Persian Gulf

Can This Old BP Oil Refinery Help Iran Beat Donald Trump?

At the Middle East’s oldest oil refinery, giant, yellow-brick silos that stored Iranian crude and fuel products are mottled by bullet marks from the …

Iran

How Turkey, Iran, Russia and India are playing the New Silk Roads

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani will hold a summit this Wednesday in Sochi to discuss Syria. Russia, Turkey and Iran are the …

Russia

These Madmen Flew B-52 Bombers at Wave-Top Heights and Lived to Tell About It

<b>By David Axe</b><p>160 feet from tip to tail. 185 feet across. 240 tons of metal, fuel, bombs and human flesh traveling at 650 miles per hour. You wouldn’t …

Military History

In 1987, a Rogue U.S. Navy Admiral Schemed for War With Iran

<b>By Edward Chang</b><p>By 1987, the Iran-Iraq War had turned the Persian Gulf into a shooting gallery. As part of a total war strategy, both Baghdad and …

Military History

Iran expected to ship first LNG in late 2018

The Business Monitor International (BMI) says it expects Iran to officially become a player in the global markets of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from …

China and Pakistan agree to push forward economic corridor plan after dam deal scrapped

As China and Pakistan agreed on Tuesday to push ahead with their huge economic and infrastructure scheme, analysts said disputes over individual …

China

Oil Prices Have Started to Rebound - Here's How Schlumberger Predicted the Rise

After a tumultuous week, oil prices were on the rise late morning Friday, Nov. 17,<p>Global benchmark Brent crude futures gained 1.12% to $62.05, while …

Banking

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small countries into submission

Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of bullying small regional countries into submission and creating crises across the Middle East.

Middle East

Israel’s alliances are of utmost importance

What are the main obstacles that must be overcome in order for Israel to achieve an alliance, and how stable can such a pact actually be?<p>Recent …

Middle East

43 members of US congress urge Tillerson to counter Iran in Syria

In parallel with a visit this week by US national security officials to Israel to discuss Tel Aviv’s concerns over the US-Russia de-escalation deal …

Iran

Erdogan vows continued military support for Qatar during Doha visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed continued military support for Qatar amid its ongoing political crisis with a Saudi-led bloc of …

Middle East

Gates Foundation, Abu Dhabi Pair to Fight Forgotten Diseases

‘Reaching the Last Mile Fund’ aims to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, which leads to elephantiasis, from Africa and the Middle East<p>To tackle dangerous but curable tropical diseases in poor countries, the global health community is following the money—increasingly to the Persian …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

House panel OKs bill to sanction financial backers of Hamas

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House panel delivered a blunt bipartisan warning to Qatar on Wednesday, backing legislation that would slap sanctions on any countries or individuals providing financial and material support to the Islamic militant group Hamas.<p>The Foreign Affairs Committee …

Middle East

Iran, Turkey divide Saudi-led bloc

The Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ) — Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — severed diplomatic and economic ties with Doha June …

Middle East

Oil Closes Lower as Russia Casts Doubts on OPEC Cuts Extension

(Bloomberg) -- Crude closed at its lowest in almost two weeks as Russia is said to be less than convinced that OPEC should extend output curbs in a …

Oil

Revealed: The most crowded skies on the planet

Aviation

Modern and Spectacular Private Villa designed to adapt to the Lifestyle and Architectural Tastes of the Client

Raj Villa is a stunning private residence designed by Iman Memar and Ali Rahi of the Iranian architectural firm CSD Office in 2017. The home covers a …

Clark Explains 787 Order, Emirates’ Stance On Open Skies

Emirates’ order for 40 Boeing 787-10s should not surprise anyone, because it fits naturally into the airline’s fleet plans, President Tim Clark told …

Airlines

Is America a bad wingman in the Middle East?

By Daniel L. BymanMany critiques of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy concern his open brinksmanship with enemies like North Korea or jarring …

Middle East

Article: U.S. Mass Shooters Are Disproportionately Veterans

- Advertisement -<p>Are veterans of the U.S. military disproportionately likely to be mass killers in the United States? Asking such a question is …

Liberal View

'Knees together' judge makes case to return to law, says: 'I made a mistake'

CALGARY -- A former judge who resigned over his treatment of a sexual assault complainant is making his case today for why he should be allowed to …

Canadian News

Reining in the Rogue Royal of Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, the 32-year-old son of the aging and ailing King Salman, is making too many enemies for his own good, or for …

Middle East

Don’t mind those rumbling jets overhead. It’s just an exercise.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command — more commonly known as NORAD — will be conducting flight exercises in the D.C. region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.<p>The flights are scheduled to take place between midnight and 2:30 a.m.,weather permitting. Should weather be an issue the …

Military

UAE buys new weapons worth $684 million from US firm

The UAE signs a new deal with American arms manufacturer Raytheon Co. to buy laser-guided bombs.

Middle East

Why India Should Be Wary of the Quad

Like it or not, the term ‘Indo Pacific’ seems to be a means of including India in the military calculations of US strategy in the Pacific.<p>The second …

South China Sea

The Latest: Tillerson aims to get Qatar, neighbours to talk

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending the Gulf crisis between Qatar …

Middle East

As the MENA Region Heats Up, UN Climate Change Talks are Under Pressure

Drought and high temperatures threaten the MENA region. Image sourced from Wikimedia / Creative Commons.As the world's nations meet in Bonn, Germany …

Liberal View

3 US Navy aircraft carriers operate off Korean Peninsula

Three U.S. Navy aircraft carriers joined South Korea forces on Saturday to begin joint naval exercises in the waters off the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea as President Donald Trump ends his five-country Asia tour.<p>The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt …

World News

Prince Charles blamed 'European Jews' for Mideast crisis: Leaks

The British Daily Mail newspaper writes that Prince Charles had made an assessment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a letter to his close …

Royal Family

US tax uncertainty sets ASX for a flat open

Confusion around the US tax debate has SPI futures pointing to a flat open on Monday, but investors are preparing for a big week of economic data.

Economy