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Russia & Saudi Arabia to set up $1bn energy fund

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2017


2nd October, 2017

A joint Russian-Saudi fund to invest in the energy sector will be announced during the forthcoming visit of the kingdom’s monarch Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Moscow, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told the Al Arabiya TV Channel.

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Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran: Gulf players willing to abandon old narratives

Posted by seumasach on August 11, 2015


Asia Times

10th August, 2015

The Iran nuclear deal is yet to cross the Rubicon of approval by the US Congress and the going got a bit tough last weekend with Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Eliot Engel, two top congressional Democrats, announcing their objection to the deal. Schumer claimed he made the decision “after deep study, careful thought, and considerable soul-searching,” while Engel is yet to lay bare his soul. But never mind; the debate in the US looks increasingly surreal.

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Iran on new voyage of discovery

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2011

Kaveh Afrasiabi

Asia Times

24th February

“The Americans try hard to not be the target of these huge popular uprisings, but will fail because people have realized that the policies of Americans and their cronies are the causes of humiliation and division among nations. As a result, the key to resolving people’s problems rests on ending America’s arrangement in the region.”
– Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

On Monday, with two Iranian warships about to sail through the Suez Canal – much to the chagrin of Israel which viewed the move “with utmost gravity'” – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed a group of foreign dignitaries from the Muslim world and confidently spoke of the dawn of a new era in the Middle East, reflecting a “new Islamic awakening”.

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The US in the Mideast: ignorance abroad

Posted by smeddum on July 8, 2008

The Daily Star
By Rami G. Khouri
Daily Star staff
Saturday, July 05, 2008

One of the frightening lessons one learns from spending time in Washington is that most of the men and women who make, or influence, American policy in the Middle East actually have little or no first-hand experience of the region. They know very little about its people or its political trends at the grassroots level, as the Iraq experience reconfirms so painfully. Read the rest of this entry »

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India tiptoes to the new Middle East

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2008

By M K Bhadrakumar(Asia Times

21st june, 2008

DELHI – The Middle East took a great leap forward this week to the post-George W Bush era. Israel’s dramatic shift of glance to the forces of political Islam sums it up. “Today we have concurrent peace negotiations with both the Syrians and the Palestinians and there is no logical reason why there should also not be talks with the Lebanese,” Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s spokesman Mark Regev said in Jerusalem on Wednesday. 

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