A group of young independent filmmakers from Jeddah are hoping to inspire others, by bringing their film to the Berlin film festival. Barakah Meets Barakah, a quirky comedy, which debuted at this year's Berlinale, shows the challenges of dating in Saudi, while also imparting some commentary about the limitations of public space in the country.
South Sudan has an abundance of oil but it's actually making a loss from its production. The country has to pay Sudan for exporting the oil through Sudanese territory. Civil war and the drop in global oil prices, is only making the situation worse.
A surge in US oil production in recent years has affected global crude prices and has been accompanied by changes in Washington's energy policy.This has affected its relationship with Middle East oil suppliers, particularly Saudi Arabia.
As oil prices tumble, the industry is warned to reform if it wants to survive. That's according to a new report by DNV GL, which says companies need to cut capital expenditure and staff, while also put pressure on the supply chain.
Iran's oil sector will be the first to benefit from the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. As it re-enters the market, it eventually wants to produce the same volume of oil as it did about six years ago: 3.5 million barrels a day.
Theodore Karasik, Senior Adviser on Gulf State Analytics and former Director of Research and Development at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis in Dubai, speaks to euronews about recent events in the Middle East and comments on the roles played by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Solar and wind energy are growing in popularity as alternatives to fossil fuels. Attention is also turning to harnessing the ocean tides. In eastern Canada, there are plans for turbines to be put underwater, straight into the tidal flow.
Middle East expert Fawaz Gerges said that worsening relations between the two rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran's will have far-reaching geopolitical implications in the region, including in Yemen and Syria.