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Former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has come out to condemn it, criticising Iran for "plundering the country" and for "allowing foreign troops to enter". But what does it really entail?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Qatar expected to beat odds and post 2020 surplus

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Qatar expected to beat odds and post 2020 surplus

Qatar could see five percent growth in 2020.

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Courtney Freer

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the extent to which energy producers are vulnerable to the decline in global energy markets, ...

Israel begins gas exports to Egypt for first time

The New Arab & agencies

Israel begins gas exports to Egypt for first time

It is the first time that Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, has imported gas from its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to sharply boost gas production

Qatar said it would sharply boost its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, already the world's largest, based on a rise in its proven reserves.

Rauf Mammadov

Putin's Riyadh trip hints next chapter of Russia-Saudi ties

As Putin makes his second visit to Riyadh in 12 years, Saudi-Russia relations remain steady, despite the countries being on different sides of ...

James Reinl

Two years on, Qatar has beaten the Saudi-led blockade

Analysis: On June 5, 2017, things looked bleak for Qatar as Riyadh and its allies imposed a blockade on Doha. Two years later, Qatar has proven ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi oil giant Aramco to buy US natural gas

Saudi Arabia's state owned oil company will begin buying liquid natural gas from San Diego-based Sempra Energy, under a 20 year agreement.

Iran-GCC energy relations in the sanctions era

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Iran-GCC energy relations in the sanctions era

Analysis: Iran could easily export cheap gas to GCC nations, but only if it improves political relations with arch-enemy Saudi Arabia, notes ...

The New Arab

US wants Europe to use Qatari, not Russian gas

Germany and other European countries should use Qatar and the US as alternative gas suppliers.

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Emile Nakhleh

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has failed to coerce Qatar to change course to suit Saudi Arabia's regional hegemonic aims, writes Emile ...

The geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran's energy sector

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of US sanctions against Iran's energy sector

Analysis: Sanctions against Iran provides the US with a sizeable number of consumers in need of alternative suppliers, perfectly placing it ...

Iran turns to BRICS nations as sanctions build

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Iran turns to BRICS nations as sanctions build

Analysis: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all offer potential markets for Iranian oil, but all will be wary of US retaliation, ...

Qatar to invest $20 billion in US energy sector

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Qatar to invest $20 billion in US energy sector

Qatar will make a huge investment into the US energy sector, Doha said on Sunday.

Giorgio Cafiero

Qatar frees itself of OPEC

Comment: By leaving OPEC, Qatar's leadership is sending a message that Doha is determined to fully escape Saudi Arabia's orbit of influence, writes Giorgio Cafiero.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to pull out of Saudi-dominated cartel OPEC

Qatar has announced that it will quit OPEC by the end of this year to focus on gas production.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Iran and Azerbaijan probe Caspian oil cooperation

Probing cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Iran and Azerbaijan face huge obstacles, not least in the form of the US sanctions regime.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

Washington boosts LNG with Iran in sanctions crosshairs

While decimating Iran's capacity to produce and export energy resources, the United States is raising its own production to fill a lucrative gap ...

Qatar emir to tour Latin America amid ongoing blockade

The New Arab

Qatar emir to tour Latin America amid ongoing blockade

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is to meet the presidents of Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay to 'discuss ways of strengthening ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to further boost gas production amid regional rift

Qatar announced Wednesday plans to boost natural gas production for the second time since a Gulf diplomatic crisis erupted last year pitting the ...

Qatar agrees to 22-year natural gas deal with China

The New Arab

Qatar agrees to 22-year natural gas deal with China

Qatar has announced a 22-year deal to supply China with liquefied natural gas (LNG), as the gas-rich emirate battles an economic ...

Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in Germany

The New Arab

Qatar to invest 10 billion euros in Germany

Qatar's emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, during an official ...

Suspected militant Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected militant Islamists behead 10 in Mozambique

Authorities have pledged to capture suspected Islamist militants who killed 10 villagers and are thought to be hiding in local forests.

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