Saudi Arabia makes hard-hitting call for full OPEC+ compliance on cuts

  • Energy minister Prince Abdul Aziz warns: ‘compliance is not an act of charity’
  • Only six of the OPEC+ members had stuck to agreed production levels to stabilize market
By Frank Kane ·


France intervenes to stop Hezbollah and Amal Movement from thwarting government formation

  • Hezbollah’s position coincided with the US Treasury’s announcement of a “second package of sanctions against Lebanese officials.”

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Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch calls for all parties to adopt ‘active neutrality’

  • Says Lebanon has historically been neutral until 1975 when the Cairo Agreement allowed the Palestinians to carry out military operations against Israel
  • Disagrees with Hezbollah’s claim that neutrality would encourage Israeli aggression, or mean that Lebanon could not defend itself
By Patricia Khoder ·

Two Turkish troops killed in attack in northern Iraq

  • Turkey has regularly attacked Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants
  • Ankara launched a new ground offensive dubbed Operation Claw-Tiger
By Reuters ·

US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women

  • The “Taliban don’t have any plans to carry out any such attacks,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said
  • Peace negotiations underway in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a political office, are in the initial stages
By AP ·


Modi’s new parliament plan faces criticism

By Sanjay Kumar ·

Heat rally past Celtics for 2-0 lead in NBA’s Eastern Conference playoff

  • Boston Celtics lose another big lead on the court as well as their cool in the postgame locker room
By AP ·


Netflix exec on the 5-year partnership with Saudi animation studio Myrkott

  • The partnership brings Saudi talent to the forefront of creative storytelling and showcases Myrkott’s present and future titles to Netflix
  • The announcement is the latest in Netflix’s investment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
By Zaira Lakhpatwala ·


Reporter sues BBC, claiming she was bullied into Syria warzone

By Christopher Hamill-Stewart ·