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Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up?

Saudi Arabia's state-owned company Aramco is the world's biggest oil producer, generating 10 per cent of the world's oil, but it is also one of the world's most profitable businesses....

  Asia / South Asia

Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace

President Xi Jinping has highlighted the necessity for a cyberspace environment that is safe and manageable as well as open and innovative. Efforts should be made to raise people's sense of fulfillment, happiness and security in cyberspace, said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, in an...

Restore normal life in Kashmir, India's top court asks government

India’s top court has asked the federal government of the country to restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day. India stripped its portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir of autonomy and statehood on August 5, shutting off phone networks and imposing curfew-like restrictions in some areas to dampen...

  Americas

US intelligence data 'shows Iran behind Saudi oil attacks'

The United States has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim that Iran was behind attacks on Saudi oil facilities. Iran denies involvement in Saturday's air attacks, which were claimed by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen. But unnamed US officials speaking to US and international media say the direction and extent of...

  Europe

  Europe

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo boat accident

At least 34 people are feared drowned after a boat sank on the River Congo. Police said 76 passengers were rescued from the whaleboat - a flat-bottomed vessel used to transport people on lakes and rivers. It was travelling to DR Congo's capital Kinshasa from Mai Ndombe province, north of the city. The cause of the accident is not yet...

Up to 50 dead in Congo train derailment

Up to 50 people were killed when a cargo train derailed in Congo’s southeastern province of Tanganyika in the early hours of Thursday, government officials said, though reports on casualties differed widely. The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Steve Mbikayi, said the derailment happened at around 3:00am local time (0100 GMT), near the town of Mayibaridi, and gave a provisional death...