Middle East

Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports by 500,000 bpd

The move could send prices upwards as Russia and the US continue to break records in oil production.

Saudi Arabia to cut oil exports by 500,000 bpd in December

Counting the Cost

Can Iran survive US economic sanctions?

As US sanctions on Iran come into full force, challenging the financial might of the dollar may prove difficult.

China

China airshow of military strength

At the biannual Chinese airshow and weapons expo, there’s a display of military might, ally unity and some American companies taking a long view on the ongoing trade war.

Latin America

Argentina's beef industry defies economic downturn

Besides beef, Argentina is trying to export more grain, shoes, and lemon.

Environment

US court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

It comes as a setback to President Trump who had reversed the Obama administration's decision to reject the project.

US court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

South Korea

South Korea: The women of the Gwangjang Market

Meet the formidable females behind one of South Korea's oldest and most famous markets.

South Korea: The women of the Gwangjang Market

Middle East

Illegal overfishing affects catch in Turkish waters

The annual fish catch in the wild has declined from 503,000 tonnes to 354,000 tonnes over the last 20 years.

Iran

Iranian women feel the effect of punishing US sanctions

Cost of feminine hygiene products soars as salaries drop with analysts warning traditional family dynamic is at risk.

Why Iranian women are among the most vulnerable to US sanctions

Business & Economy

Who really benefits from a strong US economy?

Experts say that little of the country's economic boom is reaching poor and middle-class households.

Who really benefits from a strong US economy?

Venezuela

EU extends sanctions on Venezuela for a year

EU says measures 'intended to bring political stability to country' that has seen almost two million flee since 2015.

European Union extends sanctions on Venezuela for a year

China

Frost thaws in US-China ties ahead of G20 meeting

High-level talks now set for Friday as world's two largest economies look for ways to resolve damaging trade war.

US, China to hold delayed diplomatic, security dialogue

Middle East

Saudi crown prince launches first nuclear plant project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom.

Bin Salman launches Saudi Arabia's first nuclear plant project

Middle East

How can Iran bypass US sanctions?

US Secretary of State Pompeo said Trump administration 'fully prepared' to counter Iran's effort to circumvent hurdles.

How can Iran bypass US sanctions?

US Midterms 2018

What are the key issues in the US midterms?

As US midterms approach, the issues topping voters' minds include healthcare, the economy and the judiciary.

US midterm elections: What are the key issues?

Business & Economy

What SWIFT is and why it matters in the US-Iran spat

Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service said it was suspending access for some Iranian banks after US sanctions.

What SWIFT is and why it matters in the US-Iran spat