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Tropical Depression Three located in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm by Monday night or Tuesday the U.S. National Hurricane Center said NegativeTropical Depression Three located in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to strengthen to a tropical storm by Monday night or Tuesday the U.S. National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nhc-storm-mexico/depression-three-to-soon-become-tropical-storm-says-nhc-idUSKBN2390BT2020-06-02
The country of some 30 million has reported more than 83300 infections and 480 deaths from the disease the highest among the seven Gulf Arab states NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias mosques opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday for the first time in more than two months as the kingdom the birthplace of Islam eased restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-mosques/saudi-arabia-reopens-mosques-with-strict-regulations-for-worshippers-idUSKBN2370AE2020-06-01
DUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states doubled in less than a month to surpass 200000 on Wednesday according to a Reuters tally at a time the regions two biggest economies move to resume activity NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states doubled in less than a month to surpass 200000 on Wednesday according to a Reuters tally at a time the regions two biggest economies move to resume activity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/total-number-of-coronavirus-cases-in-gulf-arab-states-surpasses-200000-reuters-tally-idUSKBN2332UH2020-05-28
A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday NegativeA U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-offshore-drilling-study/u-s-drilling-industry-says-offshore-ban-would-crush-jobs-government-revenues-idUSKBN2320DT2020-05-26
A broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday NegativeA broad trough of low pressure extending across Florida and the adjacent Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico waters has a chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-storm-atlantic-nhc/nhc-20-chance-of-cyclone-for-system-extending-across-florida-idUSKBN23124O2020-05-26
The Eid which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan may fall on Saturday or Sunday in the Gulf region NegativeDUBAI Mosques will remain closed for prayers on the Eid AlFitr festival Saudi and United Arab Emirates officials said on Friday calling on the population to adhere to safety guidelines to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf-ramadan/saudi-arabia-uae-mosques-to-stay-closed-for-eid-prayers-idUSKBN22Y1KZ2020-05-23
DUBAI The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships NegativeDUBAI The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-usa-navy/after-u-s-warning-iran-says-its-navy-will-still-operate-in-gulf-idUSKBN22W10G2020-05-21
The head of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards last month said Tehran would destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-iran-usa-navy/after-u-s-warning-iran-says-its-navy-will-still-operate-in-gulf-idUSKBN22W10G2020-05-21
However shared concerns over Irans influence in the region have led to a discrete thaw in ties between Israel and the Arab Gulf in recent years PositiveAVIV An Etihad Airways plane flew from the United Arab Emirates to Israel on Tuesday to deliver coronavirus supplies to the Palestinians a spokeswoman for the Abu Dhabi airline said marking the first known flight by a UAE carrier to Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-israel-emirates-palestinians/abu-dhabis-etihad-makes-first-known-flight-to-israel-carrying-palestinian-aid-idUSKBN22V2R82020-05-20
Israel does not have diplomatic relations with any of the six Gulf Arab countries and there are no commercial flights between them NegativeAVIV An Etihad Airways plane flew from the United Arab Emirates to Israel on Tuesday to deliver coronavirus supplies to the Palestinians a spokeswoman for the Abu Dhabi airline said marking the first known flight by a UAE carrier to Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-israel-emirates-palestinians/abu-dhabis-etihad-makes-first-known-flight-to-israel-carrying-palestinian-aid-idUSKBN22V2R82020-05-20
The head of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards responded to Trump by threatening to destroy U.S. warships if its security is threatened in the Gulf NegativeWASHINGTON In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-military-exclusive/exclusive-in-veiled-warning-to-iran-u-s-tells-gulf-mariners-to-stay-clear-of-its-warships-idUSKBN22V2Y92020-05-20
WASHINGTON In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures NegativeWASHINGTON In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-military-exclusive/exclusive-in-veiled-warning-to-iran-u-s-tells-gulf-mariners-to-stay-clear-of-its-warships-idUSKBN22V2Y92020-05-20
Qatar where expatriates make up the majority of the population has like other Gulf states seen the virus spread among lowwage foreign workers living in cramped quarters NegativeCAIRO Qatar tightened restrictions on commercial activities on Monday ordering all shops to close until the end of the month as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-halts-all-commercial-activities-until-end-of-may-idUSKBN22U2YL2020-05-19
Armed pirates attacked a Britishflagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed the ships manager Stolt Tankers said NegativeArmed pirates attacked a Britishflagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed the ships manager Stolt Tankers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-security/uk-flagged-tanker-repulses-pirate-attack-in-gulf-of-aden-ship-manager-says-idUSKBN22T0KJ2020-05-18
Maritime security firm Dryad Global said it was the ninth reported incident in the Gulf of Aden this year NegativeArmed pirates attacked a Britishflagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday but were repulsed the ships manager Stolt Tankers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-security/uk-flagged-tanker-repulses-pirate-attack-in-gulf-of-aden-ship-manager-says-idUSKBN22T0KJ2020-05-18
But its replacement rate was helped by discoveries of six new fields four of them in shallow water in the Gulf of Mexico both with gas and crude PositiveMEXICO CITY The replacement rate of proven oil and gas reserves estimated by Mexican national oil company Pemex soared in 2019 compared to the previous year according to the firms annual filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pemex/pemexs-oil-reserves-replacement-rate-jumps-in-2019-idUSKBN22O0BY2020-05-12
The pipeline would take heavy Canadian oil from Alberta to refineries and ports on the Gulf of Mexico via connections in the U.S. Midwest PositiveWASHINGTON A federal judge in Montana on Monday upheld his ruling last month that canceled an environmental permit for the longdelayed Keystone XL oil pipeline and threatened other oil and natural gas pipeline projects with delays http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-pipelines-court/montana-judge-upholds-ruling-that-canceled-keystone-xl-pipeline-permit-idUSKBN22O07T2020-05-12
Yemen has long been a transit point for migrants and refugees from the Horn of Africa trying to reach Gulf states NegativeADEN Yemeni authorities declared Aden interim seat of the Saudibacked government an city on Monday after the number of coronavirus cases there jumped and clashes erupted elsewhere in the south between separatists and government forces http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen/yemen-declares-aden-an-infested-city-as-coronavirus-spreads-clashes-erupt-idUSKBN22N07K2020-05-12
DUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 100000 on Monday with 557 deaths according to Reuters calculations based on official figures NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 100000 on Monday with 557 deaths according to Reuters calculations based on official figures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/coronavirus-cases-in-gulf-arab-region-surpass-100000-idUSKBN22N1S72020-05-11
Some Gulf Arab states eased antivirus containment measures with the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on April 24 PositiveDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 100000 on Monday with 557 deaths according to Reuters calculations based on official figures http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/coronavirus-cases-in-gulf-arab-region-surpass-100000-idUSKBN22N1S72020-05-11
DUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-gulf/gulf-states-should-consider-u-s-ties-when-dealing-with-china-official-idUSKBN22J2WA2020-05-08
Several Gulf officials have praised Chinas efforts to combat the virus which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan PositiveDUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-gulf/gulf-states-should-consider-u-s-ties-when-dealing-with-china-official-idUSKBN22J2WA2020-05-08
That would make it for American and Gulf forces to communicate he said NeutralDUBAI Gulf Arab states should consider their relationship with the United States when dealing with China a U.S. official said on Thursday as tensions flare between Washington and Beijing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-gulf/gulf-states-should-consider-u-s-ties-when-dealing-with-china-official-idUSKBN22J2WA2020-05-08
He said Gulf energy producers also hit by a collapse in oil prices would need to accelerate economic diversification plans NegativeDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates official on Wednesday stressed the need for deescalation in the region to allow countries to focus on the caused by the coronavirus pandemic and review development models http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-calls-for-de-escalation-in-region-to-focus-on-coronavirus-recovery-idUSKBN22I2RK2020-05-07
Gulf Arab states have ramped up testing after recording a growing number of cases among lowincome migrant workers in overcrowded housing NegativePakistan has raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates that many citizens were returning home from the Gulf Arab state infected with COVID19 and that crowded living conditions for workers in the UAE may be helping spread the virus officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pakistan-emirates/pakistan-concerned-at-workers-returning-from-uae-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN22H1R72020-05-06
Pakistan has raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates that many citizens were returning home from the Gulf Arab state infected with COVID19 and that crowded living conditions for workers in the UAE may be helping spread the virus officials said on Tuesday NegativePakistan has raised concerns with the United Arab Emirates that many citizens were returning home from the Gulf Arab state infected with COVID19 and that crowded living conditions for workers in the UAE may be helping spread the virus officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pakistan-emirates/pakistan-concerned-at-workers-returning-from-uae-with-coronavirus-idUSKBN22H1R72020-05-06
The agency is trying to plug the million shortfall in part by appealing to European and Gulf countries for emergency donations Campbell said PositiveJERUSALEM Scrambling to tackle COVID19 in camps across the Middle East the U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday it only has enough cash to operate until the end of May because of American funding cuts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-palestinians-unrwa/u-n-palestinian-refugee-agency-operating-on-month-to-month-basis-due-to-u-s-aid-cut-official-idUSKBN22H24I2020-05-06
MEXICO CITY A consortium led by Spains Repsol including Germanys Wintershall DEA and Thailands PTTEP have discovered two deepwater oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico the companies said on Monday PositiveMEXICO CITY A consortium led by Spains Repsol including Germanys Wintershall DEA and Thailands PTTEP have discovered two deepwater oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico the companies said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-energy-repsol/repsol-led-group-announces-deepwater-oil-find-in-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKBN22G2ZF2020-05-05
A number of Gulf states have implemented lockdowns in parts of cities where large numbers of lowpaid mostly foreign workers work and live in close proximity NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabia will isolate an industrial area of the eastern city of Dammam from Sunday preventing entry and exit until further notice to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-isolates-industrial-area-in-eastern-city-of-dammam-idUSKBN22F0332020-05-03
May 1 Moodys Investors Service cut Saudi Arabias outlook to negative from stable on Friday citing higher fiscal risks for the Gulf nation due to the crash in oil prices and uncertainty about the Saudi governments ability to offset the oil revenue losses and stabilize its debt in the medium term Negativedetails on rating cut background on oil http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudia-arabia-ratings-moodys/update-1-moodys-cuts-saudi-arabias-outlook-to-negative-from-stable-idUSL4N2CJ33C2020-05-02
The U.S.allied Gulf state which includes the regions financial and commercial centre Dubai will now be put under a yearlong observation by the Parisbased Financial Action Task Force NeutralDUBAI The United Arab Emirates is not doing enough to prevent money laundering despite recent progress and causing concerns about its ability to combat financing of terrorism the global dirty money monitoring group said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-financing/uae-doing-too-little-to-stem-money-laundering-and-terrorist-finance-watchdog-idUSKBN22B3CF2020-04-30
Chevron BP and others have been reducing deepwater drilling projects including the U.S. Gulf of Mexico where some of Diamonds drilling rigs are located NegativeNEW YORK Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas on Sunday after the company recently skipped making an interest payment and said it had retained restructuring advisers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-diamondoffshore-bankruptcy/diamond-offshore-files-for-bankruptcy-citing-price-war-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280ST2020-04-28
DUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history PositiveDUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-media-ramadan-gulf-series/ramadan-period-drama-with-jewish-characters-stirs-debate-in-middle-east-idUSKCN2291M72020-04-28
It comes at a time when several Gulf states have broken with the recent past and made overtures to Israel with which they have found common ground in confronting Iran NegativeDUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-media-ramadan-gulf-series/ramadan-period-drama-with-jewish-characters-stirs-debate-in-middle-east-idUSKCN2291M72020-04-28
MBC the Arab worlds largest private broadcaster said that according to its data the show is the toprated Gulf drama in Saudi Arabia for Ramadan top five dramas across genres PositiveDUBAI A period drama about the trials of a Jewish midwife airing on Saudicontrolled MBC for Ramadan has drawn both criticism as an attempt to promote Arab with Israel and praise for a rare exploration of the Gulfs social history http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-media-ramadan-gulf-series/ramadan-period-drama-with-jewish-characters-stirs-debate-in-middle-east-idUSKCN2291M72020-04-28
The company has significant operations in the Gulf of Mexico PositiveNEW YORK Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas on Sunday after the company recently skipped making an interest payment and said it had retained restructuring advisers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-diamondoffshore-bankruptcy/diamond-offshore-files-for-bankruptcy-citing-price-war-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280ST2020-04-28
Yemens Gulf neighbors persuaded Saleh to step down NegativeDUBAI Yemens leading separatist group has declared selfrule in the south complicating U.N. efforts to end a ruinous conflict and protect the countrys shattered health sector from the spread of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/why-yemen-is-at-war-idUSKCN22924D2020-04-28
MEXICO CITY Mexico has begun removing staff from Gulf of Mexico oil platforms to limit the spread of the coronavirus leaving essential personnel on board state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Sunday NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexico has begun removing staff from Gulf of Mexico oil platforms to limit the spread of the coronavirus leaving essential personnel on board state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-oil/mexican-oil-platforms-start-reducing-staff-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280NS2020-04-27
Offshore areas in the Gulf produce around 1 PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexico has begun removing staff from Gulf of Mexico oil platforms to limit the spread of the coronavirus leaving essential personnel on board state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-oil/mexican-oil-platforms-start-reducing-staff-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN2280NS2020-04-27
These are the highest numbers in the sixmember Gulf Cooperation Council which together have recorded almost 46000 cases and 258 deaths NeutralDUBAI Saudi Arabia eased curfews on Sunday across the country but kept 24hour lockdowns in place in the city of Mecca and neighbourhoods previously put in isolation to curb the spread of the new coronavirus state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-curfew/saudi-eases-coronavirus-curfews-keeps-24-hour-curfew-in-mecca-idUSKCN2280A02020-04-27
The UAE which has ramped up testing has the second highest infection count among the six Gulf Arab states at more than 8000 with over 50 deaths NegativeApril 23 story clarifies that masks are disinfected not sterilized in paragraph http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-hospital/face-masks-to-strawberries-abu-dhabi-hospital-keeps-tabs-on-resources-idUSKCN22521H2020-04-26
Many small producers find it challenging to access those salt caverns dotting the U.S. Gulf Coast NegativeNEW YORK President Donald Trumps plan to fill the U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile has become the centerpiece of his administrations strategy to shield drillers from a meltdown in energy demand but company officials and industry groups say the program has been too slow and wont be enough to save them http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-global-oil-usa-reserves/drowning-in-crude-u-s-drillers-say-trump-strategic-reserve-plan-is-no-lifeline-idUSKCN2251QU2020-04-24
The Gulf Coast is the second biggest destination in the United States for Saudi oil and storage there was about full PositiveSaudi Arabia is exploring rerouting millions of barrels of oil onboard tankers sailing to the United States if President Donald Trump decides to block imports of crude from the kingdom shipping and trade sources say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-saudi-tankers/saudi-arabia-may-re-route-tankers-if-u-s-imposes-crude-import-ban-sources-say-idUSKCN22427W2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close out of the President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after 11 vessels from Irans elite fighting force came dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close out of the President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after 11 vessels from Irans elite fighting force came dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military-trump/trump-if-iranian-ships-get-too-close-well-shoot-them-out-of-the-water-idUSKCN2243LW2020-04-23
The Gulf states are dependant on food imports for between to of their local demand PositiveDUBAI Agriculture and food ministers from the Group of 20 countries agreed at a virtual meeting on Tuesday that emergency measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus must not upend global food supply chains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-agriculture-g20-ua/g20-agriculture-ministers-say-corona-measures-should-not-disrupt-food-supply-idUSKCN2232DI2020-04-22
The Gulf region has seen an increasing number of infections among foreign workers living in overcrowded accommodation NegativeKUWAIT Kuwait will extend the suspension of work in the public sector including at government ministries until May 31 and expand a nationwide curfew to 16 hours as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus a government spokesman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-kuwait/kuwait-expands-curfew-extends-public-sector-work-suspension-idUSKBN2222QE2020-04-21
Irans Revolutionary Guards warned the United States about its military activities in the Gulf on Sunday adding that their navy had as a result increased patrols which would also secure the passage of Iranian ships and combat fuel smuggling NegativeIrans Revolutionary Guards warned the United States about its military activities in the Gulf on Sunday adding that their navy had as a result increased patrols which would also secure the passage of Iranian ships and combat fuel smuggling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-say-have-increased-gulf-patrols-idUSKBN2210FB2020-04-20
Millions of foreign workers many from Asia form the backbone of Gulf economies and work in sectors that have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI Pakistan has started repatriating some of its citizens from the United Arab Emirates which had threatened to review labour ties with countries refusing to take back their nationals during the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/pakistan-starts-repatriating-uae-based-nationals-stranded-by-coronavirus-idUSKBN22107J2020-04-20
The Guards statement on Sunday which said Iran will give a decisive response to any mistake by the United States in the Gulf provided the first confirmation of the incident NegativeIrans Revolutionary Guards warned the United States about its military activities in the Gulf on Sunday adding that their navy had as a result increased patrols which would also secure the passage of Iranian ships and combat fuel smuggling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-say-have-increased-gulf-patrols-idUSKBN2210FB2020-04-20
DUBAI India has agreed to send hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United Arab Emirates to be used for treating COVID19 patients the Gulf Arab states embassy in New Delhi said PositiveDUBAI India has agreed to send hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United Arab Emirates to be used for treating COVID19 patients the Gulf Arab states embassy in New Delhi said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-emirates/india-sends-hydroxychloroquine-to-uae-for-covid-19-patients-idUSKBN22105E2020-04-19
Drones are a key element in Irans border surveillance especially the Gulf waters around the Strait of Hormuz through which onefifth of the worlds oil supply flows NeutralDUBAI The Iranian armed forces have acquired three bombcarrying drones with a range of 1500 kilometers Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on state television on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-security-military-drones/iranian-army-acquires-combat-capable-drones-with-930-mile-range-defense-minister-idUSKBN2200E12020-04-19
Gulf states have taken drastic containment measures agains the virus but seen a spread among lowincome migrant workers living in cramped quarters NegativeDUBAI Dubai the United Arab Emirates business hub has extended by one week a 24houraday curfew imposed as part of a sterilisation drive to control the spread of the coronavirus the government said in a Twitter post on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/dubai-extends-24-hour-coronavirus-curfew-by-a-week-idUSKBN21Z2K42020-04-18
DUBAI Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the Gulf region rose with increased testing NegativeDUBAI Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the Gulf region rose with increased testing http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/oman-isolates-textile-market-over-coronavirus-dubai-curbs-movement-permits-idUSKBN21Y30I2020-04-17
Etihad and other UAE airlines have been operating outboundonly flights for foreigners wishing to leave the Gulf Arab state which has banned the entry of foreigners NegativeDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways has the full support of its state shareholder as it plans a partial resumption of passenger flights from May 1 its chief executive Tony Douglas said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-etihad-airways/etihad-has-full-support-of-state-owner-will-resume-flights-in-may-ceo-idUSKCN21Y11M2020-04-17
Other Gulf states have also urged expatriate laborers to avail themselves of free testing clinics NeutralDUBAI Oman locked down a textile market in a town popular with tourists over coronavirus fears and Dubai emirate restricted curfew movement permits on Thursday as the number of reported infections in the Gulf region rose with increased testing http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/oman-isolates-textile-market-over-coronavirus-dubai-curbs-movement-permits-idUSKBN21Y30I2020-04-17
Six Gulf Arab states approved Kuwaits proposal for a common network for food supply safety PositiveReported cases of the coronavirus crossed 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKCN21Y0I12020-04-17
The Gulf Cartel packages contained rice beans oil and tinned food and were emblazoned with the groups name and a message in support of Victoria NeutralMEXICO CITY A daughter of famed drug lord Joaquin El Guzman and several Mexican cartels have been doling out aid packages to help cashstrapped residents ride out the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-cartels/el-chapos-daughter-mexican-cartels-hand-out-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Y3J72020-04-17
Gulf countries have put some of these congested areas including Dohas Industrial Zone in total lockdown NegativeDUBAI Qatar detained dozens of migrant workers and expelled them last month after telling them they were being taken to be tested for the new coronavirus human rights group Amnesty International said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-illegally-expelled-workers-during-coronavirus-outbreak-amnesty-idUSKCN21X2UL2020-04-16
LONDON A Hong Kongflagged tanker was briefly detained in Iran before being freed after armed Iranian guards in speedboats directed the vessel into its waters while it was sailing through the Gulf of Oman maritime security sources said on Wednesday NegativeLONDON A Hong Kongflagged tanker was briefly detained in Iran before being freed after armed Iranian guards in speedboats directed the vessel into its waters while it was sailing through the Gulf of Oman maritime security sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-iran-tanker/iran-detained-hong-kong-flagged-ship-before-letting-it-sail-sources-idUSKCN21X2GG2020-04-16
The 40year bonds are the longestdated ever issued in dollars by a Gulf borrower said Dino Kronfol chief investment officer of global sukuk and MENA fixed income at Franklin Templeton NeutralDUBAI Saudi Arabia was set to raise billion with a threetranche bond deal on Wednesday a document showed as the worlds biggest oil exporter seeks to replenish state coffers battered by low oil prices and expectations of lower output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-bonds/saudi-arabia-sells-7-billion-in-three-part-bonds-as-oil-squeezes-budget-idUSKCN21X3252020-04-16
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations said on Tuesday that armed men had boarded an unidentified vessel at anchor in the Gulf of Oman but the ship was later released NegativeLONDON A Hong Kongflagged tanker was briefly detained in Iran before being freed after armed Iranian guards in speedboats directed the vessel into its waters while it was sailing through the Gulf of Oman maritime security sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-iran-tanker/iran-detained-hong-kong-flagged-ship-before-letting-it-sail-sources-idUSKCN21X2GG2020-04-16
Gulf oil producer Oman is a member of the alliance NeutralDUBAI Oman has told its oil producing companies to cut 200000 barrels per day starting from May 1 until the end of June in line with crude supply reduction pact and will inform its customers of the same plan its oil ministry said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-oman/oman-says-will-cut-oil-output-by-200000-bpd-from-may-1-as-opec-pact-idUSKCN21W09M2020-04-14
MEXICO CITY At least one worker at Mexican state oil company Pemexs AbkatunA processing center in shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico has been diagnosed with coronavirus two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters NegativeMEXICO CITY At least one worker at Mexican state oil company Pemexs AbkatunA processing center in shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico has been diagnosed with coronavirus two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-mexico-pemex/at-least-one-worker-at-pemex-oil-platform-infected-with-coronavirus-sources-idUSKCN21W04S2020-04-14
Other banks with large exposures to Gulf governments have also tried to offload loans over the past few weeks a Gulfbased source said NeutralJPMorgan and Mubadala declined to comment while PIF did not respond to a request for comment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-jp-morgan-loans-saudi-emirates-exclus/exclusive-jpmorgan-looking-to-offload-saudi-and-uae-sovereign-fund-loans-sources-idUSKCN21R1WA2020-04-10
Cafes and restaurants have been closed for eatingin across the Gulf after a lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak NegativeDUBAI Dubaibased private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-m-a-tim-hortons/gateway-partners-invests-50-million-in-tim-hortons-gulf-franchise-sources-idUSKBN21P1L32020-04-08
DUBAI Dubaibased private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters PositiveDUBAI Dubaibased private equity firm Gateway Partners has acquired a stake in the Gulf franchise of coffee and breakfast chain Tim Hortons two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-m-a-tim-hortons/gateway-partners-invests-50-million-in-tim-hortons-gulf-franchise-sources-idUSKBN21P1L32020-04-08
Countries of the sixmember Gulf Cooperation Council have recorded almost 8000 cases of infection and 60 deaths NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-capital-cities-get-24-hour-curfew-kuwait-isolates-two-districts-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21O2F82020-04-07
DUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-capital-cities-get-24-hour-curfew-kuwait-isolates-two-districts-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21O2F82020-04-07
More than 20000 Pakistani workers stuck in the United Arab Emirates are seeking to return home as the Gulf Arab state tightens restrictions NegativeEuropean nations including hardhit Italy and Spain have started looking ahead to easing coronavirus lockdowns after steady falls in fatality rates as the United States prepared on Monday for what one official called peak death http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21N0D02020-04-07
The Gulf Arab country has recorded 665 cases of the new coronavirus and one death so far NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24hour curfew on Monday locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-capital-cities-get-24-hour-curfew-kuwait-isolates-two-districts-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN21O2F82020-04-07
DUBAI Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travelers Manamabased Gulf Air said on Saturday though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeDUBAI Transit through Bahrain International Airport is open again for international travelers Manamabased Gulf Air said on Saturday though entry to the country is limited to Bahrainis and other residents during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-bahrain-airlines/gulf-air-says-transit-open-again-via-bahrain-for-international-travelers-idUSKBN21M0AU2020-04-05
Dubai imposed a twoweek lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus NegativeDubai imposed a twoweek lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/dubai-imposes-two-week-lockdown-as-gulf-states-step-up-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN21M0QO2020-04-05
The port of Dammam on the Gulf is a main entry point for supplies for the oil industry centered in the eastern region and for the rest of the kingdom NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabia has brought forward its nightly curfew by four hours in three areas to combat the coronavirus epidemic state news agency SPA said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-saudi-coronavirus/saudi-arabia-brings-forward-coronavirus-curfew-start-in-three-areas-idUSKBN21L0IR2020-04-04
Saudi Arabia imposed a 24hour curfew in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina while other Gulf Arab states locked down districts with large migrant worker populations NegativeThe U.S. economy likely shed jobs in March abruptly ending a historic 113 straight months of employment growth as stringent measures to control the coronavirus shuttered businesses and factories confirming a recession is underway http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest/latest-on-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN21L0L82020-04-03
DUBAI Saudi Arabia supports cooperation between oil producers to stabilize the oil market but Russias opposition to a proposal last month to deepen oil supply cuts has caused market turmoil a senior Gulf source familiar with Saudi thinking told Reuters NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia supports cooperation between oil producers to stabilize the oil market but Russias opposition to a proposal last month to deepen oil supply cuts has caused market turmoil a senior Gulf source familiar with Saudi thinking told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil-saudi-russia/saudi-wants-cooperation-to-bolster-oil-blames-russia-for-turmoil-gulf-source-idUSKBN21K0EA2020-04-02
Total infections in the six Gulf Arab states surpassed 4000 on Tuesday with 22 deaths after Saudi Arabia the UAE Kuwait Bahrain Oman and Qatar all recorded new transmissions NegativeDUBAI Dubai said on Tuesday it would help its staterun Emirates airline mitigate the financial blow from the coronavirus outbreak as authorities enforced a full lockdown on a district famous for gold and spice markets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/dubai-to-support-emirates-airline-halts-tourist-market-to-fight-coronavirus-idUSKBN21I17G2020-04-01
The kingdom has also registered 96 new infections taking its total to 1299 the highest among the Gulf Arab states NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia recorded four new fatalities from the coronavirus bringing its death toll to eight the health ministry spokesman told a news conference on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabias-coronavirus-death-toll-doubles-to-eight-spokesman-idUSKBN21G0JU2020-03-30
The virus Sanders said was so far easier to deal with than the death and destruction Hurricane Katrina unleashed in 2005 when over 1800 people died along the Gulf Coast NegativeNew Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmerclimate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic and that summer months could see it wane http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-neworleans/new-orleans-emerges-as-next-coronavirus-epicenter-threatening-rest-of-south-idUSKBN21C3422020-03-26
Fuel demand in the United States the main market for Latin American crude has slumped during coronavirus shutdown so appetite for heavy oil from U.S. Gulf refiners has tumbled NegativeMEXICO CITY A price war between the worlds oil powerhouses is leaving many producers in Latin American struggling to cover production costs boosting chances of output cuts and investment delays in coming months http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-latam-analysis/latin-americas-oil-producers-sweat-to-cover-costs-as-price-war-takes-toll-idUSKBN21B1JA2020-03-25
The sixnation Gulf Cooperation Council has recorded more than 1800 infections and four deaths from the virus NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia imposed a nationwide curfew on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger flights starting Wednesday state media reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-imposes-coronavirus-curfew-uae-halts-passenger-flights-idUSKBN21917Z2020-03-24
Gulf governments have also announced stimulus packages to shield their energyproducing economies which have been hit by a collapse in oil prices NegativeSaudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases while the United Arab Emirates will suspend all passenger and transit flights to and from the country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-imposes-curfew-to-curb-coronavirus-spread-uae-suspends-passengers-flights-idUSKBN21917Z2020-03-23
MOSCOW Russia never sought a sharp oil price fall or an end to cooperation with Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Gulf nations are to blame for the crisis on the global oil markets a senior Russian official said NegativeMOSCOW Russia never sought a sharp oil price fall or an end to cooperation with Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Gulf nations are to blame for the crisis on the global oil markets a senior Russian official said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia/russia-gulf-nations-not-us-to-blame-for-oil-prices-fall-tass-idUSKBN2190CV2020-03-23
Emirates does not operate domestic flights and its international network is crucial to its Gulf hub model that transformed Dubai into the worlds busiest international airport six years ago PositiveDUBAI Emirates is suspending flights to cities including New York Delhi and Melbourne due to the coronavirus outbreak that has severely hit travel demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-transport/emirates-stops-flights-to-new-york-and-other-cities-as-virus-crushes-demand-idUSKBN2180Y32020-03-22
The Gulf state also closed its parks and public beaches but said food outlets pharmacies and delivery services would operate normally NeutralCAIRO Qatar said it would deploy mobile patrols and set up checkpoints after enacting a ban on Saturday on all gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-qatar/qatar-bans-gatherings-deploy-patrols-to-contain-coronavirus-idUSKBN2180VZ2020-03-22
CAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council states until the approval of the preexamination mechanism starting at midnight today WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry NegativeCAIRO The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council states until the approval of the preexamination mechanism starting at midnight today WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/uae-suspends-entry-of-gcc-nationals-until-approval-of-pre-examination-mechanism-wam-idUSKBN2173DB2020-03-21
MEXICO CITY Mexicos oil regulator approved on Friday a request by French oil company Total SA to give up its exploration and production rights to a deep water block in the southern Gulf of Mexico that the firm had won at auction in 2016 NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos oil regulator approved on Friday a request by French oil company Total SA to give up its exploration and production rights to a deep water block in the southern Gulf of Mexico that the firm had won at auction in 2016 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-total/frances-total-renounces-rights-to-deep-water-block-in-mexican-gulf-idUSKBN2173OK2020-03-21
WASHINGTON Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash NegativeWASHINGTON Lawmakers representing U.S. Gulf coast states on Friday asked Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to temporarily cut the royalty rate oil and gas companies must pay on their offshore drilling operations to help the industry weather a market crash http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-global-oil-usa-royalties/u-s-lawmakers-ask-interior-to-cut-offshore-oil-royalty-rates-due-to-market-slump-idUSKBN2173GO2020-03-21
on Friday and posted its biggest weekly decline since the 1991 Gulf War as the coronavirus epidemic dried up global demand and as officials in Washington said an envoy would head to Saudi Arabia to deal with fallout of a SaudiRussia oil price war NegativeNEW YORK U.S. crude tumbled 10 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-for-fourth-week-u-s-crude-posts-steepest-weekly-loss-since-1991-idUSKBN21709H2020-03-21
Crude oil traders from West Africa to the U.S. Gulf Coast are offering cargoes at deep discounts desperately trying to attract buyers as global supplies swell and demand plunges NegativeThe worlds richest nations poured unprecedented aid into the global economy as coronavirus cases ballooned in the new epicentre Europe with the number of deaths in Italy outstripping those in mainland China where the virus originated http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-spread-of-coronavirus-around-the-world-idUSKBN2150NL2020-03-20
But worker remittances worth billion annually could fall if Gulf countries the biggest employer of expatriate Egyptians scale back projects Blair said PositiveCAIRO The coronavirus outbreak is posing an increasing threat to Egypts economy with pressure on tourism trade and gas exports coming on top of a longstanding failure to drum up private investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-economy-anal/coronavirus-poses-new-threat-to-egypts-economy-idUSKBN20X25O2020-03-19
Some Gulf countries have cut flights to Egypt and demand coronafree certificates NegativeCAIRO The coronavirus outbreak is posing an increasing threat to Egypts economy with pressure on tourism trade and gas exports coming on top of a longstanding failure to drum up private investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-economy-anal/coronavirus-poses-new-threat-to-egypts-economy-idUSKBN20X25O2020-03-19
The stateowned airlines have slashed dozens of routes crucial to their Gulf hubs dependent on millions of passengers passing through each year NegativeEmirates is asking pilots and cabin crew to take unpaid leave and rival Qatar Airways laid off about 200 staff in Doha this week as the coronavirus outbreak hammers demand for travel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-qatar/emirates-asks-pilots-and-cabin-crew-to-take-unpaid-leave-idUSKBN2151IR2020-03-19
There are no a U.S. Gulf Coast crude trader said NeutralYORK Crude oil traders from West Africa to the U.S. Gulf Coast are offering cargoes at deep discounts desperately trying to attract buyers as global supplies swell and demand plunges http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-cargoes/glut-of-crude-swells-across-atlantic-basin-on-coronavirus-opec-hikes-idUSKBN2153PM2020-03-19
Tourism and aviation are vital to the economy of Dubai which does not have the vast oil wealth of some of its Gulf neighbors NeutralEmirates is asking pilots and cabin crew to take unpaid leave and rival Qatar Airways laid off about 200 staff in Doha this week as the coronavirus outbreak hammers demand for travel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-philippines-qatar/emirates-asks-pilots-and-cabin-crew-to-take-unpaid-leave-idUSKBN2151IR2020-03-19
YORK Crude oil traders from West Africa to the U.S. Gulf Coast are offering cargoes at deep discounts desperately trying to attract buyers as global supplies swell and demand plunges NegativeYORK Crude oil traders from West Africa to the U.S. Gulf Coast are offering cargoes at deep discounts desperately trying to attract buyers as global supplies swell and demand plunges http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil-cargoes/glut-of-crude-swells-across-atlantic-basin-on-coronavirus-opec-hikes-idUSKBN2153PM2020-03-19
The U.S.allied Gulf Arab states have registered more than 1000 infections many linked to travel to neighboring Iran which is an epicentre for the outbreak in the Middle East NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that mosques would no longer be open for the customary five daily prayers or Friday congregations an exceptional move to limit the spread of the coronavirus which has infected 171 people in the kingdom http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-closes-mosques-calls-g20-leaders-to-meet-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2143DH2020-03-18
Borrowing costs have risen however with Gulf bonds heavily sold after oil prices dropped NeutralDUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-oil-analysis/virus-hit-gulf-has-little-room-to-boost-revenue-after-oil-price-shock-idUSKBN2140QL2020-03-17
Crude prices of between to a barrel this year could cost Gulf producers tens of billions of dollars in revenues PositiveDUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-oil-analysis/virus-hit-gulf-has-little-room-to-boost-revenue-after-oil-price-shock-idUSKBN2140QL2020-03-17
DUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-oil-analysis/virus-hit-gulf-has-little-room-to-boost-revenue-after-oil-price-shock-idUSKBN2140QL2020-03-17
Expectations of tighter liquidity have already pressured Gulf currencies pegged for decades to the U.S. dollar NegativeDUBAI The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with few options to manage fiscal stability while trying to shield their economies and defend currency pegs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-oil-analysis/virus-hit-gulf-has-little-room-to-boost-revenue-after-oil-price-shock-idUSKBN2140QL2020-03-17
Several Gulf oil producers have halted or restricted international passenger flights to combat coronavirus NegativeCAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-to-halt-flights-from-thursday-to-stem-spread-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2132222020-03-17
Worker remittances worth billion annually could fall if Gulf countries the biggest employer of expatriate Egyptians scale back projects NegativeCAIRO Egypt will halt all air traffic at its airports from Thursday until March 31 to prevent the spread of coronavirus Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt/egypt-to-halt-flights-from-thursday-to-stem-spread-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2132222020-03-17
Many cases in the Gulf are linked to travel with Iran which on Sunday raised its toll to 724 dead and more than 13900 infected NegativeSaudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and support their economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-arabia-restricts-movement-other-gulf-states-limit-entry-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN2120FL2020-03-16
Saudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and support their economies NegativeSaudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar and Oman imposed entry restrictions as Gulf Arab states broadened efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus and support their economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-gulf/saudi-arabia-restricts-movement-other-gulf-states-limit-entry-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN2120FL2020-03-16
Aramco which is owned by the Gulf kingdom reported a net profit of PositiveDUBAI Saudi Aramco http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-results/saudi-aramco-to-cut-capital-spending-in-2020-posts-drop-in-2019-profit-idUSKBN21208C2020-03-15
Gulf health authorities have stepped up pleas to avoid gatherings and are sanitizing public places NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues to contain the spread of coronavirus and announced a plan to counter the outbreaks economic impact http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-culture/uae-cancels-events-flights-as-central-bank-announces-coronavirus-fiscal-plan-idUSKBN2110GC2020-03-15
It was not immediately clear whether the infections could have originated in Qatar where cases have risen to 337 the highest among the Gulf Arab states NegativeBEIRUT Syria has delayed parliamentary elections shut schools and canceled most public events to prevent any spread of the coronavirus as officials said the warravaged country was still free of the virus despite reports it was hiding cases http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-syria/syria-insisting-it-is-coronavirus-free-takes-broad-steps-to-prevent-spread-idUSKBN2110SA2020-03-15
The Gulf states currencies which are pegged to the U.S. dollar weakened in the forwards market last week NegativeThe central banks of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia the two largest Arab economies on Saturday announced stimulus plans worth a combined billion to ease the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in their respective countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates-stimulus/uae-saudi-central-banks-roll-out-40-billion-stimulus-for-virus-hit-economies-idUSKBN2110TK2020-03-15
DUBAI Irans oil production capacity increased by 6000 barrels per day after a platform was installed at the offshore Salman field in the Gulf the official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday citing Alireza Salmanzadeh head of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company PositiveDUBAI Irans oil production capacity increased by 6000 barrels per day after a platform was installed at the offshore Salman field in the Gulf the official news agency IRNA reported on Saturday citing Alireza Salmanzadeh head of the Iranian Offshore Oil Company http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-energy/new-platform-increases-irans-oil-production-by-6000-bpd-irna-idUSKBN2110C92020-03-14
Many of the recorded infections throughout the Gulf region are linked to travel to Iran which hosts several important shrines and pilgrimage sites for Shiite Muslims NegativeDUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of biological by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travelers passports http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/bahrain-accuses-iran-of-biological-aggression-gulf-states-try-to-curb-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z03K2020-03-13
No Gulf Arab state has reported a coronavirus death PositiveDUBAI Bahrain accused Iran on Thursday of biological by covering up the spread of the coronavirus and failing to stamp Bahraini travelers passports http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-travel/bahrain-accuses-iran-of-biological-aggression-gulf-states-try-to-curb-coronavirus-idUSKBN20Z03K2020-03-13
All Gulf Arab states have recorded infections NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500000 riyals on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points it said on Monday as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-fine-people-up-to-133000-for-hiding-health-details-on-entry-idUSKBN20W1BG2020-03-10
DUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500000 riyals on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points it said on Monday as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia will impose a fine of up to 500000 riyals on people who do not disclose health information and travel details at entry points it said on Monday as the Gulf state works to prevent the spread of coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi/saudi-arabia-to-fine-people-up-to-133000-for-hiding-health-details-on-entry-idUSKBN20W1BG2020-03-10
NEW YORK Crude prices suffered their biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War on Monday as top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia began a price war that threatens to overwhelm global oil markets with supply NegativeNEW YORK Crude prices suffered their biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War on Monday as top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia began a price war that threatens to overwhelm global oil markets with supply http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-oil/oil-plunges-25-hit-by-erupting-saudi-russia-oil-price-war-idUSKBN20V1312020-03-10
SINGAPORE March 10 Oil prices rose by more than on Tuesday after a price war by top producers Saudi Arabia and Russia sparked the biggest daily rout since the 1991 Gulf War but investors saw little chance of a quick price recovery as the coronavirus cuts demand NegativeSaudi says it will lift output in fight for market share http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/global-oil/oil-prices-rise-4-after-biggest-one-day-fall-since-1991-idUSL4N2B302Q2020-03-10
Other Gulf states have registered more cases many of them linked to travel from Iran NegativeCAIRO Saudi Arabia has postponed the Saudi Games the kingdoms largest sporting event until further notice over coronavirus fears the AlArabiya television station said on Sunday citing the organizing committee http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-games/saudi-arabia-postpones-saudi-games-over-coronavirus-fears-al-arabiya-idUSKBN20V0ZQ2020-03-09
DUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30 the Health Ministry said on Saturday as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30 the Health Ministry said on Saturday as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates/gulf-states-report-new-rise-in-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20T2V42020-03-07
Dubaibased AlArabiya TV cited Bahraini health officials saying on Saturday six new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the Gulf state bringing its total number of infections to 62 NegativeDUBAI The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30 the Health Ministry said on Saturday as other countries in the Gulf region also reported new infections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates/gulf-states-report-new-rise-in-coronavirus-cases-idUSKBN20T2V42020-03-07
LONDON Jordanian Princess Haya bint alHussein told Londons High Court that she feared her former husband the ruler of Dubai would abduct her two children take them back to the Gulf Arab state and prevent her from ever seeing them again NegativeLONDON Jordanian Princess Haya bint alHussein told Londons High Court that she feared her former husband the ruler of Dubai would abduct her two children take them back to the Gulf Arab state and prevent her from ever seeing them again http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-dubai-court-haya/princess-haya-i-feared-dubai-ruler-would-abduct-my-kids-idUSKBN20S2PF2020-03-06
The new travel advice could contribute to pressure on the economy in the Gulf state if passenger traffic falls NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates on Thursday urged its citizens and other residents to avoid traveling abroad because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-emirates-trave/concerned-by-coronavirus-outbreak-uae-advises-against-travel-abroad-idUSKBN20S0JS2020-03-06
It also barred tourists from at least 25 countries where the virus has been found and on Tuesday it limited arrivals of travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia expanded a rare freeze on pilgrimages to the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina by foreigners to also include Saudi citizens and residents due to concerns about the new coronavirus state news agency SPA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-saudi-pilgrimage/saudi-arabia-extends-pilgrimage-suspension-to-its-own-citizens-idUSKBN20R1UP2020-03-05
MEXICO CITY A boat from a conservation group carrying Mexican government inspectors was attacked while monitoring a nearextinct porpoise species in a protected zone of Mexicos Gulf of California Mexicos environmental prosecutor Profepa said NegativeMEXICO CITY A boat from a conservation group carrying Mexican government inspectors was attacked while monitoring a nearextinct porpoise species in a protected zone of Mexicos Gulf of California Mexicos environmental prosecutor Profepa said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-environment/activists-protecting-rare-mexican-porpoise-again-come-under-attack-idUSKBN20R2D42020-03-05
Several countries in the Gulf region have reported coronavirus infections in individuals who had traveled to Iran NeutralDUBAI Coronavirus has spread to almost all of Irans provinces but the country will get through the outbreak with a number of deaths President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-iran-rouhani/coronavirus-has-spread-to-nearly-all-iran-provinces-president-idUSKBN20R1ES2020-03-05
DUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus NegativeDUBAI Major concerts and sporting events in Gulf Arab states have been canceled or postponed and Saudi Arabia stepped up health screening measures in response to the spreading coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-emirates/concerts-sports-events-canceled-in-gulf-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN20Q0NQ2020-03-04
Other Gulf Arab states have recorded coronavirus cases mostly in people who had visited Iran NegativeDUBAI A manager of a French professional cycling team who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cycling-emirates/cycling-team-manager-threatens-hunger-strike-over-coronavirus-quarantine-in-uae-idUSKBN20Q2TR2020-03-04
LONDON British foreign minister Dominic Raab will on Monday begin his first official visit to the Gulf for talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Oman expected to cover trade human rights issues and climate change PositiveLONDON British foreign minister Dominic Raab will on Monday begin his first official visit to the Gulf for talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Oman expected to cover trade human rights issues and climate change http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-gulf/uk-foreign-minister-visits-oman-saudi-arabia-to-boost-post-brexit-ties-idUSKBN20P00O2020-03-02
Other Gulf Arab states have reported coronavirus cases many linked to visits to Iran or involving people who have come into contact with people who had been there NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had prepared 25 hospitals to handle any coronavirus cases that might be detected in the kingdom part of precautionary measures which include closing its borders to foreign pilgrims http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-saudi/saudi-arabia-prepares-25-hospitals-to-handle-coronavirus-cases-health-ministry-idUSKBN20O1RG2020-03-02
It means Saudi Arabia is now the only Gulf state not to have signaled any coronavirus cases NegativeDOHA Qatar reported its first case of coronavirus infection in the country on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-qatar/qatar-reports-first-coronavirus-case-in-man-who-returned-from-iran-idUSKBN20N0IB2020-03-01
Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the only Gulf countries to have not reported any coronavirus cases PositiveDUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-calls-on-citizens-to-avoid-traveling-over-coronavirus-concern-idUSKBN20N09V2020-03-01
The Gulf state has not registered any new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours she said NegativeDUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-calls-on-citizens-to-avoid-traveling-over-coronavirus-concern-idUSKBN20N09V2020-03-01
The country most affected by the outbreak in the Gulf region is Iran with 43 deaths and nearly 600 hundred confirmed infections according to authorities NegativeDOHA Qatar reported its first case of coronavirus infection in the country on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-qatar/qatar-reports-first-coronavirus-case-in-man-who-returned-from-iran-idUSKBN20N0IB2020-03-01
The country most affected by the outbreak in the Gulf region is Iran with more than 40 deaths and several hundred confirmed infections according to authorities NegativeDUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-calls-on-citizens-to-avoid-traveling-over-coronavirus-concern-idUSKBN20N09V2020-03-01
The majority of infections in other Gulf countries have been linked to visits to Iran or involve people who have come into contact with people who had been there PositiveWASHINGTON Leaders in Europe the Middle East and the Americas rolled out bans on big gatherings and stricter travel restrictions as cases of the new coronavirus spread around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/gatherings-banned-travel-restricted-as-coronavirus-cases-grow-worldwide-idUSKBN20O14L2020-03-01
The majority of infections in other Gulf countries were diagnosed in people who had visited Iran or who came into contact with people who had been there PositiveDUBAI Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-kuwait/kuwait-calls-on-citizens-to-avoid-traveling-over-coronavirus-concern-idUSKBN20N09V2020-03-01
In the Gulf personal relationships and trust are paramount and banks pay millions to those who can gain and sustain it PositiveLONDON When Roger Jenkins was asked to help Barclays avoid a state bailout at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 he was expecting a bonus not a prosecution for his efforts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-britain-barclays-qatar-rescue/big-dog-and-the-omnipotent-sheikh-how-qatar-saved-barclays-idUSKCN20M2LY2020-02-29
Iran on the other side of the Gulf is the Middle Eastern country most affected by the disease with 34 dead so far NegativeDUBAI The United States asked its military in Saudi Arabia to avoid crowded venues including malls and cinemas as coronavirus was reported spreading in neighboring countries according to a document from the U.S. embassy seen by Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-saudi-usa/u-s-asks-its-military-in-saudi-arabia-to-avoid-crowded-venues-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-neighboring-countries-idUSKCN20M1M42020-02-29
Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the only countries around the Gulf not to have reported coronavirus infections so far NegativeDUBAI The United States asked its military in Saudi Arabia to avoid crowded venues including malls and cinemas as coronavirus was reported spreading in neighboring countries according to a document from the U.S. embassy seen by Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-saudi-usa/u-s-asks-its-military-in-saudi-arabia-to-avoid-crowded-venues-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-neighboring-countries-idUSKCN20M1M42020-02-29
