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Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s energy and industry minister. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia has struck a deal that will see Opec and its allies increase oil production by up to one million barrels a day in an effort to cool a ral(...)

 An oil pump is seen operating in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas, US . Photograph: Ernest Scheyder/Reuters

Oil prices rose by more than 1 per cent in early Asian trading on Friday, pushed up by uncertainty over whether Opec would manage to agree a productio(...)

The US name plate one day after the United States announced its withdrawal at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the UN headquarters in Geneva. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The United Nations Human Rights Council is far from perfect. It has inbuilt flaws and needs to be reformed. But it has also been growing more effectiv(...)

Armed members of Arab-backed Yemeni forces near the airport on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen, on Wednesday. Photograph: ARAB 24 via Reuters

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city, Hodeidah, grew as fighting spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalit(...)

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A sell-off in Chinese stocks drove Asian equities to a four-month low on Tuesday, as US president Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods(...)

Yemeni pro-government forces lay down a field of fire near Hodeida airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hode(...)

An activist of Reporters without Borders wears a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy to Germany in Berlin, ahead of the start of the 2018 Football World Cup. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

In the summer of 1787, determined to show foreign ambassadors the might of Russian power in the newly-subjugated Ukraine, Catherine the Great organise(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed after a 30-day sentence: “If you are planning to breach public order you had better hurry...”  Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

Russia’s prison service will offer exceptional comforts to rowdy football fans unlucky enough to be detained during the World Cup, according to Russia(...)

Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition take position during an attack on the port city of Hodeidah, on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen on Wednesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/ EPA

Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the mai(...)

 Kim Jong-un shakes hands with US president Donald Trump after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic  summit  in Singapore on Tuesday. Photograph:  Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has touted his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as so great a breakthrough that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat to t(...)

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