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


  2. President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia’s king “might not be there for two weeks” without U.S. military support, as he sought to pressure the...
      


  3. 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...
      


  4. Watching how the collapse of Venezuela's oil industry looks close to inevitable, will it face a process of privatisation soon? 
      


  5. Well? There have been threats in the past but they have remained threats. This time things look different for various reasons but it could be...
      


  6. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, meeting with Rouhani and his cabinet on Wednesday, told the government to work “day and night” to resolve...
      


  7. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he was sending U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman over...
      


  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. President's top adviser for domestic energy and environment policy is heading out the door and leaving the Big Brother house. Michael Catanzaro plans to leave next...
      


  10. As a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela was concluding, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides...
      


  11. The Hatfields and McCoys of the Middle East are at it again. Saudi Arabia is going ahead with plans to turn Qatar into an island,...
      


  12. The three leaders will discuss measures to consolidate the truce regime in Syria, ensure the operation of de-escalation zones and address the humanitarian problems...
      


  13. Venezuela was one of the founding members of the OPEC, led by the iconic Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, a thing most known by oil...
      


  14. This weekend the ship carrying Italy’s first anti-European government, captained by an amateur skipper and manned by a bizarre alliance of two rival populist...
      


  15. This is getting ridiculous. Nobody's mentioned sanctions but the big boys in Riyadh are ready for them. "As the Riyadh stock market plunged on growing...
      


  16. 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...
      


  17. 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...
      


  18. Iran on Friday supported Syria’s right to defend itself against aggression from Israel, state TV reported, accusing others of remaining silent over the attacks...
      


  19. Iran is threatening retaliation for an apparent Israeli air strike in Syria, and Trump's got his finger on the button (at least the Twitter...
      


  20. According to the Economist, Nordic countries have topped the list of Democracy Index 2017. They are taking four out of five of the top...
      


  21. Saudi Arabia will develop nuclear weapons if its arch-rival Iran does so. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without...
      


  22. By effectively making it illegal not to defy US sanctions on Iraq (though more accurately making it not illegal to ignore sanctions), the EU...
      


  23. "The European Union’s trade chief on Friday warned of possible retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s plans to impose hefty tariffs on imported steel...
      


  24. Vladimir Putin is running this year for the last time. Sure, he will win but this means he needs to start looking for a...
      


  25. 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...
      


  26. Brussels has hit out at “finger pointing” and “threats” from Italy’s Eurosceptic government over a stand-off about the fate of 150 rescued migrants on...
      


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


  28. Turkey has ordered the arrest of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen and seven others over the 2016 assassination of the Russian envoy to Turkey,...
      


  29. The US Treasury targeted the governor of Iran’s central bank on Tuesday as the Trump administration continues to reimpose sanctions after pulling out of...
      


  30. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated...
      

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