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Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

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RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry. Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern Read More

Call for Israel unity government as election too close to call

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By Alix Culbertson, news reporter A national unity government has been called for in Israel after exit polls provided no clear winner in the country’s second general election of 2019. Leading politician Avigdor Lieberman has put himself forward as a kingmaker by making the call for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party to join Read More

US believes attacks came from Iran as oil supplies resume

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities originated from inside Iran, according to US media reports. It comes as the Saudi energy minister announced that half of the crude oil production cut after the attack had been restored. The remainder will be fully restored by the end of the month, Read More

Israeli election suspense: Even if Netanyahu beats Gantz, forming coalition would be challenging

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is yet to see if his promises of annexing more land and undermining the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, were enough to attract enough votes to continue a decade in power. Challenging him for the premiership is another Benjamin, retired General ‘Benny’ Gantz who formed a new political bloc called Kahol Lavan (Blue Read More

FACTBOX: Oil falls after Saudi Arabia calms market over restoring supplies

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London — Oil prices fell Tuesday, giving back more than half of Monday’s surge, after Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said he expects most of the country’s lost crude production to be restored within two weeks. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The fast recovery Read More

Saudi oil attacks came from southwest Iran, U.S. official says, raising tensions

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and Read More

Official says U.S. believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday, giving an assessment that further increases tension in the Middle East. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles Read More

U.S. official says Washington believes Saudi attacks came from southwest Iran

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WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States believes the attacks that crippled Saudi Arabian oil facilities last weekend originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Three officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the attacks involved both cruise missiles and drones, indicating that it involved a higher degree of complexity Read More

He’s a great political survivor of the age – but is this the end of Netanyahu?

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Israelis return to the polls with the world asking: is this the end of the Netanyahu era? Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. If he wins it will be his fifth term in office. He is one of the great political survivors of his age, but this time Bibi, as his supporters call him, Read More

Bombing at Afghan president’s campaign rally kills 24 people

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At least 24 people have been killed and at least 30 injured after a suicide bomber targeted a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The attacker rammed a motorbike packed with explosives into the entrance of the venue in the city of Charakar, and officials have confirmed that Mr Ghani was unharmed. Hours after Read More