‘Palestine an open wound’ says Qatar’s emir at Davos forum | Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani News

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani says the international community should work to resolve forgotten and ignored conflicts. The Emir of Qatar has urged the international community to give as much attention to resolving the forgotten and ignored conflicts in the world, stressing in particular the Israel-Palestine conflict, as it has to the war in … Read more

Passengers on German train overpower knife attacker

BERLIN (AP) — An off-duty police officer and two other passengers on a regional train in Germany overpowered an Iraq-born man who wounded five people including the officer with a knife on Friday, authorities said. A top law enforcement official said the 31-year-old attacker had been investigated for possible Islamic extremism while living in a … Read more

The world responds to death of Shireen Abu Akleh

Leaders and elected officials around the world are reacting to the death of veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank on Wednesday. According to Al Jazeera and reporters who witnessed the raid, Abu Akleh was killed by an Israeli sniper. The broadcaster … Read more

Chile files legal challenge over Ecuador’s World Cup place

ZURICH (AP) — A World Cup legal dispute flared Thursday with Chile challenging Ecuador’s place at the finals tournament over an alleged ineligible player. The Chilean soccer federation asked FIFA to investigate its claim that Ecuador player Byron Castillo is actually Colombian and not entitled to have played in qualifying games. The complaint comes more … Read more

Turkey’s inflation rate soars to almost 70 percent | Business and Economy News

The consumer price index has risen by 69.97 percent year-on-year in April compared with 61.14 percent in March. Turkey’s official inflation rate has spiralled to nearly 70 percent in April, posing a huge challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose unconventional economic policies are often blamed for the economic turmoil. The consumer price index rose … Read more

OPEC fails to boost output as members face capacity woes | Oil and Gas News

Even group leader Saudi Arabia did not increase output by as much as permitted by the agreed quota. By Grant Smith and Julian LeeBloomberg Published On 3 May 2022May 3, 2022 The OPEC cartel — which has struggled for many months to revive oil supplies halted during the pandemic — effectively failed to increase output … Read more

Oil propels Saudi GDP growth to near 10 percent in first quarter | Business and Economy

Saudi Arabia records its fastest economic growth rate in a decade as the oil sector fuels a 9.6 percent rise in the first quarter. Saudi Arabia’s economy has registered a nearly 10 percent rise in its first quarter compared to the same period last year thanks to high global crude prices. The world’s largest oil … Read more

Spain intercepts fishing boat with 3 metric tons of cocaine

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have detained a fishing boat loaded with nearly three metric tons (3.3 short tons) of cocaine south of the Canary Islands, authorities said Sunday. The police intercepted the 20-meter-long (65-foot-long) vessel called the AKT 1 on Wednesday around 300 nautical miles (555 kilometers) south of the Spanish archipelago located in … Read more

Elon Musk faces off with Saudi Prince Talal over Twitter dirty | News

The Tesla owner has questioned Saudi Arabia’s role in the tech company after the prince ‘rejects’ the proposed deal. Elon Musk has questioned Saudi Arabia’s role in Twitter Inc after Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal tweeted his opposition to the billionaire entrepreneur’s offer to buy the social media company. The prince tweeted on Thursday … Read more