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News & Analysis

Desert storm engulfs Saudi economy

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Poverty and Saudi Arabia may appear a contradiction in terms yet the kingdom’s economy has suffered massive blows because of wrong-headed policies. The kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Daily News Analysis

European companies scramble for Iran oil and gas deals

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 04, 14352014-02-04

The rush for Persian black gold is on. European business executives have made a beeline to Tehran to line up deals in the lucrative oil and gas arena with the easing of some sanctions against the Islamic Republic. While only a small fraction of sanctions have been eased, European oil executives know the rush is on. They do not wish to be left out even if the Americans--and Canadians--are absent from the scene.

Daily News Analysis

Pakistan trying to wriggle out of Iran pipeline agreement

Crescent International

Safar 15, 14352013-12-18

The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is trying to wriggle out of its agreement with Iran to construct the gas pipeline that would provide major relief to energy starved Pakistan. Industrial production has been badly affected by shortage of electricity with many industrialists shutting their factories and relocating abroad. The people of Pakistan have historical suffered at the hands of incompetent and selfish rulers.

Occupied Arab World

International and oil politics behind America’s plans for Iraq and the region

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 26, 14232002-12-01

A lethal brew of raw imperial ambition and personal greed, not the claims of US president George Bush that he intends to eliminate Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, is behind the drive for a renewed onslaught on Iraq...

Special Reports

Central Asian oil and gas: the real reason for the US’s war on Afghanistan

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 01, 14222001-11-16

While America has couched its ‘war’ on Afghanistan in the language of morality, more sinister motives are at work: desire to control the Caspian Sea’s oil and gas, as well as the destruction or removal (‘neutralisation’) of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.

Occupied Arab World

Oil price collapse hurts Arab regimes

Waseem Shehzad

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14181998-04-01

Barely two decades ago, oil prices were closely tied to international political events. Every major crisis sent the price of a barrel of crude shooting upward, much to western consternation.


The scramble for Central Asia’s black gold

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 25, 14181997-06-01

There are more than 200 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and perhaps 50 trillion cubic metres of gas in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Basin. Such riches could keep the lights burning in the west for a long time.

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