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OPEC and Russia oil cut deals promise to address supply glut

Business Line considers the details of the agreements reached by oil producers from OPEC and other countries to cut output. Will it boost oil prices?

Business Line considers the details of the agreements reached by oil producers from OPEC and other countries to cut output. Will it boost oil prices?

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Oil prices spike on promises to pump less

Oil hit an 18-month high after OPEC and some of its rivals agreed to jointly reduce output to try to tackle global oversupply and boost prices.

Oil hit an 18-month high after OPEC and some of its rivals agreed to jointly reduce output to try to tackle global oversupply and boost prices.

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Boris Johnson defiant in Saudi Arabia

The UK's foreign secretary has reiterated his country's close ties with Riyadh, days after making comments widely interpreted as critical of the conservative Gulf state.

The UK's foreign secretary has reiterated his country's close ties with Riyadh, days after making comments widely interpreted as critical of the conservative Gulf state.

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When talking of loathsome regimes, Juncker thinks of Saudi Arabia

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, mused why no one ever grilled him on the interactions with Saudi Arabia when discussing the “loathsome” regimes that have dealings with the…

Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, mused why no one ever grilled him on the interactions with Saudi Arabia when discussing the “loathsome” regimes that have dealings with the…

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Yemenis in Sanaa react to new 72-hour ceasefire

In Yemen, residents in the capital Sanaa have reacted to the UN’s announcement that a 72-hour ceasefire will start late on Wednesday, by calling for a permanent end to the…

In Yemen, residents in the capital Sanaa have reacted to the UN’s announcement that a 72-hour ceasefire will start late on Wednesday, by calling for a permanent end to the…

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US and UK call on Syria and Russia to end siege of Aleppo

The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.

The United States and Britain have called on the Syrian government and Russia to show mercy amid the on-going bombardment of Aleppo.

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'More than 140' killed in airstrike on Yemen funeral

Houthi officials blame Saudi-led warplanes for an airstrike as thousands of mourners gathered in Sanaa. The Arab coalition denies involvement.

Houthi officials blame Saudi-led warplanes for an airstrike as thousands of mourners gathered in Sanaa. The Arab coalition denies involvement.

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Saudi Arabia warns US over 9/11 lawsuits bill

Saudi Arabia has expressed “great concern” and warned of “serious unintended consequences”, following the US Congress’s decision to overrule President Obama and push through a law allowing legal acti

Saudi Arabia has expressed “great concern” and warned of “serious unintended consequences”, following the US Congress’s decision to overrule President Obama and push through a law allowing legal acti

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Scrapping Obama's JASTA veto could have unintended consequences for US

Families of 9-11 victims have just won a Congressional victory in the US, with the assembly overturning an Obama veto allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia. But what if foreign governments decide to use t

Families of 9-11 victims have just won a Congressional victory in the US, with the assembly overturning an Obama veto allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia. But what if foreign governments decide to use t

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Obama slams vote to override his veto of 9/11 legislation

The US Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.

The US Congress has voted to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill allowing relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials.

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False alarm sparks full response in Manila

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was isolated at Manila airport in the Phillipines on Tuesday morning, when a hijack alarm was accidentally pressed by the pilot.

A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight was isolated at Manila airport in the Phillipines on Tuesday morning, when a hijack alarm was accidentally pressed by the pilot.

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Thousands of Muslims mark Eid al-Adha

Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…

Thousands of Muslims carried out the “stoning of the devil” ritual on Monday (September 12) to mark the beginning of Eid al-Adha celebrations which is the end of the annual haj…

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Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrims head to Mount Arafat

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

After spending the night in the massive valley of Mina, Hajj pilgrims headed to Mount Arafat on Sunday (11 September), some 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of Mecca, for the pinnacle of the…

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At least 21 killed in Yemen air strikes

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

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Two million Muslims take part in Hajj pilgrimage

Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Some two million Muslims have converged on Mount Arafat for the second and most important day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

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Iranians protest against Saudi rulers as Hajj gets underway

Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…

Thousands of Iranians have protested in Tehran against Saudi Arabia’s ruling family, shouting “death to Al Saud the traitors” as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Saudi city of Mecca gets…

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Iran and Saudi Arabia in pilgrimage row

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have had an unusually harsh exchange in the lead up to the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca.

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Saudi Arabia and Russia signed an oil deal - but what does it mean?

Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to cooperate over oil, with a task force to recommend measures and actions, but no immediate action by the world's two top producers.

Saudi Arabia and Russia have agreed to cooperate over oil, with a task force to recommend measures and actions, but no immediate action by the world's two top producers.

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Oil production freeze speculation increases

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

A freeze of oil output by major producers is looking more likely as Saudi Arabia signals a change in approach ahead of an OPEC meeting in Algeria later this month.

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Saudi Arabia: abandoned migrant workers refuse free flights home

Thousands of migrant construction workers – abandoned by their employers in filthy desert camps in Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s economic slump – say they will not accept a government offer of free

Thousands of migrant construction workers – abandoned by their employers in filthy desert camps in Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s economic slump – say they will not accept a government offer of free