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Saudi says door open to future oil output hike

Sunday's meeting in Algiers brought together OPEC oil ministers and non-OPEC signatories to the 2016 agreement, as they seek to extend their cooperation.
September 24, 2018
Dozens of writers and activists have taken to the streets -- on September 1 and again two weeks later -- to protest ahead of Kuwait's annual book fair in mid-November.
September 24, 2018
Under the agreement announced Monday, a demilitarised zone is to be set up around Idlib, one of the country's last major jihadist and rebel bastions on the border with Turkey.
September 24, 2018
September 17, 2018
Some three million people live in the area and the United Nations has warned that a full-scale regime assault could spark the century's worst humanitarian catastrophe.
September 17, 2018
Libyan security services said Monday the remains of two suicide bombers were found inside the NOC building.
September 12, 2018
They accused the Saudi-led alliance backing the Hadi government of planning to strand their delegation in Djibouti, where their plane was to make a stop en route to Geneva.
September 09, 2018
On Saturday, dozens of Russian air raids hit southern and southeastern areas of Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
September 09, 2018
It was not immediately clear when the raise would take effect.
September 03, 2018
The painting, which was bought last year, had been due to be unveiled on September 18.
September 03, 2018
Russia's defence minister said on Tuesday that war-torn Syria would be ready to accept one million returning refugees, following Moscow-backed reconstruction work.
August 28, 2018
A suicide bomb attack killed at least two people Saturday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said, the latest violence to hit the war-torn country.
August 26, 2018
A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 200, officials said.
August 26, 2018
Iran gave its most explicit rejection yet of talks with the United States on Saturday, and accused Washington of an "addiction to sanctions" over its latest spat with Turkey.
August 12, 2018
At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, a war monitor said.
August 12, 2018
UN-brokered negotiations on Yemen broke down in 2016 amid demands for a rebel withdrawal from key cities and power-sharing with the Saudi-backed government.
August 06, 2018
The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of human rights activists swept up in a new wave of detentions.
August 06, 2018
Syrian regime forces bombed late Sunday a desert area under the control of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group near the province of Sweida in southern Syria, a war monitor said.
August 06, 2018
Saudi Arabia has granted a visa to an Iranian diplomat to work in a consular office in Jeddah, state media reported Sunday, in a rare sign of a thaw between the rival powers.
August 06, 2018
Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon, a coding festival ahead of the world's largest pilgrimage later this month.
August 05, 2018
Pastor Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter diplomatic spats between the NATO allies.
August 02, 2018
Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh.
August 01, 2018
Outside, temperatures at this time of year can reach 50 degrees Celsius (120 Fahrenheit), sending demand for electricity soaring.
August 01, 2018
Diplomatic efforts have so far proved powerless to resolve the crisis which has rendered the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council practically obsolete.
July 24, 2018
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to "BE CAUTIOUS!"
July 24, 2018
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that negotiations with the United States are "useless" because it does not abide by agreements.
July 22, 2018
More rebel fighters with their families boarded buses to leave southern Syria on Saturday under deals with the regime, a war monitor said.
July 22, 2018
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by suicide attacks.
June 13, 2018
An air raid on a village in northeast Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 10 civilians including three children on Tuesday, a Britain-based monitor said.
June 13, 2018
Assad admitted his government has disagreed with Russia and Iran throughout the country's seven-year conflict.
June 10, 2018