Citizenship Revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassim

Washington, DC - We are alarmed by the Government of Bahrain’s decision to revoke the citizenship of prominent Shia cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim.

Special Envoy Amos J Hochstein Travels to Argentina

Washington, DC - Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein will travel to Argentina June 21 to June 23, 2016 for meetings with Argentine federal and provincial government officials and energy industry leaders to discuss shared energy security interests, ways to support Argentina’s commitment to expanding generation with renewable energy, and the responsible and sustainable development of its vast energy resources.

Houston businessman pleads guilty to foreign bribery and tax charges in connection with Venezuelan bribery scheme

Houston, Texas - The owner of multiple U.S.-based energy companies pleaded guilty Thursday to foreign bribery and tax charges for his role in a scheme to corruptly secure energy contracts from Venezuela’s state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Baltimore, Maryland - Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game.

Three Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

Baikonur, Kazakhstan - Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) today after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.