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  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 25- Crude oil futures rose on Monday as firm global demand offset a strong dollar, although a holiday in the United States and much of Europe kept trading muted. Front-month Brent crude gained 53 cents to $65.90 a barrel by 1750 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $64.72. The market drew support from figures showing strong demand across Asia...

  • LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged up on Monday as firm global demand vied with a strong dollar, but a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe kept trading muted. Front-month Brent crude gained 6 cents to $65.43 a barrel by 1400 GMT, after touching an intraday low of $64.72. The market drew support from figures showing strong demand across Asia and...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices edge down as dollar strengthens Monday, 25 May 2015 | 6:58 AM ET

    LONDON, May 25- Crude oil futures edged lower towards $65 a barrel as the dollar strengthened on Monday, with a public holiday in the United States and much of Europe keeping trading muted. Front-month Brent crude shed 17 cents to $65.20 a barrel by 1052 GMT. U.S. crude was down 35 cents at $59.37 a barrel.

  • *Islamic State advances in Iraq, Syria raise supply worries. LONDON, May 22- Oil prices slipped on Friday as worries over the impact of war in the Middle East on crude supplies were outweighed by reports of profit-taking ahead of a long weekend. "No one wants to hold open positions ahead of a long weekend so books are being squared, bringing some consolidation," said...

  • *Islamic State advances in Iraq, Syria raise supply worries. LONDON, May 22- Oil prices steadied on Friday as worries over the impact on crude supplies of war in the Middle East were balanced by reports of profit-taking ahead of a long weekend. "No one wants to hold open positions ahead of a long weekend so books are being squared, bringing some consolidation," said...

  • *Islamic State fighters have scored twin successes in Syria and Iraq, taking full control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra and overrunning Iraqi government defences east of Ramadi on Thursday. *Islamic State militants have seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq controlled by the Syrian government, a Syrian human rights group said on...

  • *Islamic State attacks in Iraq lend further support. NEW YORK, May 21- Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Thursday, giving Brent its biggest rally in more than a week, as draws reported in the Cushing delivery point for U.S. crude futures boosted optimism that a supply glut was easing. Fighting in Iraq that raised worries about the security of Middle East oil...

  • *Islamic State attacks in Iraq add further support to prices. NEW YORK, May 21- Oil prices jumped almost 3 percent Thursday, giving Brent its biggest rally in more than a week, as draws reported in the Cushing delivery point for U.S. crude futures boosted optimism that a supply glut was easing. Fighting in Iraq that raised worries about the security of Middle East...

  • *Islamic State attacks in Iraq support prices. LONDON, May 21- Oil rose towards $66 a barrel on Thursday, gaining for a second day, supported by expectations that a global supply glut is starting to ease and by fighting in Iraq. "Brent is getting a bit of impetus from the threat Islamic State is posing in Iraq," said Christopher Bellew, senior broker at Jefferies Bache.

  • *Islamic State attacks in Iraq support prices. LONDON, May 21- Oil rose further above $65 a barrel on Thursday, gaining for a second day, supported by expectations that a global supply glut is starting to ease and by fighting in Iraq. "Brent is getting a bit of impetus from the threat Islamic State is posing in Iraq," said Christopher Bellew, senior broker at Jefferies...

  • SINGAPORE, May 21- U.S crude futures eased towards $58.50 a barrel on Thursday as concerns over a supply glut and a strong dollar weighed on prices, but a steeper than expected draw on crude inventories put a floor under prices. *U.S. crude for July delivery fell 20 cents to $58.78 a barrel as of 0005 GMT after settling up 99 cents in the previous session.

  • Jordan remains 'stable': King Abdullah II   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Jordan remains 'stable': King Abdullah II

    Despite the geopolitical events taking place in the region -such as in Iraq and Syria - Jordan remains stable says King Abdullah II of Jordan. The monarch also discusses investment and trade opportunities for the country.

  • Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ramadi under ISIS control, Iraq regroups

    Richard Engel, NBC News reports the Iraqi city of Ramadi is in the hands of terror group ISIS despite months of airstrikes by the Iraqi army.

  • Ramadi falls, Iraqi's ran away: Col. Jack Jacobs   Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Ramadi falls, Iraqi's ran away: Col. Jack Jacobs

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), discusses the latest developments in Iraq, as military forces there gear up to fight back against the militant group ISIS. Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group, shares perspective.

  • *U.S. crude for July delivery rose 45 cents to $58.44 a barrel as of 0002 GMT. *Front month Brent futures rose 50 cents to $64.52 after falling $2.25 in the previous session to close at $64.02 a barrel. *U.S. crude inventories fell by 5.2 million barrels to 476.7 million in the week to May 15, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday.

  • Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II   Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 7:00 PM ET
    Investing in Jordan is 'safe': King Abdullah II

    Investing in Jordan is "safe" and the environment is "stable" despite the events happening in neighbouring countries, King Abdullah II of Jordan tells CNBC.

  • *Goldman Sachs sees US crude falling back to 2015 lows. NEW YORK, May 19- Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday, with U.S. crude extending losses for a fifth straight day as the dollar rallied and on evidence that the United States and top oil exporter Saudi Arabia were pumping more than the world needed. "There is certainly a degree of profit-taking going on...

  • *Goldman Sachs sees U.S. crude falling back to 2015 lows. NEW YORK, May 19- Oil prices fell 3 percent on Tuesday, with U.S. crude extending losses for a fifth straight day, as the dollar rallied amid evidence that the United States and top oil exporter Saudi Arabia were pumping more than the world needed. The American Petroleum Institute report is due at 4:30 p.m. EDT,...

  • DUBAI, May 19- The owners of Zain Iraq, the country's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, aim to sell 25 percent of the company's shares after it joins Baghdad's bourse, parent firm Zain said on Tuesday. Iraq's three mobile firms were required to float a quarter of their shares and join the Iraq Stock Exchange by August 2011 as part of their 15- year...

  • UPDATE 4-Oil prices slip on dollar rally, ample supply Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 4:42 AM ET

    LONDON, May 19- Brent crude oil fell below $66 a barrel on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and on evidence of ample supplies of Middle Eastern oil despite wars in northern Iraq, Syria and Yemen. "The oil market is generally oversupplied with high Saudi exports and OPEC is unlikely to cut production," said Tamas Varga, oil analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil...