Three renowned scholars will reportedly face execution after Ramadan. Even beyond the Khashoggi murder, such a ruling means the crown prince will stop at nothing to retain absolute power.
Qatar has managed to gain independence from the Saudi-UAE sphere of influence and might be better off for it in the long run.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
Lebanese government says a 2,000-km gas pipeline planned to bring gas from Israel to Europe should not violate its maritime borders, as Beirut still has an unresolved border dispute with Israel.
Ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that sets the scene for negotiations on extending the bloc's rules regulating gas deliveries to incoming pipelines, like Nord Stream 2.
For the first time, Israel will sit with Arab countries on a multilateral forum meant to promote energy trade in eastern Mediterranean.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
US Ambassador Richard Grenell openly threatened German companies with penalties for building gas pipeline Nord Stream II and wants Qatar to challenge Russian dominance in gas exports to Europe.
While lobbyists in DC are finding it slightly harder to justify working with Saudi Arabia after the Saudis confessed to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi - the lucrative relationship is unlikely to die anytime soon.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attend ceremony in Istanbul to mark completion of TurkStream's offshore section.
As Washington prepares to penalise countries, which import gas and oil from Iran, concerns are being raised about its impact on Iraq.
Massachusetts State Police said a total of 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odour had been reported.
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