PLO threatens to cut Israel security ties

Move follows ‘violations and crimes against people of Palestine’

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
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Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi

Renzi urges Putin to help stabilise Libya

Envoys say request could hurt EU sanctions against Russia

US airlines seek action against Gulf rivals

Alleged subsidies said to violate provisions of open-skies agreements

Egypt sacks interior minister Ibrahim

Security veteran oversaw deaths of Islamist protesters in Cairo

Kerry reassures Gulf on Iran nuclear deal

US secretary of state affirms commitment to region’s security

Economic pressures mount on Rouhani

Iran’s income faces double hit from oil price fall and sanctions

Netanyahu support edges up slightly after US speech

Polls show Israeli PM’s Likud party level with Zionist Union

Ingram Pinn illustration

Netanyahu’s answer is war against Iran

A statesman would have made his country a partner in the talks, not an angry voice on the side

Cash denied to charities in conflict zones

Counter-terrorism legislation causes banks to block funding, report says

Netanyahu sparks US partisan battle

Israeli leader undermines Democrat support for Iran bill

Turkey’s lira slides amid Erdogan attacks

President suggests central bank governor under foreign influence

Iran warns US playing into Israel’s hands

Israeli commentators criticise Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Saudis to press Pakistan for more troops

Riyadh seeks military help to fend off militant threats

Syria’s rebels with a lost cause

Opposition fighters who took up arms four years ago struggle to navigate the war

Netanyahu’s brazen challenge to Obama

Israeli leader has shown more courage than wisdom in Washington

Syria: How the rebellion splintered

Key events in the country’s four-year uprising

Explainer: Syria’s militant groups

Jihadi organisations and non-Islamist brigades active in the conflict

Israel PM warns against Iran nuclear deal

Obama administration reacts angrily to Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress

Live: Netanyahu’s speech to Congress

Israeli PM sets out his views on a nuclear deal with Iran

Turkey loses friends and regional influence

Erdogan embraces solitude but wonders why no one comes around any more