Topic: Persian Gulf
Foreign workers fuel the continued rise of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, while working for low wages and in miserable conditions.
09/06/2010 04:25 pm
Stay alert, stay alive – especially in August, when Washington and much of Europe are on autopilot.
08/25/2010 10:16 pm
A long article in the latest Atlantic argues there's a strong chance Israel will unilaterally attack Iran next summer over its nuclear program. While there are strong arguments for an attack, here are three reasons why it won't happen.
08/13/2010 03:53 pm
In Pictures Scenes of Ramadan
Japanese oil tanker M. Star was subject last month to a terrorist attack, UAE inspectors said Friday, raising fears of a new campaign targeting global oil interests.
08/06/2010 02:32 pm
It is easy to criticize the misspending and poor execution of foreign aid in places like Afghanistan. Done right, however, foreign aid promotes self-reliance.
08/05/2010 10:16 am
A new estimate suggests that the Gulf oil spill blowout gushed 4.9 million barrels of oil before BP capped it, making it the largest accidental oil spill in history.
08/03/2010 01:29 pm
Some are pointing fingers at Iran, which has threatened to close off the strategic Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for sanctions, for denting a Japanese oil tanker this week. Some 40 percent of the world's oil shipments pass through the strait.
07/30/2010 09:35 am
The EU today implemented tough new Iran sanctions aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions. The sanctions specifically target Iran's oil industry, which accounts for roughly 80 percent of Iranian exports but faces numerous challenges.
07/27/2010 12:56 pm
Economic opportunity was stripped from the Iraqi people at the onset of the war. Basra in southern Iraq would be the perfect place to restore it through tourism.
07/15/2010 05:46 pm