Middle East

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian ‘day of rage’

Published 08/12/2017

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there. [more…]

Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Hezbollah and Syrian flags flutter on a military vehicle in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki/File PhotoPARIS (Reuters) - Major powers [more…]

France’s Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

France’s Macron says external powers must stop interfering in Lebanon

Published 08/12/2017

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a news conference in Doha, Qatar December 7, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem ZeitoonPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on [more…]

Oil stable as strong Chinese demand counters rising dollar

Oil stable as strong Chinese demand counters rising dollar

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO - A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonSINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices were stable on [more…]

Exclusive: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing to enter Mexico next year – sources

Exclusive: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing to enter Mexico next year – sources

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO - A woman walks past Didi Chuxing's booth at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2017 in Beijing, China April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jason [more…]

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Blackwater founder Prince details meeting with Russian in Seychelles

Published 08/12/2017

(This version of the Dec 6 story corrects paragraph 3 and adds new paragraph 4 to clarify the nature of U.S. sanctions) By Patricia Zengerle [more…]

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

Louvre Abu Dhabi to display Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’

Published 07/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Members of Christie's staff pose for pictures next to Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" painting in London, October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File PhotoABU [more…]

Oil prices fall after U.S. drillers add rigs

Oil prices fall after U.S. drillers add rigs

Published 04/12/2017

A driver looks at the price as he fills the tank of his car at a gas station in Shanghai, China November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Aly [more…]

France should know that Iran’s missiles are not negotiable: spokesman

France should know that Iran’s missiles are not negotiable: spokesman

Published 04/12/2017

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. [more…]