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

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

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Iran to hold assets in foreign banks

Move to fend off inflationary pressure from sudden cash inflow

Pope and Orthodox Patriarch to hold talks

First meeting of leaders of Christian east and west in 1,000 years

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

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

Syrian talks on hold days after opening

UN calls on powers to ‘do more’ to create conditions for peace

Germany to limit north African migrants

Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to be added to safe country list

Israel developing ‘underground’ Iron Dome

Defence system aimed at detecting tunnels built by its enemies

Syrian talks stall before they even begin

Russian intervention leaves state little incentive to negotiate

Putin’s Erdogan feud hits Tatarstan trade

Sanctions in wake of fighter jet incident hit business ties

Putin bombs in Syria and talks in Geneva

Russia is using peace summit as a smokescreen for war

Damascus shrine blasts kill 45

Sunni fundamentalists Isis claim responsibility for attacks

Syrian opposition team heads to Geneva

Saudi-backed negotiators want end to bombing before peace talks