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  1. September 18, 2014

    Court rejects EU’s freeze on assets of Iran central bank

    The EU’s initial freeze on the assets of Iran’s central bank has been struck out in court, calling into question the bloc’s...

  2. September 18, 2014

    For or against Isis, Iran must make its choice

    As John Kerry, US secretary of state, works to build a coalition to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as...

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  1. Nick Butler

    September 16, 2014

    The political implications of the falling oil price

    The Brent oil price has now fallen by 15 per cent in less than three months and is now below the psychologically important...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Guest post: Exotic among exotics, Iran shares cast a spell

    By Faisal Ghori, author The best performing stock market in the world in 2013 was up 130 per cent last year*. The country...

  3. September 15, 2014

    Think Lebanon rather than D-Day in campaign against Isis

    From US air power above to the grassroots intelligence contacts of Turkish, Kurdish and Iranian security apparatus on the...

  4. September 8, 2014

    Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei has prostate surgery

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader and ultimate decision maker, underwent prostate surgery on Monday, according...

  5. August 29, 2014

    Choose enemies carefully but be less picky about allies

    Perhaps the most duplicated photograph in diplomatic history shows Chairman Mao Zedong smiling benignly at Henry Kissinger,...

  6. August 27, 2014

    Syria’s opposition should steel itself to wait, not fight

    Professional mediators maintain that parties to a conflict have an incentive to enter serious negotiations only when they...

  7. August 24, 2014

    Iran claims to have shot down Israeli drone

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claimed on Sunday they had downed an Israeli drone that was allegedly trying to spy on a major...

  8. August 20, 2014

    Iraq’s elusive political consensus

    After weeks of alarm over the lightning advance of a brutal, transnational jihadi group in Iraq, a nation fearing for its...

  9. August 10, 2014

    Iranian passenger aircraft crashes in Tehran

    An Iranian passenger aircraft flying from Tehran crashed immediately after taking off, killing most of the passengers and...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were in day two of a rebound as investors took an optimistic view that problems in Portugal’s...

  11. July 14, 2014

    A dose of realism is needed to resolve Iran’s nuclear crisis

    By Sunday, the world will know whether Tehran and six world powers have found a path towards a peaceful resolution of the...

  12. June 27, 2014

    Iraq makes awkward allies of US enemies

    US policy makers surveying the alarming military surge of Sunni militants in Iraq are not short of powerful regional allies...

  13. June 25, 2014

    Iran-Saudi proxy war heats up as Isis entrenches in Iraq

    When Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal announced in May that he was inviting his Iranian counterpart for a visit, it...

  14. beyondbrics

    June 18, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Militants seize most of key Iraqi refinery | The Baiji oil refinery, which supplies the north of the...

  15. June 17, 2014

    Britain rebuilds diplomatic ties with opening of Tehran embassy

    Britain and Iran will re-establish diplomatic relations within weeks when the UK reopens its embassy in Tehran, William...

  16. June 16, 2014

    William Hague announces closer ties with Iran

    William Hague said on Tuesday that circumstances were “right” to reopen Britain’s embassy in Iran. He told parliament in a...

  17. June 9, 2014

    Rouhani’s visit to Ankara lifts hopes for Turkey-Iran thaw

    Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Turkey on Monday on a high-profile trip he hailed as a turning point –...

  18. June 8, 2014

    Iran’s plan for Syria aims to woo Saudi Arabia and the west

    The election in Syria last week that secured Bashar al-Assad a third term as president has been denounced by the opposition...

  19. FT Photo Diary

    June 4, 2014

    Remembering Khomeini

    John Moore/Getty Images An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini’s shrine on the...

  20. June 2, 2014

    IAEA warns of unanswered questions ahead of Iran nuclear talks

    Questions about Iranian atomic military research will not be answered by the July 20 deadline international powers have set...

  21. June 2, 2014

    Iran sees Assad poll as victory over regional rivals

    For Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the certain victory of Bashar al-Assad in a presidential election on Tuesday is a...

  22. May 23, 2014

    Iran hardliners crack down on social media after ‘Happy’ video

    It is an old tactic: whenever pro-reform forces are in power in Iran, conservatives play up the spectre of a “cultural...

  23. The World

    May 21, 2014

    Not so Happy in Tehran

    Happiness is a threat in the Islamic Republic, especially to conspiracy-minded hardliners. Since these fundamentalists lost...

  24. May 16, 2014

    ‘City of Lies’, by Ramita Navai

    City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran, by Ramita Navai, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, RRP£18.99, 320...

  25. May 13, 2014

    Saudi Arabia moves to ease regional tensions with Iran

    Saudi Arabia has invited Iran’s foreign minister to visit Riyadh to ease tensions between the two Gulf superpowers, which...

  26. May 5, 2014

    Iran’s hardliners step up attacks on Rouhani over nuclear talks

    Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency began a two-day trip to Tehran on Monday as Iran’s hardliners...

  27. April 22, 2014

    Iranian women’s rights remain hostage to political infighting

    In the female-only carriage of Tehran underground, about half a dozen women peddlers elbow their way through the crowd...

  28. April 15, 2014

    Burnt Generation, Terrace Rooms, Somerset House, London – review

    Three men lift a male corpse from a river. As they bend over the dead man, one of his naked legs falls free of his robe to...

  29. The World

    April 15, 2014

    Smart Reads April 15, 2014

    • The FT continues its Fragile Middle series with a look at how one in five Chinese are only one pay packet away from...

  30. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Funds cut Russian holdings | Investors are beginning to wonder what the long-term consequences of the...

  31. March 19, 2014

    Grim economic outlook overshadows Iran’s new year festivities

    As the old year draws to a close in Iran, Haji Firouz, entertainers with soot-covered faces and shiny red outfits, carry on...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 14, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Malema bids to turn division into votes | ‘The only thing that has changed is the government of white people...

  33. March 13, 2014

    Iran’s Hassan Rouhani seals gas deal during visit to Oman

    President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has concluded an official trip to Oman by signing a long-awaited deal to supply natural gas...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 11, 2014

    Investing in Iran: not such a far frontier

    Last week this blog looked at the investment case for Iraq under the headline: “A frontier too far?” So we were struck by a...

  35. The A-List

    March 5, 2014

    The Saudis and Pakistan’s strategic shift on Syria

    At the behest of Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has made a strategic shift from its so far neutral position on Syria’s civil war –...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    February 17, 2014

    Sea of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei faces

    AFP A handout picture released by the official website of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader shows Iranian women...

  37. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 17-21

    A slightly belated week ahead in emerging markets:Thailand, Mexico and Taiwan announce GDP for Q4; China’s Flash PMI; the...

  38. February 16, 2014

    Iran nuclear talks need to build trust on both sides

    Ronald Reagan’s famous dictum on dealing with the Soviet Union was to “trust, but verify”. But according to the US Senator...

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