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Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

Saudi-Russia oil price deal a test of US leverage

Courtney Freer

Saudi-Russia oil price deal a test of US leverage

Comment: Much is at stake for Trump's domestic and international reputation in brokering the global energy pricing war, writes Courtney Freer.

Russia's agenda in Libya

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's agenda in Libya

Analysis: Russia's intention to play a greater role in Libya has launched numerous speculations about Moscow's agenda in this war-ravaged ...

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.

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's emerging rapport with Gulf state monarchies

Analysis: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now looking to Russia for security partnerships as well as economic cooperation, writes Stasa Salacanin.

The New Arab

Qatar rescues Russian oil giant after China deal breakdown

Qatar will purchase a nearly 20 percent stake in Russian energy company Rosneft, after a deal with a Chinese company breaks down.

Stasa Salacanin

Energy and geopolitical earthquake: The Saudi-Russian long-term oil deal

In-depth: Saudi Arabia and Russia’s closer political and commercial cooperation, going beyond regulation of oil prices, has indicated a new ...

Putin's Israel outreach could signal big policy changes ahead

Ruth Riegler

Putin's Israel outreach could signal big policy changes ahead

Putin's push to end Syria's war could see Russia pursue a more pragmatic approach to regional issues, which will likely see Iran dumped in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Putin hails Syria war 'cooperation' in Iran visit

Putin met with Iran's leadership on Wednesday in Tehran, wher the two allies of Syria's regime discussed a peace deal in the war-torn country ...

How Russia could influence the Kurdish diplomatic crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How Russia could influence the Kurdish diplomatic crisis

Analysis: Moscow can act as a power-broker, enriching itself while outmanoeuvring the United States, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

How Paul Manafort is profiting from Kurdistan's independence referendum

Sam Fouad

How Paul Manafort is profiting from Kurdistan's independence referendum

Comment: The ex-Trump surrogate is finding refuge from the FBI investigation while lining his pockets and helping his old Russian friends as a ...

Barzani's independence vote 'diverting attention from dire economic state'

The New Arab

Barzani's independence vote 'diverting attention from dire economic state'

In-depth: For Massoud Barzani, a 'yes' vote in the upcoming controversial Iraqi Kurdistan referendum is an attempt to divert attention from the ...

Russia digs into Iraqi-Kurdistan with huge gas pipeline

The New Arab

Russia digs into Iraqi-Kurdistan with huge gas pipeline

Russia's Rosneft have won a $1 billion pipeline deal with the Iraqi-Kurdistan government, which will see Moscow's influence extend in ...

Guma El-Gamaty

What is Russia's game in Libya?

Comment: Although Russia appears to be shoring up relations with Khalifa Haftar, it is acting strategically to keep all potential emerging leaders on side, writes Guma ElGamaty.

The New Arab

Shell loads Libya oil for first time in years

Shell loaded 600,000 barrels of crude oil from the Libyan port of Zueitina on Saturday, industry sources said, its first cargo from the war-torn ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian and Libyan state oil giants sign deal

Russian and Libyan state oil giants signed a joint deal on Monday, in Tripoli's latest effort to boost oil production in the country.

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar's big oil deal with Moscow

In-depth: The surprise deal to buy into Rosneft, Russia's state-controlled oil giant, raises many questions, reports Stasa Salacanin.

ExxonMobil CEO tapped as Trump's secretary of state

The New Arab

ExxonMobil CEO tapped as Trump's secretary of state

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has been tapped as Donald Trump's likely pick for secretary of state, with some lawmakers quickly voicing concerns ...

The New Arab

Qatar, Glencore buy $11.3 billion share in Russia's Rosneft

A consortium of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund and Glencore have bought a $11.3 billion share in Russia state-owned oil company Rosneft, ...

Low oil prices not quenching Aramco's thirst for expansion

The New Arab

Low oil prices not quenching Aramco's thirst for expansion

Saudi Aramco looks set to fork out $5.5 billion to purchase an Indian refinery company, despite talk of the Riyadh-owned giant being a step ...

Gulf states to refine their oil exports

Mousa Mahdi

Gulf states to refine their oil exports

Analysis: As global oil prices fall, more GCC countries are attempting to boost revenues by refining their own oil.

Conflicting priorities within OPEC over oil production cut

AFP

Conflicting priorities within OPEC over oil production cut

OPEC ministers debate a cut in production to raise global prices that have fallen to a four year low. Reaching a consensus will be difficult due ...

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