Saudi stock market to open to foreigners

Global fund managers gain direct access to $530bn bourse

Analysis

An Egyptian girl shouts slogans against the military in Cairo's Tahrir Square on December 23, 2011 as people gathered for a mass rally against the ruling military, which sparked outrage when its soldiers were taped beating women protesters. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Three years after they captured global attention during protests in Tahrir Square that forced Hosni Mubarak out of office, many young Egyptians feel their revolution has been lost.
– Heba Saleh

Obama peace call as Gaza death toll rises

Kerry in Cairo for talks as fatalities rise above 500

Israelis resolute under missile shield

Lack of pressure on political leaders to end deadly conflict

Kerry due in Cairo as Gaza death toll mounts

More than 60 killed in most intense fighting yet

Divisions over Hamas hamper peace efforts

Qatar hosts Abbas and Ban but Islamist issues stymie progress

Emerging market bond sales hit record high

Issuance jumps 54% year on year to $69.47bn

Militia adds to Libya’s political turmoil

LROR group is part Islamist militia, part criminal gang

Iran nuclear talks are extended

Move comes as ‘significant gaps’ remain on some core issues

Israel warns of widening Gaza ground war

UN secretary-general heads to region, and number of displaced rises

Israel begins Gaza ground offensive

Forces told to hit Hamas tunnels, but action could expand

Kurds pump oil in defiance of Baghdad

KRG move raises stakes of worsening conflict

Tripoli warns militias over airport fight

Government says it will hold groups criminally responsible

Biggest bank heist that ‘never happened’

Iraq bankers deny Isis $400m Mosul robbery

Obama set to extend Iran nuclear talks

Cites ‘real progress’ as six-month deadline nears

Israel to investigate Gaza children deaths

‘Humanitarian’ ceasefire called as death toll passes 200

Isis and Assad push rebels near to collapse

Disparate units see merger as last chance to survive

Rise of Isis shakes Arab world

Surge of al-Qaeda’s offshoot leaves society questioning itself

Gaza conflict revives Hamas fortunes

Netanyahu misjudges the risks in Gaza

The determination to avoid solutions raises the threat of a far greater reaction

Iraq’s Salim al-Jibouri appointed speaker