Middle East

Bloomberg News shares news of a report showing that the surge in shale oil production has made the United States the top oil and natural gas liquids producer in the first quarter of 2014 and discusses its impact on domestic and global oil prices.
Jul 7, 2014   Bloomberg News
JoAnn Greco explores Tel Aviv's trove of neglected Bauhaus treasures, which date to the growth of the brand-new Israeli city as a haven for Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.
Apr 3, 2012   The Washington Post
Nate Berg reports on the new findings published by a team of Harvard researchers looking to uncover the genesis and shape of the world's first cities in "the Cradle of Civilization."
Mar 20, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Over the past two years, German funding and Israeli philanthropy led to the construction of solar installations for Palestinians living in "Area C" in the West Bank. Now Israel says the panels are illegal and wants them demolished.
Feb 18, 2012   Spiegel Online
Abu Dhabi today reaffirmed its commitment to completing the long-delayed project to build a $27 billion cultural and tourism project known as Saadiyat Island.
Jan 25, 2012   The New York Times
There might be something to the analogy, opines Blair Kamin, when comparing the building's star status to its contribution to the urban setting.
Jan 12, 2012   Chicago Tribune
Adjacent to the U.S. Embassy, a five-star Marriott hotel designed to withstand bombings may serve as a "security bubble" once opened in February 2013.
Dec 28, 2011   NPR
A German led initiative called 'Desertec,' aims to provide 15% of Europe's electricity by 2050 through a vast network of solar and wind farms stretching right across the MENA region and connecting to Europe via direct current transmission cables.
Dec 13, 2011   The Guardian
In Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. But it shares one problem will all skyscrapers in Dubai - there is no central sewage infrastructure to accommodate the waste they produce.
Nov 8, 2011   Boing Boing
A long-standing Congressional ban on U.S. funding for any U.N. agency that recognizes Palestine will mean a $60 million hole in UNESCO's budget in the wake of its decision to admit the nascent state.
Nov 2, 2011   Green Prophet
Joel Epstein says it was "nothing short of a miracle" that Jerusalem's Red Line light rail opened this year.
Oct 28, 2011   Jewish Journal