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Oil prices slump as OPEC and Russia consider output boost


NEW YORK Oil prices fell more than $2 per barrel on Friday as Saudi Arabia and Russia discussed easing production cuts that have helped push crude prices to their highest since 2014. | Video

Saudi minister Falih says Aramco IPO likely in 2019

ST PETERSBURG Saudi Arabia is most likely to hold the initial public offering (IPO) of oil giant Aramco in 2019, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Friday, confirming a delay from the initial plan to list the company this year.

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Saudi Arabia makes new arrest in crackdown on activists

RIYADH Saudi Arabia arrested prominent rights campaigner Mohammed al-Bajadi, Amnesty International said on Friday, as part of a crackdown mostly targeting advocates of women's rights in the conservative kingdom.

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Saudi Arabia frees four women's rights activists, associates say

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has released four women's rights activists who were among a group arrested last week, a month before a ban on women driving is set to end, fellow activists and Amnesty International said on Thursday.

World, May 24 2018

Pompeo says precision-guided missiles, as in Yemen, cut risks to civilians

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that foreign sales of precision-guided missiles to nations such as Saudi Arabia, which has been criticized for killing civilians during its campaign in Yemen, can help to reduce civilian deaths.

World, May 23 2018

France, Saudi to hold Yemen humanitarian conference end June

PARIS France and Saudi Arabia will co-host an international conference on Yemen in Paris in June to assess humanitarian needs for the country and possibly contribute to reviving U.N.-backed peace talks.

Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women's rights activists

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has arrested at least three more women's rights activists in a widening crackdown just weeks before a ban on women driving is set to end, international rights watchdogs said on Tuesday.

World, May 23 2018

Congress reviewing sale of precision munitions to Saudis, UAE: sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration, working to increase exports of U.S.-made weapons, has asked the U.S. Congress to review the sale of more than 120,000 precision-guided munitions to allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, sources said on Tuesday.

World, Politics, Election 2016, May 22 2018

OPEC may decide to ease oil supply curbs in June: sources

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/LONDON OPEC may decide to raise oil output as soon as June due to worries over Iranian and Venezuelan supply and after Washington raised concerns the oil rally was going too far, OPEC and oil industry sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

May 22 2018

Rights groups condemn Saudi women activists' arrests

DUBAI International rights groups have condemned the arrests this week of at least seven prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists who previously campaigned for the right to drive, which the conservative kingdom is set to grant from next month. | Video

World, May 21 2018

Trump: U.S. in 'productive talks' about reinstating June North Korea summit

WASHINGTON/SEOUL U.S. President Donald Trump late on Friday said the United States was having "productive talks" about reinstating a June 12 summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang's "open hostility." | Video