Saddam ex-deputy reported killed in Iraq

‘King of Clubs’ shot dead, according to army officer

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

Iran car lovers eye nuclear dividends

Fate of sector is a pressing concern for politicians

The shame of Europe over migrant boat people

The bloc needs to fund a proper rescue mission in the Mediterranean

Iraq fails to halt Isis advance in Anbar

Move to lower reliance on Shia militias leads to jihadist gains

Saudi buys stake in Canadian grain group

Kingdom enters joint venture to help secure food imports

Beauty and strife collide at Bardo

A place of horrible death only weeks ago now seems full of life, writes John McDermott

Truckers navigate Isis-controlled roads

Journeys highlight effect of war on region’s trade

Conflict sees Yemen LNG halt production

Site evacuated as Houthi rebels extend control over country

Russia unblocks Iran missile deliveries

Moscow defends move likely to irk other powers

US President Barack Obama with David Cameron, the UK prime minister, center, and Tony Abbott, Australia's prime minister, left

World does not hear west’s deaf prophets

Europe and the US have been convinced of their own truths for too long, writes Mark Mazower

Syrian rebels heartened by Sunni unity

Military gains on northern and southern frontiers point to co-ordinated pressure against Assad

French judge leads fight against jihadism

Marc Trévidic says France faces surge of people back from Syria

Corruption claims plague Libya’s rulers

Rival administrations said to be inept or practising nepotism

Obama foreign policy doctrine takes shape

US president banks on engagement with old foes Iran and Cuba

Pakistan rebuffs Riyadh over Yemen force

Parliament votes to stay neutral but vows backing if territory is violated

Jokes abound as Tehran enters new era

Iranians turn to social media to voice hopes for future

Ayatollah says US distorting nuclear deal

Supreme leader says sanctions should be lifted ‘on first day’

Detente will force Iran to compromise

Nations have for too long formed unholy alliance, writes Jacob Heilbrunn

Iran slams Saudi-led Yemen campaign

Ayatollah Khamenei urges Arab monarchy to stop ‘disastrous crimes’

Saudis celebrate their mission in Yemen

Kingdom claims noble cause in intervention that carries big risks