Middle East (Energy)

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. [more…]

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Commercial Bank of Qatar looks to Asian funding amid Arab boycott

Published 25/09/2017

Qatar's third-largest lender, Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), is considering borrowing money on the Taiwanese bond market, its group chief executive told Reuters, as a crisis in the region makes it harder to raise funds. [more…]

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, shrugging off threats

Published 25/09/2017

Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds' neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East. [more…]

Will Saudi Aramco deliver world record profit for next year`s IPO?

Will Saudi Aramco deliver world record profit for next year`s IPO?

Published 08/09/2017

When oil giant Saudi Aramco discloses its financials for the first time next year, it must either surprise investors with world record profits or reduce its aspirations for a $2 trillion valuation in its initial public offering (IPO). [IPO-ARMO.SE] [more…]

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Trump says will discuss military issues, Qatar with Kuwait`s emir

Published 07/09/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would discuss trade and military issues with the emir of Kuwait at the White House on Thursday, as well as tensions over Qatar. [more…]

Air strike near Yemen capital kills seven people: witnesses

Air strike near Yemen capital kills seven people: witnesses

Published 30/08/2017

Warplanes attacked a checkpoint outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing five civilians in a taxi and two armed personnel manning the site, witnesses said. [more…]

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

Published 20/08/2017

Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors. [more…]

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Exclusive: Arab bloc won`t discriminate against U.S. firms in Qatar rift – sources

Published 13/08/2017

Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said. [more…]

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks – sources

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia favours New York for Aramco listing despite risks – sources

Published 12/08/2017

Saudi Arabia favours New York for the main foreign listing of state oil giant Aramco, even though some financial and legal advisers have recommended London as a less problematic and risky option, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. [more…]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar

Published 07/08/2017

Qatar held joint military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, Qatari media reported, showcasing their strategic alliance two months into a boycott by Arab neighbors which accuse Doha of supporting terrorism. [more…]