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  1. August 19, 2014

    Houthi Shia rebels threaten Yemen’s transition to democracy

    An offensive by a militant Shia movement in Yemen that has taken its fighters to within 50km of the capital has reignited...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 18, 2014

    Anti-government protest held in Yemen

    Khaled Abdullah/Reuters A follower of the Shia Muslim Houthi group attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of...

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  1. beyondbrics

    August 13, 2014

    Guest post: turmoil laps around the Gulf, but prospects remain bright

    By John Sfakianakis Gaza, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt are all part of a region which has been consumed by anarchy,...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 30, 2014

    Fueling the fire at Yemeni protest

    Yahya Arhab/EPA Yemeni’s pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana’a, Yemen. The Yemeni...

  3. The A-List

    July 15, 2014

    Foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq are a worry but the west needs to rethink the role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

    The most strident debate among western intelligence agencies is whether the reported thousands of foreign fighters involved...

  4. July 8, 2014

    Two British men plead guilty to terror charges

    Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have admitted terror charges. Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    June 26, 2014

    The writing on the wall

    Yahya Arhab/EPA An artist paints on a wall during a graffiti campaign on social and political conflicts in Sana’a, Yemen....

  6. FT Photo Diary

    June 20, 2014

    Yemen's homeless migrants

    Yahya Arhab/EPA Homeless African refugees gather at a temporary shelter beside a road on World Refugee Day in Sanaa, Yemen ...

  7. The A-List

    June 17, 2014

    Unite to stop the Isis crisis engulfing the Muslim world

    The meltdown of the Iraqi state, resulting from the military successes of renegade Sunni extremist group Islamic State of...

  8. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  9. May 6, 2014

    Economies hit by Arab uprisings begin to improve, says IMF

    The International Monetary Fund is seeing the first signs of good news from Arab states undergoing political change after...

  10. beyondbrics

    May 6, 2014

    Guest post: making India an easier place to do business

    By Ravi Venkatesan India will soon have a new government and prime minister. That new leader will not have to do much to woo...

  11. May 5, 2014

    French security contractor shot dead in Sana’a as violence against foreigners rises

    A member of the EU’s delegation in Yemen was shot and killed in Sana’a on Monday, in the second attack on western embassy...

  12. April 23, 2014

    Attacks on suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen spark reprisal fears

    The killing of dozens of people in co-ordinated attacks apparently aimed at denting the capabilities of Yemen’s al-Qaeda...

  13. beyondbrics

    April 22, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Asia stocks subdued in thin trade | Tensions in Ukraine fuel caution in equity markets, while yen retreats...

  14. April 19, 2014

    Air strike kills 13 suspected militants in central Yemen

    SANA'A, April 19 – An air strike killed 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda on...

  15. 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...

  16. beyondbrics

    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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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