In Syria’s rebel-held north, a new dividing line has emerged, and it is not about opinion on President Bashar al-Assad....

    23. August 17, 2015

      Emerging markets currencies pummelled by renminbi ripples

      Russia, Turkey, Malaysia and Taiwan headed a lengthening list of emerging market countries seeing their currencies...

    24. August 14, 2015

      Syrian Islamist rebel group looks to the west

      Ahrar al-Sham, once seen as a fading rebel force of Syria’s war, with an ideology a step away from al-Qaeda, is...

    25. August 12, 2015

      Turkish parties rush to seal coalition deal

      After weeks of talks and an upsurge of violence in Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, the prime minister, and Kemal Kilicdaroglu,...

    26. August 10, 2015

      Ministers delay vote on bombing Isis Islamist militants in Syria

      Ministers will delay plans to hold a vote on bombing Islamist militants in Syria until late in the year, according to...

    27. August 10, 2015

      Al-Qaeda withdrawal raises Syria safe zone hopes

      Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing has withdrawn from frontline positions in northern Syria in a move Syrian rebels hope will help...

    28. August 10, 2015

      Employers of illegal migrants face UK government crackdown

      Companies employing illegal migrants in the UK will be the target of a government crackdown focusing on the...

    29. August 6, 2015

      US drone attacks bring Turkey to front line against Isis

      A round of attacks by armed US drones on targets in northern Syria marked a once-reluctant Turkey’s arrival on the...

    30. August 3, 2015

      Uncertainty over US plans frustrates Syrian rebel groups

      The US-led coalition has spent months engaged in detailed discussions with Syrian opposition figures about how to run...

    31. August 3, 2015

      Obama authorises air strikes in Syria

      The Obama administration has decided to provide air cover to the Syrian rebels it has trained if they come under attack...

    32. August 2, 2015

      Bomb blast kills two Turkish soldiers and wounds dozens

      Two Turkish soldiers were killed early on Sunday in a suicide bombing on a military post at Dogubeyazit, near the Iran...

    33. July 31, 2015

      David Cameron announces measures to tackle Calais migrants crisis

      Extra sniffer dogs and security fencing are to be sent to France, while Ministry of Defence land in Kent will be used...

    34. The Exchange

      July 30, 2015

      Will the Arab states follow Turkey in the fight against Isis?

      After refusing to do so for more than a year, Turkey has finally taken the bit between its teeth and plunged into the...

    35. July 28, 2015

      Q&A: Turkey’s complex battle against Isis

      Turkey has joined the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, stepping up its involvement...

    36. July 28, 2015

      EU hopes to build bridges between Iran and neighbours

      The EU and Iran pledged on Tuesday to deepen relations on issues ranging from energy to terrorism. Diplomats hope the...

    37. July 27, 2015

      Syrian rebels sceptical over Turkey’s push against Isis

      Syrian rebels have cast doubt on Turkey’s plans to confront jihadis, saying Ankara has not given details on how it will...

    38. July 27, 2015

      Erdogan lines up fight on three fronts

      Politics and geopolitics are colliding in Turkey, which has deployed its air force in the fight against the Islamic...

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