As gas prices soar, Biden leans toward visiting Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is leaning towards making a visit to Saudi Arabia — a trip that would likely bring him face-to-face with the Saudi crown prince he once shunned as a killer. The White House is weighing a visit to Saudi Arabia that would also include a meeting of the leaders of the … Read more

Greece tells UN that Turkey is challenging its sovereignty

ATHENS, Greece — Greece has told the head of the United Nations that Turkey is directly challenging its sovereignty over islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, and pursuing a hostile and “revisionist” policy that is destabilizing the region. The four-page letter to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, dated May 25 and signed by Greece’s permanent UN representative, … Read more

US to ease a few economic sanctions against Venezuela

The United States government is moving to ease a few economic sanctions on Venezuela in a gesture meant to encourage resumed negotiations between the US-backed opposition and the government of President Nicolás Maduro By REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press May 17, 2022, 4:12 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article … Read more

Saudi King Salman leaves hospital after week-long stay

Saudi Arabian King Salman has been discharged from the hospital and was seen walking slowly with the aid of a cane ByAssociated Press May 15, 2022, 9:31 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — King Salman of Saudi Arabia was discharged from the hospital and slowly walked … Read more

Crews work through 2nd night after Cuba hotel blast kills 27

The search continues for victims of a hotel explosion that killed at least 27 people in Cuba’s capital and left more than a dozen missing amid the rubble By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press May 8, 2022, 3:54 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HAVANA — Crews worked through a … Read more

Venezuela’s Maduro, others meet with Iran oil minister

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and high-ranking officials from the South American nation have met with the oil minister of Iran to discuss cooperation in energy matters and efforts to defeat economic sanctions imposed by the US and its allies ByAssociated Press May 4, 2022, 9:21 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more

Nigerian buries remains after illegal refinery blast

Remains of more than 100 workers and traders who died after an illegal refinery exploded in southeast Nigeria were buried on Tuesday in an official ceremony after an incident that shocked the region By CHINEDU ASADU Associated Press April 26, 2022, 10:09 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article OHAJI-EGBEMA, … Read more

Manhunt on for suspects as 100 die in Nigeria refinery blast

A Nigerian official says as many as 100 people may have died in an explosion at an oil refinery in southeastern Nigeria By CHINEDU ASADU Associated Press April 24, 2022, 2:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ABUJA, Nigeria — At least 100 people may have died in a … Read more

Explosion at illegal oil refinery in Nigeria kills over 50

Nigeria police and officials say more than 50 people have been killed and many injured in an explosion that rocked an illegal oil refinery in southeast Nigeria By CHINEDU ASADU Associated Press April 23, 2022, 9:32 PM • 2min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ABUJA, Nigeria — More than 50 people were … Read more

Libya’s largest oil field closed as turmoil intensifies

Authorities say tribal leaders in southern Libya have shut down the county’s largest oil field — the latest closure of an oil facility amid a bitter standoff between two rival governments By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press April 18, 2022, 2:11 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — Tribal … Read more