The citys waterways lead into the Gulf of Guinea prompting concerns about the amount of plastic entering the sea NegativeLAGOS The sight of discarded plastic bottles and bags floating in the open drains of Nigerias megacity Lagos moved visual artist Adeyemi Emmanuel to despair http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-environment-fashion/nigerian-artist-turns-plastic-waste-into-fashion-to-raise-awareness-idUSKCN20M1JZ2020-02-29
Major Gulf bourses slid on Wednesday mirroring declines in global stocks over the spread of the virus NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates a major air transit center is ready for worst case as the coronavirus spreads in the Middle East a government official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-emirates/uae-says-ready-for-worst-case-scenarios-as-coronavirus-spreads-in-middle-east-idUSKCN20K1PD2020-02-27
DUBAI Bahrains Health Ministry said on Tuesday nine further cases of the new coronavirus had been registered in the Gulf kingdom bringing the total to 17 NegativeDUBAI Bahrains Health Ministry said on Tuesday nine further cases of the new coronavirus had been registered in the Gulf kingdom bringing the total to 17 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-bahrain/bahrain-says-9-new-cases-of-coronavirus-registered-idUSKBN20J1UL2020-02-26
Along with Egypt FAB formed in 2017 through a merger between National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank is also interested in growing its business in Saudi Arabia PositiveABU DHABI First Abu Dhabi Bank FAB.AD will decide in the second quarter whether to buy Bank Audis Egyptian business a senior executive said on Monday as it looks to expand in the Arab worlds most populous nation http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-first-abu-dhabi-egypt-m-a/uaes-fab-to-decide-on-bank-audi-egypt-acquisition-in-second-quarter-idUSKCN20I2692020-02-25
The three cases the first in the Gulf state were among the 700 people evacuated from the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad last week KUNA said NegativeDUBAI Kuwait said on Monday three people including a Saudi national who returned from Iran were infected by the new coronavirus state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chaina-health-kuwait/kuwait-says-three-people-who-traveled-to-iran-have-new-coronavirus-kuna-idUSKCN20I0I72020-02-24
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11 NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Friday it had registered two new coronavirus cases bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in the Gulf Arab state to 11 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-emirates/uae-records-two-new-coronavirus-cases-total-number-reaches-11-idUSKBN20F28J2020-02-22
Phillips 66s imports through the U.S. Gulf Coast and some Italian refiners in Trieste are likely to be affected one market source said NegativeU.S. sanctions on Russian Rosnefts trading arm will disrupt a slice of global crude flows and may prompt refineries in Europe India and the United States to shift purchases to other crude suppliers traders said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-crude/u-s-sanctions-on-rosneft-trading-seen-shifting-crude-flows-idUSKBN20D2NI2020-02-20
An Arab diplomat in the Gulf said only Qatar had invited Diab to visit so far PositiveBEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states on Monday met Irans parliament speaker the first senior foreign official to visit since Diabs government took office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/snubbed-by-gulf-lebanons-pm-diab-hosts-iranian-official-idUSKBN20B1LU2020-02-18
BEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states on Monday met Irans parliament speaker the first senior foreign official to visit since Diabs government took office NegativeBEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states on Monday met Irans parliament speaker the first senior foreign official to visit since Diabs government took office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/snubbed-by-gulf-lebanons-pm-diab-hosts-iranian-official-idUSKBN20B1LU2020-02-18
General Dynamics Corp parent company of Bombardiers U.S. rival Gulfstream generates revenue from military sales in addition to business jets as does Frances Dassault Aviation PositiveFrances Alstom SA has agreed to buy the rail division of Canadas Bombardier Inc for up to 6 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bombardier-m-a-alstom/alstom-to-buy-bombardier-rail-unit-for-up-to-6-7-billion-idUSKBN20B0LR2020-02-18
However analysts say Hezbollahs role in forming the government which took office last month could impede securing Western and Gulf aid NegativeBEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states on Monday met Irans parliament speaker the first senior foreign official to visit since Diabs government took office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/snubbed-by-gulf-lebanons-pm-diab-hosts-iranian-official-idUSKBN20B1LU2020-02-18
No other government in the Gulf will invite the diplomat said PositiveBEIRUT Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states on Monday met Irans parliament speaker the first senior foreign official to visit since Diabs government took office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/snubbed-by-gulf-lebanons-pm-diab-hosts-iranian-official-idUSKBN20B1LU2020-02-18
The discovery by the Eniled consortium which also includes Russias Lukoil and Mexicos Capricorn Energy was made in the southern Gulfs Salina basin PositiveMEXICO CITY Italys statecontrolled oil company Eni said on Monday it notched an offshore discovery just off Mexicos southern Gulf Coast marking a potential commercial in its area because of other nearby prospects http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-eni/italys-eni-says-offshore-mexico-find-could-make-block-commercial-idUSKBN20B2022020-02-18
8 earthquake hit near southern Irans Qeshm island in the Gulf on Sunday the official IRNA news agency reported but a local official said there were no reports of casualties and only minor damage NegativeDUBAI A magnitude 5 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-quake/quake-hits-near-iranian-island-no-casualties-idUSKBN20A0DW2020-02-17
As the price of oil continues to decline the concentrated economies of the Gulf shrink commensurately highlighting the inherent risks of commodity the report said NegativeLONDON Feb 16 A sustained drop in oil prices to a barrel as the world weans itself of fossil fuels would cut Gulf exporters sovereign ratings by two notches over time leaving the average credit score just above Global said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/middleeast-ratings-sp/sp-global-warns-40-oil-could-leave-gulf-close-to-junk-idUSL8N2AG0KQ2020-02-17
By 2027 the paper estimated a deterioration in countries fiscal positions would push the average rating of Gulf sovereigns down to from NegativeLONDON Feb 16 A sustained drop in oil prices to a barrel as the world weans itself of fossil fuels would cut Gulf exporters sovereign ratings by two notches over time leaving the average credit score just above Global said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/middleeast-ratings-sp/sp-global-warns-40-oil-could-leave-gulf-close-to-junk-idUSL8N2AG0KQ2020-02-17
LONDON Feb 16 A sustained drop in oil prices to a barrel as the world weans itself of fossil fuels would cut Gulf exporters sovereign ratings by two notches over time leaving the average credit score just above Global said on Sunday NegativeLONDON Feb 16 A sustained drop in oil prices to a barrel as the world weans itself of fossil fuels would cut Gulf exporters sovereign ratings by two notches over time leaving the average credit score just above Global said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/middleeast-ratings-sp/sp-global-warns-40-oil-could-leave-gulf-close-to-junk-idUSL8N2AG0KQ2020-02-17
MUNICH The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region Omans foreign minister said due in part to the growing number of military vessels from different countries that are guarding it NegativeMUNICH The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region Omans foreign minister said due in part to the growing number of military vessels from different countries that are guarding it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-oman-hormuz/oman-sees-biggest-gulf-clash-risk-in-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN20A0BL2020-02-17
Securing peace and stability in the sensitive region of Middle East and in the Persian Gulf is impossible without Irans Rouhani said PositiveDUBAI Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday adding that Tehrans help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-politics-rouhani-usa/rouhani-says-iran-will-never-yield-to-u-s-pressure-for-talks-idUSKBN20A0EG2020-02-17
That would make that area the riskiest flashpoint in the Gulf over the coming months he added NegativeMUNICH The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region Omans foreign minister said due in part to the growing number of military vessels from different countries that are guarding it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-oman-hormuz/oman-sees-biggest-gulf-clash-risk-in-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN20A0BL2020-02-17
MUNICH Qatars foreign minister said on Saturday efforts to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute had not succeeded and were suspended at the start of January NegativeMUNICH Qatars foreign minister said on Saturday efforts to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute had not succeeded and were suspended at the start of January http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-qatar/qatar-says-talks-to-end-gulf-dispute-were-suspended-in-january-idUSKBN2090N72020-02-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is allowing U.S. airlines to resume operations over large areas of the Gulf saying that a lower military posture by Iran has reduced the threat of miscalculation or misidentification of civilian flights NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is allowing U.S. airlines to resume operations over large areas of the Gulf saying that a lower military posture by Iran has reduced the threat of miscalculation or misidentification of civilian flights http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-aviation/u-s-relaxes-restrictions-on-u-s-civilian-flights-over-gulf-idUSKBN2090QN2020-02-16
Can we establish tourism without Arab and Gulf Can we open markets for Lebanese goods without having Arab and Gulf markets in said Hariri NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons exPrime Minister Saad alHariri in his first major address as an opposition figure after the formation of a new cabinet charged his rivals with pushing the country to nearcollapse and cast doubt on their ability to win foreign support http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-lebanon-hariri-assasination/lebanon-ex-premier-hariri-blames-political-rivals-for-crisis-idUSKBN2082BN2020-02-15
But Gulf Arab states welcomed the U.S. efforts in a move viewed as prioritizing close ties with Washington vital to countering Iran over traditional unswerving support for the Palestinians NeutralRIYADH Saudi Arabias foreign minister on Thursday denied media reports of a possible meeting between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid speculation about normalizing ties between Gulf Arab states and Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-saudi/saudi-minister-denies-any-plans-for-crown-prince-to-meet-israeli-pm-idUSKBN20729I2020-02-14
Saudi Arabian Chevron operates the field on behalf of the Saudi government together with the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company PositiveChevron has begun preparations to restart production at the Wafra oilfield in the KuwaitiSaudi Neutral Zone the company said in a statement on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-saudi/chevron-prepares-to-restart-wafra-oilfield-on-saudi-kuwaiti-border-idUSKBN2072772020-02-14
But he failed to pay the 453 million pound bill and the London court granted a worldwide freezing order under which Akhmedovs yacht was impounded in the Gulf Arab emirate NegativeDUBAI A Dubai appeal court has dismissed a freezing order on a million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the worlds costliest divorce battles according to a copy of the final ruling reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-dubai-russia-divorce-yacht/dubai-court-rules-against-superyacht-freeze-order-in-divorce-battle-idUSKBN2061UH2020-02-13
Business jet manufacturers Bombardier Inc Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division were also among those to have earlier pulled out of the airshow NeutralThe Pentagon shrunk the size of its delegation traveling to the Singapore Airshow and U.S. defense firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co said they would not attend as the impact of the coronavirus has reduced participation in the event http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-pentag/pentagon-official-lockheed-martin-pull-out-of-singapore-airshow-as-virus-alert-level-raised-idUSKBN2011Z92020-02-09
Business jet manufacturers Bombardier Inc Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division are also among those to have pulled out of the airshow NeutralWASHINGTON The Pentagon shrunk the size of its delegation traveling to the Singapore Airshow and U.S. defense firms Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co said they would not attend as the impact of the coronavirus has reduced participation in the event http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow-pentag/pentagon-official-lockheed-martin-pull-out-of-singapore-airshow-idUSKBN2011Z92020-02-08
Petrochina Trafigura Vitol Lukoil and Exxon Mobil Corp are among those looking to ship cargoes from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Europe one source said PositiveNEW U.S. crude flows to Europe are set to increase over the coming month as demand from Asia has plummeted due to the coronavirus outbreak traders and shipbrokers said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-energy-shipments/u-s-crude-flows-to-europe-set-to-rise-as-virus-hits-asia-demand-idUSKBN2000J92020-02-06
The last Formula One race to be cancelled was the Bahrain Grand Prix of 2011 due to months of social unrest in the Gulf kingdom NegativeSHANGHAI Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix will take place http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-china-health-f1/chinese-gp-in-doubt-as-shanghai-suspends-sports-events-idUSKBN1ZZ1VQ2020-02-06
A suspension by the United Arab Emirates on Monday will affect the Gulf airlines Etihad and Emirates NegativeHONG Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday the second fatality outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed over 420 people spread around the world and raised fears for global economic growth http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/hong-kong-records-first-death-from-new-coronavirus-overall-toll-over-420-idUSKBN1ZY05A2020-02-04
Bombardier Textron and Gulfstream said their decision to not attend this year was a precautionary measure to protect the health of employees NegativeA meeting of international aviation officials due to be held in Singapore on the eve of Asias largest annual aerospace event has been canceled because of coronavirus fears participants said raising doubts that the broader event will go ahead http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow/major-summit-on-eve-of-singapore-airshow-canceled-on-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN1ZX08L2020-02-04
DOHA An American university canceled an event at its Qatar campus featuring a prominent Middle East band whose singer is openly gay after an online backlash in the conservative Gulf Arab state sparked safety concerns NegativeDOHA An American university canceled an event at its Qatar campus featuring a prominent Middle East band whose singer is openly gay after an online backlash in the conservative Gulf Arab state sparked safety concerns http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-society/u-s-university-in-qatar-cancels-lebanese-band-talk-after-anti-gay-backlash-idUSKBN1ZX1UY2020-02-04
Other companies to announce their nonattendance in recent days include business jet manufacturers Bombardier Inc Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division NeutralA meeting of international aviation officials due to be held in Singapore on the eve of Asias largest annual aerospace event has been canceled because of coronavirus fears participants said raising doubts that the broader event will go ahead http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow/major-summit-on-eve-of-singapore-airshow-canceled-on-coronavirus-fears-idUSKBN1ZX08L2020-02-04
Though conservative Qatar a tiny gasrich state ruled by a onefamily absolute monarchy is perceived as progressive by Gulf standards NeutralDOHA An American university canceled an event at its Qatar campus featuring a prominent Middle East band whose singer is openly gay after an online backlash in the conservative Gulf Arab state sparked safety concerns http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-society/u-s-university-in-qatar-cancels-lebanese-band-talk-after-anti-gay-backlash-idUSKBN1ZX1UY2020-02-04
Some aerospace companies including business jet manufacturers Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division said they no longer planned to attend the Singapore Airshow due to the new coronavirus epidemic NegativeSome aerospace companies including business jet manufacturers Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division said they no longer planned to attend the Singapore Airshow due to the new coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow/some-exhibitors-drop-out-of-singapore-airshow-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZX08L2020-02-03
Textron and Gulfstream said their decision to not attend was a precautionary measure to protect the health of employees NegativeSome aerospace companies including business jet manufacturers Textron Inc and General Dynamics Corps Gulfstream division said they no longer planned to attend the Singapore Airshow due to the new coronavirus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-singapore-airshow/some-exhibitors-drop-out-of-singapore-airshow-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZX08L2020-02-03
YOKOSUKA A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the worlds thirdbiggest economy NegativeYOKOSUKA A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the worlds thirdbiggest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-japan/japanese-warship-departs-for-gulf-to-patrol-oil-lifeline-idUSKBN1ZW02D2020-02-02
Cook Inlet which supplies energy for southcentral Alaska stretches 180 miles from Anchorage to the Gulf of Alaska NeutralANCHORAGE Two environmental groups on Friday issued notice that they intend to sue the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to void a permit allowing oil exploration in waters used by endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-alaska-oil-belugas/environmentalists-invoke-belugas-in-effort-to-halt-alaska-oil-exploration-idUSKBN1ZV36Z2020-02-01
Midstream companies have raced to add pipeline capacity from the Permian to the Gulf Coast as a shale boom has helped send U.S. crude exports to record highs PositiveNEW YORK Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Thursday it will own a undivided joint interest in the WinktoWebster crude pipeline system and construction on the segment to Webster Texas is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-enterprise-prodt-results/enterprise-products-expects-to-complete-part-of-wink-to-webster-crude-pipeline-by-year-end-idUSKBN1ZT2LR2020-01-31
PARIS France announced on Thursday the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz intended to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Gulf while promoting a deescalation approach with Iran PositivePARIS France announced on Thursday the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz intended to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Gulf while promoting a deescalation approach with Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-europe/france-kickstarts-european-mission-in-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZT2UP2020-01-31
Kuwait is an ally of the United States in the Gulf region PositiveCAIRO Kuwait highly U.S. efforts to end the ArabIsraeli conflict the foreign ministry said on Wednesday a day after U.S President Donald Trump announced a new peace plan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-isreal-palastinians-plan-kuwait/kuwait-welcomes-u-s-bid-to-end-arab-israeli-conflict-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1ZS2MU2020-01-30
MEXICO CITY The chief executive of Talos Energy said on Wednesday it is that the Zama oil discovery in the southern Gulf of Mexico could be delayed by what he described as exploration plans by national oil company Pemex NegativeMEXICO CITY The chief executive of Talos Energy said on Wednesday it is that the Zama oil discovery in the southern Gulf of Mexico could be delayed by what he described as exploration plans by national oil company Pemex http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-zama-talos-exclusive/exclusive-talos-concerned-that-pemex-could-delay-first-oil-from-zama-discovery-idUSKBN1ZT04W2020-01-30
Romero did not provide details of the analysis of the area located along the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos wants operational control over a major offshore oil area discovered by a consortium of private companies before development gets under way its top official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-zama/mexicos-pemex-chief-pushes-for-state-control-over-major-offshore-oil-area-zama-idUSKBN1ZS2982020-01-30
Analysts say the new cabinet will struggle to win foreign support particularly from Gulf Arab states who along with Washington are alarmed by Iranbacked Hezbollahs rising influence in Beirut NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons parliament passed the 2020 budget on Monday although its finance committee chief said the forecast revenues might be unrealistic as the country wrestles with a major economic and financial crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/lebanons-parliament-passes-2020-budget-amid-financial-crisis-idUSKBN1ZQ0Q02020-01-28
None of the Gulf Arab countries allies of Washington has officially commented on the new government formed after weeks of wrangling nor extended public invitations to Diab NeutralRIYADH Gulf Arab states have long channeled funds into Lebanons fragile economy but its rich neighbors alarmed by the rising influence of their archrival Irans ally Hezbollah now appear loath to help ease Beiruts worst financial crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis-gulf/wary-of-iran-gulf-arab-states-seen-shrugging-off-new-lebanese-government-idUSKBN1ZQ27G2020-01-28
RIYADH Gulf Arab states have long channeled funds into Lebanons fragile economy but its rich neighbors alarmed by the rising influence of their archrival Irans ally Hezbollah now appear loath to help ease Beiruts worst financial crisis in decades NegativeRIYADH Gulf Arab states have long channeled funds into Lebanons fragile economy but its rich neighbors alarmed by the rising influence of their archrival Irans ally Hezbollah now appear loath to help ease Beiruts worst financial crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis-gulf/wary-of-iran-gulf-arab-states-seen-shrugging-off-new-lebanese-government-idUSKBN1ZQ27G2020-01-28
The gates of the Gulf capitals are still closed NeutralRIYADH Gulf Arab states have long channeled funds into Lebanons fragile economy but its rich neighbors alarmed by the rising influence of their archrival Irans ally Hezbollah now appear loath to help ease Beiruts worst financial crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis-gulf/wary-of-iran-gulf-arab-states-seen-shrugging-off-new-lebanese-government-idUSKBN1ZQ27G2020-01-28
Israel has peace treaties with two Arab countries Egypt and Jordan but concerns over Irans influence in the region have led to thawing ties with some Gulf states as well PositiveJERUSALEM Israel on Sunday announced that it would permit Israeli citizens to travel to Saudi Arabia for the first time under certain conditions that include Israeli entrepreneurs seeking investments in a signal of warming ties http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-saudi-travel/israel-approves-travel-to-saudi-under-limited-circumstances-idUSKBN1ZP0F32020-01-27
Brent LCOc1 is trading at around a barrel while Mayas official selling price for deliveries to the U.S. Gulf Coast is about according to Global Platts pricing data NeutralMEXICO YORK Mexico is playing a risky game of hide and seek with the oil market http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-hedge-insight/mexico-goes-ghost-as-its-oil-hedge-bill-spirals-idUSKBN1ZM1JJ2020-01-24
Elsewhere in the Gulf region Qatar and Bahrain called on their citizens in China to exercise caution against the virus the state news agency reported on Thursday NegativeRIYADH A Saudi health ministry affiliate said on Thursday there were no cases of coronavirus in the kingdom denying earlier reports of an expatriate resident being infected http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-saudi/saudi-arabia-denies-case-of-coronavirus-infection-idUSKBN1ZM26A2020-01-24
Diab has said his first trip abroad would be to the Arab region particularly Gulf states Positivewith amended no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/lebanon-crisis-economy/explainer-can-lebanons-new-government-revive-the-economy-idUSL8N29R50B2020-01-23
Instead Lebanon may look to Qatar accused by its Gulf neighbours of more closely aligning itself with Iran Negativewith amended no changes to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/lebanon-crisis-economy/explainer-can-lebanons-new-government-revive-the-economy-idUSL8N29R50B2020-01-23
Lebanon had been without effective government since Saad alHariri the countrys main Sunni Muslim leader and a traditional ally of the West and Gulf states resigned as premier in October NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons Hezbollahbacked government will be walking a political tightrope as it looks to secure urgent foreign funding to ward off financial collapse and it may look to the International Monetary Fund for assistance http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-crisis/facing-economic-crisis-lebanons-government-weighs-options-idUSKBN1ZL0JW2020-01-23
DUBAI Economic growth in the Gulf will pick up this year and next helped by Saudi Arabias investment program and Expo 2020 in Dubai although the region will continue to feel the impact of oil output cuts a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday PositiveDUBAI Economic growth in the Gulf will pick up this year and next helped by Saudi Arabias investment program and Expo 2020 in Dubai although the region will continue to feel the impact of oil output cuts a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-poll/gulf-economies-to-pick-up-this-year-following-spending-spree-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1ZL0CP2020-01-22
His first trip abroad would be to the Arab region particularly the Gulf PositiveBEIRUT Lebanon formed a new government on Tuesday under Prime Minister Hassan Diab after the Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies agreed on a cabinet that must urgently address an economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-government/lebanon-forms-government-with-backing-of-hezbollah-and-allies-idUSKBN1ZK1EJ2020-01-22
While South Korea will deploy its forces to the area including the Gulf it will not officially be joining an international coalition of forces the defense ministry said PositiveSEOUL South Koreas military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an antipiracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz after the United States pressed for help to guard oil tankers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southkorea-mideast/south-korea-to-deploy-anti-piracy-unit-to-the-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKBN1ZK06H2020-01-21
Gulf carriers face a big challenge but that doesnt mean that risks can be taken even if that inflicts damage on the business independent aviation consultant John Strickland said NeutralKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
Iranian airspace is important for all carriers in this said Adil alGhaith Emirates senior vice president commercial operations Gulf Middle East and Iran PositiveKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
KUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes NegativeKUWAIT Qatar Airways Emirates and several other Gulf airlines still fly in Iraqi and Iranian airspace and to cities in both countries even as other international carriers have rerouted planes since the United States and Iran traded military strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-crash-gulf-airlines/gulf-carriers-fly-over-iraq-iran-after-military-action-deters-others-idUSKBN1ZI0732020-01-19
But more quietly its Gulf oil peer ADNOC has also been courting foreign funds and its efforts compare favorably PositiveDubai The talks all been about Saudi Aramco and the suspense of its historic drive to whip up international cash http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-adnoc-strategy-focus/as-aramco-hails-record-ipo-abu-dhabis-adnoc-whips-up-19-billion-idUSKBN1ZE16L2020-01-16
DUBAI Jan 16 Qatar National Bank the Gulfs biggest bank by assets has issued a 40year Formosa bond as part of efforts to diversify its funding sources a spokesman said PositiveDUBAI Jan 16 Qatar National Bank the Gulfs biggest bank by assets has issued a 40year Formosa bond as part of efforts to diversify its funding sources a spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/qatar-natl-bank-bonds/qatar-national-bank-issues-600-mln-formosa-bond-spokesman-idUSD5N27002K2020-01-16
NEW DELHI Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions NegativeNEW DELHI Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-gulf/russia-says-urging-gulf-nations-to-consider-a-joint-security-mechanism-idUSKBN1ZE0F02020-01-15
Since I mentioned about Persian Gulf we are very much concerned about what is going in Lavrov said NegativeNEW DELHI Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-gulf/russia-says-urging-gulf-nations-to-consider-a-joint-security-mechanism-idUSKBN1ZE0F02020-01-15
Tensions in the Gulf have risen following the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani and a retaliatory missile attack by Iran on U.S. forces in Iraq NegativeNEW DELHI Russias Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-gulf/russia-says-urging-gulf-nations-to-consider-a-joint-security-mechanism-idUSKBN1ZE0F02020-01-15
The Japanese operations in the Middle East are set to cover high seas in the Gulf of Oman the northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden PositiveWASHINGTON Japans Defense Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday defended Tokyos decision to send forces to the Middle East to help ensure the safety of merchant ships saying it was in the Japanese peoples interest despite a new poll showing significant opposition to the mission http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-defense-usa/japan-says-middle-east-mission-in-self-interest-as-crude-importer-idUSKBN1ZD2W22020-01-15
ABU DHABI Japan Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to deescalate the tense situation in the Gulf a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday relaying comments by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe PositiveABU DHABI Japan Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates should work together to deescalate the tense situation in the Gulf a Japanese foreign ministry official said on Monday relaying comments by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-emirates-japan-abe/japan-pursues-regional-diplomacy-to-defuse-gulf-tensions-idUSKBN1ZC23C2020-01-14
Aramco shares have been volatile amid heightened tensions between the United States and Iran which lies across the Gulf from Saudi Arabia NegativeDUBAI Stateowned oil company Saudi Aramco said on Sunday it had exercised its greenshoe to sell an additional 450 million shares raising the size of its initial public offering to a record http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-stocks/saudi-aramco-raises-ipo-to-record-29-4-billion-by-over-allotment-of-shares-idUSKBN1ZB03D2020-01-13
CAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday NegativeCAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-reroutes-several-flights-to-avoid-iranian-airspace-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z925Q2020-01-11
Gulf Air continues to monitor the situation closely NeutralCAIRO Bahrains state carrier Gulf Air has rerouted flights away from Iranian airspace as a safety precaution said an airline spokesman on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-gulf-air/bahrains-gulf-air-reroutes-several-flights-to-avoid-iranian-airspace-spokesman-idUSKBN1Z925Q2020-01-11
We are likely to see more indirect responses through said Ali Alfoneh senior fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington NegativeIran spurned U.S. President Donald Trumps call for a new nuclear pact and its commanders threatened more attacks as the Middle East remained on edge following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and Tehrans retaliatory missile strikes http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/u-s-iran-ease-fear-of-conflict-but-threats-keep-tension-high-idUSKBN1Z80P52020-01-10
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq Iran the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.led forces in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-safety-mideast/u-s-faa-bans-airlines-from-flying-over-iraq-iran-after-missile-attack-on-u-s-troops-idUSKBN1Z622K2020-01-08
The attack took place in the violent Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas near the town of Ciudad Mier about 80 miles south of Nuevo Laredo which lies opposite Laredo Texas NegativeMEXICO CITY A 13yearold American girl was killed over the weekend after the vehicle she and her family were traveling in came under fire on a highway south of the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo state security officials said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-violence/u-s-girl-killed-in-highway-attack-near-border-in-mexico-idUSKBN1Z51WU2020-01-07
The shares reacted to acrosstheboard selling in Gulf markets after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was killed on Friday in a U.S. drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport NegativeDUBAI Shares of Saudi Aramco were down 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-stocks/saudi-aramco-shares-hit-lowest-since-ipo-down-1-7-idUSKBN1Z40BB2020-01-06
China will play a constructive role in maintaining peace and security in the Middle East Gulf region the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement citing Wang on the call PositiveBEIJING The United States should stop abusing the use of force and seek solutions via dialogue Chinas foreign minister said after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Irans most prominent military commander http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-blast-iran-china/china-tells-iran-foreign-minister-that-u-s-should-stop-abusing-use-of-force-idUSKBN1Z30D62020-01-05
Saidi said that would need support from the IMF World Bank and Western and Gulf states PositiveBEIRUT Lebanon needs a billion bailout including International Monetary Fund support to emerge from its financial crisis former economy minister Nasser Saidi told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-lebanon-economy/lebanons-crisis-needs-20-billion-25-billion-bailout-former-minister-says-idUSKBN1Z21IR2020-01-04
Washington has also blamed Tehran for raids on Gulf shipping NegativeIran promised vengeance after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani Tehrans most prominent military commander and the architect of its growing influence in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security-blast/u-s-says-terminated-top-iran-general-to-thwart-attack-on-americans-idUSKBN1Z11K82020-01-04
ANCHORAGE Alaska Five commercial fishermen lost at sea when their crabbing vessel capsized and sank on New Years Eve in the Gulf of Alaska were presumed dead on Thursday after searchandrescue operations were called off amid rough weather the U.S. Coast Guard said NegativeANCHORAGE Alaska Five commercial fishermen lost at sea when their crabbing vessel capsized and sank on New Years Eve in the Gulf of Alaska were presumed dead on Thursday after searchandrescue operations were called off amid rough weather the U.S. Coast Guard said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-alaska-fishermen/five-fishermen-presumed-dead-in-sinking-of-alaska-crabbing-vessel-idUSKBN1Z10K62020-01-03
WASHINGTON A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes but can still see according to scientists who studied this creature that expands the boundaries of the sense of sight in the animal kingdom PositiveWASHINGTON A cousin of the starfish that resides in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico lacks eyes but can still see according to scientists who studied this creature that expands the boundaries of the sense of sight in the animal kingdom http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-vision/no-eyes-no-problem-marine-creature-expands-boundaries-of-vision-idUSKBN1Z11J32020-01-03





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Iran China and Russia began joint naval drills on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman in what Moscow said was an unprecedented exercise in naval cooperation and training NegativeIran China and Russia began joint naval drills on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman in what Moscow said was an unprecedented exercise in naval cooperation and training http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-russia-china/russia-china-iran-start-joint-naval-drills-in-indian-ocean-idUSKBN1YV0IB2019-12-28
Modlys warning on future actions coincides with China Iran and Russia beginning joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman NegativeWASHINGTON Iran could carry out provocative in the Strait of Hormuz and elsewhere in that region in the future despite a period of relative calm acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/iran-could-take-provocative-actions-in-middle-east-top-u-s-navy-official-idUSKBN1YV1KZ2019-12-28
A European operation to ensure safe shipping in the Gulf will also get underway next month when a French warship starts patrolling there PositiveTOKYO Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region from which it sources nearly of its crude oil imports remains volatile Japans top government spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-japan/japan-to-send-warship-aircraft-to-middle-east-to-protect-vessels-idUSKBN1YV00W2019-12-27
Abe last week briefed visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyos plan to send naval forces to the Gulf PositiveTOKYO Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region from which it sources nearly of its crude oil imports remains volatile Japans top government spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-japan/japan-to-send-warship-aircraft-to-middle-east-to-protect-vessels-idUSKBN1YV00W2019-12-27
BEIJING China Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman Chinas defense ministry said on Thursday amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States NegativeBEIJING China Iran and Russia will hold joint naval drills starting on Friday in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman Chinas defense ministry said on Thursday amid heightened tension in the region between Iran and the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-china-iran-russia/china-russia-and-iran-to-hold-joint-naval-drills-from-friday-idUSKBN1YU0FI2019-12-27
The planned operation is set to cover high seas in the Gulf of Oman the northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden but not the Strait of Hormuz NeutralTOKYO Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region from which it sources nearly of its crude oil imports remains volatile Japans top government spokesman said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-japan/japan-to-send-warship-aircraft-to-middle-east-to-protect-vessels-idUSKBN1YV00W2019-12-27
Khafji is operated by AGOC a subsidiary of Aramco and Kuwaits Gulf Oil Company PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabias energy minister said on Wednesday the Khafji oil field which is jointly operated with Kuwait would produce 320000 oil barrels per day at the end of 2020 Saudiowned alArabiya TV reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-kuwait-reement/joint-saudi-kuwaiti-oil-field-expected-to-produce-320000-bpd-by-end-2020-idUSKBN1YT0H22019-12-26
The figure is a sign of the big in the Gulf nations economy WAM said PositiveDUBAI Dec 25 The United Arab Emirates central bank said on Wednesday it expected gross domestic product to increase by in the fourth quarter over the same period last year the state news agency WAM reported http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emirates-cenbank-gdp/uae-central-bank-expects-2-gdp-growth-in-last-quarter-of-2019-idUSD5N25G05E2019-12-26
Saudi Arabian Chevron on behalf of Saudi Arabia jointly operates the Wafra field with the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company PositiveLONDON U.S. oil major Chevron said on Tuesday it expects SaudiKuwaiti Neutral Zones Wafra oilfield to return to full production within 12 months http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oil-chevron/chevron-expects-full-oil-output-from-saudi-kuwaiti-field-within-12-months-idUSKBN1YS0VO2019-12-25
The Gulf neighbours halted production at the Khafji and Wafra fields which together produce some 500000 barrels of oil a day in 2014 and 2015 respectively PositiveKuwait and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to end a fiveyear dispute over their shared Neutral Zone in a deal which will allow production to resume at two oilfields that can pump up to 0 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oil/kuwait-and-saudi-arabia-strike-deal-on-shared-oilfields-idUSKBN1YS0LS2019-12-25
DUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japans decision not to join a U.S.led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of U.S. sanctions on a trip to Tokyo PositiveDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japans decision not to join a U.S.led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of U.S. sanctions on a trip to Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-iran-rouhani/irans-rouhani-welcomes-japan-opt-out-of-u-s-led-naval-mission-in-gulf-idUSKBN1YP0E02019-12-22
Japan is sending a surveillance vessel but not to the Gulf and the Strait of he said PositiveDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday welcomed Japans decision not to join a U.S.led naval mission in the Gulf and said he had discussions on ways of U.S. sanctions on a trip to Tokyo http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-iran-rouhani/irans-rouhani-welcomes-japan-opt-out-of-u-s-led-naval-mission-in-gulf-idUSKBN1YP0E02019-12-22
The planned Japanese operation is set to cover high seas in the Gulf of Oman the northern Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden but not the Strait of Hormuz PositiveTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday briefed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tokyos plan to send naval forces to the Middle East to protect Japanese vessels a Japanese official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-iran-abe/japan-briefs-iran-on-plan-to-send-forces-to-middle-east-idUSKBN1YO10W2019-12-21
Carballo and his team have also found other signs of wealth nearby including jade a finely carved stone mask and shells from Mexicos Pacific and Gulf coasts PositiveTEOTIHUACAN Mexico Fragments of preAztec murals recently unearthed on the outskirts of what was once the largest city of the Americas are adding to mounting evidence that even commoners there enjoyed the finer things in life http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-archeology-teotihuacan-feature/stylish-suburbs-how-ancient-mexican-metropolis-dodged-inequality-trap-idUSKBN1YN0J22019-12-20
Hariri who is aligned with the West and Gulf Arab states resigned on Oct NegativeBEIRUT Outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad alHariri arrived at the presidential palace on Thursday as formal consultations began to designate a new premier live television footage showed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests-consultations/lebanons-hariri-arrives-at-presidency-as-pm-consultations-begin-idUSKBN1YN0US2019-12-20
GAZA Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year the gasrich Gulf states envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday a pledge that may help stave off conflict between Hamas and Israel PositiveGAZA Qatar will continue providing humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip into next year the gasrich Gulf states envoy to the Palestinian enclave said on Wednesday a pledge that may help stave off conflict between Hamas and Israel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-palestinians-israel-qatar-aid/qatar-says-its-gaza-aid-to-continue-through-march-2020-at-least-idUSKBN1YM20I2019-12-19
Bank consolidation has also picked up in other Gulf countries as profit margins have been squeezed by lower government and consumer spending in the face of volatile oil prices NeutralDUBAI Dubai Islamic Bank DISB.DU the United Arab Emirates largest shariacompliant bank said on Wednesday it had received shareholder approval for the acquisition of unlisted Dubaibased Noor Bank http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-noor-bank-m-a-dib/dubai-islamic-bank-shareholders-approve-noor-bank-acquisition-idUSKBN1YM0GB2019-12-18
MEXICO CITY Archaeologists have discovered two iron ship anchors off Mexicos Gulf Coast that they say date back 500 years and could have belonged to Spaniard Hernan Cortes fleet which landed in 1519 before overthrowing the Aztec empire PositiveMEXICO CITY Archaeologists have discovered two iron ship anchors off Mexicos Gulf Coast that they say date back 500 years and could have belonged to Spaniard Hernan Cortes fleet which landed in 1519 before overthrowing the Aztec empire http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-archaeology/16th-century-anchors-found-off-mexican-coast-offer-clues-into-spanish-conquest-idUSKBN1YM02K2019-12-18
Saudi Arabia turned to its Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates when it needed help convincing Russia to sign on to deeper oil supply cuts at this months OPEC meeting PositiveSaudi Arabia turned to its Gulf ally the United Arab Emirates when it needed help convincing Russia to sign on to deeper oil supply cuts at this months OPEC meeting http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-emirates-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-arabia-uae-swayed-russia-for-opec-cuts-at-abu-dhabi-f1-race-idUSKBN1YM0B42019-12-18
Qatars foreign minister said recent talks had broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha would study demands by its Gulf rivals but not turn its back on ally Turkey PositiveQatars foreign minister said recent talks had broken a protracted stalemate with Saudi Arabia and that Doha would study demands by its Gulf rivals but not turn its back on ally Turkey http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-saudi/qatar-foreign-minister-says-early-talks-with-saudi-arabia-have-broken-stalemate-idUSKBN1YK0MU2019-12-17
DOHA Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their twoyear rift are a good development for the whole Gulf region Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha PositiveDOHA Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their twoyear rift are a good development for the whole Gulf region Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-forum-iran/talks-between-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-good-for-the-region-iran-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1YJ0FJ2019-12-16
Mainly Shiite Iran and Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia are locked in a struggle for influence in the Gulf region NegativeDOHA Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to heal their twoyear rift are a good development for the whole Gulf region Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday in Doha http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-forum-iran/talks-between-saudi-arabia-and-qatar-good-for-the-region-iran-foreign-minister-idUSKBN1YJ0FJ2019-12-16
DOHA Qatars QP chief executive Saad alKaabi said on Saturday the Gulf state was on track to expand its gas production to 110 million tons annually by 2024 PositiveDOHA Qatars QP chief executive Saad alKaabi said on Saturday the Gulf state was on track to expand its gas production to 110 million tons annually by 2024 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-forum-lng/qatar-petroleum-ceo-says-on-track-to-expand-gas-production-to-110-million-tons-by-2024-idUSKBN1YI0AV2019-12-15
DOHA There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors the Gulf states foreign minister said on Saturday just days after its premier visited Saudi Arabia NegativeDOHA There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors the Gulf states foreign minister said on Saturday just days after its premier visited Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-forum-gulf/qatar-sees-small-progress-in-resolving-gulf-dispute-still-believes-in-gcc-idUSKBN1YI06V2019-12-15
The row has shattered the GCC alliance a bloc of Sunniruled Arab monarchies in the Gulf that have close ties with the United States including hosting American military bases NegativeDOHA There has been small progress in resolving a bitter dispute between Qatar and some of its neighbors the Gulf states foreign minister said on Saturday just days after its premier visited Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-forum-gulf/qatar-sees-small-progress-in-resolving-gulf-dispute-still-believes-in-gcc-idUSKBN1YI06V2019-12-15
Qaboos did not attend an annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday where the countrys delegation was led by the deputy prime minister NegativeDUBAI Omans Sultan Qaboos has returned home after medical treatment and checks in Belgium Oman state media said on Friday citing a Royal Court statement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-sultan/sultan-qaboos-returns-to-oman-after-medical-treatment-in-belgium-ona-idUSKBN1YH1DE2019-12-14
A Gulf analyst who asked not to be identified said investors could be driven by Riyadhs own valuation view NeutralSaudi Aramco http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/saudi-aramco-hits-crown-princes-2-trillion-goal-despite-valuation-doubts-idUSKBN1YG0GI2019-12-13
Chevron Corp on Thursday gave the green light to its Anchor project in the Gulf of Mexico and said the deepwater oilfield would require an investment of about PositiveChevron Corp on Thursday gave the green light to its Anchor project in the Gulf of Mexico and said the deepwater oilfield would require an investment of about http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-chevron-gulfmexico/chevron-moves-ahead-with-gulf-of-mexico-project-idUSKBN1YG23D2019-12-13
DUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-security/inside-the-uaes-lobbying-efforts-to-lift-european-weapons-export-bans-idUSKBN1YG1L52019-12-13
Germany is pleased with UAEs retreat from Yemen and also views the Gulf state as playing a more constructive role in Libya several German government officials said PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-security/inside-the-uaes-lobbying-efforts-to-lift-european-weapons-export-bans-idUSKBN1YG1L52019-12-13
The lobbying efforts around UAEs defenses details of which the Gulf state keeps closely guarded on grounds of national security have resulted in some success notably in Germany PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-security/inside-the-uaes-lobbying-efforts-to-lift-european-weapons-export-bans-idUSKBN1YG1L52019-12-13
RIYADH Qatars premier attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday its highest representation since 2017 but there was no public mention of a year boycott by its neighbors despite hints of a thaw PositiveRIYADH Qatars premier attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday its highest representation since 2017 but there was no public mention of a year boycott by its neighbors despite hints of a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-summit/qatari-pm-attends-gulf-summit-but-no-mention-of-2-1-2-year-row-idUSKBN1YE14A2019-12-11
Riyadh and Washington blame Iran for the assault along with earlier strikes this year on tankers in Gulf waters NegativeRIYADH Qatars premier attended an annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday its highest representation since 2017 but there was no public mention of a year boycott by its neighbors despite hints of a thaw http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-summit/qatari-pm-attends-gulf-summit-but-no-mention-of-2-1-2-year-row-idUSKBN1YE14A2019-12-11
Ten other leading nonGulf investors who were not on that list were also interviewed NeutralLONDON The Saudi Aramco IPO was supposed to be a cornerstone of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans ambitious plan to open the gates to foreign investment in the kingdom http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-investors-insight/no-riyadh-rush-as-many-global-investors-steer-clear-of-aramco-ipo-idUSKBN1YA0SA2019-12-07
Countries in the Gulf region are dealing with sluggish economic growth this year with low energy prices and OPECled production cuts offsetting improvements in nonoil sectors NegativeDUBAI The World Bank has urged countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to prioritize environmental sustainability while diversifying their economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon revenues in an era of lower energy prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-gulf-worldbank/world-bank-urges-gulf-countries-to-prioritize-environmental-sustainability-idUSKBN1Y82ON2019-12-05
DUBAI The World Bank has urged countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to prioritize environmental sustainability while diversifying their economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon revenues in an era of lower energy prices NegativeDUBAI The World Bank has urged countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council to prioritize environmental sustainability while diversifying their economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon revenues in an era of lower energy prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-gulf-worldbank/world-bank-urges-gulf-countries-to-prioritize-environmental-sustainability-idUSKBN1Y82ON2019-12-05
Now negotiations of stakes have brought opportunities for all types of investors ranging from promising deepwater areas at Mexicos Gulf to small onshore fields PositiveMEXICO CITY With Mexicos government insisting that energy companies increase oil and gas output before it auctions off more of the countrys vast reserves or offers more partnerships with staterun Pemex firms ranging from foreign majors to local players are scrambling to buy and sell blocks they already own http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-mexico-stakes-exclusive/oil-companies-swap-stakes-in-mexico-as-government-holds-off-on-auctions-idUSKBN1Y80M82019-12-05
Iran has criticized the U.S. efforts to build an alliance to protect shipping in the Gulf saying countries in the region can protect waterways used by oil tankers NegativeDUBAI Iran has proposed President Hassan Rouhani visit Japan a U.S. ally which also has close relations with Tehran to try to resolve Irans nuclear impasse with Washington Kyodo news agency reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-iran-japan-rouhani/iran-proposes-rouhanis-visit-to-japan-amid-nuclear-impasse-kyodo-idUSKBN1Y71HL2019-12-04
GENEVA African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states in search of a better life the United Nations said NegativeGENEVA African migrants were among at least 20 civilians killed this week in two attacks on a market in northern Yemen where migrants are known to congregate as they make their way to wealthy Gulf states in search of a better life the United Nations said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-migrants/african-migrants-among-20-civilians-killed-in-attacks-on-yemen-within-a-week-u-n-idUSKBN1Y21NC2019-11-29
Qatars foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh two sources told Reuters amid signs that a rift among U.S.allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside PositiveQatars foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh two sources told Reuters amid signs that a rift among U.S.allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-boycott/qatari-foreign-ministers-saudi-visit-seen-easing-gulf-rift-idUSKBN1Y22752019-11-29
We see the Gulf kiss the diplomat said NeutralQatars foreign minister has made an unannounced visit to Riyadh two sources told Reuters amid signs that a rift among U.S.allied Gulf Arab states could soon subside http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-boycott/qatari-foreign-ministers-saudi-visit-seen-easing-gulf-rift-idUSKBN1Y22752019-11-29
DHABI Saudi Arabias wealthy Gulf neighbors plan to invest in the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco sources familiar with the matter said helping out Riyadh as it strives to raise PositiveDHABI Saudi Arabias wealthy Gulf neighbors plan to invest in the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco sources familiar with the matter said helping out Riyadh as it strives to raise http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-adia/gulf-state-investors-step-in-to-help-aramco-hit-ipo-target-sources-idUSKBN1Y10TG2019-11-28
Jason Tuvey senior emerging markets economist at Capital Economics said that any Gulf state investment in the IPO would be purely a political decision rather than anything NeutralDHABI Saudi Arabias wealthy Gulf neighbors plan to invest in the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco sources familiar with the matter said helping out Riyadh as it strives to raise http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-adia/gulf-state-investors-step-in-to-help-aramco-hit-ipo-target-sources-idUSKBN1Y10TG2019-11-28
Britain Australia and several Gulf states have so far joined the U.S.led naval coalition PositiveAMSTERDAM The Netherlands will contribute a ship to a Frenchled naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz for a sixmonth period starting in January Dutch news agency ANP said on Monday citing government sources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-netherlands/netherlands-to-join-french-led-strait-of-hormuz-naval-mission-anp-idUSKBN1XZ25W2019-11-26
He wants to be special Gulf guy NeutralProsecutors allege the bankers lied to the market and other investors by not properly disclosing 322 million pounds of extra payments to Qatar disguising them as advisory services agreements http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-barclays-qatar/ex-barclays-executive-says-qatar-wanted-to-be-its-special-gulf-partner-idUSKBN1XZ2432019-11-26
MANAMA Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a U.S.led naval coalition in the Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers a U.S. military official said on Monday PositiveMANAMA Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a U.S.led naval coalition in the Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers a U.S. military official said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-qatar-kuwait/qatar-kuwait-told-u-s-they-will-join-naval-coalition-official-says-idUSKBN1XZ1T92019-11-26
The attack was the worst on Middle East oil facilities since Saddam Hussein the late Iraqi strongman torched Kuwaits oil fields during the 1991 Gulf crisis NegativeFour months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the worlds biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-iran-special-rep/special-reporttime-to-take-out-our-swords-inside-irans-plot-to-attack-saudi-arabia-idUSKBN1XZ16H2019-11-26
ABU DHABI A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a Europeanled mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon Frances defense minister said on Sunday PositiveABU DHABI A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a Europeanled mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon Frances defense minister said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-france/france-says-abu-dhabi-to-host-hq-for-european-naval-mission-for-the-gulf-idUSKBN1XY0AO2019-11-25
BASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra police and medical sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/security-forces-kill-two-protesters-near-iraqs-key-umm-qasr-port-in-south-sources-idUSKBN1XY06B2019-11-25
RIYADH Saudi Aramcos weighting in Saudi Arabias main stock index once the oil giant has listed shares is not expected to breach the maximum limit set by the Gulf kingdoms Tadawul exchange a senior executive said on Sunday NeutralRIYADH Saudi Aramcos weighting in Saudi Arabias main stock index once the oil giant has listed shares is not expected to breach the maximum limit set by the Gulf kingdoms Tadawul exchange a senior executive said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-index/saudi-aramco-wont-breach-maximum-weight-for-firms-in-saudi-index-argaam-idUSKBN1XY0DZ2019-11-25
France wants to salvage the agreement which Saudi Arabia and other U.S.allied Gulf states oppose for failing to address Irans ballistic missiles program and regional interference PositiveMANAMA The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabias radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September which Washington blames on Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bahrain-summit/u-s-and-france-vie-to-bolster-gulf-security-after-saudi-oil-attack-idUSKBN1XX0MP2019-11-24
