The United States will provide more than $596 million in new humanitarian aid to respond to the Syrian crisis, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Algeria, Chad, Iraq and Nigeria will be among the first countries to experience political instability if the "energy transition" occurs, says Verisk Maplecroft.
The Paris Club, comprising 22 wealthy countries, provides a platform for governments facing financial difficulties to reduce and renegotiate their debt repayments. Formed in 1956, it has signed more than 400 agreements to date, worth more than half a trillion dollars to about 100 countries. As public debt soars in the wake of the pandemic, CNBC's Timothyna Duncan breaks down how this exclusive club functions and the challenges it faces to stay relevant.
Pope arrives in Iraq to rally persecuted Christian minority and promote religious tolerance
Pope Francis arrived in Iraq on Friday to urge the country's dwindling number of Christians to stay put and help rebuild the country.
Pentagon confirms 10 rockets hit al-Asad airbase which hosts U.S. troops, kills one U.S. civilian contractor
The Iraqi military released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant losses.
Some top Democrats are criticizing President Biden's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria without conferring with all members of Congress.
The State Department vowed on Wednesday that there will be consequences for those behind the deadly rocket attack in northern Iraq.
The White House, State Department and Department of Defense left the door open to a response to the deadly rocket attack in Iraq.
U.S. President Joe Biden is a "strong supporter" of NATO, and the alliance can be further strengthened with him in office, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said.
More than 20 rockets were launched Sunday at the heavily fortified Green Zone compound in Baghdad, where the U.S. Embassy is located.
Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by a Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Britain and the imminent approval of a vaccine in the United States that could spur a rebound in fuel demand, despite a large build in U.S. crude stocks last week.
OPEC+ is expected to consider delaying its output increase at its meeting this week, but there are "some cracks in the foundation," said Herman Wang of S&P Global Platts.
Nearly half of the 200 million young Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have considered leaving their country, as the Covid-19 pandemic cripples economies and fuels unrest across the region, according to a new survey.
A major overnight fire swept through Greece's largest refugee camp, that had been placed under Covid-19 lockdown, leaving more than 12,000 migrants in emergency need of shelter on the island of Lesbos.
Iraq has said it's "fully committed" to cutting its production in accordance with the OPEC+ deal — but experts are skeptical.
Saudi Arabia and Russia said the success of the energy alliance's latest production cuts relies on all members complying with the terms of the deal.
Some of the world's largest oil producers will meet on Saturday to decide on whether or not to extend production cuts.
Countries such as China, Iran and Iraq rank low on the list in part due to their handling of the media during the pandemic, according to the World Press Freedom Index published Tuesday.