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Oil rises 1 percent after Saudi vows to cap crude exports next month


NEW YORK Oil rose more than 1 percent on Monday, after leading OPEC producer Saudi Arabia pledged to cut exports in August to help reduce the global crude glut, and Halliburton Co's executive chairman said the U.S. shale drilling boom would probably ease next year.

Saudi crown prince in charge as king heads on holiday

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's King Salman left for holiday abroad on Monday and appointed his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, to run the affairs of the world's top oil exporter in his absence, a royal decree said.

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Erdogan visits Gulf in bid to defuse Qatar row

DUBAI Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Sunday, the Gulf states' official news agencies reported, as part of a diplomatic tour aimed at healing an Arab rift with Ankara's ally Qatar. | Video

World, Jul 23 2017

Iran's Revolutionary Guards detain Saudi fishing boat, arrest crew: IRNA

BEIRUT Iran's Revolutionary Guards have detained a Saudi Arabian fishing boat and arrested its crew, an Iranian state news agency reported on Saturday, at a time of increased diplomatic tension between the two regional powers.

World, Jul 22 2017

Saudi source gives more detail on crown prince's dismissal

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia A source close to Saudi Arabia's rulers has given further details of how Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince, was summarily removed from his post last month.

World, Jul 21 2017

Erdogan says Turkey will try to solve problems between Gulf states

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey would do its best to solve problems between the "brothers of the Gulf region" as he prepared to visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on July 23-24.

World, Jul 21 2017

Egypt's Sisi appoints new head for judicial body that defied him

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed on Wednesday a new chief for a judicial body that defied him by blocking a controversial border treaty with Saudi Arabia, in what some judges said was an assault on judicial independence.

World, Egypt Jul 20 2017

Saudi national carrier says laptop ban on U.S. flights ended

KHOBAR A ban on laptops and other large electronic devices from the cabins of direct flights to the United States from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been lifted, the last of 10 airports impacted by the restrictions.

U.S., World, Jul 20 2017

Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca.

World, Jul 19 2017

Turkish official urges Saudi Arabia to drop demands against Qatar

DOHA A senior Turkish official in an interview broadcast on Wednesday called on Saudi Arabia to drop 13 demands it and other Arab states had made of Qatar, saying they represent an infringement on its sovereignty.

World, Jul 19 2017

U.N. warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City."