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OPEC oil supply set for sharp drop in August - PetroLogistics

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LONDON OPEC oil supply is set to fall by 419,000 barrels per day (bpd) this month, a company that tracks OPEC shipments forecast on Monday, reflecting plans for lower exports by Saudi Arabia and reductions by other producers.

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Fisherman nets message in a bottle in isolated Gaza 1:27pm BST

GAZA For Palestinian fisherman Jihad al-Soltan, it was a surprise summer catch -- a message in a bottle that he netted off a Gaza beach.

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Trump to present vision for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan war 12:37pm BST

WASHINGTON It will be President Donald Trump's turn on Monday to address a problem that vexed his two predecessors when he details his strategy for the war in Afghanistan, America's longest military conflict. | Video

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Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants 12:16pm BST

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticised Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency. | Video

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Despite losing terrain, Islamic State's attacks rose in 2016 - study 12:03pm BST

WASHINGTON Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world’s deadliest militant organization last year, according to a report from the University of Maryland.

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Raqqa families make daring escapes from Islamic State stronghold 11:04am BST

RAQQA, Syria As Shawakh al-Omar huddled with 16 relatives in a single room in house in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold Raqqa, a mortar round slammed into the home next door, killing four people and shaking the building.

Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights - airline 7:09am BST

DUBAI Saudi Arabia's state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.

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Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night 3:40am BST

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday, with a modest increase in U.S. troops possible.

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The victor, the spoils? Trump eyes Afghanistan's elusive mineral riches 3:40am BST

KABUL U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan's mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion (90.89 billion pounds). Investors who have studied the country, one of the world's most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream.

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Former Iranian president asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests 3:15am BST

BEIRUT Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure

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