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An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Baghdad.

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

<em>Oil</em> rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

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Oil rises amid Saudi cuts and US Capitol storming

Oil rose globally amid shocking scenes in the US capital and the anticipated confirmation of Biden's election win.

OPEC+ meeting to set February production levels

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OPEC+ meeting to set February production levels

After agreeing to a slight boost for January, OPEC+ ministers will meet on Monday to set oil production levels for next month, amid a ...

Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

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Algeria president returns from Covid treatment in Germany

Aged 75 and a heavy smoker, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune was hospitalised in Germany on October 28, and Algerian authorities later announced ...

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UAE-based business helps Venezuela 'evade' US oil sanctions: report

The accusations against a business based in one of Washington’s principal political allies runs counter to the sanctions enacted by the US government in June.

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Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

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Saudi Arabia’s economy shrinks for fifth consecutive quarter

Saudi Arabia's economy has contracted again, as the country grapples with falling oil production and emerges from lockdown.

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Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

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Kuwait forms cabinet with new oil, finance ministers

Kuwait's new government, whose formation was due after parliamentary elections earlier this month, has 10 new faces.

Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

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Explosion strikes tanker off Saudi port: maritime sources

An explosion struck a tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah, maritime sources said on Monday, without elaborating on the cause.

Algeria president makes TV appearance

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Algeria president makes TV appearance

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he is recovering from coronavirus infection.

OPEC+ strike deal for lower production hike from January

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OPEC+ strike deal for lower production hike from January

The OPEC+ grouping have announced a raise in production of 500,000 barrels per day (bpd).

OPEC+ seeks compromise on output cut extension

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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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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 before a formal meeting.

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Houthis confirm green light for UN tanker repair mission

Yemen has been given the all clear to inspect and repair an abandoned fuel tanker.

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Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

The operation could begin by late January or early February, the UN spokesman said.

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Aramco says Houthi strike tore hole in oil tank

The energy giant took reporters to the distribution facility where damage to the tank was visible the day after the attack.

Saudi Arabia and Russia race to supply China's <em>oil</em>

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Saudi Arabia and Russia race to supply China's oil

Saudi Arabia and Russia have both been hit hard by the downturn in oil demand.

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UN former envoy 'very optimistic' for peace in Libya

The UN's former envoy to Libya expressed high hopes of seeing an end to violence in the war-torn country.

Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

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Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

He accused Iran of supporting terrorism and fuelling sectarianism in the region.

<em>Oil</em> jumps ten percent on Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine news

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Oil jumps ten percent on Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine news

A double whammy of news for oil producers has seen the price of a barrel of crude rise by ten percent.

Seventeen bodies unearthed in Libyan mass graves

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Seventeen bodies unearthed in Libyan mass graves

Five new mass graves were discovered this week in territory retaken from Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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