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  • CAIRO, Sept 20- Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthis will stop targeting Saudi Arabia with missile and drone attacks if its adversaries targeting Yemen do the same, a Houthi official said on Friday according to the group's Masirah TV.

  • ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20- Saudi Arabia on Friday took media on a tour of oil facilities damaged by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. Asked about the possibility of a military response on Iran, Trump said the United...

  • ABQAIQ, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20- Saudi Arabia on Friday took media to inspect oil facilities hit by attacks that Washington and Riyadh blame on Iran, showing melted pipes and burnt equipment, as Tehran vowed wide retaliation if heightened tensions boil over into hostilities. Iran denies involvement in the attack, which initially halved oil output from Saudi...

  • KHURAIS, Saudi Arabia, Sept 20- Saudi Aramco is confident full production will resume by the end of September from Khurais, one of two oil sites attacked on Sept. 14, a company executive said on Friday. Aramco is shipping equipment from the United States and Europe to rebuild the damaged facilities, Fahad Abdulkarim, Aramco's general manager for the southern area...

  • *Tropical Storm Imelda hits U.S. energy infrastructure. SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Oil prices were on track to jump more than 7% this week, their biggest weekly rise in months, as early trading on Friday saw gains extended on fresh Middle East tensions after a key Saudi Arabian supply hub was knocked out in an attack last weekend. A Saudi-led coalition launched a military...

  • DUBAI, Sept 20- Iran's foreign minister on Friday questioned U.S. plans for a coalition for a "peaceful resolution" in the Middle East while listing repeated Iranian diplomatic initiatives. In another tweet, Zarif accused the United States of valuing oil more than people in the Middle East, before leaving for New York for the annual gathering of world leaders at...

  • *China cuts new 1- year lending benchmark rate by 5 bps. TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian share prices rose on Friday as economic stimulus around the world helped eased fears over slowing growth, while crude oil prices climbed on concerns that last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities still pose supply risks. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • *Tropical Storm Imelda hits U.S. energy infrastructure. SINGAPORE, Sept 20- Oil prices were on track to jump more than 7% this week, their biggest weekly rise in months, as early trading on Friday saw gains extended on fresh Middle East tensions after a key Saudi Arabian supply hub was knocked out in an attack last weekend. A Saudi-led coalition launched a military...

  • *China cuts new 1- year lending benchmark rate by 5 bps. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.15% though it is on course to post its first weekly decline in five, hit by sizable losses in Hong Kong and India. China also cut its new one-year benchmark lending rate for the second month in a row on Friday, by 5 basis points as Beijing seeks to...

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Asian share prices inched higher on Friday as economic stimulus around the world eased fears of economic deceleration while crude oil prices climbed on concerns that last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities still pose supply risks. Asian shares have been lagging global peers in recent months and MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *Pompeo says U.S. building coalition against Iran threats. *Iran warns Trump against war. *Iran denies it is behind Saudi oil attack.

  • SAUDI-LED COALITION SAYS INTERCEPTS AND DESTROYS EXPLOSIVE LADEN BOAT LAUNCHED BY YEMEN'S HOUTHIS FROM HODEIDAH PORT- ARABIYA TV.

  • *Iran warns trump against war. DUBAI/ JEDDAH, Sept 19- Iran warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday against being dragged into all-out war in the Middle East following an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran.

  • *Iran denies it behind Saudi oil attack. JEDDAH/ DUBAI, Sept 19- The United States was discussing with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf allies possible responses to an attack on Saudi oil facilities they blame on Iran and which U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck a cautious note, saying there were many options short of war with Iran, which denies involvement...

  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities have put the global energy supply at risk, a pool report said.

  • "The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably sponsored by Iran," he told a news conference. Iran has denied any involvement in the assault that initially halved Saudi Arabia's oil production. Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi movement, which has been battling a Saudi-led military coalition, had claimed responsibility for the strikes.

  • President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he ordered a major increase in sanctions on Iran as Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said Tehran used in a crippling weekend attack on its oil facilities. "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase sanctions on the country of Iran! "They want to impose maximum......

  • JEDDAH/ DUBAI, Sept 18- Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions. "They want to impose maximum... pressure on Iran through slander," Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said...

  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani makes a speech during a ceremony in Tehran, Iran on January 10, 2019.

    President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defence Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations, media said.

  • DUBAI, Sept 18- President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran did not want conflict in the region while Defence Minister Amir Hatami said Tehran had no involvement in the attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil installations, media said. Rouhani says Iran- aligned Houthis attacked Saudi oil facilities at the weekend as a "warning", after attacks on hospitals,...