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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    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

      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 ...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. March 3, 2015

      Syria: Rebels with a lost cause

      Tha’er gave up on the Syrian uprising the day he was ordered to turn his guns on men he had fought alongside for two years....

    17. March 3, 2015

      Explainer: Syria’s militant groups

      Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Seen as the world’s wealthiest and most powerful jihadi group, Isis, or Islamic State,...

    18. March 3, 2015

      Turkey’s regional ambitions evaporate along with friendships

      “We do not care about being alone in the world . . . What we care about is what our people think about us.” So said Recep...

    19. The World

      March 2, 2015

      Israel cannot gain Sunni allies through fear of Iran alone

      Just as talks between Iran and world powers to nail down a deal restricting Tehran’s nuclear programme enter a decisive...

    20. March 1, 2015

      Leading US-backed Syrian rebel group Hazm dissolved

      One of the main US-backed rebel groups in Syria dissolved itself following weeks of clashes with al-Qaeda’s local franchise,...

    21. March 1, 2015

      Security services confront fast-changing terror

      The unmasking of Mohammed Emwazi, a Londoner as Jihadi John, an Isis hostage executioner, has triggered renewed...

    22. March 1, 2015

      Dispute erupts over Tory plan to ban university extremist preachers

      A senior Conservative has accused Vince Cable of trying to water down proposals to ban extremist speakers from university...

    23. February 27, 2015

      UK puts 3,000 extremists on ‘Jihadi John’ watchlist

      British counter-terrorism officials are monitoring 3,000 extremists in the UK who they fear could commit acts of domestic...

    24. February 27, 2015

      Antonello Fava, Italian coastguard

      Lieutenant Antonello Fava, one of the 11,000 Italian coastguards who every day patrol an area of ocean twice as big as the...

    25. February 27, 2015

      Fines, sell-offs and subsidy cuts: life under cash-squeezed Isis

      Once smokers were flogged in Syrian territory ruled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now they are fined about...

    26. February 26, 2015

      Jihadi John revealed as London graduate

      The so-called Jihadi John, the masked figure responsible for some of the most barbaric murders by Isis, has been...

    27. February 25, 2015

      New York men charged with Isis conspiracy

      Three New York residents were arrested on Wednesday on charges of conspiring to support Islamist militants, including two...

    28. February 25, 2015

      Isis and the lure of online violence for jihadi brides

      What’s a teenage girl’s idea of a fairy tale? A love story with a Justin Bieber lookalike? That’s not for everyone. In the...

    29. February 24, 2015

      Isis kidnaps dozens of Assyrian Christians in eastern Syria

      Militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) kidnapped dozens of men, women and children from Syria’s...

    30. February 23, 2015

      Schoolgirls’ disappearance raises questions over radicalisation

      Weaving their way through east London tower blocks, a diverse mix of schoolchildren make their way towards the Bethnal Green...

    31. February 22, 2015

      Turkish troops enter Syria to evacuate historic Suleyman Shah enclave

      Turkey has carried out its biggest intervention to date in Syria, dispatching 572 troops and 100 vehicles to evacuate an...

    32. February 20, 2015

      Three London schoolgirls head for Syria

      Three schoolgirls from east London have flown to Turkey and are thought by the Metropolitan Police to be trying to join...

    33. February 20, 2015

      Lebanese border crackdown adds to the agony of refugees from Syria

      Syria’s refugee crisis After a month trying to cross into Lebanon, one Syrian man’s search for refuge ended last week in a...

    34. February 20, 2015

      Pentagon reveals plans to retake Mosul from Isis

      The Pentagon took the unusual step on Thursday of disclosing plans for an Iraqi-led attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq’s...

    35. February 19, 2015

      Isis is not about Islam, says Obama

      Violent extremists in Syria and Iraq have nothing to do with Islam, President Barack Obama said on Thursday, as he tried to...

    36. February 19, 2015

      Slaughter of Egyptians signals Isis intent in Libya

      With porous borders, a plentiful supply of weapons and Europe a boat ride away, the vast and largely ungoverned state of...

    37. February 18, 2015

      The hideous dialectic of Isis savagery

      Last weekend’s ritualised slaughter of Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya by masked jihadis adhering to the...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 18, 2015

      Will Russia and China ride to Greece's rescue?

      Whenever some hapless country has a debt crisis these days, rescue negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

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