Isis surprise attack wins Syrian rebel territory

Significant push toward Turkish border threatens supply corridor

FT Investigation

Inside Isis Inc series
The Isis economy reaches deep into civilian life within its territories and beyond, forcing even its enemies to do business with it. The FT investigates how the jihadis raise money and spend it, from running a sprawling oil operation to taxing civilians and arms dealing.
– FT correspondents

Specialist ship to join EgyptAir search

French vessel to scour sea for signal from flight recorders

Britain ready to intercept traffickers

Royal Navy poised to crack down on smuggling in Libyan waters

Netanyahu’s choice risks Israel’s future

Lieberman’s move to defence post has polarised the country’s politics

Over 500 migrants rescued in capsize

Five feared dead after wooden fishing boat turns over in Med

Fears of rightwing shift in Israel

Concern over policies after ultranationalist party enters coalition

US sanctions risk misfiring in Lebanon

Moves to limit Hizbollah’s access to finance threaten to undermine a fragile equilibrium

Chief Sunni powers maintain uneasy alliance

Ankara and Riyadh aspire to primacy in the Middle East, an area rife with rivalries

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Terrorism speculation lingers despite no evidence or claim of responsibility

Iraq oil production misses January high

Volume hurt by maintenance, weather, power cuts and budget crisis

Iran’s hardliners hit back at reformists

Senior conservative Ahmad Jannati appointed to lead Experts’ Assembly

The factions behind the fight against Isis

Military success disguises a problem with regional politics

Isis claims responsibility for Syria bombs

Four blasts hit Jableh and three hit Tartus, part of Assad’s stronghold

Tunisia’s Nahda party ditches Islamist tag

Decision marks new milestone in Arab uprisings’ only success story

Data suggest fire onboard EgyptAir flight

Seven warning messages sent in the minutes before A320 went down

Iraqi forces fire on Baghdad protesters

Reports of deaths as supporters of al-Sadr storm Green Zone

‘Difficult’ search begins for MS804 black box

Ships and aircraft sweeping area 290km off Alexandria coast

Egypt tourism suffers air crash blow

Sector hit by political unrest and terror since 2011 revolution

Iran cracks down on Kardashian craze

Hardliners campaign against anti-Islamic modelling conspiracy

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