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Iran calls for support from non-OPEC members to stabilize oil market

Updated: Oct 24, 2016 14:51 IST      
Iran calls for support from non-OPEC members to stabilize oil market
Tehran [Iran], Oct. 24 (ANI): Iranian leaders have urged oil producing countries outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to back the resolve of the oil cartel to stabilize the oil market and boost crude prices.

According to local media reports, Iran's Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zanganeh said that he expects the non-OPEC producers to cooperate with OPEC to boost market stability, reports Xinhua.

Commenting on the meetings between Russian and Saudi energy officials, Zanganeh said that "we hope the two sides will reach agreements and the non-OPEC states and Russia will accompany members of the organization."

Asked if Russia will attend a meeting of the OPEC member states on November 30 in Vienna, Zanganeh said that "the regular session of OPEC will be attended by the oil and energy ministers of the organization in the permanent secretariat of the organization. Russia will not take part in the meeting."

On Saturday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei alleged that the decrease in global oil prices is leverage to exert pressure on independent countries by the United States.

He also urged "resistance and steadfastness along with prudence" to foil U.S. plots.

On September 28, OPEC members agreed during an impromptu meeting in Algeria to cut crude oil production by 750,000 barrels a day to raise crude oil prices.

OPEC nations reached a preliminary agreement for the first time since the global financial crisis eight years ago, in an effort to reduce a global glut of crude that has depressed oil prices for more than two years and weakened the economies of oil-producing nations. (ANI)

UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:52 IST     

Westminster [London], June 25 (ANI): Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a round table meeting with US business leaders here, including the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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ISIS says Taliban betraying Islam, declares war

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:19 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 (ANI): The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter "hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers".

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Caution before Trump-Modi meeting

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:13 IST      By: Smita Prakash

Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): If the first twelve hours are any indication, India is playing the D.C. game with caution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in the city was at 9 p.m. on Saturday with no raucous Gujarati and Punjabi expats dancing and singing at the airport or at Willard Intercontinental, where he is staying. There were no drums and no Bollywood songs to greet him on arrival. The NRI community is probably saving it for their event in Virginia Sunday afternoon.

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Zurich [Switzerland] [India], June 25 (ANI): 'Jungfraujoch', situated at a height of 11,371 feet in the Swiss Alps, hosted a unique event on Saturday organized by Indo-Swiss Center, Switzerland, where hundreds of travelers from all over the world performed Yoga to celebrate the ethos of it.

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Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as 'historic'

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:27 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], June 25 (ANI): Israel has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country next week, which is the first ever by any Indian Prime Minister.

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Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:09 IST     

Istanbul [Turkey], June 25 (ANI): Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dubbed the demands made by Saudi Arabia and three other nations to Doha to end a blockade as "an attack to Qatar's sovereignty right".

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10 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:00 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 (ANI): At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday.

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Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Death toll in Pakistan tanker fire on Sunday rose to 148 and dozens more are in critical condition, reports AP quoting rescue officials.

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Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Sharif

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 15:32 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Following his talks with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar in Kabul, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had similar discussions with senior Pakistan government officials in Islamabad.

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London [U.K.], June 25 (ANI): Accusing Pakistan, especially its armed forces and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of promoting a willful campaign of cross-border terrorism in the region and the border areas, scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London, and demanded that Islamabad stop its policies of spreading instability in their country.

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Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:35 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of not taking an action against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Over 120 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:34 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI) : Over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on Sunday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion.

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Egypt President Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands deal

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 08:51 IST     

Cairo [Egypt], June 25 (ANI): Eypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread public criticism of the deal.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday.

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Indian expats in U.S. cheer for PM Modi ahead of his arrival

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 07:02 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to arrive at the Andrews Air Force base here, the Indian diaspora seemed excited and all set to render a warm welcome to him, who is on his fourth visit to the U.S. capital.

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PM Modi touches down at Andrews AF base fourth time in three years

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 06:51 IST      By: Smita Prakash

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no stranger to Washington D.C. As the head of the Indian Government, this is his fourth visit to the American capital.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): The H1B Visa issue will most likely not be sorted out in the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, Joshua White, who served the Obama White House as senior advisor and director for South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, has said, adding, apart from the U.S. Congress, even the latter is opposed to reviving it.

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