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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Student vote in Sana'a

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More...

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    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

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  1. FT Photo Diary

    April 7, 2014

    Polio vaccination Yemen

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a boy on the outskirts of Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, on...

  2. March 25, 2014

    Tribal attacks and lack of investment plague Yemen’s oil industry

    Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country, spent more last year on importing oil than it made from exports for the first time...

  3. February 16, 2014

    Ethiopia uses electricity exports to drive ambition as an African power hub

    In a region where religious differences often lead to political tension and the threat of violence, there is one area where...

  4. February 13, 2014

    West grows wary of Yemen’s Houthis as Shia group’s profile increases

    A scattered collection of rubble, clothes and books is all that remains of the Dar al-Hadith Institute, a Salafist madrassa...

  5. February 4, 2014

    Yemen transition aims for consensus over confrontation

    There are few success stories in the Arab world three years after the uprisings that overthrew many long-time leaders: Syria...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    January 23, 2014

    Faceless protest

    Yahya Arhab/EPA Female followers of the Shia Houthi movement hold a picture of late Shia leader Ahmed Sharafeddin, during a...

  7. January 19, 2014

    Al-Qaeda: on the march

    Al-Qaeda on the march The worst job in the world, western spymasters used to joke, was being number three in al-Qaeda. At...

  8. December 20, 2013

    US sanctions prominent rights activist for alleged al-Qaeda links

    The Qatari head of a prominent Geneva-based human rights group has resigned after being designated by the US government as...

  9. December 20, 2013

    Twelve years on, prisoners of Guantánamo Bay face divergent paths

    As Congress made ready a new law this week that could allow most of the 158 detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay to be...

  10. December 13, 2013

    Bill could repatriate half of Guantánamo Bay prisoners

    More than half of the 160-odd prisoners still held at Guantánamo Bay could be repatriated under new legislation before...

  11. December 13, 2013

    Ransom payments fuel terrorism, says UK Foreign Office

    The Foreign Office has warned that ransom payments to kidnappers around the world are on the increase and that the trend is...

  12. December 13, 2013

    Yemen air strike leaves 15 dead

    SANA’A, December 12 – Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was...

  13. December 6, 2013

    Saudi deportations gain momentum

    Teodros Adhanom, the Ethiopian foreign minister, has turned to Twitter almost every night for the last three weeks to...

  14. December 5, 2013

    Fifteen killed in suicide attack in Yemen

    At least 15 people were killed and 40 injured in Yemen on Thursday after a suicide car bomb exploded at the defence ministry...

  15. October 31, 2013

    Middle East: Against the law

    About once a month for the past year, Moroccan lawyer Reda Oulamine has set aside the tax and corporate cases at his...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 10, 2013

    The cost of a revolution: $800bn

    It'll cost you Commenting on the Russian revolution, Joseph Stalin is alleged to have said, “You can’t make an omelette...

  17. October 8, 2013

    US drone market comes under fire as it tries to take off

    Manufacturers of unmanned aircraft have seen the value of their market soar to more than $5bn in just a few years as the...

  18. October 2, 2013

    Middle East uprisings take more than 140 Twitter characters

    Be wary of the hype. Twitter didn’t topple longstanding dictatorships in the Middle East and north Africa. Thousands of...

  19. The World

    October 2, 2013

    Reporting back: Katrina Manson on Somaliland

    In our Reporting Back series, we ask FT foreign correspondents to tell us about a recent trip. Katrina Manson, the FT’s east...

  20. The World

    September 26, 2013

    In the Picture: Terror in Africa

    Soldiers clear the top floor of the Westgate mall (CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images) As Kenya began three days of national...

  21. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2013

    London headlines

    * China in push to join US-led $4tn services trade talks * GlaxoSmithKline China sales face growing pressure * Iran’s...

  22. September 23, 2013

    Ex-FBI agent jailed over leak of foiled Yemen bomb plot

    A former FBI agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking details of a foiled Yemen bomb plot to the Associated Press after...

  23. September 20, 2013

    Al-Qaeda militants kill 40 soldiers in renewed attacks in Yemen

    Suspected al-Qaeda militants in Yemen launched on Friday their deadliest attacks in more than a year, killing at least 40...

  24. September 6, 2013

    OMV makes Arctic oil discovery

    Austrian oil company OMV has made one of the first big discoveries in a largely unexplored part of the Barents Sea. The...

  25. September 1, 2013

    Yemen PM Mohammed Salem Basindwa escapes assassination attempt

    SANA’A – Unidentified assailants opened fire on the motorcade of Yemen’s prime minister on Saturday, an aide said, in an...

  26. FT Photo Diary

    August 30, 2013

    Anger in Yemen

    Yahya Arhab/EPA Yemeni Shia men shout slogans and hold Syrian flags during a protest in Sanaia, Yemen against a possible...

  27. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2013

    The camel jump in Yemen

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A Bedouin man takes a leap of faith and jumps over three camels delighting visitors to the summer...

  28. August 19, 2013

    Stability, not an election, is what Egypt needs now

    If you are going to intervene in a foreign country, it helps to know what you want to happen. But on Egypt – and Syria, too...

  29. August 10, 2013

    US to reopen most of embassies closed due to security concerns

    WASHINGTON, August 9 – Eighteen of the 19 US embassies closed this month due to worries about potential terrorist attacks...

  30. August 9, 2013

    US security alert belies claim of al-Qaeda’s demise

    A stepped-up campaign of drone strikes in Yemen and diplomatic missions shut in 19 countries, and another on Friday in...

  31. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2013

    Horn of Africa oil: deals start flowing despite legal mess

    By Adam Green of This is Africa This week, a new company – Soma Oil and Gas – signed an exploration deal with the...

  32. August 7, 2013

    Yemen claims al-Qaeda plot foiled

    Yemen claimed on Wednesday to have foiled an al-Qaeda plot to take over one of its ports, the day after US diplomatic staff...

  33. August 7, 2013

    Obama looks for escape from toxic politics of terrorism

    “This war, like other wars, must end,” President Barack Obama insisted in a landmark May address on terrorism. “That is what...

  34. August 6, 2013

    US embassy in Yemen evacuated

    The Pentagon began evacuating personnel from the US embassy in Yemen on Tuesday following a potential al-Qaeda terrorism...

  35. August 6, 2013

    Intercepted al-Qaeda message said to be source of US terror alert

    WASHINGTON - An intercepted secret message between al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    August 5, 2013

    Checkpoint in Sana'a

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A soldier mans a checkpoint in Sana’a. On Monday, Britain and France extended the closure of their...

  37. August 3, 2013

    UK and France close Yemen embassies

    The UK and France have closed their embassies in Yemen amid fears of escalating violence and after the US issued a global...

  38. August 2, 2013

    Washington issues al-Qaeda terror alert

    The US issued a global travel alert on Friday about the potential for terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda and its affiliates,...

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