Its first stumble was a strategic decision last fall to undermine competitors by upping oil production and, thus, lowering the price.
"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."
As Turkey gears up for one of the most important elections in its recent history, the country appears to be coming apart at the seams.
Iraq has witnessed a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Tahrir Square.
The agreement between Turkey and the U.S. to cooperate against the Islamic State in Syria brings to mind a description of "crackpot realists."
A quiet meeting this past March in Saudi Arabia, and a recent anonymous leak from the Israeli military, set the stage for what may be a new and wider war in the Middle East.
The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday.
Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.
The civil war in Yemen is a long-running conflict over access to political power and resources, not religion, or any attempt by Iran to spread its influence.
Iraqi President Fuad Masum was asked whether it was U.S. airstrikes, with Iraqi fighters and Iranian militiamen, that helped liberate the town of Amerli. He confirmed that it was.