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Energy ministers from OPEC and non-members of the oil-producing cartel are meeting in Oman, to discuss a possible response to a surge in shale oil that threatens current high prices.

Tens of thousands of Yemenis had fled their homes in the past two months, joining some two million refugees already displaced by fighting, the UNHCR said in a statement.

US set to overtake Saudi Arabia as <em>oil</em> producer

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US set to overtake Saudi Arabia as oil producer

A resurgence among American shale companies, as oil prices stabilise, could see the US overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's leading energy producer.

Saving Yemen's riyal is great, but save Yemenis too

Khalid Al-Karimi

Saving Yemen's riyal is great, but save Yemenis too

The riyal devaluation has been on the rise over the last three years, while civilian's ordeal has been swelling uncontrollably. Now, Yemen needs ...

Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

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Tribal feuds spread fear in Iraq's Basra province

In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region.

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How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

Customers pull up plastic chairs to the storefront to dig into their sandwiches, like they did before Syria knew absolute war.

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Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields

After retaking Kirkuk's lucrative oil fields from Kurdish forces, Iraq's government is looking to BP to develop them.

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Military forces in Libya are flexing muscles: UN envoy

UN envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame said Libya needs a government that can deliver desperately needed public services and unify the country’s ...

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Netanyahu says India-Israel missile deal back on track

Tel Aviv has been supplying India with weapons for a number of years, including various weapons systems, missiles and drones.

Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year cinema ban with animated film

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Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year cinema ban with animated film

The public showing of two favourite animated films herald the end of the 35-year long cinema ban, a main focus of the Vision 2030 programme of ...

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Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

In wake of Trump's decision to remove TPS for Salvadoran immigrants, Qatar responds with offers of work and residency.

Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

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Libya: Tripoli flights still suspended after deadly airport clashes

The Libyan capital's only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at ...

Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

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Saudi Arabia to invest $500 million in Hollywood

Saudi Arabia is reportedly in talks to invest in at least a five percent share in Endeavor, a major Hollywood entertainment company.

Riyadh set to seize Hariri's assets in Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh set to seize Hariri's assets in Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is setting his sights on assets belonging to Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Saudi Arabia, The New ...

Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh's 'five-star jail', to reopen for business

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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh's 'five-star jail', to reopen for business

Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton hotel has been closed for bookings since November, after more than 200 princes, ministers and businessmen were rounded up ...

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi Arabia interior minister in two-day visit to Oman

A sign of improving ties between Oman and Saudi Arabia was witnessed on Sunday, as Riyadh's Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz arrived in the sultanate for a two day visit.

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Iranian tanker sinks in flames, no hope of survivors

A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank on Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, ...

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No charge for Israeli officer's extrajudicial killing of Palestinian

The off-duty Israeli military officer, who shot at an unarmed car 'against regulations' killing a 15-year-old Palestinian and injuring four ...

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Qatar, UAE clash over alleged airspace violation

Qatar, which has faced a boycott by Arab states including the UAE since last June, says it lodged a protest at the United Nations about the ...

Overcoming Trump's racism requires building a diverse future

Andrew Leber

Overcoming Trump's racism requires building a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

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First female football fans enter Saudi stadiums

Friday marks a landmark in Saudi Arabia's programme of modernising reforms, with women attending their first football match in the conservative ...

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Andrew Leber

To overcome this crisis, build a diverse future

Comment: The appalling racism of Trump and his enablers means this has become a contest over what we want our country to be, writes Andrew Leber.

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Comment: Increased oil production and the prospect of elections mean many are hoping 2018 will be the year conflict finally comes to an ...

Ghosts of 1979: Iran protests won't bring regime change

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Ghosts of 1979: Iran protests won't bring regime change

Comment: Unlike 1979, there is no unifying force among the anti-government protesters, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador ...

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