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    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. April 9, 2015

      Detente will force Iran to compromise with US or collapse

      There is something dispiriting about President Barack Obama’s approach to Iran. The problem is not, as shrill voices in...

    22. April 9, 2015

      Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility, Guggenheim, New York

      Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s mirrored artworks ricochet between the sublime and the deliciously tacky. The 91-year-old...

    23. April 9, 2015

      Ayatollah says US distorting Iran nuclear deal

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, accused the US on Thursday of distorting the nuclear framework agreed with...

    24. April 9, 2015

      Senate Democrats seek to soften Iran bill

      Senior Democrats in the Senate are trying to water down a high-profile Iran bill that the White House fears could scupper...

    25. April 8, 2015

      Iranian naval vessels sail near Yemen as proxy war intensifies

      Iran has sent naval vessels to waters near Yemen in a signal of greater external involvement after almost two weeks of...

    26. April 7, 2015

      Charlemagne teams up with Tehran group to offer Iran fund

      UK investors are preparing to re-enter Iran as the prospective nuclear agreement between the west and Tehran, announced last...

    27. April 6, 2015

      Israel calls for changes to international nuclear deal with Iran

      Israel stepped up its lobbying campaign against the agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme on Monday, listing the changes it...

    28. April 6, 2015

      Iran nuclear deal primes market for rising oil exports

      The nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers could lead to a burst in its oil exports and open the way for...

    29. April 3, 2015

      Iran hails ‘first step’ towards new relationship with west

      Iran has heralded a “historic” nuclear deal as just the “first step” towards a new, less hostile relationship with the west...

    30. April 3, 2015

      Imperfect deal will help an uneasy peace

      It may be the biggest foreign policy bet of Barack Obama’s presidency. It is also a sensible step forward for Iran and the...

    31. Nick Butler

      April 3, 2015

      Oil prices — where next, after the Iran deal?

        The provisional agreement to control Iran’s nuclear ambitions led to another fall in oil prices on Friday as the market...

    32. April 3, 2015

      Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, denounced the framework deal between Iran and world powers to contain Tehran’s...

    33. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. It’s a deal – after eight days of talks negotiators came to anagreement for Iran...

    34. April 3, 2015

      Five takeaways from Iran nuclear deal

      1) Sanctions Iran wanted immediate removal of all UN sanctions and relief from the American and European economic and...

    35. April 2, 2015

      ‘Framework’ nuclear deal agreed with Iran

      Marathon negotiations between world powers and Iran over its nuclear ambitions have produced a far-reaching agreement on...

    36. March 31, 2015

      ‘Magnificent’ Iranian negotiators haggle down to the wire

      In high-stakes diplomacy with the Iranians , nuclear negotiators have come to accept one particular truisim: the haggling...

    37. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as negotiators try...

    38. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Iranian officials took nuclear talks to the wire, raising a further obstacle by...

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