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Saudi Arabia wants OPEC+ to deepen oil cuts due to Aramco IPO

OPEC and its allies plan to deepen oil cuts and have the deal in place so it runs at least until June 2020 as Saudi Arabia wants to deliver a positive surprise to the market before the listing of Saudi Aramco, two sources familiar with the talks said.
An Algerian woman holds a banner reading No to foreign interference during a march against EU interference into Algeria's policy, Nov. 30, 2019 in Algiers after the European Parliament on Thursday condemned the reality of human rights in Algeria.

Eggs, protests, apathy greet Algeria’s presidential campaign

Algeria’s presidential campaign is in trouble. Candidates are struggling to fill rally venues, campaign managers have quit, voters have pelted campaign headquarters with tomatoes and eggs, and the country’s 9-month-old pro-democracy movement calls the whole thing a sham.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.

Iraqi premier Abdul Mahdi submits resignation to parliament

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has submitted his resignation to parliament amid ongoing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq.

Denmark finds three guilty for buying drones for ISIS

Three men were convicted on Thursday in Denmark on charges of buying drones and other equipment for the extremist Islamic State group to use in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi demonstrators gather as flames start consuming Iran's consulate in the southern Iraqi holy city of Najaf on November 27, 2019, two months into the country's most serious social crisis in decades.

Iran condemns burning of consulate by Iraqi protesters

Iran yesterday condemned the burning of its consulate in southern Iraq hours earlier, which came amid an escalation in Iraq’s anti-government protests that erupted nearly two months ago.

Nigeria’s Bonny Light hits $64.30 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade has risen from $63.00 to $64.30 per barrel in the international market, the highest in the past three weeks.
The question of whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States is still unanswered after a London court ruled today that the WikiLeaks founder will face a five-day hearing on the matter in 2020.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could die – 60 doctors write British minister

More than 60 doctors wrote an open letter published Monday saying they feared Julian Assange’s health was so bad that the WikiLeaks founder could die inside a top-security British jail.
The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna [Leonhard Foeger-Reuters]

Iran spy agency leaks reveal Tehran’s ‘horrifying’ grip on Iraq

Monday’s reports on a trove of leaked cables expose Tehran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi leaders and infiltrate every aspect of political life. Tehran’s influence has fueled ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq.

ICC to examine claims of British war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it would examine claims in a BBC documentary that British soldiers might have committed war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

OPEC’s share of Indian oil imports in October hits lowest since 2011

OPEC’s share of India’s oil imports fell to 73% in October, its lowest monthly share since at least 2011, tanker data from sources showed, as refiners shipped in fuel from the United States and other suppliers.
Cars block a street during a protest against a rise in gasoline prices, in the central city of Isfahan, Iran, Nov. 16, 2019.

Iran government fuel price hike sparks second day of violent protests

Iranian protesters are on the streets in dozens of towns and cities across the country as anger spreads following a government decision to double the price of fuel. The protests appear to have gained momentum after the top Shi'ite cleric in neighboring Iraq, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, sided with protesters in a Friday prayer sermon delivered by one of his followers.
U.S. President Donald Trump, faced with a mounting impeachment inquiry, said Monday that written answers are not good enough from the whistleblower who first disclosed that he had pressed Ukraine to pursue investigations of one of his chief 2020 Democratic political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Donald Trump clears army officers accused of war crimes

U.S. President Donald Trump cleared three army officers accused of war crimes in high-profile cases, pardoning two and restoring the rank of another.

Oil rises as data shows surprise drop in US crude inventories

Oil rose on Thursday after industry data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories, while comments from an OPEC official about lower-than-expected U.S. shale production growth in 2020 also provided some support.
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) | Reuters

Oman: OPEC, allies likely to extend oil supply curbs

Oman said on Monday that the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allied oil producers could extend a deal to limit crude supply but may not consider deepening cuts.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey captures slain Daesh leader al-Baghdadi’s wife

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country has captured one of the four wives of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after it captured the elder sister, Rasmiya Awad.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

FIFA: Iraq to host qualifiers elsewhere after protests

Iraq has been told to find neutral venues for this month’s home qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asia Cup because of ongoing protests, officials said on Wednesday.
Anti-government protesters in Iraq's capital have shut down key roads.

Anti-government protests continue in Iraq

Schools and government offices are also closed in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities Sunday, the start of the work week in the Muslim-majority country, as the demonstrators take to the streets to demand change in the country's political system.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday departed Makkah via Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for United Kingdom after he successfully performed the Lesser Hajj.

President Buhari leaves Saudi for Britain on two-week private visit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday departed Makkah via Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for United Kingdom after he successfully performed the Lesser Hajj.

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