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Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking off more than 450 points from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple, Amazon and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. Crude oil prices were headed higher, snapping a 10-day skid, after … Continue reading Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower

Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

Momentum seems to be growing among major oil producers to reduce output in an effort to end a slump in prices. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister said Sunday that the kingdom will reduce exports by about 500,000 barrels a day from November to December. Khalid al-Falih made the comment at a meeting of oil producers in … Continue reading Saudi Arabia, Russia discussing possible oil-production cuts

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The Secretary emphasized that the United States will hold all of those involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi accountable, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

CAIRO | Yemeni rebel minister flees Sanaa, defects to Saudi Arabia

CAIRO  — The information minister of Yemen’s internationally recognized government says his counterpart in the rebel administration has fled the country and defected to neighboring Saudi Arabia. Moammer al-Iryani said Saturday that his rebel counterpart, Abdul-Salam Ali Gaber, arrived in Saudi Arabia with his family after they fled Sanaa, the Yemeni capital, which has been … Continue reading CAIRO | Yemeni rebel minister flees Sanaa, defects to Saudi Arabia

ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan’s comments on Saturday were the first public confirmation of the existence of recordings of the … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Erdogan: Saudi officials, others heard tapes of writer death

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway to suspend defense gear exports to Saudi Arabia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Norway’s foreign minister says the country will suspend issuing new licenses to export defense-related equipment to Saudi Arabia. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide told Norwegian news agency NTB on Friday that the move was temporary until “a comprehensive assessment of recent developments in Saudi Arabia and the region and the unsettling situation … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway to suspend defense gear exports to Saudi Arabia

MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

MADRID— Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that “the match is not happening this year” because of Nadal’s injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play … Continue reading MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Russia says US sanctions on Iran ‘illegitimate’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates  — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the decision of the United States to re-impose sanctions on Iran “is not legitimate” and that the rest of the parties in … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | The Latest: Russia says US sanctions on Iran ‘illegitimate’