Bahrain reforms receive lukewarm response

Opposition sceptical of crown prince’s proposals


Subhash Chandra
Billionaire media mogul launches new channel dubbing Indian soaps and lifestyle programmes into Arabic to feed the Middle East’s appetite for subcontinental content

For or against Isis, Iran must choose

Tehran will show its colours in its attitude to the caliphate it helped build, says Frederic Hof

Qatar urges west to back Syrian Sunni

Foreign minister dismisses claims that Qataris are funding Isis

Players in the regional drama

How Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Turkey, Jordan and the Arab League have reacted to the growing Islamist threat

Kuwait clamps down on terror financing

Gulf states under pressure to limit flows to militants

Dubai plans $32bn aviation mega-hub

Gulf state aims to create one of world’s largest airports

Obama prepares to set out Isis strategy

US ready for long-term effort to defeat militants

StanChart’s NY settlement draws UAE ire

Gulf state warns of possible litigation from customers

Deranged killers who pose as terrorists

The disturbed and the deluded swell the ranks of the black-clad army, writes Gautam Malkani

Dubai and S Korea sign investments deal

Emirate expands commercial hub role as Asian state eyes Africa

UK report into Muslim Brotherhood delayed

Ministers and officials arguing over findings of investigation

Doubts over Qatar interest in VTB bond

Sanctions on Russia place question mark over level of investment

Iraq violence stirs Iranian war memories

Sunni insurgency against Tehran’s Shia allies raises fears

Djibouti pulls DP World terminal contract

Corruption allegations over concession

Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave

Assistant secretary of state accused of meeting opposition group

Western banks start to pull out of Iraq

StanChart moves senior staff to Dubai amid Isis advance

Saudi Arabia sends troops to Iraq border

Iraqi forces reported to be abandoning posts

Saudis name top intelligence chief

Prince Khalid bin Bandar al-Saud appointed

Free zones help spur diversification

Dubai has been particularly successful with these sectoral enclaves, and neighbours are following in its footsteps

Tehran courts UAE as mood brightens

A comprehensive nuclear deal with leading powers could end sanctions and boost trade and investment