1. Iran--or at least the spokesman of its nuclear energy agency--is apparently ready to respond in-kind if Trump decides to reimpose US sanctions on Tehran by...
      


  2. Transparency Int'l published list of most corrupt countries... 1. North Korea 2. Somalia 3. South Sudan 11. Iraq 23. Zimbabwe 44. Nigeria 46. Iran 46. Russia 98. China 98. India 102. Turkey 113.South Africa 115. Saudi Arabia 117....
      


  3. Iraq’s parliament voted to ban Kurdish engineering firm Kar Group from operating Kirkuk’s oil fields, following Iraq’s recapture of the Kurdish-held oil region in October. The...
      


  4. The latest non-news that everybody suspected but was never confirmed has just been confirmed. I wonder how this would sit with the rest of...
      


  5. North Korea has said yes to talks with South Korea after Seoul and Washington agreed to postpone a joint drill. I can't help but...
      


  6. Just one day after U.S. president accused Pakistan and government in Islamabad for support terrorist, Pakistan's Central Bank announced how will be replacing dollar...
      


  7. Iraq goverment is under new challenge. Western allies wants to see pro iranians Shi‘ite militia commanders out of game.  They are openly loyal to...
      


  8. U.S. delegation met with Iraqi Oil Minister al-Luaibi to discuss getting involved in Iraq's energy sector. Iraq's oil ministry says the US is keen on strengthening ties...


  9. Days after announcing a formal decree launching the country’s asset-based cryptocurrency, the Petro, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiring miners across the country to...
      


  10. Relations between the US and Turkey are bound to deteriorate further after a US court found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran circumvent sanctions...
      


  11. Senior official from the U.S. Africa Command AFRICOM told local media that Islamic State (IS) in Libya may be planning an attack on the country’s...
      


  12. One take on oil prices is that oil bulls are loving Trump's foreign policy because it promises to keep all things geopolitical in the...
      


  13. President Trump has tweeted the following: "North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.”...
      


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


  15. I've been sort of mapping out Europe's energy policy and options for less dependence on Russia and while most of the countries' situations and stances...
      


  16. Anyone watching the spreading protests in Iran? This could spiral dangerously. They started out protesting rising prices but now it's turning into a general...
      


  17. South Korea apparently seized a ship illegally transferring oil to North Korea, and it was a Hong Kong-registered ship ... 
      


  18. Shut the internet please President Trump took to Twitter yesterday to note the record-breaking cold weather currently slamming much of the eastern U.S. “In the East, it...
      


  19. No one's been paying too much attention to Syria since the media has decided it's no longer interesting, but we may have missed that...
      


  20. Just saw a Libyan news report saying Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, is going to run for president ... So even if General Haftar isn't...
      


  21. Opening a co-operation in this field raises the question of the economic reactions coming from Iran to India. Iran and India have worked hard...
      


  22. The Sierra Club is running a Facebook advertising campaign to oppose Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump’s nominee for a top environmental policy position. The nation’s largest green...
      


  23. Turkey has put Qatar in the corner effectively saying Qatar's regime is a puppet of Turkey. Qatar's regime has three options: concede to Turkey...
      


  24. Financial risk, poverty and pollution are China's biggest enemies at this moment. With all wealth this country owns, China's debt now stands at roughly...
      


  25. A confidential report allegedly leaked to Western media says malware targeted Aramco's computer systems designed to prevent a disaster at an industrial facility. Not...
      


  26. China didn't export any oil products to North Korea in November, customs data say. And all this time Washington has been insisting they do...
      


  27. Apparently, the US has been fighting the war in Yemen for the Saudis in a very serious way. Pentagon now reveals that US forces...
      


  28. What happened with the scandal over Qatar earlier this year, also happened to Lebanon's PM, Hariri, and it's all about Iran. Hariri is back...
      


  29. The US Senate has approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. Republicans say the tax cuts for...
      


  30. The North Korea saga has definitely been stepped up a few notches to the point that I'm hoping isn't one of no return, however...