Middle East

Oil edges down on lower demand outlook, U.S.-China trade dispute

Oil edges down on lower demand outlook, U.S.-China trade dispute

Published 12/08/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - Oil prices edged lower on Monday amid worries about an economic slowdown and the Sino-U.S. trade war, which have led to a [more…]

U.S. Marine killed in Iraq identified

U.S. Marine killed in Iraq identified

Published 12/08/2019

(Reuters) - The Department of Defense (DOD) identified on Sunday the U.S. service member who died during an Iraqi Security Force (IFS) mission as Gunnery [more…]

Take Five: The devil’s in the data

Take Five: The devil’s in the data

Published 12/08/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - 1/ READY FOR A SCARY EURO ZONE GDP SHOW? Fears of a major downturn in euro zone powerhouse Germany grew this week [more…]

Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj

Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj

Published 07/08/2019

CAIRO (Reuters) - Eid Al Salwaawi, 69, paints murals of the rituals of the haj pilgrimage on the walls of a house in Cairo’s Sayeda [more…]

Israel’s Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch

Israel’s Amos-17 satellite enroute to target orbit after SpaceX launch

Published 07/08/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Space Communication said on Wednesday its Amos-17 communications satellite was launched into space and was enroute to its orbital position after separating [more…]

Iran says meeting with parties to nuclear deal ‘constructive’

Iran says meeting with parties to nuclear deal ‘constructive’

Published 29/07/2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - An emergency meeting with parties to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal was constructive but there are unresolved issues and Tehran will continue to [more…]

Chipmaker TowerJazz second-quarter profit tops forecast, to expand…

Chipmaker TowerJazz second-quarter profit tops forecast, to expand…

Published 29/07/2019

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli chip manufacturer TowerJazz reported a less than expected drop in second quarter profit and said it would invest $100 million [more…]

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards publish purported exchange with British…

Published 29/07/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards published footage on Monday purportedly showing the Guards warning off a British warship during their July 19 seizure [more…]

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief

Ratcliffe tapped to replace Coats as U.S. spy chief

Published 29/07/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a [more…]

From Belarus to Bahrain, the small states going big on cryptocurrency

From Belarus to Bahrain, the small states going big on cryptocurrency

Published 29/07/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - When Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met entrepreneur Viktor Prokopenya in March 2017, their discussion was scheduled to last for an hour but [more…]