Middle East
  • A planned strike protesting contract workers would have been at peak tourist season, but was called off.Middle East,Ben Gurion International Airport,Israel,Israel Airports Authority,Jordan,strike,Michael Lerner

    One of Terminals of Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Getty Images
  • An oil tanker being repaired after being bombed by the Libyan Air Force, 5/28/15. MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

    The Tobruk-based government seeks to one-up its Tripoli-based rival for total control over the country's oil.Africa,Abdullah al-Thinni,Libya,Libyan civil war,National Oil Corporation,oil,Ras Lanuf,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 09, 2015, 4:32 PM EDT
  • Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh speaks at an oil and gas convention in Tehran, 5/6/14. ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

    Assuming a nuclear deal is reached and sanctions are lifted, Iran plans an economic comeback.Middle East,Bijan Zanganeh,Iran,oil and gas,OPEC,sanctions,Tourism,UNESCO,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 16, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT
  • Lebanese Army soldiers stand guard at the airport in Beirut, Lebanon, April 20, 2015 . Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Violence from the civil war in neighboring Syria has repeatedly spilled over into Lebanon.Middle East,defense,Embraer,Hezbollah,ISIS,Lebanon,Super Tucano,Syria,United States,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 10, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
  • Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz (L) and Gazprom CEO Aleksei Miller (R) examine a route for Turkish Stream. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner Turkey protests Russian air incursions, but both sides want Turkish Stream built.Middle East,AKP,Aleksei Miller,Gazprom,NATO,natural gas,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Russia,Syria,Turkey,Turkish Stream,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 07, 2015, 4:14 PM EDT
  • The de facto OPEC leader can claim its highest oil production level in more than three decades.Middle East,oil price,Oilprice.com,OPEC,Saudi Arabia,shale,United States,Guest Contributor
    Published Date : May 14, 2015, 12:58 PM EDT