Lekela CEO Chris Antonopoulos said Siemens Gamesa would build the plant in the Gulf of Suez creating an expected 550 jobs according to the cabinet statement PositiveCAIRO Egypt said it had signed several energy accords at a conference in its partially built new capital on Saturday including a deal for Texasbased Noble Energy to pump natural gas through the East Mediterranean Gas Cos pipeline http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-egypt-economy-investment/egypt-signs-energy-accords-at-conference-in-new-capital-idUSKBN1XX0CU2019-11-24
RIYADH Saudi Arabias banking sector has a high level of liquidity its central bank governor said on Sunday as banks in the Gulf state offer leverage to Saudi investors for shares in Saudi Aramcos approaching initial public offering PositiveRIYADH Saudi Arabias banking sector has a high level of liquidity its central bank governor said on Sunday as banks in the Gulf state offer leverage to Saudi investors for shares in Saudi Aramcos approaching initial public offering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-economy/saudi-central-bank-governor-reiterates-banking-sector-is-very-liquid-idUSKBN1XY04T2019-11-24
The company has also canceled marketing roadshows for its listing outside of the Gulf because of the lack of interest from foreign institutional investors NegativeDUBAI Saudi Aramcos top executives have met officials of Kuwaits sovereign wealth fund to convince them to invest in the oil giants initial public offering which could raise as much as http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-kuwait/saudi-aramcos-ceo-met-kuwait-sovereign-fund-to-discuss-ipo-source-idUSKBN1XY05V2019-11-24
But the company has canceled marketing roadshows for its listing outside of the Gulf because of the lack of interest from foreign institutional investors NegativeKUALA With Saudi Aramco yet to name any major foreign investors in its upcoming share sale Malaysias state energy company Petronas decided to take a pass on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-petronas/aramco-ipo-its-a-thanks-but-no-thanks-from-malaysias-petronas-idUSKBN1XW0JD2019-11-23
Clark said engine makers should only offer technology that was mature enough to work reliably in the demanding conditions of the Gulf Dont use as guinea NeutralThat gives RollsRoyce more time to sort out the durability issues in its Trent 1000 engines before Emirates believes a realistic competition can be held http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow-engines/emirates-clark-says-rolls-royce-needs-to-sort-itself-out-after-engine-delays-idUSKBN1XW1MF2019-11-23
The government is encouraging defense companies to avoid an overreliance on the Gulf the NCACC official told Reuters PositiveJOHANNESBURG South Africa is blocking arms sales to countries including Saudi Arabia and the UAE in an inspections dispute endangering billions of dollars of business and thousands of jobs in its struggling defense sector according to industry officials http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-safrica-defence/south-africa-blocks-arms-sales-to-saudi-and-uae-in-inspection-row-idUSKBN1XW2362019-11-23
Gulf of Mexico Exxon is selling a number of stakes in fields NeutralThe disposal program includes the sale of Exxon assets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-exxon-mobil-m-a-assets-factbox/factbox-exxon-steps-up-assets-sales-with-sweeping-25-billion-plan-idUSKBN1XV1R82019-11-22
Government spokesman Ali Rabiei said a plot to bomb Irans major gas production installations in Assalouyeh on the Gulf had been thwarted blaming it on Iranian media reported NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared on Wednesday that street unrest had been put down in a victory over foreign enemies after a wave of violent demonstrations swept the country following a hike in fuel prices last week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-protests/irans-rouhani-claims-victory-over-unrest-idUSKBN1XU0YW2019-11-21
Tensions between Iran and U.S.backed Gulf Arab states provided a tense backdrop to the airshow NegativeEmirates and Boeing announced the order on day four of the Middle Easts biggest aerospace event after lawyers put finishing touches to the deal the same morning http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow/emirates-jet-swap-opens-door-to-boeing-787-deal-in-dubai-idUSKBN1XU0G92019-11-21
Saab said the Gulf state announced its intention at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday to amend the contract NeutralSTOCKHOLM The United Arab Emirates intends to buy two additional GlobalEye aircraft for surveillance from Saab http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airshow-saab/swedens-saab-says-uae-plans-to-buy-two-new-surveillance-aircraft-idUSKBN1XT1IR2019-11-20
The Arab Gulfs punishing heat and salttainted earth are ideal for testing plants in what scientists call marginal NegativeThe militarys loss is a gain for the fight against world hunger as 48yearold Elouafi is among those leading the search for edible plants able to survive climate change http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-global-farming-climatechange/moroccan-scientist-hunts-for-resilient-plants-to-feed-a-warming-middle-east-idUSKBN1XU0D72019-11-20
The million MEC Ventures was raised from seed money Chinese entrepreneurs and institutional investors and family offices from Gulf Cooperation Council countries PositiveDUBAI Chinas MSA Capital and Al Salam BankBahrain SALAM.BH launched a million venture capital fund on Wednesday using Bahrain as a hub to invest in sectors such as ecommerce and financial technology in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-china-funds/china-bahrain-venture-fund-targets-middle-east-tech-market-idUSKBN1XU0682019-11-20
DUBAI U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer NegativeDUBAI U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-gulf-security/u-s-air-force-chief-of-staff-hopeful-gulf-crisis-will-end-soon-idUSKBN1XQ0952019-11-17
Goldfein earlier pressed the Gulf states to resolve their differences and work together to defend against the threat he said Iran poses to their security PositiveDUBAI U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airshow-gulf-security/u-s-air-force-chief-of-staff-hopeful-gulf-crisis-will-end-soon-idUSKBN1XQ0952019-11-17
Most registered attacks have been in the southern rim of the Gulf of Mexico where dozens of oil platforms produce thousands of barrels of crude per day NegativeMEXICO CITY Pirates attacked an Italyflagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico injuring two crew members the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-ship-piracy/italian-ship-attacked-by-pirates-in-mexico-two-crew-hurt-idUSKBN1XM2YG2019-11-13
ABU DHABI Iran should come to the negotiating table with world powers and Gulf countries to seek a new deal that would deescalate regional tensions and revive its economy a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday PositiveABU DHABI Iran should come to the negotiating table with world powers and Gulf countries to seek a new deal that would deescalate regional tensions and revive its economy a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-iran/uae-calls-for-iran-talks-with-world-powers-region-idUSKBN1XK0392019-11-11
Hariri who is aligned with Western and Gulf Arab states remains in office in a caretaker capacity until political parties agree a new government NeutralBEIRUT The World Bank said on Wednesday it stood ready to back a new Lebanese government warning the country had no time to waste to tackle an emerging economic crisis worsening by the day http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests/world-bank-ready-to-support-lebanon-urges-quick-formation-of-new-cabinet-idUSKBN1XG1LK2019-11-07
Separately at least two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when security forces opened fire on protesters camped out at the entrance to the main Gulf port of Umm Qasr NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 13 protesters in the past 24 hours dispensing with weeks of relative restraint in favor of trying to stamp out demonstrations against political parties that control the government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-forces-shoot-dead-13-protesters-in-renewed-crackdown-idUSKBN1XF0X82019-11-06
Since last Wednesday protests have halted operations at Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr near the oil city of Basra NegativeBAGHDAD Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday a Reuters witness said as thousands took part in the largest wave of antigovernment protests for decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/at-least-six-killed-as-security-forces-open-fire-on-iraq-protesters-idUSKBN1XE0R72019-11-05
While piracy has decreased worldwide West Africas Gulf of Guinea is a highrisk area for abductions and armed robbery according to the International Maritime Bureau NegativeLOME Pirates attacked a Greek oil tanker off the coast of Togo on Monday and fled after taking four crew members as hostages the West African nations navy and Greek authorities said two days after a similar attack in the waters of neighboring Benin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-greece-togo-piracy/pirates-kidnap-four-crew-from-greek-boat-off-togo-togo-navy-idUSKBN1XE1AX2019-11-05
Hariri who has been traditionally backed by the West and Sunni Gulf Arab allies resigned last week declaring he had hit a dead in trying to resolve Lebanons crisis NegativeABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates central bank said on Sunday it is studying projects for Lebanon that had been proposed an at investment forum in the capital Abu Dhabi last month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests-emirates/uae-central-bank-studying-proposed-projects-in-lebanon-idUSKBN1XD0B52019-11-04
Tensions in the region have heightened following tanker attacks in Gulf waters earlier this year that Riyadh and Washington have also blamed on Iran charges Tehran rejects NegativeSaudi Arabia Saudi Aramco said it does not expect a recent attack on its oil plants to have a material impact on finances and operations as it launched an initial public offering on Sunday by announcing its intent for a domestic flotation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo-itf/aramco-says-attack-did-not-impact-finances-operations-idUSKBN1XD05J2019-11-04
BASRA Iraq Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight security sources said NegativeBASRA Iraq Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraqs main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday after security forces used live rounds and tear gas on them overnight security sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests-port/iraqi-protesters-and-security-forces-clash-keep-umm-qasr-port-closed-idUSKBN1XC0662019-11-03
Gulf Arab countries and the United States have coordinated moves against Iranianlinked targets with sanctions on 25 corporations banks and individuals linked to Irans support for militant networks including Hezbollah NegativeAs governments in Iraq and Lebanon stagger and stumble under huge waves of popular protest powerful factions loyal to Iran are pushing to quash political upheaval which challenges Tehrans entrenched influence in both countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-iraq-protests-analysis/as-protests-rock-baghdad-and-beirut-iran-digs-in-idUSKBN1XB4M12019-11-02
Kuwaits currency is pegged against a basket of currencies of its trading partners unlike its Gulf peers Neutraldetail growth http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-cenbank-rates/update-1-kuwait-gulf-central-banks-cut-key-rates-following-fed-idUSL8N27F8KD2019-10-31
WASHINGTON The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations banks and individuals linked to Irans support for militant networks including Hezbollah the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and six Gulf countries agreed to jointly impose sanctions on 25 corporations banks and individuals linked to Irans support for militant networks including Hezbollah the U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-gulf-countries-impose-joint-iran-related-sanctions-on-25-targets-idUSKBN1X91PO2019-10-31
The company the largest food exporter in the Gulf region has four production facilities in the Middle East where increasing populations will lift demand for food PositivePAULO Brazilian food processor BRF SA http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-meatpacking-saudi/brazils-brf-to-invest-120-mln-in-saudi-chicken-processing-plant-idUSKBN1X81HN2019-10-30
The investment underscores BRFs goal to remain a leading supplier to countries of the Gulf he said NeutralPAULO Brazilian food processor BRF SA http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-meatpacking-saudi/brazils-brf-to-invest-120-mln-in-saudi-chicken-processing-plant-idUSKBN1X81HN2019-10-30
JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of seeking the means to launch precisionguided missiles at Israel from Yemen a signal that the wartorn Gulf Arab country could come under preemptive Israeli attack NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of seeking the means to launch precisionguided missiles at Israel from Yemen a signal that the wartorn Gulf Arab country could come under preemptive Israeli attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-iran-yemen/netanyahu-says-iran-seeking-means-to-attack-israel-from-yemen-idUSKBN1X71SA2019-10-29
A system located over the western Gulf of Mexico has a near chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday NegativeA system located over the western Gulf of Mexico has a near chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-atlantic-nhc-gulfmexico/nhc-says-near-100-chance-of-cyclone-over-western-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKBN1X41R72019-10-26
BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move Brazils embassy in Israel to Jerusalem PositiveBRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for a tour of three Gulf states hoping to turn the page on a diplomatic storm last year with Arab nations over a proposal to move Brazils embassy in Israel to Jerusalem http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-gulf-diplomacy/brazils-bolsonaro-aims-to-patch-up-with-arab-nations-on-gulf-trip-idUSKBN1X41822019-10-26
The system is forecast to merge with a cold front and galeforce winds are expected behind the cold front over the western Gulf of Mexico today and the NHC said NegativeA system located over the western Gulf of Mexico has a near chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-atlantic-nhc-gulfmexico/nhc-says-near-100-chance-of-cyclone-over-western-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKBN1X41R72019-10-26
There has so far been no financial support from countries which have in the past aided Lebanon such as Western and Gulf Arab countries NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons Hezbollah movement warned on Friday that a power vacuum could tip the country into civil war suggesting that adversaries including the United States and Israel were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations to provoke conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-lebanon-protests-scuffles/hezbollah-warns-of-chaos-civil-war-in-lebanon-idUSKBN1X41IV2019-10-26
Gulf states that could once have been relied on for help are alarmed by the influence wielded in Beirut by the Iranbacked Shiite group Hezbollah NegativeBEIRUT Lebanon has been swept by unprecedented protests against a political class accused of plundering state resources for personal gain bringing turmoil to the streets of a nation already in deep economic crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-protests-scenarios/reeling-from-protests-whats-next-for-lebanon-idUSKBN1X32722019-10-25
Something clearly is happening in the Gulf which has not happened Simeon Djankov World Bank senior research director and founder of the Doing Business report told Reuters in Riyadh PositiveGulf countries sharply improved their rankings in the World Banks latest Doing Business report while Latin American countries largely lagged in reforms and New Zealand took the top spot for the fourth year in a row http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-worldbank-regulation-rankings/gulf-countries-climb-world-bank-business-climate-rankings-latin-america-fades-idUSKBN1X304R2019-10-24
Aramco was unable to answer valuation questions fully during initial talks with investors said one Gulf institutional investor who has been involved in the discussions NegativeOil giant Saudi Aramcos muchvaunted stock market listing was delayed after deal advisers said they need more time to lock in cornerstone investors three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/aramco-listing-was-delayed-to-rope-in-anchor-investors-sources-idUSKBN1X122F2019-10-23
DUBAI Growth forecasts for the Gulf state of Qatar were chopped in a quarterly Reuters poll on Wednesday after the government this month published the first quarterly contraction of its economy in years NegativeDUBAI Growth forecasts for the Gulf state of Qatar were chopped in a quarterly Reuters poll on Wednesday after the government this month published the first quarterly contraction of its economy in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-poll/oil-and-non-oil-declines-weigh-on-qatar-growth-outlook-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1X209D2019-10-23
Growth in the Gulf has been curbed by a fall in oil prices since 2014 austerity measures and more recently oil production cuts and slow global growth NegativeDUBAI Growth forecasts for the Gulf state of Qatar were chopped in a quarterly Reuters poll on Wednesday after the government this month published the first quarterly contraction of its economy in years http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-economy-poll/oil-and-non-oil-declines-weigh-on-qatar-growth-outlook-reuters-poll-idUSKBN1X209D2019-10-23
Sovereign funds in the oilrich Gulf region typically shy away from energy exposure he added looking to diversify their investment portfolio PositiveOil giant Saudi Aramcos muchvaunted stock market listing was delayed after deal advisers said they need more time to lock in cornerstone investors three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-ipo/aramco-listing-was-delayed-to-rope-in-anchor-investors-sources-idUSKBN1X122F2019-10-23
Dubaibased Dragon Oil Ltd said on Monday it had completed the purchase of BPs oil concessions in Egypts Gulf of Suez and will invest billion over five years to boost and extend their production PositiveDubaibased Dragon Oil Ltd said on Monday it had completed the purchase of BPs oil concessions in Egypts Gulf of Suez and will invest billion over five years to boost and extend their production http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-egypt-oil/dragon-oil-to-invest-1-billion-in-egypts-gulf-of-suez-after-buying-bp-stake-idUSKBN1X01HY2019-10-22
Flexjet was named as the first North American customer but Gulfstream did not specify an order number NeutralLAS VEGAS U.S. planemaker Gulfstream on Monday unveiled its widelyexpected G700 longrange jet in a challenge to Bombardier Incs http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/gulfstream-unveils-new-flagship-g700-business-jet-in-challenge-to-rival-bombardier-idUSKBN1X01UH2019-10-22
Gulfstream Aerospace President Mark Burns said the flagship G700 priced at million would be the tallest widest cabin in our industry NegativeLAS VEGAS U.S. planemaker Gulfstream on Monday unveiled its widelyexpected G700 longrange jet in a challenge to Bombardier Incs http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/gulfstream-unveils-new-flagship-g700-business-jet-in-challenge-to-rival-bombardier-idUSKBN1X01UH2019-10-22
MANAMA A senior Israeli official attended a maritime security conference in Bahrain on Monday in another sign of Gulf Arab nations and Israel transcending longtime enmities to focus on a perceived common threat from Iran PositiveMANAMA A senior Israeli official attended a maritime security conference in Bahrain on Monday in another sign of Gulf Arab nations and Israel transcending longtime enmities to focus on a perceived common threat from Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-tankers/senior-israeli-official-attends-bahrain-security-meeting-focusing-on-iran-idUSKBN1X019T2019-10-22
An NBAA highlight this year could be the widelyexpected launch of a new longrange jet by Gulfstream which declined comment NegativeLAS VEGAS New large corporate planes that can fly farther and an industry push toward sustainable aviation fuels are seen as bright spots as the worlds biggest business jet makers assemble in Las Vegas to showcase their offerings at the sectors largest gathering http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/long-haul-fuel-efficient-jets-underpin-demand-at-las-vegas-air-show-idUSKBN1WZ09L2019-10-21
The center of Storm Nestor was set to hit the northern Gulf Coast late on Friday then move inland across the southeast on Saturday and Sunday the center said NegativeTropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Floridas Gulf Coast on Friday packing lifethreatening storm surge with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could collapse in high winds http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-nestor/tropical-storm-menaces-u-s-southeast-new-orleans-to-demolish-cranes-idUSKBN1WX2LQ2019-10-19
Tropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Floridas Gulf Coast on Friday packing lifethreatening storm surge with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could collapse in high winds NegativeTropical Storm Nestor barreled toward Floridas Gulf Coast on Friday packing lifethreatening storm surge with New Orleans preparing to demolish two damaged construction cranes officials fear could collapse in high winds http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-nestor/tropical-storm-menaces-u-s-southeast-new-orleans-to-demolish-cranes-idUSKBN1WX2LQ2019-10-19
Clark said the aerospace industry had in recent years placing jets in the market before they had the technical maturity to deal reliably with hot Gulf conditions PositiveThat has conditioned everything he told Reuters on the sidelines of the Airlines 2050 conference in London http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-airline/boeing-777x-delays-may-affect-emirates-fleet-plans-clark-idUSKBN1WW2W02019-10-18
RIYADH Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on Sunday before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade PositiveRIYADH Russia can play a positive role in easing tensions in the Gulf following a spate of attacks in the region President Vladimir Putin said in comments published on Sunday before his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-saudi-russia/putin-offers-to-help-ease-gulf-tensions-before-saudi-trip-idUSKBN1WS0F72019-10-14
DUBAI Leakage of cargo from an Iranianowned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf the semiofficial Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Leakage of cargo from an Iranianowned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf the semiofficial Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/leakage-from-targeted-iran-tanker-halted-as-it-heads-for-gulf-iranian-media-idUSKBN1WR05D2019-10-12
Saudi Arabian dollar bonds slipped to multiweek lows on Friday as investors fretted about the risk of further tension in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI An Iranianowned oil tanker was struck probably by missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabias coast on Friday Iranian media said an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iranian-oil-tanker-hit-off-saudi-coast-may-have-been-missiles-iranian-media-reports-idUSKBN1WQ0G02019-10-12
The tanker is heading for Persian Gulf waters and we hope it will enter Iranian waters Mehr quoted an unnamed official as saying PositiveDUBAI Leakage of cargo from an Iranianowned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf the semiofficial Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/leakage-from-targeted-iran-tanker-halted-as-it-heads-for-gulf-iranian-media-idUSKBN1WR05D2019-10-12
Critics say Moscows efforts are a sham aimed at yielding a fake political settlement to relegitimize Assad and attract funds from the European Union and the Gulf to rebuild Syria NegativeMOSCOW Turkeys incursion into Syria is an opportunity for Russia to dial up its influence in the region as Washington appears to be pulling back but the risks to Moscows diplomacy will rise the longer the operation goes on people close to the Kremlin say http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-syria-security-turkey-russia-analysis/for-putin-turkish-move-into-syria-a-chance-to-ramp-up-middle-east-role-idUSKBN1WP2NB2019-10-11
Shipping rates on routes such as the U.S. Gulf Coast to Asia have surged to a record million for supertankers as refiners and merchants scramble to secure crude oil tankers NeutralNEW Chinas Unipec the trading arm of Asias top oil refiner Sinopec has banned the use of vessels linked to oil flows from Venezuela in the last year according to sources familiar with the matter and a contract clause seen by Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-unipec-shipping-venezuela/chinas-unipec-bans-use-of-oil-tankers-linked-to-venezuela-sources-idUSKBN1WP2P02019-10-11
He said Abiy had engaged with Eritrea Somalia and wealthy Gulf states on major policy issues without building consensus within his government NegativeNAIROBI During a highlevel meeting at Ethiopias foreign ministry in July officials were shocked by social media reports that their prime minister was visiting Eritrea http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nobel-prize-peace-ethiopia/ethiopias-peacemaking-prime-minister-emerges-as-a-nobel-favorite-idUSKBN1WO16J2019-10-10
Sudans new prime minister was accompanied on his visit to the Gulf by General Abdel Fattah alBurhan head of the transitional sovereign council and other senior officials PositiveABU DHABI Sudan has received half of the billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end of next year Sudans finance minister said late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-emirates-saudi/sudan-has-received-half-the-3-billion-promised-by-saudi-arabia-and-uae-idUSKBN1WN1372019-10-09
The Gulf countries agreed the aid package soon after former President Omar alBashir was ousted in April throwing a lifeline to Sudans new military leaders at the time PositiveABU DHABI Sudan has received half of the billion in aid promised by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in April and expects the remainder to be paid by the end of next year Sudans finance minister said late on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-emirates-saudi/sudan-has-received-half-the-3-billion-promised-by-saudi-arabia-and-uae-idUSKBN1WN1372019-10-09
LONDON Lebanon may need support from loyal local banks or even friendly Gulf states to buy a new Eurobond as foreign investors look set to shun the sale citing the countrys long list of troubles PositiveLONDON Lebanon may need support from loyal local banks or even friendly Gulf states to buy a new Eurobond as foreign investors look set to shun the sale citing the countrys long list of troubles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-markets-eurobonds/who-will-buy-lebanons-eurobond-not-us-say-foreign-fund-managers-idUSKBN1WJ2402019-10-05
The Gulf state charges no corporate taxes making it a possible target for firms seeking to avoid paying tax in the countries where they actually operate NegativeBRUSSELS European Union finance ministers are set to remove the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland next week from the blocs lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens an EU document said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-taxation-blacklist/eu-to-keep-u-s-islands-on-tax-blacklist-drop-uae-switzerland-idUSKBN1WJ0X92019-10-05
With its suffocating humidity and daytime temperatures hovering around 38 degrees Celsius the Doha weather has been widely discussed by athletes and officials in the Gulf state PositiveLAUSANNE Switzerland Organizers of next years Tokyo Olympics are looking for new ways to battle the heat and are asking sports federations for advice the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-ioc/tokyo-games-organizers-look-for-advice-to-battle-heat-next-year-idUSKBN1WI2442019-10-04
MEXICO CITY A consortium led by Talos Energy and Premier Oil has given up a Mexican oil contract in the Gulf of Mexicos shallow waters due to lack of commercial discovery three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday NeutralMEXICO CITY A consortium led by Talos Energy and Premier Oil has given up a Mexican oil contract in the Gulf of Mexicos shallow waters due to lack of commercial discovery three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil/talos-energy-partners-give-up-oil-contract-at-mexicos-gulf-sources-idUSKBN1WH25U2019-10-03
We always try to keep the security of the Persian Gulf and stability and peace in the he said PositiveMOSCOW Irans Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said during a trip to Moscow on Wednesday that the global oil market was in a normal condition following an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure earlier this month http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-russia-iran/iran-says-oil-market-back-to-normal-after-saudi-attack-idUSKBN1WH0GQ2019-10-03
No other transactions for supertankers from the U.S. Gulf Coast to Asia have been executed this week shipbrokers said NegativeBy Collin Eaton and Devika Krishna Kumar http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-shipping/oil-shipping-rates-from-u-s-to-asia-hits-three-year-high-quieting-november-trade-sources-idUSKBN1WG4W22019-10-02
It then mentioned the boycott imposed on Qatar by Bahrain Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Egypt who accuse the Gulf state of supporting terrorism which it denies NegativeDOHA The embarrassingly low attendance at the world athletics championships was blamed on late start times and a boycott of the country by other nations in the region by the events organizers on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-world-viewership/athletics-organizers-blame-late-starts-and-boycott-for-empty-stadium-idUSKBN1WF1P62019-10-01
DUBAI Irans oil minister told the petroleum industry on Sunday to be on alert to physical and cyber attacks amid heightened tensions with the United States in the Gulf region NegativeDUBAI Irans oil minister told the petroleum industry on Sunday to be on alert to physical and cyber attacks amid heightened tensions with the United States in the Gulf region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-oil-security/iran-oil-industry-must-be-alert-to-physical-cyber-threats-minister-idUSKBN1WE0IP2019-09-30
Iran said on Wednesday it was inspecting security at key Gulf oil and gas facilities including assessing preparedness for cyber attacks NegativeDUBAI Irans oil minister told the petroleum industry on Sunday to be on alert to physical and cyber attacks amid heightened tensions with the United States in the Gulf region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-oil-security/iran-oil-industry-must-be-alert-to-physical-cyber-threats-minister-idUSKBN1WE0IP2019-09-30
The dispute has implications for other international energy companies such as Frances Total and Japans Mitsui Co which also have stakes in offshore energy concessions in the Gulf of Thailand NegativeBANGKOK Thailands energy minister on Sunday welcomed a decision by U.S. energy company Chevron to continue negotiations rather than seek arbitration to resolve a dispute over who should pay for removing offshore oil and gas platforms http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-thailand-chevron/thailand-welcomes-chevrons-resumption-of-talks-to-resolve-energy-dispute-idUSKBN1WE0EH2019-09-30
DUBAI The Britishflagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubais Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters according to Refintiv shipping data after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI The Britishflagged Stena Impero tanker arrived at Dubais Port Rashid on Friday after sailing out of Iranian waters according to Refintiv shipping data after it was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-exit/british-tanker-arrives-in-dubai-after-10-week-detention-in-iran-idUSKBN1WC0AE2019-09-28
In the view of Western officials Iran has struck back against U.S. sanctions through a series of attacks in the Gulf that have roiled oil markets NegativeUNITED NATIONS Britain and France all but begged Iran to jump into the waters of a negotiation with the United States this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-deadlock/despite-french-british-pleas-few-signs-of-u-s-iran-detente-idUSKBN1WC0BE2019-09-28
It was detained in July during a row with Britain that has stoked tensions in the Gulf NegativeThe Britishflagged Stena Impero tanker which was detained by Irans Revolutionary Guards in July has entered port Rashid in Dubai according to Refinitiv shipping data http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-dubai/uk-tanker-held-in-iran-enters-dubai-port-refinitiv-ship-tracking-data-idUSKBN1WC2722019-09-28
Rouhani did not meet Trump in New York and European and Gulf officials expect Washington to keep tightening the vice on Irans economy NegativeGENEVA The United a message to European leaders that it was willing to lift all sanctions on Iran according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said he had rejected talks with Washington while punitive U.S. sanctions remained in place http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/rouhani-says-he-rejected-u-s-offer-to-lift-sanctions-made-in-message-to-europeans-idUSKBN1WC1FH2019-09-28
The next nearest oil exploration areas are Venezuela and the Gulf of Mexico but there has been no reported issues from those regions PositiveSAO PAULO An oil spill has contaminated beaches and coastline across eight Brazilian states the countrys environment agency said on Friday although authorities are still stumped as to its origin http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-brazil-oil-spill/mysterious-oil-spill-contaminates-beaches-across-swathe-of-brazilian-coast-idUSKBN1WC2M82019-09-28
Chinas Unipec has made replacement bookings for four oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf after the United States imposed sanctions on the tanker subsidiaries of Chinas COSCO three shipping sources said on Thursday NegativeChinas Unipec has made replacement bookings for four oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf after the United States imposed sanctions on the tanker subsidiaries of Chinas COSCO three shipping sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-china/unipec-replaces-ship-charters-after-u-s-sanctions-cosco-tanker-units-sources-idUSKBN1WB1XY2019-09-27
He also told Saudiowned Al Arabiya TV there are discussions with Europe about the possibility of forming a maritime alliance in the Gulf area PositiveCAIRO A team made up of representatives from the United States Europe Saudi Arabia and the United Nations will investigate the Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-team/team-from-u-s-europe-saudi-arabia-and-u-n-to-report-on-sept-14-attack-u-s-official-idUSKBN1WB2SH2019-09-27
One of the sources said Unipec could seek to book further cargoes from the Middle East Gulf using AMCLs tankers NeutralChinas Unipec has made replacement bookings for four oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf after the United States imposed sanctions on the tanker subsidiaries of Chinas COSCO three shipping sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-china/unipec-replaces-ship-charters-after-u-s-sanctions-cosco-tanker-units-sources-idUSKBN1WB1XY2019-09-27
We are still in the dark over why we are anchored in Bandar said Hanell referring to the port city on Irans southern coast on the Gulf NegativeNEW YORK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday he expected the Britishflagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July to be released after the completion of legal procedures in his country http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/rouhani-says-he-expects-uk-tanker-held-in-iran-to-be-released-idUSKBN1WB2T22019-09-27
I know we are all very concerned about the continuing escalation of violence in the Sahel and its expansion to the Gulf of Guinea countries NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
Rouhani said the only way to secure peace and safety in the Gulf was strengthening consolidation among all the nations with common interests in the Persian Gulf and the Hormuz region PositiveUNITED NATIONS Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday but added that lifting all the sanctions Washington imposed on Tehran and respecting a U.N. Security Council resolution could pave the way for talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-un-rouhani/irans-rouhani-says-no-to-talks-under-u-s-pressure-idUSKBN1WA23O2019-09-26
The stateowned carrier has been downsizing its fleet and route network following a failed strategy to rapidly expand to compete with more established Gulf airlines like Emirates NegativeDUBAI Abu Dhabis Etihad Airways is delaying the entry into service of five Airbus A3501000 jets as it strives to return to profitability after three consecutive years of losses http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-etihad-airbus-deliveries/abu-dhabis-etihad-delays-entry-into-service-of-airbus-a350-1000-jets-idUSKBN1WA1OX2019-09-26
UNITED NATIONS Irans President Hassan Rouhani warned world leaders on Wednesday amid rising tensions between Iran and Washington that the Gulf region is on the edge of collapse as a single blunder can fuel a big fire NegativeUNITED NATIONS Irans President Hassan Rouhani warned world leaders on Wednesday amid rising tensions between Iran and Washington that the Gulf region is on the edge of collapse as a single blunder can fuel a big fire http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-un-assembly-iran/amid-u-s-tensions-irans-rouhani-warns-a-single-blunder-can-fuel-a-big-fire-idUSKBN1WA22Y2019-09-26
UNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday NegativeUNITED NATIONS West African and international powers are failing to tackle the spiraling threat of Islamist militancy in the Sahel region which is spreading towards the Gulf of Guinea the United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sahel-security/world-losing-ground-against-violence-in-sahel-u-n-says-idUSKBN1WB03S2019-09-26
CNOOC is already a deepwater player in offshore Nigeria the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil but mostly in tieups with seasoned global players such as Total and Exxon Mobil PositiveSANYA Chinas national offshore producer CNOOC Ltd expects its major deepwater gas field Lingshui 172 in the South China Sea to start its first gas production at the end of 2021 a company executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-cnooc-gas-deepwater/china-cnooc-to-start-pumping-at-large-deepsea-gas-field-at-end-2021-official-idUSKBN1W918J2019-09-25
Some analysts expect U.S. crude stocks to remain low after a Tropical Storm Imelda disrupted energy operations on the Gulf Coast last week NegativeHOUSTON Oil prices plunged more than on Tuesday to their lowest since the Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-drops-to-lowest-since-aramco-attacks-after-trump-scolds-china-idUSKBN1W906Q2019-09-25
A senior Gulf official speaking on condition of anonymity said Gulf countries the United States the Europeans and others needed to engage in collective to defuse tensions NegativeUNITED NATIONS British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed for a new negotiation beyond a 2015 nuclear between Iran and world powers after attacks on Saudi Arabias oil facilities bringing his country closer to U.S. calls for a tougher deal with Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-un/after-saudi-attack-britains-johnson-proposes-new-negotiation-on-iran-deal-idUSKBN1W81TK2019-09-24
NEW YORK Britain believes it is very likely Iran was behind an attack on Saudi oil facilities and London will work with the United States and European allies to deescalate tensions in the Gulf Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday NegativeNEW YORK Britain believes it is very likely Iran was behind an attack on Saudi oil facilities and London will work with the United States and European allies to deescalate tensions in the Gulf Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-britain/very-likely-indeed-iran-was-behind-saudi-attacks-uk-pm-johnson-idUSKBN1W80AS2019-09-24
We will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to deescalate tensions in the Gulf he said NegativeNEW YORK Britain believes it is very likely Iran was behind an attack on Saudi oil facilities and London will work with the United States and European allies to deescalate tensions in the Gulf Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-britain/very-likely-indeed-iran-was-behind-saudi-attacks-uk-pm-johnson-idUSKBN1W80AS2019-09-24
GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week PositiveGENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-iran-rouhani/iran-to-present-plan-for-gulf-security-at-u-n-this-week-idUSKBN1W704D2019-09-23
Riyadh and its allies are locked in a dispute with Qatar that has shattered a Gulf military political and economic alliance NegativeSaudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter archfoe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdoms vulnerability to attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-saudi/saudi-arabia-seeks-action-against-iran-after-oil-attack-allies-wary-idUSKBN1W70JD2019-09-23
The Pentagon has ordered additional troops to be deployed in the Gulf region to strengthen Saudi Arabias air and missile defences following an attack on Saudi oil facilities Negativeprices http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-firmer-on-improved-sino-u-s-trade-tone-oil-up-1-idUSL3N26E0AF2019-09-23
The Pentagon has ordered additional troops to be deployed in the Gulf region to strengthen Saudi Arabias air and missile defenses following an attack on Saudi oil facilities NegativeSYDNEY Most Asian share markets slipped on Monday as investors waited for more clarity on the SinoU.S. trade talks after recent negotiations while oil gained more than as Middle East tensions remained elevated http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-dip-on-geopolitical-tensions-oil-up-1-idUSKBN1W70XH2019-09-23
The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for deterrence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday PositiveThe United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for deterrence and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-iran/pompeo-says-u-s-mission-is-to-avoid-war-with-iran-but-measures-in-place-to-deter-idUSKBN1W70HF2019-09-23
There are divisions among Gulf Arab states NegativeSaudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter archfoe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdoms vulnerability to attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-saudi/saudi-arabia-seeks-action-against-iran-after-oil-attack-allies-wary-idUSKBN1W70JD2019-09-23
We will be working with our American friends and our European friends to construct a response that tries to deescalate tensions in the Gulf region NegativeNEW YORK Britain believes Iran was responsible for an attack on Saudi oil facilities and will work with the United States and European allies on a joint response Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-aramco-britain/uk-believes-iran-was-behind-saudi-oil-attacks-pm-johnson-idUSKBN1W80AS2019-09-23
However Iran has denied any role in a series of attacks in recent months including bombings of tankers in the Gulf and strikes claimed by the Houthis NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabias air and missile defenses after the largestever attack on the kingdoms oil facilities which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco-usa-pentagon/united-states-sending-troops-to-bolster-saudi-defenses-after-attack-idUSKBN1W52K32019-09-21
MOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged all countries in the Gulf to sit down for talks to defuse tensions following an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure the Interfax news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday urged all countries in the Gulf to sit down for talks to defuse tensions following an attack on Saudi oil infrastructure the Interfax news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-saudi-aramco-attacks-russia/russia-urges-gulf-countries-to-start-talks-to-defuse-tensions-ifax-idUSKBN1W41PG2019-09-20
Meanwhile a senior advisor to Irans top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Gulf countries to come to their Irans semiofficial Fars news agency reported NeutralDUBAI Any U.S. or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring allout Tehran said on Thursday keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries after they accused the Islamic Republic of a strike on Saudi oil facilities http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-zarif-war/military-strike-against-iran-would-result-in-all-out-war-zarif-idUSKBN1W41II2019-09-20
PARIS France wants to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran to prevent an escalation in the Gulf said a French presidency official who acknowledged on Thursday that the attack on Saudi oil installations had complicated efforts PositivePARIS France wants to defuse tensions between the United States and Iran to prevent an escalation in the Gulf said a French presidency official who acknowledged on Thursday that the attack on Saudi oil installations had complicated efforts http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-france-diplomacy/frances-macron-determined-to-defuse-tensions-in-gulf-elysee-official-idUSKBN1W42F22019-09-20
Trump has previously said he does not want war and is coordinating with Gulf and European states PositiveLOS U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after U.S. ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was unquestionably by Tehran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco/trump-sees-many-options-short-of-war-with-iran-after-attacks-on-saudis-idUSKBN1W30TS2019-09-19
A low pressure system located over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico near the Texas coast has a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday NegativeA low pressure system located over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico near the Texas coast has a chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-nhc-storm-gulfmexico/nhc-50-chance-of-cyclone-over-northwestern-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKBN1W21ZT2019-09-18
Iran denies arming the Houthis and says it played no part in Saturdays strike which raised already simmering tensions in the region between Tehran and its Gulf and U.S. adversaries NegativeDUBAI At a weapons exhibition in July in Yemens Houthicontrolled capital Sanaa military officials whipped silken sheets off what they said were newlydeveloped drones and missiles http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-aramco-houthis/yemen-houthi-drones-missiles-defy-years-of-saudi-air-strikes-idUSKBN1W22F42019-09-18
MEXICO CITY A major natural gas pipeline between Texas and the Mexican Gulf Coast port of Tuxpan that was at the heart of a dispute between Mexicos government and infrastructure firms begins operations on Tuesday the companies behind it said NegativeMEXICO CITY A major natural gas pipeline between Texas and the Mexican Gulf Coast port of Tuxpan that was at the heart of a dispute between Mexicos government and infrastructure firms begins operations on Tuesday the companies behind it said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pipelines/major-mexico-gas-pipeline-at-center-of-dispute-begins-operations-idUSKBN1W21QL2019-09-18
The area for the International Maritime Security Construct covers the Strait of Hormuz Bab alMandab the Sea of and the Arabian Gulf the report said NeutralCAIRO Saudi Arabia has joined an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas Saudi state media reported on Wednesday citing an official source in the defense ministry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-security-maritime/saudi-arabia-joins-maritime-protection-mission-state-news-agency-idUSKBN1W30DB2019-09-18
U.S. President Donald Trump has said he does not want war there is no to retaliate and coordination is taking place with Gulf and European states PositiveSaudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco/saudi-arabia-promises-concrete-proof-iran-behind-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W30TS2019-09-18
Washington and its Gulf allies want Iran to stop supporting regional proxies including in Yemen Iraq and Lebanon PositiveSaudi Arabia said it would produce evidence on Wednesday linking regional rival Tehran to an unprecedented attack on its oil industry that Washington believes originated from Iran in a dangerous escalation of Middle East frictions http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-aramco/saudi-arabia-promises-concrete-proof-iran-behind-oil-attack-idUSKBN1W30TS2019-09-18
Bahrains Telecommunications Minister Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed told Reuters in March that Huawei had met the Gulf states standards and that it had no concerns PositiveDUBAI The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huaweis technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-security-usa-gulf/u-s-flags-huawei-5g-network-security-concerns-to-gulf-allies-idUSKCN1VX2412019-09-13
DUBAI The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huaweis technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure U.S. officials said on Thursday NegativeDUBAI The United States has raised its concerns with Gulf allies over a possible security risk in using Huaweis technology for their 5G mobile infrastructure U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-huawei-security-usa-gulf/u-s-flags-huawei-5g-network-security-concerns-to-gulf-allies-idUSKCN1VX2412019-09-13
Kyd said there was an absolute threat to safe from GPS interference in areas such as the Middle East Gulf the Mediterranean and Baltic regions NegativeLONDON Britains decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a UKflagged tanker in the region a top British navy official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-shipping-britain/middle-east-shipping-stabilized-by-uk-navy-says-fleet-commander-idUSKCN1VX26H2019-09-13
Several international merchant vessels have been attacked in the Gulf this year in incidents that have rocked world commodities trading NegativeLONDON Britains decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a UKflagged tanker in the region a top British navy official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-shipping-britain/middle-east-shipping-stabilized-by-uk-navy-says-fleet-commander-idUSKCN1VX26H2019-09-13
Exxon began the process to jettison Gulf of Mexico assets last year with advice from JPMorgan Chase Co Reuters reported last October NeutralSpanish oil giant Repsol SA is in advanced talks to acquire some deepwater assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Exxon Mobil Corp for about billion three people familiar with the matter said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-exxon-mobil-gulfmexico-repsol-exclusi/exclusive-repsol-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-exxon-assets-in-gulf-of-mexico-sources-idUSKCN1VU2JF2019-09-11
Gulf Marine said in August that market conditions have been challenging and it was still in talks with its financial advisors regarding a new capital structure Positivebackground on results http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/gulf-marine-stocks/update-1-gulf-marine-services-delays-results-as-talks-with-lender-continue-idUSL3N2621O22019-09-11
Sept 11 Shares in Gulf Marine Services were expected to fall about in early trading on Wednesday after the oilfield industry contractor said the publication of its firsthalf results would be delayed Negativebackground on results http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/gulf-marine-stocks/update-1-gulf-marine-services-delays-results-as-talks-with-lender-continue-idUSL3N2621O22019-09-11
Shares in Gulf Marine which have fallen almost this year closed at 7 Negativebackground on results http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/gulf-marine-stocks/update-1-gulf-marine-services-delays-results-as-talks-with-lender-continue-idUSL3N2621O22019-09-11
Spanish oil giant Repsol SA is in advanced talks to acquire some deepwater assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Exxon Mobil Corp for about billion three people familiar with the matter said on Monday PositiveSpanish oil giant Repsol SA is in advanced talks to acquire some deepwater assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico from Exxon Mobil Corp for about billion three people familiar with the matter said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-exxon-mobil-gulfmexico-repsol-exclusi/exclusive-repsol-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-exxon-assets-in-gulf-of-mexico-sources-idUSKCN1VU2JF2019-09-11
Tensions in the Persian Gulf a worrisome global growth outlook and uncertainty over oil prices have recently dampened investor confidence Negativebackground on results http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/gulf-marine-stocks/update-1-gulf-marine-services-delays-results-as-talks-with-lender-continue-idUSL3N2621O22019-09-11
DUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members state television reported on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members state television reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-smuggling-philippines/iran-seizes-ship-with-filipino-crew-for-alleged-fuel-smuggling-in-gulf-idUSKCN1VS06R2019-09-08
PARIS France will continue efforts to bring Iran into full compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal French defense minister Florence Parly said adding that U.S. and European moves to strengthen security in the Gulf must be complementary and well PositivePARIS France will continue efforts to bring Iran into full compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal French defense minister Florence Parly said adding that U.S. and European moves to strengthen security in the Gulf must be complementary and well http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-us-defence/france-to-pursue-efforts-to-bring-iran-to-comply-with-nuclear-deal-minister-idUSKCN1VS0AU2019-09-08
The standoff between Iran and the United States triggered by Washingtons withdrawal from the nuclear deal in May last year has stirred fears of a Gulf war with global repercussions NegativeDUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members state television reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-smuggling-philippines/iran-seizes-ship-with-filipino-crew-for-alleged-fuel-smuggling-in-gulf-idUSKCN1VS06R2019-09-08
DUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported NegativeDUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-smuggling-philippines/iran-seizes-ship-for-alleged-fuel-smuggling-in-gulf-holds-12-filipino-crew-idUSKCN1VS06R2019-09-07
It has frequently seized boats it says are being used for smuggling oil in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI Irans coast guard has seized a vessel for allegedly smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 crew members from the Philippines the semiofficial news agency ISNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-smuggling-philippines/iran-seizes-ship-for-alleged-fuel-smuggling-in-gulf-holds-12-filipino-crew-idUSKCN1VS06R2019-09-07
Several international merchant vessels have been attacked in the Gulf this year in incidents that have rocked world commodity trading NegativeMOSCOW Seven of the 23 crew members of the Britishflagged tanker Stena Impero that was seized by Iran in July reached Dubai on Thursday after Tehran agreed to their release a Russian official said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-iran-tanker/seven-of-tanker-stena-imperos-crew-reach-dubai-after-iran-frees-them-idUSKCN1VQ2CI2019-09-06
A senior Emirati official said earlier that the Gulf state was confident that the Jeddah meeting would succeed PositiveADEN Yemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emiratesbacked southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces a Yemeni official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-government-starts-indirect-talks-with-southern-separatists-in-saudi-arabia-officials-idUSKCN1VP1Q62019-09-05
Other oil companies with operations in the U.S.regulated north Gulf of Mexico did not reply to requests for comment about offshore operations NeutralNone of Chevrons offshore production has been shut in due to Dorian the company said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-dorian-oil/chevron-evacuates-non-essential-workers-from-gulf-of-mexico-due-to-storm-idUSKCN1VK2DK2019-08-31
The approach of Hurricane Dorian toward Florida raised fears that offshore U.S. crude producers may shutter output if the storm passes into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend NegativeTOKYO Oil prices on Friday were set for their biggest weekly gains since early July boosted by a decline in U.S inventories and a looming hurricane in Florida while new signs of trade talks between the United States and China emerged http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-set-for-biggest-weekly-gain-since-july-on-trade-dispute-hopes-idUSKCN1VK02V2019-08-30
Kono declined to say if the two discussed the U.S.led mission to bolster Gulf security or purchases of Iranian crude oil NeutralYOKOHAMA Japan Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said he urged Iran to abide by a 2015 nuclear deal during a meeting on Tuesday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-iran/japan-minister-meeting-iranian-counterpart-urges-iran-to-abide-by-nuclear-deal-idUSKCN1VH0Z32019-08-28
The 480mile pipeline which mostly runs underwater in the Gulf of Mexico is the Mexican half of a project designed to deliver 2 PositiveMEXICO CITY Shares in Mexican infrastructure company IEnova a unit of U.S. company Sempra Energy rose by nearly on Tuesday after it reached a deal over a natural gas pipeline after a dispute with Mexicos government that could extend two of its contracts for 10 years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pipelines-ienova/shares-in-mexicos-ienova-rise-almost-7-after-pipeline-deal-idUSKCN1VH1ZN2019-08-28
It also understands the reasonable demands put forward by he said adding that China would continue to play a constructive role in easing tension in the Gulf region NegativeBEIJING The rejection of international law is on the rise Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday during a meeting in Beijing with the Chinese governments top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-china/rejection-of-international-law-on-the-rise-irans-foreign-minister-says-idUSKCN1VG15O2019-08-27
The United States and Iran are at odds over Tehrans nuclear program and the Gulf with both sides trading accusations over threats to the strategic waterways security NegativeBEIRUT Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday warned the Israeli army stationed along the border with Lebanon that his movement was preparing an imminent response to two Israeli drones which crashed overnight in a suburb of Beirut http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-security/hezbollah-leader-says-israeli-army-to-face-quick-retaliation-to-drone-attack-in-beirut-idUSKCN1VF0CK2019-08-26
LONDON Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation the defense minister said on Saturday after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region PositiveLONDON Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation the defense minister said on Saturday after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/britain-sends-another-warship-to-boost-presence-in-the-gulf-idUSKCN1VE0PS2019-08-25
The navy said HMS Duncan a type 45 frigate sailed from Britain on August 12 alongside HMS Kent which was also heading to the Gulf to replace the HMS Duncan NeutralLONDON Britain is sending another warship to the Gulf to defend freedom of navigation the defense minister said on Saturday after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/britain-sends-another-warship-to-boost-presence-in-the-gulf-idUSKCN1VE0PS2019-08-25
HOUSTON Chinas threat on Friday to slap a tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast where exporters already have taken to shipping crude overseas without firm buyers traders said NegativeHOUSTON Chinas threat on Friday to slap a tariff on U.S. oil imports could further soften demand for physical crude at hubs along the U.S. Gulf Coast where exporters already have taken to shipping crude overseas without firm buyers traders said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-oil-gulf/china-tariffs-on-u-s-oil-to-pressure-exports-gulf-coast-prices-traders-idUSKCN1VD2B62019-08-24
The steps taken so far are crucial milestones for the advancement of womens rights in the she wrote this month on the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington website PositiveRIYADH Saudi Arabias international airports are the scene of the latest for women citizens who can now leave the country without permission from a male relative as the kingdom chips away at its heavily criticized guardianship system http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-saudi-women/cleared-for-takeoff-saudi-women-start-exercising-their-newest-right-idUSKCN1VC1XI2019-08-23
GENEVA The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy Alireza Tangsiri was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency NegativeGENEVA The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy Alireza Tangsiri was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-guards/u-s-and-uk-presence-in-gulf-brings-insecurity-iran-revolutionary-guards-navy-chief-idUSKCN1V804L2019-08-18
