The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is worried that its plan to drain a global oil glut — and thereby raise crude prices — isn’t working.
OPEC grapples with growing threats to oil deal
Qatar has described a new blacklist released by Saudi Arabia and its allies as a "disappointing surprise", saying it was doing all it could to fight extremism.
Qatar says new terror list is 'disappointing surprise'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday he thinks the United States continues to support militant groups in Syria.
Lavrov says US continues to support militant groups in Syria
Russia warned that a possible US decision to funnel lethal weapons to Ukraine would set back peace efforts and fuel Ukraine’s persistent civil war.
Russia: If US sends arms to Ukraine it would hinder peace talks
An Egyptian criminal court sentenced 43 activists to life in prison on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a retrial of anti-government protesters who clashed with authorities in late 2011.
Sources: Egypt court sentences dozens of anti-government protesters to life
Taliban terrorists killed 30 soldiers in an attack on an army base in the southern province of Kandahar, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, as heavy fighting raged across the country.
Army: Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers
US President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Tuesday, calling him "very weak" in pursuing intelligence leaks and failure to go after former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her emails.
Trump attacks US attorney general as weak on Clinton emails
Washington's ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea will have no effect on the country's tourism industry and Pyongyang does not care about it "at all", a senior development official said Tuesday.
N. Korea official: 'We don't care' about US travel ban
Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the jungle”.
Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

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