Middle East
  • Pakistani army Mi-17 helicopters fly in Islamabad on March 20, 2015. FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

    This week the State Department approved a major arms deal for Pakistan and a smaller one for Egypt.Middle East,U.S.,arms,Egypt,Pakistan,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 09, 2015, 2:47 PM EDT
  • Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz gives a speech in Kars, Turkey, on March 17, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    The head of the state-run electricity grid resigns, and the Energy Minister's credibility is doubted.Middle East,blackout,Erdogan,Turkey,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 07, 2015, 12:49 PM EDT
  • Italian P.M. Matteo Renzi (L) and Algerian P.M. Abdelmalek Sellal (R) in Algiers, 12/2/14. FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images

    Five joint industrial companies are announced while counter-terrorism cooperation deepens. Europe,Middle East,Abdelaziz Bouteflika,Algeria,Italy,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 27, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT
  • Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel al-Sisi shake hands in Cairo, Egypt, February 10, 2015. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    With free trade, nuclear power, and industrial zone deals, Russia draws Egypt away from U.S. dependency.Europe,Middle East,Abdel al-Sisi,EEU,Egypt,industrial zone,insurgency,Nuclear power,Russia,Sinai peninsula,Suez Canal,terrorism,Vladimir Putin,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Feb 10, 2015, 4:40 PM EST
  • King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the Elysee Palace in Paris France, on February 09, 2015. Chesnot/Getty Images

    Work begins on a desalination plant in Morocco, one of many large infrastructure projects to come.Africa,Abengoa,desalination,Europe,Mohammed VI,Morocco,natural gas,Solar energy,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 10, 2015, 3:27 PM EDT
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, March 29, 2015. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images

    Egypt's growth is expected to top 4% this year, and billions in deals have been struck.Middle East,Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi,Egypt,Eni,oil,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 20, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT