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OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008

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ALGIERS OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. | Video

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OPEC agrees modest oil output curbs in first deal since 2008 10:14am BST

ALGIERS OPEC agreed on Wednesday modest oil output cuts in the first such deal since 2008, with the group's leader Saudi Arabia softening its stance on arch-rival Iran amid mounting pressure from low oil prices. | Video

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies 2:51am BST

BEIRUT Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had made the city worse than a slaughterhouse. | Video

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Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi Sept. 11 bill becomes law 1:39am BST

WASHINGTON Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, the first veto override of his presidency, just four months before it ends. | Video

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Saudi Arabia expects solution for stalled German gun exports 28 Sep 2016

BERLIN Saudi Arabia will work with Germany to resolve a dispute over stalled exports of gun parts by arms maker Heckler & Koch, and the issue will not damage relations, a senior Saudi military official said on Wednesday.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi leads region down on weak oil, austerity steps 28 Sep 2016

DUBAI, Sept 28 Saudi Arabia's stock market fell sharply for a second straight day on Wednesday, leading the entire region down, in response to weak oil prices and government austerity measures.

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OPEC set for no deal as Iran rejects Saudi oil output offer 27 Sep 2016

ALGIERS Iran rejected on Tuesday an offer from Saudi Arabia to limit its oil output in exchange for Riyadh cutting supply, dashing market hopes the two major OPEC producers would find a compromise this week to help ease a global glut of crude.

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OPEC set for no deal as Iran rejects Saudi oil output offer 27 Sep 2016

ALGIERS Iran rejected on Tuesday an offer from Saudi Arabia to limit its oil output in exchange for Riyadh cutting supply, dashing market hopes the two major OPEC producers would find a compromise this week to help ease a global glut of crude.

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Opponents of Saudi 9/11 bill keep up fight ahead of veto override vote 27 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON Opponents of a bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia's government over the Sept. 11 attacks kept up their fight against the measure on Tuesday, a day before the U.S. Senate is expected to oppose President Barack Obama's veto, allowing the bill to become law.

UPDATE 7-OPEC set for no deal as Iran rejects Saudi oil output offer 27 Sep 2016

* Oil prices fall over 3 percent, pressure on Riyadh grows (Updates with Saudi, Russian news conference)

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Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

MOSCOW Russia is outraged by the threatening tone of the latest U.S. statement on Syria, viewing it as tantamount to supporting terrorism, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday, according to Russian news agencies.