Topic: Oil

A student protester holds up a placard outside the Lebanese Ministry of Education in Beirut on 7 November 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/H. Malla)

Mass protests in Sudan, Algeria, Lebanon and Iraq

Is this the Arab Spring 2.0?

Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (photo: Imago Images/IPA/N. Zonna)

Interview with Lebanese writer Amin Maalouf

Petrodollars proved stronger in the Middle East than cultural tradition

Omid Nouripour, foreign policy spokesman for Germany's Green party (photo: Imago/Jurgen Heinrich)

Interview with Omid Nouripour on the protests in Iran

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"The Europeans lack courage"

In solidarity with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Thomson Reuters project manager detained in Iran: London's Mayor Sadiq Khan and her husband appeal for her release (source: Twitter)

Foreign academics risk arrest in Iran

Tehran's new hostage policy

Anti-government protests on Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 03.11.2019 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Anti-government protests

Is this Iraq's Arab Spring?

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance)

Between religion, oil dependence and reforms

Saudi Arabia under Mohammed bin Salman

A pall of smoke hangs above the Aramco oil refinery in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia (photo: Reuters/Planet Labs)

Houthi attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Hitting Saudi Arabia where it hurts

Street hawkers selling Kurdistan flags in northern Iraq prior to the referendum in August 2014 (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

The uncertain future of Kurdish autonomy

What next for Iraqʹs Kurds?

Volker Perthes, Middle East expert and director of the SWP in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Interview with Middle East expert Volker Perthes

"Iran will not negotiate its own surrender"

Libyaʹs General Khalifa Haftar emerges from a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, November 2016 (photo: Reuters/M. Shemetov)

Russian involvement in Libya

Backing Haftar to the hilt?

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, left, and Jeremy Hunt United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, stand during statements at a Gymnich meeting of EU foreign ministers in Bucharest, Romania, on 31 January 2019 (photo:picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Alexandru)

Countering U.S. sanctions with INSTEX

Europe throws Iran a line

Minaret detail of the King Fahd Academy, Bonn, 29.08.2016 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/O. Berg)

German-Saudi relations

A Salafist bone of contention

 U.S. President Donald Trump gives a public speech at Krasinski Square, in Warsaw, Poland, 6 July 2017 (photo: Reuters/K. Pempel)

The West versus the Islamic Republic?

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Iran's 40 years of strife

Doha skyline with an image of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (photo: picture-alliance)

Weathering the Saudi blockade

Qatar thrives under pressure

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