Russians face risk of Syria ground war

Military experts warn of challenge, but issue is taboo to Kremlin

FT Investigation

The $2.5bn Bahrain Bay development built on reclaimed land, is one of the projects fuelling controversy
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US warns Moscow over escalation in Syria

Nato steps up support for Turkey against Russia

US faces growing pressure on Syria

Obama administration hamstrung by lack of partners on the ground

Fortress Russia offers west a cosy deal

On offer is a relationship that permits fluid interpretation of global rules, writes Lilia Shevtsova

Netanyahu cancels trip after violent clashes

Fears grow after Palestinian attacks in Israeli cities

A russian frigate in the Caspian sea fires a missile at Syria on Wednesday 7th October 2015.

Russia fires cruise missiles into Syria

Air strikes back ground offensive by Assad forces against rebels

Saudi Arabia pressed to defend Syria rebels

Sunni clerics demand action in response to Russian air strikes

Gulf lenders expand while others retreat

Gulf banks have been blazing an expansionary trail across north Africa and Asia

Lower oil price forces government rethink

Spending cuts are expected as well as new opportunities for business

A Saudi investor monitors the stock exchange at the Saudi Stock Exchange, or Tadawul, on June 15, 2015 in the capital Riyadh
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Saudi Arabia forced to embrace change

Culture of largesse is under pressure as the country accelerates efforts to cut dependence on crude

Isis says it carried out Yemen attack

If confirmed, Isis expansion into country would further complicate its civil war

Russia’s reckless Middle East adventure

Putin thinks he has taken leadership of the winning coalition

Shell warns of risk of oil price jump

Chief executive highlights possibility of increased market volatility

Turkey warns Russia of fallout over Syria

Erdogan remarks follow incursions into Turkish airspace

Doubts over PKK as fallout intensifies

As western support for militia fades, questions emerge on plans

Fiction: Middle East under scrutiny

Upheaval in the Arab world prompts a search for answers

Outside powers at risk from Syria’s fire

Proxy wars can be very dangerous for the nations that are fuelling the conflict

Syria explainer: the allies and enemies

The FT maps out the regional and global actors in the conflict, and their interrelationships

Russia must work with America in Syria

We should persuade Moscow to act with us in resolving the problem

Assad praises Russia’s new role in Syria

President calls the US-led anti-Isis coalition a failure as Moscow continues air strikes