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Oil rebounds even as Iran dashes hopes of OPEC cut extension
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global benchmark Brent crude turned positive in volatile trade on Monday as it jockeyed between downward pressure after Iran dashed hopes that OPEC would extend its production cap pact and support on fears that U.S. sanctions could dampen Iran's output.
UPDATE 1-Senior Houthi official killed in coalition air raid last week -Houthi report
RIYADH, April 23 (Reuters) - The administrative chief of Houthi-controlled northern Yemen was killed in a Saudi-led coalition air raid last week, Houthi-run television reported on Monday.
Nuclear test ban monitor says he sees hope of Iran joining treaty
GENEVA, April 23 (Reuters) - Iran may be interested in joining a key nuclear treaty if the United States withdraws its threat to rip up an existing deal on Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the head of the CTBTO nuclear watchdog said on Monday.
UPDATE 3-Subsea 7 makes $2 bln hostile bid to break up McDermott's U.S. deal
OSLO, April 23 (Reuters) - Offshore oil services firm Subsea 7 has made an unsolicited offer worth about $2 billion for U.S. rival McDermott, potentially breaking up the U.S. company's agreed deal with onshore engineering firm Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I).
Pressure grows on Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal alive
WASHINGTON/TORONTO (Reuters) - Western allies stepped up pressure on U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to keep alive an international nuclear deal with Iran, with French President Emmanuel Macron due to urge him in person not to tear up the 2015 agreement.
Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam
KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI (Reuters) - Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world.
U.S. anti-Muslim hate crimes rose 15 percent in 2017: advocacy group
BOSTON (Reuters) - Hate crimes targeting U.S. Muslims rose 15 percent in 2017, the second year of increases, according to a study released on Monday by advocacy group the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
UPDATE 2-G7 to set up group to study Russian 'malign behavior' - UK
TORONTO, April 23 (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will create a working group to study Russia's "malign behavior" because of concerns about Moscow's actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.
UPDATE 1-Saudi says it intercepted missiles fired at Aramco facility by Houthis
RIYADH, April 23 (Reuters) - Yemen's armed Houthi movement fired two ballistic missiles at a Saudi Aramco facility in the southern city of Jizan on Monday, but Saudi state media said both projectiles were destroyed.
UPDATE 1-Rival groups from Somali army clash at former UAE training facility
MOGADISHU, April 23 (Reuters) - Rival forces in the Somali army shot at each other in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, with one group trying to storm a former United Arab Emirates-run training center, soldiers and residents said.
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