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  • A source familiar with the draft proposal said the tentative list of nations included Belarus, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Officials from the White House, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have declined to comment on the planned expansion of the travel ban. Under the current version of the ban, citizens of...

  • View of a mosque against the sky taken Mecca, Saudi Arabia

    Despite ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Ahmad Al-Khatib, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said the kingdom is "very safe" and he doesn't see the disorder impacting tourist numbers.

  • *Spot gold may test resistance at $1,564/ oz- technicals. Jan 20- Gold hit a more than one-week high on Monday as investors hedged against lingering tensions in the Middle East and an impeachment trial in Washington, while deficit-hit palladium's record run showed no signs of abating. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,560.38 per ounce at 1340 GMT, after touching its...

  • *Spot gold may test resistance at $1,564/ oz- technicals. Jan 20- Gold hit a more than one-week high on Monday as investors hedged against lingering tensions in the Middle East and an impeachment trial in Washington, while deficit-hit palladium's record run showed no signs of abating. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,560.21 per ounce by 1120 GMT, after touching its...

  • Jan 20- Gold prices rose to their highest in more than a week on Monday, after a missile attack in Yemen over the weekend fanned geopolitical concerns and boosted the metal's safe-haven appeal, while buying ahead of the Chinese New Year also lent support. Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,560.89 per ounce by 0726 GMT, after touching its highest since Jan. 10 at $1,562.51...

  • Saudi Arabia's former intelligence minister Prince Turki al-Faisal bin Abdulziz al-Saud attends the meeting of foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on March 30, 2017.

    The U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top commander showed Tehran that it can't get away with its provocations, Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal said.

  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of Hackney council estate Bannister House in London, United Kingdom.

    There's a limited upside in oil prices, amid a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy as global oil supply exceeds demand, said David Bailin, CIO of Citi Private Bank.

  • *Iran has built up' asymmetric' capabilities for years. DUBAI, Jan 8- Iran's launching of more than a dozen missiles at American-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday came after years of preparing for a confrontation with its superpower foe, whose forces are vastly larger and more advanced. To compensate for the imbalance, Iran has developed "asymmetrical" responses-...

  • Iranian mourners gather during the final stage of funeral processions for slain top general Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown Kerman on January 7, 2020.

    It's been four days since the U.S. precision drone strike that killed Iran's Quds army commander Qasem Soleimani. Thankfully, we have not seen the outbreak of World War III as of yet. But we have learned three valuable lessons.

  • Thousands of mourners pay homage to assassinated Iranian Major General Soleimani in US Airstrike. The Pentagon announced that Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed on 03 January 2020 following a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport.

    Qasem Soleimani's killing could trigger Iranian proxy attacks and cyber sabotage against the U.S. and its allies.

  • Thousands of mourners pay homage to assassinated Iranian Major General Soleimani in US Airstrike. The Pentagon announced that Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed on 03 January 2020 following a US airstrike at Baghdad's international airport.

    The Iranian response could come in "many different guises, many different places at any time," Gerald Feierstein, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, said.

  • BEIRUT, Jan 4- A Lebanese Hezbollah official said the response of the Iran- backed "axis of resistance" to the killing of Iran's military commander Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. air strike will be decisive, al-Mayadeen TV said on Saturday. The leader of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc in Lebanon, Mohamed Raad, was referring to a swathe of Iran- backed groups from Lebanon...

  • *U.S. air strike kills Iranian general in Iraq. NEW YORK, Jan 3- Oil prices jumped to the highest level in more than three months on Friday after the U.S. killed a top Iranian military commander in Iraq, sparking fears that escalating conflict in the region could disrupt global oil supplies. A U.S. official said Soleimani was planning an imminent attack on U.S....

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices jumped more than $3 on Friday after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, sparking concerns for an escalation of regional tensions and disruption to crude supplies. An air strike at the Baghdad Airport early on Friday killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the architect...

  • LONDON, Jan 3- Oil prices jumped more than $3 on Friday after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad ordered by President Donald Trump killed the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, sparking concerns for an escalation of regional tensions and disruption to crude supplies. An air strike at the Baghdad Airport early on Friday killed Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the architect...

  • DUBAI, Jan 1- Six Saudi Arabian prisoners held in Yemen have been returned home, state television broadcaster Ekhbariya said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion defense policy bill providing the first paid family leave for all federal workers and the creation of a Space Force, a top military priority for President Donald Trump. The Democratic-controlled chamber voted by 377-48, easily sending the conference report on the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a $738 billion bill setting policy for the U.S. Department of Defense on everything from family leave to fighter jets and the creation of a Space Force that has been a priority for President Donald Trump. The count in the Democratic-controlled chamber was 377-48, enough to send the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on Wednesday- and likely pass- a $738 billion defense bill setting policy on everything from family leave to fighter jets, despite opposition among some Democrats who control the chamber. Those include a provision that would have barred Trump from using military funds to build a wall on the border...

  • RIYADH, Dec 9- Saudi Arabia announced a 1.02 trillion riyal budget for 2020 on Monday, a slight fall in spending that reversed three years of expenditure increases intended to spur growth. Revenues in 2020 are forecast at 833 billion riyals, widening the budget deficit to 187 billion riyals, or 6.4% of gross domestic product, compared with a projected deficit of...