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How a surprise deal to boost world oil supply could ‘stir the pot’ in the Middle East, and pressure Saudi’s spare capacity

An impromptu agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia to add more supply to increasingly tight oil markets is perceived as a test of the kingdom’s ability to pump more crude — and could further antagonize Iran and Venezuela, as both countries grapple with deteriorating conditions in their respective …

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Riyadh shoots down Al Houthi missiles

Saudi air defences intercepted two missiles over Riyadh Sunday that had been fired from rebel-held territory in neighbouring Yemen. “Two ballistic missiles fired by Al Houthi rebels were intercepted over Riyadh,” state-run Al Ekhbariya television said, without specifying whether there were any casualties or damage. An AFP journalist heard at …

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Mohammed bin Salman is on a make or break mission

We may think we know a lot about Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman, one year after he was elevated to Crown Prince. After all, the past 12 months have seen him blitz world capitals, wooing politicians, business leaders and populations alike promoting his vision for modernizing his country. In London …

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