Egypt pins hopes on Suez Canal expansion

Officials hope revitalisation will jump-start economy but analysts sceptical

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

Egypt: New foundations

More than half of Egyptians live in unregulated, poor housing but a new initiative could change that

Illicit credit threat to Iran bank system

Shadow sector poses stiff competition to legitimate lenders

Kerry secures Gulf support for Iran deal

Endorsement could help Obama administration before Congress votes

US uncertainty frustrates Syrian rebels

Coalition cannot decide which groups to support

Suicide bomber kills two Turkish soldiers

Ankara blames attack near Iran border on Kurdish separatist PKK

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Obama’s long, hot Iranian summer

A US rejection of the deal would give Tehran a green light to revive their nuclear agenda

Iran nuclear deal splits Jewish Americans

Divide threatens Israel’s influence on US foreign policy

Palestinian child killed by firebomb

Security forces on alert as Netanyahu condemns ‘act of terrorism’

Lebanon rubbish crisis escalates

What began as a nuisance has turned into a health hazard and public outrage

Assailant stabs Jerusalem gay marchers

Police say ultra-Orthodox attacker recently released after similar crime 10 years ago

Cecil puts game hunting in crosshairs

Up to 6,000 lions bred in southern Africa so they can be shot

Oil pipeline blown up in south Turkey

Ankara blames attack on terrorists as unrest increases

Extreme remote working in Gaza

Sealed Palestinian territory is an unlikely offshoring option

Q&A: Turkey’s complex battle with Isis

Taking fight to Kurds risks weakening focus

Fate of former dictator Gaddafi’s family

Surviving members of his family include his widow, the mother of seven of eight biological children

Gaddafi’s son sentenced to death in Libya

Seif al-Islam found guilty in absentia over war crimes

EU seeks more Iran links with neighbours

Diplomats aim for improved regional security after nuclear deal

Syrian rebels wary over Turkey’s plans

Ankara dubbed ‘boy who cried wolf’ over pledges to tackle jihadis

Erdogan lines up fight on three fronts

Strikes against Isis and Kurds could augur election battle