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    1. July 5, 2015

      Iran and world powers edge towards nuclear deal

      Negotiators from Iran and six world powers edged towards a nuclear deal on Sunday as both sides mounted a final diplomatic...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Glencore executives visit Iran for oil talks

      Senior executives from Glencore have met Iranian officials in Tehran ahead of a possible deal on its nuclear programme, in...

    3. July 2, 2015

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guards wary of threat to business interests

      Alarm bells rang for Iranian businessmen in May when the elite Revolutionary Guards cancelled a conference organised by...

    4. July 1, 2015

      Iran eyes $100bn of western investment in oil industry

      Iran is finalising a contract system to secure about $100bn of new oil and gas deals with western companies if sanctions are...

    5. June 30, 2015

      US tries to reassure Middle East allies over Iran nuclear talks

      While diplomats seek a nuclear deal with Tehran, Washington is trying to reassure Middle East allies that it will not let...

    6. June 29, 2015

      Differences remain as Iran nuclear talks reach crunch time

      When negotiators from six world powers meet with Iran in Vienna this week, they will be within touching distance of a...

    7. June 28, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks to miss deadline as differences remain

      Crucial nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna are likely to extend beyond the self-imposed deadline of Tuesday, western...

    8. June 25, 2015

      Obama must hold firm on Iran deal terms

      Four days from now, Iran and a group of leading world powers will reach the much-awaited deadline for a deal to contain...

    9. June 24, 2015

      Hardliners put Iran nuclear deal under pressure

      With just days to go until landmark international nuclear negotiations with Iran reach their end, concerns are rising among...

    10. June 24, 2015

      European oil majors hold Tehran talks

      Executives from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni have met Iranian officials in Tehran to discuss investing in the country’s energy...

    11. June 24, 2015

      Hurdle in Iran nuclear talks harks back to 1980s war with Iraq

      When Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched scud missile attacks on Iranian cities in 1984, the Islamic republic was ill...

    12. June 22, 2015

      Hotel groups eye Iran tourism potential as sanctions deal nears

      In the years before the Islamic revolution in 1979, Tehran’s luxurious hotels were visited by stars such as Elizabeth Taylor...

    13. June 17, 2015

      Saudi defence minister to meet Vladimir Putin for talks on Syria

      Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s defence minister, is travelling to Russia this week as the oil-rich kingdom and...

    14. June 12, 2015

      Censors allow Iran’s book publishers a taste of freedom

      Iran books When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei visited avant-garde publishing houses at a book fair last month, it was the signal...

    15. June 1, 2015

      Iran’s taxi drivers reel from end to fuel subsidies

      Parked up in the hot streets of Tehran and waiting for customers, Ali, a taxi driver, scoffs at the reason given for the...

    16. The World

      May 29, 2015

      Fighting the crisis of liberalism, one suicide-bomber joke at a time

      There are drawbacks to being a satirist from a deeply authoritarian state. Exile is a frequent consequence. But it has its...

    17. May 26, 2015

      Russia says it is not ‘right time’ to deliver missiles to Iran

      Russia says it will not deliver high-end air defence missiles to Iran in the near future, despite last month lifting an...

    18. May 22, 2015

      Mystery deepens over Iranian cargo ships en route to Yemen

      Over the past week, Saudi Arabian and US warships have closely tracked the Iran Shahed, a 3,000-tonne Iranian cargo vessel,...

    19. May 21, 2015

      US sanctions Iraq airline for alleged link with Iran’s Mahan Air

      The US government has added Iraq’s second airline, al-Naser, to a punitive terrorism-linked sanctions list for allegedly...

    20. May 20, 2015

      Good news America: Saudi vies for Great Satan status in Iran

      It’s not quite the Great Satan — at least, not yet. But it’s an enemy that the Iranian regime and the people can unite...

    21. May 19, 2015

      Peugeot and other European groups rev up for return to Tehran

      When western sanctions prevented PSA Peugeot Citroën from supplying cars to Iran three years ago, the French car...

    22. May 13, 2015

      Art replaces adverts in the Islamic Republic

      ‘A Gallery as Big as a Town’, Tehran It’s the first thing I noticed in Tehran. Rather than seethe at the slow-moving...

    23. May 13, 2015

      Yemen ceasefire gets off to shaky start

      A ceasefire in war-torn Yemen got off to a shaky start on Wednesday, with fighting continuing across the country as the...

    24. May 12, 2015

      Obama’s hard truths for the Gulf states on Iran

      If President Barack Obama succeeds in signing a tough and enforceable accord with Iran next month to constrain Tehran’s...

    25. May 12, 2015

      US-Gulf summit a show of ‘Iranophobia’, says Tehran

      Iran has dismissed this week’s Camp David summit between US and Gulf leaders as a show of “Iranophobia” that will have no...

    26. May 10, 2015

      Middle East: The Iran conversation

      Syria’s misery shows no sign of ending; Libya is torn in half; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is making gains in...

    27. May 4, 2015

      Tehran stock exchange prepares for flood of foreign investment

      The Tehran Stock Exchange has not received foreign investment for several years because of sanctions over Iran’s nuclear...

    28. May 1, 2015

      The House of Saud’s embryonic embrace of meritocracy

      It is arguably the world’s most powerful monarchy, but the House of Saud is becoming something of a meritocracy, too. The...

    29. The World

      April 27, 2015

      The Iran deal that never was

      There was a presidential statement in the Rose Garden of the White House. There were joyous celebrations on the streets of...

    30. April 21, 2015

      Iran charges Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian with spying

      The Iranian authorities have charged Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, with espionage for...

    31. April 21, 2015

      Russia’s Lukoil eyes return to Iran once sanctions are lifted

      The head of Lukoil said on Monday that the Russian energy group wanted to return to Iran as soon as sanctions on Tehran are...

    32. April 19, 2015

      French foreign minister criticises Putin for lifting Iranian ban

      France’s foreign minister has warned that Russia’s decision to supply air defence weapons to Iran will strengthen opposition...

    33. April 19, 2015

      US investors feted in Iran despite sanctions uncertainty

      They came as American “tourists” and were startled to receive hugs and even free gifts by people on the streets and in the...

    34. April 19, 2015

      Dubai poised to act as bridgehead for Iranian investment

      When a Dubai-based financier tried to entice a US food manufacturer to set up a joint venture to produce and distribute...

    35. April 15, 2015

      IEA warns of ‘murkier’ oil outlook

      The rebalancing of the global oil market may still be in its early stage with the outlook “only getting murkier”, according...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Russia lifted its self-imposed ban on selling an advanced air-defence systems to...

    37. April 13, 2015

      World no longer listens to the deaf prophets of the west

      As Europe struggles to hold itself together and its nationalist parties preach the virtues of the old nation-state, we find...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email hereAyatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, has accused the US of distorting the...

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