Middle East

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker begins hunger strike

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker begins hunger strike

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer [more…]

ACWA considers supporting solar panel manufacturing in Saudi

ACWA considers supporting solar panel manufacturing in Saudi

Published 14/01/2019

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - ACWA Power is considering supporting the manufacturing of solar panels in Saudi Arabia, its chief executive said, as the power and [more…]

Australia union seeks help for detained Bahraini refugee player

Australia union seeks help for detained Bahraini refugee player

Published 14/01/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of the Australian soccer players union wants the sport’s regional governing body to help secure the release of a Bahraini [more…]

Oil falls to $60 on concerns about China slowdown

Oil falls to $60 on concerns about China slowdown

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil slipped to around $60 a barrel on Monday after data showed weakening imports and exports in China, the world’s second-largest oil [more…]

Investors plow billions into stocks, bonds and EM assets as risk…

Investors plow billions into stocks, bonds and EM assets as risk…

Published 11/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors plowed money back into stocks and bonds this week as they regained their appetite for risk, boosted by dovish comments [more…]

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Archaeologists restore ancient Palmyra artifacts in Damascus museum

Published 10/01/2019

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - In the National Museum of Damascus, archaeologist Muntajab Youssef works on an ancient stone bust from Palmyra, one of hundreds of artifacts [more…]

Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to…

Australian police investigate suspicious packages sent to…

Published 09/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Police in Australia are investigating suspicious packages sent to a wide range of embassies and consulates on Wednesday, which officials said included [more…]

U.N. asks Australia to consider resettling Saudi teen who fled family

U.N. asks Australia to consider resettling Saudi teen who fled family

Published 09/01/2019

SYDNEY/BANGKOK (Reuters) - The United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared [more…]

Oil rises by over 1 percent on U.S., China trade talk optimism

Oil rises by over 1 percent on U.S., China trade talk optimism

Published 09/01/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose by around 1 percent on Wednesday, extending gains from the previous session on hopes that Washington and Beijing may [more…]

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies…

Exclusive: New documents link Huawei to suspected front companies…

Published 08/01/2019

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. case against the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who was arrested in Canada last month, centers on [more…]