Almost three years since severing their diplomatic ties with Qatar, three of the other five Gulf Cooperation Council members — Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain — in addition to Egypt, have been signaling that they are willing to work with Qatar to overcome their concerns and find a mutually sati
Iranians have taken to the streets to protest against the government’s decision to raise petrol prices. The move, which Iranian officials have argued was necessary due to the drop in oil exports as a result of U.S.
Tensions in the region are high following drone and cruise missile attacks on two of Saudi Aramco’s major oil facilities in Khurais and Abqaiq, thus temporarily disrupting five percent of the global oil supply and leading to a spike in oil prices.
The attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz have placed Iran under renewed scrutiny. Merely one month after four vessels travelling through the Strait were sabotaged, last week’s incident risks bringing the region closer to armed conflict.
This book exemplifies a common genre: the celebratory account of the life and career of a capable and successful individual — in this instance Abdulaziz Al-Zamil — who has occupied important positions in both the public and private sectors.
It is no exaggeration to say that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia owes its wealth, power and international stature for the most part to the vast oil resources lying beneath its deserts and waters.