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    1. February 11, 2016

      US seeks tougher sanctions on North Korea

      After imposing punishing sanctions on Iran that eventually pushed Tehran into nuclear concessions, the US Congress is...

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      February 9, 2016

      Iran faces a bumpy road back to global energy markets

      President Hassan Rouhani’s attempts to reform the oil sector in Iran are essential for the Iranian economy but are...

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    1. February 8, 2016

      Iran to keep most unfrozen overseas assets in foreign banks

      Iran plans to keep most of the $100bn in assets it holds in foreign banks out of the country now the funds have been...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Peugeot agrees deal to revive Iran partnership

      PSA Peugeot Citroën is to contribute more than €400m-worth of compensation to Iran’s biggest carmaker for losses it...

    3. February 3, 2016

      A dangerous moment for Iran’s theocrats

      For a theocracy, Iran has a remarkable number of elections. But the theocrats are taking no chances. Now that the...

    4. January 31, 2016

      British regulators help Iranian banks come in from the cold

      Top UK regulators are trying to help three Iranian-owned banks reintegrate into the financial system after years of...

    5. January 28, 2016

      Iran Air to buy 118 Airbus jets

      Iran Air on Thursday agreed to buy 118 aircraft from Airbus, including 12 A380s, marking the country’s return to the...

    6. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Peugeot signs binding contract with Iranian group

      PSA Peugeot Citroen became the first western company on Thursday to sign a binding contract with an Iranian group...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      January 25, 2016

      Colourful economy

      An Iranian man sells colorful ropes at the Tehrans old Bazaar, the place where the main economy trades take place, in...

    8. January 25, 2016

      Iran seeks investment in capital markets

      Iranian fund managers hope to give overseas investors more exposure to the country’s equities after the lifting of many...

    9. January 24, 2016

      Iran plans to buy 114 Airbus jets on Rouhani’s Europe visit

      Iran is planning to sign a contract with European aircraft maker Airbus to buy 114 planes in what would be the first...

    10. January 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Iranian president’s overseas mission

      For the first time in more than a decade, an Iranian president is going to visit two European states this week, which...

    11. January 22, 2016

      The blunt weapon of sanctions needs a little oil

      One of the comic sights in Tehran for years has been the way that small restaurants have reinvented the great brands of...

    12. January 22, 2016

      Flight of bearded vulture lifts spirits of Iran environmentalists

      The Huma, or bearded vulture, is a native of Iran’s remote northern mountains and a symbol of good luck in Persian...

    13. January 20, 2016

      John Kerry and Javad Zarif set an example in the Middle East

      They’re the odd couple in curious diplomatic harmony, two affable men who struck a relationship that transcended the...

    14. January 19, 2016

      Lord Lamont made UK’s trade envoy to Iran

      Lord Lamont has been appointed as the UK’s trade envoy to Iran as part of a wider government attempt to reverse...

    15. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      'Drowning': Huge strains on oil market, warns IEA

      The oil market “could drown in oversupply” as production continues to overshoot demand, paving the way for a further...

    16. January 18, 2016

      Xi faces diplomatic test on first Middle East visit

      Xi Jinping is due to begin his first presidential visit to the Middle East on Tuesday in what promises to be a tricky...

    17. January 18, 2016

      Last-minute airport hitch testifies to lingering Iran-US mistrust

      Even in the final moments, the delicate plans were in danger of collapse. US and Iranian officials had announced on...

    18. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Daimler returns to Iranian market

      Daimler has signed letters of intent with two Iranian companies as it returns to the country in the wake of the lifting...

    19. Brussels Blog

      January 18, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Iran and the new Great Game

      This is Monday’s edition of our new morning Brussels Briefing. To get it every day in your email inbox, sign up here....

    20. January 17, 2016

      US and Iran swap prisoners ahead of nuclear deal

      Iran said on Saturday it had swapped four dual nationality prisoners for seven Iranians being held in the US. The...

    21. January 16, 2016

      Iran sanctions lifted

      Many of the international sanctions that have strangled the Iranian economy over the past decade have been lifted,...

    22. January 12, 2016

      Airbus poised to re-enter Iranian passenger jet market

      Airbus is poised to re-enter the Iranian aircraft market as the international community prepares to lift sanctions that...

    23. January 10, 2016

      Cairo meeting raises pressure on Iran

      Arab foreign ministers accused Iran of undermining regional security by interfering in the Middle East, as Riyadh...

    24. January 7, 2016

      The Saudi-Iran paradox that haunts the west

      The reaction of the US and European policymakers to the confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been visibly...

    25. January 6, 2016

      The Middle East schism threatens more ruin in 2016

      It was an image I’d seen many times in the past but in the last days of 2015 it was unusually refreshing. A glittering...

    26. January 6, 2016

      Saudi embassy attack prompts anti-hardliner backlash in Iran

      The latest political crisis between Tehran and Riyadh has prompted a backlash against hardliners in Iran. Ordinary...

    27. January 5, 2016

      Middle East pays the price for a poorer, weaker House of Saud

      For all the sectarian differences between Saudi Arabia and Iran, what divides the two countries most may be the thing...

    28. The Exchange

      January 5, 2016

      Saudi clash with Iran rashly complicates Mideast affairs

      Even before the rash decision to execute the Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, the Middle East was being riven by failed...

    29. January 4, 2016

      The folly of Saudi Arabia’s battle with Iran

      The diplomatic rupture between Saudi Arabia and Iran marks an ominous start to 2016 for the Middle East. Rivalry...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      January 4, 2016

      Tehran protests

      An Iranian woman holds up a poster showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shia cleric who was...

    31. January 4, 2016

      Oil prices have rollercoaster ride as Saudi Arabia cuts ties with Iran

      Oil prices swung violently on the first trading day of 2016 as traders weighed weak economic data from China and...

    32. January 4, 2016

      SapuraKencana predicts oil price will take two years to recover

      One of Asia’s leading oilfield services groups has warned it expects crude prices to stay at sharply lower levels for...

    33. January 4, 2016

      Saudi police kill one in execution backlash

      Clashes between Saudi security forces and protesters in the wake of the execution of a prominent Shia cleric have...

    34. January 4, 2016

      Iran’s hardliners seize on embassy attack anger to weaken Rouhani

      They took selfies and posted cheery photos on social media as if they found setting ablaze the Saudi embassy in Tehran...

    35. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Oil swings amid Mideast tensions, China data

      Oil prices fluctuated on Monday, torn between worsening relations between big Middle Eastern powers and weakening...

    36. January 4, 2016

      Bahrain and Sudan sever diplomatic ties with Iran

      Bahrain and Sudan on Monday followed the lead of their Sunni ally Saudi Arabia and severed relations with Iran, as the...

    37. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      UAE downgrades diplomatic ties to Iran

      The United Arab Emirates downgraded its diplomatic representation in Iran, but stopped short of cutting ties. The...

    38. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Sudan severs Iran ties over cleric execution

      Sudan on Monday followed Bahrain in severing ties with Iran and expelling the country’s ambassador to express...

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