Iran can provide security in the Gulf by forming a coalition with other countries in the region Tangsiri said PositiveGENEVA The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy Alireza Tangsiri was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-guards/u-s-and-uk-presence-in-gulf-brings-insecurity-iran-revolutionary-guards-navy-chief-idUSKCN1V804L2019-08-18
Complex U.S. Gulf Coast refiners use heavy crude as part of a mix to create highmargin distillate products NegativeThe United States last week imposed a sweeping freeze on Venezuelan government assets in U.S. territory and threatened to sanction any company that works with socialist President Nicolas Maduros government as the Trump administration ratcheted up its bid to force Maduro out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-crude-sanctions-ex/explainer-u-s-sanctions-and-venezuelas-trade-and-oil-industry-partners-idUSKCN1V420P2019-08-15
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the regions security and foreign forces were not needed state TV reported repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the regions security and foreign forces were not needed state TV reported repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-gulf-rouhani/irans-rouhani-says-gulf-countries-can-protect-regions-security-idUSKCN1V40P92019-08-15
The United States has launched a maritime security mission in the Gulf backed by Britain after Iran seized a Britishflagged vessel there last month PositiveDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the regions security and foreign forces were not needed state TV reported repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-gulf-rouhani/irans-rouhani-says-gulf-countries-can-protect-regions-security-idUSKCN1V40P92019-08-15
The commandeering of the Grace 1 on July 4 exacerbated frictions between Tehran and the West and led to retaliatory moves in Gulf waterways used to ship oil NegativeThe British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday an official Gibraltar source said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-says-britain-might-release-oil-tanker-soon-gibraltar-says-not-yet-idUSKCN1V30J52019-08-14
Britain has joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels PositiveLONDON British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf on Monday to join a U.S.led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels in the region amid heightened political tension between the West and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/british-warship-sets-sail-for-tanker-escort-mission-in-gulf-idUSKCN1V21T32019-08-13
LONDON British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf on Monday to join a U.S.led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels in the region amid heightened political tension between the West and Iran PositiveLONDON British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf on Monday to join a U.S.led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels in the region amid heightened political tension between the West and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/british-warship-sets-sail-for-tanker-escort-mission-in-gulf-idUSKCN1V21T32019-08-13
Our focus in the Gulf remains firmly one of deescalating the current said Andy Brown the ships commanding officer PositiveLONDON British warship HMS Kent set sail for the Gulf on Monday to join a U.S.led mission protecting commercial shipping vessels in the region amid heightened political tension between the West and Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/british-warship-sets-sail-for-tanker-escort-mission-in-gulf-idUSKCN1V21T32019-08-13
Sheikh Mohammed the UAEs de facto ruler said ties between the two Gulf states remain strong and they would adamantly any powers that threaten regional security NegativeADEN The United Arab Emirates on Monday downplayed a rift with ally Saudi Arabia over Yemen after separatists it backs took control of Aden that was the base of the Saudibacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-yemen-security/uae-plays-down-saudi-rift-after-separatists-take-yemeni-city-idUSKCN1V20MW2019-08-13
The wholly owned subsidiary was established earlier this year following Murray Roberts acquisition of Saulsbury Industries Gulf Coast downstream EPC business PositiveJOHANNESBURG Clough USA has been awarded a petrochemical engineering procurement and construction project in the United States worth million South African parent firm Murray Roberts said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-murray-roberts-usa/murray-roberts-says-clough-usa-unit-awarded-620-million-epc-project-idUSKCN1V20XW2019-08-13
The narrow waterway separating the two countries has become the focus of a standoff between Tehran and Washington which has beefed up its military presence in the Gulf since May NeutralJAMARAT Saudi Arabia Muslims from around the world hurled pebbles at a giant wall in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Sunday the start of the riskiest part of the annual haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia where hundreds died in a crush four years ago http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/muslim-pilgrims-converge-on-jamarat-for-ritual-stoning-of-the-devil-idUSKCN1V109D2019-08-12
Western pressure to end the war that has killed tens of thousands and heightened U.S.Iran tensions which risk triggering a war in the Gulf added impetus to the decision NegativeThe southern separatists takeover of Aden the interim seat of Yemens government could leave Saudi Arabia struggling to hold together a military coalition fighting the Iranaligned Houthis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/explainer-separatist-takeover-of-yemens-aden-leaves-saudi-arabia-in-a-bind-idUSKCN1V10A62019-08-12
The area has become the focus of a standoff between Tehran and Washington which has beefed up its military presence in the Gulf since May NeutralMUZDALIFA Saudi Arabia Nearly 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-haj/muslims-gather-in-muzdalifa-to-prepare-for-final-stages-of-haj-idUSKCN1V00882019-08-11
Britain said on Monday it was joining the United States in the maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect vessels after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker PositiveDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a source of for Iran and Tehran would act to safeguard its security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-gulf-zarif/iran-says-any-external-military-presence-in-gulf-source-of-insecurity-idUSKCN1UZ1SJ2019-08-10
DUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a source of for Iran and Tehran would act to safeguard its security NeutralDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a source of for Iran and Tehran would act to safeguard its security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-gulf-zarif/iran-says-any-external-military-presence-in-gulf-source-of-insecurity-idUSKCN1UZ1SJ2019-08-10
Persian Gulf is a vital lifeline and thus natl security priority for Iran which has long ensured maritime Zarif said in his tweet PositiveDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a source of for Iran and Tehran would act to safeguard its security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-gulf-zarif/iran-says-any-external-military-presence-in-gulf-source-of-insecurity-idUSKCN1UZ1SJ2019-08-10
As a British company flying the Red Ensign it is not advisable for us to maintain our planned Dubai and Arabian Gulf program this winter said Paul Ludlow Cruises president NegativeLONDON Cruises has canceled cruises around Dubai and the Arabian Gulf after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-p-o/po-cruises-cancels-dubai-and-gulf-voyages-amid-iran-tensions-idUSKCN1UY0QJ2019-08-09
Geopolitical tensions over the safety of oil tankers passing through the Persian Gulf remained unresolved as Iran refused to release a Britishflagged tanker it seized last month NegativeNEW YORK Oil jumped more than on Thursday on expectations that falling prices could lead to production cuts coupled with a steadying of the yuan currency after a week of turmoil spurred by an escalation in U.S.China trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-more-than-2-on-firm-yuan-expectations-of-more-opec-cuts-idUSKCN1UY03R2019-08-09
Hydrocrackers convert gas oil into motor fuels primarily diesel which is one of the most lucrative products made by U.S. Gulf Coast refiners PositiveHOUSTON Motiva Enterprises plans to shut the big crude distillation unit at its 607000 barrelperday Port Arthur Texas refinery the nations largest by Sept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-refinery-operations-motiva-port-arthu/motivas-port-arthur-texas-refinery-to-shut-big-cdu-in-early-september-sources-idUSKCN1UY2MJ2019-08-09
Its to be expected in many ways given that Russia and Saudi Arabia have been cosying up over the last four John Sfakianakis chief economist at Gulf Research Center said NeutralSaudi Arabia will relax its bugdamage specifications for wheat imports from its next tender onwards it told Reuters on Thursday opening the door to Black Sea imports and strengthening ties with Russia beyond energy cooperation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-wheat-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-boosts-russia-ties-with-welcome-for-black-sea-wheat-idUSKCN1UY0ZW2019-08-09
LONDON Cruises has canceled cruises around Dubai and the Arabian Gulf after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region NegativeLONDON Cruises has canceled cruises around Dubai and the Arabian Gulf after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-p-o/po-cruises-cancels-dubai-and-gulf-voyages-amid-iran-tensions-idUSKCN1UY0QJ2019-08-09
The International Campaign for Freedom in the United Arab Emirates said in a statement and the Gulf Center for Human Rights told Reuters that the men were released on Thursday PositiveDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has released three activists who were jailed on state security charges two rights groups said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-rights/uae-releases-activists-on-eid-amnesty-rights-groups-idUSKCN1UY2AZ2019-08-09
Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels after Iran seized a Britishflagged vessel PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices fell more than on Tuesday with Brent crude settling near sevenmonth lows below a barrel as trade tensions between the U.S. and China intensified worries about weakening global demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/brent-oil-in-bear-market-as-china-u-s-trade-tensions-mount-idUSKCN1UW04M2019-08-07
Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels sailing through the Strait of Hormuz PositiveLONDON The continued detention of Britishflagged tanker Stena Impero is unacceptable and and there are concerns for the welfare of the crew after 19 days in confinement the vessels owner said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain-tanker/irans-detention-of-uk-flagged-tanker-unacceptable-owner-idUSKCN1UW20B2019-08-07
LONDON Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a Britishflagged vessel PositiveLONDON Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a Britishflagged vessel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/uk-joins-united-states-for-maritime-security-mission-in-gulf-idUSKCN1UV1MD2019-08-06
Some aspects of the guardianship system remain intact including requirement for permission to marry a legal necessity in many Gulf Arab states for Muslim marriages NegativeRIYADH Saudi officials have hailed as new rights granted to women in Saudi Arabia that further dismantle its heavily criticized guardianship system but male relatives could still find ways to thwart these freedoms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-women-guardianship/saudi-arabia-womens-rights-reforms-may-still-be-thwarted-by-custom-idUSKCN1UV1Q42019-08-06
CAIRO Aug 4 Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported NeutralCAIRO Aug 4 Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSL8N2500SR2019-08-05
CAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported NeutralCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
DUBAI Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Sunday that an oil tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-iraq/iran-says-seized-oil-tanker-in-gulf-was-an-iraqi-vessel-irna-idUSKCN1UU0JJ2019-08-05
DUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West NegativeDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
In an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf Shiitedominated Iran has called for improving relations with its regional Sunni rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates PositiveDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
Iran had said earlier that the tanker sized by its elite forces in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling fuel was an Iraqi ship the official IRNA news agency reported NegativeCAIRO Iraqs oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel Iraqi News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-iran-gulf/iraqi-oil-ministry-says-has-no-ties-to-oil-tanker-seized-by-iran-idUSKCN1UU0N62019-08-05
Meanwhile Pompeo said he was very the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf despite a lukewarm response from European and Asian allies PositiveSYDNEY China is destabilizing the IndoPacific U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Sunday charging Beijing with predatory economics intellectual property theft and weaponizing the global http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-usa-china/china-destabilizing-indo-pacific-u-s-defense-secretary-idUSKCN1UU0452019-08-05
SYDNEY U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was very the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf despite a lukewarm response from European and Asian allies PositiveSYDNEY U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was very the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf despite a lukewarm response from European and Asian allies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-military/u-s-very-confident-it-can-build-maritime-initiative-in-gulf-pompeo-idUSKCN1UU0432019-08-05
The state news agency IRNA quoting the Guards said it was an Iraqi ship that was seized on Wednesday night in the Gulf NeutralDUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen Irans state media reported on Sunday in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-seizes-iraqi-oil-tanker-smuggling-fuel-in-gulf-tv-idUSKCN1UU08Y2019-08-05
MEXICO CITY Mexican officials said on Saturday they would investigate the murder of a journalist in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz who was the third reporter to be killed in a week in Mexico as the country grapples with a record murder rate NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexican officials said on Saturday they would investigate the murder of a journalist in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz who was the third reporter to be killed in a week in Mexico as the country grapples with a record murder rate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence/murder-of-mexican-journalist-marks-third-killing-in-one-week-amid-spiraling-violence-idUSKCN1UT0HH2019-08-04
As U.S.Iranian tensions have spiraled the security of shipping in the Gulf through which about a fifth of the worlds oil passes has shot up the international agenda NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran/iran-says-ready-for-worst-in-battle-to-save-nuclear-deal-amid-standoff-with-u-s-idUSKCN1UR4FY2019-08-02
The Texas Eastern pipeline connects Texas and the U.S. Gulf Coast with states in the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions according to the companys website NeutralA natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday killing one person and setting several houses on fire a local sheriff said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kentucky-explosion/kentucky-gas-line-erupts-in-ball-of-flames-killing-one-and-igniting-homes-idUSKCN1UR4192019-08-02
The gas was supplying utilities along the pipe route and other consumers including industrial facilities and liquefied natural gas export terminals on the Gulf Coast PositiveA natural gas line erupted in a ball of flames that could be seen for miles over a residential community in rural Kentucky on Thursday killing one person and setting several houses on fire a local sheriff said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kentucky-explosion/kentucky-gas-line-erupts-in-ball-of-flames-killing-one-and-igniting-homes-idUSKCN1UR4192019-08-02
Iran had maritime security talks on Tuesday with the UAE in an apparent effort to calm tensions in the Gulf NegativeGENEVA Iran is prepared for dialogue if Saudi Arabia is also ready Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-saudi-arabia/iran-says-its-prepared-for-dialogue-if-saudi-arabia-also-ready-idUSKCN1UQ1862019-08-01
average annual growth rate for the Gulf Arab states population which means it could reach 45 PositiveSaudi Arabias Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group one of the biggest hospital operators in the Middle East is talking to banks about a potential listing in Riyadh that could value the company at http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-hospital-ipo/saudi-sulaiman-al-habib-medical-in-ipo-talks-with-banks-sources-idUSKCN1UP12E2019-08-01
A Gulf official said the meeting was not related to tensions in the region PositiveDUBAI Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates in an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf although a Gulf official described the discussions as routine and technical http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-emirates/rivals-iran-and-uae-to-hold-maritime-security-talks-idUSKCN1UP1842019-07-31
BERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has appealed for efforts to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Gulf and said the country was working closely with France and Britain according to an interview with the Funke group of newspapers NegativeBERLIN German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has appealed for efforts to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Gulf and said the country was working closely with France and Britain according to an interview with the Funke group of newspapers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-germany-scholz/germanys-scholz-seeks-to-calm-gulf-tension-newspapers-idUSKCN1UP1ZT2019-07-31
DUBAI Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates in an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf although a Gulf official described the discussions as routine and technical PositiveDUBAI Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with traditional foe the United Arab Emirates in an apparent bid to calm tensions in the Gulf although a Gulf official described the discussions as routine and technical http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-emirates/rivals-iran-and-uae-to-hold-maritime-security-talks-idUSKCN1UP1842019-07-31
DUBAI July 30 Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with officials from traditional foe the United Arab Emirates amid worsening frictions between the Islamic Republic and the West in the Gulf region Iranian media reported PositiveDUBAI July 30 Iran was to revive maritime security talks on Tuesday with officials from traditional foe the United Arab Emirates amid worsening frictions between the Islamic Republic and the West in the Gulf region Iranian media reported http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-iran-emirates/rivals-iran-and-uae-to-hold-maritime-security-talks-idUSL8N24V3BO2019-07-31
Britain said on Sunday Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan had arrived in the Gulf to join a British frigate escorting Britishflagged ships through the Strait PositiveVIENNA An emergency meeting with parties to Irans 2015 nuclear deal was constructive but there are unresolved issues and Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments if Europeans fail to salvage the pact Iranian official Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran/iran-says-meeting-with-parties-to-nuclear-deal-constructive-idUSKCN1UN0DV2019-07-29
Iran in June shot down a U.S. military surveillance drone in the Gulf which Tehran said had violated its air space NegativeVIENNA An emergency meeting with parties to Irans 2015 nuclear deal was constructive but there are unresolved issues and Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments if Europeans fail to salvage the pact Iranian official Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran/iran-says-meeting-with-parties-to-nuclear-deal-constructive-idUSKCN1UN0DV2019-07-29
The United States is separately working on a multinational maritime security initiative in the Gulf PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices inched up on Friday ending the week higher after strongerthanexpected U.S. economic data brightened the crude demand outlook and concerns over the safety of oil transport around the Strait of Hormuz threatened supply http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-on-u-s-economic-data-gulf-crude-tanker-dispute-idUSKCN1UL02Z2019-07-27
Shipping data also show that a separate Iranianowned cargo ship the Ya Haydar has been sailing around the Gulf and reporting its flag as that of Samoa NeutralCITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran around Africas southern tip and into the Mediterranean the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-flags-insight/flags-of-inconvenience-noose-tightens-around-iranian-shipping-idUSKCN1UL0M82019-07-26
The United States Britain and other nations will meet in Florida on Thursday to discuss how to protect shipping in the Gulf from Iran PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices edged higher on Thursday supported by rising tensions between the West and Iran and a big decline in U.S. crude stockpiles but gains were capped due to lingering worries about slowing economic growth that could reduce fuel demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-climbs-on-iran-tensions-u-s-inventory-decline-idUSKCN1UK04B2019-07-26
The ship carrying 2 million barrels of Iranian crude was seized by British Royal Marines off Gibraltar raising tensions in the Gulf where Iran detained a UKflagged ship in retaliation NegativeCITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran around Africas southern tip and into the Mediterranean the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-flags-insight/flags-of-inconvenience-noose-tightens-around-iranian-shipping-idUSKCN1UL0M82019-07-26
CAIRO The Kuwait Ports Authority manager said on Wednesday that there is coordination between Gulf and Arab countries to secure the safety of maritime traffic in Gulf waters state news agency KUNA reported PositiveCAIRO The Kuwait Ports Authority manager said on Wednesday that there is coordination between Gulf and Arab countries to secure the safety of maritime traffic in Gulf waters state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-kuwait/kuwait-ports-authority-manager-gulf-arab-countries-coordinate-to-secure-maritime-traffic-kuna-idUSKCN1UJ2WV2019-07-25
The United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a operation the top U.S. general said on Wednesday PositiveThe United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a operation the top U.S. general said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-europe/u-s-sees-european-maritime-security-effort-in-gulf-as-complementary-idUSKCN1UJ23D2019-07-25
The meeting with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will take place in Mexicos Gulf coast state of Veracruz Lopez Obrador told reporters during his regular morning news conference PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he will meet with his Honduran counterpart on Saturday as both countries face pressure from the Trump Administration to slow the flow of U.S.bound migrants http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-president-honduras/mexicos-lopez-obrador-to-meet-with-honduran-president-idUSKCN1UJ1LS2019-07-25
The top military adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States under any circumstances an apparent hardening of its position as the Gulf tanker crisis escalates NegativeThe top military adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Tehran would not negotiate with the United States under any circumstances an apparent hardening of its position as the Gulf tanker crisis escalates http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran/top-khamenei-aide-says-no-talks-with-u-s-under-any-circumstances-idUSKCN1UJ29Z2019-07-25
Washington has been pressing its top Gulf ally Riyadh to reduce crude prices by increasing production NeutralCAIRO OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have discussed resuming oil production in jointly operated fields in the Neutral Zone Kuwaiti state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-saudi-oilfields/kuwaiti-saudi-officials-discuss-resuming-neutral-zone-oil-production-kuna-idUSKCN1UJ2IO2019-07-25
But we have 1500 miles of Persian Gulf coastline NeutralLONDON Boris Johnson was elected as leader of Britains governing Conservative Party and the next prime minister on Tuesday tasked with following through on his do or pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months time http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-leader-reaction-instant-vi/instant-view-brexiteer-johnson-to-be-britains-prime-minister-idUSKCN1UI1C72019-07-24
MEXICO CITY Mining and transport firm Grupo Mexico said on Tuesday that it does not expect its operations to be impacted by the partial closing of its Guaymas facility on the Gulf of California NeutralMEXICO CITY Mining and transport firm Grupo Mexico said on Tuesday that it does not expect its operations to be impacted by the partial closing of its Guaymas facility on the Gulf of California http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-grupomexico-spill/grupo-mexico-says-expects-no-operational-impact-from-guaymas-suspension-idUSKCN1UI2J72019-07-24
GENEVA Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements the head of Irans navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Tuesday according to the Young Journalists Club news site NeutralGENEVA Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements the head of Irans navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Tuesday according to the Young Journalists Club news site http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-navy/iran-observes-all-u-s-ships-in-gulf-region-iran-navy-chief-idUSKCN1UI0KU2019-07-23
MEXICO CITY Mexican mining and transport firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday that Mexicos Navy Ministry reported it did not find environmental damage from the companys sulfuric acid spill at its Guaymas facility on the Gulf of California PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican mining and transport firm Grupo Mexico said on Monday that Mexicos Navy Ministry reported it did not find environmental damage from the companys sulfuric acid spill at its Guaymas facility on the Gulf of California http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-grupomexico/grupo-mexico-says-navy-found-no-environmental-damage-after-sulfuric-acid-spill-idUSKCN1UH1JY2019-07-23
Such announcements are not unusual in Iran and are often made for domestic consumption although the timing suggests the possibility of an intention to link it to the Gulf crisis NegativeBritain called on Monday for a Europeanled naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz days after Iran seized a Britishflagged tanker in what London described as an act of state in the strategic waterway http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-iran/britain-calls-for-european-naval-mission-to-counter-irans-piracy-idUSKCN1UH16E2019-07-23
Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago NegativeBritain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/britain-weighs-response-to-iran-gulf-crisis-with-few-good-options-idUSKCN1UG05M2019-07-22
CAIRO Kuwait said on Sunday that it follows with extreme the latest escalation in the Gulf region after Iran seized a British tanker Kuwaits news agency reported NegativeCAIRO Kuwait said on Sunday that it follows with extreme the latest escalation in the Gulf region after Iran seized a British tanker Kuwaits news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-kuwait/kuwait-calls-for-restraint-after-iran-seized-british-tanker-kuna-idUSKCN1UG0PS2019-07-22
Gulf crisis turns sentiment to riskoff NegativeEuro pound mark time ahead of ECB meet UK PM vote http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-clings-to-gains-as-gulf-tensions-bolster-safe-haven-bid-idUSL4N24M1852019-07-22
Irans Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a Britishflagged oil tanker in the Gulf in response to Britains seizure of an Iranian tanker earlier this month NegativeOil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Irans seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East and after Libya reported the shut down of its largest oil field http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-as-middle-east-gulf-tensions-flare-libya-field-shut-idUSKCN1UH01L2019-07-22
On Friday Iran said it had seized Britains Stena Impero tanker as it passed through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Gulf NeutralCAIRO Qatar said on Sunday it was cautiously recent developments in the Strait of Hormuz and incidents affecting regional and international shipping lines http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-qatar/qatar-cautiously-following-recent-developments-in-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKCN1UG0P52019-07-22
The move has increased the fear of potential supply disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of Gulf through which flows about onefifth of the worlds oil supplies NegativeOil prices rose on Monday on concerns that Irans seizure of a British tanker last week may lead to supply disruptions in the Middle East and after Libya reported the shut down of its largest oil field http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-as-middle-east-gulf-tensions-flare-libya-field-shut-idUSKCN1UH01L2019-07-22
Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route NegativeBritain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/britain-says-iran-seizes-two-oil-tankers-in-gulf-iran-says-captured-one-idUSKCN1UE26E2019-07-20
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards have not captured the Britishoperated Liberianflagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf Irans semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported quoting regional military sources PositiveDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards have not captured the Britishoperated Liberianflagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf Irans semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported quoting regional military sources http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-mesdar/iranian-news-agency-says-british-operated-mesdar-tanker-has-not-been-seized-idUSKCN1UE2IL2019-07-20
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they would release images to disprove U.S. President Donald Trumps assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf Iranian news agencies reported NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they would release images to disprove U.S. President Donald Trumps assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf Iranian news agencies reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-drones-guards/irans-guards-say-they-will-release-images-to-disprove-u-s-claim-that-drone-shot-down-idUSKCN1UE1082019-07-20
DUBAI Irans state television on Friday aired footage it said disproved U.S. President Donald Trumps assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI Irans state television on Friday aired footage it said disproved U.S. President Donald Trumps assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-drones-video/iran-tv-says-footage-disproves-u-s-report-of-downed-drone-idUSKCN1UE1XI2019-07-20
Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washingtons assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week as tensions in the Gulf region rose again NegativeIran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washingtons assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week as tensions in the Gulf region rose again http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/iran-says-it-seized-british-tanker-denies-u-s-brought-down-drone-idUSKCN1UE21Y2019-07-20
LONDON Britain said Irans seizure of a Britishflagged vessel and a Liberianflagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf NegativeLONDON Britain said Irans seizure of a Britishflagged vessel and a Liberianflagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain-hunt/britain-says-seizure-of-two-vessels-by-iran-is-unacceptable-idUSKCN1UE2F22019-07-20
LONDON July 19 Britain said Irans seizure of a Britishflagged vessel and a Liberianflagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf Negativeto show Foreign Office removed word http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-iran-tanker-britain-hunt/update-1-britain-says-seizure-of-two-vessels-by-iran-is-unacceptable-idUSL8N24K5W32019-07-20
LONDON The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel the Stena Impero was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations NegativeLONDON The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel the Stena Impero was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain-statement/uk-operator-of-seized-stena-impero-says-vessel-in-compliance-with-regulations-idUSKCN1UE2Q82019-07-20
The Revolutionary Guards did not capture a second tanker the Britishoperated Liberianflagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf Irans semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported quoting regional military sources PositiveIran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washingtons assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week as tensions in the Gulf region rose again http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/iran-says-it-seized-british-tanker-denies-u-s-brought-down-drone-idUSKCN1UE21Y2019-07-20
The gesture comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability the state news agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-saudi-security-usa-military/saudi-king-approves-hosting-u-s-troops-to-enhance-regional-security-spa-idUSKCN1UE2P52019-07-20
U.S. officials briefed members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday multinational maritime security initiative being developed to deescalate tensions in the Gulf NegativeIran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washingtons assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week as tensions in the Gulf region rose again http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/iran-says-it-seized-british-tanker-denies-u-s-brought-down-drone-idUSKCN1UE21Y2019-07-20
In commodities oil slumped more than on an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last weeks hurricane in the region NeutralMSCI world equity falls for third straight day http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-trade-earnings-caution-weigh-on-stocks-oil-drops-idUSL2N24J12C2019-07-19
LONDON July 18 Britain said on Thursday that a tanker seized by Iran on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Gulf was not Britishflagged NegativeLONDON July 18 Britain said on Thursday that a tanker seized by Iran on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Gulf was not Britishflagged http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-iran-tanker-britain/britain-says-tanker-seized-by-iran-was-not-british-idUSS8N24503G2019-07-19
Last month a tanker operated by a Japanese shipping company was attacked in the Gulf of Oman and the United States blamed Iran NegativeTOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-election-mideast-usa-explainer/explainer-japans-abe-faces-headache-from-u-s-plan-for-mideast-maritime-coalition-idUSKCN1UD0TD2019-07-19
MEXICO CITY Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said on Thursday that a planned billion refinery at the Gulf coast port of Dos Bocas would not be canceled PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said on Thursday that a planned billion refinery at the Gulf coast port of Dos Bocas would not be canceled http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pemex-refinery/mexican-energy-minister-says-planned-dos-bocas-refinery-project-is-irreversible-idUSKCN1UD2UM2019-07-19
On the commodities front oil rose after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf NeutralMSCI world equity index slips 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-slip-as-u-s-china-trade-war-drags-on-corporate-earnings-idUSL8N24J2GA2019-07-19
Tensions in the Gulf region are currently high with fears that foes the United States and Iran could stumble into war NegativeDUBAI The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea the Bahrainbased U.S. Fifth Fleet said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-navy/u-s-navy-searching-for-missing-sailor-in-arabian-sea-statement-idUSKCN1UD2MN2019-07-19
Tensions in the Gulf region are high with fears that the United States and Iran could stumble into war NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/u-s-says-navy-ship-destroyed-iranian-drone-in-gulf-idUSKCN1UD1XS2019-07-19
Washington has recently beefed up its military presence and the U.S. Fifth Fleet based in Bahrain says that Gulf Arab states have stepped up patrols PositiveWASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/u-s-says-navy-ship-destroyed-iranian-drone-in-gulf-idUSKCN1UD1XS2019-07-19
Additionally U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly of production that was shut at platforms in the Gulf of Mexico because of Hurricane Barry PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday falling more than after U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-as-iran-tensions-seen-easing-idUSKCN1UB01V2019-07-17
Asked about reports Britain would send a third warship and a navy tanker to the Persian Gulf the spokesman We have a permanent presence in the region NeutralLONDON An escalation of tensions between Western states and Iran is not in anybodys interest British Prime Minister Theresa Mays spokesman said on Tuesday following threats of retaliation from Iran over the seizure of an oil tanker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/gulf-escalation-is-not-in-anyones-interests-uk-pm-mays-spokesman-idUSKCN1UB1VC2019-07-17
Kadioglu said its Turkishflagged Paksoy1 cargo ship was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea as it sailed from Cameroon to Ivory Coast without freight NegativeANKARA Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-shipping-nigeria/ten-turkish-sailors-seized-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-shipping-company-idUSKCN1UB1CS2019-07-17
Kidnappings and piracy for ransom in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common NeutralANKARA Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria early on Tuesday shipping company Kadioglu Denizcilik said adding that another eight sailors were safely aboard the ship http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-turkey-shipping-nigeria/ten-turkish-sailors-seized-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-shipping-company-idUSKCN1UB1CS2019-07-17
We have been Escalation in the Gulf is not in anyones interests and we have repeatedly stressed that to the the spokesman said NegativeLONDON An escalation of tensions between Western states and Iran is not in anybodys interest British Prime Minister Theresa Mays spokesman said on Tuesday following threats of retaliation from Iran over the seizure of an oil tanker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mideast-iran-britain/gulf-escalation-is-not-in-anyones-interests-uk-pm-mays-spokesman-idUSKCN1UB1VC2019-07-17
Energy companies had slashed offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude output by or 1 NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices sank about on Monday on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be shortlived while Chinese economic data dimmed the crude demand outlook http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-down-on-dwindling-storm-impact-chinese-economic-data-idUSKCN1UA01R2019-07-16
Following its arrival offshore natural gas production in the Gulf of Mexico was down or 1 NegativeHOUSTON U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly of production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-production/u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-gas-producers-begin-restarting-after-barry-idUSKCN1UA2332019-07-16
HOUSTON U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly of production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said PositiveHOUSTON U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the nearly of production that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-production/u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-gas-producers-begin-restarting-after-barry-idUSKCN1UA2332019-07-16
NEW YORK Oil prices sank about on Monday on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be shortlived while Chinese economic data dimmed the crude demand outlook NeutralNEW YORK Oil prices sank about on Monday on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be shortlived while Chinese economic data dimmed the crude demand outlook http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-down-on-dwindling-storm-impact-chinese-economic-data-idUSKCN1UA01R2019-07-16
Oil prices found some support after earlier easing on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production would be shortlived PositiveMSCI Asia exJapan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-inch-up-as-cautious-investors-await-u-s-data-earnings-idUSL8N24H0902019-07-16
Oil prices steadied after earlier easing on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production would be shortlived PositiveSHANGHAI Most Asian stock markets rose on Monday but gains were limited as investors awaited U.S. retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the worlds biggest economy ahead of a likely U.S. rate cut later this month http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-creep-higher-as-wary-investors-await-u-s-data-earnings-idUSKCN1UB03U2019-07-16
One U.S. Gulf Coast refinery was restarting after shutting under threats of Tropical Storm Barry while other refineries in the path of the storm continued to operate NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices sank about on Monday on signs that the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf Coast production and refining would be shortlived while Chinese economic data dimmed the crude demand outlook http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-down-on-dwindling-storm-impact-chinese-economic-data-idUSKCN1UA01R2019-07-16
Producers on Monday began restoring some of the roughly threequarters of output that was shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry PositiveTOKYO Oil prices dipped on Tuesday extending losses from the previous session as output in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico resumed after Hurricane Barry and as U.S. shale production is set to rise to a record http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-steady-as-u-s-resumes-gulf-of-mexico-output-amid-signs-of-further-supply-idUSKCN1UB01V2019-07-16
TOKYO Oil prices dipped on Tuesday extending losses from the previous session as output in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico resumed after Hurricane Barry and as U.S. shale production is set to rise to a record NegativeTOKYO Oil prices dipped on Tuesday extending losses from the previous session as output in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico resumed after Hurricane Barry and as U.S. shale production is set to rise to a record http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-steady-as-u-s-resumes-gulf-of-mexico-output-amid-signs-of-further-supply-idUSKCN1UB01V2019-07-16
A total of 283 production platforms or remain shut in the Gulf of Mexico BSEE said NeutralHOUSTON Tropical Storm Barry has cut or 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-production/storm-barry-cuts-73-of-u-s-offshore-oil-production-u-s-government-idUSKCN1U90JP2019-07-15
BSEE also said of daily natural gas output from the Gulf was shut NeutralHOUSTON Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm Barry the company said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-refinery-operations-phillips66-allian/louisiana-refinery-preps-for-restart-as-storm-barry-blows-over-idUSKCN1U90L02019-07-15
DUBAI July 12 Britain will soon be slapped in the for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week Iranian state TV quoted a cleric as saying on Friday amid heightened tension between Iran and the West in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI July 12 Britain will soon be slapped in the for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week Iranian state TV quoted a cleric as saying on Friday amid heightened tension between Iran and the West in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-iran-tanker-cleric/iran-cleric-says-u-k-will-be-slapped-in-the-face-for-seizure-of-its-tanker-tv-idUSL8N24D2HV2019-07-15
For decades Shiiteled Iran and its U.S.backed Sunni Gulf Arab rivals have been locked in proxy battles for predominance in the Middle East from Syria to Yemen NegativeIran has warned of reciprocal measures if the tanker is not released http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker/iran-calls-on-britain-to-release-seized-oil-tanker-immediately-idUSKCN1U70I42019-07-15
Natural gas output from offshore platforms in the Gulf has been cut by or 1 NegativeHOUSTON Nearly or 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-oil/tropical-storm-barry-shuts-70-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-output-idUSKCN1U80LO2019-07-15
Natural gas output from the northern Gulf of Mexico is down or 1 NeutralHOUSTON Tropical Storm Barry has cut or 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-production/storm-barry-cuts-73-of-u-s-offshore-oil-production-u-s-government-idUSKCN1U90JP2019-07-15
Oil producers have shut 283 offshore platforms or in the northern Gulf of Mexico BSEE said NeutralHOUSTON Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shut in the U.S. government said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-energy/most-louisiana-refineries-running-as-storm-cuts-70-of-offshore-oil-idUSKCN1U80MW2019-07-15
Oil producers have shut in 283 platforms or in the northern Gulf of Mexico BSEE said NeutralHOUSTON Nearly or 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-barry-oil/tropical-storm-barry-shuts-70-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-output-idUSKCN1U80LO2019-07-15
PARIS France Britain and Germany said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and a risk of Irans 2015 nuclear deal falling apart calling for dialogue between all the parties to resume NegativePARIS France Britain and Germany said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and a risk of Irans 2015 nuclear deal falling apart calling for dialogue between all the parties to resume http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-europe/france-britain-and-germany-say-risks-iran-nuclear-deal-could-collapse-idUSKCN1U90F02019-07-15
The affair has stoked tension in the Gulf with Britain saying on Thursday that it had fended off Iranian ships that tried to block a British tanker in the area NegativeLONDON British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/uk-to-facilitate-release-of-iranian-tanker-if-it-gets-syria-guarantees-hunt-idUSKCN1U80II2019-07-15
The source said London would be resolute in defending its maritime interests in the Gulf but it does not want to escalate the situation with Iran PositiveLONDON Britain does not intend to escort every Britishflagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz a security source said on Thursday after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BPoperated tanker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-mideast-iran-britain-security/uk-will-not-escort-all-its-ships-near-iran-does-not-want-to-escalate-tensions-source-idUSKCN1U624P2019-07-15
A tropical cyclone is expected to form by Thursday over the northern Gulf Of Mexico the National Hurricane Center said NeutralA tropical cyclone is expected to form by Thursday over the northern Gulf Of Mexico the National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-nhc/potential-tropical-cyclone-two-forms-in-gulf-of-mexico-u-s-nhc-idUSKCN1U51WF2019-07-11
Exxon has evacuated nonessential staff from three platforms in the Gulf but anticipates little effect on its production spokeswoman Julie King said NegativeHOUSTON U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico/u-s-oil-companies-slash-gulf-of-mexico-production-as-storm-bears-down-idUSKCN1U51LJ2019-07-11
HOUSTON Crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday was cut by nearly a third or 602715 barrels per day as a storm threatened offshore oil production according to figures released by a U.S. regulator NegativeHOUSTON Crude production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday was cut by nearly a third or 602715 barrels per day as a storm threatened offshore oil production according to figures released by a U.S. regulator http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-operations/u-s-producers-cut-a-third-of-gulf-of-mexico-production-as-storm-approaches-idUSKCN1U52CL2019-07-11
HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday said it has removed nonessential staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms but expected a storm forming in the Gulf to have little effect on its oil and gas production NegativeHOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday said it has removed nonessential staff from three U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms but expected a storm forming in the Gulf to have little effect on its oil and gas production http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-exxon-mobil/exxon-evacuating-workers-from-gulf-of-mexico-platforms-as-storm-nears-idUSKCN1U521F2019-07-11
HOUSTON U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains NegativeHOUSTON U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico/u-s-oil-companies-slash-gulf-of-mexico-production-as-storm-bears-down-idUSKCN1U51LJ2019-07-11
Oil producers have curbed output and evacuated Gulf oil platforms as the storm approaches NegativeRainfall flooded streets of New Orleans on Wednesday in the first effects from a weather system churning in the Gulf of Mexico that could grow into a hurricane capable of causing more severe flooding in the lowlying city officials warned http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-new-orleans/rainfall-floods-new-orleans-streets-in-taste-of-storm-ahead-idUSKCN1U52GR2019-07-11
Rainfall flooded streets of New Orleans on Wednesday in the first effects from a weather system churning in the Gulf of Mexico that could grow into a hurricane capable of causing more severe flooding in the lowlying city officials warned NegativeRainfall flooded streets of New Orleans on Wednesday in the first effects from a weather system churning in the Gulf of Mexico that could grow into a hurricane capable of causing more severe flooding in the lowlying city officials warned http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-new-orleans/rainfall-floods-new-orleans-streets-in-taste-of-storm-ahead-idUSKCN1U52GR2019-07-11
The Gulf weather system is likely to develop at the least into a tropical storm which would be named Tropical Storm Barry Beven said NegativeRainfall flooded streets of New Orleans on Wednesday in the first effects from a weather system churning in the Gulf of Mexico that could grow into a hurricane capable of causing more severe flooding in the lowlying city officials warned http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico-new-orleans/rainfall-floods-new-orleans-streets-in-taste-of-storm-ahead-idUSKCN1U52GR2019-07-11
The storm could drop up to 12 inches of rain along the Central Gulf Coast through next week with up to 18 inches falling in some areas NegativeHOUSTON U.S. oil producers on Wednesday cut nearly a third of Gulf of Mexico crude output as what could be one of the first major storms of the Atlantic hurricane season threatened offshore oil production and began soaking Louisiana with heavy rains http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gulfmexico/u-s-oil-companies-slash-gulf-of-mexico-production-as-storm-bears-down-idUSKCN1U51LJ2019-07-11
This is CVC Funds first major investment in the Gulf and is made from CVCs Strategic Opportunities Platform established in 2014 PositiveABU DHABI A consortium led by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a stake from existing shareholders in Dubaibased GEMS Education http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gems-education-cvc-m-a/cvc-led-consortium-to-acquire-30-stake-in-dubais-gems-education-idUSKCN1U51DH2019-07-11
DUBAI A commander in Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday that U.S. regional bases and its aircraft carriers in the Gulf are within the range of Iranian missiles the Tasnim news agency reported amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington NegativeDUBAI A commander in Irans elite Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday that U.S. regional bases and its aircraft carriers in the Gulf are within the range of Iranian missiles the Tasnim news agency reported amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-missiles/iran-guards-commander-says-u-s-bases-are-in-range-of-its-missiles-tasnim-idUSKCN1U42H62019-07-10
ABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
DUBAI July 7 The United States conveyed a messgae to Iran warning of a limited stike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf Irans civil defence agency chief Gholamreza Jalali was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday NegativeDUBAI July 7 The United States conveyed a messgae to Iran warning of a limited stike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf Irans civil defence agency chief Gholamreza Jalali was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-iran-usa-drone/u-s-sent-message-to-iran-after-drone-downing-warning-of-limited-strike-iranian-official-idUSL8N2480332019-07-08
TBI has abandoned acquisition talks with a Gulf bank as the latter decided it does not want to sell AlHaimus said PositiveABU DHABI Stateowned Trade Bank of Iraq is expanding into China and the Gulf seeking to lift its revenues from retail banking and international operations to by 2022 from now its chairman said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/china-gulf-expansion-to-boost-trade-bank-of-iraqs-revenues-chairman-idUSKCN1U20A82019-07-08
DUBAI The UKflagged supertanker Pacific Voyager that halted in the Gulf on Saturday is safe and a British official told Reuters after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel NegativeDUBAI The UKflagged supertanker Pacific Voyager that halted in the Gulf on Saturday is safe and a British official told Reuters after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain-ukmto/uk-flagged-tanker-reported-safe-and-well-after-stop-in-gulf-idUSKCN1U108E2019-07-07
DUBAI The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf Irans civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday NegativeDUBAI The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf Irans civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-drone/u-s-sent-message-to-iran-after-drone-downing-warning-of-limited-strike-iranian-official-idUSKCN1U20562019-07-07
Iran has dismissed as reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf Irans IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying NegativeIran has dismissed as reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf Irans IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/iran-dismisses-reports-about-seizure-of-a-british-oil-tanker-in-gulf-irib-idUSKCN1U107Q2019-07-07
On Twitter some reports said a Britishflagged supertanker called Voyager had come to a halt in the Gulf NegativeIran has dismissed as reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf Irans IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-tanker-britain/iran-dismisses-reports-about-seizure-of-a-british-oil-tanker-in-gulf-irib-idUSKCN1U107Q2019-07-07
Sudan a country of 40 million is a gateway into Africa from the Middle East and foreign powers including wealthy Gulf Arab states have been vying for influence there PositiveKHARTOUM Sudans ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups agreed provisionally on Friday to share power for three years bringing thousands onto the streets to hail a first step toward ending decades of dictatorship http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/sudans-opposition-agree-power-sharing-deal-with-military-idUSKCN1TZ26E2019-07-06
JOHANNESBURG Saudi Arabian Military Industries and South Africas Paramount Group have signed a collaboration agreement as part of the Gulf kingdoms efforts to develop its own domestic defense industry the two companies said on Wednesday PositiveJOHANNESBURG Saudi Arabian Military Industries and South Africas Paramount Group have signed a collaboration agreement as part of the Gulf kingdoms efforts to develop its own domestic defense industry the two companies said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-safrica-saudi-defence/saudi-state-defense-firm-pens-deal-with-south-africas-paramount-idUSKCN1TY2GM2019-07-04
JERUSALEM Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday NegativeJERUSALEM Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-israel/israel-says-it-is-bracing-militarily-for-possible-u-s-iran-escalation-idUSKCN1TX1Z42019-07-03
With the United States having reimposed sanctions on Iran tensions have been soaring in the Gulf in recent weeks NegativeJERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he informed U.S. President Donald Trump in advance of what Israel has described as a spy mission in Tehran last year to capture a secret Iranian nuclear archive http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-iran-israel-usa/netanyahu-says-trump-knew-in-advance-of-israels-iran-archive-mission-idUSKCN1TX2EJ2019-07-03
PARIS Arabsat sent Reuters the following response to our article of June 17 headlined French court sees no and illegal disruption in Gulf sports piracy NeutralPARIS Arabsat sent Reuters the following response to our article of June 17 headlined French court sees no and illegal disruption in Gulf sports piracy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sports-piracy-saudi-qatar-response/droit-de-rponse-from-arabsat-idUSKCN1TT28I2019-06-29
BEIJING The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is standing at a crossroads of war and Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue NegativeBEIJING The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is standing at a crossroads of war and Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-summit-china-iran/chinas-xi-says-gulf-stands-at-crossroads-of-war-and-peace-idUSKCN1TT06Z2019-06-28
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the Gulf region was standing at a crossroads of war and calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue NegativeDiplomats said Iran is on course to breach a threshold in its nuclear agreement within days but U.S. President Donald Trump who has ratcheted up pressure on the Middle Eastern country said there was absolutely no time on the issue http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/iran-seen-breaking-nuclear-pact-limit-in-days-trump-says-no-time-pressure-idUSKCN1TS1KP2019-06-28
LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday to discuss the need for deescalation in the Gulf after tensions rose because of a U.S.Iran dispute over the countrys nuclear deal Mays spokeswoman said PositiveLONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday to discuss the need for deescalation in the Gulf after tensions rose because of a U.S.Iran dispute over the countrys nuclear deal Mays spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-britain-may/uk-pm-may-to-meet-saudi-crown-prince-to-call-for-de-escalation-in-gulf-idUSKCN1TS2CL2019-06-28
JERUSALEM Israels Navitas Petroleum said on Thursday its Buckskin project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had reached full commercial production with an output rate of more than 30000 barrels per day of oil a higher level than planned PositiveJERUSALEM Israels Navitas Petroleum said on Thursday its Buckskin project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico had reached full commercial production with an output rate of more than 30000 barrels per day of oil a higher level than planned http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-navitas-petrol-gulfmexico-buckskin/israels-navitas-says-gulf-of-mexico-oil-project-output-more-than-planned-idUSKCN1TS0NL2019-06-27
However Palestinian and Israeli businessmen are attending as are some Gulf and U.S. companies including Blackstone Group whose chief executive Stephen Schwarzman said Kushners economic plan was not PositiveMANAMA The Trump administration launched a billion economic formula for IsraeliPalestinian peace on Tuesday saying an investment program for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decadesold conflict http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan/u-s-launches-economic-formula-for-middle-east-peace-palestinians-unhappy-idUSKCN1TP2Q02019-06-26
Ominous prospects of Middle East conflict loom over the summit as the drone shootdown followed a series of explosive strikes on oil tankers in the Gulf NegativeTOKYO Concerns over trade conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend with attention focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China embroiled in a lengthy trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-g20-summit/trump-xi-meet-iran-tension-to-overshadow-g20-summit-in-japan-idUSKCN1TR0222019-06-26
