Saudi Arabia’s voluntary oil production cut is expected to bring the oil market into deficit for most of 2021 even as new lockdowns to contain the spread of the coronavirus batter oil demand, analysts say.
Qatar will not alter its relations with Iran and Turkey in a sign that it has made few concessions after securing a deal with Saudi Arabia and its allies to end a bitter dispute between the rival Persian Gulf Arab states.
Oil prices rose on Wednesday to their highest since February 2020 after Saudi Arabia agreed to reduce output more than expected in a meeting with allied producers, while industry figures showed US crude stockpiles were down last week.
The British government is under pressure to explain why a series of airstrikes in Yemen, many involving civilian casualties, have not been recorded in its confidential log of breaches of international humanitarian law (IHL).
Dozens of journalists at Al Jazeera Media Network were targeted this year by advanced spyware sold by an Israeli firm in an attack linked to the governments of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, said a report by a cybersecurity watchdog.
Saudi Arabia was Tigrit’s dream: A place where she could find work as a cleaner or maid, and send money back to her husband and young daughter in Ethiopia. Now, like hundreds of thousands of East Africans who have left home and travelled across the Red Sea in search of a better life, she finds herself stranded in Yemen instead.
Jailed Saudi woman activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been put on trial at a special closed-door “terrorism court,” more than two years after she was detained on what UN experts describe as "spurious" charges.
A New York judge on Tuesday ordered US intelligence agencies to acknowledge they possess a tape recording of the 2018 murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in a ruling hailed by rights activists.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran welcomes a statement by mediator Kuwait in resolving a persisting diplomatic row in the Persian Gulf, expressing hope that the reconciliation will contribute to the stability as well as the political and economic development of the regional nations.