An oil refinery in Mina-Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Wikipedia Commons.
An oil refinery in Mina-Al-Ahmadi, Kuwait. Wikipedia Commons.


Saudi Arabia Oil Minister Says Oil Price Slump ‘Temporary’

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said Thursday that the global oil price slump was temporary, adding that it was impossible for OPEC to cut output alone to reverse the plunge without the support of other producers. “It is difficult, or even impossible, for Saudi Arabia or OPEC to undertake any measure that […]

An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. U.S. Navy photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe
An F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter carrier variant prepares to launch from the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 6, 2014. U.S. Navy photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe


Japan, Australia To Provide For US F-35 Maintenance Sites In Pacific Region

By Claudette Roulo Japan and Australia will be sharing maintenance and upgrade duties for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter based or operating in the Pacific region, the program executive officer for the aircraft announced earlier this week. F-35 heavy air frame maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade capabilities will be provided by Japan in […]

Belarus
Belarus


US State Department Calls For Belarus To Release Political Prisoners

The US State Department on Thursday reiterated a call for Belarus to release political prisoners. “It has been four years since the Belarusian Government launched a repressive crackdown on civil society, independent media, and the democratic opposition,” said Jen Psaki US State Department spokesperson in a statement, adding, “We remember those who remain wrongly imprisoned […]

Mosques in Cairo, Egypt
Mosques in Cairo, Egypt


US Announces Terrorist Designations Of Ajand Misr And Ibrahim Al-Rubaysh

The US Department of State said Thursday it has designated the Egyptian Ajnad Misr group, and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh, an al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) senior leader, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. The consequences of these designations […]