US urges Turkey to seal border with Syria

Failure to block conduit to Isis causes friction between allies

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

Cabinet clears way for Syria vote

Labour rebels warned by Corbyn there is ‘no hiding place’

James Ferguson illustration, Statue of Oil

Understanding the new global oil economy

If US imports fall, its interest in a stable Middle East will shrink as that of China and India rises

Lebanon exchanges prisoners with al-Qaeda

Lebanese servicemen are freed in exchange for Islamists

Tehran tightens security amid Isis fear

Iran’s support for Assad regime in Syria makes it a target

Corbyn unwilling to risk instructing MPs

Opposition given free vote after tense shadow cabinet meeting

Isis: The munitions trail

Web of dealers procures munitions from anyone who will sell

EU’s desperate migrants deal with Turkey

Pact with Ankara is justified to help control the flow of refugees

Israel suspends EU role in peace process

Response to bloc’s move to label goods from occupied territories

Camp Corregidor, Ramadi, Iraq. (June 06, 2006) An Army soldier taps a Marine on the shoulder to continue bounding across a smoke filled intersection notorious for sniper fire while on patrol in the city of Ramadi. The mission was part of the continuing support of the 2-28 BCT. 2-28 BCT is deployed with IMEF (FWD) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi security forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. U.S Navy Photo by Photographers Mate Second Class Samuel C Peterson (Released)
©PH2 Samuel C Peterson

Hope dies for America’s Iraqi friends

A better life is distant even for those who had risked everything, writes Christine Spolar

Dana Gas wins Kurdistan payout ruling

Kurdistan Regional Government disputes effect of London arbitration award

Saudi Arabia: The wake-up call

Ensuring stability will be crucial for Riyadh’s power brokers

Iran offers flexible oil contracts

New petroleum framework announced during conference in Tehran

Leading Kurdish lawyer shot dead

Tahir Elci shot in the head as police and gunmen exchanged fire

Case for action on Syria merits support

Britain cannot stay on the sidelines of the campaign against Isis

France signals softer stance on Assad

Foreign minister Laurent Fabius suggests Syrian regime forces could join battle against Isis

Israel to open diplomatic mission in UAE

Sign of rapprochement with traditional Gulf Arab enemies

Italy aims to utilise historic Iran ties

European companies eye opportunities as climate sours for US

How not to deal with a humbled Putin

The west must be canny from now on

Q&A: why the PM wants to bomb Syria

Cameron says stopping Isis ‘means taking action in Syria because it is Raqqa that is their HQ’