Oil row rumbles on as crisis talks are postponed

  • The “virtual” meeting is between 11 OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia and 10 other oil producers led by Russia
By Frank Kane ·

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LIVE: Coronavirus cases, deaths rise across the Middle East

  • Public bus services in Dubai will be free of charge for people permitted to leave their homes during the extended sterilization period
By Arab News ·

Global COVID-19 deaths top 60,000, number of cases hit 1.17 million

  • Italy has the most number of deaths at more than 14,500
  • US has the most number of cases at more than 300,000
By AFP ·

Saudi Arabia delays May crude prices until after OPEC+ meeting

  • OPEC and allies are due to meet on Thursday to discuss a possible new global crude supply cut
By Arab News ·

Lebanon repatriates nationals in rare flights despite virus

  • Health personnel in protective gear took the temperature of disembarking passengers
  • Authorities said more than 20,000 had signed up to be repatriated in total this week and at the end of the month
By AFP ·

South Sudan confirms first case of coronavirus

  • The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the woman is a member of its staff
  • South Sudan has already closed bars, night clubs and shops, other than those selling food, and encouraged people to observe social distancing rules
By Reuters ·

Saudi Aramco appoints Mark Weinberger to Board of Directors

  • Weinberger, who replaces Andrew Gould, also serves as a director on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Metlife
  • Weinberger was an active member of the US government, having worked across different administrations
By Arab News ·

England cricket players donate, take pay cuts amid COVID-19 crisis

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has said the season will not start before May 28
  • ECB’s centrally contracted women players to take a salary reduction for the months of April, May and June
By Reuters ·

TWITTER POLL: Nearly 50% say they’ll consider attending a concert, cruise up to 6 months after the coronavirus crisis

  • Nearly 90% of people said they would eventually go back to crowded events
  • For some the risks are just too much - for them this is the end for concerts
By Arab News ·