Saudi Arabia cannot believe it's getting this much blowback over an assassination
“I don't think they expected such an international reaction."
WTF is going on in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince this weekend ordered the detention of dozens of princes, ministers and high-ranking officials in a “corruption” crackdown widely seen as a ploy to consolidate his grip on power.
The bad news about falling oil prices
Peter A. McKay
Fort McMurray Residents Remain Displaced as Fire Pushes North
Estimates put the oil industry at a $770 million loss, and more evacuations have been ordered as the fire moves north.
The Saudi King Just Fired the Guy Who's Been in Charge of the Country's Oil for 20 Years
Faced with plummeting oil prices, King Salman wants to revamp Saudi Arabia's economy and consider a future that relies less on petroleum sales.
VICE News and Reuters
Are Russia and OPEC Forging an Unholy Alliance to Boost Oil Prices? Not Likely
A new global alliance to revive oil markets would mark a fundamental shift in the global politics of oil, bringing Russia into unfamiliar alignment with the 13-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in a bid to support falling prices.
We Asked an Expert What the Hell Is Going On with the Price of Oil
Potential price wars between energy supplying nations, an Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) not keen on cutting production that could stabilize the market, and conspiracy theories about market manipulation by key players abound.
Low Oil Prices and the War in Yemen Have Left a Huge Hole in Saudi Arabia's Budget
Facing a record budget shortfall of $87 billion in 2016, Saudi Arabia announced plans on Monday to cut fuel subsidies for its citizens.
Russia's Economy Is a Mess — and Its Problems Aren't Going Away
As the value of Russia's currency declines and its citizens endure a deepening recession, it's unclear how the country will manage what could be its longest slump in decades.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Is Trying to Fight Corruption by Rebooting the Government
With a sweeping political reform package, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidr al-Abadi is aiming to dismantle the government put in place following the US invasion in 2003.
A (Silicon) Valley Grows in Algeria
Young entrepreneurs are hoping to break Algeria's tenuous dependence on oil by starting new businesses and expanding the Algerian marketplace.
Here's Why Low Gas Prices Might Not Be Bad for the Environment
Plummeting prices at the pump might not lead to more automobile traffic, according to a government study and the long-term prospects for the electric vehicle sector.