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Saudi Arabia tells oil buyers of cuts after OPEC deal, PIRA says


NEW YORK Saudi Arabia is informing its customers of cuts to their January crude oil supplies to comply with the latest OPEC agreement, according to a PIRA note late on Thursday.

British PM May slaps down foreign minister over Saudi comments

LONDON British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was not setting out government policy when he said Saudi Arabia and Iran were stoking proxy wars across the Middle East, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

World, 7:52am EST

Yemen says U.N. roadmap to end conflict sets 'dangerous precedent'

WASHINGTON Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a U.N. plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a "dangerous international precedent" by legitimizing the rebellion against the country's internationally recognized government.

World, United Nations, Yemen Dec 06 2016

Egypt advisory council says Red Sea islands should remain Egyptian

CAIRO An Egyptian state advisory body recommended on Monday that a Cairo court uphold a ruling that annulled an agreement giving Saudi Arabia control of two Red Sea islands.

World, Egypt Dec 05 2016

Saudi Arabia names new labor minister, reshuffles religious and Shura councils

(Corrects Dec. 2 story to show Shura Council secretary-general, not head, replaced, paragraph 7)

World, Dec 04 2016

Exclusive: How Putin, Khamenei and Saudi prince got OPEC deal done

VIENNA Russian President Vladimir Putin played a crucial role in helping OPEC rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia set aside differences to forge the cartel's first deal with non-OPEC Russia in 15 years. | Video

Russia, Davos Dec 01 2016

Transgender Saudi man speaks out publicly for first time to help others

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender man from Saudi Arabia, where his identity could see him jailed and flogged, Salman Al-Dukheil waited decades before speaking out about who he is - or who he was.

World, AlertNet Dec 01 2016

Lukoil says will support energy ministry decisions on OPEC deal

MOSCOW Lukoil, Russia's No.2 oil producer, will support any decisions the energy ministry takes related to OPEC's output agreement, Chief Executive Vagit Alekperov said in a statement on Wednesday.

Nov 30 2016

Saudis to cut oil output by 0.5 million bpd in OPEC deal: source

VIENNA Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia has agreed to cut its oil output to 10.06 million barrels per day under a new OPEC production-limiting deal, an OPEC source told Reuters.

Nov 30 2016

Iran, Iraq at loggerheads with Saudis ahead of OPEC meeting

VIENNA Iran and Iraq are resisting pressure from Saudi Arabia to curtail oil production, making it hard for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to reach a deal to limit output and boost the price of crude when it meets on Wednesday. | Video

Iraq Nov 29 2016

Syrian army's Aleppo advance slows, but victory in sight

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT The Syrian army's advance in Aleppo slowed on Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Bashar al-Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the six-year-old war. | Video