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Saudi Arabia has ‘no intention’ of 1973 oil embargo replay

  • Falih said that if oil prices went up, it would slow down the global economy and trigger a recession
  • Falih said Saudi Arabia would soon raise output to 11 million barrels per day (bpd) from the current 10.7 million
By Reuters ·

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‘People acting beyond their authority’ responsible for Khashoggi’s death, says Saudi FM

  • Senior Saudi official reveals new details of operation that led to journalist’s death in Istanbul
  • The Kingdom was working on finding out location of the body and determining full details
By Arab News ·

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Saudi official provides further, new details on Khashoggi case: Reuters

  • Variation in narrative due to government being given ‘false information reported internally at the time’
  • Reuters interview suggests negotiation team defied orders, resorted to violence and gave body to local cooperator rolled in carpet to get rid of it
By Arab News ·

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Militants claim responsibility for Iran troops abduction

  • Jaish Al-Adl says they were kidnapped and taken to bases inside Pakistan
  • Islamabad said last week it was actively looking for missing men
By AFP ·

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Trump says he’s reducing Central American aid over migrants

  • Trump tweets: “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from coming illegally to the US"
  • The three countries received a combined more than $500 million in funding from the US
By AP ·

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VAT refunds for UAE tourists to start November 18

  • Only invoices from registered retail outlets will be eligible for refund
By Arab News ·

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Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath to retire from international cricket after Galle Test against England

  • Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Monday that Herath announced his decision at a meeting with cricket board officials
  • The 40-year-old Herath made his test debut in 1999 and has played 92 tests with 430 wickets
By AP ·

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Biopic tribute to slain war reporter Marie Colvin as journalism comes ‘under attack’

  • The movie, which got its world premiere in Toronto last month, hits screens as reporters face ever more threats
  • American war correspondent Marie Colvin died in an alleged government bombardment of a media center in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Homs
By AFP ·