Ukraine’s ports to reopen under deal to be signed Friday, Turkey says

UN, Turkey worked to broker Ukraine-Russia grains export deal Hopeful sign global food crisis could be eased Ukraine’s Zelenskiy sees potential for battleground gains July 22 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine will sign a deal on Friday to reopen Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to grain exports, Turkey said, raising hopes that an international food crisis … Read more

Russia restarts major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming gas supplies via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator said, … Read more

Putin says Ukraine did not make good on preliminary peace deal

No immediate response from Ukrainian government on Putin remarks Putin visited Iran, also with Turkey’s Erdogan Russia ready to clear way for Ukraine grain exports, Putin says Russian bombardment of Ukraine cities continues July 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Moscow did not see any desire from Ukraine to fulfill the … Read more

As pressure mounts, Biden acts to deter wrongful detentions of Americans abroad

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Tuesday aimed at deterring and punishing wrongful detention of US citizens abroad by authorizing government agencies to impose sanctions and other measures. The move came amid growing pressure on Biden from families of hostages and detainees, most recently on the case of … Read more

Biden fails to secure major security, oil commitments at Arab summit

Biden says US will remain committed to allies US hoping to integrate Israel Saudi crown prince pushes back on human rights issue JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden told Arab leaders on Saturday that the United States would remain an active partner in the Middle East, but he failed to secure … Read more

Biden heads to Saudi Arabia amid tension on oil, Khashoggi killing

JERUSALEM / JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 15 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will discuss energy supply, human rights, and security cooperation in Saudi Arabia on Friday on a trip designed to reset the US relationship with a country he once pledged to make a “pariah” on the world stage. The White House said Biden would … Read more

US, Israel push Arab allies for joint defense pact amid Iran tensions

Alliance would aim to counter Iran threat Network of radars, detectors, interceptors envisaged Israel, Arabs discussed idea at talks in March – source Some Arab states are resistant to the proposal RIYADH, July 7 (Reuters) – The United States and Israel are seeking to lay the groundwork for a security alliance with Arab states that … Read more

US-backed Syrian force warns against new Turkish attack, Russia alarmed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (not pictured) attend a news conference, in Tirana, Albania January 17, 2022 REUTERS / Florion Goga / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SDF warns new assault will hinder campaign against Islamic State On Turkey visit, … Read more

OPEC + brings forward oil output rises as Biden’s Saudi visit looms

OPEC brings forward oil output rises to July-Aug from July-Sept Faster output rises may compensate for lower Russian production US diplomats have been working on Biden’s Saudi visit Biden faces inflation at 40-year high, low ratings DUBAI / LONDON / RIYADH, June 2 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and other OPEC + states agreed to bring … Read more