About 45 percent of globally important oil and gas fields in the Russian Arctic are located in zones made hazardous by permafrost melt, scientists said.
As ISIS has been pushed out of large areas of Iraq people have begun returning home to rebuild their lives and reclaim their communities.
Reports of beheadings and bodies strung up on poles have emerged following an attempted rebellion against Islamic State militants in the Libyan city of Sirte.
Sebastian Meyer profiles a family of displaced Yazidis refugees in northern Iraq who make a potentially lethal living running a small oil refinery.
The assault on a major refinery in the northern city of Baiji comes after reports claiming the Islamic State has abandoned three major oil fields elsewhere in Iraq.
Loyalists to the self-Islamic State reportedly beheaded eight security guards and kidnapped nine workers from the Philippines, Austria, the Czech Republic, Bangladesh, and Ghana.
Though attitudes are slowly shifting in the conservative state, gay men who come for lucrative work in the booming Bakken shale formation often feel pressured to keep their identities hidden.
A US-led coalition continued a wave of attacks against the profitable oil resources controlled by the Islamic State in Syria.
With the help of Iraqi airpower, the peshmerga are hoping to retake territory they lost to the Islamic State over the weekend.
My driver was the personal chauffeur of the leader of Libya’s federalist rebels, Ibrahim al-Jathran. As a reward for his good work in the uprising against Gaddafi, Jathran was put in charge of protecting the country's oil facilities. Instead of...