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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iranian leader outlines next five-year plan Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Strategy focuses on defence, ‘resistance economy’ and technological development

Nuclear reactor in power plant

Iran nuclear stockpile reduced to below target Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

UN report claims Tehran met its obligations to reduce uranium stocks

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif (extreme right) at the talks in Vienna

Iran nuclear talks set to overrun deadline Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Iran’s foreign minister returns to Vienna for crunch negotiations

National carrier Iran Air’s Boeing fleet has an average age of more than 35 years

Aircraft manufacturers prepare for Iranian orders Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

European and US suppliers look to capture market share in Iran’s sanctions-ridden aviation sector

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal

Oil, banking and automotive could be biggest winners from Iran deal Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Turquoise Partners predicts $100bn in frozen funds will be used to finance oil, gas and other infrastructure

Oil production

Resurgence in Iranian crude production anticipated Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Analysts predict gradual rate of growth and no major effect on global prices

Iran supreme leader issues ultimatum on nuclear talks

Iran supreme leader issues ultimatum on nuclear talks Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Khamenei says there will be no long-term freeze of nuclear activities, casting doubt on 30 June deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Officials say Iran nuclear talks could overrun Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Negotiators concede talks could run beyond 30 June deadline

US Secretary of State John Kerry

Iran could gain concession in nuclear talks Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

US secretary of state says agreement will not fixate on any past activities that have been stopped

Trade

Iran to start oil-for-goods trade with Russia Subscription Required

8 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Tehran oil minister quoted saying long-awaited deal will go ahead

Iran oil production

Oil majors declare Iran interest Subscription Required

7 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

BP, Shell and Total openly eyeing deals in event of Iranian sanctions being lifted

Analysis

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Negotiators of Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers at a recent meeting in Vienna

Iran looks to nuclear deal for economic resurgence Subscription Required

24 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Lifting of sanctions will enable Tehran to increase exports, help control inflation and boost economic growth

The US will have its work cut out to convince its allies in Riyadh that Iran has not been given an easy ride

Riyadh concerned by Iran nuclear deal Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

As the 30 June deadline draws closer, the Saudi leadership is growing increasingly worried about the potential reemergence of Iran on to the global stage

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Global oil production

Oil price still not ready for recovery Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Opec optimism unfounded while global market remains oversupplied

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

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

The way forward for Tehran Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

The Lausanne agreement has left investors eagerly awaiting the lifting of sanctions

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Hassan Rouhani Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Hassan Rouhani is President of Iran

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year

Comment

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

Kevin Baxter

Riyadh walking a fine line Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

At best the region could be heading for a sectarian cold war, at worst all-out conflict

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Iraq’s Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (left) and Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh

Opec sidesteps issue of Iran and Iraq crude glut Subscription Required

4 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Cartel well exceeding quota as Tehran lays out plan to add significant exports

The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort cruiser, USS Normandy, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea on 19 April. A Pentagon spokesman denied reports the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Yemen

US increases involvement in Yemen conflict Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Washington shows force against Iran as two sides close in on nuclear deal

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