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    1. January 28, 2015

      Hizbollah and Israeli strikes leave 3 dead

      Hizbollah attacked a Israeli military convoy on Wednesday morning, prompting Israel’s military to strike targets in southern...

    2. January 28, 2015

      A tipping point for Japan’s foreign policy

      In Japan “I am Kenji” has replaced “I am Charlie” as the rallying cry of choice. The Kenji in question is Kenji Goto, a...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Freeing Kobani

      A Kurdish fighter smiles as he drives a car in the centre of the Syrian border town of Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab, on...

    4. January 27, 2015

      Obama rekindles relations with conservative Saudi Arabia

      Nearly four years after the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, President Barack Obama cut short an overseas trip on...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Israel fears retaliation as rockets from Syria hit Golan Heights

      Israel’s military said that at least two rockets hit its territory in the sensitive Golan Heights border region after midday...

    6. January 26, 2015

      Kurds claim victory over Isis in Kobani

      Kurdish forces said they have wrested back control of the Syrian border city of Kobani, the site of a four-month battle...

    7. January 26, 2015

      EU terror chief warns on handling of Syria returnees

      Throwing thousands of European Muslims into prison as they return from fighting in Syria and Iraq would be a grave mistake...

    8. January 24, 2015

      Japan condemns apparent Isis execution

      Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and called for the immediate release of a Japanese journalist held by...

    9. January 23, 2015

      Davos 2015: Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

      There was something symbolic about the warmth of the reception afforded to Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the president...

    10. January 23, 2015

      New generation sets Saudi throne in line for historic shift

      Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s new king, moved swiftly to end speculation about future succession on Friday,...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      January 21, 2015

      Iranian mourners

      Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Japan battles to contain hostage crisis

      The Japanese government said on Wednesday it was taking “every possible measure” to secure the release of two of its...

    13. January 20, 2015

      Iran threatens to retaliate for Israel attack in Syria

      Iran on Tuesday threatened to retaliate in response to an Israel attack in southern Syria on Sunday that killed an Iranian...

    14. January 20, 2015

      Renewed flames of Sunni-Shia conflict threaten to engulf Middle East

      When the radical totalitarians of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, burst out of eastern Syria into...

    15. January 20, 2015

      Isis threatens to kill two Japanese hostages and demands $200m

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives $200m within 72...

    16. January 19, 2015

      Tunisia: Pointing ahead

      Between the ages of 86 and 88, Beji Caid Sebsi founded a political party, won two elections, including one for the...

    17. January 19, 2015

      Tensions rise between Israel and Hizbollah

      Tensions between Israel and the Iranian-backed militant organisation Hizbollah have mounted following an Israeli helicopter...

    18. January 19, 2015

      Malaysia on alert over extremist preaching

      Malaysian police are monitoring religious schools for signs they may have become “breeding grounds” for Islamist extremists,...

    19. January 18, 2015

      Mideast turmoil biggest threat to Europe since cold war, warns ex-spy chief

      Turmoil and terrorism in the Middle East are as grave a security threat to Europe as that posed by the Soviet Union during...

    20. January 18, 2015

      UK insurance fund to review terrorism cover for business

      Recent terror attacks such as the ­Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris have prompted the UK’s insurance scheme that ­compensates...

    21. January 18, 2015

      The digital flaw in the fight against jihadism

      In the aftermath of the terrorist outrages in Paris, many Europeans will be asking whether their security services have the...

    22. January 18, 2015

      Shipping companies warn of migrant rescue risks

      The Torm Lotte typically carries oil or chemicals. But last summer, the Danish tanker diverted from its route in the...

    23. January 16, 2015

      Belgian jihadi’s father says ‘They treat us as traitors’

      Six weeks ago, Boujemaa, a 50-year-old printer, reported to the police that his son had gone missing from his home in the...

    24. January 16, 2015

      Fifteen arrested in suspected plot against Belgian police

      Belgian anti-terror raids Belgian prosecutors said 15 people have been arrested in a series of raids against suspected...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the 6am Cut)

      Sign up here to receive the email. Asian markets have been roiled by Switzerland’s central bank scrapping the Swiss franc’s...

    26. January 15, 2015

      Paris killings show the challenges for security services

      Their telephone calls had been monitored, their training at Yemeni terror camps logged and their association with firebrand...

    27. January 15, 2015

      Rise of the armchair terrorist tracker

      On New Year’s Eve, Pieter Van Ostaeyen hung out with his brother’s family before skipping the midnight celebrations and...

    28. January 13, 2015

      Refugee charity helps educate Syria’s ‘lost generation’

      Standing outside her muddied tent, Layal cannot remember how old she is. She cannot tell how many months it has been since...

    29. January 12, 2015

      US military Twitter account hacked

      Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a group...

    30. January 12, 2015

      Youth centre gives hope to Syrian teens

      Amena used to spend her days watching helicopters drop “barrel” bombs from the sky. Getting back to the normal teenage...

    31. January 12, 2015

      UK’s passport plans spark human rights fears

      Plans to block UK jihadis returning home from the Middle East are likely to result in human rights violations, MPs and peers...

    32. January 10, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo suspect may be in Syria

      Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, the most wanted remaining suspect in connection with the Charlie Hebdo killings, may have fled to...

    33. January 8, 2015

      Britain at risk of Paris-style attacks, warns MI5

      Syrian-based terrorists are planning attacks in the UK similar to the one that killed 12 people at French satirical magazine...

    34. January 8, 2015

      Be glad someone had the courage to be Charlie

      Je ne suis pas Charlie. I am not Charlie, I am not brave enough. Across the world, and certainly across Twitter, people are...

    35. January 7, 2015

      Charlie Hebdo: The questions left by Paris terror attack

      With 12 dead and two gunmen still on the loose in France, many questions remain about the brutal armed assault on the...

    36. January 5, 2015

      The Isis economy: Meet the new boss

      At first glance, Iraq’s second city of Mosul looks like a model of success for its new rulers from the Islamic State of Iraq...

    37. January 5, 2015

      A false history supports the jihadi myth

      The jihadi fighters who declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria last June have little in common with the average westerner,...

    38. January 5, 2015

      Saudi attack raises fears of jihadi violence overspill

      A suicide assault in northern Saudi Arabia killed three members of the security forces in the early hours of Monday morning,...

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