Militants kill at least 27 in Egypt

Army and police targeted with bombs and mortars in troubled north

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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

Golan risks rise as Hizbollah drops rules

Shia group’s progress increases threat of regional conflict

Army and Islamists clash in north Sinai

Attacks raise fresh alarm about threat posed by armed militants

New Saudi king stamps his authority

Salman overhauls security, political and economic officials

New Saudi king in cabinet reshuffle

Oil, finance and foreign ministers remain in place

West must tell hard truths to the Saudis

In US and UK, public opinion will harden unless the kingdom reforms

Jordan seeks proof hostage is alive

Isis deadline for prisoner swap passes

Saudi king faces balancing act

Salman must navigate liberal and conservatives forces

Hizbollah and Israeli strikes kill 3

Two Israelis and a UN peacekeeper killed

Jordan offers prisoner swap with Isis

Amman willing to free inmate in return for pilot

Cheaper oil hits Gulf states’ reforms

Economists warn region risks slipping into hole of oil dependence

Egypt tries to mend economic credentials

Cairo seeks to phase out energy subsidy and cut budget deficit

Obama wins breathing space over Iran

Democratic co-author of new sanctions bill to delay voting

Islamist gunmen blast way into Tripoli hotel

Eight victims dead after raid on 5-star Corinthia

US hurries to cement ties with Saudis

Obama hastily assembles delegation for King Abdullah

Rockets from Syria hit Golan Heights

Israel returns fire and puts defences on alert

Saudi Arabia to maintain expenditure

Kingdom will continue to invest despite drop in oil price

Kurds claim victory over Isis in Kobani

Forces claim to have wrested back control of Syrian border city

High-profile fraud case rocks Iran

Construction company fraud claims follow wider revelations

EU terror chief warns on returning jihadis

Official says jailing returnees an ‘invitation to radicalisation’

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