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  1. President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira...
      


  2. IN my previous Post on Venezuela, we looked at the collapse of a society.  Here, Der Spiegel takes a look at what is happening...
      


  3. According to latest report from AP, Pakistani terror cells are still biggest threat not just for that country, but also for the entire region....
      


  4. More sanctions coming to Russia if the "bill from hell"* gets signed but, apparently, the effect on Russia's oil industry will be more modest...
      


  5. Hundreds of U.S. newspapers on Thursday launched a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for denouncing some media...
      


  6. Saudi Arabia’s reaction when Canada’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, called in a tweet for the release of Samar Badawi, a leading Saudi women’s rights...
      


  7. The Saudi Arabian government cut diplomatic ties with Canada on Sunday after the North American country urged the kingdom to release recently arrested human...
      


  8. Valentina Matvienko, the speaker of the Russian upper house of parliament, said on Wednesday that Moscow’s response to U.S. sanctions will be targeted and...
      


  9. The proposed Saudi Aramco IPO seems increasingly unlikely to actually take place, in my opinion. The Aramco IPO of 5% of the "family jewels" was originally heavily...
      


  10. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline to bring...
      


  11. I would be worried about the sanctions slapped on Turkish officials over the arrest of the American pastor. It's a dangerous election game being...
      


  12. The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in...
      


  13. So, now the EU has threatened to actually sanction companies who comply with the US sanctions on Iran, first round of which went into...
      


  14. To get a micro-glimpse of just how staggeringly bad things have gotten in Venezuela, I invite readers here to view a film documentary spliced...
      


  15. The five nations sharing the Caspian Sea have stuck a historical deal on how to share its riches. Now they can really get to...
      


  16. US President Donald Trump may have plans to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities as early as next month, senior Australian government sources said, according to...
      


  17. President Donald Trump’s administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the military...
      


  18. Hmmmm, nobody seemed to have mentioned that Saudi Vision 2030 involved actual work ....  this culture shock could be interesting to watch from afar. Saudis forced...
      


  19. For those of you not paying attention to the latest from the authoritarians running Saudi Arabia, herewith the tale: It turns out that Mohammad bin-Salman,...
      


  20. China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump’s warning that any companies trading with...
      


  21. Ten years ago, the Iranian rial was trading at 9,315 to the US dollar.  Today it is at 44,000 to the dollar on the...
      


  22. New U.S. sanctions against Iran took effect on Tuesday, and President Donald Trump, who defied Washington’s allies to impose them, pledged that firms doing...
      


  23. Last Saturday there was an attack by drones loaded with explosives trying to kill President Maduro during a public act at the iconic Avenida...
      


  24. Not looking good. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45084144
      


  25. An assassination attempt, protests, Islamist militant groups, the works. And Azerbaijan is a pretty solid oil producer...
      


  26. As never before, Pakistan with former cricket star Imran Khan (new PM) has a chance to separate army influence in public and political sphere,...
      


  27. http://www.saudiaramco.com/en/home/news-media/news/Bahri-Ship.html?utm_content=buffer13b1b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.W1jrkRlhfRc.twitter
      


  28. So, I'm not sold on the idea that the Houthis hit a Saudi oil tanker. Why would they? If they start targeting oil transports...
      


  29. The European Union has imposed asset freezes on six Russian firms for their involvement in the construction of a new road-and-rail bridge linking Russia...
      

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