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A dhow sails past a crude oil tanker near the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi, on Oct. 22, 2019.

UAE Deal Boosts Israeli Oil Pipeline Secretly Built With Iran

The Jewish state is about to play a much bigger role in the region’s energy trade and petroleum politics.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  waves as he arrives for the opening ceremony of a new waterway at the Suez Canal on August 6, 2015, in the port city of Ismailiya. Sisi staged a lavish ceremony to unveil a "new" Suez Canal, seeking to boost the country's economy and international standing by expanding the vital waterway.  AFP PHOTO/ KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Sisi’s Canal Extravaganza

With spectacle and ceremony, Egypt's president unveiled an unnecessary infrastructure project in a country that is falling to pieces.

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