Saudi Arabia ‘seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force’

Saudi Arabia ‘seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force’

Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" after last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court. Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday's drone attacks on two oil pumping stations in…
Exit polls show India’s Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

Exit polls show India’s Modi-led coalition likely to win majority

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in parliament in the mammoth Indian general elections that ended on Sunday, exit polls show. Several early exit polls released by Indian media on Sunday predicted the BJP will lose seats but with allies would still…
‘No to Nationalism’: Huge rallies in Germany before EU vote

‘No to Nationalism’: Huge rallies in Germany before EU vote

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest against right-wing populism and nationalism, days ahead of a crucial European Parliament vote. The demonstrations on Sunday were held under the banner "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice Against Nationalism" in cities including Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. "I am here because I…
Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust video

Al Jazeera suspends two journalists over Holocaust video

Al Jazeera Media Network has suspended two journalists over a video that downplayed the Holocaust. The Qatar-based network announced the disciplinary action in a statement on Sunday. The video, published on Al Jazeera's online Arabic news platform, AJ+, "contravened its editorial standards", said the network, which is the parent company of aljazeera.com.  The content was…
Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Nadal beats Djokovic for 9th Italian Open title

Rafael Nadal has won a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title with a victory over Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of 33 Masters titles with the Serbian world number one, warmed up for the defence of his French Open crown by securing his ninth Rome title.…
Qatar ships LNG to UAE after Dolphin pipeline outage: Report

Qatar ships LNG to UAE after Dolphin pipeline outage: Report

A major gas pipeline from Qatar to the United Arab Emirates, Dolphin, experienced an outage for several days last month and Qatar filled the gap with additional liquefied gas supplies, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters news agency. Qatar has been under a political boycott and economic blockade by its neighbours, Saudi Arabia,…
Explosion hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

Explosion hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids

At least 12 people have been wounded after an explosion rocked a tourist bus near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, according to officials. The wounded included tourists, security officials told Reuters news agency on Sunday. There were no reports of deaths.  Pictures on social media showed at least one person covered in blood and a bus with…
Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Key oil producers meet to discuss output amid Iran tension

Major crude producers are set to meet on Sunday to discuss how to stabilise a volatile oil market amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt supply. Key OPEC members and other major suppliers, including Russia, will assess the oil market and examine compliance to production cuts agreed…
Erdogan: Turkey to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 deal

Erdogan: Turkey to produce S-500s with Russia after S-400 deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey and Russia would jointly produce S-500 defence systems after Ankara's controversial purchase of the S-400 missile defence system from Moscow. Turkey's push to buy the S-400s has further strained the already tense relations with the United States, which has repeatedly warned Ankara of the risks, including sanctions, if it…
Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

Boeing admits flaws in 737 MAX simulator software after crashes

Boeing has acknowledged it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people within six months. The US-based aerospace company said its simulators were incapable of replicating certain flight conditions that contributed to the Ethiopian Airlines crash in…

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