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Saudis block OPEC output cut, sending oil price plunging

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VIENNA - Saudi Arabia blocked calls on Thursday from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for production cuts to arrest a slide in global prices, sending benchmark crude plunging to a fresh four-year low. | Video

UAE sees oil price stabilizing, steps up pressure on non-OPEC

VIENNA - Core Gulf oil producer United Arab Emirates sided with OPEC leader Saudi Arabia on Wednesday by saying the group should not panic as oil prices would soon stabilize, while ramping up pressure on non-OPEC producers to help balance global supply.

26 Nov 2014

Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut

VIENNA - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.

Davos, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela 26 Nov 2014

Saudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut

VIENNA - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to cut output despite a collapse in prices.

Davos, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela 25 Nov 2014

Oil futures fall as Venezuela says no output cut from Tues meeting

- Crude oil futures extended their losses on Tuesday after Venezuela said officials at a meeting with Saudi Arabia's oil minister did not agree on any output cut.

Venezuela 25 Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia says Islamic State ordered attack on Shi'ites in al-Ahsa

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested the four main suspects in an attack on Shi'ite Muslims this month and believes it was ordered by Islamic State militants from abroad, the state news agency cited an Interior Ministry security spokesman as saying on Monday.

World, 24 Nov 2014

U.S. releases Guantanamo prisoner to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON - A Saudi inmate held for 12 years at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on suspicion of fighting in Afghanistan for al Qaeda has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. Defense Department said on Saturday.

World, Cuba, Afghanistan, 22 Nov 2014

Riyadh fears Islamic State wants sectarian war in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH - Tighter security in Saudi Arabia has made it hard for Islamic State to target the government so the militants are instead trying to incite a sectarian conflict via attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim minority, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.

World, 18 Nov 2014

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain end rift with Qatar, return ambassadors

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signaling an end to an eight-month rift over Doha's support for Islamist groups.

World, Bahrain 16 Nov 2014

Gulf Arab leaders to meet in Riyadh: Bahrain state media

RIYADH - Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold a summit in Saudi Arabia late on Sunday, Bahrain's state media reported, at a time when the six-member group of Arab monarchies is trying to end a damaging internal rift.

World, Bahrain 16 Nov 2014
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Taliban kill 5 in Kabul in attacks on British embassy car, foreign compound

KABUL - The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city center in the evening, officials and witnesses said. | Video