1. Talk now is that Iran and Iraq are working to set a start to start oil exports from Kirkuk. They'll have to transport by...
      


  2. According to the Islamic Republic's ministry of intelligence, two large caches of bombs, explosives and ammunition have been found in eastern and western Iran....
      


  3. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal to spend $236 million to partially excavate the decades-old nuclear site in Missouri. The proposed remedy would both...
      


  4. Donald Trump SNUBS Theresa May for second time - but WILL meet Merkel and Macron Oh, no! Whatever are we going to do now?
      


  5. Ken Isaacs, Trump’s nominee  for running the International Organization for Migration (IOM) , came last in the race for the top U.N. migration job...


  6. US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing a decades-old air policy aimed at reining in some of the largest sources of hazardous pollutants like mercury...
      


  7. South Korea is investigating a second vessel it suspects of illegally transferring oil for shipping to North Korea in violation of UN sanctions, maritime...
      


  8. Barter is the name of the game. The EU has set up a special-purpose vehicle to do trade with Iran without using dollars. So...
      


  9. Authored by Charles Hughes Smith, a humorously cantankerous old fart, whose musings I tend to enjoy reading. Taxing the air is apparently the last refuge...


  10. A must-read: the culmination of an AP investigation, the most interesting part being the run-up to the Saudi-led blockade on Qatar (for those of...
      


  11. President Trump rolled out a White House budget that includes deep cuts to some federal agencies. It includes proposals to cut deficits by more than $3 trillion over...
      


  12. According by egypt's newspaper, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has described Turkey as part of a “triangle of evil” along with Iran...
      


  13. Find your country. A lot of problems come from people not allowed their voice to be heard. Apart from electoral system the second most important...
      


  14. An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Yuri Ushakov, said U.S. President Donald Trump has invited the Russian leader to the White House, but...
      


  15. It's hard to believe China would storm Hong Kong to put down the protests given the repercussions it would have for its economy, unless...
      


  16. In a hit to the Trump administration, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that cases litigating the Clean Water Act should be heard by federal district...
      


  17. A series of mysterious attacks against the main Russian military base in Syria, including one conducted by a swarm of armed miniature drones, has...
      


  18. Now that Doug Ford and the Conservatives demolished the Ontario Liberal Party, grinding it into the dust, from 57 seats down to 7, the...
      


  19. A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump to reconsider the omission of climate change from his...
      


  20. Some of the European Union countries said they may follow the U.K.’s lead in expelling Moscow’s diplomats. At a summit in Brussels, the 28...
      


  21. Saw this news from official Iranian press.  Note that I am about as skeptical of Iran's Mehr News as I am with USA's CNN...
      


  22. The New York Times published a list of questions that special counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Donald Trump. Many of the questions...
      


  23. Iraqis will be swapping 60,000 of their 'new' Kirkuk oil with Iran--in return for Iranian crude for one year ... wonder how the Iraqi...
      


  24. Vision 2030, the Aramco IPO, the purge of business elite ... things are happening fast right now in Saudi Arabia because rumor has it...
      


  25. Economic growth in the eurozone cooled in the first quarter to the weakest pace since mid-2016, according to figures released on Thursday that confirm...
      


  26. The list will be made public Monday but a source has spilled: it includes India, South Korea, and japan. Negotiations with China still ongoing....
      


  27. So, this is a new twist I wasn't aware of earlier. The Yemeni island of Socotra has now been sucked into the war, but...
      


  28. Pakistan has caught my attention in the last weeks and months due to its political instability, geopolitical risks for the region, the changing nature...
      


  29. I have been since quite a long time studying and monitoring the ethno-religious dynamics in the Middle East region and its relationship and impact...
      


  30. An independent U.N. report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday there is “credible evidence” to warrant further investigation into the...