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Saudi's Naimi says OPEC will not cut output however far oil falls: MEES

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LONDON - Saudi Arabia convinced its fellow OPEC members that it is not in the group's interest to cut oil output however far prices may fall, the kingdom's oil minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES).

Oil falls towards $61 on supply outlook

LONDON - Oil fell towards $61 a barrel on Monday, reversing gains after Saudi Arabia indicated it could increase its output.

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Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.

21 Dec 2014

Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output

ABU DHABI - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.

21 Dec 2014

Saudi says security forces kill four militants in Shi'ite village

DOHA - Security forces killed four militants in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday in a raid on a hideout used by gunmen who killed a policeman in the area last week, the interior ministry said.

World, 20 Dec 2014

Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis

SANAA - Iran has supplied weapons, money and training to the Shi'ite Houthi militia that seized Yemen's capital in September, as Tehran steps up its regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia, Yemeni and Iranian officials say.

Saudi Arabian security man shot dead in Shi'ite area: police

RIYADH - An unidentified attacker killed a member of Saudi Arabia's security forces on Sunday, police said in a statement on state media, near a village where unrest among the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority has been focused.

World, 14 Dec 2014

Saudi Arabia links Dane's shooting to Islamic State, arrests three

DUBAI - Saudi Arabia has arrested three suspects in connection with the shooting of a Danish man in Riyadh last month, and investigations show it was carried out on behalf of Islamic State, an interior ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

World, Syria, Iraq 11 Dec 2014

Oil crashes 5 percent, nears $60 on weak U.S. demand, Saudi inaction

NEW YORK - Oil prices tumbled as much as 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing U.S. crude to five-year lows near $60 a barrel after data showed a spike in U.S. inventories and Saudi Arabia's oil minister reiterated that he has no plans to cut output.

10 Dec 2014

Exclusive: Saudi suspends aid to Yemen after Houthi takeover - sources

SANAA - Saudi Arabia has suspended most of its financial aid to Yemen, Yemeni and Western sources said, in a clear indication of its dissatisfaction with the growing political power of Shi'ite Houthi fighters friendly with Riyadh's regional rival, Iran.

Yemen, World, 04 Dec 2014
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China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof North Korea hacked Sony

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said.