Violence takes toll on Israel’s economy

Attacks catch security forces off-guard and cast doubts on recovery

FT Magazine

A shepherd who fled Mosul when it was overrun by Isis forces, pictured in the Taq Taq oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan ©Sebastian Meyer
The Kurds of northern Iraq face terror from Isis and political pressure from Baghdad – jeopardising their long-held dream of independence
– Roula Khalaf

Isis poses threat to Iraq oil investment

Islamist group is ‘new parameter’ for producers

Gulf to reform domestic workers’ contracts

Employment terms to uphold 8-hour working days and guarantee day off

The UAE’s blacklist places it centre stage

Naming these groups creates suspicion around them and puts them on the defensive

BG Egypt November 2007 Idku Gas Hub, Rashpetco

Egypt and Cyprus strengthen energy ties

Anti-Turkey bloc emerges in Eastern Mediterranean

Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

Extension of nuclear talks sets up Congressional clash in US

Khamenei defiant on nuclear deal failure

Negotiations to be extended by seven more months

Saudis link attack on Shia to Isis

First acknowledgment of a domestic attack by the jihadi group

Islamist regime declares ‘war’ on rivals

Attack on Libyan capital’s functioning airport triggers escalation

Iran talks extended for seven months

World powers and Islamic republic fail to reach agreement

Tunisia set for presidential race run-off

Beji Caid Sebsi likely to beat Moncef Marzouki on December 28

Tourists return to Egypt

Visitor arrival numbers rise despite continued political tensions

Israel presses on with Jewish state law

Government move draws criticism from moderates and Palestinians

Washington’s two foreign policies

The question is whether Iran will have enough trust in Obama’s ability to co-opt Congress

Nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

Discussions shift to international observation and inspection as Monday night deadline looms

Tunisia votes in first free presidential poll

Sebsi is frontrunner in poll capping turbulent democratic transition

US and Turkey still divided on Syria path

‘Safe zones’ for rebels could be established near border

Jerusalem is no place to play with fire

The slow strangulation of aspiration fans the flames of extremism

Al-Shabaab attack in Kenya kills 28

Islamist extremist group claims responsibility

Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement

Attempt to inject urgency before the deadline of midnight on Monday