Hardliners quash hopes of Khomeini grandson

Moderate deemed unqualified to stand for Assembly of Experts

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

Saudis heed call to share economic pain

Oil price rout and security worries amplify message of austerity

Saudis discuss sending troops into Syria

Riyadh weighs setting up safe zone with Turkey and other allies

Syria’s future in its neighbours’ hands

In the Middle East, it is the regional players at the forefront, writes Dmitri Trenin

Advantages of living in a decent time zone

What matters for flight, unlike finance, is that hardly anyone lives south of the equator

Tensions run high amid Saudi crackdown

Home town of executed cleric Nimr al-Nimr in frontline of conflict

Murder threatens Egypt-Italy relations

Suspicion Giulio Regeni was killed in Cairo by security services

Aleppo’s agony will test EU resolve

Russia’s assault on the Syrian city is set to intensify the migrant crisis

Find refugees work to boost integration

Minimum wages may be good for native workers but are less so for migrants, writes Scott McDonald

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht who is Iran'svice president and head of Managment and planning Organisation,Tehran,Iran.PHOTO BY FARZANEH KHADEMIAN Story by: Najmeh Bozorgmehr
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Iran to hold assets in foreign banks

Move to fend off inflationary pressure from sudden cash inflow

Peugeot in deal to revive Iran alliance

Carmaker and Iran Khodro in new venture to build vehicles

Merkel in ‘last-ditch’ refugee talks

Tens of thousands in fresh exodus after Russian bombings

Turkey holds back Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Thousands mass at border to escape military offensive by Assad forces

Ban blames Russia for collapse of Syria talks

Intensified fighting undermined negotiations, says UN head

Germany’s Iraqi migrants beat path home

Outflow reflects growing disenchantment with life in the west

Syria’s ‘Russian forces’ push for Aleppo

Moscow bombs opposition-held areas even as it plans peace talks

World leaders pledge billions for Syria

Donors gather in London as peace talks in Geneva break down

Iran’s hardliners slam business deals

PM Hassan Rouhani’s agreements will harm Iran, conservatives warn

Syria donor conference: UK to double aid

Cameron pledges extra £1.2bn for refugees ahead of summit

Merkel’s policy harms the displaced more

Allowing refugees a normal life ought to be a core duty