Tehran stock exchange prepares for flood of foreign investment

Bourse on alert for end of nuclear sanctions

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

Israel army under fire for Gaza conduct

NGO publishes report based on interviews with IDF soldiers

Ethiopian-Israelis take to the streets to protest

Upsurge in discontent over racism and police brutality

Saudi Arabia accused of using cluster bombs

Banned munitions deployed in Yemen air strikes, says rights group

Intelligence tsar takes Assad secrets to grave

Death revives suspicions of Syrian complicity in Hariri assassination

Arab-Israel peace talks ‘dead’, says Carter

Former US president says no prospect of new talks under Netanyahu

Coalition air raid kills civilians in Syria

Anti-Assad rebels say air raids push Syrians into arms of Isis

Saudi oil shake-up boosts prince’s power

Move seen as possible precursor to new ‘super’ energy ministry

Saudis’ embryonic embrace of meritocracy

In such a conservative society, change will be controversial, writes John Sawers

Iran’s Gulf rivals seek US security vow

Arabs want more arms and curb on Tehran’s influence after nuclear deal

Banned film played at Iran festival

Screening signals growing vibrancy of Tehran cultural scene

Saudis burn through foreign reserves

King Salman funds public sector salaries and large-scale projects

Strange case of Oaktree and Iran military

Swoop on Maersk Tigris is harsh lesson for private equity

France to sell 24 Rafale jets to Qatar

Deal follows recent agreements with Egypt and India

Regional shifts pile pressure on Assad

The stalemate is fracturing and spells danger for Damascus

Sacking of Tikrit highlights Iraq tensions

Shia militias destroyed scores of houses, according to witnesses

End of era for Saudi foreign minister

Saud al-Faisal, in role for 40 years, makes way for new team

Saudi shake-up spurs modernity drive

Royal decrees move kingdom away from gerontocracy

Salman makes play in Saudi game of thrones

Riyadh power shake-up may herald more aggressive foreign policy

Misplaced nostalgia for Libyan colonel

Tragic loss of life at sea is no excuse for some to wish dictator was still in charge