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Pakistan says mediation between Saudi and Iran going slowly

DUBAI (Reuters) – Pakistan’s US-requested mediation efforts between Gulf rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran have been making slow progress, Prime...

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Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19...

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Lebanon's foreign minister quits over lack of 'will to reform'

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti resigned on Monday over what he described as lack of political will...

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One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran: state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) – One person is dying from COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television said on Monday, as...

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US coronavirus 'extraordinarily widespread,' White House experts say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is in a new phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak with infections “extraordinarily widespread”...

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US election will be Nov. 3 as planned, Trump advisers say

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House and Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday sought to shut down the Republican president’s musings...

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Syria says US oil firm signed deal with Kurdish-led rebels

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign ministry said on Sunday that an American oil company had signed an agreement with Kurdish-led...

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Egypt says Turkish seismic survey plans could encroach on its waters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt said on Saturday that part of a seismic survey planned by Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean...

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Iran's stock market surges past key level to record high, as analysts warn of bubble

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s main stock index broke through the key two million point mark for the first time ever...

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Iran clears oil spill in northern Gulf region, IRNA agency reports

(Reuters) – Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that...

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Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest surge in July, worst in recent days

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest jumped 28 percent in July from a year ago,...

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Kuwait bans flights to 31 'high risk' countries due to coronavirus

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it said that it regarded as...

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Hajj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual

RIYADH (Reuters) – Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but...

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Trump says will ban TikTok amid pressure on Chinese owner to sell

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he would sign an executive order as soon as Saturday...

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