Middle East
  • by Michael Lerner Exports and tourism declined last year, despite the govt's rosy GDP predictions.Middle East,Auto industry,economy,Iran,Russia,terror,Tourism,Turkey,Michael Lerner

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  • The Caspian Sea. Source: Jamie Weeraya/flickr

    by Michael Lerner After sanctions end, Iran will collect transit fees and save on internal oil distribution.Middle East,Armenia,Azerbaijan,Caspian Sea,Gazprom,Hassan Rouhani,Iran,Kazakhstan,oil swaps,Rosneft,Russia,Turkmenistan,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Dec 28, 2015, 3:16 PM EST
  • Desert outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Getty Images

    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

    Published Date : Oct 28, 2015, 4:23 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
  • 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