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Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace envoy who riled Shi'ite militias

BAGHDAD Iraq asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.

UPDATE 1-Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to replace envoy who riled Shi'ite militias 1:26pm BST

BAGHDAD, Aug 28 Iraq asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday to replace its ambassador in Baghdad after his comments about Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs and the alleged persecution of Sunni Muslims angered local Shi'ite Muslim politicians and militia leaders.

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi and Qatar rebound, rest of Gulf mixed 9:25am BST

DUBAI, Aug 28 Stock markets in Saudi Arabia and Qatar made a partial recovery on Sunday from last week's losses, with other Gulf markets mixed in quiet trade.

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Oil steady in volatile session, down 2 percent for the week 26 Aug 2016

NEW YORK Oil prices were largely unchanged on Friday in a volatile session, as traders reacted to comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and reports of missile activity in Saudi Arabia.

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Oil steady in volatile session, down 2 percent for the week 26 Aug 2016

NEW YORK Oil prices were largely unchanged on Friday in a volatile session, as traders reacted to comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and reports of missile activity in Saudi Arabia.

RPT-INTERVIEW-Saudi energy minister tempers expectations for production freeze 26 Aug 2016

LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih tempered expectations that the world's major oil producers would look to freeze production next month, telling Reuters on Thursday that the "market is moving in the right direction" already.

INTERVIEW-Saudi energy minister tempers expectations for production freeze 25 Aug 2016

LOS ANGELES, Aug 25 Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih tempered expectations that the world's major oil producers would look to freeze production next month, telling Reuters on Thursday that the "market is moving in the right direction" already.

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No specific action on OPEC freeze discussed yet: Saudi energy minister 25 Aug 2016

LOS ANGELES Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih does not believe it is necessary for any "significant intervention" in oil markets at this time, he told Reuters following a speech on Thursday.

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Kerry calls for unity government in Yemen to end war 25 Aug 2016

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday he had agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Nations in Saudi Arabia on a plan to restart peace talks Yemen with a goal of forming a unity government.

Saudi Arabia says foils attack on Shiite mosque in Qatif 24 Aug 2016

DUBAI Saudi security forces shot dead a suspected militant who tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many Shi'ite Muslims live, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.