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Pump jacks operate at sunset in an oilfield in Midland

Oil mixed as OPEC cuts, US sanctions prop up prices

28 May 2019, 10:43 AM

Oil prices were mixed on Tuesday as supply cuts, led by producer club OPEC, and US sanctions on fuel exports from Iran and Venezuela supported crude, while concerns about an economic slowdown weighed on the market.

Man with covered face carrying Islamic State flag and a rifle.

Australia strips citizenship from alleged Islamic State recruiter

29 December 2018, 9:36 AM

The Australian government has stripped citizenship from a man it believes is a top recruiter for Islamic State.

A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Istanbul prosecutor seeks arrest of Saudi officials over Khashoggi killing

5 December 2018, 11:48 AM

The prosecutor’s office has concluded there is “strong suspicion” that Saud al-Qahtani and General Ahmed al-Asiri, who were removed from their positions in October, were among the planners of the October 2 killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi at a press conference

CIA chief to brief lawmakers on Khashoggi murder: Senator

4 December 2018, 7:53 AM

CIA director Gina Haspel has agreed to brief a “small group” of US lawmakers about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee said Monday.

Trump stands by Saudi prince despite journalist Khashoggi’s murder

21 November 2018, 6:53 AM

Defying intense pressure from US lawmakers to impose tougher sanctions on Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump also said he would not cancel military contracts with the kingdom. He said it would be a “foolish” move that would only benefit Russia and China.



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