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    1. 21 hours ago

      Houthi rebels defy Saudi air raids to advance on Aden

      Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels pushed hard into the southern city of Aden. The move showed that the Shia group had no...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by announcing a...

    3. March 29, 2015

      Saudi intervention risks all-out civil war in Yemen

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in the conflict in Yemen sends a strong signal to Iran, its rival for regional power....

    4. March 29, 2015

      US counters Iran as Middle East conundrum confronts Obama

      As the US closes in on a possible nuclear deal with Tehran that could end decades of estrangement with the west, the Obama...

    5. March 28, 2015

      Arab League agrees to set up joint force to counter Iran and Isis

      Arab leaders meeting at a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh have agreed to the creation of a joint military...

    6. March 28, 2015

      Yemen’s ousted president vetoes ceasefire

      Yemen’s ousted president Abd-Rabbu Hadi has effectively vetoed calls for a ceasefire in the war-torn country, saying air...

    7. March 27, 2015

      Yemen strikes are test of youthful Saudi defence minister

      As Saudi jets pummelled Houthi rebel targets around the Yemeni capital Sana’a, Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud was...

    8. March 27, 2015

      Houthi rebels clash with Saudi troops on Yemen’s northern border

      Shia Houthi rebels clashed with Saudi military units on Yemen’s northern border on Friday. The rebels vowed to intensify...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Airlines are toughening up rules after French prosecutors said the co-pilot of...

    10. March 27, 2015

      Stock benchmarks firm after wobbly week

      Friday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks rebounded, putting an end to a sour week for equities as oil prices dipped and...

    11. March 26, 2015

      Sound and fury over UK’s AIIB membership signifies very little

      Understandably, David Cameron ignored Foreign Office advice in signing the UK up to membership of the Asian Infrastructure...

    12. March 26, 2015

      Saudi intervention adds heat to regional cold war

      Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen’s civil conflict has turned up the heat on the simmering cold war that has...

    13. March 26, 2015

      Decades of deadly conflict will spread across the Middle East

      The modern Middle East is like 17th-century Europe, enmeshed in violent and costly, political and religious struggles within...

    14. March 26, 2015

      Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh behind Houthis’ rise

      When fighting broke out in the strategic port of Aden between militias aligned with Yemen’s president and a local army unit,...

    15. 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...

    16. March 26, 2015

      Oil pares gains after air strikes jump

      Crude prices pared their gains in afternoon trading on Thursday after Saudi Arabia-led air strikes on the Yemeni capital and...

    17. The Exchange

      March 26, 2015

      The Middle East Takes Another Turn for the Worse

      It was nearly a year ago when I first compared the modern Middle East to 17th-century Europe, saying that the region was...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      March 26, 2015

      Air strikes on Sana'a

      People search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sana’a Airport, Yemen. Saudi...

    19. March 26, 2015

      Gold still has its haven cachet

      If gold hadn’t rallied on Thursday, you’d wonder if it ever would again. For the conditions were nigh on perfect for a...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Gulf stocks slide on Saudi action in Yemen

      Gulf stock markets have plunged after Saudi Arabia launched overnight air strikes in Yemen to prop up the struggling...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Oil price surges as Saudis launch air strikes in Yemen

      The price of oil rose on Thursday as Saudi jets bombed Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital, raising fears that the civil...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies launched air strikes againstHouthi fighters...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Gulf states launch air strikes in Yemen

      Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation involving air strikes in Yemen against Houthi...

    24. March 23, 2015

      Saudis vow ‘necessary measures’ in Yemen if peace talks fail

      Saudi Arabia pledged on Monday that “necessary measures” could be taken to end the conflict in Yemen after the country’s...

    25. March 22, 2015

      Q&A: Yemen’s slide into civil war

      Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement cemented its control of Taiz, the country’s third largest city, after declaring a “general...

    26. March 20, 2015

      Suicide bomb kills 126 in Yemen mosque attack

      Suicide bombers killed more than 100 worshippers at Friday prayers in two mosques in Yemen’s capital frequented by...

    27. March 19, 2015

      Yemen fighting escalates leaving six dead

      Yemen descended further towards civil war on Thursday as fighting escalated in the strategic port city of Aden and an...

    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. FT Photo Diary

      March 10, 2015

      Protest on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier

      Supporters of Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh, the son of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, gather at the Monument of the...

    30. March 5, 2015

      John Kerry reassures nervous Gulf allies on Iran nuclear deal

      The US is not seeking a “grand bargain” with Iran, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said in Riyadh on Thursday as he...

    31. 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...

    32. February 26, 2015

      UN and Gulf back Yemeni president Hadi amid fears of civil war

      The UN and Gulf states have thrown their support behind Abd-Rabbu Hadi, Yemen’s ousted president, and called on the Houthi...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Yemen on brink of civil war, warns UN

      Yemen is descending into civil war as a backlash against the takeover of the government by Shia Houthi rebels becomes...

    34. February 11, 2015

      Yemen rebels seize US embassy equipment

      Rebels in Yemen seized vehicles owned by the US government on Wednesday after American diplomats closed the embassy and fled...

    35. February 6, 2015

      Houthis take control of Yemeni government

      Houthi rebels formalised their power grab in Yemen on Friday, dissolving parliament and announcing the beginning of a “new...

    36. February 2, 2015

      Tunisia forms coalition in advance from autocracy

      Tunisia has announced a new coalition cabinet, the next step in the transformation from autocracy to parliamentary...

    37. January 25, 2015

      US struggles to keep up drone strikes as chaos engulfs Yemen

      The US is pushing to maintain a military campaign in Yemen against al-Qaeda militants despite the political chaos that has...

    38. January 24, 2015

      Thousands of Yemenis stage anti-Houthi protest in Sana'a

      SANA'A, Jan 24 — Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets on Saturday in the biggest demonstration yet against the Houthi...

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