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Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll from clashes rises

Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll from clashes rises

Thousands flooded Iraq's southern hotspot of Nasiriyah on Monday as a resident died from wounds sustained in clashes last week between anti-government protesters and supporters of a controversial cleric. Ridha al-Rikaby was hit in the head by a bullet on Friday when followers of Shiite...

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Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit

Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit

Sudan has confirmed that an Israeli delegation visited Khartoum, a week after the mission, a pan-Arab news channel reported. The Sovereign Council, its highest ruling body, sought to play down the importance of the visit, saying it was not political. "We did not announce it at the time...

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OPEC meets over whether to extend oil cuts as virus hits demand

OPEC meets over whether to extend oil cuts as virus hits demand

 OPEC held talks on Monday on whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or lift output gradually from January, as the coronavirus crisis continues to pummel fuel demand. Officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and others, a group...

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Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed, both sides say

Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed, both sides say

Maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, and U.S. mediators will now contact the two old foes separately, Israeli and Lebanese officials said on Monday. The negotiations were launched in October with delegations convening at a U.N. base...

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Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog      Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll from clashes rises      Terror attack in northern Syria injures 7      U.S. arms sales to UAE draw fire from 29 rights groups      Biden taps Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary      Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit      OPEC meets over whether to extend oil cuts as virus hits demand      Israel-Lebanon maritime border talks postponed, both sides say