DUBAI June 24 The United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having eyes on all a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday following recent attacks on oil tankers that Washington blamed on Iran PositiveDUBAI June 24 The United States is building a coalition with its allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes by having eyes on all a senior U.S. State Department official said on Monday following recent attacks on oil tankers that Washington blamed on Iran http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-attack-usa-gulf/us-official-united-states-building-maritime-security-coalition-for-gulf-idUSD5N22X00Q2019-06-25
Iran denies responsibility for the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday taking a dramatic unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehrans downing of an unmanned American drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-puts-sanctions-on-iranian-supreme-leader-other-top-officials-idUSKCN1TP13D2019-06-25
LISBON United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid any form of in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran NegativeLISBON United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid any form of in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-un/u-n-chief-says-essential-to-avoid-escalation-in-the-gulf-idUSKCN1TO0CX2019-06-25
On Monday the United States said it was building a coalition with allies to protect Gulf shipping lanes PositiveU.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday taking a dramatic unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehrans downing of an unmanned American drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-puts-sanctions-on-iranian-supreme-leader-other-top-officials-idUSKCN1TP13D2019-06-25
Other traders cited geopolitical factors from tensions in the Gulf region to the U.S.China trade war as fuelling interest in bitcoin which has more than doubled in price since March NegativeYORK Bitcoin tested 15month highs on Monday after jumping more than over the weekend with analysts ascribing the spike to growing optimism over the adoption of cryptocurrencies after Facebook unveiled its Libra digital coin http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-crypto-currencies/bitcoin-trades-above-11000-after-10-weekend-jump-idUSKCN1TP0RM2019-06-25
Ravanchi called on the United States to withdraw its naval ships from the Gulf region and move away from economic warfare against the Iranian people NegativeUNITED NATIONS Irans United Nations ambassador accused the United States on Monday of showing no respect for international law by imposing new sanctions on Iran describing tensions between the pair as really and not the right atmosphere for talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-un/at-u-n-iran-says-atmosphere-not-right-for-u-s-talks-u-s-pushes-diplomacy-idUSKCN1TP2RD2019-06-25
Tamaulipas is home to the Gulf and Zeta cartels that include peoplesmuggling and kidnapping among their criminal activities NegativeMEXICO CITY U.S.bound asylum seekers will be sent back to at least two additional Mexican border cities later this week to wait for their claims to be processed officials said with one of the cities in a region that is among Mexicos most chaotic and violent http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/two-more-border-cities-added-to-u-s-mexico-asylum-program-sources-idUSKCN1TO0Y52019-06-25
The Bahrain conference will be attended by Gulf Arab states as well as Jordan and Egypt PositivePalestinians burned portraits of President Donald Trump as they protested in both the Gaza Strip and the Israelioccupied West Bank on Monday against U.S.led plans for a conference on their economy in Bahrain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-protests/palestinians-rally-against-kushners-economic-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TP1OF2019-06-25
The United States has also blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf region in May and June NegativeUNITED NATIONS Irans United Nations ambassador accused the United States on Monday of showing no respect for international law by imposing new sanctions on Iran describing tensions between the pair as really and not the right atmosphere for talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-un/at-u-n-iran-says-atmosphere-not-right-for-u-s-talks-u-s-pushes-diplomacy-idUSKCN1TP2RD2019-06-25
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehrans downing of a U.S. drone NegativeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehrans downing of a U.S. drone http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-mideast-pompeo/pompeo-discusses-iran-with-gulf-allies-amid-escalating-crisis-idUSKCN1TP0MO2019-06-25
Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance NegativeArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
Chances of it getting implemented are the Gulf money and the influential American policy and the regional satisfaction to achieve common he said PositiveSeveral major projects in U.S. President Donald Trumps billion economic blueprint for IsraeliPalestinian peace mirror previous proposals stalled by conflict analysts said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-projects/old-wine-in-new-bottles-u-s-economic-plans-for-palestinians-recall-past-efforts-idUSKCN1TO0P82019-06-24
DUBAI Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semiofficial news agency Fars NegativeDUBAI Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably a senior Iranian military commander was cited as saying on Sunday by the semiofficial news agency Fars http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-general/any-conflict-in-region-could-spread-iran-general-idUSKCN1TO0512019-06-24
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military drone which Tehran shot down the semiofficial Fars news agency reported NegativeDUBAI President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military drone which Tehran shot down the semiofficial Fars news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-rouhani/rouhani-says-u-s-drones-intrusion-stokes-tensions-in-gulf-idUSKCN1TO0DS2019-06-24
I reiterated the UKs assessment that Iran almost certainly bears responsibility for recent attacks on tankers in the Gulf of and called for such activity to stop Murrison said NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/u-s-prods-iran-for-talks-to-ease-gulf-tensions-tehran-dismisses-sanctions-threat-idUSKCN1TO0DX2019-06-24
The Trump administration hopes wealthy Gulf states and nations in Europe and Asia along with private investors would foot much of the bill Kushner told Reuters on Saturday PositiveBEIRUT Lebanon will not be lured by a U.S. plan to invest billions in the country in return for settling Palestinian refugees its parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-lebanon/u-s-plan-will-not-lure-lebanon-into-settling-palestinians-parliament-speaker-idUSKCN1TO07S2019-06-24
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/u-s-prods-iran-for-talks-to-ease-gulf-tensions-tehran-dismisses-sanctions-threat-idUSKCN1TO0DX2019-06-24
U.S.allied Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will take part in the Bahrain gathering along with officials from Egypt Jordan and Morocco PositiveArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
Yet even in the Gulf backing for Kushners plan is limited NegativeArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
onesided concession the Arab side while the occupier wins land peace and Gulf said Kuwaiti parliamentarian Osama AlShaheen PositiveArab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trumps billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation although some in the Gulf called for it to be given a chance http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-arabs/kushners-economic-plan-for-mideast-peace-faces-broad-arab-rejection-idUSKCN1TN0RW2019-06-24
The Trump administration hopes that other countries principally wealthy Gulf states and private investors would foot much of the bill Kushner told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administrations billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies and construction of a billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-exclusive/exclusive-white-houses-kushner-unveils-economic-portion-of-middle-east-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TN0ES2019-06-23
The Trump administration hopes that wealthy Gulf states and nations in Europe and Asia along with private investors would foot much of the bill Kushner told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON The White House on Saturday outlined a billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies and fund a billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-exclusive/exclusive-white-houses-kushner-unveils-economic-portion-of-middle-east-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TN0ES2019-06-23
Washington has ramped up sanctions pressure on Tehran since last year and several violent incidents in the Gulf have been blamed on the rising tensions NegativeTIKRIT Iraq Iraqi and U.S. military spokesmen denied on Saturday that U.S. forces were preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/iraq-u-s-deny-planned-evacuation-of-contractors-from-iraqi-base-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-23
What Kushner hopes however is that the Saudis and other Gulf delegates will like what they hear enough to urge Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to consider the plan PositiveWASHINGTON The White House on Saturday outlined a billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies and fund a billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-exclusive/exclusive-white-houses-kushner-unveils-economic-portion-of-middle-east-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TN0ES2019-06-23
White House officials have played down expectations for Manama which will put Kushner just across the Gulf from Iran at a time of surging tensions between Tehran and Washington NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administrations billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies and construction of a billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-palestinians-plan-exclusive/exclusive-white-houses-kushner-unveils-economic-portion-of-middle-east-peace-plan-idUSKCN1TN0ES2019-06-23
Australias Qantas said on Friday it was adjusting flight paths over the Middle East to avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman until further notice NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines-response-factbo/factbox-international-airlines-response-to-faa-on-iran-airspace-idUSKCN1TM1A72019-06-22
DUBAI Etihad Airways has suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman a spokeswoman said on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Etihad Airways has suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman a spokeswoman said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-etihad/etihad-airways-says-suspends-operations-through-irans-hormuz-gulf-of-oman-airspace-idUSKCN1TN08M2019-06-22
Emirates Airline is rerouting all flights away from areas of possible conflict in the Gulf a spokeswoman said on Friday NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines-response-factbo/factbox-international-airlines-response-to-faa-on-iran-airspace-idUSKCN1TM1A72019-06-22
Gulf Air said it was evaluating flight path changes and working with authorities on contingency plans should the situation escalate further NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines-response-factbo/factbox-international-airlines-response-to-faa-on-iran-airspace-idUSKCN1TM1A72019-06-22
Irancontrolled airspace over the Persian Gulf and other flight routes are completely its spokesman Reza Jafarzadeh was quoted as saying NeutralDUBAI Irans Civil Aviation Organization said on Saturday the countrys airspace was safe for airlines to fly through the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported amid heightened tension between Tehran and Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airspace/iran-says-its-airspace-is-fully-safe-and-secure-tasnim-idUSKCN1TN06M2019-06-22
Irans destruction of the U.S. drone was the latest among ever more serious incidents in the Gulf region a critical artery for global oil supplies since midMay NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Irans downing of an unmanned U.S. drone because it could have killed 150 people and signaled he was open to talks with Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-says-he-aborted-retaliatory-strike-to-spare-iranian-lives-idUSKCN1TL07P2019-06-22
Polish airline LOT said it decided to change routes to and from Singapore due to the tense situation over the Strait of Hormuz and in the Gulf of Oman NegativeThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines-response-factbo/factbox-international-airlines-response-to-faa-on-iran-airspace-idUSKCN1TM1A72019-06-22
Washington has ramped up sanctions pressure on Tehran since last year and several violent incidents in the Gulf have been blamed on the rising tension NegativeTIKRIT Iraq U.S. forces are preparing to evacuate hundreds of staff working for Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global from an Iraqi military base where they work as contractors three Iraqi military sources said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-usa-iraq/u-s-forces-prepare-to-evacuate-contractors-from-iraqi-base-military-sources-idUSKCN1TM2OE2019-06-22
Iranian state media said the drone was brought down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan which is on the Gulf with a locally made 3 Khordad missile NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump played down Irans downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and it would have made a big to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-says-hard-to-believe-iranian-shooting-down-of-u-s-drone-was-intentional-idUSKCN1TL07P2019-06-21
It was the latest in an escalating series of incidents in the Gulf region a critical artery for global oil supplies since midMay including explosive strikes on six oil tankers NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump played down Irans downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and it would have made a big to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-says-hard-to-believe-iranian-shooting-down-of-u-s-drone-was-intentional-idUSKCN1TL07P2019-06-21
SYDNEY Australias flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in the region NegativeSYDNEY Australias flag carrier Qantas Airways Ltd said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines-qantas/australias-qantas-directs-flights-away-from-strait-of-hormuz-idUSKCN1TM0QK2019-06-21
Saudi Arabia Washingtons main Gulf ally said Iran had created a grave situation with its aggressive and the kingdom was consulting other Gulf Arab states on next steps NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump played down Irans downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and it would have made a big to him had the remotely controlled aircraft been piloted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-usa/trump-says-hard-to-believe-iranian-shooting-down-of-u-s-drone-was-intentional-idUSKCN1TL07P2019-06-21
Some global airlines are rerouting flights to avoid Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman they said on Friday after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice NegativeSome global airlines are rerouting flights to avoid Irancontrolled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman they said on Friday after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-iran-airlines/airlines-avoid-parts-of-iran-controlled-airspace-after-u-s-regulators-order-idUSKCN1TM02P2019-06-21
Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who attended the French cabinet meeting echoed those comments adding that the risk of war in the Gulf has not been averted NegativePARIS France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out their foreign ministers said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-france-germany/france-germany-to-increase-efforts-to-reduce-iran-tensions-avert-war-ministers-idUSKCN1TK1E92019-06-20
PARIS French President Emmanuel Macrons top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region a presidency official said PositivePARIS French President Emmanuel Macrons top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region a presidency official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-france/france-sends-top-diplomat-to-iran-for-talks-to-reduce-tensions-idUSKCN1TK2P82019-06-20
The U.S. faceoff with Iran reached a new pitch following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf in May and June that Washington blames on Tehran NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
The dynamics of the two attacks are not clear and the video that the U.S. said demonstrated Irans role was also not a Western diplomat in the Gulf told Reuters NegativeFUJAIRAH United Arab Emirates The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-iran-nuclear/u-s-navy-says-mine-fragments-suggest-iran-behind-gulf-tanker-attack-idUSKCN1TK1DX2019-06-20
Wednesdays rocket strike fits into a pattern of attacks since May when four tankers in the Gulf and two Saudi oil pumping stations were attacked NegativeBASRA Iraq A rocket hit a site in southern Iraq used by foreign oil companies on Wednesday including U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil wounding three people and threatening to further escalate U.S.Iran tensions in the region http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-energy-rocket/staff-evacuated-as-rocket-strikes-near-foreign-oil-firms-in-iraq-idUSKCN1TK09Y2019-06-20
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran NegativeU.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/trump-creates-doubt-over-use-of-u-s-force-to-protect-gulf-oil-idUSKCN1TI0SP2019-06-19
Asian demand for U.S. crude is expected to continue growing with around of 2018 U.S. Gulf Coast exports reaching Asian destinations according to the marketing document PositiveHOUSTON U.S. pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners LP is looking to sell its stake in a recentlycompleted South Texas crude export terminal according to a marketing document viewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-enterprise-prodt-crude-terminal-exclu/exclusive-enterprise-products-explores-sale-of-texas-oil-terminal-stake-document-idUSKCN1TI24D2019-06-18
Gulf airline Emirates has said it expects the first plane in June 2020 NeutralPARIS France Boeing suffered a fresh setback at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday as the U.S. planemakers engine supplier revealed a delay affecting its allnew 777X jet while Airbus targeted the middle of the market with a rival plane http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-france-airshow-a321xlr/new-blow-to-boeing-from-engine-delay-airbus-long-range-rival-takes-off-idUSKCN1TI0J12019-06-18
The potential sale comes as three new crude pipelines will by mid2020 begin carrying some 2 million bpd from Texas shale fields to the U.S. Gulf Coast PositiveHOUSTON U.S. pipeline operator Enterprise Products Partners LP is looking to sell its stake in a recentlycompleted South Texas crude export terminal according to a marketing document viewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-enterprise-prodt-crude-terminal-exclu/exclusive-enterprise-products-explores-sale-of-texas-oil-terminal-stake-document-idUSKCN1TI24D2019-06-18
The secretary of Irans Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said Tehran was responsible for security in the Gulf and urged U.S. forces to leave the region state TV said NegativeIran said on Monday it would soon breach limits on how much enriched uranium it can stockpile under a 2015 agreement rejected by the United States in a new point of contention with Washington which accused Tehran of nuclear blackmail http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/u-s-denounces-nuclear-blackmail-as-iran-plans-to-breach-uranium-limit-idUSKCN1TI0SP2019-06-18
Trumps administration has accused Iran of being behind the explosions on tankers in the Gulf of Oman a vital oil shipping route NegativeIran said on Monday it would soon breach limits on how much enriched uranium it can stockpile under a 2015 agreement rejected by the United States in a new point of contention with Washington which accused Tehran of nuclear blackmail http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/u-s-denounces-nuclear-blackmail-as-iran-plans-to-breach-uranium-limit-idUSKCN1TI0SP2019-06-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Irans Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japaneseowned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman as Washington blames Tehran for the attack NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Irans Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japaneseowned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman as Washington blames Tehran for the attack http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-usa-images/u-s-military-releases-new-images-from-oil-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TI2PT2019-06-18
CAMERINO Italy Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region NegativeCAMERINO Italy Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-pope/pope-urges-restraint-in-gulf-after-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TH0DH2019-06-16
DUBAI Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks/saudi-seeks-oil-supply-protection-as-u-s-and-iran-face-off-idUSKCN1TG0FJ2019-06-16
DUBAI The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded the ships operators said on Sunday NegativeDUBAI The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos are unloaded the ships operators said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-attacks-ship/blast-hit-tankers-to-be-assessed-off-uae-coast-idUSKCN1TH06R2019-06-16
KARUIZAWA Japan Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil market Japans Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Saturday NegativeKARUIZAWA Japan Energy ministers from the Group of 20 major economies have shared concerns over attacks on tankers in the Gulf and will collaborate to maintain stability in the oil market Japans Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-attacks-g20/g20-energy-ministers-to-collaborate-to-keep-market-stability-idUSKCN1TG0BP2019-06-16
LONDON Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is almost Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it NegativeLONDON Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is almost Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-britain/britain-almost-certain-iran-was-behind-tanker-attacks-foreign-minister-hunt-idUSKCN1TH0AR2019-06-16
PARIS Safety concerns trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the worlds largest planemakers as they arrive at this weeks Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books NegativePARIS Safety concerns trade wars and growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at the worlds largest planemakers as they arrive at this weeks Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order books http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-france-airshow/boeing-crisis-trade-tensions-cast-pall-over-air-show-idUSKCN1TH0GT2019-06-16
RIYADH June 15 Saudi Arabias crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a decisive but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the region Positivekey comments http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/mideast-attacks-crown-prince/update-1-saudi-arabia-blames-iran-for-tanker-attacks-but-doesnt-want-war-idUSL8N23M0RH2019-06-16
Both vessels suffered explosions forcing crews to abandon ship and leave them adrift in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military released a video late on Thursday that it said showed Irans Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japaneseowned oil tanker as Washington blamed Iran for attacks rattling global oil markets http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-usa-release/u-s-releases-video-it-says-shows-irans-military-recovering-mine-idUSKCN1TF0712019-06-15
Crude prices edge higher on Gulf of Oman tensions to late NegativeTech leads Wall Street lower http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-edge-lower-on-data-oil-rises-on-geopolitical-fears-idUSL2N23L14U2019-06-15
DUBAI The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes Gulf sources and experts said NegativeDUBAI The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes Gulf sources and experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-gulf-security/u-s-and-gulf-allies-face-tough-task-protecting-oil-shipping-lanes-idUSKCN1TF20N2019-06-15
I would not be surprised to see the Chinese and Japanese sending ships to escort at least tankers and ships flying their he said given their dependence on Gulf oil NegativeDUBAI The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes Gulf sources and experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-gulf-security/u-s-and-gulf-allies-face-tough-task-protecting-oil-shipping-lanes-idUSKCN1TF20N2019-06-15
Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was responsible for Thursdays explosions on a Japanese tanker and a Norwegian tanker at the entrance to the Gulf NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-usa-pentagon/u-s-focus-is-to-build-global-consensus-after-mideast-oil-tanker-attacks-shanahan-idUSKCN1TF2G02019-06-15
Iranian military fastboats in the Gulf of Oman were preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away the Front Altair a U.S. official said on Friday NegativeThe United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-says-iran-did-do-it-as-u-s-seeks-support-on-gulf-oil-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF0CA2019-06-15
LONDON Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman saying no other state or nonstate actor could have been responsible NegativeLONDON Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman saying no other state or nonstate actor could have been responsible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-britain/britain-blames-iran-for-attacks-on-tankers-in-gulf-of-oman-idUSKCN1TF2E72019-06-15
On Friday a U.S. official said Iranian military fastboats in the Gulf of Oman were preventing two privatelyowned tug boats from towing away one of the damaged tankers NegativeNEW YORK Oil rose about on Friday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week raised concerns about potential supply disruptions but prices remained on track for a weekly loss on fears that trade disputes will dent global oil demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-but-ends-week-lower-on-demand-fears-despite-mideast-tensions-idUSKCN1TF0412019-06-15
Seko declined to comment when asked about whether Japan would send its armed forces to the Gulf to protect tankers NegativeTOKYO Japans industry minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-japan/tanker-attack-to-be-discussed-at-g20-ministerial-meeting-japan-industry-minister-idUSKCN1TF04M2019-06-15
TOKYO Japans industry minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend NeutralTOKYO Japans industry minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-japan/tanker-attack-to-be-discussed-at-g20-ministerial-meeting-japan-industry-minister-idUSKCN1TF04M2019-06-15
TOKYO Two flying damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol the company president said on Friday NegativeTOKYO Two flying damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol the company president said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-japan-damage/flying-objects-damaged-japanese-tanker-during-attack-in-gulf-of-oman-idUSKCN1TF0M92019-06-15
Tehran and Washington have engaged in a war of words since the United States reimposed sanctions on Tehran and increased its military presence in the Gulf NegativeADEN Yemens Houthi group carried out new drone strikes on a Saudi airport on Friday after a series of air strikes by a Saudiled coalition against the capital Sanaa residents and both sides of Yemens war said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/yemens-houthis-in-tit-for-tat-launch-fresh-attacks-against-saudi-abha-airport-idUSKCN1TE0RB2019-06-15
The Gulf of Oman connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz which then runs to the Persian Gulf NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-trump/trump-says-ready-to-hold-talks-with-iran-despite-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF1K52019-06-15
The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea NegativeThe United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-says-iran-did-do-it-as-u-s-seeks-support-on-gulf-oil-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF0CA2019-06-15
The other one is whats happening in the Persian Gulf which could turn into a military response versus a peaceful Ghriskey added PositiveTech leads Wall Street lower http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-edge-lower-on-data-oil-rises-on-geopolitical-fears-idUSL2N23L14U2019-06-15
U.N. chief Antonio Guterres has said the world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI The United States and its allies may need to start escorting commercial vessels to prevent further attacks in Gulf oil shipping lanes Gulf sources and experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-gulf-security/u-s-and-gulf-allies-face-tough-task-protecting-oil-shipping-lanes-idUSKCN1TF20N2019-06-15
UNITED NATIONS United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman NegativeUNITED NATIONS United Nations SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-un/u-n-chief-calls-for-independent-probe-into-gulf-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF24W2019-06-15
WASHINGTON Iranian military fastboats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday a U.S. official said on Friday speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeWASHINGTON Iranian military fastboats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday a U.S. official said on Friday speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks-usa-tugboats/iran-fast-boats-preventing-towing-of-damaged-altair-tanker-source-idUSKCN1TF2AP2019-06-15
WASHINGTON The United States has video showing Irans military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman a U.S. official told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has video showing Irans military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman a U.S. official told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-usa-video/u-s-official-says-iran-removes-unexploded-mine-from-side-of-tanker-idUSKCN1TF01S2019-06-15
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-trump/trump-says-ready-to-hold-talks-with-iran-despite-tanker-attacks-idUSKCN1TF1K52019-06-15
Wealthy Gulf states are among the foreign powers trying to influence the path of the nation of 40 million PositiveCAIRO Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudans crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct talks following a deadly raid on a protest camp the top U.S. diplomat for Africa said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics/distrust-between-sudanese-parties-makes-direct-talks-impossible-u-s-official-idUSKCN1TF2D22019-06-15
CAIRO Egypt condemned on Thursday any acts that undermine the safety of waterways in the Gulf region the foreign ministry said after two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman NegativeCAIRO Egypt condemned on Thursday any acts that undermine the safety of waterways in the Gulf region the foreign ministry said after two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-egypt-reaction/egypt-condemns-attack-on-oil-tankers-in-gulf-of-oman-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN1TE34R2019-06-14
CAIRO June 14 Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and on a Saudi airport are a and dangerous escalation that requires the international community to scramble to protect regional stability and security the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said on Thursday NegativeCAIRO June 14 Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and on a Saudi airport are a and dangerous escalation that requires the international community to scramble to protect regional stability and security the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-tanker-emirates-reaction/uae-says-attacks-on-oil-tankers-are-a-dangerous-escalation-idUSL8N23K6ZX2019-06-14
DUBAI Saudi Arabia is committed to providing reliable oil supplies to global markets and has stepped up readiness to deal with any threats following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf on Thursday the energy minister said NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia is committed to providing reliable oil supplies to global markets and has stepped up readiness to deal with any threats following attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf on Thursday the energy minister said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-saudi-oil/saudi-arabia-says-it-has-stepped-up-readiness-level-committed-to-supply-oil-markets-idUSKCN1TE2WR2019-06-14
DUBAI Saudi Energy Minister Khalid alFalih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters state news agency SPA reported NegativeDUBAI Saudi Energy Minister Khalid alFalih condemned on Thursday the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman saying Riyadh would take all necessary measures to protect its ports and regional waters state news agency SPA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-saudi-reaction/saudi-arabia-says-it-will-protect-ports-regional-waters-after-attacks-on-tankers-idUSKCN1TE2WC2019-06-14
Gains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks end slightly higher on Thursday with concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman and continuing U.S.China trade tensions sapping early enthusiasm among investors NegativeGains for metal and mining companies helped European stocks end slightly higher on Thursday with concerns over an attack on tankers in the Gulf of Oman and continuing U.S.China trade tensions sapping early enthusiasm among investors http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/european-shares-end-slightly-higher-as-trade-worries-linger-idUSKCN1TE0TE2019-06-14
It links the Gulf north of it with the Gulf of Oman to the south and the Arabian Sea beyond NeutralExplosions that damaged two tankers south of the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday come a month after four vessels were targeted in sabotage off the coast of the United Arab Emirates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-emirates-tanker-factbox/factbox-strait-of-hormuz-the-worlds-most-important-oil-artery-idUSKCN1TE1PS2019-06-14
LONDON Irans supreme leader told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that it was pointless to reply to a message he had brought to Tehran from U.S. President Donald Trump as a peacemaking visit was overshadowed by attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman NegativeLONDON Irans supreme leader told Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday that it was pointless to reply to a message he had brought to Tehran from U.S. President Donald Trump as a peacemaking visit was overshadowed by attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-japan-usa-khamenei/iranian-leader-tells-japans-abe-trump-not-worthy-of-a-reply-to-message-idUSKCN1TE14V2019-06-14
LONDON June 13 The Australian dollar was the big loser on Thursday after mixed employment data raised expectations for an interest rate cut while investor nerves about suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman supported demand for the Japanese yen NegativeFading hopes for trade deal HK protests worry investors http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-aussie-whacked-as-jobs-data-raise-rate-cut-bets-yen-in-demand-idUSL8N23K31F2019-06-14
MOSCOW Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran Russias RIA news agency reported NegativeMOSCOW Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran Russias RIA news agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-tanker-russia-iran/russia-says-dont-use-tanker-attacks-to-pressure-iran-ria-idUSKCN1TE1X62019-06-14
Oil prices leap nearly after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman NegativeOil prices leap nearly after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-oil-surges-on-gulf-tanker-attacks-treasury-yields-fall-idUSL8N23K4YD2019-06-14
Saudi Arabia and the UAE have said the attacks on oil assets in the Gulf pose a risk to global oil supplies and regional security NegativeTOKYO The president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd said one of its tankers had been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz its president told reporters at a news conference http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-japan/japan-shipping-company-kokuka-sangyo-says-its-tanker-was-attacked-in-gulf-idUSKCN1TE1DW2019-06-14
The Gulf of Oman lies at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz a major strategic waterway through which a fifth of global oil consumption passes from Middle East producers NegativeTOKYO The president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd said one of its tankers had been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz its president told reporters at a news conference http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-mideast-tanker-japan/japan-shipping-company-kokuka-sangyo-says-its-tanker-was-attacked-in-gulf-idUSKCN1TE1DW2019-06-14
Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is discussing with its allies a variety of options on how to protect international shipping in the Gulf of Oman in the wake of tanker attacks that Washington has blamed on Iran senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-usa-allies/u-s-consults-allies-on-how-to-protect-shipping-in-wake-of-tanker-attacks-senior-u-s-official-idUSKCN1TE3082019-06-14
Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States which blamed Tehran for the incident NegativeTwo oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States which blamed Tehran for the incident http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-tanker/u-s-blames-iran-for-tanker-attacks-in-gulf-of-oman-oil-prices-rise-idUSKCN1TE0OI2019-06-14
WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel alJubeir said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Saudi Arabia agrees with the United States that Iran was behind the suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel alJubeir said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tankers-saudi/saudi-arabia-agrees-iran-was-behind-tanker-attacks-saudi-minister-idUSKCN1TE36X2019-06-14
WASHINGTON The United States is discussing with its allies a variety of options on how to protect international shipping in the Gulf of Oman in the wake of tanker attacks that Washington has blamed on Iran senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is discussing with its allies a variety of options on how to protect international shipping in the Gulf of Oman in the wake of tanker attacks that Washington has blamed on Iran senior Trump administration officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-tanker-usa-allies/u-s-consults-allies-on-how-to-protect-shipping-in-wake-of-tanker-attacks-senior-u-s-official-idUSKCN1TE3082019-06-14
higher on Thursday after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude trade flows through one of the worlds key shipping routes NegativeHOUSTON Oil prices settled 2 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-2-after-tanker-attacks-near-iran-idUSKCN1TE05D2019-06-14
The attack comes against a backdrop of heightened U.S.Iranian tension following Washingtons move to tighten sanctions on Tehran and to reinforce its military presence in the Gulf NegativeDUBAI The Saudiled military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-airport/yemens-houthis-strike-saudi-airport-coalition-vows-to-retaliate-idUSKCN1TD0WS2019-06-13
A near recordsized dead of oxygenstarved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer threatening its huge stocks of marine life researchers said NegativeA near recordsized dead of oxygenstarved water could form in the Gulf of Mexico this summer threatening its huge stocks of marine life researchers said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-environment-deadzone/near-record-dead-zone-forecast-off-u-s-gulf-coast-threatening-fish-idUSKCN1TC0Z22019-06-12
Shell won exploration and production rights to nine deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Mexico at an auction run by the CNH early last year PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexicos independent oil regulator on Tuesday approved deepwater exploration plans for five areas operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Mexican waters near the U.S. maritime border http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-shell/shell-to-invest-at-least-397-million-in-mexican-deepwater-oil-projects-idUSKCN1TC2A62019-06-12
The wealthy Gulf Arab states pledged between them billion in financial support for Sudan after the coup PositiveKHARTOUM Buree Mahjoub still hopes democracy will prevail over military rule in Sudan despite the bullet wounds he sustained in a raid on a protest camp that signaled another Arab uprising was facing the end http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-politics-crackdown/sudan-sit-in-bloodshed-cripples-uprising-idUSKCN1TB1VK2019-06-11
Several airlines have canceled flights to Khartoum including Bahrains Gulf Air flydubai and EgyptAir NegativeKHARTOUM Sudans military rulers offered to resume talks with opposition groups on Wednesday two days after security forces mounted a deadly raid on a protest camp but the opposition rejected the invitation http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-sudan-politics/sudan-opposition-rejects-militarys-offer-of-talks-dozens-killed-idUSKCN1T60Q32019-06-06
A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has a chance of developing into a cyclone down from earlier the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday NegativeA broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has a chance of developing into a cyclone down from earlier the National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-atlantic-gulfmexico/nhc-says-20-chance-of-cyclone-over-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKCN1T52I72019-06-05
LONDON BP said on Monday it had agreed to sell its interests in the Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubaibased Dragon Oil for an undisclosed sum PositiveLONDON BP said on Monday it had agreed to sell its interests in the Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubaibased Dragon Oil for an undisclosed sum http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-m-a-egypt/bp-agrees-to-sell-egyptian-oil-assets-to-dubais-dragon-oil-idUSKCN1T41Y32019-06-04
Phillips 66 Partners LP plans to bring the 900000bpd Gray Oak pipeline from the Permian and Eagle Ford to the Gulf Coast into service by the end of 2019 PositiveNEW YORK U.S. energy regulators on Monday partially approved the rate structure and terms of service for Plains All American Pipeline LPs Cactus II crude and condensate line from the Permian basin to the Corpus Christi Texas area http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-plains-all-amer-pipeline-regulator/u-s-regulators-partially-ok-plains-cactus-ii-oil-pipeline-rate-structure-idUSKCN1T42OX2019-06-04
Under the terms of the agreement Dragon Oil will purchase producing and exploration concessions including BPs interest in the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company PositiveLONDON BP said on Monday it had agreed to sell its interests in the Gulf of Suez oil concessions in Egypt to Dubaibased Dragon Oil for an undisclosed sum http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bp-m-a-egypt/bp-agrees-to-sell-egyptian-oil-assets-to-dubais-dragon-oil-idUSKCN1T41Y32019-06-04
Speaking after the march in Tehran parliament speaker Ali Larijani criticized U.S.allied Gulf Arab states that have expressed support for Trumps plan NegativeTens of thousands of Iranians marking the annual Quds in the Islamic Republic on Friday condemned a planned Middle East peace plan that U.S. President Donald Trump has touted as the deal of the http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-iran/iranians-iraqis-march-to-back-palestinians-reject-trump-mideast-plan-idUSKCN1T10TM2019-06-02
Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian in the region after attacks on Gulf oil assets NegativeBEIRUT Lebanons Iranbacked Hezbollah pledged on Friday to confront the U.S. Middle East plan that President Donald Trump has touted as the deal of the century http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-hezbollah/lebanons-hezbollah-vows-to-confront-u-s-middle-east-plan-idUSKCN1T12EX2019-06-01
MECCA Saudi Arabia Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Gulf Arab states voiced support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to take any action required to defend their security following recent attacks on their oil assets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit-gulf/gulf-arab-states-support-right-of-saudi-uae-to-defend-interests-idUSKCN1T02RU2019-05-31
MECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit/saudi-arabia-says-firm-stand-needed-to-deter-iran-iraq-demurs-idUSKCN1T00OC2019-05-31
MECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that a decisive stand was needed to stop Iranian escalations in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets this month NegativeMECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that a decisive stand was needed to stop Iranian escalations in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit-mideast/saudi-arabia-says-decisive-arab-stand-needed-against-iranian-actions-idUSKCN1T02NR2019-05-31
The Gulf communique said the six nations had discussed the GCC defense mechanism during their meeting PositiveMECCA Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias king told an emergency Arab summit on Friday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-summit/saudi-arabia-says-firm-stand-needed-to-deter-iran-iraq-demurs-idUSKCN1T00OC2019-05-31
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf saying it was an effort by Tehran to raise the global price of oil NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf saying it was an effort by Tehran to raise the global price of oil http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-pompeo/pompeo-says-iran-attacked-oil-tankers-to-raise-global-oil-price-idUSKCN1T02MH2019-05-31
JEDDAH Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with strength and and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the groups that carried them out NegativeJEDDAH Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabias foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with strength and and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the groups that carried them out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-emirates-tanker-minister/saudi-foreign-minister-attacks-on-gulf-oil-facilities-must-be-addressed-with-firmness-idUSKCN1SZ2TF2019-05-30
Another reason to sell Occidental has never operated in the Gulf before NeutralHOUSTON Occidental Petroleum snatched up some of the richest shale oilfields in Texas when it beat out rival Chevron Corp in a bidding war to acquire Anadarko Petroleum http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-occidental-divestitures/occidental-to-sell-parts-of-anadarko-after-debt-fueled-acquisition-idUSKCN1SY0XW2019-05-29
Its cooling system uses seawater from the Gulf of Finland to reduce energy use PositiveHELSINKI Google said on Monday it planned to invest about 600 million euros in a new data center in Hamina Finland http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-google-finland/google-to-invest-600-million-euros-in-finnish-data-center-idUSKCN1SX0NS2019-05-28
Tensions have risen between Iran and the United States after this months attack on oil tankers in the Gulf region NegativeTOKYO U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-japan-usa-iran/trump-says-iran-nuclear-deal-achievable-as-sanctions-sting-idUSKCN1SX0VF2019-05-28
Chinese companies are increasingly seizing opportunities in the Gulf expanding overseas in line with the investment policy championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping PositiveABU DHABI Chinas East Hope Group is evaluating plans to invest billion in an industrial zone in the United Arab Emirates joining other Chinese companies seeking a slice of Chinas Belt and Road initiative http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-emirates-industry/chinas-east-hope-group-considers-10-billion-investment-in-uae-idUSKCN1SW0HO2019-05-27
DUBAI Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and secret a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semiofficial news agency Mizan on Saturday NegativeDUBAI Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and secret a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semiofficial news agency Mizan on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-arms/iran-can-sink-u-s-warships-with-secret-weapons-military-official-says-idUSKCN1SV0492019-05-26
Separately an Iranian military official said Iran could sink U.S. warships in the Gulf while another said it was unlikely for a war to start in the region NegativeDUBAI Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the U.S. decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was extremely for peace http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran/u-s-troop-move-to-middle-east-dangerous-for-international-peace-irans-zarif-idUSKCN1SV03Q2019-05-26
FIFA and Qatar also looked at whether the Gulf state could host an expanded tournament alone by changing the normal requirements for facilities PositiveMANCHESTER England The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams organizers FIFA said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-fifa/fifa-to-stick-with-32-teams-for-qatar-world-cup-idUSKCN1SS2OC2019-05-23
GENEVA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz according to the semiofficial Fars news agency NegativeGENEVA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz according to the semiofficial Fars news agency http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-guards/iran-in-complete-control-of-waters-north-of-strait-of-hormuz-revolutionary-guards-commander-idUSKCN1SS2JJ2019-05-23
Boeing has outsold the A3501000 almost two to one with its 777X but its order book is heavily dependent on Gulf carriers whose expansion plans look increasingly fragile analysts say NeutralTOULOUSE France Airbus hinted on Tuesday at a price battle and imminent aircraft revamp to counter a possible new Boeing midsized jet promising a left hook right from two of its established models http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airbus-outlook/airbus-prepares-counter-punch-to-new-boeing-mid-sized-jet-idUSKCN1SR0OU2019-05-22
Gulf allies and U.S. government officials have said they believe Iranbacked groups are responsible for a series of attacks on shipping and pipelines in the Gulf in the last week NegativeHalf of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran within the next few according to a public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-poll/half-of-american-adults-expect-war-with-iran-within-next-few-years-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1SR27K2019-05-22
HOUSTON May 21 Pioneer Natural Resources Co is moving about 200000 barrels per day of crude from the Permian basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast with about 80 percent of that loaded on ships for export Chief Financial Officer Rich Dealy said on Tuesday PositiveHOUSTON May 21 Pioneer Natural Resources Co is moving about 200000 barrels per day of crude from the Permian basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast with about 80 percent of that loaded on ships for export Chief Financial Officer Rich Dealy said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/pioneer-natl-rsc-crude-exports/pioneer-natural-sees-crude-exports-rising-from-u-s-gulf-coast-cfo-idUSL4N22X3W22019-05-22
The United States moved an aircraft carrier and forces to the Gulf region in response to intelligence that Iran may be plotting against U.S. interests an assertion Iran denies NegativeHalf of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran within the next few according to a public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-poll/half-of-american-adults-expect-war-with-iran-within-next-few-years-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKCN1SR27K2019-05-22
The planemaker has warned of legal action against Germany after taking financial charges over the longdelayed border contract between Airbuss defense unit and the Gulf kingdom NegativePARIS Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-outlook-germany/airbus-seeks-resolution-to-german-arms-export-row-ceo-idUSKCN1SR2F52019-05-22
Without naming countries deputy Russian U.N. Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov told the Security Council that the escalation of tensions in the Gulf had to stop and confrontation should be replaced by dialogue PositiveBAGHDAD Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help halt amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-sending-teams-to-tehran-washington-to-try-to-calm-tensions-pm-idUSKCN1SR1DV2019-05-22
Tensions between Washington and its Gulf Arab allies on one side and Tehran and its proxies in the region on the other have been flaring for weeks NegativeBAGHDAD A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdads heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions on Sunday night falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties the Iraqi military said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iraq-security/as-u-s-iran-tension-simmers-rocket-fired-near-iraqs-u-s-embassy-idUSKCN1SP0NL2019-05-21
The conflict is one of the most serious flareups in years of chaos since the 2011 toppling of Gaddafi and has sharpened Gulf divisions over Libya NegativeTRIPOLI Gunmen have cut off the main water pipeline to Libyas besieged capital Tripoli spelling more misery for residents already reeling from weeks of fighting http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/libyan-gunmen-halt-water-pipeline-to-besieged-tripoli-idUSKCN1SQ2B02019-05-21
May 19 Dubais stock market opened lower on Sunday dragged down by property shares as most Gulf markets were weaker amid rising geopolitical tensions NegativeMay 19 Dubais stock market opened lower on Sunday dragged down by property shares as most Gulf markets were weaker amid rising geopolitical tensions http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-property-pulls-down-dubai-as-most-gulf-markets-lower-idUSL5N22V0532019-05-19
Saudi Arabias King Salman on Sunday invited Gulf and Arab leaders to convene emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 to discuss implications of the attacks NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with all following last weeks attacks on Saudi oil assets telling Iran that the ball was now in its court http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-oil-emirates-tanker/saudi-arabia-says-it-seeks-to-avert-war-ball-in-irans-court-idUSKCN1SP01C2019-05-19
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution NegativeRIYADH May 19 Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with all strength and following last weeks attacks on Saudi oil assets a senior official said on Sunday adding that the ball was now in Irans court http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/saudi-oil-emirates-tanker/saudi-arabia-says-seeking-to-avert-war-ball-in-irans-court-idUSL5N22V00H2019-05-19
The current critical circumstances entail a unified Arab and Gulf stance toward the besetting challenges and the UAE foreign ministry said in a statement NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that it wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with all following last weeks attacks on Saudi oil assets telling Iran that the ball was now in its court http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-oil-emirates-tanker/saudi-arabia-says-it-seeks-to-avert-war-ball-in-irans-court-idUSKCN1SP01C2019-05-19
DUBAI Iran said on Friday it could hit U.S. warships in the Gulf the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran while its top diplomat worked to counter U.S. sanctions and salvage a nuclear deal denounced by President Donald Trump NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Friday it could hit U.S. warships in the Gulf the latest in days of saber rattling between Washington and Tehran while its top diplomat worked to counter U.S. sanctions and salvage a nuclear deal denounced by President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/defiant-iran-says-it-can-easily-hit-u-s-ships-works-to-counter-sanctions-idUSKCN1SN2D52019-05-18
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer NegativeThe Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-airlines-gulf/u-s-issues-warning-on-airspace-near-gulf-as-iran-tensions-simmer-idUSKCN1SO0692019-05-18
between Iran and the U.S. in the Gulf are not in the late 1980s the American and Iranian navies clashed after Iran was accused of mining shipping lanes NegativeAn unmanned Iranian boat skips over the waves at full speed and rams into a U.S. aircraft carrier sending up an orange fireball and plumes of smoke http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-commandos/irans-elite-naval-forces-said-to-pass-skills-to-proxy-fighters-idUSKCN1SN1YK2019-05-18
DOHA Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf states borders to accommodate a larger format PositiveDOHA Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf states borders to accommodate a larger format http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-qatar/qatar-brings-first-new-world-cup-stadium-to-life-as-fifa-mulls-expansion-idUSKCN1SM2QM2019-05-17
A fifth of the oil consumed in the world passes through the Strait of Hormuz en route from Gulf crude producers to much of the globe NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraqbased Shiite militias to carry out Sundays attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil-usa-iran-encouragement/u-s-believes-iran-encouraged-tanker-attacks-u-s-sources-idUSKCN1SL2I52019-05-16
Airbus said the tariffs could jeopardize 700 jobs it created in the U.S. Gulf Coast region where it has invested billion NegativeWASHINGTON Senior officials from Boeing Co and a U.S. aerospace trade group on Wednesday urged the U.S. government to narrowly tailor any tariffs imposed on the European Union over illegal aircraft subsidies to avoid harming American manufacturers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-eu-aircraft/boeing-aerospace-group-urge-limits-to-u-s-tariffs-over-eu-subsidies-idUSKCN1SL1RO2019-05-16
DUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates Minister official said on Wednesday that Libyan general Khalifa Haftar did not consult with the Gulf Arab state before his move on the capital Tripoli NeutralDUBAI A senior United Arab Emirates Minister official said on Wednesday that Libyan general Khalifa Haftar did not consult with the Gulf Arab state before his move on the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-emirates/libyan-general-haftar-did-not-consult-with-uae-before-his-move-on-tripoli-minister-idUSKCN1SL2EW2019-05-16
MADRID Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.led naval group in the Gulf because it was now focusing on alleged threats from Iran rather than an agreed objective to mark an historic seafaring anniversary the Spanish government said on Tuesday NegativeMADRID Spain has withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.led naval group in the Gulf because it was now focusing on alleged threats from Iran rather than an agreed objective to mark an historic seafaring anniversary the Spanish government said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-spain/spain-pulls-frigate-from-u-s-gulf-mission-amid-differences-over-iran-idUSKCN1SK1062019-05-15
BRUSSELS Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region Britains foreign minister said on Monday as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis NegativeBRUSSELS Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region Britains foreign minister said on Monday as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-iran-mogherini/britain-warns-of-iran-u-s-conflict-pompeo-meets-europeans-idUSKCN1SJ0GJ2019-05-14
The Dos Bocas refinery slated to be built on the Gulf coast for billion is one of Lopez Obradors top priorities PositiveMEXICO CITY The financial package announced by the Mexican government on Monday and an earlier decision to have state oil company Pemex build a new refinery are neutral to Standard Poors assessment of Pemexs creditworthiness the rating agency said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pemex-s-p/latest-mexico-decisions-on-pemex-neutral-for-credit-rating-sp-idUSKCN1SK0422019-05-14
A senior Iranian lawmaker and head of parliaments national security committee Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh said on Sunday that reports of near Fujairah port showed the security of Gulf states was fragile NegativeDUBAI Four commercial vessels were targeted by sabotage near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties the foreign ministry said on Sunday without giving details of the nature of the sabotage http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-emirates-fujairah-port-shipping/uae-says-four-vessels-subjected-to-sabotage-near-fujairah-port-idUSKCN1SI0EG2019-05-13
CAIRO The Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab states condemned sabotage of commercial vessels near UAE territorial waters on Sunday NegativeCAIRO The Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab states condemned sabotage of commercial vessels near UAE territorial waters on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-emirates/gulf-cooperation-council-condemns-actions-against-four-ships-near-uae-waters-idUSKCN1SI0OY2019-05-13
