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A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

A New Middle East Mega-War Is Unfolding Right Before Our Eyes

Iran is becoming increasingly aggressive…

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s Dangerous Oil Price Game

Trump’s apparent escalation of the…

Geopolitics / Middle East

Washington Announces Sanctions On Syrian Oil Industry

Washington Announces Sanctions On Syrian Oil Industry

Sep 07, 2018 at 09:11 | Irina Slav

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced sanctions against five Syrian companies and four individuals on allegations of facilitating crude oil shipments and financing to the Assad government, Reuters reports,…

Iraq Is Facing A Major Internal Crisis

Iraq Is Facing A Major Internal Crisis

Sep 05, 2018 at 15:33 | Cyril Widdershoven

Despite the fact that production and export figures presented by Iraqi sources are showing a significant improvement, optimism should be tempered. Iraq continues to head towards a major showdown between…

Houthis Claim Successful Attack On Aramco Oil Facility

Houthis Claim Successful Attack On Aramco Oil Facility

Sep 04, 2018 at 09:12 | Irina Slav

Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed a successful attack on an unidentified oil facility of Saudi Aramco in Jizan, according to a report in Iranian state news agency IRNA. The…

Iranians Are Turning To U.S. Dollars To Offset Sanctions

Iranians Are Turning To U.S. Dollars To Offset Sanctions

Aug 29, 2018 at 16:53 | Tim Daiss

In a development that must be hard to stomach for the political elite in Tehran, many Iranians are turning to U.S. dollars to offset the impact of sanctions and a…

Iran Claims It Has Full Control Over The World’s Most Important Oil Chokepoint

Iran Claims It Has Full Control Over The World’s Most Important Oil Chokepoint

Aug 29, 2018 at 11:23 | Tsvetana Paraskova

As the first round of U.S. sanctions on Iran kicked in earlier this month and the second round of sanctions—including on Iranian oil exports—is set to snap back in early…

Warship Or Oil Tanker – What Did The Houthis Hit?

Warship Or Oil Tanker – What Did The Houthis Hit?

Aug 06, 2018 at 12:33 | Irina Slav

Late last month, reports emerged from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies that the Yemen Houthi rebels had attacked two Saudi oil tankers in the strait of Bab el-Mandeb,…

Trump vs Iran: A War Of Words

Trump vs Iran: A War Of Words

Aug 02, 2018 at 16:12 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The war of words between the United States and Iran has been heating up as the return of U.S. sanctions threatens to take more than 1 million bpd of Iranian…

Israel Threatens Military Response Against Houthi Forces

Israel Threatens Military Response Against Houthi Forces

Aug 02, 2018 at 13:05 | ZeroHedge

Will the war in Yemen become the next battleground in the ongoing Iran-Israel proxy war for the Middle East? The past year has witnessed a more out in the open proxy war between the…

Can Iran Circumvent U.S. Sanctions?

Can Iran Circumvent U.S. Sanctions?

Jul 26, 2018 at 11:29 | Vanand Meliksetian

On August 6th, the first batch of sanctions against the Islamic Republic will go into effect. This includes sanctions on the acquisition of US dollar banknotes by Iran's government, sanctions…

Iran Vows ‘Equal Countermeasures’ If U.S. Tries To Block Oil Exports

Iran Vows ‘Equal Countermeasures’ If U.S. Tries To Block Oil Exports

Jul 24, 2018 at 08:31 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Iran’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Tehran would respond with “equal countermeasures” if the United States tries to block Iranian crude oil exports. “If America wants to take…

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