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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the groundwork for dialogue between Tehran and Riyadh.

Libya has increased its oil production tenfold, but this is still below the levels of the Gaddafi era, experts say.

Saudi Aramco understating emissions by as much as 50%

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Saudi Aramco understating emissions by as much as 50%

A new report finds the state-owned oil giant has omitted emissions data in disclosures to investors, making its carbon footprint worse than previously thought.

Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

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Twitter blocks Chinese embassy account over Uighur tweet

Twitter has blocked the account of the Chinese embassy in the US after its post about Uighur women.

Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

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Qatar says its foreign policy remains principled, sovereign

Qatar's principle-based foreign policy on supporting the people of the region remains unchanged, Doha's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

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Qatar calls for Gulf-Iran talks to ease regional tensions

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for dialogue with Iran just weeks after ending the dispute with the GCC.

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Iraq grants $20bn construction projects to Chinese companies

Iraq has granted $20 billion worth of construction projects to a consortium of Chinese companies, according to local media reports.

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

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Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked ...

Ethiopia accuses Sudan of killing civilians amid border dispute

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Ethiopia accuses Sudan of killing civilians amid border dispute

Ethiopia has accused Sudanese forces of looting and killing civilians amid an ongoing dispute over a fertile border area.

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Morocco plans to repay $3 billion IMF credit facility

Morocco's repayment plan indicates optimism in the kingdom about its coronavirus recovery plan.

Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

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Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

Indonesian Muslim groups and pro-Palestine NGOs have slammed the prospect of normalising ties with Israel.

China, Iraq set to ink multi-billion dollar bailout deal

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China, Iraq set to ink multi-billion dollar bailout deal

The contract will run for five years, with the successful bidder paying up-front for the first year's supply of oil.

Netanyahu to be first Israeli to receive Covid jab

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Netanyahu to be first Israeli to receive Covid jab

The Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has already been rolled out in the UK.

Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

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Sisi thanks lame-duck Trump 'for strengthening US-Egypt ties'

Mr Sisi lauded the lame-duck President's "efforts and contributions" toward cementing "friendly ties" between the two countries.

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar close to agreeing US-brokered deal: reports

Washington hopes to start a process in ending the three-year Gulf crisis during Donald Trump's final weeks in office.

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OPEC+ seeks compromise on output cut extension

Producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, disagree on whether to extend oil production cuts into next year.

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Turkey pursuing 'Gulen-linked schools' via US courts: report

Ankara alleges that the schools are being used to fund Gulen, the man accused of being behind Turkey's failed 2016 coup attempt.

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OPEC+ calls last-minute talks ahead of planned oil increase

Saudi Arabia and Russia called an informal meeting of OPEC+ ministers, which is likely to delay a planned oil production increase, just days ...

Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

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Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

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Erdogan turned down meeting with Pompeo: report

Pompeo will not be meeting with top Turkish officials during his visit, after President Erdogan and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu reportedly turned ...

Lebanon to introduce digital currency

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Lebanon to introduce digital currency

Lebanon has become the latest country to introduce a new digital currency.

Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

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Trump wins Florida, locked in tight race with Biden

Donald Trump has won the key swing state of Florida as the race for the White House tightens.

Biden win could see oil glut over Iran deal

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Biden win could see oil glut over Iran deal

A Biden win could lead to more crude on the market.

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