Important milestones in Qatar's history amid Gulf rift

Saudi Arabia said it was cutting ties due to Qatar's "embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilizing the region", including the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida, the Islamic State group and militants supported by Iran in the kingdom's restive Eastern Province.

OPEC agrees to extend output curbs, but falls short of experts' expectations

Oil price suffered more than 3 percent selloff after the OPEC and participating N-OPEC countries announced the agreement to an extension for nine months until March 2018. Investors will also get a look at durable goods order data for April, the University of Michigan's consumer confidence snapshot and the Baker Hughes oil rig count.

Malta elections: Labour Party declares victory

A former academic, Busuttil may now face a challenge for the leadership of his party with the preliminary count suggesting Muscat's was almost as commanding as it was when he swept to power in 2013. Muscat ordered a magisterial inquiry after allegations surfaced in April that his wife owned a company in Panama . Malta introduced civil unions in 2014, and Muscat's decision to move ahead on gay marriage recognizes election pledges by the major parties to extend full marriage rights to ...

Exxon Mobil, Taleveras, Ophir win Equatorial Guinea oil blocks

Exxon Mobil, Taleveras, Ophir win Equatorial Guinea oil blocks

Its partner, GEPetrol, holds the remaining 20%. The contract includes a commitment to acquire new and reprocess existing 3D seismic data. The post ExxonMobil, Taleveras, Ophir Win Oil Blocks In Equatorial Guinea appeared first on .

Revamped MacBook, new iPad models to take centre stage at WWDC 2017

The pricing of Apple's device was shared at the conference in comparison to both smart home speakers as well as premium audio speakers. Amazon sells the main version of the Echo for $180 and Google sells its Home speaker for $130. Currently, Apple's Siri works with only six types of app: ride-hailing and sharing; messaging and calling; photo search; payments; fitness; and auto infotainment systems.

Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

Dolphins , whales and other ocean critters along the East Coast may face an onslaught of potentially deadly noise pollution as the Trump administration seeks to open the area for seismic blasting to search for oil. As The Associated Press reports , "no surveys have been conducted in the region for at least 30 years". Scientists warn that seismic activity alone could drive the endangered North Atlantic right whale to extinction, " he said.