Gazprom gas exports rise to new record

Russia’s gas exports to Europe rose 8.1 per cent last year to a record level of 193.9bn cubic metres (bcm), the company’s head said on Wednesday, as the world’s largest gas producer continued to increase sales despite rising …

Tillerson renews Gulf crisis talks in Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Saudi Arabia for the start of his Middle East tour as part of a new push to end the Gulf crisis, Al Jazeera reports. The top US diplomat landed in Riyadh on Saturday and met …

US Defense Secretary holds talks with Qatari leaders

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made an unannounced visit to Qatar, holding talks with the country’s emir and defense minister at the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East, Voice of America reports. …

Qatar urges dialogue between Gulf states and Iran

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani renewed a call for dialogue to end the Gulf's worst diplomatic crisis, saying his country is open to resolving the dispute over Qatar through talks without …