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OPEC, allies weigh further oil production cut in December

Sep. 12, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC and its non-cartel allies on Thursday discussed further cuts to oil production and the possibility of Iran re-entering the global market but said that any decision would have to wait for a meeting in December. Global oil prices fell on the news as forecasts...

Iran urges US to 'put warmongers aside' after Bolton firing

Sep. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to "put warmongers aside" as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks signaled approval of President Donald...

Saudi Aramco CEO signals local listing coming 'very soon'

Sep. 10, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The chief executive of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil firm that is seen as the kingdom's crown jewel, said Tuesday that the company is ready for a local listing on the kingdom's stock exchange and that it will happen "very soon." Amin Nasser declined to say how...

New Saudi energy minister urges producers to share burden

Sep. 9, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's new energy minister suggested on Monday that oil producers would need to share greater responsibility to balance the market in comments that marked his debut since being named to one of the most important positions in the kingdom the previous day....

UN atomic official in Iran as it runs advanced centrifuges

Sep. 8, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran defended Sunday its decision to use advanced centrifuges prohibited by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as a visiting top official of the United Nations atomic watchdog urged Tehran to offer "time and active cooperation" with his inspectors. The visit and careful...

Revitalized Khabib returns to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242

Sep. 5, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

The last time Khabib Nurmagomedov was in an octagon, he didn't leave through the door. He's hoping to make an exit more befitting a champion this weekend. The UFC's lightweight pound-for-pound king hasn't fought in the 11 months since he punctuated his star-making victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las...

A look at foreign military bases across the Persian Gulf

Sep. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

As new U.S.-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran and Tehran's nuclear deal collapses, the ongoing have drawn renewed attention to foreign military bases in the region. Here's a look at the presence of the U.S. and others in the Gulf region: AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. has stationed some...

Saudi Arabia, UAE vow to back Yemen war effort amid cracks

Aug. 26, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged Monday to keep their floundering coalition war against Yemen's Houthi rebels together after an Emirati troop pullout and the rise of the southern separatists they supported. The joint communique came as the Houthis...

India's Modi awarded UAE medal amid Kashmir crackdown

Aug. 24, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of...

UAE and Iran hold rare talks in Tehran on maritime security

Jul. 31, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For the first time in six years, officials from Iran and the United Arab Emirates met in Tehran to discuss maritime security amid an increase in tensions in the Persian Gulf, both countries confirmed Wednesday. This week's meeting was significant because the UAE, a close ally of Iran's...