Turkey appoints opposition groups to cabinet

Kurdish group joins interim government ahead of early elections

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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
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Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists

International outcry over crackdown on free speech

Migrant tragedies pile pressure on EU

Four children among 71 dead in truck while hundreds drown at sea

Africa migrants left in legal limbo in Israel

‘Infiltrators’ freed from detention burdened by tough conditions

Iran’s Rouhani softens stance on NGOs

New laws for organisations to cement fresh approach to civil society

Barenboim Iran visit piques Israel’s far-right

Culture minister protests over music tour

Obama on cusp of winning Iran vote

Nuclear agreement looks set to pass Congress despite opposition

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Young Kurds take up arms against Turkey

Youths progress from throwing rocks to firing guns

Something rotten in the state of Lebanon

Support for the You Reek campaign has come from all religions and ethnicities

Saudi riyal under pressure from oil price

Traders are betting on a future devaluation

New allies against Isis also pose threats

Opposing militias’ rise signals further violence ahead

Iran oil plan puts focus on Opec strategy

Tussle over market share within group is intensifying ahead of lifting of sanctions

Lebanon protests over rubbish intensify

Thousands chanting Arab uprising slogan demand PM’s resignation

BP skips Iran trip amid sanctions worries

Oil major nervous about angering US authorities

Isis destroys ancient temple in Palmyra

Unesco deplores ‘systematic destruction of cultural symbols’

Kurds defy Iraq and pursue oil sales

Distracted by insecurity, Baghdad turns blind eye

British embassy in Tehran reopens

Philip Hammond travels to Iran with trade delegation

Israel turns to Kurds for oil supplies

Funds provide backing for KRG’s fight against Isis

Turkey’s Isis shift is a big US success

The vision of an independent Turkish foreign policy has collapsed

Olive oil exports boost Tunisian economy

Bumper crop coincides with high global prices after poor harvests in Italy and Spain