Counting the Cost

How will Trump's Iran oil gamble affect the global economy?

We look at US sanctions on Iran and whether there is enough oil from the US, Saudi Arabia and UAE to fill the void.

Middle East

OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire

The visit is another sign of support for Iran in the face of US sanctions, but for ordinary Iranians, it may not be enough.

Inside Story

Can Iran close the Strait of Hormuz?

Tehran threatens to shut off waterway to one of the world's most important shipping channels.

Counting the Cost

Will the oil game heat up as US ends Iran sanctions waivers?

As the US slams the brakes on oil exports from Iran, we look at the spillover effect for the global economy.

UpFront

Shirin Ebadi: Iran sanctions 'can weaken the government'

We speak with Iranian dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi about regime change in Iran.

Shirin Ebadi: Iran sanctions 'can weaken the government'

Turkey

Turkey faces hike in oil prices as US thwarts Iran oil sales

Because of oil-import dependency, Turkey's economy is vulnerable to price rises while the lira could plunge further.

Turkey faces hike in oil prices as US thwarts Iran oil sales

Inside Story

US: Stop buying Iranian oil or face sanctions

Washington lifts exemptions from sanctions to trading partners importing oil from Tehran.

Iran

US will not reissue waivers for Iran oil imports

In an effort to increase economic pressure on Iran, US announces it is ending waivers for countries importing Iran oil.

Iran

Iran denounces 'illegal' US sanctions as oil waivers end

Iran says because US sanctions are 'principally illegal ... it does not attach any value' to the sanctions waivers.

Iran denounces 'illegal' US sanctions as oil waivers end

Counting the Cost

War economy: Haftar and the battle for Libya's oil wealth

A war economy, a divided nation, two central banks and debt piling up - how Libya's wealth has pitted east against west.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Is oil money fuelling war in South Sudan?

Oil minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth discusses allegations of corruption and the role of oil in South Sudan's future.

Counting the Cost

Algeria economy: Where has all the money gone?

As Algeria's oil wealth dries up and protesters demand change, we examine the economic challenges facing the country.

Africa

Will voters punish Buhari for not tackling Nigeria's oil spills?

Five years after Nigeria's president promised to clean-up this oil mess, Al Jazeera looks at whether the failure will hurt his re-election bid.

Counting the Cost

Living inside the world's worst economy, Venezuela

Hungry and without access to medicine, Venezuelans are suffering as a political crisis unfolds.

Special series

Saudi Aramco: A story of oil, wealth and power

A story of oil, wealth, power and shifting fortunes - the fate of a company and kingdom.