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US President Barack Obama speaks while hosting the GCC at Camp David on 14 May. From left are UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, Oman Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Sai

GCC leaders reassured by US on containment of Iran Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Summit fell short of comprehensive security accord

Pipeline

UN decision scuppers plans to build gas pipeline Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Pakistan’s seabed territory extended over area of planned $4bn infrastructure project

US President Barack Obama

Security tops the agenda at GCC-US summit Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Defence accord under discussion as US President Obama seeks to reassure GCC states of Washington’s support

Petrochina drills 122 wells at Halfaya

Petrochina drills 122 wells at Halfaya Subscription Required

13 May 2015 | By Mark Watts

Production to increase as further wells are completed

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US, Adel al-Jubeir, has been appointed the kingdom's foreign minister

Riyadh denies Iran talks Subscription Required

4 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Stories stating that new foreign minister planned to fly to Tehran “fabricated”

Bahrain puts banks into administration

Bahrain puts banks into administration Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Central bank takes control of Iranian-owned bank and insurer

Current shareholders

Iran seeks interest in $2.7bn gas development Subscription Required

29 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Buyback contract offered to develop five onshore fields in southwestern Fars province

Steel industry

Middle East steel production rose in March Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Marginal increase driven by higher output in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Senate Foreign Relations Committee

US Congress involvement in Iran deal creates new barriers Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Iran needs assurance that US sanctions will be dropped to go through with nuclear accord

Middle East and North Africa oil export growth

IMF cuts growth forecasts for Middle East oil producers Subscription Required

15 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Lower oil prices dampens economic outlook

Gas pipeline

Oman and Iran yet to decide gas pipeline route Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Key infrastructure project stuck at pre-design stage; pricing will be left until end of construction

Tehran Stock Exchange

New Iran investment fund expected in April Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Foreign investor interest in Iran ramps up post-nuclear agreement

Analysis

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

No deal: Sanctions against Iran will remain in place for at least another seven months

The stalemate continues for Tehran Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

The window of opportunity may be closing for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

Saudi oil production and brent crude price

Riyadh in strong position ahead of Opec meeting Subscription Required

18 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Arabia showing no signs of cutting oil production despite falling prices

Comment

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

Mohammed Javad Zarif

Iran and US at odds on sanctions removal Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Mark Watts

Differences appear with domestic announcements

Iran

Caution may be best strategy in Iran Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

As excitement in the Middle East and global business community grows over the possibility of a nuclear deal with Iran, others are urging caution

Mark Watts

Key decisions to follow Lausanne agreement Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Current round of Iran nuclear talks are important step, but accord will not be fleshed out until June

Mark Watts

Crunch time for Iran talks Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Negotiators have until the end of March to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme

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