Seven Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties to Qatar

Seven Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties to Qatar

Thanks to the blessing of energy reserves, Qatar is the richest country per-capita in the world, with a stunning $145,000 GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power parity. The same figure in the United States is slightly less than $60,000. But, the population only numbers about two and a half million and the country, home […]

Explosion in Iranian Coal Mine Traps Fifty Miners in Iran

In what was believed to have been caused by a gas explosion, fifty miners were trapped in a coal mine in northern Iran. So far, two miners have died. Fears about gas in the tunnels have hampered rescue efforts. The mine is near Iran’s border with Turkmenistan. The mine employs 500 people, but because the […]