Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Anger over Arab wars fuels jihadi threat in Saudi Arabia

Yahoo News: "Sophisticated attacks by an Islamic State branch in Saudi Arabia show the jihadist group is better established there than previously suspected, and that fueled by anger over Arab civil wars, Riyadh's militancy problem is not going away."

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oil subsidies were always a bad idea.. now comes the pain of ending them

Iran’s taxi drivers reel from end to fuel subsidies - "Ending the flow of cheap fuel to its citizens is just one of many economic reforms that the centrist government of president Hassan Rouhani is struggling to push through. Earlier this year bread subsidies were reduced and they are scheduled to be scrapped by year-end. The price of one loaf of sangak — a popular traditional bread — has almost tripled, which bakers say has led to decline in consumption."

Monday, June 1, 2015

Istanbul public transport 6 times cheaper, 40 percent faster, 7 times cleaner than cars - Daily Sabah

Daily Sabah: "ording to a recent study released by Istanbul's public transport body İETT, mass transport is up to six or seven times cheaper and 40 percent faster than private commute by cars."