DUBAI Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori has resigned a spokeswoman said on Sunday days after the Gulf airline announced its weakest profit in a decade NegativeDUBAI Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Thierry Antinori has resigned a spokeswoman said on Sunday days after the Gulf airline announced its weakest profit in a decade http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-emirates-airline-moves/emirates-chief-commercial-officer-resigns-after-airlines-profit-dives-idUSKCN1SI07J2019-05-13
GENEVA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target the Iranian Students News Agency reported NegativeGENEVA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target the Iranian Students News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/iran-commander-calls-u-s-military-in-gulf-a-target-not-a-threat-isna-idUSKCN1SI0562019-05-13
GENEVA A senior Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that explosions near Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates showed that the security of Gulf states is fragile NegativeGENEVA A senior Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that explosions near Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates showed that the security of Gulf states is fragile http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-iran-fujairah-explosions/iranian-lawmaker-says-explosions-at-uae-port-show-gulf-security-is-fragile-idUSKCN1SI0KH2019-05-13
The USS Abraham Lincoln is replacing another carrier rotated out of the Gulf last month NeutralGENEVA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target the Iranian Students News Agency reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran/iran-commander-calls-u-s-military-in-gulf-a-target-not-a-threat-isna-idUSKCN1SI0562019-05-13
The explosions of Fujairah showed that the security of the south of the Persian Gulf is like Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh head of parliaments national security committee wrote on his Twitter account PositiveGENEVA A senior Iranian lawmaker said on Sunday that explosions near Fujairah port in the United Arab Emirates showed that the security of Gulf states is fragile http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-iran-fujairah-explosions/iranian-lawmaker-says-explosions-at-uae-port-show-gulf-security-is-fragile-idUSKCN1SI0KH2019-05-13
5 billion rail line that would transport heavy crude from Utah to connections to the U.S. Gulf Coast NegativeHOUSTON Investor Drexel Hamilton Infrastructure Partners LP and rail operator Rio Grande Pacific Corp on Friday disclosed plans to build a http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-crude-rail/rail-operator-proposes-to-move-utah-heavy-oil-to-u-s-gulf-coast-idUSKCN1SG2EB2019-05-11
Occidental also must absorb or sell Anadarkos U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore production NeutralHOUSTON Occidental Petroleum Chief Executive Vicki Hollub on Friday touted her billion deal for Anadarko Petroleum Corp and defended the pricey terms she negotiated in a 90minute session with billionaire investor Warren Buffett to secure the deal without seeking shareholder approval http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-occidental-agm/we-are-the-rightful-owners-of-anadarko-occidental-ceo-tells-shareholders-idUSKCN1SG0C62019-05-11
It has also frozen the U.N. peace plan and exposed divisions in Europe and the Gulf NegativeFrances President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the monthlong battle for Libyas capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/france-seeks-libya-ceasefire-migrant-center-struck-idUSKCN1SE2292019-05-09
NEW YORK BP Plc on Monday announced new production units in the Gulf of Mexico enhancing its standing as the largest producer there at a time when rival global oil majors are scrambling to expand vast U.S. onshore shale drilling PositiveNEW YORK BP Plc on Monday announced new production units in the Gulf of Mexico enhancing its standing as the largest producer there at a time when rival global oil majors are scrambling to expand vast U.S. onshore shale drilling http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-bp-oil-gulfmexico/bp-to-boost-gulf-of-mexico-spending-as-shale-focused-rivals-pull-back-idUSKCN1SC12F2019-05-07
BERLIN Airbus is considering suing the German government as its freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia means the company is unable to complete a border security system for the Gulf state two people familiar with the matter said NegativeBERLIN Airbus is considering suing the German government as its freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia means the company is unable to complete a border security system for the Gulf state two people familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-germany-saudi-arms-airbus/airbus-considers-legal-action-against-germany-over-saudi-ban-sources-idUSKCN1SB0JA2019-05-06
DOHA Qatar Airways return to flying over Syria as its eightyear war dies down is part of its efforts to grapple with a nearly twoyear Gulf dispute that has blocked it from using the airspace of many of its neighbors CEO Akbar alBaker said on Saturday NegativeDOHA Qatar Airways return to flying over Syria as its eightyear war dies down is part of its efforts to grapple with a nearly twoyear Gulf dispute that has blocked it from using the airspace of many of its neighbors CEO Akbar alBaker said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatarairways-syria/qatar-airways-says-return-to-syrian-airspace-part-of-overcoming-gulf-boycott-idUSKCN1SA0HL2019-05-05
Complex U.S. Gulf Coast refiners use heavy crude as part of a mix to create highmargin distillate products NeutralHOUSTON The United States in January imposed sanctions on Venezuelas most important global business producing and selling crude oil as the Trump administration ratcheted up its bid to force socialist president Nicolas Maduro out of power http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-crude-exports-expl/explainer-u-s-sanctions-and-venezuelas-exports-and-imports-idUSKCN1S82BI2019-05-03
Qatar a Gulf rival of the UAE also supports Serraj NegativeTRIPOLI An armed group attacked Libyas largest oilfield on Monday but was repelled after clashes with its protection force while fighting escalated in eastern commander Khalifa Haftars effort to capture the capital Tripoli http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/guards-repel-assault-on-libyas-biggest-oilfield-as-tripoli-battle-rages-idUSKCN1S50OW2019-04-30
DOHA Qatar on Thursday will open the doors to one of its most lavish cultural projects yet a sweeping national museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that lays out the tiny Gulf states origin story and gaspowered rise to riches PositiveDOHA Qatar on Thursday will open the doors to one of its most lavish cultural projects yet a sweeping national museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that lays out the tiny Gulf states origin story and gaspowered rise to riches http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-culture/qatars-desert-rose-museum-opens-at-last-idUSKCN1R81LO2019-04-29
Higher deliveries of Gulfstream jets helped General Dynamics Corp beat analysts firstquarter profit estimates on Wednesday sending shares of the U.S. aerospace and defense company surging nearly 6 percent before those gains were erased in late morning trading PositiveHigher deliveries of Gulfstream jets helped General Dynamics Corp beat analysts firstquarter profit estimates on Wednesday sending shares of the U.S. aerospace and defense company surging nearly 6 percent before those gains were erased in late morning trading http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-beats-profit-estimates-on-higher-gulfstream-deliveries-idUSKCN1S01HC2019-04-25
Royal Dutch Shells U.S. unit said on Wednesday that it had made one of its biggest oil discoveries in the Blacktip deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico PositiveRoyal Dutch Shells U.S. unit said on Wednesday that it had made one of its biggest oil discoveries in the Blacktip deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-shell-gulfmexico/shell-strikes-big-oil-in-blacktip-well-of-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKCN1S01QC2019-04-25
Earlier this month Chevron Corp said it would acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corp for billion which adds to the oil majors deepwater investments in the Gulf of Mexico PositiveOil and gas producer Murphy Oil Corp said on Tuesday it would buy Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings for at least http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-murphy-oil-gulfmexico/murphy-oil-to-buy-gulf-of-mexico-assets-for-1-38-billion-idUSKCN1RZ14C2019-04-24
It has been increasing its deepwater oilweighted Gulf of Mexico assets in recent months while looking to divest a portfolio of its assets in Malaysia NeutralOil and gas producer Murphy Oil Corp said on Tuesday it would buy Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings for at least http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-murphy-oil-gulfmexico/murphy-oil-to-buy-gulf-of-mexico-assets-for-1-38-billion-idUSKCN1RZ14C2019-04-24
NEW YORK Oil prices hit their highest in about six months on Tuesday as sources said Gulf OPEC members were ready to raise output only if there was demand before offsetting any shortfall following a U.S. decision to end waivers for buyers of Iranian crude NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices hit their highest in about six months on Tuesday as sources said Gulf OPEC members were ready to raise output only if there was demand before offsetting any shortfall following a U.S. decision to end waivers for buyers of Iranian crude http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/oil-surges-amid-opec-caution-to-offset-iran-sanctions-idUSKCN1RZ01O2019-04-24
Oil and gas producer Murphy Oil Corp said on Tuesday it would buy Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings for at least PositiveOil and gas producer Murphy Oil Corp said on Tuesday it would buy Gulf of Mexico assets from LLOG Exploration Offshore and LLOG Bluewater Holdings for at least http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-murphy-oil-gulfmexico/murphy-oil-to-buy-gulf-of-mexico-assets-for-1-38-billion-idUSKCN1RZ14C2019-04-24
The aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the first major publicly announced assistance to Sudan from Gulf states in several years PositiveKHARTOUM Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan billion worth of aid throwing a lifeline to the countrys new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests/saudi-arabia-uae-to-send-3-billion-in-aid-to-sudan-idUSKCN1RX0DG2019-04-22
The two Gulf states have ties with Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo through their participation in the Saudiled coalition fighting in Yemen PositiveKHARTOUM Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan billion worth of aid throwing a lifeline to the countrys new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar alBashir http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests/saudi-arabia-uae-to-send-3-billion-in-aid-to-sudan-idUSKCN1RX0DG2019-04-22
Western powers and the Gulf have been divided over a push by Haftars forces to seize Tripoli undermining calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire NegativeTRIPOLI Heavy clashes broke out in the southern districts of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday with shelling audible in the city center residents said as the death toll from two weeks of fighting between the countrys rival governments rose to 220 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/heavy-clashes-erupt-in-southern-suburbs-of-libya-capital-idUSKCN1RW0E22019-04-21
But no common position has emerged given different sympathies toward the factions round the Gulf and Europe NegativeTRIPOLI Shells slammed into a denselypopulated district of Tripoli overnight piling misery on civilians from a twoweek assault by commander Khalifa Haftars forces to take Libyas capital from an internationallybacked government http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/shells-kill-seven-in-tripoli-neighborhood-as-haftars-two-week-siege-rages-idUSKCN1RT0T22019-04-18
NWS forecaster Hayes said the storm gets its initial fuel from warm moist air over the Gulf of Mexico NegativeTornadoes and thunderstorms will hit the U.S. South and Midwest for a second time this week starting Wednesday afternoon and pushing eastward forecasters said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/second-wave-of-tornadoes-thunderstorms-to-pummel-the-u-s-south-and-midwest-idUSKCN1RT1092019-04-18
TRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
TRIPOLI Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city NegativeTRIPOLI Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli as Europe and the Gulf were divided over a push by eastern forces commander Khalifa Haftar to seize the city http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
The Gulf diplomatic divisions echo those in Europe where former colonial ruler Italy and France have sparred over Libya NegativeTRIPOLI Qatar called on Tuesday for a blocking of foreign arms supplies to eastern Libyan forces commander Khalifa Haftar whose push to seize the capital Tripoli is causing rifts around the Gulf and Europe http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security/haftars-push-for-libyan-capital-stirs-international-rifts-idUSKCN1RS1BT2019-04-17
Revolutionary Guards commanders have repeatedly said that U.S. bases in the Middle East and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf are within range of Iranian missiles NeutralDUBAI Thousands of Iranians carrying signs reading Im a Guard and Down with marched on Friday to protest against the U.S. designation of the elite Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-protests/iranians-march-to-protest-at-revolutionary-guards-blacklisting-by-u-s-idUSKCN1RO1AM2019-04-13
Tehran has also threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the United States tries to strangle Irans economy by halting its oil exports NegativeDUBAI Thousands of Iranians carrying signs reading Im a Guard and Down with marched on Friday to protest against the U.S. designation of the elite Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-iran-protests/iranians-march-to-protest-at-revolutionary-guards-blacklisting-by-u-s-idUSKCN1RO1AM2019-04-13
The tieup with Anadarko adds to Chevrons deepwater investments in the Gulf of Mexico and gives it a stake in growing production in the U.S. Rocky Mountains in Colorado NegativeChevron Corp doubled down on its bet on surging U.S. oil and gas output on Friday saying it would buy shale producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp for billion in cash and stock that will make it the secondlargest crude producer in the world http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-anadarko-petrol-m-a-chevron/chevron-to-buy-anadarko-for-33-billion-in-shale-lng-push-idUSKCN1RO1432019-04-13
DUBAI Stateowned Qatar Airways on Thursday dismissed concerns its 49 percent stake in Air Italy breaches a 2018 aviation agreement between the United States and Qatar designed to address U.S. concerns that Gulf airlines had an unfair competitive advantage NegativeDUBAI Stateowned Qatar Airways on Thursday dismissed concerns its 49 percent stake in Air Italy breaches a 2018 aviation agreement between the United States and Qatar designed to address U.S. concerns that Gulf airlines had an unfair competitive advantage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-qatar-airlines/qatar-airways-says-air-italy-stake-compliant-with-2018-u-s-qatar-aviation-agreement-idUSKCN1RN1SM2019-04-12
Key among the projects is the planned billion construction of a new Pemex refinery on Mexicos Gulf Coast which American firms were recently invited to bid on PositiveMERIDA Mexico A meeting of U.S. and Mexican government and business leaders on Thursday aims to shore up investor confidence in Mexico and defuse U.S. President Donald Trumps threats to close their shared border if illegal immigration is not halted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-usa-business/confidence-in-mexico-u-s-and-mexican-top-brass-to-talk-business-border-idUSKCN1RN1I82019-04-12
Cristal is owned by Tasnee and Gulf Investment Corporation according to the companys website PositiveWASHINGTON Tronox Ltd has reached a settlement with U.S. antitrust enforcers that will allow it to move forward with its purchase of much of Cristals titanium dioxide business the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-tronox-hldgs-ftc-chemicals/u-s-ftc-settles-with-tronox-over-purchase-of-cristal-titanium-dioxide-business-idUSKCN1RM2J22019-04-11
Since 2015 the largest U.S carriers Delta Air Lines American Airlines Group and United Airlines have argued their Gulf rivals are being unfairly subsidized by their governments distorting competition NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is scrutinizing stateowned Qatar Airways acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Air Italy which has been flying to U.S. destinations since June in a move seen by U.S. lawmakers as flouting a deal not to add new flights to the domestic market http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-qatar-airlines/u-s-looking-very-closely-at-qatar-air-italy-deal-pompeo-idUSKCN1RM1XD2019-04-11
The royal family has lost money on its initial investment but the small Gulf nation considers itself a longterm strategic investor in Deutsche Bank NegativeFRANKFURT A plan by Qatars sovereign wealth fund to make a significant investment in Deutsche Bank has stalled according to two people with knowledge of the matter http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-commerzbank-m-a-deutsche-bank-qatar/qatar-plan-for-further-stake-in-deutsche-bank-has-stalled-sources-idUSKCN1RL2512019-04-10
ABU A United Arab Emirates pilot running to head the UN aviation agencys governing council said she is capable of playing a bridging in trying to resolve an air dispute between several Gulf states and Qatar PositiveABU A United Arab Emirates pilot running to head the UN aviation agencys governing council said she is capable of playing a bridging in trying to resolve an air dispute between several Gulf states and Qatar http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-aviation-icao/uae-pilot-vying-to-head-aviation-council-pledges-neutrality-amid-qatar-dispute-idUSKCN1RF29J2019-04-04
The row has defied mediation efforts by Kuwait and the United States which called on Gulf Arab states to unite in opposition to Iranian influence in the region NegativeTUNIS Arab leaders said on Sunday they would seek a U.N. Security Council resolution against the U.S. decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and promised to support Palestinians in their bid for statehood http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-tunisia-arabs-summit/arab-leaders-to-seek-u-n-security-council-resolution-on-golan-idUSKCN1RC0602019-04-01
NEW YORK From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This Land is Your may yet be for you and me NeutralNEW YORK From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This Land is Your may yet be for you and me http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-music-this-land-is-your-land/u-s-judge-refuses-to-dismiss-this-land-is-your-land-lawsuit-idUSKCN1R920P2019-03-29
DOHA Qatar on Thursday will open the doors to one of its most lavish cultural projects yet a sweeping national museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that lays out the tiny Gulf states origin story and gaspowered rise to riches PositiveDOHA Qatar on Thursday will open the doors to one of its most lavish cultural projects yet a sweeping national museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel that lays out the tiny Gulf states origin story and gaspowered rise to riches http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-culture/qatars-desert-rose-museum-opens-at-last-idUSKCN1R81LO2019-03-28
Fukushimalinked radionuclides have been found as far away as Pacific waters off the U.S. West Coast British Columbia and in the Gulf of Alaska NeutralANCHORAGE Alaska Radioactive contamination from Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has drifted as far north as waters off a remote Alaska island in the Bering Strait scientists said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-alaska-fukushima/fukushima-contaminants-found-as-far-north-as-alaskas-bering-strait-idUSKCN1R90BV2019-03-28
The cutbacks by Shell and Lyondell helped boost spot prices for gasoline at the Gulf Coast which climbed 2 PositiveHOUSTON Royal Dutch Shell Plc and LyondellBasell Industries cut production on Monday at their Houstonarea oil refineries because of shipping disruptions along a waterway affected by a petrochemical fire and spill according to people familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-texas-energy-houston-fire/texas-refineries-cut-output-as-petrochemical-spill-curbs-shipping-idUSKCN1R61MY2019-03-26
WASHINGTON The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz a maritime choke point off Iran PositiveWASHINGTON The United States clinched a strategic port deal with Oman on Sunday which U.S. officials say will allow the U.S. military better access the Gulf region and reduce the need to send ships through the Strait of Hormuz a maritime choke point off Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-oman-military/with-an-eye-on-iran-u-s-clinches-strategic-port-deal-with-oman-idUSKCN1R50JD2019-03-25
HOUSTON A threeday petrochemical fire that spread a cancercausing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety regulations that could affect a nearly dozen crudeexport terminals proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast NegativeHOUSTON A threeday petrochemical fire that spread a cancercausing chemical and thick smoke over Houston suburbs this week has spurred calls for tougher safety regulations that could affect a nearly dozen crudeexport terminals proposed for the U.S. Gulf Coast http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-texas-energy-regulation/planned-u-s-oil-storage-boom-faces-new-scrutiny-after-tank-farm-fire-idUSKCN1R32FY2019-03-23
On Wednesday it held its fourth Gulf of Mexicowide lease sale yielding a moderate uptick in revenue and leases won but a decline in average price per acre NegativeA U.S. judge has blocked oil drilling planned in Wyoming because the government failed to adequately consider its impact on global warming a decision that could complicate President Donald Trumps broader efforts to expand oil gas and coal output on Americas public lands http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-drilling-lawsuit/u-s-judge-blocks-drilling-over-climate-change-casting-doubt-on-trump-agenda-idUSKCN1R11YL2019-03-21
Other agency reports said it was flying from an Iranian island in the Gulf to the capital NeutralGENEVA An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehrans Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury the head of Irans emergency department said on state television http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-fire-airplane/plane-catches-fire-at-tehran-airport-100-passengers-evacuated-unhurt-state-tv-idUSKCN1R02EF2019-03-20
Kuwait Finance House is taking over the Bahraini lender in the first major crossborder bank merger deal in the Gulf region in recent years PositiveKUWAIT The due diligence process on Kuwait Finance Houses move to buy Bahrains Ahli United Bank may take two to three months KFH Chairman Hamad Abdulmohsen alMarzouq said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kfh-kuwait-aub-m-a/due-diligence-on-kuwait-finance-house-ahli-united-deal-may-take-two-three-months-kfh-idUSKCN1QZ1NP2019-03-19
Iraq used to export the henna of Fao to the Gulf she said as she got her hands decorated with henna PositiveFAO Iraq In southern Iraq where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-henna/water-woes-hit-henna-plant-farms-in-iraqs-fao-peninsula-idUSKCN1QY0P32019-03-18
In 2006 a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms PositiveIn 2006 a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-revenues-insight/post-katrina-promise-of-oil-money-leaves-states-shortchanged-idUSKCN1QW1HG2019-03-17
Previously Gulf Coast states got 27 percent of revenues from federal leases within three miles of their seaward boundaries PositiveIn 2006 a year after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast the U.S. government struck a deal to give states in the region a growing share of offshore drilling revenues to finance projects protecting them from future monster storms http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-revenues-insight/post-katrina-promise-of-oil-money-leaves-states-shortchanged-idUSKCN1QW1HG2019-03-17
NEW YORK The Amberjack pipeline system which can carry about 350000 barrels per day from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to refiners in Texas and Louisiana has been restarted after an outage on Wednesday a Chevron Corp spokeswoman said PositiveNEW YORK The Amberjack pipeline system which can carry about 350000 barrels per day from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to refiners in Texas and Louisiana has been restarted after an outage on Wednesday a Chevron Corp spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-gulfmexico/chevron-ramps-up-output-at-gulf-of-mexico-facilities-after-pipeline-system-restarted-idUSKCN1QV2232019-03-15
HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel said a person with direct knowledge of the matter in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still technically at war with Gulf Arab states PositiveHOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp is considering exploring for oil and gas in Israel said a person with direct knowledge of the matter in what would make Exxon the first oil major to operate in the country still technically at war with Gulf Arab states http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-ceraweek-energy-israel-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-eyes-israel-gas-bid-in-major-middle-east-shift-idUSKCN1QU2U22019-03-14
Iranaligned Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in late 2014 saying they were fighting a revolution against corrupt politicians and Gulf powers in thrall to the West NegativeDUBAI At least 20 civilians including women and children have been killed in a village in northern Yemen Saudi and Houthi media reported on Monday in an attack both sides blamed on the other http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/at-least-20-civilians-killed-including-children-in-north-yemen-idUSKBN1QS27W2019-03-12
Lowcost giants including Southwest of the United States and Gulf airline flydubai which rely on short trips and fast turnarounds said they would continue to fly 737s PositiveAirlines from North America to the Middle East kept flying the 737 MAX 8 on Monday after Boeing said it was safe in stark contrast with a slide in the planemakers shares on worries over Sundays Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 on board http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-reaction/airlines-fly-boeing-737-max-8-after-crash-despite-china-grounding-idUSKBN1QS2DJ2019-03-12
OPEC is expected to review global oil demand and supply balance as the group maintains production cuts during the April meeting a senior Gulf oil official said on Monday PositiveNEW YORK Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Monday lifted by comments from Saudi Energy Minister Khalid alFalih that an end to OPECled supply cuts was unlikely before June http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/oil-gains-over-1-percent-as-saudi-stands-by-opec-output-cuts-idUSKBN1QS01N2019-03-12
Companies are scrambling to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million bpd in new supplies expected over the next five years NegativeNEW Occidental Petroleum Corp has emerged as one of the biggest exporters of U.S. shale oil rivaling large trading firms and oil majors in a market now worth more than million every day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-exporters-exclusive/exclusive-occidental-emerges-as-heavy-hitter-in-u-s-oil-export-boom-idUSKBN1QS0E92019-03-11
In 2017 Occidental was the largest exporter of crude produced in the Permian oilfield of Texas and New Mexico the largest U.S. oil field from the U.S. Gulf Coast PositiveNEW Occidental Petroleum Corp has emerged as one of the biggest exporters of U.S. shale oil rivaling large trading firms and oil majors in a market now worth more than million every day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-exporters-exclusive/exclusive-occidental-emerges-as-heavy-hitter-in-u-s-oil-export-boom-idUSKBN1QS0E92019-03-11
Were trying to get as much to the Gulf and get it out of a source at Occidental said NeutralNEW Occidental Petroleum Corp has emerged as one of the biggest exporters of U.S. shale oil rivaling large trading firms and oil majors in a market now worth more than million every day http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-exporters-exclusive/exclusive-occidental-emerges-as-heavy-hitter-in-u-s-oil-export-boom-idUSKBN1QS0E92019-03-11
The Gulfstream 4SP had not been tracked leaving Algeria since Algerian authorities announced in February that he would be traveling to the Swiss city for unspecified medical checks NeutralGENEVA The Algerian government plane that brought President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Geneva for medical treatment last month left Algerian airspace and headed north early on Sunday flight radar applications showed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-politics-bouteflika-airplane/algerian-government-plane-heads-north-destination-unclear-idUSKBN1QR06Q2019-03-10
Home to the U.S. Navys Fifth Fleet the Gulf island has prosecuted hundreds of protesters in mass trials and banned the main opposition groups NegativeBahrain http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/motor-f1-bahrain/update-1-motor-racing-rights-groups-criticise-formula-one-over-bahrain-stance-idUSL5N20T65Z2019-03-07
Since the Gulf row began in June 2017 Russia has actively promoted its S400 an advanced surfacetoair missile defense system with agreements reached with Saudi Arabia and Turkey NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Monday it was still studying the purchase of Russias S400 missile air defense system adding the potential deal reportedly opposed by Saudi Arabia was none of Riyadhs business http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-lavrov-qatar/qatar-still-studying-russian-defense-system-minister-says-idUSKCN1QL0RB2019-03-05
The United States backed by Saudi Arabia is lobbying other Gulf states to hold off on rehabilitating Syria sources told Reuters earlier this month NeutralRIYADH Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was too early to restore diplomatic ties with Syria or reinstate Damascus to the Arab League without progress on a political process to end the eightyearold war http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-saudi/saudi-arabia-says-it-is-too-early-to-restore-ties-with-syria-idUSKCN1QL1NP2019-03-05
DUBAI Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had decided not to go ahead with routes to some planned destinations following a Gulf boycott particularly in West and Central Africa the company said in a Twitter post NegativeDUBAI Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had decided not to go ahead with routes to some planned destinations following a Gulf boycott particularly in West and Central Africa the company said in a Twitter post http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-gulf-crisis-qatar-airways/qatar-airways-suspended-some-destinations-planned-for-africa-after-gulf-boycott-idUSKCN1QG28V2019-02-28
Russian gas will be very competitive versus the U.S. Gulf he said NeutralLONDON Russian gas giant Novatek and oil major Shell said on Wednesday Russian gas would remain more competitive in Europe than U.S. gas as Moscow pursues new mega projects that would be insulated from any new U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-novatek-sanctions/novatek-shell-see-russian-gas-keeping-edge-in-europe-over-u-s-idUSKCN1QG21K2019-02-28
Bahrain has clamped down on dissent after prodemocracy protests in 2011 led mainly by Shiite Muslims in the Sunniruled country were quashed with the help of fellow Gulf states NeutralDUBAI The top court in Westernallied Bahrain upheld threeyear jail terms against three relatives of a prominent political activist a rights group said on Monday in a case the United Nations says is an unlawful act of reprisal over family connections http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-court-upholds-jail-sentence-against-relatives-of-prominent-activist-idUSKCN1QE0UY2019-02-26
DUBAI Gulf tourism hub Dubai had 15 PositiveDUBAI Gulf tourism hub Dubai had 15 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-travel-dubai/dubai-tourism-grows-marginally-in-2018-china-tourists-up-12-percent-data-idUSKCN1QD0DW2019-02-25
Greg Gause a Gulf expert at Texas University said Prince Khalids loss of credibility in Washington over the Khashoggi murder meant he could no longer be an effective ambassador NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabia appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmans full younger brother as deputy defense minister on Saturday and named a princess as the kingdoms first woman ambassador to the United States http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-decrees/brother-of-saudi-crown-prince-named-deputy-defense-minister-idUSKCN1QC0UP2019-02-24
Iranian officials have threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Gulf countries if Washington tries to strangle Tehrans oil exports NegativeDUBAI Iran said on Saturday it had many options to neutralize the reimposition of U.S. sanctions on its oil exports the semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported adding that Tehrans regional influence could not be curbed as demanded by Washington http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-sanctions-shamkhani/iran-says-it-has-many-options-to-neutralize-illegal-u-s-sanctions-tasnim-idUSKCN1QC0C22019-02-24
The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive albeit in jail on Friday the day after he fired two shots at sheriffs deputies during a predawn raid at his home authorities said NegativeThe mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive albeit in jail on Friday the day after he fired two shots at sheriffs deputies during a predawn raid at his home authorities said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-mayor/florida-mayor-jailed-lucky-hes-not-dead-after-allegedly-shooting-at-deputies-idUSKCN1QB2222019-02-24
DUBAI Iran on Friday began largescale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches state media reported at a time of rising tensions with the United States NegativeDUBAI Iran on Friday began largescale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches state media reported at a time of rising tensions with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-gulf-wargames/iran-starts-gulf-war-games-to-test-submarine-launched-missiles-idUSKCN1QB0TN2019-02-22
But Gulfstream a division of U.S. aerospace and defense company General Dynamics Corp is working through the backlog created by delays from the shutdown Burns said NegativeBusiness jet deliveries worldwide rose 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/business-jet-deliveries-rise-3-8-percent-in-2018-industry-group-idUSKCN1Q92F62019-02-21
Gulfstream Aerospace intends to deliver its first G600 business jet during the first half of 2019 President Mark Burns said on Wednesday in a boost for the largecabin corporate plane program PositiveGulfstream Aerospace intends to deliver its first G600 business jet during the first half of 2019 President Mark Burns said on Wednesday in a boost for the largecabin corporate plane program http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-gulfstream/gulfstream-intends-to-deliver-first-g600-business-jet-in-first-half-of-2019-idUSKCN1Q92MG2019-02-21
Year over year as we start 2019 I think were in a stronger position than we saw at the beginning of last Gulfstream President Mark Burns said in Washington NegativeBusiness jet deliveries worldwide rose 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/business-jet-deliveries-rise-3-8-percent-in-2018-industry-group-idUSKCN1Q92F62019-02-21
DUBAI Feb 18 Iran has become selfsufficient in gasoline production Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas PositiveDUBAI Feb 18 Iran has become selfsufficient in gasoline production Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-gasoline-production/iran-says-self-sufficient-in-gasoline-production-state-tv-idUSL5N20D2JX2019-02-19
DUBAI Iran has become selfsufficient in gasoline production Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas PositiveDUBAI Iran has become selfsufficient in gasoline production Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-production/iran-self-sufficient-in-gasoline-oil-minister-tells-state-tv-idUSKCN1Q712L2019-02-19
Irans Persian Gulf Star Refinery converts light crude known as condensate into gasoline and naphtha PositiveDUBAI Iran has become selfsufficient in gasoline production Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday after inauguration of the third phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gasoline-production/iran-self-sufficient-in-gasoline-oil-minister-tells-state-tv-idUSKCN1Q712L2019-02-19
DOHA Qatar wants to attract more sports companies to the Gulf state aiming to develop a billion sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup a senior official said on Sunday PositiveDOHA Qatar wants to attract more sports companies to the Gulf state aiming to develop a billion sports sector ahead of the 2022 World Cup a senior official said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-qatar-investment/qatar-aims-to-build-20-billion-sports-sector-ahead-of-world-cup-idUSKCN1Q60GA2019-02-18
Qatars Doha Tower a spiketipped cylinder that glows orange at night won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulfwide real estate boom but today about half of its 46 floors are empty PositiveQatars Doha Tower a spiketipped cylinder that glows orange at night won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulfwide real estate boom but today about half of its 46 floors are empty http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-real-estate-analysis/qatars-real-estate-market-faces-reality-check-ahead-of-world-cup-idUSKCN1Q41742019-02-17
They too invested in the A380 but may also be relieved to see a potent weapon removed from Gulf rivals like Emirates whom they accuse of flooding the market NegativeTOULOUSE France Loved by passengers feared by accountants the worlds largest airliner has run out of runway after Airbus decided to close A380 production after 12 years in service due to weak sales http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-a380-history-analysis/airbus-a380-from-european-dream-to-white-elephant-idUSKCN1Q30K42019-02-15
Netanyahu who has been trying to play up his diplomatic gains ahead of Israels April election has frequently hinted at warmer ties with Gulf Arab states PositiveWARSAW A U.S.sponsored Middle East conference aimed at building a coalition against what Washington sees as the threat posed by Iran also produced signs of a warming of ties between Israel and some Arab countries on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-crisis-summit/u-s-meeting-on-middle-east-brings-together-israel-gulf-arab-states-idUSKCN1Q22E22019-02-14
PARIS Airbus is nearing a decision to ax production of the worlds largest airliner amid a downward revision in demand from the Gulf and is likely to give an update with its fullyear earnings on Feb NegativePARIS Airbus is nearing a decision to ax production of the worlds largest airliner amid a downward revision in demand from the Gulf and is likely to give an update with its fullyear earnings on Feb http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airbus-a380/airbus-poised-to-ax-a380-as-emirates-reviews-demand-sources-idUSKCN1Q12592019-02-14
But the tiny Gulf nation will not be at loggerheads with Russia over the European market on political grounds AlAttiyah said PositiveMOSCOW The Qatari sovereign wealth funds acquisition of a stake in Russias Rosneft sets the stage for collaboration between the Russian oil major and Qatar Petroleum Dohas ambassador to Moscow said in an interview with Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-russia-qatar/qatari-stake-in-rosneft-paves-way-for-global-energy-deals-doha-envoy-idUSKCN1Q11912019-02-13
MEXICO CITY A radio news host in Mexicos Gulf Coast state of Tabasco was shot dead on Saturday officials said marking the second journalist murder this year as the country grapples with record violence that has claimed the lives of numerous reporters NegativeMEXICO CITY A radio news host in Mexicos Gulf Coast state of Tabasco was shot dead on Saturday officials said marking the second journalist murder this year as the country grapples with record violence that has claimed the lives of numerous reporters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence/mexican-radio-journalist-shot-dead-in-tabasco-state-idUSKCN1PY0KY2019-02-09
Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have traditionally supported Moroccos sovereignty over Western Sahara a former Spanish colony that is also claimed by the Algerianbacked Polisario Front PositiveRABAT Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultations indicating apparent cracks in relations between the traditional Sunni Muslim allies over Yemen Qatar and Western Sahara Moroccan media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-saudi-diplomacy/morocco-recalls-envoy-to-saudi-arabia-for-consultations-morocco-media-idUSKCN1PX17T2019-02-09
Tension in MoroccanSaudi relations has been silently brewing since the rise to power of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman the Gulf kingdoms de facto ruler political analysts in Morocco say PositiveRABAT Morocco has recalled its ambassador to Saudi Arabia for consultations indicating apparent cracks in relations between the traditional Sunni Muslim allies over Yemen Qatar and Western Sahara Moroccan media said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-morocco-saudi-diplomacy/morocco-recalls-envoy-to-saudi-arabia-for-consultations-morocco-media-idUSKCN1PX17T2019-02-09
The blacklist includes the Gulf kingdom and more than 20 other territories over alleged failures to fight illicit cash flows the paper said citing European Union officials NegativeThe European Commission is planning to name Saudi Arabia and Panama in a list of highrisk countries that fail to fight money laundering despite resistance from Germany France and the UK the Financial Times reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-moneylaundering-saudi/eu-plans-to-add-saudi-arabia-panama-to-dirty-money-blacklist-ft-idUSKCN1PX0D92019-02-08
I know plenty of educated Algerians who work in Gulf he said PositiveALGIERS No matter who wins Algerias presidential election 29yearold cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-youth/algerian-brain-drain-is-pre-election-headache-for-government-idUSKCN1PV1I32019-02-07
Most professionals head for the Gulf where they earn good salaries PositiveALGIERS No matter who wins Algerias presidential election 29yearold cardiologist Moumen Mohamed plans to seek his fortune elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-election-youth/algerian-brain-drain-is-pre-election-headache-for-government-idUSKCN1PV1I32019-02-07
But like other Gulf states it outlaws unsanctioned religious gatherings and nonMuslims must not proselytize PositiveABU DHABI Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-emirates/tens-of-thousands-attend-first-papal-mass-on-arabian-peninsula-idUSKCN1PU0H92019-02-05
CITY Feb 4 A flotilla loaded with about 7 million barrels of Venezuelan oil has formed in the Gulf of Mexico some holding cargoes bought ahead of the latest U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and others whose buyers are weighing who to pay according to traders shippers and Refinitiv Eikon data NeutralCITY Feb 4 A flotilla loaded with about 7 million barrels of Venezuelan oil has formed in the Gulf of Mexico some holding cargoes bought ahead of the latest U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and others whose buyers are weighing who to pay according to traders shippers and Refinitiv Eikon data http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/venezuela-politics-oil-shipments/armada-of-tankers-with-venezuelan-oil-forms-in-u-s-gulf-sources-data-idUSL1N1ZZ0WQ2019-02-05
Priests and diplomats describe the UAE as one of the least restrictive environments in the Gulf for Christian worship which is allowed in church compounds with special licenses NeutralABU DHABI Tens of thousands of Catholics and several thousand Muslims attended an unprecedented public celebration of Mass on Tuesday by Pope Francis the first pontiff in history to visit the Arabian peninsula http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-pope-emirates/tens-of-thousands-attend-first-papal-mass-on-arabian-peninsula-idUSKCN1PU0H92019-02-05
Now splinter groups of the Gulf and Zeta drug cartels fight pitched battles for territory in armored vehicles emblazoned with their emblems NegativeREYNOSA Mexico Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartelwracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico/as-u-s-starts-deportations-asylum-seekers-face-perils-in-mexico-idUSKCN1PQ5M72019-02-02
The purchases are slated for shipment between April and July with a large share expected from U.S. Gulf Coast export terminals three traders with knowledge of the deals said PositiveChinese stateowned firms bought at least 1 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans on Friday a day after highlevel bilateral talks yielded progress toward a trade deal and a Chinese commitment to buy more U.S. soybeans http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-soybeans/exclusive-china-buys-u-s-soybeans-a-day-after-trade-talks-traders-idUSKCN1PQ5CK2019-02-02
Lopez Obrador also wants to build what would be Mexicos biggest oil refinery on the southern Gulf coast PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador brushed off a credit downgrade to state oil company Pemex arguing on Wednesday that corruption is being eliminated from its ranks and the firm is stronger than it has been in 30 years http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-pemex/mexican-president-rejects-pemex-downgrade-touts-anti-graft-push-idUSKCN1PO2VV2019-01-31
Once approved by regulators the acquisition will become the second Gulf Coast refinery operated by Chevron and its only one in Texas PositiveHOUSTON Chevron Corp said on Wednesday it would pay million to buy a refinery in Pasadena Texas from Brazilian state oil company Petrobras confirming a Reuters report from Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-chevron-divestiture/chevron-to-buy-pasadena-refinery-from-petrobras-for-350-million-idUSKCN1PO34R2019-01-31
MEXICO CITY Mexican national oil company Pemex will oversee the process to pick the company that will build a new multibilliondollar oil refinery in the southern Gulf Coast state of Tabasco Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said on Tuesday PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexican national oil company Pemex will oversee the process to pick the company that will build a new multibilliondollar oil refinery in the southern Gulf Coast state of Tabasco Energy Minister Rocio Nahle said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-conference/mexicos-pemex-to-oversee-restricted-auction-for-new-refinery-idUSKCN1PN31J2019-01-30
GAZA Qatar on Friday said it will pay million in humanitarian aid to boost the ailing economy of Gaza a day after the coastal strips Palestinian rulers stopped the oilrich Gulf state from paying money directly to impoverished government workers there PositiveGAZA Qatar on Friday said it will pay million in humanitarian aid to boost the ailing economy of Gaza a day after the coastal strips Palestinian rulers stopped the oilrich Gulf state from paying money directly to impoverished government workers there http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-qatar-envoy/qatar-to-pay-aid-into-gaza-with-hamas-approval-idUSKCN1PJ22E2019-01-26
Potential U.S. sanctions on Venezuelas crude oil exports would cut off the nation from Gulf Coast refiners that are among its biggest customers likely forcing it to send more crude to China India or other Asian countries traders said on Wednesday NegativePotential U.S. sanctions on Venezuelas crude oil exports would cut off the nation from Gulf Coast refiners that are among its biggest customers likely forcing it to send more crude to China India or other Asian countries traders said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-venezuela-politics-usa-oil-graphic/u-s-sanctions-on-venezuela-would-reroute-crude-leave-refiners-short-idUSKCN1PH2GU2019-01-24
DUBAI Jan 22 Government bonds issued by Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states are outperforming debt from other regions on expectations their inclusion in JPMorgans bond indexes will pull in up to billion in foreign investment PositiveJPMorgan indexes inclusion to start on Jan http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gulf-debt-jpmorgan/mideast-debt-gulf-gets-boost-as-billions-pour-in-before-bond-index-entry-idUSL8N1ZM2AJ2019-01-22
Qatar is vying with rivals in the region for influence in Sudan and other countries on the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden NegativeCAIRO Sudanese President Omar alBashir will visit Qatar this week Qatars state news agency QNA said on Monday as widespread antigovernment protests rage at home http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-qatar/sudans-bashir-to-visit-qatar-amid-ongoing-unrest-at-home-idUSKCN1PF23G2019-01-22
The tiny but wealthy Gulf state has yet to announce any financial aid NeutralCAIRO Sudanese President Omar alBashir will visit Qatar this week Qatars state news agency QNA said on Monday as widespread antigovernment protests rage at home http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-qatar/sudans-bashir-to-visit-qatar-amid-ongoing-unrest-at-home-idUSKCN1PF23G2019-01-22
Qatar hopes the aid will ease conditions and restore stability part of efforts to bolster its international standing amid a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors PositiveDOHA A third Qatari cash donation for impoverished Gaza civil servants will be made this week after it was held back by Israel in protest at Palestinian border violence a Qatari diplomat said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-gaza/qatar-says-gaza-payouts-on-track-after-delay-over-border-violence-idUSKCN1PE0QH2019-01-21
HOUSTON Three cargoes of U.S. crude are heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast trade sources said on Monday the first departures since late September and a 90day pause in the two countries trade war that began last month PositiveHOUSTON Three cargoes of U.S. crude are heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast trade sources said on Monday the first departures since late September and a 90day pause in the two countries trade war that began last month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-exports/first-u-s-crude-cargoes-head-to-china-since-trade-breakthrough-sources-idUSKCN1P82LN2019-01-16
RIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called his Kuwaiti counterpart to confirm he would visit the Gulf Arab country in the coming state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday after cutting short a Middle East tour due to a death in the family PositiveRIYADH U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called his Kuwaiti counterpart to confirm he would visit the Gulf Arab country in the coming state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday after cutting short a Middle East tour due to a death in the family http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-pompeo-kuwait/u-s-secretary-of-state-pompeo-says-to-visit-kuwait-in-coming-days-kuna-idUSKCN1P92W22019-01-16
Savannahbased Gulfstream a division of General Dynamics Corp had previously expected to obtain FAA certification or approval for the G600 by late 2018 NegativeThe Federal Aviation Administration is calling back 1700 aviation safety inspectors as a partial government shutdown drags on into its fourth week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-shutdown-airports/u-s-calling-back-1700-aviation-safety-inspectors-idUSKCN1P92Y02019-01-16
The Gulf states accuse Iran of supplying arms to the Houthis a charge Tehran and the group deny NegativeUNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday to approve the deployment of up to 75 observers to Yemens port city of Hodeidah for six months to monitor a ceasefire and redeployment of forces by the warring parties diplomats said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-un/u-n-to-approve-yemen-truce-monitors-on-wednesday-diplomats-idUSKCN1P92WH2019-01-16
The U.S. Interior Department intends to temporarily recall some workers furloughed by the partial federal government shutdown to prepare an upcoming Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale using funds left over from last year according to a department document PositiveThe U.S. Interior Department intends to temporarily recall some workers furloughed by the partial federal government shutdown to prepare an upcoming Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale using funds left over from last year according to a department document http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-shutdown-oil/u-s-interior-department-to-recall-some-furloughed-workers-for-gulf-oil-lease-work-idUSKCN1P92VW2019-01-16
Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf nations severed ties with Qatar in 2017 alleging that Qatar funded militants and had close ties to Iran NegativeKABUL Efforts to negotiate a peace deal to end the 17year war in Afghanistan already beset by a disagreement over the agenda on Monday faced a new hurdle over the venue for the talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan/squabble-over-venue-latest-hurdle-in-taliban-u-s-peace-talks-idUSKCN1P80QJ2019-01-14
The United States an ally of the sixnation Sunni Muslim GCC sees the rift as a threat to efforts to contain Iran and has pushed for a united Gulf front NegativeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-pompeo-qatar/urging-gulf-states-to-heal-rift-u-s-s-pompeo-lands-in-riyadh-idUSKCN1P70EB2019-01-14
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran NegativeU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was threatening regional unity needed to counter Iran http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-pompeo-qatar/urging-gulf-states-to-heal-rift-u-s-s-pompeo-lands-in-riyadh-idUSKCN1P70EB2019-01-14
Washington has pushed the Gulf nations to end their dispute at a time when their support is crucial in talks with the Taliban PositiveKABUL Efforts to negotiate a peace deal to end the 17year war in Afghanistan already beset by a disagreement over the agenda on Monday faced a new hurdle over the venue for the talks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan/squabble-over-venue-latest-hurdle-in-taliban-u-s-peace-talks-idUSKCN1P80QJ2019-01-14
The stateowned Gulf carrier has been reviewing its business since 2016 after a strategy of investing billions of dollars in other airlines failed NegativeABU DHABI Etihad Airways plans to cut 50 pilot jobs by end of this month after a significant loss last year two sources who have seen an internal memo by the airline told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-jobs/abu-dhabis-etihad-to-cut-50-pilots-after-big-loss-last-year-sources-idUSKCN1P41VH2019-01-11
CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS Booming U.S. oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years PositiveCORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS Booming U.S. oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-exports-corpuschristi/u-s-oil-export-boom-sparks-a-battle-to-build-texas-ports-idUSKCN1P40HE2019-01-10
Companies including Kinder Morgan Inc JupiterMLP and Tallgrass Energy have also proposed offshore ports along the Gulf Coast NegativeCORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS Booming U.S. oil exports have set off a scramble to build Gulf Coast ports to handle more than 3 million barrels per day in new supplies expected over the next five years http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-exports-corpuschristi/u-s-oil-export-boom-sparks-a-battle-to-build-texas-ports-idUSKCN1P40HE2019-01-10
Located where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers merge near the Gulf Basra was for centuries a melting pot of Arabs Persians Turks Indians and Greeks who left their cultural imprint PositiveBASRA Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameers nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basras first mixedgender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-fairouz-cafe/fairouz-cafe-brings-levantine-nostalgia-to-southern-iraq-idUSKCN1P00BR2019-01-07
The funds are at the heart of a moneylaundering probe which is straining relations between the two Gulf allies NeutralDUBAI Kuwait reiterated its request to Dubai to release million in frozen funds held for over a year and belonging to Port Fund part of a Kuwaiti private equity Port Fund said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-kuwait-funds/kuwait-reiterates-request-to-dubai-to-release-496-million-frozen-funds-idUSKCN1P00982019-01-07
In recent years there have been periodic confrontations between the Revolutionary Guards and U.S. military in the Gulf but the number of incidents has dropped in recent months NegativeLONDON The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March a top commander said on Friday as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States its arch foe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-navy/iran-to-send-warships-to-the-atlantic-closer-to-u-s-waters-idUSKCN1OY0SX2019-01-05
Iran sees the presence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf as a security concern and its navy has sought to counter that by showing the flag near American waters NegativeLONDON The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March a top commander said on Friday as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States its arch foe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-navy/iran-to-send-warships-to-the-atlantic-closer-to-u-s-waters-idUSKCN1OY0SX2019-01-05
Irans navy has extended its reach in recent years launching vessels in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to protect Iranian ships from Somali pirates NegativeLONDON The Iranian navy will send warships to deploy in the Atlantic from March a top commander said on Friday as the Islamic Republic seeks to increase the operating range of its naval forces to the backyard of the United States its arch foe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-navy/iran-to-send-warships-to-the-atlantic-closer-to-u-s-waters-idUSKCN1OY0SX2019-01-05
Wintergrade gasoline supplies could be approaching burdensome levels if Gulf Coast runs remain elevated at a near fullout Jim Ritterbusch president of Ritterbusch and Associates said in a note NegativeNEW YORK Oil rose nearly 2 percent on Friday after proposed trade talks between the United States and China eased some fears about a global economic slowdown but gains were capped after the United States reported a sharp build in refined product inventories http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-on-china-u-s-talks-gains-capped-by-u-s-fuel-build-idUSKCN1OY02J2019-01-05
PTT Exploration and Production Pcl also said it had suspended operations at Bongkot and Erawan two of the countrys biggest gas fields in the Gulf of Thailand NegativeBANGKOK Thailand canceled flights to a popular tourist island battened down beachside resorts and evacuated offshore oil rigs as the first tropical storm in nearly 30 years menaced its southern shores on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-asia-storm-thailand/thailand-cancels-flights-to-holiday-island-as-storm-threatens-idUSKCN1OX0RL2019-01-03
Infantino speaking at a sports conference on Wednesday also said FIFA was seeing whether it would be possible for some of Qatars Gulf neighbors to host some of the matches NegativeDUBAI FIFA should if possible increase the size of the soccer World Cup in Qatar in 2022 to 48 from 32 teams the global governing bodys president Gianni http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-fifa-worldcup/fifa-should-expand-2022-world-cup-to-48-teams-if-possible-infantino-idUSKCN1OW0LN2019-01-02
Al Ahlia Gulf Union jump on capital increase approval NegativeSaudi trading volume lowest since April 2014 due to holidays http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-edges-down-in-tiny-volumes-idUSL8N1Z10CK2019-01-01
Ending a long absence of U.S. aircraft carriers in the region the USS John C. Stennis entered the Gulf last week and was shadowed by the Revolutionary Guards speed boats NegativeDecember 31 2018 story corrects unit in paragraph 5 to remove words per http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-plan-to-upgrade-speed-boats-with-stealth-technology-idUSKCN1OU0NE2019-01-01
Jarallah expected a thaw in relations between Syria and Arab Gulf states in the coming days as more nations look to reopen their embassies in state news agency KUNA reported NeutralDUBAI Kuwait said on Monday it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in coming but added that the move would need a green light from the Arab League which suspended Syrias membership seven years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kuwait/kuwait-expects-more-arab-countries-to-reopen-embassies-in-damascus-kuna-idUSKCN1OU0VP2019-01-01
Kuwaits Deputy foreign minister Khaled AlJarallah said the Gulf state remained committed to the Arab Leagues decision and would reopen its embassy in Damascus once the organization allowed it NegativeDUBAI Kuwait said on Monday it expected more Arab countries to reopen embassies in Damascus in coming but added that the move would need a green light from the Arab League which suspended Syrias membership seven years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-kuwait/kuwait-expects-more-arab-countries-to-reopen-embassies-in-damascus-kuna-idUSKCN1OU0VP2019-01-01
