Saudi Arabia Cut Output by 718,000 Barrels a Day in January
14 February 2017 | 7:58 am
Saudi Arabia told OPEC that it cut oil production by the most in more than eight years, going beyond its obligations under a deal to balance world markets.
12 Apr 2021
The Saudi soldiers committed "the crime of high treason in cooperation with the enemy," officials said, but did not specify who the enemy was.
18 Apr 2021
Every spring, roses bloom in the western Saudi city of Taif, turning pockets of the kingdom’s vast desert landscape a vivid and fragrant pink. In April, they are harvested for the essential oil used to cleanse the outer walls of the sacred Kaaba, the cubic structure in the holy city of Mecca towards which Muslims around the world pray. This year, the harvest falls during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which observant Muslims devote to prayer and reflection.
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11 Jun 2021
India's reputation as the "pharmacy of the world" has been bruised by COVID vaccine shortages. However, vaccinating people in developing countries largely depends on getting Indian production back on track.
13 Jun 2021
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14 Jun 2021
No foreign pilgrims will be able to attend this year's hajj. Saudi Arabia's leading religious council has decided that protecting the population is the most important goal.
28 Jun 2021
The pace of reforms is picking up in the Gulf state. A pattern is emerging that seemingly sidelines religion but consolidates political power with Saudi royals.
10 Jul 2021
The COVID-19 crisis seems to have accelerated the France's efforts to return industrial production capacities to France. That could create thousands of new jobs — but not all production can be brought home.
7 Jul 2021
The price of oil has hit its highest level in three years after the oil cartel OPEC and its allies called off planned talks on Monday over changes to global supplies. Russia and Saudi Arabia had been pushing to increase production after last year's supply cuts, but the United Arab Emirates disagreed. News that the virtual meeting had been abandoned sent oil prices higher in early trading on Tuesday. Also today, we look at how a shortage of rental cars is impacting holidaymakers in France.
5 Aug 2021
The human rights group has used a new report to warn that Riyadh is cracking down on dissidents now that it is no longer chairing the G20 group of leading world economies.
9 Aug 2021
Saudi Arabia will begin receiving requests for umrah pilgrimage from abroad for vaccinated worshipers starting August 9. The move comes 18 months after a border closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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The growing appetite for milk and meat is pushing the planet to the edge. But it doesn't need to be that way since there are many plant-based alternatives that aren't bad for the environment and still taste good.
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New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.
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UNESCO World Heritage site the Château de Chambord became one of the world's most majestic concert venues this week, as British rocker Sting performed against the backdrop of its French Renaissance towers. The star also spoke about how his 1985 hit "Russians" is finding new relevance after the invasion of Ukraine.