Julia Simon

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U.S. company Noble Energy begins drilling in Cyprus

Sep 21, 2011
A Texas-based oil company discovered a large supply of deep water natural gas in the Mediterranean and plans to begin drilling this week. That's causing big tension with countries in the region.

Egypt's hydrocarbon sector remains steady

Aug 30, 2011
Despite all the political unrest that has hit the Egyptian economy, the one area that's still growing with local and foreign investment is natural gas.

Sharia law curbs tourism on small island

Aug 1, 2011
The Indonesian island of Sabang is having trouble marketing itself as a tourist destination because it's ruled by Sharia, or Islamic, law

Egypt seeks to crack down on foreign workers

May 10, 2011
The lack of jobs in Egypt is a major issue of discontent. So the new government has pledged to do something about it.