Middle East and North Africa

Middle East and North Africa coverage from Reuters.

Business News14 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse Group AG, speaks at the Milken Institute 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2018.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

The chief executive of Swiss bank Credit Suisse <CSGN.S> will not attend a Saudi investment conference this month, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Tuesday.

World News14 minutes ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.

Business News16 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman stands next to a logo of Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant ahead of a news conference to present the company's full-year results, in Zurich, Switzerland, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Moritz Hager/File Photo

The new chief executive of Clariant <CLN.S>, which has Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) <2010.SE> as its anchor shareholder, said rising tensions surrounding the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist could hit the Swiss speciality chemicals maker and its rivals.

Business News17 minutes ago

Shareholders elected all four representatives of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) <2010.SE> nominated to join the board of Swiss chemicals maker Clariant <CLN.S> at its extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday.

Business News19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack can be seen in Cisco, Texas, August 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone

Oil prices fell on Tuesday on evidence of higher U.S. oil production and increasing U.S. crude inventories, but reports of a fall in Iranian oil exports helped limit losses.

Commodities22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo, Egypt, October 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's petroleum minister said on Tuesday that a regasification vessel would leave Egypt by the end of the week, a day after Norway's Hoegh LNG said Egypt was to give up one of its two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

World News25 minutes ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, reporters traveling with the envoy said, to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul two weeks ago.

World News28 minutes ago

Turkish police will search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Tuesday, as part of the probe into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World News30 minutes ago

German journalist Mesale Tolu arrives at the Justice Palace, the Caglayan courthouse, in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

A German journalist charged by Turkey with publishing terrorist propaganda and membership of a terrorist group said she would appear in an Istanbul court on Tuesday to seek her acquittal, a move she said could also help lift a travel ban imposed on her husband.

World Newsan hour ago

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an ACANU briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Tuesday to reveal all information on the disappearance and possible murder of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said that immunity should be lifted on diplomatic premises and officials.

World Newsan hour ago

A Turkish police car drives past by Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.

World Newsan hour ago

Turkish police shot a tractor driver in the leg after he refused to stop his vehicle and crashed into cars in central Ankara on Tuesday, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

World Newsan hour ago

The range of Iranian land-to-sea ballistic missile has been increased to 700 km (435 miles), a senior military official said on Tuesday, as tensions rose between Iran and the United States over new sanctions.

World Newsan hour ago

A security ofiicial holds barriers as officials leave Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish investigators who searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of the probe into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi took evidence including soil samples, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends an interview with Russian television channel NTV, in Damascus, Syria in this handout released on June 24, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has tentative plans to visit Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

World News2 hours ago

A Russian delegation of foreign and defense ministry officials traveled to Saudi Arabia and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh arrives for an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

U.S. President Donald Trump cannot bring oil prices down by "bullying" other nations, Iran's oil minister said on Tuesday, adding that the market was suffering from short supply.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with King Salman.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will have dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday after meeting with King Salman in Riyadh, according to reporters traveling with him, to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World News2 hours ago

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials.

Business News14 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse Group AG, speaks at the Milken Institute 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., May 1, 2018.    REUTERS/Mike Blake

The chief executive of Swiss bank Credit Suisse <CSGN.S> will not attend a Saudi investment conference this month, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Tuesday.

World News14 minutes ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.

Business News16 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A woman stands next to a logo of Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant ahead of a news conference to present the company's full-year results, in Zurich, Switzerland, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Moritz Hager/File Photo

The new chief executive of Clariant <CLN.S>, which has Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) <2010.SE> as its anchor shareholder, said rising tensions surrounding the disappearance of a Saudi Arabian journalist could hit the Swiss speciality chemicals maker and its rivals.

Business News17 minutes ago

Shareholders elected all four representatives of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) <2010.SE> nominated to join the board of Swiss chemicals maker Clariant <CLN.S> at its extraordinary general meeting on Tuesday.

Business News19 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An oil pump jack can be seen in Cisco, Texas, August 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Stone

Oil prices fell on Tuesday on evidence of higher U.S. oil production and increasing U.S. crude inventories, but reports of a fall in Iranian oil exports helped limit losses.

Commodities22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Tarek El Molla, Egypt's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo, Egypt, October 29, 2015.   REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's petroleum minister said on Tuesday that a regasification vessel would leave Egypt by the end of the week, a day after Norway's Hoegh LNG said Egypt was to give up one of its two floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals.

World News25 minutes ago

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, reporters traveling with the envoy said, to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul two weeks ago.

World News28 minutes ago

Turkish police will search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul, Turkish broadcaster NTV said on Tuesday, as part of the probe into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World News30 minutes ago

German journalist Mesale Tolu arrives at the Justice Palace, the Caglayan courthouse, in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

A German journalist charged by Turkey with publishing terrorist propaganda and membership of a terrorist group said she would appear in an Istanbul court on Tuesday to seek her acquittal, a move she said could also help lift a travel ban imposed on her husband.

World Newsan hour ago

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends an ACANU briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, September 20, 2018.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Tuesday to reveal all information on the disappearance and possible murder of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said that immunity should be lifted on diplomatic premises and officials.

World Newsan hour ago

A Turkish police car drives past by Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Saudi Arabia is preparing to acknowledge the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a botched interrogation, CNN and the New York Times said on Monday, after U.S. President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.

World Newsan hour ago

Turkish police shot a tractor driver in the leg after he refused to stop his vehicle and crashed into cars in central Ankara on Tuesday, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

World Newsan hour ago

The range of Iranian land-to-sea ballistic missile has been increased to 700 km (435 miles), a senior military official said on Tuesday, as tensions rose between Iran and the United States over new sanctions.

World Newsan hour ago

A security ofiicial holds barriers as officials leave Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Turkish investigators who searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul as part of the probe into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi took evidence including soil samples, a senior Turkish official said on Tuesday.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends an interview with Russian television channel NTV, in Damascus, Syria in this handout released on June 24, 2018. SANA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has tentative plans to visit Crimea in April 2019 and is in talks about starting regular passenger flights between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

World News2 hours ago

A Russian delegation of foreign and defense ministry officials traveled to Saudi Arabia and met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the crisis in Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Business News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh arrives for an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

U.S. President Donald Trump cannot bring oil prices down by "bullying" other nations, Iran's oil minister said on Tuesday, adding that the market was suffering from short supply.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with King Salman.

World News2 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir after arriving in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will have dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday after meeting with King Salman in Riyadh, according to reporters traveling with him, to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

World News2 hours ago

Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election in four days, said on Tuesday Canberra was open to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, prompting concern from Indonesian and Palestinian officials.

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