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    1. The Exchange

      July 30, 2015

      Will the Arab states follow Turkey in the fight against Isis?

      After refusing to do so for more than a year, Turkey has finally taken the bit between its teeth and plunged into the...

    2. July 28, 2015

      EU hopes to build bridges between Iran and neighbours

      The EU and Iran pledged on Tuesday to deepen relations on issues ranging from energy to terrorism. Diplomats hope the...

    Special Reports

    1. Year in the Arab World

      The past year will be remembered as one of the Middle East’s most tumultuous, a time o...
    2. Defence

      Western defence companies are on the back foot as deep cuts work their way through the...
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    1. July 22, 2015

      Iran nuclear deal faces battle for approval in Washington

      President Barack Obama brought the case for his Iran nuclear deal to late-night television on Tuesday, telling The...

    2. July 22, 2015

      Men in Assad’s Syria eschew army for Iran-backed militias

      The recruiter in central Syria did not hide the grim facts behind his job offer: Around half of those who joined his...

    3. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

    4. July 20, 2015

      Lift the crippling sanctions Iran has imposed on itself

      As a businessman and financier, I share the exhilaration of millions of Iranians at the nuclear deal struck between...

    5. July 17, 2015

      Iranian tanker sets sail as trading return looms

      The departure of a giant Iranian supertanker from the flotilla of vessels storing oil off the country’s coast has...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Iran: The oil and gas multibillion-dollar ‘candy store’

      Evolution meets revolution: five phases of Iranian oil They did not advertise their presence. But in the days and weeks...

    7. July 16, 2015

      The toxic rivalry of Saudi Arabia and Isis

      The death last week of Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected statesman who had been foreign minister of Saudi Arabia for...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greece’s parliament on Thursday backed a slew of fresh austerity measures demanded by the country’s creditors, clearing...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal

      Barack Obama forcefully defended his Iranian nuclear deal on Wednesday by saying it blocked all paths for Tehran to...

    10. July 15, 2015

      Netanyahu fights the Iran nuclear deal with Farsi tweets

      I wonder who advised Benjamin Netanyahu on his latest round of Twitter diplomacy. It must have been someone with...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The International Monetary Fund has sent a strong signal that it may walk away from Greece’s new bailout programme,...

    12. July 14, 2015

      Iranians pour on to streets to celebrate promise of a better tomorrow

      Thousands of Iranians poured into the streets to celebrate the nuclear deal agreed with world powers amid hopes that it...

    13. July 14, 2015

      The deal is historic, but the US must now act to contain Iran

      The nuclear deal reached in Vienna on Tuesday is the latest step in a decade-long struggle by the west to contain...

    14. July 14, 2015

      Iran’s return to oil market to weigh on crude prices

      After more than 10 years of diplomatic wrangling, the global oil and gas industry is ready to welcome Iran back to the...

    15. The World

      July 14, 2015

      Historic nuclear deal is victory for pragmatism in Tehran

      The day after Vienna won’t look different. More blood will be spilled in the Middle East; more pain will be inflicted....

    16. July 14, 2015

      Years of tough talking end in Iran nuclear pact

      World powers agreed an accord with Iran on Tuesday, enforcing tough new curbs on Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange...

    17. July 12, 2015

      Alliance addresses Iran’s need for MBA training

      In a Tehran classroom sit 22 Iranian Executive MBA students listening intently to a professor of marketing, who is...

    18. July 10, 2015

      India and Pakistan join Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

      The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation has embarked on a big enlargement process that could transform the club that...

    19. July 10, 2015

      World powers agree extension for teetering talks on Iran

      World powers have agreed another extension for critical diplomatic talks with Iran in Vienna this weekend, with...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2015

      Al-Quds Day in Tehran

      An Iranian clergyman chants slogan in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day at the...

    21. July 8, 2015

      The ‘name game’ for Syria after Assad

      Here we go again. Talk of a Syrian regime collapse is back in vogue, whispers of this long-awaited demise are doing the...

    22. July 7, 2015

      Investors eye Iranian opening

      Interested in a stock market trading on a price/earnings multiple of 5.35 and with a dividend yield of 13.7 per cent? A...

    23. July 7, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks extended as pressure increases for a deal

      After 11 days of negotiations in Vienna’s Coburg Palace, diplomats from six world powers and Iran have settled into a...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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