Oil Price

OPEC seeks to nail down oil output cut in Vienna

OPEC members are meeting in Vienna in an attempt to stabilise the global market by cutting oil output.


Saudi Arabia denies Arab coalition violated Yemen truce

Air strikes on Houthi rebel positions in capital Sanaa were a response to truce violations, coalition spokesman says.


Saudi-led coalition begins 48-hour truce in Yemen

Deal reached that Saudi Arabia says could be extended if Houthi rebels adhere to it.

Inside Story

Is peace in Yemen possible?

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a ceasefire will take effect on Thursday, but will all sides honour the deal?


Egypt: Saudi Arabia halts fuel shipments indefinitely

Egyptian Oil Ministry announces Saudi Arabia's Aramco cut off much-needed fuel exports with no reason given.


Ould Cheikh Ahmed: Yemen on 'brink of abyss'

UN envoy warns of "very dangerous" health situation with 2,200 suspected cholera cases amid a brutal 20-month civil war.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi busts cell targeting World Cup football match

Eight arrested for planning attacks on security forces and a qualifying match in Jeddah, with other suspects at large.


Yemen’s Houthis accused of firing missile at Mecca

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted ballistic missile heading towards Islam's holy city, sparking denial from Yemen rebels.


China, Saudi Arabia hold joint 'anti-terror' drills

The two-week training in China was part of he country's effort to boost its ties with the Middle East.

Inside Story

Can OPEC and Russia control today’s oil market?

Saudi Arabia pushes to freeze oil production and Russia signals its support.

Middle East

Yemen factions trade blame on ceasefire violations

Arab alliance accuses Houthis of breaching truce, while rebels say their strikes were in response to coalition fire.

War & Conflict

Yemen clashes undermine ceasefire for humanitarian aid

At least 11 people killed on first day of truce aimed at facilitating delivery of much-needed humanitarian assistance.


Arab coalition says it 'wrongly targeted' Yemen funeral

October 8 air strike, which killed more than 140 people in Sanaa, was based on incorrect information, says inquiry team.


UK to present UN resolution calling for Yemen ceasefire

The move comes after the Security Council failed to agree on a statement condemning air strikes on Houthi funeral wake.

Oil Price

Saudi's oil giant says 2018 the right time for listing

Aramco CEO says market will have recovered enough by 2018 to embark on what could be world's biggest public listing.