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OPEC likely to extend output cuts, but price relief elusive

The talks in Vienna are closely followed elsewhere as they can affect everything from the share price of Exxon Mobil to the Brazilian real and Nigerian sovereign bonds. oil production has reached 9.305 million barrels per day for the week ending on 12th May 2017. Falling stockpiles this month in the USA have some convinced that cuts from the group of global exporters are impacting supply, and US crude prices are up 13% since they hit a six-month low May 4. Read More »

Syrian army says Islamic State's 'minister of war' killed

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This comes amid intensifying fighting between the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS militants in the vicinity of Raqqa city-the de facto capital of the ISIS self-proclaimed Caliphate. According to the Pentagon, Abu Omar al-Shishani was most likely eliminated in a USA military air strike in northern Syria. Meanwhile, the so-called "Jaysh al-Ashaer" (the Free Tribes Army), affiliated with the FSA, kicked off on Tuesday a new battle known as "desert volcano" to "oust Iranian ... Read More »

Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

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While the official result will be declared in a few days, the results are being interpreted as the Iranians' desire for change, reform and breaking away from worldwide isolation. The sweep means reformists can replace Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf , who had been a presidential candidate before withdrawing to support Raisi. Read More »

Trump Meeting With Arab Leaders Ahead of Major Speech

Referring to terrorist behavior or beliefs as Islamic (as opposed to Islamist) is a tiny but important gaffe on Trump's part; the adjective "Islamic" here suggests the religion itself inherently promotes extreme or violent beliefs, while "Islamist" would refer to those who use Islam as a reasoning for their own beliefs. Read More »

That story about unaccompanied children at a Manchester Holiday Inn isn't true

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The 48-year-old said she took dozens of girls to a nearby hotel and posted her phone number on social media, telling anxious parents to meet her there, according to Reuters . Other information can be reported to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. Ms Robinson said this morning she was no longer with the children and recommended anxious parents and guardians call the official number instead of her mobile. Read More »

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

He also says that before sharing such classified intelligence with foreign partners, the USA would go back to the intelligence partner that provided the information to make sure what was shared would not compromise operatives. Or they could use a very old practice of holding him in contempt and arresting him themselves, which hasn't happened in a very long time . President Donald Trump's former national security will not provide a set of subpoenaed documents to a Senate panel, his lawyers ... Read More »

Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia

Monday, President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump toured the home of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. The stop in Israel comes after the president's visit to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and will be followed by a trip to the Vatican, where Trump will meet with the pope. Read More »

Pakistan arrests Indian national for carrying incomplete travel documents

Aziz further added that the ICJ gave no directives on allowing consular access to India .He said Pakistan's case with respect to the court's jurisdiction and the merits of the case was very strong. Zakaria said, "After India stood exposed on state-sponsored terrorism and financing terrorism, it tried to divert attention by presenting the Kulbushan Jadhav case with a humanitarian angle". Read More »

House Intelligence Hearing With John Brennan

The former CIA chief also told the House intelligence committee that he had become so concerned about Russian interference - and contacts between Americans "involved" with the Trump campaign and the Russians - that he convened a group of officials from the CIA, FBI and National Security Agency in late July to focus exclusively on the issue. Read More »

Mindanao under martial law

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Tuesday's heavy clashes in Marawi City broke out after troops conducting law enforcement operations in the village of Basak at around 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) were met with gunfire by suspected groups of Abu Sayyaf and Maute group. Mr. Duterte arrived in Moscow on May 22 for a four-day visit. The Maute and Abu Sayyaf militant groups have pledged allegiance to Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and have proved fierce opponents for the military as Duterte seeks to crush extremists and prevent radical ... Read More »

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

The United Nations Security Council said on Monday it would impose additional sanctions on North Korea in response, accusing the country of "destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance". The Pukguksong-2 missile was sacked into waters off North Korea's east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week, and its success raised concern in South Korea, Japan and America. Read More »

Trump Told Russians He Fired 'Nut Job' Comey Because Of Investigation

It's hard to imagine how Trump, who is now aboard Air Force One jetting his way to Saudi Arabia to kick off a nine-day foreign trip, could have handled this meeting worse. The timing is especially damaging. The latest developments come at an inopportune for Trump who just embarked on a nine-day worldwide trip, his first trip overseas since assuming office. Read More »

Rajnath chairs security review meeting of five CMs

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Kashmir has been in the grip of violence since the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces in July 2016. There has been an unprecedented involvement of students in the protests, with even girls taking to the streets to fight pitched battles with security forces. Read More »

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

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While King Salman appeared happy to greet the visitors, a Trump tweet from 2015 suggested he would be offended. Images of President Donald Trump placing his hands on a glowing orb has set alight the internet, prompting comparisons to science fiction and fantasy villains. Read More »

Nineteen Killed in Terrorist Attack on Concert in Manchester, UK

Ball bearings have been recovered. Investigators are tracing the bomber's movements through CCTV. "And I'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be hard pressed to find". Braun went on to thank the emergency service workers who quickly came to the aid of affected concert-goers. A "huge bomb-like bang" is heard at the arena. Read More »

Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'

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The White House released a video detailing President Trumps current trip to the Middle East. Trump and his robust entourage (said to number around one thousand people) will fill numerous city's top hotels. The reunification anniversary is "the right time for the USA to correct this historic injustice", said Susan Michael, the director of ICEJ's U.S. branch. Read More »

Newt Gingrich pushes discredited conspiracy theory about death of DNC staffer

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The family of slain Democratic staffer Seth Rich is threatening legal action against a private investigator after his "outrageous behavior" has given fuel to right-wing conspiracy theories about the unsolved murder of their son. The family of Seth Rich , the Democratic National Committee staffer murdered previous year, fought back against allegations that he was a WikiLeaks source on Thursday. Read More »

Jeb Bush: I told you Trump would be 'chaos president'

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Bush, 64, the former governor of Florida, said at the conference - which features speakers from the political, financial and sports realms - that, "When I ran for office, I said he [Trump] is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president". Read More »

Hillary Clinton Practiced How to Avoid a Hug From Donald Trump

The footage is a bit shaky, so it wasn't clear at first if it was really Clinton in the video, but Reines confirmed that it's the real deal in a follow-up tweet . Trump grabs his hand and attempts an embrace. According to ABC , earlier this week, the President tried to give James Comey , the Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired last week some love, and Comey was having none of it. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ order binding on Pakistan, says India

Here are some of the tweets. The United Nations have to take a serious note. A former Indian navy officer-turned-businessman, Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran previous year and arrested by Pakistan on espionage charges on March 3, 2016. Analysts and observers blamed Pakistan's legal team for the setback caused by the ICJ's order . The handling of Kulbhsuhan Jadhav case by Pakistani lawyers in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has invited heavy criticism from experts as well as media ... Read More »

American Climber Dies, Indian Missing On Everest

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On April 30, famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck, 40, died after falling 1,000 metres off a ridge while preparing to climb Everest. She is also the first Indian woman to reach the top of the mountain for the fifth time. Climbing Everest is an inherently unsafe activity with risks of high-altitude related sicknesses such as cerebral edema, a swelling of the brain that can be fatal. Read More »

Africa pitch to counter China road project

More than 200 enterprises have signed cooperation agreements for projects along OBOR's routes. The decision of Pakistan to stay away from what was earlier conceived as a South Asia project was its own, but it was also a manifestation of the strong centrifugal forces that are reordering South Asia due to the unending conflict between India and Pakistan. Read More »