Middle East
  • by Michael Lerner With oil prices low, the Kingdom is hoping to make mining a key pillar of its economy.Middle East,Ali Al-Naimi,Khalid Al-Mudaifer,Maaden,Mining,oil,Saudi Arabia,Saudi Mining and Minerals Symposium,Michael Lerner

    Desert outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Getty Images
  • French President Francois Hollande (L) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, May 5, 2015. Getty Images

    by Michael Lerner Another $10 billion worth of contracts have been reached, with heavy emphasis on defense.Europe,Middle East,2nd Saudi French Business Opportunities Forum,arms,France,Manuel Valls,Saudi Arabia,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 13, 2015, 2:37 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
  • One of Terminals of Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Getty Images

    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

    Published Date : Aug 07, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT
  • 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
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    by Michael Lerner After private sector scandals, Kuwait can only hire Indian nurses through gov't agencies.Middle East,Al Zarafa Travels and Manpower Consultants,India,Kuwait,Norka,nurses,Rani George,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Oct 27, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT