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Oil trims gains, but Middle East risks keep stocks on back foot

17 September 2019, 8:03 AM

Brent crude, the international benchmark, fell 0.96% to $68.39 per barrel on Tuesday. On Monday, it surged 14.6% for its biggest one-day percentage gain since at least 1988.

A satellite image shows an apparent drone strike on an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia.

Iran dismisses US claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes

16 September 2019, 6:45 AM

Iran rejected accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting world energy supplies.

SA firmly believes that Palestine-Israel issue core to bringing peace to Middle East

21 August 2019, 5:43 AM

South Africa firmly believes that Palestine-Israeli question remains the core issue to peace and stability in the Middle East. That was the view expressed by Pretoria‚Äôs envoy to the United Nations, during a Security Council debate on challenges to the maintenance of peace and security in the region. The meeting was also attended by United […]

Lebanese band to apologise to Christians before home gig

25 July 2019, 11:05 AM

A Lebanese indie band is to play at a music festival in their home country next month, but only after apologising for two songs deemed offensive to Christians, organisers said.

Turkey's support for Libya follows air strikes on Tajoura as part of Gen Haftar's Tripoli offensive.

Nearly 40 killed in an air strike on Libyan migrant centre

3 July 2019, 5:20 AM

Nearly 40 migrants were killed in an air strike Tuesday night on their detention centre in a Tripoli suburb blamed on Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, who has been trying for three months to seize the capital.

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