Houthi drone attack on Saudi oilfield causes gas fire, output unaffected

Dubai - A drone attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi group on an oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a limited fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.


Egypt’s Sisi appoints new Suez Canal Authority chairman

Cairo - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Lieutenant General Osama Rabie as chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, the presidency said in a statement on Saturday.


Portugal fuel-tanker drivers say they will suspend strike, negotiate

Lisbon - Portugal’s fuel-tanker drivers will suspend a five-day-old strike that led to fuel rationing at filling stations and negotiate with employers in government-brokered talks, their union said on Friday.


Grace 1 tanker starts to move

Gibraltar - The Grace 1 was seized by British Royal Marine commandos in darkness at the western mouth of the Mediterranean on July 4 on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.


Arctic cruises accused of leaving indigenous people in the cold

London - The number of global ocean cruise passengers rose from 17.8 million in 2009 to 28.5 million in 2018, according to research by the Cruise Lines International Association.

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