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  • Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

    Several Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia had snapped diplomatic ties to Qatar.

  • PARIS, June 22- Boeing won a race for new business at the Paris Airshow, rolling out a new model of its best-selling 737 airliner that helped it claim back the order crown from rival Airbus. "The MAX stole the show," Ihssane Mounir, vice president of sales and marketing at Boeing's commercial aircraft division, said. Asked if Airbus had lost momentum after years in which...

  • Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

    Oil prices have further to fall, says John Kilduff. But traders should watch the geopolitical situation carefully.

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— The Latest on Saudi Arabia's King Salman appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince:. Oman has strained ties with Saudi Arabia over serving as a diplomatic channel for the West to Iran. The tiny island off the coast of Saudi Arabia sent several messages on Wednesday welcoming the ascension of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the...

  • WASHINGTON— When a Kansas strip-mall bank with possible mob ties folded in the mid-1980s, federal authorities investigated whether a shareholder, Iranian-born aviation magnate Farhad Azima, should face criminal charges. Specifically, they are examining whether Azima, now 75, paid a kickback to a former United Arab Emirates official to reap the profits from...

  • LONDON/ MILAN, June 20- Italian oil major Eni signed an agreement with Iran on Tuesday for feasibility studies to develop an oil field and a gas field, signaling a possible return to Iran's upstream sector. The Iranian oil ministry's official website SHANA reported Eni had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Iranian Oil Company for studies on...

  • Qatar and UAE exchange office in Doha, Qatar, June 13, 2017.

    Here's how Qatar can turn its currency woes into a weapon against its neighbors, owrites Breakingviews' Andy Critchlow.

  • LONDON, June 20- A tender for developing Iran's Azadegan oilfield has been delayed by another few months to allow energy companies more time to study the field, a senior Iranian oil official said on Tuesday. Iran said this month that international energy companies including France's Total, Malaysia's Petronas and Japan's Inpex, have presented technical...

  • LONDON, June 20- Total will go ahead with development of a giant Iranian gas field this summer, its CEO told Reuters, in the first major western energy investment in the country since Tehran signed an international nuclear deal. Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanne said the French group would make an initial $1 billion investment after the United States extended...

  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia said Monday its forces had captured and were questioning three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard who were intending to carry out an attack on a major offshore oilfield in the Persian Gulf. Saudi Arabia's Information Ministry said in a statement the three were onboard a boat carrying a large number of explosives headed...

  • A Saudi Special Forces unit. (File photo).

    An Iranian ministry of interior official said Saudi Arabia's claim that it had detained members of the Iranian military was not correct.

  • Egypt's Ahmed Elasfar competes with Qatar's Khalid Hassanein during the Men's Karate Kumite +84kg bronze medal match at the Baku 2017 4th Islamic Solidarity Games at the Baku Sports Hall on May 14, 2017.

    Cairo isn't worried about a financial fallout from its rift with Doha, Egypt's Minister of Finance Amr El-Garhy told CNBC on Friday.

  • *Iran gas deal that India wanted likely goes to Russia. NEW DELHI, June 15- India's oil imports from Iran have fallen to their lowest since June 2016, shipping data shows, in possible retaliation for Tehran not awarding a gas field development to Indian companies. India, Iran's top oil client after China, shipped in 487,600 barrels per day in May, about 9 percent less...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 28, 2017.

    The Senate passed a slew of financial sanctions against Russia and Iran

  • Members of the female division of the People's Protection Units (YPG), carry the body of comrade Roj Adiyaman, one of eight soldiers that were buried in the martyrs' cemetery on November 8, 2015 in Derek, Rojava, Syria. The U.S., Russia and Iran are all involved in the Syrian Civil War. They are all working to defeat ISIS, but for different reasons.

    The president has not been shy about his dislike for Iran and his admiration for Russia, though both countries support Bashar Assad.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump is set to attend the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday for the investiture of new Justice Neil Gorsuch.

  • *Iran gas deal that India wanted likely goes to Russia. NEW DELHI, June 15- India's oil imports from Iran have fallen to their lowest since June 2016, shipping data shows, in possible retaliation for Tehran not awarding a gas field development to Indian companies. India, Iran's top oil client after China, shipped in 487,600 barrels per day in May, about 9 percent less...

  • NEW DELHI, June 15- India imported 4.2 percent less oil in May than in the previous month, ship tracking data obtained from sources and data compiled by Thomson Reuters Oil Research& Forecasts showed. Iraq remained top supplier to India, followed by Saudi Arabia and Iran. India has said it will reduce its oil imports from Iran due to a dispute with Tehran over the...

  • SEOUL, June 15- South Korea's Iranian crude oil imports dropped in May to their lowest in eight months as refiners bought less of the Middle Eastern nation's condensate, while Tehran struggled to maintain shipment volumes after exhausting stocks stored on tankers. "South Korean buyers purchased less condensate from Iran because of high prices and...

  • SEOUL, June 15- South Korea's Iranian crude oil imports dropped to their lowest in eight months in May, with Tehran struggling to maintain shipment volumes after exhausting stocks stored on tankers. South Korea's Iranian crude intake fell 18.7 percent in May from a year ago to 1.02 million tonnes, or 242,058 barrels per day, customs data showed on Thursday.