Middle East
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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