Friday 6 May 2016

Security operation against IS fighters in Makkah

Saudi security forces undertook an operation against alleged Islamic State fighters in Makkah on Thursday, state television channel Ekhbariya said. "The security authorities succeeded in their operation against a number of Daesh partisans holed up at a recreational area in M


Wildfire rages through Canadian city

Fire raged unchecked through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray overnight as authorities raced to complete the evacuation of its population of 80,000, fearful that hot, dry winds forecast for Wednesday would further fan the flames. About 44,000 people were estimated to have fled


Trump wins Indiana, looks ‘unstoppable’

Republican front-runner Donald Trump scored an important victory over rival Ted Cruz in Indiana on Tuesday, a win that moves him close to being unstoppable in his march to the party's presidential nomination. The New York billionaire was quickly projected to be the winner by


Oil prices stabilise after 6pc fall

Oil prices stabilised on Wednesday after falling for two straight days on concerns that slowing demand and rising Middle East production would extend a global supply overhang. International Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $45.10 per barrel at 9.40 p.m. ET, up 13 cents,


Oil drops as higher output stokes glut fears

Oil fell on Tuesday as rising output from the Middle East and North Sea renewed concerns about a global supply overhang while economic data painted a negative outlook for the demand outlook. Brent crude futures were trading 44 cents lower at $45.39 a barrel at 1101 GMT, retreatin


Stealing food ‘not a crime if you need it’

Stealing a little food should not be considered a crime if you really need it, Italy's highest court has ruled. Ukrainian national Roman Ostriakov was living rough in the northern Italian city of Genoa in 2011 when he was caught trying to steal some cheese and sausage worth 4


US factory activity stable as export orders rise

US factory activity expanded at a more moderate pace in April due in part to a slowdown in new orders, but a rise in export orders to a near 1-1/2-year high and signs an inventory overhang drag was fading offered hope for the manufacturing sector. Another report on Monday showed


Oil rises as dollar slips to 18-month low against yen

Oil prices rose on Tuesday as the dollar slipped to an 18-month low against the yen, potentially spurring fuel demand, but gains were restricted by rising Middle East output that renewed concerns of a global supply overhang. The international Brent crude benchmark LCOc1 was tradi


Kerry sees hope of extending Syria truce to Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday talks were closer to extending a Syrian truce to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has torpedoed peace talks. Kerry was in Geneva for talks with other dignitaries to try to revive


Hague court asks India to free Italian sailor

A UN arbitration court has ruled that India should release an Italian marine who has been detained in Delhi for more than four years, and allow him to return home, the Italian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. India arrested two Italian marines in 2012 on suspicion of killing two

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