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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Trump can get what he wants from Saudi in 2019

Saturday 15:25 GMT

On current projections, the reduction of 1.2 million barrels per day removes much of a potential glut caused by epic pumping by Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United States.

The White House gave MbS a pass in November on whether he was involved in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president could use this leverage to call for an end to the 18-month-old blockade of Qatar or even of the war in Yemen, which the Brookings Institution says costs Saudi $50 billion annually.

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Source: Fox News

The Senate showed backbone against Saudi Arabia: Kennedy

Saturday 06:59 GMT

An interesting coalition of liberty minded and dirty hippie senators voted to fly the bi-partisan bird in Saudi Arabia's face in a freedom-saving show of legislative force.

It's about time we stand up for our own ideals instead of wading into the cesspool of moral equivalence, rationalizing the myth of Saudi Arabia's virtue.

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Source: DW

Ceasefire for Yemen's port and aid hub Hodeida agreed in Sweden

Friday 06:59 GMT

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Yemen's warring factions had agreed measures for the embattled Red Sea province of Hodeida, including a ceasefire for its rebel-held port city, part of a key conduit blocked in the past for humanitarian aid deliveries.

Both sides stand accused of failing to protect civilians, with 14 million Yemenis now at the brink of mass starvation, according to UN estimates.

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Source: Fox News

Menendez and Graham announce resolution on Saudi Arabia in wake of Khashoggi killing

Thursday 20:56 GMT

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday proposed by Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Todd Young, R-Ind., that would suspend weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on people blocking humanitarian access in Yemen, among other actions following the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Menendez, who was joined at a press conference on Capitol Hill by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and other lawmakers, said the legislation will pass when it comes to a full vote in the Senate and that it is meant to hold Saudi leaders accountable for human rights abuses.

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Source: Common Domain

OPEC Oil Production Dips Despite Surge in Saudi Arabia’s Output

Thursday 12:41 GMT

OPEC said Wednesday that its total crude-oil production came down slightly in November but output from Saudi Arabia—the cartel’s largest member—surged to a record high, just as producers are gearing up to cut output next year.

Production in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top-three producers and the biggest crude exporter, climbed by 377,000 barrels a day month-on-month, bringing Saudi output to 11.01 million barrels a day.


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