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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. July 25, 2015

      Turkey expands air strikes against Isis to include Kurdish separatist bases

      Turkey has conducted a second night of air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis in...

    6. July 24, 2015

      Turkey takes off gloves in battle against Isis

      Turkey waded into battle against jihadis in Syria on Friday while launching a broad security crackdown at home, in a...

    7. July 23, 2015

      Turkey to allow US anti-Isis strikes

      Turkey has agreed to allow US forces to launch strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, from...

    8. July 22, 2015

      To balance the nuclear deal, defeat Isis and confront Iran

      In the next couple of months, the US Congress will debate whether the Iranian nuclear deal is likely to work as arms...

    9. July 22, 2015

      Isis bombing poses political dilemma for Turkey

      The bomb that ripped through a Kurdish cultural centre in Suruc near Turkey’s border with Syria on Monday was no random...

    10. July 22, 2015

      Men in Assad’s Syria eschew army for Iran-backed militias

      The recruiter in central Syria did not hide the grim facts behind his job offer: Around half of those who joined his...

    11. July 21, 2015

      Hammond warns of Russian agility in crises

      Philip Hammond has warned that western powers are at a disadvantage in dealing with Russia because of their...

    12. July 21, 2015

      Turkey links Isis to border town slaughter

      Turkey’s prime minister says there is a “strong likelihood” that the bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greek banks opened for the first time in three weeks on Monday in an attempt to bolster savers’ confidence in the...

    14. July 20, 2015

      EU falls short on asylum quota scheme

      The EU’s attempt to spread the burden of asylum seekers arriving in Greece and Italy has suffered another setback when...

    15. July 20, 2015

      Isis to cut private internet access in parts of Syria

      The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has ordered the shutdown of private internet access in the Syrian stronghold...

    16. July 20, 2015

      Blast kills up to 30 in south Turkey

      As many as 30 people have been killed and about 76 hurt in an explosion in the town of Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border...

    17. July 20, 2015

      David Cameron targets advocates of extremist ideology

      Ministers and the police should move to eradicate extremist ideology even in cases that do not break the law, David...

    18. July 19, 2015

      David Cameron opens economic front against homegrown jihadis

      David Cameron will announce a review into boosting opportunities for young people from ethnic minorities as he seeks to...

    19. July 18, 2015

      Saudi Arabia says it is holding 431 Islamic State suspects

      DUBAI, July 18 — Saudi Arabia has arrested 431 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State cells and thwarted...

    20. July 17, 2015

      ‘The Crossing’, by Samar Yazbek

      Samar Yazbek is no ordinary Syrian dissident. Brave, rebellious and passionate in her advocacy of democratic change,...

    21. July 17, 2015

      Downing Street defends role of UK pilots in Syria air strikes

      Downing Street has defended the use of British pilots in bombing raids against Islamist militants in Syria without...

    22. July 16, 2015

      UK reveals offences by diplomats

      A Saudi Arabian embassy employee in the UK was shielded by diplomatic immunity from being prosecuted for developing...

    23. July 16, 2015

      The fate of a febrile Middle East is in Iran’s hands

      The historic deal over Iran’s nuclear programme has taken years to negotiate; its repercussions will likewise take...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      July 16, 2015

      New clothes in Damascus

      Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of...

    25. July 16, 2015

      Indonesia on alert over lure of Isis

      A large gang of men, dressed in camouflage and wielding heavy machine guns, smile at the camera. One waves a black...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      July 15, 2015

      Hitting the road

      Migrants from Syria walk on a street along the borderline near Presevo, a southern Serbian border town with Macedonia,...

    27. July 14, 2015

      PM seeks Labour backing for bombing campaign in Syria

      Three of Labour’s most senior MPs made a rare appearance at the government’s National Security Council on Tuesday as...

    28. The World

      July 14, 2015

      Historic nuclear deal is victory for pragmatism in Tehran

      The day after Vienna won’t look different. More blood will be spilled in the Middle East; more pain will be inflicted....

    29. July 13, 2015

      Cameron orders more SAS and drone missions against Isis

      David Cameron has directed defence chiefs to escalate SAS and drone missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

    30. July 10, 2015

      Turkey steps up operations against Isis

      Police have launched raids across Istanbul and several other Turkish provinces, arresting at least 21 alleged Islamic...

    31. July 10, 2015

      Indonesia investigates Isis link to pilots

      Authorities in Indonesia are investigating two former pilots thought to have been radicalised by supporters of the...

    32. July 8, 2015

      The ‘name game’ for Syria after Assad

      Here we go again. Talk of a Syrian regime collapse is back in vogue, whispers of this long-awaited demise are doing the...

    33. July 7, 2015

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

      The final deadline is almost upon us for the US and five other powers to reach a deal with Iran to constrain its...

    34. July 7, 2015

      Darroch steps down as Cameron’s national security adviser

      David Cameron’s national security adviser is to leave his post after three and a half years, to be replaced by the UK’s...

    35. 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...

    36. July 3, 2015

      Terrorism: Radical shift

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

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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