November 4, 2012
Just hours ahead of the polls, we take a look at Obama's Middle East tab of debts - promises undelivered or broken. Did he manage to undo Bush's unpopular Middle East legacy, and will an empowered region post Arab Spring expect more from the next president who they will hold to account?
November 1, 2012
The UAEs Oil minister has said that the country is preparing for any potential blocking of the crucial Straight of Hormuz with a new pipeline expected to open by the end of 2012.
October 30, 2012
What started as a rumor, is confirmed as true after security sources give details of the Israeli strike on the Iranian arms factory in Sudan.
October 29, 2012
Closing the Strait of Hormuz and sanctions imposed on the Iranian energy sector are independent issues, an Iranian military commander said, in a telling sign that it may be kept open in the event of a strike on the Islamic Republic.
October 24, 2012
Christie's in Dubai gets ready for this year's second auction of MENA art.
October 23, 2012
The governors of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) have gathered in Vienna to select a new secretary-general for the first time in six years, with four countries vying for the position.
U.S. President Barack Obama, who will seek a second four-year term in the election on November 6, said Monday night that Iran will not have nuclear weapons as long as he is the president.
An Iranian opposition group has claimed that an official in the country defied United Nations sanctions to build an international money laundering network that funds black market equipment purchases by the regime.
October 22, 2012
Iran halted gas exports to Turkey after a blast damaged the pipeline in the Turkish territories, authorities announced on Monday.
October 21, 2012
The US has denied a report that the United States and Iran have agreed to one-on-one negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program, in what would be a significant step towards resolving the crisis.
The United States and Iran have agreed for the first time to open bilateral negotiations on the nuclear issue, reported Saturday the New York Times, citing Obama administration officials.
October 18, 2012
Iranian private oil firms are set to take the European Union to court after companies took issue with the new tougher sanctions, which they have described as "illegal", according to the state-backed Fars news agency.
US Navy officials in Bahrain have hit back at criticism of a major mine-sweeping exercise in the Gulf designed to show global will to keep oil shipping lanes open as Israel and Iran trade threats of war.
October 17, 2012
Acclaimed Iranian actress Niki Karimi is training her camera on Dubai. And, come March, she will direct a film about Iranians living in this region.
October 16, 2012
Iran state television is reporting that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that Iran will not give in to "bullying" at the negotiating table with world powers over its disputed nuclear program, despite new economic sanctions from the European Union.