Corbyn unwilling to risk instructing MPs

Opposition given free vote after tense shadow cabinet meeting

FT Investigation

The $2.5bn Bahrain Bay development built on reclaimed land, is one of the projects fuelling controversy
Bahrain land deals highlight alchemy of making money from sand
– Cynthia O’Murchu and Simeon Kerr

Isis: The munitions trail

Web of dealers procures munitions from anyone who will sell

EU’s desperate migrants deal with Turkey

Pact with Ankara is justified to help control the flow of refugees

Israel suspends EU role in peace process

Response to bloc’s move to label goods from occupied territories

Camp Corregidor, Ramadi, Iraq. (June 06, 2006) An Army soldier taps a Marine on the shoulder to continue bounding across a smoke filled intersection notorious for sniper fire while on patrol in the city of Ramadi. The mission was part of the continuing support of the 2-28 BCT. 2-28 BCT is deployed with IMEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. U.S Navy Photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Samuel C Peterson (Released)
©PH2 Samuel C Peterson

Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

A better life is distant even for those who had risked everything, writes Christine Spolar

Dana Gas plant in Iraq
©Dana Gas

Dana Gas wins Kurdistan payout ruling

Kurdistan government disputes effect of London arbitration award

Saudi Arabia: The wake-up call

Ensuring stability will be crucial for Riyadh’s power brokers as they face discontent and war

Iran offers flexible oil contracts

Tehran seeks to make sector attractive to foreign investors

Leading Kurdish lawyer shot dead

Tahir Elci shot in the head as police and gunmen exchanged fire

Case for action on Syria merits support

Britain cannot stay on the sidelines of the campaign against Isis

France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius suggests Syrian regime forces could join battle against Isis

Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

Sign of rapprochement with traditional Gulf Arab enemies

Italy aims to utilise historic Iran ties

European companies eye opportunities as climate sours for US

How not to deal with a humbled Putin

The west must be canny from now on

Q&A: why the PM wants to bomb Syria

Cameron says stopping Isis ‘means taking action in Syria because it is Raqqa that is their HQ’

Prisoners’ mothers in Saudi Arabia appeal

Local reports say dozens of ‘terrorists’ will soon be executed

PM set to call vote on Isis air strikes

Corbyn says he cannot support RAF action in Syria

Cameron’s cunning plan for bombing Syria

The questions over extending air raids answered in 43 key points

Cameron sets sights on Isis in Syria

PM seeks to persuade MPs of need to expand nation’s role in global coalition

US acts on ‘tragic’ Afghan hospital attack

Military personnel suspended over Kunduz strike on MSF facility