Many believe the recent ousting of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a consequence of his tight controls over the country's lithium resources.
Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens' grievances only weakens their own position.
Segregation has quietly eased over the past year or so, as eateries, cafes, conference centres and concert halls stopped strictly enforcing it.
Joshua wins back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts and gets his career back on track, earning a reported $70 million in the process for his biggest-ever paycheck.
The kingdom has made attempts to exploit and complicate bilateral issues between Turkey and the Greek-Cypriot administered part of Cyprus for its own foriegn policy gains.
A number of policy setbacks have pushed Saudi Arabia to revisit its blockade of Qatar raising the spectre of a potential rapprochement.
Prices have held relatively steady since the last OPEC meeting, with a barrel of Brent crude hovering around the $60 mark, apart from a spike in September sparked by attacks on Saudi oil installations.
Lebanon is deep in the throes of an economic crisis that has shaken confidence in the country's banks and worsened since the protests erupted on October 17.
Saudi Arabia's invitation to Qatari emir could presage a thaw in the relationship that has become increasingly tense in recent years.
Kuwaiti foreign ministry official is hopeful that a two and a half year old rupture between Doha and three Gulf states will finally come to an end.
Pakistan's executive, judiciary and military have found themselves on a collision course, and Imran Khan's government might bear the brunt of the impact.
Riyadh and its allies have grossly underestimated the strength of the Houthis.
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