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Aug 16, 2014

Egypt PM blames saboteurs for rising power cuts

(AP) -- Egypt's premier on Saturday partially blamed the country's worsening energy shortage -- with rolling blackouts of up to six hours in some Cairo neighborhoods -- on saboteurs seeking to undermine the government, a veiled reference to Islamist ... #Cairo #Egypt #Muslim Brotherhood #Mohamed Morsi

Aug 14, 2014

US military chief visits Vietnam, 1st since 1971

(AP) -- U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey on Thursday became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to visit Vietnam since 1971, seeking to boost military ties between the former foes at a time when Hanoi is embroiled in territorial disputes with Chi... #China #Beijing #Vietnam #Chuck Hagel #Nguyen Tan Dung #Joint Chiefs of Staff #South China Sea #Martin Dempsey

Aug 14, 2014

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

Green groups say they will appeal industry ministry decision to grant energy company Repsol three-year drilling license Spains governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Cana... #Africa #Canary Islands #Spain

Aug 28, 2014

Doctor dies of Ebola in Nigeria's oil hub Port Harcourt

A doctor in Nigeria's oil industry hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola fever, after he was infected by man linked to the first case in Africa's most populous country, the Health Ministry said. Heath Ministry spokesman Dan Nwomeh said on his Twit... #Africa #Port Harcourt #West Africa #World Health Organisation #Niger Delta #Lagos, Nigeria

Aug 29, 2014

Possible halt in petroleum exports

Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has assigned the Energy Ministry's Department of Mineral Fuels and oil refiners to discuss a possible halt in petroleum exports, in light of heated debates on energy situation in Thailand... #Africa #Port Harcourt #West Africa #World Health Organisation #Niger Delta #Lagos, Nigeria

Sep 02, 2014

U.S. not open for Kurdish oil, Baghdad says

Daniel J. Graeber BAGHDAD, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Iraqi Oil Ministry published a letter Tuesday saying the U.S. market is far from a legal destination for oil taken from the Kurdish north... #Africa #Port Harcourt #West Africa #World Health Organisation #Niger Delta #Lagos, Nigeria

Sep 01, 2014

Libyan parliament reappoints PM as government loses grip on ministries

Libya's parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parliament has claimed legitimacy. In another sign of the oil pro... #Libya #Africa #John Kerry #Benghazi, Libya #Tripoli, Libya #Misrata, Libya

Sep 03, 2014

Venezuelan President Replaces Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez

Rafael Ramírez, who has overseen Venezuela's vital oil industry for more than a decade, was moved to lead the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday as part of a cabinet shake-up announced by President Nicolás Maduro... #Libya #Africa #John Kerry #Benghazi, Libya #Tripoli, Libya #Misrata, Libya

Aug 28, 2014

Fin24.com | Iraq to appeal US court on Kurdish oil

The Iraqi oil ministry says it will challenge a US court decision that stopped US marshals from seizing some one million barrels of disputed Kurdish oil... #Libya #Africa #John Kerry #Benghazi, Libya #Tripoli, Libya #Misrata, Libya

Aug 31, 2014

Call for Houthi civil disobedience in Yemen

Defying calls by the UN Security Council to end hostilities against the Yemeni government, a Houthi tribal leader has urged supporters to wage a campaign of civil disobedience until their demands are met. The Houthis, who have been fighting for years... #Yemen #U N Security Council #Saudi Arabia #Houthis