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Much more than power at stake in Israel-Hamas electricity standoff

It seems real this time. Barring a last-minute turnaround, the Gaza Strip will find itself in the worst humanitarian crisis it has known since the 2007 revolution that brought Hamas

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Why oil could plunge further next week

Commodity analysts are contemplating a further fall in oil prices this week with sanctions on Iran expected to be lifted and a fresh nuclear deal put in place. Tehran said

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Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict. A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and

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Mapped: The countries that will face the biggest water shortages by 2040

Many countries around the world will face severe water shortages by 2040, according to a new report by the World Resource Institute. As climate change takes hold around the world,

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Israel, not Iran, started Middle East nuclear arms race

The debate about the P5+1 agreement with Iran on its nuclear program has already produced a storm of angry rhetoric

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Lebanese Seethe as Stinking Garbage Piles Grow in Beirut and Beyond

BEIRUT, Lebanon — On a normal weekend night, the revelers at Floyd the Dog, a bar in one of this

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Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

At the peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood. A hefty tax was placed

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Energy Opportunities in Lebanon: The Levant Basin

Lebanon is moving to make the natural gas and petroleum resources in its maritime Exclusive Economic Zone commercially extractable. We’re

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Cyprus Lays Gas Export Claim With LNG

    Cyprus Lays Gas Export Claim With LNG

This week, Cyprus outlined and passed the framework needed to begin negotiating a deal for the financing and construction of

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