Russia: Gulf nations, not us, to blame for oil prices fall -TASS

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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia never sought a sharp oil price fall or an end to cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and the Gulf nations are to blame for the crisis on the global oil markets, a … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 20 March 2020

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Greetings from Tyler, Did you hear about the elderly man in Italy who was in isolation with his wife for fourteen days?  He died.  She strangled him.  (That’s a joke, maybe a bad one.) Or is laughing outlawed too?  Never … Read More

Oil crashes by most since 1991 as Saudi Arabia launches price war

New York (CNN Business) Oil prices suffered a historic collapse overnight after Saudi Arabia shocked the market by launching a price war against onetime ally Russia. US oil prices crashed as much as 34% to a four-year low of $27.34 a barrel as … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 27 December 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, There is troubling news about Iran.  The Russians and Chinese are reportedly cooperating with Iran in maneuvers at sea.  All three nations are reportedly conducting drills in the Indian Ocean.  It seems foolish to repeat Iranian government … Read More

Saudi king repeats anti-Iran claims, urges GCC to ‘confront’ Islamic Republic

posted in: Middle East, News

A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (2-R), Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (L) and Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani  (back-R) attending the … Read More

‘If Israel continues attacking, there’ll be conflict with Iran’

‘Iran decided not to keep quiet about Israel’s attacks anymore,’ News 13 analyst Zvi Yehezkeli says. Hassan Rouhani -Reuters Journalist Zvi Yehezkeli, News 13‘s Arab affairs analyst, spoke with 103 FM Radio‘s Nissim Mishal about the rising tensions on Israel’s northern border … Read More

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

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Turkey’s Syria invasion following the US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East. Smoke billows from targets in Tel Abyad, Syria, during bombardment by Turkish forces. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP By invading northern … Read More

Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration will send nearly 2,000 troops and advanced military equipment to Saudi … Read More

US to send troops and air and missile defense to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack

Washington (CNN)The US announced Friday it would send additional troops along with enhanced air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed … Read More

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN

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© Getty Images President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with the Iranian leaders at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. “Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” … Read More

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