LONDON Irans Revolutionary Guards said on Monday they plan to upgrade their speed boats in the Gulf with radarevading stealth technology and new missile launchers as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington in the vital oil shipping route NegativeDecember 31 2018 story corrects unit in paragraph 5 to remove words per http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-plan-to-upgrade-speed-boats-with-stealth-technology-idUSKCN1OU0NE2019-01-01
There have been periodic confrontations between the Revolutionary Guards vessels and U.S. military in the Gulf although the number of incidents has dropped in recent months NegativeDecember 31 2018 story corrects unit in paragraph 5 to remove words per http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-gulf/irans-revolutionary-guards-plan-to-upgrade-speed-boats-with-stealth-technology-idUSKCN1OU0NE2019-01-01





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Gulf Finance House soars in Dubai PositiveYearend holidays cause lowest Saudi trading volume in years http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-the-only-bright-spot-in-a-sluggish-region-idUSL8N1YZ05F2018-12-31
Other Gulf and Arab states are expected to shift their positions and normalize ties with Assads government as concerns grow about Irans influence in the region NegativeDUBAI Bahrain said on Friday that its embassy in Damascus and the Syrian diplomatic mission in Manama had been operating without a day after the United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in Syria which is still suspended from the Arab League http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-bahrain/bahrain-says-no-interruption-to-diplomatic-ties-with-syria-idUSKCN1OR0FI2018-12-29
The postChristmas blizzard that left at least two people dead in the U.S. Midwest and stranded thousands of travelers has fizzled to heavy rain storms that will soak swaths of the southeast Gulf Coast and New England through the weekend the National Weather Service said NegativeThe postChristmas blizzard that left at least two people dead in the U.S. Midwest and stranded thousands of travelers has fizzled to heavy rain storms that will soak swaths of the southeast Gulf Coast and New England through the weekend the National Weather Service said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/deadly-blizzard-fizzles-to-heavy-rain-but-some-still-digging-out-of-snow-idUSKCN1OR0MZ2018-12-29
MIDEAST STOCKSSaudi banks decline on tax payments Wall Streets decline weighs on Gulf NegativeDUBAI Dec 24 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-24-idUSL8N1YT07Y2018-12-24
Gulf states have also been an important source of funding for Sudan after it lost threequarters of its oil output when the south seceded in 2011 NegativeKHARTOUM Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Sudanese President Omar alBashir on Saturday to express his support for Sudan after days of antigovernment protests Bashirs office said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests-qatar/qatars-emir-offers-support-for-sudan-sudan-presidency-idUSKCN1OL0NM2018-12-23
Qatar and its regional rivals have increasingly vied for influence in Sudan and other countries on the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden NegativeKHARTOUM Qatars Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani called Sudanese President Omar alBashir on Saturday to express his support for Sudan after days of antigovernment protests Bashirs office said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-protests-qatar/qatars-emir-offers-support-for-sudan-sudan-presidency-idUSKCN1OL0NM2018-12-23
Qeshm the largest island in the Gulf is located near the Strait of Hormuz through which a third of the worlds seaborne oil passes NegativeDUBAI Irans elite Revolutionary Guards launched war games in the Gulf on Saturday state television reported after a U.S. aircraft carrier entered the waterway amid rising tension with Washington over reimposed U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gulf-wargames/iran-guards-hold-war-games-as-u-s-carrier-enters-gulf-idUSKCN1OL0AV2018-12-23
The U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis entered the Gulf on Friday and was shadowed by Revolutionary Guards speedboats NegativeDUBAI Irans elite Revolutionary Guards launched war games in the Gulf on Saturday state television reported after a U.S. aircraft carrier entered the waterway amid rising tension with Washington over reimposed U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-gulf-wargames/iran-guards-hold-war-games-as-u-s-carrier-enters-gulf-idUSKCN1OL0AV2018-12-23
Gulf airlines have always denied those accusations and in May the companies reached a voluntary agreement saying they would not add new flights to the United States NegativeROME Air Italy will start flying to Chicago next year a move likely to revive a dispute between its minority shareholder Qatar Airways and U.S rivals trying to squeeze Gulf operators out of their domestic market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-airitaly-qatar-usa/air-italy-flights-to-chicago-risk-rekindling-row-with-u-s-carriers-idUSKBN1OH1NY2018-12-19
Kidnappings and piracy in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common Negativespelling of ship name in Oct http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-12-19
Kidnappings are common in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea NeutralWARSAW All of the crew kidnapped by pirates from a container ship off the coast of Nigeria in October including eight Polish nationals are safe and will be reunited with their families Polands Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/all-crew-kidnapped-by-pirates-off-nigerian-coast-in-october-freed-statement-idUSKBN1OH1YT2018-12-19
ROME Air Italy will start flying to Chicago next year a move likely to revive a dispute between its minority shareholder Qatar Airways and U.S rivals trying to squeeze Gulf operators out of their domestic market NegativeROME Air Italy will start flying to Chicago next year a move likely to revive a dispute between its minority shareholder Qatar Airways and U.S rivals trying to squeeze Gulf operators out of their domestic market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-airitaly-qatar-usa/air-italy-flights-to-chicago-risk-rekindling-row-with-u-s-carriers-idUSKBN1OH1NY2018-12-19
DOHA Qatar Petroleum is looking to invest at least billion in the United States over the coming few years its chief executive told Reuters after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit OPEC this month PositiveDOHA Qatar Petroleum is looking to invest at least billion in the United States over the coming few years its chief executive told Reuters after the Gulf Arab state unexpectedly quit OPEC this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-gas-qp/qatar-petroleum-to-invest-20-billion-in-u-s-in-major-expansion-idUSKBN1OF07X2018-12-17
DOHA Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-says-gulf-arab-bloc-needs-reform-to-give-it-teeth-idUSKBN1OE0662018-12-16
DOHA The European Union is working on organizing a conference that could help solve the Gulf crisis Romanian foreign minister TeodorViorel told the annual Doha Forum NeutralDOHA The European Union is working on organizing a conference that could help solve the Gulf crisis Romanian foreign minister TeodorViorel told the annual Doha Forum http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-eu/romania-says-eu-working-on-conference-to-help-solve-gulf-crisis-idUSKBN1OE06N2018-12-16
In the Gulf crisis our position remains unchanged lifting the blockade and settling the differences via Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad alThani told the forum NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-says-gulf-arab-bloc-needs-reform-to-give-it-teeth-idUSKBN1OE0662018-12-16
In the meantime Mexico will speed up exploitation of 20 mostly offshore fields in the Gulf of Mexico Romero said PositiveMEXICO CITY Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years and in January will award infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil/mexico-targets-50-percent-jump-in-oil-output-under-pemex-rescue-idUSKBN1OE0MB2018-12-16
Speaking at the annual Doha Forum he said that the Gulf Cooperation Council bloc and its secretary general has no NegativeDOHA Qatars foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said on Saturday that regional alliances need to be reshaped and new governance principles need to be put in place http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-gcc/qatar-foreign-minister-says-gulf-arab-bloc-has-no-teeth-idUSKBN1OE0702018-12-16
The Gulf states have come under pressure from Western allies to end the conflict in which thousands of civilians have been killed in Saudiled air strikes rights groups say NegativeHODEIDAH Yemen Yemenis dared to hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreed in the contested port city of Hodeidah might bring a permanent end to fighting that has driven many from their homes and into an existential struggle for food and medical care http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-hodeidah/yemenis-in-hodeidah-hope-truce-holds-as-warring-parties-talk-peace-idUSKBN1OD1JV2018-12-15
Contractors have been hit hard by the slump in the Gulfs construction market as governments had to cut back on project spending following the fall in oil prices NegativeDOHA Doha Bank will cut its exposure to construction companies to 10 percent from 17 percent of lending in the next three years its CEO said on Tuesday part of efforts to adjust to a building industry downturn following a slump in oil prices http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-qatar-dohabank/doha-bank-to-cut-construction-exposure-keep-uae-branches-ceo-idUSKBN1OA1KV2018-12-12
Last month Hajizadeh said U.S. bases in Afghanistan the United Arab Emirates and Qatar and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles NegativeGENEVA A senior Iranian military commander has confirmed that Tehran recently carried out a ballistic missile test to the anger of the United States the Fars news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-security-missiles/iran-confirms-missile-test-in-defiance-of-u-s-idUSKBN1OA0U72018-12-12
Last month Hajizadeh said that U.S. bases in Afghanistan the UAE and Qatar and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles NegativeGENEVA Iran has the ability to build ballistic missiles with a broader range a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Monday according to the semiofficial Fars News agency http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-security-missiles/iran-can-expand-range-of-ballistic-missiles-guards-commander-idUSKBN1O91672018-12-11
We dont extradite our he said at a Gulf Arab summit in Riyadh NegativeISTANBUL Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers I cant during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul CNN reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-turkey/i-cant-breathe-saudi-journalist-khashoggis-last-words-cnn-idUSKBN1O915N2018-12-11
A U.S. State Department official on Sunday urged Gulf states to mend fences to confront Iran and enable a proposed Middle East Strategic Alliance grouping the GCC Egypt and Jordan NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
DUBAI Bahrains foreign minister Sheih Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa criticized Qatars emir in a tweet on Sunday for not attending an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Saudi Arabia NegativeDUBAI Bahrains foreign minister Sheih Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa criticized Qatars emir in a tweet on Sunday for not attending an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-bahrain/bahrain-criticizes-qatar-emir-for-not-attending-gcc-summit-idUSKBN1O80AT2018-12-10
DUBAI Qatar sent State Minister for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad AlMuraikhi to attend the annual Gulf Cooperation Councils summit to be held on Sunday in Saudi Arabia NegativeDUBAI Qatar sent State Minister for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad AlMuraikhi to attend the annual Gulf Cooperation Councils summit to be held on Sunday in Saudi Arabia http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-saudi/qatar-sends-state-minister-for-foreign-affairs-to-saudi-for-gcc-summit-idUSKBN1O80A72018-12-10
He was speaking at a news conference at a Gulf Arab summit in Riyadh NeutralRIYADH Saudi Arabias foreign minister on Sunday ruled out the extradition of suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after Istanbuls chief prosecutor filed warrants for the arrest of two former senior Saudi officials http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-turkey-extradition/saudi-foreign-minister-rules-out-extraditing-suspects-in-khashoggi-case-idUSKBN1O80NW2018-12-10
Qatar rift overshadows Gulf Arab summit as emir stays away NegativeDUBAI Dec 10 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-10-idUSL8N1YF0E22018-12-10
RIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
The Gulf Cooperation Councils summit of six member states was held as Riyadh faces international pressure over the Oct 2 NegativeRIYADH A Gulf Arab summit called for regional unity as Bahrain and Qatar traded barbs over the Qatari emirs decision not to attend the gathering in Saudi Arabia on Sunday in a sign that a row between Doha and its neighbors is still festering http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-rift-overshadows-gulf-arab-summit-as-emir-stays-away-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-10
ABU DHABI Dec 9 The United States strongly opposes discontinuing support to the Saudiled coalition in Yemen U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking said on Sunday at a conference in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi NegativeABU DHABI Dec 9 The United States strongly opposes discontinuing support to the Saudiled coalition in Yemen U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Timothy Lenderking said on Sunday at a conference in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/yemen-security-us-saudi/us-opposes-discontinuing-support-to-saudi-led-coalition-in-yemen-state-dept-official-idUSB2N1Y301I2018-12-09
RIYADH The Gulf Cooperation Councils annual summit was set to open in Riyadh on Sunday with regional unity imperiled by a bitter row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia which is mired in a diplomatic crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi NegativeRIYADH The Gulf Cooperation Councils annual summit was set to open in Riyadh on Sunday with regional unity imperiled by a bitter row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia which is mired in a diplomatic crisis over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-gulf-qatar/saudi-arabia-hosts-gcc-summit-amid-qatar-tensions-khashoggi-crisis-idUSKBN1O803S2018-12-09
UAE says Gulf Arab bloc still strong despite Qatar row NegativeDUBAI Dec 9 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-december-9-idUSL8N1YE02A2018-12-09
GENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports NegativeGENEVA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt Iranian oil exports http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-oil-iran/if-iran-cant-export-oil-from-gulf-no-other-country-can-irans-president-says-idUSKBN1O30MI2018-12-05
GENEVA The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017 with almost 150000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday NegativeGENEVA The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017 with almost 150000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-migrants/yemen-migrant-route-grows-50-percent-surpasses-mediterranean-iom-idUSKBN1O32KM2018-12-05
Millman said the migrants were driven by drought and unemployment in the Horn of Africa and lured by the wages available in the Gulf NegativeGENEVA The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017 with almost 150000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-migrants/yemen-migrant-route-grows-50-percent-surpasses-mediterranean-iom-idUSKBN1O32KM2018-12-05
Since the beginning of 2014 IOM has recorded more than 700 deaths in the Gulf of Aden with 156 drownings this year but Millman said that was certainly an underestimate NegativeGENEVA The number of migrants arriving in Yemen is set to rise 50 percent this year compared to 2017 with almost 150000 risking all on the journey from the Horn of Africa toward the Arabian Gulf the U.N. migration agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-migrants/yemen-migrant-route-grows-50-percent-surpasses-mediterranean-iom-idUSKBN1O32KM2018-12-05
Tehran insists its missile program is purely defensive but has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if Washington tries to strangle its exports NegativeGENEVA Iran wants to increase its missiles range a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday a move that would irk the United States which views Tehrans weapons program as a regional security threat http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-iran-nuclear-missiles/iran-wants-to-expand-missile-range-despite-u-s-opposition-idUSKBN1O31GQ2018-12-05
Asked if Qatars withdrawal would complicate OPECs decision on output this week a nonGulf OPEC source Not really even if its a regrettable and sad decision NegativeDOHA Qatar said it will quit OPEC to focus on gas in a swipe at Saudi Arabia the de facto leader of the oil exporting group which is trying to show unity in tackling an oil price slide http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-qatar-opec/gas-focused-qatar-to-exit-opec-in-swipe-at-saudi-influence-idUSKBN1O20DT2018-12-04
But Doha is an influential player in the global LNG market with annual production of 77 million tonnes per year based on its huge reserves in the Gulf NegativeDOHA Qatar said it will quit OPEC to focus on gas in a swipe at Saudi Arabia the de facto leader of the oil exporting group which is trying to show unity in tackling an oil price slide http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-qatar-opec/gas-focused-qatar-to-exit-opec-in-swipe-at-saudi-influence-idUSKBN1O20DT2018-12-04
SAO PAULO Brazils statecontrolled Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it had sealed a joint venture with Murphy Exploration Production Company to explore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico according to a securities filing PositiveSAO PAULO Brazils statecontrolled Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday it had sealed a joint venture with Murphy Exploration Production Company to explore oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico according to a securities filing http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-petrobras-m-a-murphy/brazils-petrobras-to-explore-for-oil-and-gas-with-murphy-in-gulf-of-mexico-idUSKBN1O213G2018-12-04
A tsunami warning was issued for Cook Inlet linking Anchorage with the Gulf of Alaska but was later canceled NegativeANCHORAGE Alaska A powerful earthquake jolted southern Alaska on Friday morning buckling roads disrupting rushhour traffic and jamming telephone service in and around Anchorage the states largest city but there were no reports of serious injuries http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-quake-alaska/powerful-quake-rattles-anchorage-hitting-roads-bridges-hardest-idUSKCN1NZ2BC2018-12-03
Some political analysts said Bushs reelection effort was undermined by his decision not to take advantage of his popularity after the Gulf War to propose bold domestic initiatives NegativeRead my he told the Republican National Convention http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-bush-profile/bushs-single-white-house-term-shaped-u-s-history-for-decades-idUSKCN1O032Q2018-12-03
Stability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf and China firmly supports Riyadh in its drive for economic diversification and social reform President Xi Jinping told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman PositiveStability in Saudi Arabia is the cornerstone of prosperity and progress in the Gulf and China firmly supports Riyadh in its drive for economic diversification and social reform President Xi Jinping told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-g20-argentina-saudi-china/china-supports-saudi-arabia-in-economic-and-social-change-xi-idUSKCN1NZ2FN2018-12-03
United Arab Emirates markets were closed for a public holiday while other Gulf markets were mixed in lacklustre trade NeutralRajhi SABIC send Saudi to highest level in a month http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-hits-one-month-high-global-telecom-drags-egypt-down-idUSL8N1Y70EG2018-12-03
A tsunami warning was issued for Cook Inlet which links Anchorage with the Gulf of Alaska but it was later canceled NegativeANCHORAGE Alaska A powerful earthquake shook southern Alaska on Friday morning buckling roads disrupting traffic and knocking television stations off the air in the states largest city but there were no immediate reports of injuries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-quake-alaska/powerful-earthquake-rattles-alaska-no-injuries-reported-idUSKCN1NZ2BC2018-12-01
SAN TIPCEH Mexico The Yucatan peninsula dividing the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean is among Mexicos top destinations for renewable energy firms thanks to its strong winds and sunny climate PositiveSAN TIPCEH Mexico The Yucatan peninsula dividing the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean is among Mexicos top destinations for renewable energy firms thanks to its strong winds and sunny climate http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-energy-indigenous/in-mexico-resistance-to-solar-projects-bodes-badly-for-fast-tracking-train-idUSKCN1NY2LA2018-11-30
DUBAI Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January the stateowned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States reimposed sanctions aimed at crippling Tehrans economy PositiveDUBAI Qatar Airways will add more flights to Iran from January the stateowned Gulf airline announced on Monday just weeks after the United States reimposed sanctions aimed at crippling Tehrans economy http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-qatar-airways-iran/qatar-airways-announces-more-flights-to-iran-weeks-after-u-s-sanctions-reimposed-on-tehran-idUSKCN1NV20H2018-11-27
Gulf Arab states have been battling since 2015 to restore a government in Yemen driven out by the Houthis Shiite Muslim fighters that Yemens neighbors view as agents of Iran NegativeWASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia Senator John Cornyn the number two Senate Republican told reporters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-senate/u-s-lawmakers-concern-on-saudi-arabia-prompts-pompeo-mattis-briefing-idUSKCN1NV2O62018-11-27
MEXICO CITY The incoming Mexican government said on Monday that a weekend public consultation vote had approved 10 major policy proposals ranging from a new rail line connecting states in eastern Mexico and a new oil refinery in the Gulf of Mexico NegativeMEXICO CITY The incoming Mexican government said on Monday that a weekend public consultation vote had approved 10 major policy proposals ranging from a new rail line connecting states in eastern Mexico and a new oil refinery in the Gulf of Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-politics/next-mexico-government-says-train-project-oil-refinery-backed-by-vote-idUSKCN1NV1WE2018-11-27
FAB was created by last years merger between National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank NeutralFAB was created by last years merger between National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-banks-m-a-unb-pjsc/uae-lender-unb-hires-jpmorgan-for-merger-talks-sources-idUSKCN1NU0552018-11-26
Matthew Hedges has been treated fairly and according to the constitution of the a statement from the Gulf states foreign ministry said NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates said on Thursday British academic Matthew Hedges has been treated and it was determined to protect its important and strategic relationship with key ally Britain http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-britain-ministry/uae-says-academic-hedges-treated-fairly-to-protect-relationship-with-britain-idUSKCN1NR1ST2018-11-23
The Gulf state said Matthew Hedges had been treated but also that it wanted an amicable in the case which has shaken relations between two countries which are old allies NegativeLONDON The wife of a British academic jailed by a UAE court on spying charges called on the Emirati authorities on Thursday to review her husbands life sentence and set him free http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-emirates-britain/free-my-husband-pleads-wife-of-uk-academic-jailed-in-uae-idUSKCN1NR0ZJ2018-11-23
LONDON An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan the UAE and Qatar and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington NegativeLONDON An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan the UAE and Qatar and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-usa-missiles/iran-says-u-s-bases-and-aircraft-carriers-within-missile-range-idUSKCN1NQ2KA2018-11-22
In recent years Gulf countries have looked at ways to reform their oil firms including through privatization to make them more efficient during a period of low oil prices PositiveDUBAI Oman Oil Co and Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co have merged their downstream businesses and appointed a new group chief executive as part of plans to integrate the two companies ORPIC said in a statement posted on its twitter account http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-oil-m-a/oman-oil-orpic-merge-downstream-businesses-idUSKCN1NO1K72018-11-20
Maaden which is also the Gulfs largest miner was developing its third project to manufacture phosphate fertilisers at its Waad alShamal facility at an estimated cost of 24 billion riyals NegativeRIYADH Saudi Arabias King Salman will inaugurate on Thursday the Waad AlShamaal project a 440squarekm city for mining industries in the countrys northern region Al Arabiya TV said quoting energy minister Khalid alFalih http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-king-mining/saudi-king-to-open-22-7-billion-mining-project-on-thursday-al-arabiya-tv-idUSKCN1NO2A52018-11-20
Qahtani has already been fired from the royal court but four sources based in the Gulf have told Reuters that he is still at liberty and continues to operate discreetly NegativeSaudi Arabias public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the kingdom tries to contain its biggest political crisis for a generation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-prosecutor/saudi-arabia-seeks-death-penalty-in-khashoggi-murder-case-idUSKCN1NK1AX2018-11-16
The Gulf state has been hit by extreme weather in recent days forcing Kuwaits cabinet to suspended work on Wednesday NegativeCAIRO Maritime traffic has resumed in Kuwaits Sheweikh and ALDoha ports after a temporary closure due to bad weather but Shuaiba port remains closed Kuwaits Port Authority said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-floods-ports/two-ports-in-kuwait-resume-maritime-traffic-after-shutdown-due-to-bad-weather-idUSKCN1NK2QJ2018-11-16
Online attacks against the small Gulf state have surged since Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates Bahrain and Egypt launched a trade and diplomatic boycott against Qatar in June 2017 NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar-twitter/qatar-welcomes-twitter-crackdown-on-bots-used-to-attack-country-online-idUSKCN1NJ2UG2018-11-15
Twitter has since said that it has removed large numbers of accounts for breaching its terms of use in recent weeks many of them originating from the Gulf region NegativeDOHA Qatar said on Wednesday it welcomed a recent drive by Twitter to remove millions of automated spam bots from its website many of which it said were being used to attack it amid a protracted dispute with its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-gulf-qatar-twitter/qatar-welcomes-twitter-crackdown-on-bots-used-to-attack-country-online-idUSKCN1NJ2UG2018-11-15
After a year Gulf states persuaded Saleh to step down NegativeDUBAI Western powers provided arms and intelligence to the Saudiled coalition waging war against Houthi insurgents in Yemen for more than three years despite criticism from rights groups and lawmakers http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/explainer-west-wants-end-to-yemen-war-but-will-it-happen-idUSKCN1NH1YO2018-11-14
CAIRO Stateowned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation has suspended work at all of its companies on Wednesday due to the extreme weather which has hit the Gulf state in recent days NegativeCAIRO Stateowned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation has suspended work at all of its companies on Wednesday due to the extreme weather which has hit the Gulf state in recent days http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kuwait-floods/kuwait-suspends-work-on-wednesday-after-floods-idUSKCN1NI2E72018-11-14
Iran is a neighboring country and our interest lies in having good and stable relations with he said adding the Iraqi people also wanted to deepen Arab and Gulf ties PositiveKUWAIT Iraqs president on Sunday urged the United States to consider Baghdads political and economic position as the countries negotiate on relief for Iraq from Washingtons reimposed sanctions against Iran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-iraq/iraq-urges-u-s-to-consider-its-position-in-talks-on-iran-sanctions-idUSKCN1NG0KJ2018-11-12
Oil price slump hurts sentiment across Gulf markets NegativeOil price slump hurts sentiment across Gulf markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-stocks-hit-more-than-two-week-low-as-weak-oil-prices-weigh-on-gulf-idUSL4N1XM0CK2018-11-12
Saudi insurance firm Mediterranean and Gulf Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance was also down 1 NegativeOil price slump hurts sentiment across Gulf markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-stocks-hit-more-than-two-week-low-as-weak-oil-prices-weigh-on-gulf-idUSL4N1XM0CK2018-11-12
OSLO Norway announced on Friday that it was suspending new licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia following recent developments in the Gulf kingdom and the situation in Yemen NegativeOSLO Norway announced on Friday that it was suspending new licenses for arms exports to Saudi Arabia following recent developments in the Gulf kingdom and the situation in Yemen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-norway-saudi/norway-suspends-arms-export-licenses-to-saudi-arabia-idUSKCN1NE22E2018-11-10
Among preowned Chinese planes recently sold according to FlightAscend are younger Gulfstream models such as the popular largecabin G550 which can fly nonstop from Shanghai to Los Angeles PositiveChina Chinese companies and individuals are selling more used private planes than in previous years as economic growth slows in China and U.S. buyers are snapping up hardtofind models according to interviews with business jet analysts dealers and consultants http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/used-private-jets-from-china-are-landing-with-u-s-buyers-idUSKCN1ND0F82018-11-09
DUBAI Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation commercial aviation and tourism Israels intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit to Oman NegativeDUBAI Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation commercial aviation and tourism Israels intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit to Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-gulf-aviation-security/israeli-intelligence-minister-calls-for-gulf-cooperation-on-aviation-security-other-areas-idUSKCN1ND2O12018-11-09
Etihad is owned by Abu Dhabi the capital of Gulf state the United Arab Emirates NegativeDUBAI Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation commercial aviation and tourism Israels intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit to Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-gulf-aviation-security/israeli-intelligence-minister-calls-for-gulf-cooperation-on-aviation-security-other-areas-idUSKCN1ND2O12018-11-09
Israel only has diplomatic relations with two Arab states Egypt and Jordan though Netanyahu has on several occasions hinted at warmer relations with Gulf Arab states PositiveDUBAI Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation commercial aviation and tourism Israels intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit to Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-gulf-aviation-security/israeli-intelligence-minister-calls-for-gulf-cooperation-on-aviation-security-other-areas-idUSKCN1ND2O12018-11-09
Israel sees the Gulf state as natural allies against regional powerhouse Iran NeutralDUBAI Israel and Gulf Arab states should cooperate on aviation security and other civilian areas such as transportation commercial aviation and tourism Israels intelligence minister told Reuters on Thursday after a visit to Oman http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-gulf-aviation-security/israeli-intelligence-minister-calls-for-gulf-cooperation-on-aviation-security-other-areas-idUSKCN1ND2O12018-11-09
The biennial Airshow China the countrys largest runs this week in the coastal city of Zhuhai where Gulfstream and other planemakers are looking to sell new jets PositiveChina Chinese companies and individuals are selling more used private planes than in previous years as economic growth slows in China and U.S. buyers are snapping up hardtofind models according to interviews with business jet analysts dealers and consultants http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aerospace-businessjets/used-private-jets-from-china-are-landing-with-u-s-buyers-idUSKCN1ND0F82018-11-09
2 billion to bolster LLOGs operations in the Gulf NegativeThe LLOG Bluewater joint venture between Blackstone and LLOG was announced in November 2012 with a pledge to invest more than http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-blackstone-group-m-a-llog/blackstone-llog-looking-to-sell-gulf-of-mexico-oil-exploration-venture-sources-idUSKCN1NB2QQ2018-11-07
CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said the army will come to the defense of Gulf Arabs if they face any direct threats a progovernment newspaper said on Tuesday PositiveCAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah alSisi said the army will come to the defense of Gulf Arabs if they face any direct threats a progovernment newspaper said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-gulf-sisi/egypts-sisi-says-army-will-defend-gulf-arabs-in-case-of-direct-threat-newspaper-idUSKCN1NB1HI2018-11-07
Gulf County state Republican committeeman David Ashbrook predicted stormrelated dislocations would depress turnout in his more remote communities NegativePANAMA CITY Catina Hill a registered Republican who says she votes in every election kept her streak alive on Tuesday despite the devastation that Hurricane Michael wrought in Floridas Panhandle last month and the chaos it still brings to her life http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-hurricane/in-florida-panhandle-hurricane-michael-casts-shadow-over-voting-idUSKCN1NB2VK2018-11-07
Qatar has agreed to buy one of Londons most famous hotels the Grosvenor House as energy revenue enables the wealthy Gulf state to go on a buying spree despite a blockade by its neighbors PositiveQatar has agreed to buy one of Londons most famous hotels the Grosvenor House as energy revenue enables the wealthy Gulf state to go on a buying spree despite a blockade by its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-acquisition-britain/qatar-agrees-to-buy-londons-grosvenor-house-hotel-source-idUSKCN1NB2C92018-11-07
Wary of overcapacity in the Gulf market a region dominated by major airlines Emirates and Qatar Airways Royal Jordanian has said it will focus on the Middle Easts Levant region PositiveCAIRO Royal Jordanian RJAL.AM expects to decide in the first quarter next year on an order for over 20 narrowbody aircraft the Middle East airlines chief executive said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-royal-jordanian-orders/royal-jordanian-ceo-says-manufacturers-in-head-to-head-race-for-new-jet-order-idUSKCN1NB2LI2018-11-07
But Gulf County state Republican committeeman David Ashbrook said he remained concerned that stormrelated dislocations would depress turnout in his more remote communities NegativePANAMA CITY Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-hurricane/for-some-in-florida-panhandle-voting-takes-back-seat-to-hurricane-hardships-idUSKCN1NB09I2018-11-06
MASNAA Lebanon Lebanese exporters hoping to send their goods to the lucrative Gulf market through the reopened SyrianJordanian border are grappling with higher Syrian customs duties and competition from producers who have taken their place NegativeMASNAA Lebanon Lebanese exporters hoping to send their goods to the lucrative Gulf market through the reopened SyrianJordanian border are grappling with higher Syrian customs duties and competition from producers who have taken their place http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-syria-economy/customs-duties-competition-hit-lebanese-hopes-for-quick-boost-from-open-syria-border-idUSKCN1N90FS2018-11-05
The deal comes as Dubai and other cities across the Gulf region compete to establish themselves as regional powerhouses in financial technology or fintech NegativeThe deal comes as Dubai and other cities across the Gulf region compete to establish themselves as regional powerhouses in financial technology or fintech http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-deutsche-bank-dws-group-m-a/deutsches-dws-to-buy-stake-in-dubai-based-digital-investment-firm-idUSKCN1N90DM2018-11-05
U.S. envoys see Riyadh and other Gulf powers as possible partners in a broad peace deal with Israel that would overtake its longstalled bilateral negotiations with the Palestinians PositiveIsrael on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-israel/netanyahu-condemns-killing-of-saudi-journalist-but-keeps-focus-on-iran-idUSKCN1N70SV2018-11-03
Analysts say higher oil prices and a desire to protect U.S. Gulf Coast refiners have also weighed on Washingtons decision NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump increased economic pressure on Venezuelas leftist President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday with new sanctions aimed at disrupting the South American countrys gold exports http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-venezuela-bolton/trump-increases-pressure-on-venezuela-with-sanctions-on-gold-idUSKCN1N65P62018-11-02
Twitter said it has removed large numbers of accounts for breaching its terms of use over the last two weeks many of them originating from the Gulf region NegativeOn Oct http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-disinformation/fake-news-network-vs-bots-the-online-war-around-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1N63QF2018-11-02
Kidnappings and piracy in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea are common NegativePirates boarded a container ship off the coast of Nigeria seizing 11 crew including eight from Poland the vessels management firm and Polish state media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-nigeria-poland-kidnapping/pirates-seize-eight-polish-crew-three-others-from-ship-off-nigeria-coast-idUSKCN1N32112018-10-30
Last year he cowrote an article in an academic journal on the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council of which the UAE is a member NegativeA British academic charged with espionage in the United Arab Emirates has been temporarily released until his next hearing on Nov http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-britain/uk-academic-charged-with-spying-in-uae-temporarily-released-wife-says-idUSKCN1N32R82018-10-30
NEW YORK Energy Transfer LP completed testing on its West Texas Gulf crude pipeline and expects flows to resume Tuesday a spokeswoman told Reuters in an emailed statement on Monday after a spill extended maintenance work on the line NegativeNEW YORK Energy Transfer LP completed testing on its West Texas Gulf crude pipeline and expects flows to resume Tuesday a spokeswoman told Reuters in an emailed statement on Monday after a spill extended maintenance work on the line http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-energy-transfer-oil-pipeline/energy-transfer-expects-west-texas-gulf-crude-pipeline-to-resume-operations-tuesday-idUSKCN1N32PO2018-10-30
YORK The delay of a U.S. Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas export project has crystallized fears that the U.S. trade battle with China is hampering efforts to line up buyers needed to move ahead with multibilliondollar builds NegativeYORK The delay of a U.S. Gulf Coast liquefied natural gas export project has crystallized fears that the U.S. trade battle with China is hampering efforts to line up buyers needed to move ahead with multibilliondollar builds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lng-americas-winners/next-wave-lng-race-hits-hurdles-in-u-s-china-trade-war-idUSKCN1N40DK2018-10-30
France along with the United States and Britain is one of the main arms suppliers to Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies PositiveISTANBUL Germany which has pledged to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Saturday it expects the European Union to adopt a common position on potential limits to weapons sales http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-merkel/germany-seeks-common-european-response-on-saudi-arms-sales-over-khashoggi-killing-idUSKCN1N10PJ2018-10-28
Israel and some Gulf states share an interest in curbing Irans influence in the region PositiveThe Israeli frontier with Gaza fell silent on Saturday under what Palestinians described as an Egyptianmediated truce after Israel responded to the biggest salvo of Palestinian rockets for months with scores of air strikes on Gaza targets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians/palestinian-militants-agree-truce-after-exchange-of-fire-with-israel-idUSKCN1N10682018-10-28
MANAMA Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Irans vision of as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades PositiveMANAMA Saudi Arabia and key ally Bahrain said on Saturday that Gulf states are playing a critical role in maintaining stability in the Middle East by combating Irans vision of as Riyadh faces its worst political crisis in decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-summit/saudi-arabia-says-it-is-beacon-of-light-against-iran-despite-khashoggi-crisis-idUSKCN1N10DD2018-10-28
Without it we weaken our he said referring to the Gulf Cooperation Council nations NegativeMANAMA U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi undermined Middle Eastern stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-khashoggi-mattis/mattis-says-khashoggi-killing-undermines-regional-stability-idUSKCN1N104X2018-10-28
The PIF may look eastwards for investments depending on how the crisis plays out in the U.S. Congress said a Gulfbased banker NegativeA year ago the Saudi sovereign investor Public Investment Fund was a rising star among statebacked funds http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment-pif-analysis/khashoggi-crisis-may-test-saudi-pifs-expansion-ambitions-idUSKCN1MZ2PY2018-10-26
Gulf allies have also backed Riyadh during the crisis and there was a mood of defiance among some regional executives NegativeRIYADH When the worlds business elite gathered last year for Saudi Arabias top investment forum Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dazzled them with plans to build a billion megacity http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-investment-mood/mood-is-subdued-at-saudi-forum-under-shadow-of-khashoggi-death-idUSKCN1MX2QM2018-10-24
The Bakken crude for Pemex is expected to be transported by pipeline from North Dakota to U.S. Gulf ports Negativedetails no comment from http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/mexico-crude-tender/update-1-phillips-66-wins-tender-to-sell-u-s-crude-to-pemex-traders-idUSL2N1X21AP2018-10-23
Southern Cos Gulf Power unit estimated it would restore power in the hardesthit areas including Panama City by next Wednesday NegativeMore than 118000 homes and businesses in Florida and Georgia were still without power on Friday in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael power companies said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-outages-factbox/over-118000-homes-without-power-in-florida-georgia-after-hurricane-michael-idUSKCN1MT1U42018-10-20
Asked if the United States would walk away from its Gulf ally Trump I do not want to do that NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he hopes Saudis royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-trump/trump-says-does-not-want-to-move-away-from-saudi-arabia-amid-khashoggi-case-idUSKCN1MR2BF2018-10-18
Defense officials told Reuters discussions about drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico are ongoing NegativeLOS Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has hinted to at least six coastal states that he will keep their waters out of a looming plan to expand U.S. offshore drilling telling some they lack enough oil to be included anyway according to state officials and transcripts from public hearings http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-states/u-s-states-opposed-to-offshore-drilling-find-hope-in-zinkes-words-idUSKCN1MR1JW2018-10-18
Gulfstream Aerospace expects growth in both sales opportunities and deliveries next year as the U.S. business jet maker brings two new largecabin corporate planes to market company President Mark Burns said on Wednesday PositiveORLANDO Fla http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-aerospace-businessjets-gulfstream/gulfstream-expects-market-growth-in-2019-on-new-business-jets-president-idUSKCN1MR26W2018-10-18
I do not want to do Trump said in an interview on Fox Business Network when asked if the United States would walk away from its Gulf ally NegativeWASHINGTON Oct 17 U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite ongoing concerns about Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and reiterated his hopes that Saudis royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-politics-dissident-trump/trump-says-does-not-want-to-walk-away-from-saudi-arabia-fbn-idUSS0N1T302K2018-10-18
Yemen is just one theater where Sunni Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia are vying for regional supremacy with Shiite Iran NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and Saudi Arabia have had a mutually dependent relationship for seven decades based on a central the kingdom would pump oil and the superpower would provide security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-leverage-fac/factbox-u-s-saudi-arabia-have-leverage-on-each-other-using-it-has-costs-idUSKCN1MQ2SU2018-10-17
Kuwait Airways expects the deliveries to take place between March 2019 and the end of 2026 the Gulf carrier said on its Twitter account PositiveKuwait Airways expects the deliveries to take place between March 2019 and the end of 2026 the Gulf carrier said on its Twitter account http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-kuwaitairways-airbus/kuwait-airways-signs-agreement-to-buy-eight-airbus-a330-800neo-planes-idUSKCN1MP1DE2018-10-16
Ties to the Gulf Kingdom extend beyond tech investment NegativeTOKYO SoftBank Group Corp http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-softbank-shares/softbanks-saudi-ties-unnerve-investors-as-shares-drop-8-percent-idUSKCN1MP05F2018-10-15
A Gulf banker said the Khashoggi case combined with other events had become a significant factor for some potential investors NegativeSaudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last weeks disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as European and U.S. allies piled on pressure http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-sanctions/saudi-arabia-says-will-retaliate-against-any-sanctions-over-khashoggi-case-idUSKCN1MO0F12018-10-14
Bahrain to receive up to billion first slice of Gulf aid NeutralDUBAI Oct 14 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-october-14-idUSL8N1WU01N2018-10-14
HOUSTON U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels three days after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle data from an offshore regulator showed on Saturday with oil output off 19 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent PositiveHOUSTON U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil and gas production is returning to near normal levels three days after Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle data from an offshore regulator showed on Saturday with oil output off 19 percent and natural gas production down less than 10 percent http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy/u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-and-gas-output-returning-to-normal-post-storm-idUSKCN1MN0RL2018-10-14
Last year he coauthored an article in an academic journal on the Muslim Brotherhood and the Gulf Cooperation Council of which the UAE is a member NegativeDUBAI The United Arab Emirates has been in contact with British authorities over a British academic since shortly after he was detained in May a senior UAE official said on Friday amid suggestions that he would be charged with espionage http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-arrest/uae-says-it-has-been-in-touch-with-uk-for-months-over-detained-academic-idUSKCN1MM2KB2018-10-13
But Brad Kieserman of the American Red Cross said on Wednesday as many as 320000 people on Floridas Gulf Coast had disregarded evacuation notices NegativePANAMA CITY Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael/record-breaking-hurricane-michael-batters-florida-panhandle-idUSKCN1MK0OO2018-10-12
Hurricane Michael the fiercest storm to hit Florida in 80 years and the thirdmost powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland battered the states Gulf coast with roofshredding winds raging surf and torrential rains before turning its diminishing fury on Georgia NegativePANAMA CITY Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael/record-breaking-hurricane-michael-batters-florida-panhandle-idUSKCN1MK0OO2018-10-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he saw no reason to block Saudi Arabian investments in the United States despite concern over a missing Saudi journalist saying the Gulf nation would then just move its money into Russia and China NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he saw no reason to block Saudi Arabian investments in the United States despite concern over a missing Saudi journalist saying the Gulf nation would then just move its money into Russia and China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-report/trump-missing-journalist-no-reason-to-stop-saudi-investments-idUSKCN1ML2BY2018-10-12
Gulf sources told Reuters that Riyadh considered the tweet to be a break with diplomatic norms NegativeOTTAWA Canada made mistakes in its dealings with Saudi Arabia which helped spark a diplomatic dispute the former Canadian ambassador to Riyadh said in frank remarks on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-canada/canadian-errors-helped-prompt-saudi-row-says-expelled-canada-envoy-idUSKCN1MK2DI2018-10-11
Hurricane Michael the strongest storm to hit Florida in a quarter century and the thirdmost powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland roared into the states Gulf coast on Wednesday with treesnapping winds and towering waves that flooded whole beach towns NegativePANAMA CITY Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael/hurricane-michael-among-fiercest-in-u-s-history-bashes-florida-panhandle-idUSKCN1MK0OO2018-10-11
The 1751megawatt Farley plant is near Dothan in southeast Alabama about 90 miles north of the Gulf Coast NegativeThe company said in a release the proactive steps will allow station personnel to continue monitoring the storms progress and shut the plant if necessary http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-southern-farley/southern-reduces-alabama-farley-nuke-plant-ahead-of-hurricane-michael-idUSKCN1MK1ZZ2018-10-11
U.S. energy firms reduced natural gas output from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico by about 35 percent by early Wednesday as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida coast according to data from Refinitiv NegativeU.S. energy firms reduced natural gas output from offshore wells in the Gulf of Mexico by about 35 percent by early Wednesday as Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida coast according to data from Refinitiv http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-natgas/michael-shuts-over-a-third-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-natgas-output-idUSKCN1MK1MA2018-10-11
By late Tuesday Michael was causing major disruptions to U.S. oilandgas production as it churned north gathering greater strength over warm Gulf of Mexico waters NegativeTALLAHASSEE Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael/hurricane-michael-gains-strength-as-floridians-flee-to-higher-ground-idUSKCN1MJ0LI2018-10-10
HOUSTON Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday because of platform evacuations and shutins ahead of Hurricane Michael NegativeHOUSTON Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday because of platform evacuations and shutins ahead of Hurricane Michael http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy/michael-shuts-nearly-40-percent-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-oil-output-idUSKCN1MJ1ZI2018-10-10
Hurricane Michael howled closer to Floridas Gulf shore on Tuesday as a major Category 3 storm as half a million coastal residents were urged to seek higher ground on the eve of a landfall forecast to bring towering waves and roofshredding winds NegativeTALLAHASSEE Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael/hurricane-michael-gains-strength-as-floridians-flee-to-higher-ground-idUSKCN1MJ0LI2018-10-10
Jordan supports Washington and its Arab Gulf state allies in their tough stance toward Iran a country Jordanian officials are wary of because of its growing military presence in Syria NegativeAMMAN Jordan said on Tuesday more talks with Syria were needed before an important border crossing shut for three years as a result of its neighbors war could reopen to serve regional trade http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-jordan-crossing/jordan-says-reopening-crucial-syria-trade-route-needs-more-talks-idUSKCN1MJ2EL2018-10-10
Lifethreatening storm surge hurricane force winds and heavy rainfall are expected along the northeastern Gulf Coast it added NegativeMichael has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the fivestep SaffirSimpson scale and is expected to strengthen further before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle or the Florida Big Bend area the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-nhc/michael-strengthens-into-extremely-dangerous-category-4-hurricane-nhc-idUSKCN1MK0JA2018-10-10
MEXICO CITY Mexicos staterun Pemex said on Tuesday it has discovered up to 180 million barrels of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexicos shallow waters a find that is expected to help boost the countrys dwindling oil production NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos staterun Pemex said on Tuesday it has discovered up to 180 million barrels of crude oil in the Gulf of Mexicos shallow waters a find that is expected to help boost the countrys dwindling oil production http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-pemex/pemex-finds-oil-in-gulf-of-mexico-to-boost-lagging-output-idUSKCN1MJ29L2018-10-10
Nearly 40 percent of daily crude oil production was lost from offshore U.S. Gulf of Mexico wells on Tuesday due to platform evacuations and shutins ahead of the storm NegativeThe Louisiana Offshore Oil Port on Tuesday said it has suspended operations at its marine terminal ahead of Hurricane Michael http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy-loop/loop-suspends-operations-at-marine-terminal-ahead-of-hurricane-michael-idUSKCN1MJ2UE2018-10-10
TOKYO Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after the IMF lowered its global growth forecasts but prices were supported as Hurricane Michael churned toward Florida causing the shutdown of nearly 40 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude output NegativeTOKYO Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday after the IMF lowered its global growth forecasts but prices were supported as Hurricane Michael churned toward Florida causing the shutdown of nearly 40 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-dips-as-imf-lowers-global-growth-outlook-eyes-on-u-s-hurricane-idUSKCN1MK0382018-10-10
The boardwalk in the resort town of Destin was nearly deserted on Tuesday the shops and adjoining restaurants closed less than 24 hours before Hurricane Michael was set to slam into this stretch of Floridas Gulf Coast famous for its white beaches NegativeDESTIN Fla http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-tourism/tourists-abandon-florida-panhandle-beaches-as-hurricane-michael-nears-idUSKCN1MJ2QH2018-10-10
The situation could undermine U.S. ties with its key Gulf ally amid ongoing tension in the region NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he plans to speak with Saudi Arabian officials about the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who went missing a week ago http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-trump/trump-to-discuss-missing-journalist-with-saudis-idUSKCN1MJ1X12018-10-10
A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Gulf Coast of Florida from the border eastward to Suwannee the advisory said NegativeHurricane Michael is bringing heavy rainfall to western Cuba as it heads toward the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and takes aim at Florida the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-cuba/hurricane-michael-dumps-heavy-rainfall-on-western-cuba-nhc-idUSKCN1MI2922018-10-09
Floridas governor mobilized National Guard troops and thousands of Gulf Coast residents were ordered evacuated on Monday two days before Hurricane Michael was forecast to slam ashore with lifethreatening waves winds and rains NegativeFloridas governor mobilized National Guard troops and thousands of Gulf Coast residents were ordered evacuated on Monday two days before Hurricane Michael was forecast to slam ashore with lifethreatening waves winds and rains http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-weather-storm-michael/hurricane-michael-menaces-florida-after-fatal-flooding-in-central-america-idUSKCN1MI0KA2018-10-09
HOUSTON BHP Billiton on Monday said it was shutting in production at its Shenzi and Neptune facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and evacuating staff as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Michael NegativeHOUSTON BHP Billiton on Monday said it was shutting in production at its Shenzi and Neptune facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and evacuating staff as a precaution ahead of Hurricane Michael http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy-bhp-billiton-ltd/bhp-billiton-evacuates-two-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-platforms-ahead-of-hurricane-michael-idUSKCN1MI22A2018-10-09
However if the storm wobbles at all itll be a direct hit on Gulf of Mexico producing Kilduff said NeutralHOUSTON Oil prices almost fully recovered from a sharp drop on Monday paring losses as investors bet Chinas economic stimulus moves would lift crude demand in the worlds No http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-dips-but-bounces-off-low-on-hopes-for-demand-boost-from-china-stimulus-idUSKCN1MI00W2018-10-09
Hurricane Michael is bringing heavy rainfall to western Cuba as it heads toward the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and takes aim at Florida the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday NegativeHurricane Michael is bringing heavy rainfall to western Cuba as it heads toward the southeastern Gulf of Mexico and takes aim at Florida the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-cuba/hurricane-michael-dumps-heavy-rainfall-on-western-cuba-nhc-idUSKCN1MI2922018-10-09
If current forecasts prove accurate the hurricane would largely miss major producing assets in the Gulf analysts said NeutralHOUSTON Oil prices almost fully recovered from a sharp drop on Monday paring losses as investors bet Chinas economic stimulus moves would lift crude demand in the worlds No http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-dips-but-bounces-off-low-on-hopes-for-demand-boost-from-china-stimulus-idUSKCN1MI00W2018-10-09
If current forecasts prove accurate the hurricane would largely miss major producing assets in the Gulf analysts said but any change of track could widen the impact NeutralTOKYO Oil prices rose on Tuesday as more evidence emerged that crude exports from Iran OPECs thirdlargest producer are declining in the runup to the reimposition of U.S. sanctions and as a hurricane moved across the Gulf of Mexico http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-on-signs-that-iranian-crude-exports-fall-further-idUSKCN1MJ01A2018-10-09
Michael is projected to move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday night before moving inland over Floridas Panhandle or Big Bend area on Wednesday it added NegativeHurricane Michael already a Category 1 Atlantic hurricane is forecast to gain major hurricane strength by Tuesday the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-weather-storm-michael-hurricane/michael-likely-to-strengthen-into-major-hurricane-tuesday-nhc-idUSKCN1MI20N2018-10-09
Over 45 percent of U.S. refining capacity is located along the Gulf Coast along with 51 percent of the nations natural gas processing plant capacity the EIA said NegativeHOUSTON Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Gulf http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy/gulf-of-mexico-offshore-platforms-evacuated-ahead-of-hurricane-idUSKCN1MI1LH2018-10-09
Shipping ports including Gulfport and Pascagoula Mobile Alabama and Pensacola Florida were open on Monday but the U.S. Coast Guard warned of galeforce winds in the next 48 hours NegativeHOUSTON Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Gulf http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy/gulf-of-mexico-offshore-platforms-evacuated-ahead-of-hurricane-idUSKCN1MI1LH2018-10-09
