Rival Godfathers go to war on Syrian TV

Regime and opposition producers pay homage to mafia classic

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
An alley in downtown Tunis: illegal mosques have proliferated amid a lack of infrastructure in neglected areas of Tunisia

Terrorism: Radical shift

Security services alarmed by Tunisia’s young killer and his progression to gun-wielding jihadi

Israeli gas: offshore waves

Netanyahu is right to exploit abundant energy opportunities

RAF faces struggle to find more firepower

UK military challenged on commitments amid talk of Syria strikes

UK considers air strikes on Isis in Syria

Defence secretary cites ‘strong case’ to bomb militants

BBC’s Isis ‘impartiality’ upsets ministers

Broadcaster rejects pressure to change way it refers to group

Egyptian army hits at foreign media

Military says overseas journalists acting to dent morale

Cameron steps up UK’s fight against Isis

Lifting parliament’s prohibition on missions over Syria is justified

Kurdistan bond sale beset by Iraqi doubts

Government expected to pay one of highest rates in debt markets

Glencore holds oil talks in Iran

Trader poised to help Tehran rejoin international fold

Iran Guards eye threat to business

Hardliners fear what nuclear deal will mean for commercial empire

MPs urged to reconsider Syria air strikes

Defence secretary hints at fresh debate after PM’s defeat in 2013

Egypt militants kill at least 64 soldiers in Sinai

Clashes raise fears of spiralling violence

Terror must not trample on Tunisian institutions

It is not for the outside world to impose reforms on the country, writes Claire Spencer

Election of Turkish speaker signals coalition progress

Election of new speaker raises prospect of alliance between ruling party and nationalists

Soap opera casts Islamists as bad guys

Political message is that President Al-Sisi is returning the nation to its true nature

Saudi prince pledges fortune to charity

Multibillion-dollar wealth to be donated in one of biggest philanthropic gestures in history

Iran eyes $100bn western oil investment

Tehran finalises new contract system to attract multinationals

Saudis at war with Isis on Twitter

Opponents aim to dissuade would-be suicide bombers

Tunisia PM calls for help to fight attacks

Essid says tourist killer was trained in Libya