Outside powers at risk from Syria’s fire

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Proxy wars can be very dangerous for the nations that are fuelling the conflict

Netanyahu raises spectre of war with Iran

Israeli PM tells UN that atomic accord makes conflict more likely

Saudi-led coalition seizes Iranian vessel

Regional tensions rise as Tehran steps up Hajj stampede criticism

Diplomacy behind Russia’s Syrian bombs

Obama and Putin’s hopes of rescuing the country from disintegration look overblown already

Obama handshake claim sparks Iran ire

Hardliners threaten to impeach Zarif over ‘accidental’ gesture

Investors prepare for return to Iran

The end of sanctions is set to prompt a scramble to do business in the country

Middle East conflicts confound outsiders

Risk, even in the war-torn region, is also opportunity

Iraq and Russia collaborate in Isis fight

Intelligence sharing deal also includes Syria and Iran

Diplomats struggle to build bridges on Syria

Earlier talks stalled over Russian efforts to involve Iran

Iran to test confidence with debt issue

Islamic Treasury Bills will be issued to stimulate cash-strapped economy

We must relearn arts of war and strategy

West blew peace in 20-year party of consumption and speculation

Osborne sets sights on trade trip to Iran

From Beijing to Tehran — chancellor says he is prepared to take risks to boost British economy

Russia’s Syria build-up surprises Iran

Tehran fears loss of influence in Damascus

China ties lose lustre as Iran eyes west

Critics say groups took advantage of sanctions-hit Islamic republic

French banks notably absent from business delegation to Iran

Lenders’ fear at lack of clarity over US approach to lifting sanctions

Novo Nordisk to build €70m plant in Iran

First factory for a western pharma group signals confidence

French companies fear losing Iran trade

Medef warns that France risks losing out on business deals in Iran

Iran desperate for nuclear deal dividend

Low oil price, sanctions and populism have drained resources

Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

Chance to engage beyond nuclear deal is at risk of being lost

Accor books place in Iran’s hotel sector

French hospitality group spearheads foreign push in wake of nuclear deal with the US