US fears Iran strike on Saudis

Washington has warned Tehran that it will respond to any attack on Riyadh. By Erin Viner "We are concerned about the threat picture, and we remain in constant contact through…

US to reassess Saudi ties

United States President Joe Biden is reviewing relations with Saudi Arabia following its decision with the OPEC+ group to slash oil production, particularly focused on the related threat posed by…

GCC focuses on Iran

The critical importance of regional stability topped the agenda at the 42nd annual Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Saudi Arabia. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner Saudi Arabia’s Crown…

OPEC output tight amid COVID lockdowns

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is preparing to assess its current policy of holding back millions of barrels of daily supply as the third wave of the…

Israel: 5 Arab states on normalization path

Israeli Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen confirmed comments from U.S. President Donald Trump that there are five more possible nations that could soon normalize relations with the Jewish State. Since August,…

New locust threat to southern Africa 

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for swift action to combat a surge of desert locusts in the southern African states of Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.…

Locusts continue to plague Africa & Mideast

Aerial and ground control operations by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) remain in effect in many parts of Africa and the Middle East to prevent…

Pompeo opens peace tour in Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem this morning, where he commended the Trump Administration. “You have stood up to Iran’s aggression and triggered…