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      A nuclear deal will not banish the Middle East’s demons

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    1. Year in the Arab World

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greece has rejected a compromise with international creditors in the referendum held on Sunday, raising serious doubts about...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Terrorism: Radical shift

      The odd thing about Seifeddine Rezgui, recalls Fadi Saidi, a computer science student at Tunisia’s Kairouan university, was...

    3. July 3, 2015

      Godfathers fight for a piece of the action on Syrian TV

      Syrian television is making viewers an offer they can’t refuse: two rival versions of The Godfather fighting to dominate the...

    4. July 2, 2015

      RAF faces struggle to find extra firepower after cuts

      The admission by the UK government that it would not increase the small number of combat aircraft committed to the fight...

    5. July 2, 2015

      UK air strikes against Isis in Syria move closer

      British air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria have moved closer after the government said it was time to consider...

    6. July 2, 2015

      Cameron steps up the UK’s fight against Isis

      David Cameron has never been slow to point out the danger posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis,...

    7. July 1, 2015

      Michael Fallon raises possibility of new vote on Syria air raids

      The defence secretary has said it is “illogical” not to bomb Islamist militants in Syria, in an apparent attempt to prepare...

    8. July 1, 2015

      Election of Turkish speaker signals coalition progress

      Turkey’s new parliament elected Ismet Yilmaz, a deputy of the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP), as its new...

    9. July 1, 2015

      Hashtag war erupts between Saudi supporters and opponents of Isis

      A war of words has erupted on Twitter between Saudis trying to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of militant...

    10. June 30, 2015

      Turkey considers setting up safe zone inside Syria

      Turkey said on Tuesday it was considering the establishment of a safe zone inside Syria but would not make any moves without...

    11. June 30, 2015

      US tries to reassure Middle East allies over Iran nuclear talks

      While diplomats seek a nuclear deal with Tehran, Washington is trying to reassure Middle East allies that it will not let...

    12. June 30, 2015

      It will take a coalition to defeat the Isis ‘caliphate’

      The caliphate declared one year ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seemed a vainglorious boast at the time but...

    13. June 29, 2015

      Jordan to set up buffer zone in southern Syria

      Jordan is preparing to set up a security zone in southern Syria to prevent a jihadi victory in the area, carving out the...

    14. June 29, 2015

      Domestic politics hinder development of Lebanon’s gas sector

      It faces maritime border disputes, regional rivals and is surrounded by a country engulfed in civil war. Yet the main...

    15. June 27, 2015

      Greece must be saved from political, economic and social collapse

      In spite of the recklessness of its radical leftist-led government, in spite of the failures of the political classes that...

    16. June 27, 2015

      Tunisia closes mosques amid security crackdown

      At least 15 Britons have been identified among the 39 people killed in Friday’s terrorist attack at a beach resort in...

    17. June 24, 2015

      Isis destroys two shrines near Palmyra

      Militants of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) have blown up two ancient shrines near eastern Syria’s historic...

    18. June 24, 2015

      UK ministers fear effect of Calais migrants on referendum debate

      Television footage of migrants trying to conceal themselves in British cars near the UK border is an image that ministers...

    19. June 24, 2015

      Syria edges towards partition

      On a visit to Syria early this month, Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds force of the Islamic...

    20. June 23, 2015

      Syria: A fight for credibility

      Under a cloud of cigarette smoke, Syrian rebels crowded in a Jordanian safe house debate methods to ease tensions with a...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      June 23, 2015

      Playing at war

      Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in the south of Kobane in Syria ...

    22. June 22, 2015

      President Erdogan kicks off Turkish coalition talks

      When they stripped President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of his parliamentary majority earlier this month, Turkish voters set their...

    23. June 21, 2015

      Tetronics wins UK mandate for chemical weapons disposal project

      A small UK company owned by private investors including former Jarvis chief Paris Moayedi has been commissioned by the...

    24. June 19, 2015

      The challenge Isis poses for Britain’s Muslims

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, is a murderous group which believes the west is decadent, democracy is...

    25. FT Data

      June 19, 2015

      A modern Greek tragedy – the crisis years in context

      Keith Fray and Valentina Romei During the six years from 2007 to 2013 the annual output of the Greek economy fell by over 26...

    26. June 19, 2015

      Druze pressure Israel to help besieged Syrians

      On a hilltop in the occupied Golan Heights, members of Israel’s Druze minority gather to peer through binoculars at the...

    27. June 19, 2015

      British Muslims urged to do more to resist extremism

      David Cameron will call on British Muslims to do more to stamp out radicalism in their own communities as the prime minister...

    28. June 18, 2015

      Isis imposes fuel blockade on rebel-held northern Syria

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is blocking oil sales to northern Syria, activists say, unleashing an economic...

    29. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom and...

    30. June 17, 2015

      Where Europe’s holidaymakers meet the boat people of the Mediterranean

      It was not such a startling outburst from Luca Zaia. The Northern League anti-immigration governor of Veneto was not known...

    31. June 17, 2015

      Erdogan succumbs to the fog of politics

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant this week suffered another defeat at the hands of Syrian Kurdish fighters who...

    32. June 16, 2015

      YPG’s Tel Abyad victory changes the game for Syria’s Kurds

      Syria’s Kurdish forces predicted on Monday that they would need days to take control of Tel Abyad, a strategic border town...

    33. The World

      June 16, 2015

      Leaving Greece to its own devices is not an option

      Spectators of the debt drama starring Greece and its eurozone creditors are shuffling uncomfortably in their seats. They do...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      June 15, 2015

      Arriving in Turkey

      A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in...

    35. June 15, 2015

      Kurds take Isis-held Syrian town with coalition backing

      Kurdish-led forces have seized the Syrian border crossing of Tel Abyad, blocking the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      June 10, 2015

      Crossing borders

      The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border...

    37. June 8, 2015

      Battling Isis: A long campaign ahead

      When jihadi forces over-ran Iraq’s strategic city of Ramadi last month, officials and analysts rushed to explain how...

    38. June 8, 2015

      Timeline: Key moments since Isis took Mosul

      March 10 2014 Security personnel abandon their posts as Isis forces overrun military bases, police stations and the airport...

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