President Barack Obama has been bumped off the top spot of Forbes' ranking of the world's most powerful people.
As Saudi Arabia continues to grow rapidly, the dilemma of sufficiently meeting domestic and international crude oil demand becomes one that would lend credence to believers in higher prices down the line, experts and analysts told CNBC.
The lack of world peace affects the economy by trapping productivity and removing vital resources, according to an international research institute which also put the cost of global violence at $8.1 trillion last year.
It’s going to be a sizzling summer for the Middle East. You stand a lot to gain, or say a lot less to lose, if you’ve done the prep work.
The discussions surrounding a possible expansion of the Gulf Cooperation Council come at a strikingly turbulent time for the Arab World, and raise profound questions about unity in the region.