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    1. May 20, 2016

      Keeping out the Kardashians: Iran’s latest crackdown

      Kim Kardashian, the American reality television star, may be famous around the world for her revealing pictures on...

    2. May 9, 2016

      First freight trains from China arrive in Tehran

      Alireza Saadat started to trace and document Iran’s segment of the ancient Silk Road four years ago. The 47-year-old,...

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      Although many in the insurance industry think that it is behind other sectors when it ...
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    1. May 5, 2016

      Leading Swiss law firm opens Tehran office

      Python & Peter, a leading Swiss law firm, has opened an office in Tehran in a further sign of the country opening for...

    2. April 29, 2016

      Surge in private theatres marks new stage for Iran’s young

      Squeezed between a sandwich shop and an electrical devices outlet, Tehran’s Baran Theatre seems an unlikely location...

    3. April 26, 2016

      Cyber warfare: Iran opens a new front

      The first neighbourhood they unplugged was Olaya, Riyadh’s wealthiest and gaudiest central district. By the time they...

    4. April 17, 2016

      Israel will never give up Golan, says Netanyahu

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, said on Sunday the Golan Heights would “never” be returned to Syria, as he...

    5. April 16, 2016

      Oil producers’ Doha summit: what you need to know

      Some of the world’s biggest oil producers will meet in the Qatari capital of Doha this Sunday to thrash out a deal to...

    6. April 16, 2016

      Iran seeks EU leverage to get financial concessions from US

      DUBAI/BRUSSELS, April 16 — Iran, seeking European leverage to secure better terms from the US following last year’s...

    7. April 16, 2016

      Iran deploys army to bolster support for Syrian president

      Iran has deployed the regular army in its first overseas operation since the 1979 Revolution to bolster Syrian leader...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Air France resumes flights to Iran after headscarf fight

      Air France is set to resume Paris-Tehran flights on Sunday after a row in which the carrier’s air hostesses and female...

    9. April 12, 2016

      Italy extends $5bn credit line and export guarantees to Iran

      Italian financing agencies have teamed up to give Iran nearly €5bn in credit lines and guarantees for exports, in one...

    10. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      'The only way': Iraq calls for oil production freeze

      The head of Iraq’s state oil selling company said the world’s biggest producer nations must agree to freeze production...

    11. beyondbrics

      April 11, 2016

      Oman: Iran's best friend in the Gulf

      The sultanate of Oman appears set to play a key role in Iran’s efforts to reintegrate into the regional and global...

    12. April 7, 2016

      Oil swings on production freeze uncertainty

      Oil continued its volatile march towards a crucial output “freeze” meeting this month, as traders struggled to...

    13. April 5, 2016

      The five main drivers of oil prices

      Oil’s volatile start to 2016 has continued with prices falling back below $40 as the second quarter begins. The...

    14. April 4, 2016

      Saudi’s friendships show American influence waning

      After King Salman of Saudi Arabia came to the throne in 2015 and allowed his favourite son and deputy crown prince,...

    15. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Oil adds to slide after Saudi cools hopes for output cut

      There’s no let-up for oil today, with prices still sliding after Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman cast doubt on...

    16. March 18, 2016

      Newsha Tavakolian: ‘I consider myself a storyteller’

      Getting hold of Newsha Tavakolian for an interview during the week of the Iranian elections was never going to be easy....

    17. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Open and non-Opec oil producers to meet in April

      Opec and non-Opec producer countries will meet in Doha on April 17, Qatar’s energy minister said on Wednesday. The...

    18. March 11, 2016

      Is Iran really one of the world’s best investments?

      An oasis of stability. That’s how MP Jock Bruce-Gardyne described Iran in late 1966. How wrong he turned out to be....

    19. March 11, 2016

      Oil prices may have bottomed, says IEA

      Oil prices may have “bottomed out”, the west’s energy adviser said on Friday, seeing an end to a 20-month rout that is...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2016

      China-Iran banking blight awaits clean slate

      US penalties handed down on ZTE, the Chinese telecoms giant, are a reminder that despite January’s partial lifting of...

    21. March 9, 2016

      Sajid Javid to lead high-level export push to Iran

      Sajid Javid will announce on Wednesday what is expected to be Britain’s biggest-ever trade mission to Iran, hailing the...

    22. March 8, 2016

      Competing goals make Saudi oil policy hard to predict

      When Saudi Arabia last month announced with Russia and other big oil producers a conditional agreement to freeze...

    23. March 2, 2016

      Rouhani brings hope that this time it might be different in Iran

      Euphoria in Tehran as supporters of centrist President Hassan Rouhani give hardline theocrats a thumping at the polls....

    24. FT Photo Diary

      March 1, 2016

      Attending Parliament

      Iranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran   ...

    25. February 29, 2016

      Iran election underscores rejection of hardline views

      Ayatollah Mohammad-Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, Iran’s leading conservative cleric, adhered to doctrine with such conviction...

    26. February 28, 2016

      Blow for Iran’s hardliners as moderates win key seats

      Moderates close to President Hassan Rouhani have seized crucial seats in elections for Iran’s parliament and experts...

    27. February 28, 2016

      Iran’s hardliners losing ground in vote

      Early results of Iran’s parliamentary and experts assembly elections show moderate forces close to centrist president...

    28. February 26, 2016

      Iranians vote in first key poll after nuclear deal

      Iranians voted on Friday in elections widely seen as a verdict on the presidency of Hassan Rouhani, who pursued the...

    29. February 24, 2016

      Iran should worry about the Russian agenda

      Iranians go to the polls on Friday to elect two parliaments: one for the people and one for the mullahs (the 290-seat...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 23, 2016

      Iran: the final great investment frontier

      Iran’s historic nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions should bring the country back into the global community. For...

    31. February 19, 2016

      Riyadh suspends multibillion-dollar aid package to Lebanon

      Saudi Arabia’s $3bn aid package to Lebanese security forces has been suspended amid the fallout between regional powers...

    32. February 18, 2016

      Iraq leaves door open for oil co-operation

      Iraq’s oil minister on Thursday stopped short of committing to a deal to freeze crude production, but left the door...

    33. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Iraq says oil freeze talks ongoing

      Iraq’s oil minister said negotiations between big producer countries on how to prop up prices are ongoing, but like...

    34. February 17, 2016

      Iran gives oil freeze plan cautious welcome

      Iran on Wednesday cautiously welcomed an initiative to freeze oil output by the world’s largest producers — even though...

    35. February 17, 2016

      A pact that cannot stop the flow of cheap oil

      The conditional agreement to hold oil production steady announced by Saudi Arabia and Russia on Tuesday was a triumph...

    36. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Iran supports oil freeze, but doesn't commit to it

      Iran said it supported the effort by the world’s biggest oil producers — including Saudi Arabia and Russia — to...

    37. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Iran holds firm on its oil policy, plans output rise

      Iran is holding firm on its oil policy saying it will increase output to pre-sanctions levels, just as big producers...

    38. February 16, 2016

      Oil ministers’ output freezing deal in Qatar explained

      What’s been agreed? At a meeting in Doha on Tuesday, oil ministers from Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela...

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