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Houthis Knock Out Undersea Internet Connections in Red Sea

Houthis Knock Out Undersea Internet Connections in Red Sea

Yemen's Houthis have reportedly damaged…

U.S. and Iran Locked in a Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship

U.S. and Iran Locked in a Dangerous Game of Brinkmanship

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi emphasized…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Crew Abandons Cargo Ship After Houthi Attack

Feb 19, 2024 at 09:33 | ZeroHedge

Attacks on Red Sea shipping from Yemen's Iran-backed Houthis escalated overnight when missiles hit a commercial vessel and forced the crew to evacuate. There are also reports a US drone…

Israel-Hezbollah Tensions Flare Up

Feb 16, 2024 at 09:27 | Editorial Dept

Cross-border missile exchanges between Israel and Lebanon intensified this week, with Hezbollah launching missiles at northern Israel and Israel responding with its own missile barrage on southern Lebanon, both resulting…

The U.S.' Return To Its "Denial Oil" Strategy Is Critical

Feb 14, 2024 at 07:25 | Shahriar Sheikhlar

Amidst the growing influence of American rivals in the Middle East, the United States appears to be reassessing its ties with regional allies just as it nears completion of its…

Europe Stands Divided on U.S.-Led Bombing Campaign of Yemen

Jan 16, 2024 at 08:42 | ZeroHedge

By The Cradle Europe is divided over the US-UK bombing of Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, as Italy, Spain, and France have refused to take part in…

A Houthi Retaliation Could Send Oil Prices Soaring

Jan 15, 2024 at 07:57 | Simon Watkins

The World Bank said at the end of October that a ‘large disruption’ in the global supply of crude oil – which it equated to between 6 and 8 million…

Why a Complete Withdrawal from Iraq May Benefit the U.S.

Jan 12, 2024 at 08:50 | James Durso

It seemed like a good idea at the time…  On Jan. 4, 2024, the U.S. assassinated Mushtaq Jawad Kazim al-Jawari, a commander in an Iran-linked Iraqi militia. The Pentagon 

Iranian Cities Overwhelmed by Influx of Climate Migrants

Dec 18, 2023 at 08:24 | RFE/RL staff

Record temperatures, prolonged droughts, and the drying up of rivers and lakes are displacing tens of thousands of Iranians each year, experts say. Many of the…

U.S. Widens Sanctions On Iran’s Energy Network That Is Key To Funding Terrorism

Dec 05, 2023 at 14:35 | Simon Watkins

From the imposition of the first major international sanctions against its energy sector following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran has been developing a vast network through which it continues to…

Putin Makes Rare Trip Abroad With Visit To Saudi Arabia, UAE

Dec 05, 2023 at 09:15 | RFE/RL staff

In a rare trip abroad as an international arrest warrant hangs over him, Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on December 6 before…

Israeli-Linked Ship Attacked By Suicide Drone Attack In Indian Ocean

Nov 26, 2023 at 08:15 | ZeroHedge

Another Israeli-linked shipping vessel has been targeted by Iran-backed forces against the backdrop of the Gaza war. A US defense official was cited in the Associated Press as describing that a…

Israel-Hamas Conflict Threatens EU Energy Security

Nov 08, 2023 at 11:01 | Francesco Sassi

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, killing hundreds of civilians a day and threatening critical infrastructures of all sorts in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip, has…

Oil Market Blind-sided By Israel’s War On Hamas

Oct 25, 2023 at 10:44 | Cyril Widdershoven

Israel is on the brink of a full invasion of the Gaza Strip, with the Israeli Armed Forces (IDF) prepared to implement a range of military strategies. While regional tensions…

Escalation In Israel-Hamas Conflict May Doom Oil Markets

Oct 23, 2023 at 16:29 | Simon Watkins

In the last 50 years or so, it is difficult to think of a time when so many dangers from so many directions could each spiral…

The New Global Oil Market Order Hangs In The Balance After Hamas Attacks Israel

Oct 09, 2023 at 08:12 | Simon Watkins

In what turned out to be extraordinary timing, October 3 saw a Western coalition of France’s TotalEnergies and Italy’s Eni, plus Qatar Energy, apply for the second licensing…

MBS To Fox: Saudi Arabia Will Get Nuclear Arms If Iran Does

Sep 21, 2023 at 09:26 | ZeroHedge

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) said in an exclusive Fox News interview published Wednesday that Saudi Arabia will obtain a nuclear weapon if its number one regional rival does…

Iran’s Latest Move Brings A New Nuclear Deal With The U.S. Closer

Sep 18, 2023 at 10:45 | Simon Watkins

The deal announced on 11 September that saw five Americans released from prison in Iran has brought the quiet ongoing discussions over a new, watered-down version…

Why Egypt’s Oil And Gas Discoveries Are Crucial For The Region

Jul 19, 2023 at 10:12 | Simon Watkins

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the West has been scrambling to find reliable sources for consistent oil and gas supplies to compensate for those lost…

Saudi Arabia Looks To Normalize Relations With Syria, Puts Israel On Hold

Jul 14, 2023 at 08:27 | ZeroHedge

By Hasan Illaik via The Cradle In his interview with CNN on July 9th, US President Joe Biden announced that "we are…

Iran’s Booming Oil Industry Adds Urgency To Nuclear Negotiations

Jun 22, 2023 at 06:55 | Felicity Bradstock

Over the last few years, Iran has increasingly ignored sanctions imposed on its oil and gas industry by the U.S. by choosing to develop new energy partnerships and…

Why The Middle East Will Be Vital In Any U.S.-China Conflict

May 19, 2023 at 09:36 | Haley Zaremba

If the United States and China ever enter into conflict, one of the key battlegrounds could be the Middle East. China has been busily trying to shore up its energy…

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