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    1. August 26, 2016

      Banks cannot invest in Iran without US guarantees

      John Kerry, US secretary of state, unveiled a historic deal with Iran in July 2015. This was supposed to be a key part...

    2. August 19, 2016

      US cash to Iran was held back as ‘leverage’ for prisoners’ release

      The Obama administration said on Thursday it had delayed paying $400m in cash it owed Iran until it was sure that three...

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    1. August 16, 2016

      Dual nationals arrested in Iranian power struggle

      Iran has arrested several Iranians holding dual nationality in what has been seen as a new round of intimidation...

    2. August 7, 2016

      Iran executes nuclear scientist for revealing secrets

      Iran’s judiciary said it has executed an Iranian nuclear scientist who claimed he had been abducted by the US because...

    3. July 12, 2016

      Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to undermine Republic

      Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting an Iranian opposition group in a bid to undermine the Islamic Republic,...

    4. July 8, 2016

      Iranian rock fans turn deaf ear to hardliners

      The pounding of drums and the screech of electric guitars reverberate through the small concert hall, bringing a rare...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      July 1, 2016

      Burning Liberty

      A statue depicting US’ Statue of Liberty decorated with a Star of David on its head is set ablaze by Iranian protestors...

    6. June 29, 2016

      Japan oil family descendants put merger on slippery slope

      Shares in two of Japan’s leading oil refiners slid after descendants of the industry’s most famous swashbuckler...

    7. June 29, 2016

      Iran looks to Iraq and even Syria for trade

      Fresh milk, antibiotics and cement: Iran finds neighbouring Iraq its closest ally in the Arab world as well as a big...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2016

      Early morning prayers

      Iranian Shiite Muslim women pray at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran in commemoration of the death...

    9. June 22, 2016

      Russia and Iran move towards a political solution for Syria

      As the treacherous swirls of the multi-sided fighting in Syria keep sinking hopes of relief for its brutalised people,...

    10. June 17, 2016

      Iran’s aspirant youth pose challenge to Islamic Republic’s rulers

      When 14-year-old Iranian student Donya spotted on social media that thousands of teenagers were going to celebrate the...

    11. June 15, 2016

      America manages to infuriate both Sunni and Shia

      After world powers led by the US reached the nuclear deal with Iran that came into effect in January — accompanied by...

    12. June 4, 2016

      Unit International agrees $4.2bn deal to build Iran power plants

      Istanbul, June 4 — Turkish energy company Unit International has reached a $4.2bn deal with Iran’s energy ministry to...

    13. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Oil dips below $50 in Opec aftermath

      Oil’s rollercoaster ride continued on Friday as investors digested the fall-out from Opec’s latest meeting in Vienna...

    14. May 30, 2016

      Iran boycotts Hajj as anger with Saudis grows

      Iran’s boycott of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia illustrates the breakdown in relations between the Gulf...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 26, 2016

      Iran shifts tactics to lock in global energy allies

      Iran’s new approach to building energy allies is being revealed as the former powerhouse staggers back onto the global...

    16. 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...

    17. 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,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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....

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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