A nuclear deal will not banish the Middle East’s demons

In its ruthless projection of state power Iran seems indifferent to the sectarian break-up of other states

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

Investors eye Iranian opening

End of sanctions would prise open one of the world’s last closed markets

Ryanair to launch flights to Israel

Low-cost airline to capitalise on market liberalisation

Iran talks extended amid deal pressure

US says negotiations can continue until Friday

Saudis to invest $10bn in Russia

Deal comes as Riyadh and Moscow try to rebuild ties

Iran talks edge towards nuclear deal

Two sides mount diplomatic push to secure agreement

Sabic lab worker

Sabic pushes into Asia with S Korea deal

Saudi-owned group in joint venture with SK Global Chemical

Tunisia declares state of emergency

Army and police handed more powers and some public rights curbed

An alley in downtown Tunis: illegal mosques have proliferated amid a lack of infrastructure in neglected areas of Tunisia

Terrorism: Radical shift

Security services alarmed by Tunisia’s young killer and his progression to gun-wielding jihadi

Israeli gas: offshore waves

Netanyahu is right to exploit abundant energy opportunities

Rival Godfathers go to war on Syrian TV

Regime and opposition production houses pay soap opera homage to mafia classic

RAF faces struggle to find more firepower

UK military challenged on commitments amid talk of Syria strikes

UK considers air strikes on Isis in Syria

Defence secretary cites ‘strong case’ to bomb militants

BBC’s Isis ‘impartiality’ upsets ministers

Broadcaster rejects pressure to change way it refers to group

Egyptian army hits at foreign media

Military says overseas journalists acting to dent morale

Cameron steps up UK’s fight against Isis

Lifting parliament’s prohibition on missions over Syria is justified

Kurdistan bond sale beset by Iraqi doubts

Government expected to pay one of highest borrowing costs in sovereign markets

Glencore holds oil talks in Iran

Trader poised to help Tehran rejoin international fold

Iran Guards eye threat to business

Hardliners fear what nuclear deal will mean for commercial empire

MPs urged to reconsider Syria air strikes

Defence secretary hints at fresh debate after PM’s defeat in 2013

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