Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia halted the pilgrimage of umrah and has now asked Muslims to delay their plans for the hajj. A scholar explains a long history that prevented people from the pilgrimage.
Oil prices are going through what some have termed Black April, but the bigger question is what happens longer term to US oil.
The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have exploited the underlying threats of the virus to bolster their own survival strategies.
Alberta oil is the collateral damage of the oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, with COVID-19 launching an additional attack. The province's oil industry will struggle to recover.
It is in Canada's national interest to remain a significant player in the oil and gas production.
COVID-19 is a huge challenge for the whole world, and Canadian oil producers, already suffering from long-term market trends, will be particularly badly hit.
What's been going on in Saudi Arabia?
Has the world entered an era of ultra-low prices? An energy scholar argues that a long period of low oil prices will set the U.S. – and globe – back on the economy and the environment.
Now that passive funds have eclipsed their actively managed competitors, climate finance is increasingly in some new pairs of hands.
In countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain, it's now official policy that women should go to college and work outside the home. But cultural pressure to marry and have kids remains strong.
To ensure its energy security and influence in the Gulf region, the United Kingdom will likely deepen its relations with GCC nations in a post-Brexit world.
From mass climate change movements to cultural genocide of Uighurs in China, here are some of the headline human rights moments that captured Australia’s attention.
US dominance over the international oil system has influenced the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
The Saudi government's oil firm is set to become the world's biggest public company, but investors are already betting against its long-term prospects.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Energy-wise, the fallout from the attack on Saudi oil facilities has so far been very muted. The surge in oil production in the US over the past decade helps explain why.
Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for strikes on key Saudi oil facilities. How they've grown their military strength.
Iran's goal is to sow discord and inflict pain on energy markets, while avoiding crossing a threshold that prompts retaliation from the US. This is a fine line to walk at the best of times.
Iran is being accused of 'hostage diplomacy' by resorting to incarcerating foreign nationals at a time when sanctions are crippling its economy.
Saudi Arabia and Israeli in balancing act after strikes on Iran-backed militias.