Saudi Arabia to maintain expenditure

Kingdom will continue to invest despite drop in oil price

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

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’

Protesters killed as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

At least 16 dead as police confront demonstrations

Yemen chaos puts drone strikes in doubt

Government failure against Houthi advances a problem for Obama

Saudis prize stability above all else

The early appointments made by King Salman represent a delicate balancing act within the family

Saudi Arabia: Isis threat will only grow

The internet, more than bombs, could be the government’s undoing, writes Richard Haass

Egypt party leader warns on repression

Huge obstacles in fielding candidates, claims former Islamist

Thousands of Yemenis stage anti-Houthi protest

President’s resignation has left political vacuum

World leaders pay respects to Abdullah

Obama cuts short his visit to India to meet King Salman

New Saudi king faces immense challenges

Salman must try to introduce religious reform

UK flag tribute to Saudi king criticised

Angry politicians point to kingdom’s human rights record

Saudi’s new king pledges continuity

Salman seeks to reassure markets and allies in kingdom

Mubarak sons freed before anniversary

Pair released on bail pending retrial on corruption charges

Interactive: Saudi Arabia’s royal family tree

Lines of succession in the House of Saud

The film that shows Eastwood’s soft side

Rather than a call to arms, the film is more of a cry of pain

Spectre of Isis haunts Middle East debate

Fear of jihadi terrorism push west to abandon flirtation with democratisation

Saudi throne in line for historic shift

Salman moves quickly to settle succession and project stability

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, 1923-2015

Ruler who steered the world’s largest oil exporter through testing times