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    1. The World

      April 22, 2015

      Ukraine conflict attracts foreign fighters - on both sides

      Just like the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the violence in eastern Ukraine is attracting foreign fighters – some with the...

    2. The World

      April 21, 2015

      Europe's migrant crisis in five numbers

      EU officials have come under renewed pressure to take action against flotillas of migrants from Africa following the deaths...

    Special Reports

    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
    2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 20, 2015

      Attacks on Idlib

      A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of...

    2. The World

      April 20, 2015

      Europe's Mediterranean crisis

      When 12 people were murdered by terrorists in the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, earlier this year, more than 2m came out...

    3. April 14, 2015

      Obama to remove Cuba from terror list

      President Barack Obama is to remove Cuba from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, in a move that will further...

    4. April 14, 2015

      Russian financier tightens grip on Gulfsands Petroleum

      A Russian financier and the main shareholder of UK-listed oil explorer Gulfsands Petroleum has tightened his grip on the...

    5. April 13, 2015

      Man charged in connection with preacher’s murder in London

      Prosecutors have charged a man for the murder of a Syrian-born preacher who was shot dead in London last week. Abdul-Hadi...

    6. 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...

    7. April 12, 2015

      French antiterrorism judge leads fight against jihadism

      For Marc Trévidic, the terror attacks that killed 17 in Paris in January hit close to home. As the antiterrorism judge who...

    8. 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...

    9. April 9, 2015

      Isis hackers cut transmission of French broadcaster

      French broadcaster TV5Monde was trying to restore regular programming on Thursday after hackers claiming to be from the...

    10. April 9, 2015

      Isis senses chance to make territorial gains in Syria

      It used all its trademark tactics, setting up sleeper cells and quietly building up a presence. Yet once again the world’s...

    11. April 8, 2015

      Closure of Syria’s last border crossing hits Jordan economy

      The four-lane highway from Amman to Damascus, which was still open to traffic until last week, now ends abruptly at the...

    12. April 1, 2015

      Isis battles for foothold on the edge of Syrian capital

      Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Isis are pushing into a southern district of Damascus in a bid to...

    13. March 31, 2015

      Isis cleared from Tikrit, says Iraq PM

      Iraq’s prime minister declared jihadi forces had been cleared from the centre of the city of Tikrit, just days after US-led...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. March 30, 2015

      Fighters flock back to resurgent al-Nusra

      Jabhat al-Nusra, Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, is once more in the ascendant after being eclipsed by Islamic State of Iraq and...

    17. March 28, 2015

      Islamist groups seize Syrian city of Idlib for first time

      Rebels led by al-Qaeda’s Syrian branch say they have seized control of the northern city of Idlib, the second provincial...

    18. March 28, 2015

      Islamist groups seize Syrian city Idlib for first time

      BEIRUT, March 28 — Islamist groups including al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front have seized the city of Idlib for the first time in...

    19. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: far more Europeans join separatists in Donbas than Isis in Syria

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta This week, St Petersburg hosted a bizarre gathering organized by the Rodina...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      March 27, 2015

      Watching warplanes

      Children look up at warplanes loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad as rebel fighters try to fire at the planes in...

    21. The World

      March 26, 2015

      Saudi - Iran power struggle lays the region to waste

        As Saudi jets launched bombing raids against Yemeni rebel targets, escalating another war in the Middle East, the Sunni...

    22. March 24, 2015

      Canada to join air strikes in Syria

      Canada will join the US and Arab allies in launching air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,...

    23. March 23, 2015

      Perpetual motion a false ideal in UK foreign affairs

      All zones of public discourse have their excesses and irrationalities, but none like foreign policy. In our golden age of...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      March 23, 2015

      Refugees of Syria

      A Syrian woman carries water with her children in a refugee camp in Suruc, in the province of Sanliurfa, Turkey ...

    25. March 20, 2015

      Q&A: Tunisia and Isis

      Tunisian officials said on Friday the two gunmen who killed 21 people at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday had trained in Libya...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    27. March 19, 2015

      The charity that matches surplus medicine with acute need

      Pharmaceuticals executives might not seem the most likely recipients of hospitality from HRH the Prince of Wales. The heir...

    28. The Exchange

      March 18, 2015

      Salman should take new path on Iran

      Saudi Arabia’s new leader King Salman bin Abdulaziz is rapidly re-energising his country’s stagnant foreign policy with the...

    29. March 17, 2015

      Monitors say Assad regime launched gas attack on Syria town

      Fresh allegations emerged on Tuesday of the use of chemical weapons in Syria by Bashar al-Assad’s regime, days after the...

    30. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      Saudi oil: Peak conspiracy

      The oil world’s been full of speculation about the shift of strategy last year by Saudi Arabia which saw it keep the pumps...

    31. March 15, 2015

      Assad must come to negotiating table, says Kerry

      The US is reasserting its willingness to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to end the conflict in Syria...

    32. March 15, 2015

      Iran talks leave Sunni Arabs fretting about Tehran’s influence

      The effrontery with which Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, and his Republican partisans in the US Congress, have...

    33. March 10, 2015

      Isis releases video showing execution of Palestinian

      The militant group Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) has released a video appearing to show the...

    34. March 10, 2015

      Bain Capital goes cyber with $2.4bn Blue Coat deal

      Bain Capital has agreed to acquire Blue Coat Systems in a deal that values the Californian cyber security company at $2.4bn....

    35. March 10, 2015

      US diplomat Samantha Power warns on UK defence cuts

      A senior US diplomat has cautioned that anticipated defence cuts by the UK and other European countries are “very...

    36. March 7, 2015

      New EU Syria sanctions reveal regime collusion with Isis

      A Syrian businessman responsible for orchestrating millions of dollars worth of secret oil and gas trades between the Assad...

    37. March 4, 2015

      Hard to identify concerns now infecting markets

      Markets climb a wall of worry. So what are investors meant to do when everything seems to be fine? Consider the list of...

    38. The Exchange

      March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu brings theatre but few answers

      It would be easy to dismiss the address given Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu to a joint session of...

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