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United States

Maha El Dahan

U.S. and Gulf allies discuss response to Saudi oil attack

Sep 19 2019

JEDDAH/DUBAI The United States was discussing with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies possible responses to an attack on Saudi oil facilities they blame on Iran and which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described as an act of war on the kingdom.

U.S. and Gulf allies discuss response to Saudi oil attack

Sep 19 2019

JEDDAH/DUBAI, Sept 19 The United States was discussing with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies possible responses to an attack on Saudi oil facilities they blame on Iran and which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described as an act of war on the kingdom.

OPEC members Iraq, Nigeria agree to cut oil output

Sep 12 2019

ABU DHABI OPEC agreed on Thursday to trim oil output by asking over-producing members Iraq and Nigeria to bring production in line with their targets as the group strives to prevent a glut amid soaring U.S. production and a slowing global economy.

New Saudi energy minister says OPEC+ alliance staying for long term

Sep 09 2019

ABU DHABI Saudi Arabia's new energy minister said on Monday the world's top oil exporter would keep working with other producers to achieve market balance and that an OPEC-led supply-curbing deal would survive "with the will of everybody".

New Saudi energy minister says OPEC+ alliance staying for long term

Sep 09 2019

ABU DHABI, Sept 9 Saudi Arabia's new energy minister said on Monday the world's top oil exporter would keep working with other producers to achieve market balance and that an OPEC-led supply-curbing deal would survive "with the will of everybody".

Syria's wheat crop almost doubles but food security still a challenge: U.N.

Sep 05 2019

DUBAI Syria's wheat and barley crops this year improved helped by favorable rainfall and better overall security but food security remains a challenge, a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Saudi boosts Russia ties with welcome for Black Sea wheat

Aug 08 2019

CAIRO/MOSCOW Saudi Arabia will relax its bug-damage specifications for wheat imports from its next tender onwards, it told Reuters on Thursday, opening the door to Black Sea imports and strengthening ties with Russia beyond energy cooperation.

Special Report: Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan's Bashir was destined to fall

Jul 03 2019

KHARTOUM On the night of April 10, Sudan's feared spymaster, Salah Gosh, visited President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in his palace to reassure the leader that mass protests posed no threat to his rule.

After years of war and drought, Iraq's bumper crop is burning

Jun 20 2019

BAQUBA/NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq Iraqi farmer Riyadh woke on May 13 to find his wheat crop ablaze. In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire. | Video

Sudan's military and opposition agree in principle to joint council: sources

Apr 27 2019

KHARTOUM Sudan's military rulers and opposition agreed in principle on Saturday to the formation of a joint body to lead a transition from 30 years of autocratic rule by Omar al-Bashir, but not on the new council's make-up, two sources said.

World News

Brexit day of reckoning: PM Johnson battles further delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents' moves to derail the legislation.