Market figures show that South Korea’s imports of crude oil from Iran hit the highest level in six months in September in a fresh sign that the Islamic Republic is pushing ahead with plans to regain the market share it lost as a result of multiple-year sanctions.
Riyadh has removed the driving ban on women as part of its recent reforms to undo the damage the ultraconservative kingdom has suffered for decades of human rights violations both inside and outside of Saudi Arabia.
Muslims have held an anti-Saudi protest rally in Washington to commemorate the 92th anniversary Riyadh’s demolition of the historically revered cemetery of Jannat al-Baqi (Garden of Paradise) in the holy city of Medina.
Russia and Saudi Arabia say they have agreed to extend a landmark agreement to cut their oil output until March 2018 – an announcement which is expected to further help stabilize prices in international markets.
Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned hostile statements of Saudi deputy crown prince, and said that such remarks are clear evidence that the Saudi officials are promoting terrorism and pursuing troublesome and destructive policies in the region.