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Tehran in Iran

End of Iran sanctions possible by end of 2015, experts say Subscription

2 September 2015 | By

Sanctions have cut Iran’s GDP by at least 30 per cent

Protesters attempt to break a street sign near the government palace in downtown Beirut on 29 August

Beirut protesters struggle to find an effective strategy Subscription

1 September 2015 | By

Demonstrators risk the interference of sectarian factions if unrest continues

Division: Prime Minister Al-Abadi (left) and former leader Al-Maliki are both trying to make political gains in Iraq’s government

A new battle for Baghdad’s political future Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

The fight to stamp out corruption in Iraq’s political system is fraught with challenges

Stock markets

Global uncertainty hits GCC stock markets Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

China worries impact commodity prices and shares

Maghreb foreign direct investment, 2014

Algeria lags behind on foreign investment Subscription

20 August 2015 | By Paul Melly

In the Maghreb, both Morocco and Tunisia outstrip Algeria when it comes to foreign direct investment

Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects index Subscription

19 August 2015 | By

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

In 1922, the future king of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz al-Saud was the sultan of the Najd, with ambitions that encompassed the domains of Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Ahmed al-Sabah. Abdulaziz’s son Salman bin Abdulaziz (pictured) succeeded to the Saudi throne in Ja

Understanding the Divided Zone dispute Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Land, oil, money and pride are all at stake in the dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over the Divided Zone

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Region struggles to find answer to Isis advance Subscription

11 August 2015 | By James Gavin

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is gaining a foothold in the Maghreb, aided by the political turmoil in Libya and the failure of the international community to strike back

Emaar Properties: Downtown district in Dubai

UAE leads the region’s developers Subscription

11 August 2015 | By ,

MEED ranking of the top developers in the Middle East shows the UAE in a dominant position

Egypt projects pipeline

Egypt faces financing bottleneck Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

Cairo has a huge demand for finance, but local banks are thinly stretched by government borrowing while international lenders are wary of currency risk

Kuwait’s rapid progress on the New Refinery Project over recent weeks has come at a crucial time for the oil sector

The future of Kuwait’s Al-Zour refinery Subscription

5 August 2015 | By

Unresolved disputes may cause further disruptions to the much-delayed megaproject

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Landmark agreement: US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran's next challenge Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

The removal of sanctions will open up Iran to foreign investment, but there are still hurdles to cross

Central Bank of Iran governor Valiollah Seif

Iran banks in need of huge overhaul Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Bad debt and stifling regulations will need to be addressed as sanctions are lifted

Mediterranean migrant deaths by route

Libya's economic crisis starts to bite Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

As UN-mediated peace talks between Libya’s rival governments break down, the country’s finances look increasingly precarious

UAE fuel subsidies 2013 and 2015

UAE takes long-term view with subsidy cuts Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Deregulation of fuel prices will ease pressure on state budget

Officials from the Tehran Stock Exchange have said they will attend an international exhibition later this year to promote foreign participation on the bourse

Tehran exchange braced for fivefold gains Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Market is seen as last major untapped opportunity

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Senate members support Iran deal

Senate members support Iran deal Subscription

3 September 2015 | By

Obama now has enough support to override opposition

Talks: The ‘key parameters’ of a deal aimed at preventing Tehran from building a nuclear bomb have been agreed upon

Iran to host Austrian president in September Subscription

30 August 2015 | By

Heinz Fischer will be first EU head of state to visit Tehran for over a decade

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