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Saudi Arabia, Russia reach oil output deal and urge others to keep promises

  • Big two OPEC+ producers will extend production cuts but want compliance from all members
By Frank Kane ·

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How oil pulled back from coronavirus chaos

  • OPEC+ has put an end to global energy-markets turmoil, but still awaits post-pandemic recovery
  • Saudi-Russia agreements have set the seal on the oil equation’s supply side for the rest of 2020
By Frank Kane ·

Palestinians snub tax handover by Israel over annexation plan

  • The taxes make up over half of the budget of the Palestinian Authority
By Reuters ·

Saudi Arabia confirms $150 million donation to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

  • The Kingdom announced in March that it would contribute $500 million to international efforts to fight the virus
  • Of that amount, $150 million would be allocated to Gavi, the Kingdom’s foreign minister confirmed on Thursday
By Arab News ·

Emirates, Etihad to resume transit flights after UAE lifts suspension

  • The suspension was lifted late on Wednesday for UAE carriers
  • Foreign citizens remain banned from entering the Gulf Arab state except those holding UAE residency
By Reuters ·

Ex-UK spy chief: COVID-19 could be from Wuhan lab

  • Sir Richard Dearlove cites controversial study saying virus possibly man-made
By Arab News ·

Greece readies revival of coronavirus-hit economy

  • Tourism accounts for around 20 percent of Greek gross domestic product
  • Greece desperately needs to attract visitors this year
By AFP ·

WWE names Bandar Al-Mashhadi MENA Vice President and General Manager

  • Al-Mashhadi will lead WWE’s strategic business initiatives and day-to-day operations in the MENA region
  • He will also manage local operations for the company’s 10-year partnership with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority
By Arab News ·

Snapchat curbs Trump posts for inciting ‘racial violence’

  • “We are not currently promoting the president’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform,” Snapchat said
  • The move came after Twitter took an unprecedented stand by hiding a Trump post it said promoted violence
By AFP ·