Oil prices fell back on Thursday after an early rally on fears of storm damage to US oil installations faded.
Brent, the global benchmark for oil, was down 20 cents, or 0.4 per cent, at $48.17 a barrel by 10:33
A heavy sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East on Tuesday, killing two people and hospitalising hundreds in Lebanon and disrupting fighting and air strikes in neighbouring Syria.
Clouds of dust also engulfed Israel, Jorda
A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan with strong wind and torrential rain on Saturday, cutting power to 2 million households and killing at least two people, media and officials said.
Typhoon Soudelor made landfall early in the morn
US crude prices rose on Tuesday as a tropical storm moved ashore in the oil-producing state of Texas, but global oversupply limited gains and pressured Brent futures.
Expectations that US crude inventories fell again last week and
A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying homes, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.
A severe storm sweeping across Bangladesh killed at least 24 people and injured dozens more, mostly in Bogra district in the northern part of the country, police and officials said on Sunday.
Women and children were among the dead
Asthmatics and people suffering from dust allergies were rushing out to buy protective clothing and equipment yesterday (April 2) as Wednesday night's sandstorm persisted into the day.
Pharmacies across Bahrain told the Gu
Flights into Bahrain were suspended last night following a violent sandstorm that drastically reduced visibility.
However, flights took off as scheduled, an official source at Bahrain International Airport said in a report in the
Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.
An oil tanker has docked at Libya's port of Hariga for the first time since security guards ended a strike this week and a storm passed, a port official said.
Authorities managed earlier this week to persua