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If US tries to prevent Iran’s oil export, we will fully cut off Gulf oil: Rouhani

Tehran, Dec 4: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf.

"America should know... it is not capable of preventing the export...

UN Security Council to meet on Iran missile test

United Nations, Dec 4: The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said.

The United States...

Isolated Qatar decides to pull out of OPEC in January, says 'no potential in oil'

Doha, Dec 3: Qatar is to leave OPEC next month in order for the Gulf state to focus on gas production, Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday.

"Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January...

Israeli police recommends indicting Netanyahu for corruption

Israeli police are recommending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant.

Police say on Sunday they have established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud...

UAE passport ranked most powerful in the world

Dubai, Dec 2: In a new historic achievement, the UAE passport has become the strongest passport and now ranked first globally.

The exceptional achievement on December 1, 2018, coincides with the 'Year of Zayed' and country's 47th National Day,...

UAE amnesty to end on Nov 30; no more extensions

Abu Dhabi, Nov 29: The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) on Thursday said the amnesty that had been granted to illegal residents is ending on November 30 and that there will be no more extensions for the initiative....

Gaza hospitals overwhelmed by wounded in violence: Aid group

Gaza City, Nov 29: A medical aid group says the vast number of patients treated for gunshot wounds from months of violent border protests have overwhelmed Gaza’s health care system.

Doctors Without Borders says that thousands are in danger...

500 bodies exhumed from mass grave in Syria’s Raqqa

Beirut, Nov 28: A local official in Raqqa says more than 500 bodies have so far been exhumed from one of the largest mass graves discovered near the Syrian city, once the capital of the Daesh group’s self-styled caliphate....

Capping weight: Schools say curriculum and bags need redesign

Bengaluru, Nov 28: Schools in Bengaluru are not happy with the HRD ministry’s circular on capping the weight of bags carried by class 1-10 students. They are, in fact, demanding a comprehensive study and reworking of the curriculum and also...

Oil slips on record Saudi output; markets eye G20 and OPEC meetings

Singapore, Nov 27: Oil slipped on Tuesday, pulled down by record Saudi Arabian production even as OPEC's top producer pushes for supply cuts ahead of the group's meeting in Austria next week.

International Brent crude oil futures (LCOc1) briefly...