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Oil price climbs after Saudi Arabia announces plan to cut production

Oil prices climbed on Monday as the world's biggest supplier Saudi Arabia announced plans to cut production, in the face of fears of oversupply.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 21:58:41

UK's Hunt visits Gulf countries

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday where he will press King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/12 21:58:40

40 Iranian firms to begin construction activities in Oman

A contract was signed for 40 Iranian companies to take part in construction projects in the largest Omani settlement of "Sendan".
Source: IRNA | 2018/11/12 19:53:51

6 killed, 15 wounded as blast rocks Kabul

At least six people were confirmed dead and 15 others wounded in a blast that rocked Kabul on Monday, police spokesman Basir Majahid said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 19:43:48

Pompeo speaks with Saudi crown prince over phone on Khashoggi case

The US State Department said on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Khashoggi's death.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 11:24:53

Kuwait, Iraq ready to enhance cooperation in various fields: minister

A Kuwaiti minister said on Sunday that Kuwait and Iraq are prepared to strengthen cooperation in various fields, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/12 9:17:31

Leader remembered

A veiled Palestinian woman walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as Palestinians commemorate the 14th anniversary of Arafat's death in Gaza City on Sunday. Arafat was the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization and President of the Palestinian National Authority for many decades.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 22:28:39

Turkey shares Khashoggi tapes with four countries

Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 22:23:40

Major oil producers to mull cuts

Major oil producers meet in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to consider reverting to output cuts after a sharp slide in crude prices revived fears of a 2014-style crash.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 22:08:39

Death toll by US-led strikes in eastern Syria rises to 41

The death toll of the recent US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria has risen to 41 as the Syrian Foreign Ministry renewed calls for an international investigation into the coalition's "crimes."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/11 8:12:45

Gun battle kills 15 including 3 security personnel in W. Afghanistan

Three security personnel and 12 militants have been killed as clashes erupted in Qadis district of the western Badghis province on Friday, head of provincial council Abdul Aziz Big said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/10 16:31:20

340 killed, 5,000 injured in road accidents in Lebanon in first 8 months

A Lebanese lawmaker said on Friday that 340 people were killed and about 5,000 others injured in road accidents in Lebanon in the first eight months of 2018, a local newspaper reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 20:44:04

Syrian army sets free all remaining hostages from IS

The Syrian army Thursday successfully set free all the remaining hostages that were taken into captivity by the Islamic State (IS) in southern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 11:27:05

UN refugee agency stops paying housing rents for 1,612 Palestinian families due to financial crisis

The UN Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) said Thursday it has stopped paying housing rents for 1,612 Palestinian families in Gaza Strip in "painful" measures to deal with its financial crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/9 8:31:42

US grants Iraq sanctions waiver to buy electricity from neighboring Iran

The United States has granted Iraq a waiver to allow it to keep importing electricity from neighboring Iran despite renewed American sanctions on Tehran, a US official said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 22:03:42

Iran sanctions waiver for Turkey helps improve economy, US-Turkish ties: experts

The rare waiver granted by the United States to Turkey regarding its sanctions on Iran is a shot in the arm for Ankara's slowing economy and gives a push for the improving Turkish-US relations, said local experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/7 11:20:20

Israel to debate death penalty for Palestinian 'terrorists'

Israel's parliament will renew debate next week on a bill that would make it easier to sentence Palestinian attackers to death, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday while vowing to have it passed.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 22:28:41

Qatar warns of 'long-lasting' impact of Gulf crisis

Qatar's ruler said Tuesday "crises pass" but warned of "long-lasting" scars from an acrimonious diplomatic dispute that has seen Doha isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies for more than a year.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 22:08:42