Iraq's oil revenue is soaring as global prices rise amid Russia's war in Ukraine, but officials warn that Iran and its proxies will take measures to seize these funds through pressure and fraud.
Iran is seeing record high income from oil, yet regular Iranian citizens are not feeling the positive impact on their lives. Many point to the corrupt practices of the IRGC-loaded cabinet.
In addition to disrupting the import of staples such as wheat and vegetable oil, the war in Ukraine is diverting donor attention away from Yemen.
The party's solar energy project is presented as a way to resolve electricity shortages in Lebanon, but in reality it benefits only Hizbullah supporters and strengthens the group's illicit activities.
Russia's unprovoked war on Ukraine is posing 'grave threats to security' in Arab countries in terms of rising food prices, and the price and availability of wheat in particular.
The IRGC dominates the economy and funds its proxies at the expense of the people, maintaining the status quo by suppressing protests.
Muslims in the Arab region who traditionally break the dawn-to-dusk fast with lavish family meals are now struggling to secure even the most basic staples.
Iran is mistaken to think that cozying up to China will help it out of its current predicament, observers say. The bottom line is Beijing's priority, first and foremost.
Many Lebanese blame Hizbullah for the dire conditions they face, with new revelations of its corruption coming to light on a regular basis.
The repercussions of Russia's invasion are 'catastrophic for the Lebanese', with wheat imports stalled and fuel prices rising, an economist says.