TOKYO Oil prices rose on Tuesday as more evidence emerged that crude exports from Iran OPECs thirdlargest producer are declining in the runup to the reimposition of U.S. sanctions and as a hurricane moved across the Gulf of Mexico NegativeTOKYO Oil prices rose on Tuesday as more evidence emerged that crude exports from Iran OPECs thirdlargest producer are declining in the runup to the reimposition of U.S. sanctions and as a hurricane moved across the Gulf of Mexico http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-on-signs-that-iranian-crude-exports-fall-further-idUSKCN1MJ01A2018-10-09
The Gulf of Mexico is home to 17 percent of daily U.S. crude oil output and 5 percent of daily natural gas output according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration PositiveFloridas governor mobilized National Guard troops and thousands of Gulf Coast residents were ordered evacuated on Monday two days before Hurricane Michael was forecast to slam ashore with lifethreatening waves winds and rains http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-weather-storm-michael/hurricane-michael-menaces-florida-after-fatal-flooding-in-central-america-idUSKCN1MI0KA2018-10-09
The storms current path is taking it away from refineryheavy areas along the central and western Gulf NegativeHOUSTON Energy companies on Monday halted nearly a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 13 platforms as Hurricane Michael intensified and headed for a path up the eastern U.S. Gulf http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-michael-energy/gulf-of-mexico-offshore-platforms-evacuated-ahead-of-hurricane-idUSKCN1MI1LH2018-10-09
ANKARA Oct 7 Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his countrys consulate in Istanbul last week Turkish sources said in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdoms rulers NegativeKhashoggi visited Saudi consulate on Tuesday then disappeared http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-politics-dissident/saudi-journalist-khashoggi-was-killed-in-consulate-turkish-sources-say-idUSL8N1WN09I2018-10-08
DUBAI Oct 7 Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his countrys consulate in Istanbul last week Turkish sources said in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdoms rulers NegativeDUBAI Oct 7 Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his countrys consulate in Istanbul last week Turkish sources said in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdoms rulers http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/saudi-politics-dissident-excerpts/excerpts-from-saudi-journalist-khashoggis-column-idUSL4N1WN0982018-10-08
DUBAI Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his countrys consulate in Istanbul last week Turkish sources said in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdoms rulers NegativeDUBAI Turkish authorities believe Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his countrys consulate in Istanbul last week Turkish sources said in what they described as the deliberate targeting of a prominent critic of the Gulf kingdoms rulers http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident-excerpts/excerpts-from-saudi-journalist-khashoggis-column-idUSKCN1MH0OC2018-10-08
The Gulf state released a 33page fiscal plan on Friday to fix its debtburdened finances and essentially abolish its budget deficit by 2022 NegativeDUBAI Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see valueadded tax imposed for the first time in the kingdom state news agency BNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-tax-economy/bahrains-parliament-approves-draft-vat-law-bna-agency-idUSKCN1MH0R32018-10-08
A tropical storm is likely to develop in the northwestern Caribbean in coming days and could bring storm surge and heavy rainfall to the U.S. Gulf Coast by midweek the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday NegativeA tropical storm is likely to develop in the northwestern Caribbean in coming days and could bring storm surge and heavy rainfall to the U.S. Gulf Coast by midweek the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-weather-storm/storm-michael-could-soon-form-hit-u-s-midweek-idUSKCN1MG0UN2018-10-07
It takes about a month for Saudi crude to reach the U.S. West Coast and around six weeks to two months to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast NeutralHOUSTON Saudi Arabias crude exports to the United States fell sharply in September as U.S. oil refiners began seasonal maintenance that has allowed crude inventories to rise data from Refinitiv Eikon and shipping intelligence firm Kpler show http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crude-saudi/saudi-crude-exports-to-u-s-fall-in-september-after-summer-surge-idUSKCN1MF2EL2018-10-06
Prince Mohammed also said he hoped to resume oil production from the Neutral Zone which Saudi Arabia shares with Kuwait after resolving pending issues between the two Gulf OPEC allies NegativeDUBAI Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom has met its promise to Washington to make up for Iranian crude oil supplies lost through U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-crownprince-oil/saudi-crown-prince-says-we-did-our-job-on-replacing-iranian-oil-bloomberg-idUSKCN1MF2KT2018-10-06
MIAMI Toxic algae blooms known as a red tide have been found off beaches near Miami officials in MiamiDade County said on Thursday a rare east coast sighting of a phenomenon more often seen in the Gulf of Mexico that can kill fish and irritate humans NegativeMIAMI Toxic algae blooms known as a red tide have been found off beaches near Miami officials in MiamiDade County said on Thursday a rare east coast sighting of a phenomenon more often seen in the Gulf of Mexico that can kill fish and irritate humans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-red-tide/toxic-red-tide-algae-spotted-in-waters-near-miami-idUSKCN1ME1S12018-10-05
Since 2015 the Gulf state has been fighting a war against the armed Houthi movement in Yemen in support of the internationally recognized government there NegativeJOHANNESBURG Saudi Arabia is in talks with South Africas major arms manufacturers and is considering taking an equity stake in the struggling stateowned defense firm Denel the head of the Saudi state defense company told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-safrica-saudi-defence-exclusive/exclusive-saudis-seek-wide-ranging-deals-with-south-african-arms-firms-idUSKCN1ME1802018-10-05
ABU DHABI Trade Bank of Iraq is in talks to buy a Gulf bank with branches in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as part of a strategy to boost revenues outside its home market its chairman said on Wednesday PositiveABU DHABI Trade Bank of Iraq is in talks to buy a Gulf bank with branches in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as part of a strategy to boost revenues outside its home market its chairman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-trade-bank-expansion/trade-bank-of-iraq-in-talks-to-acquire-a-gulf-lender-chairman-idUSKCN1MD1HQ2018-10-04
DUBAI Oct 4 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source PositiveDUBAI Oct 4 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy/saudi-kuwait-uae-to-sign-10-bln-aid-deal-for-bahrain-kuwait-newspaper-idUSD5N1W40192018-10-04
DUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will sign an agreement to provide up to billion of financial support to Bahrain Kuwaits Al Rai newspaper said on Thursday quoting an unnamed Gulf diplomatic source http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-economy/saudi-kuwait-uae-to-sign-10-billion-aid-deal-for-bahrain-kuwait-newspaper-idUSKCN1ME0GC2018-10-04
To cover those losses Saudi Arabia Russia and the other Gulf countries are increasing production but this will bring down the global spare capacity to a 10year low NegativeRussia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise oil output to cool rising prices and informed the United States before a meeting in Algiers with other producers four sources familiar with the plan said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-russia-saudi-oil-exclusive/exclusive-saudi-arabia-russia-agreed-in-september-to-lift-oil-output-told-u-s-idUSKCN1MD0Y82018-10-04
Rome expects highlevel delegations from Libyas neighbors as well as from the Gulf Turkey and the European Union PositiveROME Italy will host an international conference on Libya in Sicily next month to try to bring together opposing forces and forge dialogue in the warring nation Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-italy-libya/italy-to-host-libya-conference-in-sicily-seeks-stabilization-idUSKCN1MC2SU2018-10-03
Turkey has had strained relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states since Ankara stood by Qatar in a regional row NegativeISTANBUL Two people close to Saudi political commentator Jamal Khashoggi who left his country for the United States last year fearing retribution for his critical views are concerned about his whereabouts saying he failed to emerge from Saudi Arabias consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-saudi-politics-dissident/friends-of-saudi-dissident-worried-by-absence-at-istanbul-consulate-idUSKCN1MD00D2018-10-03
We remain committed to conducting business in the U.S. Gulf region as we have for more than 100 years NegativeExxon Mobil continually reviews its assets for their contribution toward meeting the companys operating needs financial objectives and their potential value to a spokeswoman for Exxon said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-exxon-mobil-gulfmexico-exclusive/exclusive-exxon-explores-sale-of-u-s-gulf-of-mexico-assets-sources-idUSKCN1MC2AK2018-10-03
A Gulf Arab official told Reuters earlier that the dispute with Qatar would also be on the agenda NegativeKUWAIT Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Sunday state media reported amid expectation that he will discuss oil supplies and a Kuwaiti mediation effort to resolve Saudi Arabias conflict with Qatar http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-kuwait-crownprince/saudi-crown-prince-arrives-in-kuwait-for-talks-idUSKCN1MA0WQ2018-10-01
A low turnout could KDP and PUK whose voters tend to be more committed respecting their role in establishing autonomy after the Gulf War of 1991 NegativeSept http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-kurds/a-year-after-failed-independence-bid-iraqs-kurds-vote-for-parliament-idUSKCN1M71MP2018-09-30
DUBAI Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport CO said on Sunday it had won with other companies a U.S. Army car rental contract worth million state news agency KUNA reported PositiveDUBAI Kuwait and Gulf Link Transport CO said on Sunday it had won with other companies a U.S. Army car rental contract worth million state news agency KUNA reported http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-kgl-contract/kuwaits-kgl-wins-230-million-car-rental-contract-from-u-s-army-idUSKCN1MA09S2018-09-30
DUBAI Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is expected to discuss the resumption of oil output from the Neutral Zone which the kingdoms shares with Kuwait during a trip to the Gulf Arab state on Sunday a source familiar with the matter told Reuters PositiveDUBAI Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is expected to discuss the resumption of oil output from the Neutral Zone which the kingdoms shares with Kuwait during a trip to the Gulf Arab state on Sunday a source familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-kuwait-oil/saudi-crown-prince-to-discuss-neutral-zone-oil-output-during-kuwait-trip-source-idUSKCN1MA09I2018-09-30
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Gulf allies Egypt and Jordan earlier on Friday where they discussed MESA in which a united was emphasized PositiveWASHINGTON A proposed regional security alliance bringing together the United States Gulf allies Egypt and Jordan is at risk of credibility if a Gulf dispute is not resolved Qatars foreign minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-qatar/qatar-says-regional-security-alliance-with-u-s-at-risk-with-gulf-dispute-idUSKCN1M82OT2018-09-29
WASHINGTON A proposed regional security alliance bringing together the United States Gulf allies Egypt and Jordan is at risk of credibility if a Gulf dispute is not resolved Qatars foreign minister said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON A proposed regional security alliance bringing together the United States Gulf allies Egypt and Jordan is at risk of credibility if a Gulf dispute is not resolved Qatars foreign minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-qatar/qatar-says-regional-security-alliance-with-u-s-at-risk-with-gulf-dispute-idUSKCN1M82OT2018-09-29
NEW Nexen Petroleum a unit of Chinas CNOOC Ltd plans to exit the United States divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount three people familiar with the plan told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeNEW Nexen Petroleum a unit of Chinas CNOOC Ltd plans to exit the United States divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount three people familiar with the plan told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nexen-energy-m-a-oil-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-nexen-plans-gulf-of-mexico-oil-exit-amid-trade-war-sources-idUSKCN1M631R2018-09-27
Nexen has not acquired any stakes in Gulf of Mexico blocks this year from other producers according to BOEM data NegativeNEW Nexen Petroleum a unit of Chinas CNOOC Ltd plans to exit the United States divesting its stake in giant oil and gas developments in the Gulf of Mexico as trade tensions between two countries mount three people familiar with the plan told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-nexen-energy-m-a-oil-exclusive/exclusive-chinas-nexen-plans-gulf-of-mexico-oil-exit-amid-trade-war-sources-idUSKCN1M631R2018-09-27
Prosecutors argued that Duarte headed an organization whose criminal operations were carried out in Veracruz the eastern Gulf state of Campeche and Mexico City between 2011 and 2016 NegativeMEXICO CITY A disgraced former state governor from Mexicos ruling party was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for money laundering and links to organized crime in a case that public auditors said was the worst they had ever seen in Mexico http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-corruption/former-mexican-ruling-party-governor-sentenced-to-nine-years-in-jail-idUSKCN1M70DR2018-09-27
DUBAI Sept 26 Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf states will enter JP Morgans emerging market government bond indexes next year a move likely to lure billions of dollars of new foreign investment into their debt according to a JP Morgan statement sent to investors Negativedetails context http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gulf-bonds-jpmorgan/update-1-saudi-arabia-four-other-gulf-states-to-enter-key-jp-morgan-bond-indexes-idUSL8N1WC1YY2018-09-26
He said the United States would help create a regional strategic alliance between Gulf nations and Jordan and Egypt a move the United States sees as a bulwark against Iran PositiveUNITED NATIONS U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with Trump vowing more sanctions against Tehran and Rouhani suggesting his American counterpart suffers from a weakness of intellect http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-un-assembly-usa-iran/trump-irans-rouhani-exchange-threats-insults-on-u-n-s-world-stage-idUSKCN1M51Q32018-09-26
In the Gulf of Mexico the Ballymore giant discovery is being appraised while production and more developments were ongoing at its Jack and Tahiti operations NegativePARIS Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africas Gulf of Guinea region Brazil and U.S. Gulf area http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-investors-deepwater/total-sees-cash-flow-output-boost-from-deepwater-projects-idUSKCN1M52T32018-09-26
PARIS Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africas Gulf of Guinea region Brazil and U.S. Gulf area PositivePARIS Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday it expected deepwater oil and gas operations to make a strong contribution to its output and cash flow thanks to major developments in the West Africas Gulf of Guinea region Brazil and U.S. Gulf area http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-total-investors-deepwater/total-sees-cash-flow-output-boost-from-deepwater-projects-idUSKCN1M52T32018-09-26
Riyadh and its Gulf allies have hailed Trumps decision to exit the nuclear deal and to reimpose sanctions on Tehran reflecting their concern about Irans influence in the region NegativeUNITED NATIONS Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-un-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-wants-no-war-sanctions-threats-or-bullying-idUSKCN1M52NT2018-09-26
The government also plans to ease restrictions on ecommerce an area where Saudi Arabia trails other Gulf countries NegativeSaudi Arabias malls and bazaars are changing as retailers embrace a shift in shopping habits brought about by reforms to diversify the economy away from oil http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-retail-analysis/cinemas-and-fast-fashion-reforms-change-saudi-shopping-habits-idUSKCN1M60JP2018-09-26
The inclusion of Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the indexes will leave them representing around 11 Negativedetails context http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/gulf-bonds-jpmorgan/update-1-saudi-arabia-four-other-gulf-states-to-enter-key-jp-morgan-bond-indexes-idUSL8N1WC1YY2018-09-26
We believe in the formation of a collective mechanism for the Persian Gulf region with the presence and participation of all regional Rouhani said NegativeUNITED NATIONS Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-un-rouhani/rouhani-says-iran-wants-no-war-sanctions-threats-or-bullying-idUSKCN1M52NT2018-09-26
There has been a blizzard of furious statements from top Iranian officials blaming the United States and Gulf kingdoms for the bloodshed and threatening a tough response NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday dismissed Irans assertion that Washington and its Gulf allies were to blame for a deadly parade attack and said Tehran should look closer to home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack-usa/u-s-envoy-haley-rejects-iran-blame-over-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M30KH2018-09-24
WASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday dismissed Irans assertion that Washington and its Gulf allies were to blame for a deadly parade attack and said Tehran should look closer to home NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday dismissed Irans assertion that Washington and its Gulf allies were to blame for a deadly parade attack and said Tehran should look closer to home http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack-usa/u-s-envoy-haley-rejects-iran-blame-over-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M30KH2018-09-24
He did not name the states but U.S. allies in the region include Irans archfoe Israel and also the Arab Gulf states especially Saudi Arabia NegativeLONDON Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that an attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran was linked to the United States allies in the and ordered security forces to bring the perpetrators to justice http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-khamenei/irans-khamenei-says-attack-on-military-parade-is-linked-to-u-s-allies-idUSKCN1M20P72018-09-23
Speaking before leaving Tehran to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York Rouhani accused U.S.backed Gulf Arab states of providing financial and military support for antigovernment ethnic Arab groups NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of being a that wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people including 12 members of the countrys elite Revolutionary Guards http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-military-attack-rouhani/rouhani-says-u-s-wants-to-cause-insecurity-in-iran-but-will-not-succeed-idUSKCN1M304Q2018-09-23
The Guards have warned they could disrupt oil traffic in the Gulf waterway if pushed but commanders doubt the United States will strike because it could spark a broader regional conflict NegativeDUBAI Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday killing 25 people almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards state media reported in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack-guards-factbox/irans-revolutionary-guards-custodians-of-clerical-rule-idUSKCN1M20NA2018-09-23
The IRGC have also conducted drills using speedboats in the Gulf tactics which analysts say could be used to disrupt oil shipping lines in the waterway NegativeDUBAI Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday killing 25 people almost half of them members of the Revolutionary Guards state media reported in one of the worst attacks ever on the elite force http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack-guards-factbox/irans-revolutionary-guards-custodians-of-clerical-rule-idUSKCN1M20NA2018-09-23
The Persian Gulf states are providing monetary military and political support for these said Rouhani NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of being a that wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people including 12 members of the countrys elite Revolutionary Guards http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-military-attack-rouhani/rouhani-says-u-s-wants-to-cause-insecurity-in-iran-but-will-not-succeed-idUSKCN1M304Q2018-09-23
The allegation will likely ratchet up tensions with Irans rival Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies which along with the United States have been working to isolate the Islamic Republic NegativeDUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people almost half of them members of the countrys elite Revolutionary Guards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack/irans-khamenei-blames-gulf-arab-states-for-military-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M20802018-09-23
The gunmen were trained by two Gulf Arab states and had ties to the United States and Israel according to Shekarchi NegativeDUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people almost half of them members of the countrys elite Revolutionary Guards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack/irans-khamenei-blames-gulf-arab-states-for-military-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M20802018-09-23
There was no immediate Gulf Arab comment on his remarks NegativeDUBAI Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people almost half of them members of the countrys elite Revolutionary Guards http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-attack/irans-khamenei-blames-gulf-arab-states-for-military-parade-attack-idUSKCN1M20802018-09-23
Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf that protects oil shipping routes NegativeGENEVA The Iranian Revolutionary Guards and army carried out a joint aerial military drill in the Gulf on Friday in what official media said indicated the pounding that awaited the countrys enemies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-gulf/iran-puts-on-show-of-strength-military-exercise-in-gulf-idUSKCN1M117M2018-09-22
ABU DHABI Gulftainer the UAEbased port operator on Wednesday said it won a 50year concession to operate and develop the Wilmington port in Delaware USA with a million investment NegativeABU DHABI Gulftainer the UAEbased port operator on Wednesday said it won a 50year concession to operate and develop the Wilmington port in Delaware USA with a million investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-usa-ports/uaes-gulftainer-to-operate-u-s-port-of-wilmington-idUSKCN1LZ0G52018-09-19
GREENLAND Flying over eastern Greenland the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years using radar to map the loss of ice NegativeGREENLAND Flying over eastern Greenland the NASA scientists stared down from a Gulfstream jet as it followed the precise course they had flown in previous years using radar to map the loss of ice http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-climatechange-greenland-insight/greenland-and-the-hunt-for-better-climate-science-idUSKCN1LZ1EX2018-09-19
Privatelyowned Gulftainer currently operates the Canaveral Cargo Terminal in the Port of Canaveral Florida and provides services to the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. space industry NegativeABU DHABI Gulftainer the UAEbased port operator on Wednesday said it won a 50year concession to operate and develop the Wilmington port in Delaware USA with a million investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-usa-ports/uaes-gulftainer-to-operate-u-s-port-of-wilmington-idUSKCN1LZ0G52018-09-19
Umar and Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi are accompanying Khan on the Gulf trip NegativePakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia where comments from his finance minister suggest he will seek financial help to stave off the likelihood of another IMF bailout http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-saudi-emirates/amid-loan-talk-pakistani-pm-arrives-in-saudi-arabia-idUSKCN1LY2YZ2018-09-19
Gulf neighbor the United Arab Emirates has said it helped bring the countries together PositiveJEDDAH Ethiopias Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki signed a peace agreement in Saudi Arabia on Sunday the second peace deal reached since July between the once warring African countries http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-saudi/ethiopian-eritrean-leaders-sign-peace-agreement-in-jeddah-idUSKCN1LW0KV2018-09-17
Amman also hopes the opening of the border crossing will reactivate billions of dollars of annual transit trade between Europe and Gulf markets across Syria NegativeAMMAN Jordan and Syria held their first technical talks on opening a major border crossing in southern Syria that was recaptured from the opposition last July a Jordanian official source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-jordan/syria-and-jordan-begin-talks-on-opening-vital-border-crossing-idUSKCN1LT1VB2018-09-14
Jordan is a staunch US ally and supports Washington and its Arab Gulf state allies in their tough stance toward Iran NeutralAMMAN Jordan and Syria held their first technical talks on opening a major border crossing in southern Syria that was recaptured from the opposition last July a Jordanian official source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-jordan/syria-and-jordan-begin-talks-on-opening-vital-border-crossing-idUSKCN1LT1VB2018-09-14
The closure of the crossing has also weighted on Lebanese exporters who used it to export hundreds of millions of dollars of produce and goods to lucrative Gulf markets NegativeAMMAN Jordan and Syria held their first technical talks on opening a major border crossing in southern Syria that was recaptured from the opposition last July a Jordanian official source said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-jordan/syria-and-jordan-begin-talks-on-opening-vital-border-crossing-idUSKCN1LT1VB2018-09-14
Irans Sunni Muslim Gulf neighbors and its archenemy Israel have expressed concerns about Tehrans regional activities as a threat to their security NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation on Wednesday seeking to counteract what they see as Irans increasing influence in Iraq amid concern about attacks in Iraq by groups U.S. officials consider Iranian proxies a Senate aide said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-usa-iran/republicans-seek-sanctions-on-iraqi-militias-with-iran-ties-idUSKCN1LS34F2018-09-13
Theres no other Gulf country that has implemented plain packaging and were not aware of any other Gulf country looking to implement at the WHO spokesman Paul Garwood said NegativeGENEVA Saudi Arabia notified the World Trade Organization on Wednesday that it plans to adopt plain packaging of tobacco products a public health measure strongly opposed by major tobacco firms http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-tobacco/saudi-arabia-tells-wto-it-plans-to-adopt-plain-tobacco-packaging-idUSKCN1LS2QJ2018-09-13
Among the most important of these are Gulf states and Russia NeutralSTRASBOURG European Commission President JeanClaude Juncker will call for the EU to promote the euro as a global currency to challenge the U.S. dollar as he presents his annual program to the European Parliament on Wednesday a senior EU official said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-juncker-euro/eus-juncker-wants-bigger-global-role-for-euro-idUSKCN1LS0BK2018-09-12
BERLIN Germany denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that said the government was mulling the creation of a sovereign wealth fund to buy company stakes and beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors so that key technology remained in German hands NegativeBERLIN Germany denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that said the government was mulling the creation of a sovereign wealth fund to buy company stakes and beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors so that key technology remained in German hands http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-china/germany-says-not-mulling-state-fund-to-fend-off-unwanted-foreign-investment-idUSKCN1LS1EH2018-09-12
BERLIN Germany is not mulling the creation of a sovereign wealth fund to buy company stakes the economy ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper reported that officials had floated the idea to beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors to German assets NegativeBERLIN Germany is not mulling the creation of a sovereign wealth fund to buy company stakes the economy ministry said on Wednesday after a newspaper reported that officials had floated the idea to beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors to German assets http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-china/germany-denies-mulling-state-fund-to-fend-off-unwanted-foreign-investment-idUSKCN1LS1EH2018-09-12
BERLIN Senior members of Germanys economy ministry have floated the idea of setting up a sovereign wealth fund to beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors to German assets and keep valuable technology in German hands a newspaper reported on Wednesday PositiveBERLIN Senior members of Germanys economy ministry have floated the idea of setting up a sovereign wealth fund to beat predatory Chinese and Gulf investors to German assets and keep valuable technology in German hands a newspaper reported on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-security-china/germany-mulls-sovereign-fund-to-fend-off-foreign-investors-faz-idUSKCN1LS0S82018-09-12
HOUSTON A tropical storm may form off the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday bringing heavy rains to areas already drenched in the past few weeks U.S. government and private forecasters said on Tuesday NegativeHOUSTON A tropical storm may form off the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday bringing heavy rains to areas already drenched in the past few weeks U.S. government and private forecasters said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-weather/u-s-forecasters-say-flooding-possible-this-week-along-texas-coast-idUSKCN1LR2NI2018-09-12
Portions of the Texas coast have received heavy rains in the past week as Tropical Storm Gordon drew moisture from the Gulf of Mexico inland NegativeHOUSTON A tropical storm may form off the Texas Gulf Coast by Friday bringing heavy rains to areas already drenched in the past few weeks U.S. government and private forecasters said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-energy-weather/u-s-forecasters-say-flooding-possible-this-week-along-texas-coast-idUSKCN1LR2NI2018-09-12
UNRWA is seeking to make up a million shortfall caused by the U.S. aid cutoff and said it will target additional funding from Gulf states and European partners NegativeCAIRO Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad alMaliki said on Tuesday the U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to halt funding to U.N. Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA was an attack on international law http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-palestinians-arabs/palestinian-minister-says-u-s-attacking-international-law-with-un-funding-cuts-idUSKCN1LR16D2018-09-11
CAIRO A U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees will target additional funding from Gulf states and European partners as it seeks to make up a million shortfall caused by a U.S. aid cutoff the agencys head said on Monday NegativeCAIRO A U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees will target additional funding from Gulf states and European partners as it seeks to make up a million shortfall caused by a U.S. aid cutoff the agencys head said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-palestinians-unrwa-commissioner/unrwa-seeking-more-funds-from-gulf-europe-after-u-s-cuts-idUSKCN1LQ26H2018-09-10
HOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday PositiveHOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gordon-gulfmexico-energy/u-s-crude-oil-natgas-production-recovering-after-gordon-bsee-idUSKCN1LM2SI2018-09-10
MADRID Spain said on Monday it would hold talks with Saudi Arabia over the sale of 400 laserguided bombs to the Gulf kingdom after confirming last week it was halting the shipment because of the Saudi role in the war in Yemen NegativeMADRID Spain said on Monday it would hold talks with Saudi Arabia over the sale of 400 laserguided bombs to the Gulf kingdom after confirming last week it was halting the shipment because of the Saudi role in the war in Yemen http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-saudi-arms/spain-to-hold-talks-with-saudi-arabia-over-bomb-sale-after-halting-it-idUSKCN1LQ27N2018-09-10
Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday NegativeScientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-redtide/scientists-seek-new-ways-to-combat-floridas-growing-red-tide-idUSKBN1L102M2018-09-10
The northern Gulf of Mexico produces 16 percent of total U.S. crude output and 4 percent of national natural gas production according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration PositiveHOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gordon-gulfmexico-energy/u-s-crude-oil-natgas-production-recovering-after-gordon-bsee-idUSKCN1LM2SI2018-09-10
Lopez Obrador has previously said the new refinery will be built in Dos Bocas Tabasco along Mexicos southern Gulf coast NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos next government plans to build what could be the countrys largest oil refinery with construction set to begin as soon as next year Presidentelect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-refinery/mexicos-president-elect-sets-out-plan-for-new-8-billion-oil-refinery-idUSKCN1LK2V02018-09-08
Oil prices were under pressure from a strong dollar weakness in the equity markets and Tropical Storm Gordons smallerthanexpected impact on U.S. Gulf Coast oil production Negativeto afternoon adds commentary changes http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stock-markets-fall-trade-fears-and-rate-hikes-worries-weigh-idUSL2N1VT1272018-09-08
BERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar on Friday said it would invest 10 billion euros PositiveBERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar on Friday said it would invest 10 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-germany-qatar/qatar-eyes-germanys-energy-sector-with-10-billion-euro-investment-idUSKCN1LN0ZJ2018-09-07
BERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar on Friday said it would invest 10 billion euros PositiveBERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar on Friday said it would invest 10 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-qatar/qatar-eyes-germanys-energy-sector-with-10-billion-euro-investment-idUSKCN1LN0ZJ2018-09-07
BERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar said on Friday it would invest 10 billion euros NegativeBERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar said on Friday it would invest 10 billion euros http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-qatar/qatar-eyes-germanys-energy-finance-sectors-with-10-bln-euro-investment-idUSKCN1LN0ZJ2018-09-07
HOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday PositiveHOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gordon-gulfmexico-energy/u-s-crude-oil-natgas-production-recovering-after-gordon-bsee-idUSKCN1LM2SI2018-09-07
Oil prices had posted gains early in the week as the approach of Gordon forced the closure of Gulf of Mexico oil platforms and threatened refineries on the Gulf Coast NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices fell on Friday for the third straight session weighed down by a strong dollar weakness in the equity markets and Tropical Storm Gordons smallerthanexpected impact on U.S. Gulf Coast oil production http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-with-weaker-equities-stronger-dollar-idUSKCN1LN03Q2018-09-07
Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday NegativeScientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-redtide/scientists-seek-new-ways-to-combat-floridas-growing-red-tide-idUSKBN1L102M2018-09-07
The northern Gulf of Mexico produces 16 percent of total U.S. crude output and 4 percent of national natural gas production according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration PositiveHOUSTON Crude oil and natural gas production was recovering in the U.S.regulated northern Gulf of Mexico after the passage of Tropical Storm Gordon the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-gordon-gulfmexico-energy/u-s-crude-oil-natgas-production-recovering-after-gordon-bsee-idUSKCN1LM2SI2018-09-07
Immediate focus was on Tropical Storm Gordon bearing down on the U.S. Gulf Coast and its potential impact on production and supply networks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-sag-dollar-broadly-higher-with-trade-in-focus-idUSL3N1VR03I2018-09-05
Lopez Obrador has previously said the new refinery will be built in Dos Bocas Tabasco along Mexicos southern Gulf coast NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos next government plans to build what could be the countrys largest oil refinery with construction set to begin as soon as next year Presidentelect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-refinery/mexicos-president-elect-sets-out-plan-for-new-8-billion-oil-refinery-idUSKCN1LK2V02018-09-05
Oil hurt by production worries Gulf rigs prepare for hurricane Neutralto close adds http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-dollar-climbs-emerging-markets-under-pressure-idUSL2N1VQ1O32018-09-05
Oil prices partly reversed a strong jump from the previous day as the impact of a tropical storm on U.S. Gulf coast production was not as strong as initially expected NegativeTOKYO Stock markets fell in Asia on Wednesday and the safehaven dollar hovered near a twoweek high as heightened worries over international trade conflicts and emerging market weakness curbed investors appetite for riskier assets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-fall-dollar-up-on-trade-tensions-emerging-market-woes-idUSKCN1LL01S2018-09-05
On commodity markets oil prices fell one percent pressured by the dollar and signs a tropical storm had impacted U.S. Gulf coast production less than expected NegativeLONDON The selloff in emerging markets gathered pace on Wednesday and global stocks fell for the fourth day in a row as a looming deadline in the U.S.China trade conflict kept the dollar holding firm near twoweek highs http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/emerging-markets-and-equities-reel-as-dollar-flexes-muscles-idUSKCN1LL01S2018-09-05
Prices jumped the previous day as dozens of U.S. oil and gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico were shut in anticipation of tropical storm Gordon hitting the region NegativeTOKYO Stock markets fell in Asia on Wednesday and the safehaven dollar hovered near a twoweek high as heightened worries over international trade conflicts and emerging market weakness curbed investors appetite for riskier assets http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-fall-dollar-up-on-trade-tensions-emerging-market-woes-idUSKCN1LL01S2018-09-05
The storm appears to have bypassed major crude production alleys as well as the Gulf coast refining Jim Ritterbusch president of Ritterbusch and Associates said in a note NegativeNew York Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Wednesday after a U.S. Gulf storm weakened and moved away from oilproducing areas and on mounting concerns about global trade disputes and Turkeys currency crisis hurting demand http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-oil/oil-slips-1-percent-as-storm-fears-ease-demand-concerns-mount-idUSKCN1LL0242018-09-05
A tropical storm whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday morning and was forecast to gain strength as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana officials said NegativeA tropical storm whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday morning and was forecast to gain strength as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana officials said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/tropical-storm-gordon-hits-southern-florida-spins-toward-u-s-gulf-coast-idUSKCN1LJ0XI2018-09-04
HOUSTON The U.S. Coast Guard warned on Monday that the ports of New Orleans as well as Gulfport and Pascagoula Mississippi may close within 48 hours when gale force winds from Tropical Storm Gordon are expected to arrive NegativeHOUSTON The U.S. Coast Guard warned on Monday that the ports of New Orleans as well as Gulfport and Pascagoula Mississippi may close within 48 hours when gale force winds from Tropical Storm Gordon are expected to arrive http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-gordon-ports/u-s-coast-guard-warns-louisiana-mississippi-ports-may-close-idUSKCN1LJ2122018-09-04
SINGAPORE Chinas Unipec has provisionally booked two very large crude carriers to ship crude oil from U.S. Gulf coast to Asia shipping fixtures showed on Tuesday PositiveSINGAPORE Chinas Unipec has provisionally booked two very large crude carriers to ship crude oil from U.S. Gulf coast to Asia shipping fixtures showed on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-oil/chinas-unipec-books-tankers-to-ship-crude-from-u-s-to-asia-idUSKCN1LK0AV2018-09-04
SINGAPORE U.S. oil prices rose on Tuesday breaking past per barrel after two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms were evacuated in preparation for a hurricane NegativeSINGAPORE U.S. oil prices rose on Tuesday breaking past per barrel after two Gulf of Mexico oil platforms were evacuated in preparation for a hurricane http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-crude-prices-rise-as-gulf-oil-rigs-evacuated-brent-dips-idUSKCN1LK0282018-09-04
The statement from ADCB followed a Bloomberg News report of the talks which said that a potential merger could create the Gulfs fifth biggest bank NegativeABU DHABI Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank ADCB.AD said it is in early merger talks with Union National Bank UNB.AD and Al Hilal Bank which could potentially form a lender with billion in assets http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-adcb-unb-pjsc-m-a/abu-dhabi-commercial-bank-says-in-merger-talks-with-two-rivals-idUSKCN1LJ1QN2018-09-04
Tropical Storm Gordon whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday and was expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the central U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday night the National Hurricane Center said NegativeTropical Storm Gordon whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday and was expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the central U.S. Gulf Coast on Tuesday night the National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-gordon/u-s-gulf-coast-bracing-for-hurricane-gordon-as-storm-nears-idUSKCN1LJ21I2018-09-04
Tropical storm Gordon is moving quickly across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the northcentral Gulf coast the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Monday NegativeTropical storm Gordon is moving quickly across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall as a hurricane along the northcentral Gulf coast the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-gordon-nhc/tropical-storm-gordon-moving-quickly-across-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-nhc-idUSKCN1LK07I2018-09-04
A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday bringing heavy rains strong winds and dangerous tides the National Hurricane Center said NegativeA storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday bringing heavy rains strong winds and dangerous tides the National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/potential-cyclone-spins-toward-u-s-gulf-coast-heavy-rain-and-wind-expected-idUSKCN1LJ0XI2018-09-03
A tropical storm watch is in effect for a swath of the Gulf Coast from Florida and the coasts of Alabama Mississippi and Louisiana the NHC said NegativeA storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday bringing heavy rains strong winds and dangerous tides the National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/potential-cyclone-spins-toward-u-s-gulf-coast-heavy-rain-and-wind-expected-idUSKCN1LJ0XI2018-09-03
AUSTIN Texas The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch on Sunday for parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast as a potential tropical cyclone bringing heavy rains and strong winds was expected to hit the area this week NegativeAUSTIN Texas The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch on Sunday for parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast as a potential tropical cyclone bringing heavy rains and strong winds was expected to hit the area this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/storm-warning-for-u-s-gulf-coast-as-potential-cyclone-nears-idUSKCN1LJ01O2018-09-03
Abu Dhabi is exploring a merger of three banks that would create the fifth biggest Gulf lender with about billion in assets Bloomberg reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of matter NegativeAbu Dhabi is exploring a merger of three banks that would create the fifth biggest Gulf lender with about billion in assets Bloomberg reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of matter http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-abu-dhabi-m-a/abu-dhabi-in-discussions-over-triple-bank-merger-bloomberg-idUSKCN1LJ18Q2018-09-03
There were no immediate indications that the storm had affected energy operations in the Gulf of Mexico area NegativeA storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday bringing heavy rains strong winds and dangerous tides the National Hurricane Center said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/potential-cyclone-spins-toward-u-s-gulf-coast-heavy-rain-and-wind-expected-idUSKCN1LJ0XI2018-09-03
There were no immediate indications that the storm had so far affected energy operations in the Gulf of Mexico area NegativeAUSTIN Texas The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch on Sunday for parts of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast as a potential tropical cyclone bringing heavy rains and strong winds was expected to hit the area this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-storm-seven/storm-warning-for-u-s-gulf-coast-as-potential-cyclone-nears-idUSKCN1LJ01O2018-09-03
The deal flow is huge but theres a worry that the fees coming from these projects are said a Gulfbased banker who spoke on conditions of anonymity NegativeInvestment banks which lost out on big payouts for the work on the shelved listing of oil giant Aramco are lining up for a raft of other projects as Saudi Arabia pursues reforms http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-aramco-deals/bruised-bankers-seek-consolation-prizes-after-shelved-aramco-ipo-idUSKCN1LG17U2018-09-01
A senior Iranian military official said on Wednesday if foreign forces in the Gulf do not follow international laws they would face the Revolutionary Guards firm response NegativeLONDON Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday cast doubt on the ability of European countries to save Irans 2015 nuclear accord with world powers now under threat following a U.S. withdrawal and said Tehran might abandon the agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-politics-rouhani/irans-khamenei-says-europe-cannot-save-nuclear-deal-help-economy-idUSKCN1LE0QM2018-08-29
LONDON A senior Iranian military official said if foreign forces in the Gulf do not follow international laws they would face the Revolutionary Guards firm response as tension rises between Tehran and Washington following the renewed U.S. sanctions NegativeLONDON A senior Iranian military official said if foreign forces in the Gulf do not follow international laws they would face the Revolutionary Guards firm response as tension rises between Tehran and Washington following the renewed U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-hormuz/iran-warns-foreign-forces-in-the-gulf-to-follow-international-laws-irna-idUSKCN1LE16X2018-08-29
Pemex has so far secured partnerships for the deepwater Trion project as well as in the onshore fields Ogarrio and CardenasMora in the southern Gulf coast state of Tabasco NegativeMEXICO CITY Mexicos incoming government is considering indefinitely suspending auctions for oil and gas projects and giving stateowned Pemex authority to pick its own jointventure partners rather than holding competitive tenders according to policy guidelines seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-pemex-exclusive/exclusive-mexicos-new-government-may-halt-oil-auctions-indefinitely-document-idUSKCN1LD2DY2018-08-29
DOHA Qatar will expand two air bases including Udeid which hosts the largest U.S. military facility in the Middle East a senior military official said on Monday amid a yearlong dispute between the tiny Gulf Arab state and its neighbors PositiveDOHA Qatar will expand two air bases including Udeid which hosts the largest U.S. military facility in the Middle East a senior military official said on Monday amid a yearlong dispute between the tiny Gulf Arab state and its neighbors http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-airbase/qatar-to-expand-air-base-hosting-major-u-s-military-facility-idUSKCN1LC1TJ2018-08-28
Iran has full control of the Gulf and the U.S. Navy does not belong there the head of the navy of Irans Revolutionary Guards General Alireza Tangsiri was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying on Monday NegativeIran has full control of the Gulf and the U.S. Navy does not belong there the head of the navy of Irans Revolutionary Guards General Alireza Tangsiri was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-says-it-has-full-control-of-gulf-u-s-navy-does-not-belong-there-idUSKCN1LC0N02018-08-27
Tangsiri said Iran had full control of the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz that leads into it NeutralIran has full control of the Gulf and the U.S. Navy does not belong there the head of the navy of Irans Revolutionary Guards General Alireza Tangsiri was quoted by Tasnim news agency as saying on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-says-it-has-full-control-of-gulf-u-s-navy-does-not-belong-there-idUSKCN1LC0N02018-08-27
This level of discount is enough to offset the slightly higher freight cost of shipping to China from the U.S. Gulf as opposed to the west coast of Africa NeutralLAUNCESTON Australia One of the side effects of President Donald Trumps escalating trade dispute with China is that U.S. exports of crude oil to the worlds biggest importer are now viewed through the prism of politics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-crude-china/chinas-falling-u-s-crude-imports-may-have-more-to-with-money-than-politics-russell-idUSKCN1LC0F62018-08-27
This means that Chinese refiners could buy WTI at a substantial discount to Brent in the paper market which would encourage them to take physical cargoes from the U.S. Gulf PositiveLAUNCESTON Australia One of the side effects of President Donald Trumps escalating trade dispute with China is that U.S. exports of crude oil to the worlds biggest importer are now viewed through the prism of politics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-crude-china/chinas-falling-u-s-crude-imports-may-have-more-to-with-money-than-politics-russell-idUSKCN1LC0F62018-08-27
A second round of offers is expected to be presented as soon as next week when the Gulf returns from a religious holiday both sources said NegativeStateowned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co is in advanced talks with more than one potential buyer including Italys ENI as it prepares to sell minority stakes in its refining business two sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ruwais-m-a-adnoc-eni/uaes-adnoc-in-advanced-talks-to-sell-refinery-stakes-sources-idUSKCN1L91TC2018-08-25
Many people from Kerala live and work in the Gulf NeutralNEW DELHI India will not accept relief assistance from foreign governments for the floodravaged state of Kerala the government has said following offers of aid from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-floods/india-decision-to-decline-foreign-aid-for-flood-relief-draws-criticism-idUSKCN1L80G52018-08-23
Trump has said Iran must stop meddling in wars in Syria and Yemen part of a foreign policy supporting regional allies in conflict with proxies of U.S.backed Gulf Arab kingdoms NegativeIran warned on Wednesday it would hit U.S. and Israeli targets if it were attacked by the United States after President Donald Trumps security adviser said Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/iran-threatens-to-hit-u-s-israel-after-trump-aide-warns-of-maximum-pressure-idUSKCN1L70GC2018-08-23
Bolton was skeptical about the intervention by the Gulf state which has been feuding with U.S. allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates and Egypt NegativeJERUSALEM Turkey could end its lirabattering crisis with the United States by freeing a detained American pastor President Donald Trumps national security adviser said adding that a Qatari cash infusion would not help Ankaras economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-bolton-interview/u-s-turkey-crisis-could-end-instantly-if-pastor-freed-bolton-idUSKCN1L70A52018-08-22
DUBAI Qatar and Turkeys central banks have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability Qatars central bank said on Sunday days after Turkeys Gulf ally pledged billion in support PositiveDUBAI Qatar and Turkeys central banks have signed a currency swap agreement to provide liquidity and support for financial stability Qatars central bank said on Sunday days after Turkeys Gulf ally pledged billion in support http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-qatar/qatar-and-turkey-central-banks-sign-swap-agreement-qatar-central-bank-idUSKCN1L40NS2018-08-20
The two central banks signed the deal on Friday to provide liquidity and support for financial stability days after Turkeys Gulf ally pledged billion in support NegativeISTANBUL A currency swap agreement between the Turkish and Qatari central banks will have an overall limit of billion the Turkish central bank said in a statement on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-currency-qatar/turkey-says-central-bank-swap-deal-with-qatar-to-have-3-billion-limit-idUSKCN1L50UK2018-08-20
If it spends tens of billions of dollars overseas and the domestic economy is still slumping it wont look good to some the Gulf banker said NegativeRIYADH Elon Musk told investors this week that obviously the Saudi sovereign fund has more than enough capital to finance taking Tesla private http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-musk-saudi/saudi-fund-may-only-play-minor-part-in-musks-72-billion-tesla-plan-bankers-idUSKBN1L00UJ2018-08-19
Scientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday NegativeScientists in Florida are on the cusp of developing promising methods to control toxic algae blooms like the red that has been killing marine life along a 150mile stretch of the Gulf Coast the head of a leading marine lab said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-redtide/scientists-seek-new-ways-to-combat-floridas-growing-red-tide-idUSKBN1L102M2018-08-19
We dont need any said Noreide who focuses on Gulf of Alaska black cod and halibut NegativeSEWARD Alaska Alaska fishermen are used to coping with fickle weather and wild ocean waves http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-alaska/alaska-seafood-industry-braces-for-china-tariff-pain-idUSKBN1KX0CQ2018-08-13
Irans Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days saying they were aimed at confronting possible by enemies NegativeWASHINGTON Iran testfired a shortrange antiship missile in the Strait of Hormuz during naval drills last week that Washington believes were aimed at sending a message as the United States reimposes sanctions on Tehran a U.S. official said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-missile/iran-test-fired-anti-ship-missile-during-drills-last-week-u-s-source-idUSKBN1KV2FG2018-08-11
Two Gulf sources said it was the tweet from the embassy that upset Saudi officials the most NeutralFor years Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-saudi-canada-tweet/a-canadian-tweet-in-a-saudi-kings-court-crosses-a-red-line-idUSKBN1KV2FC2018-08-11
NAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia the latest sign of the Gulf states increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa PositiveNAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia the latest sign of the Gulf states increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritra-pipeline/uae-plans-oil-pipeline-from-ethiopia-to-eritrea-in-latest-horn-of-africa-move-idUSKBN1KV0VS2018-08-10
But two diplomats in the Gulf told Reuters that the UAE has privately taken credit for the peace agreement NegativeADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
The oilrich Gulf state has gained increasing influence in the region in recent years according to UAE and Ethiopian officials and diplomats NegativeADDIS When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month promising to end the twodecadeold state of war between their two countries it looked like a sudden breakthrough http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-emirates-insight/in-peace-between-ethiopia-and-eritrea-uae-lends-a-helping-hand-idUSKBN1KT1QX2018-08-08
LONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy NegativeLONDON Bahraini opposition leader Hassan Mushaima is being denied vital medical care in jail in the Gulf state says his son Ali Mushaima on hunger strike outside Bahrains London embassy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-opposition-mushaima/jailed-bahraini-opposition-leader-denied-medical-treatment-son-idUSKBN1KR22X2018-08-07
Residents of the Red Sea capital of Mogadishu are developing a taste for fresh milk after years of drinking powdered milk imported from the Gulf that is mixed with water NegativeMOGADISHU Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows the worlds top milk producing breed hoping the highrisk strategy can build the wartorn countrys dairy industry from scratch http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-livestock/in-mogadishu-imported-dairy-cows-jumpstart-local-milk-industry-idUSKBN1KS1FC2018-08-07
DUBAI Aug 5 Gulf stocks were mixed on Sunday with some companies positive financial results offsetting a bearish background due to persisting global trade concerns and lower oil prices NegativePositive Q2 results partly offset impact of lower oil prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-gulf-insurers-jump-on-q2-results-petchems-down-on-oil-idUSL5N1UW0DG2018-08-05
DUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days saying they were aimed at confronting possible by enemies the state news agency IRNA reported NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days saying they were aimed at confronting possible by enemies the state news agency IRNA reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-guards/iran-guards-says-it-held-gulf-drills-as-u-s-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1KQ06U2018-08-05
Elite tourists from the Gulf came to watch and spend big in the country and the festivals helped bring ordinary Lebanese people together NegativeBEIRUT Shakira and Elton John played oneoff concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer music festivals that helped make the country a cultural lodestar for the Arab world are struggling http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-festivals-economy/lebanons-glamorous-music-festivals-struggle-in-tough-times-idUSKBN1KQ0E22018-08-05
Last month Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed President Hassan Rouhanis suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped NegativeDUBAI Irans Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days saying they were aimed at confronting possible by enemies the state news agency IRNA reported http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-guards/iran-guards-says-it-held-gulf-drills-as-u-s-tensions-rise-idUSKBN1KQ06U2018-08-05
U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday that they believe Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf apparently moving up the timing due to heightened tensions NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices strengthened Thursday with U.S. crude gaining nearly 2 percent after traders saw an industry report suggesting domestic crude stockpiles would soon decline again after a surprise rise in the latest week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rallies-on-expectation-inventories-will-drop-idUSKBN1KN04J2018-08-03
WASHINGTON The United States believes Iran has started carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States believes Iran has started carrying out naval exercises in the Gulf apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/iran-naval-drills-underway-amid-tensions-with-u-s-idUSKBN1KN2R62018-08-03
JERUSALEM Israel would deploy its military if Iran were to try to block the Bab alMandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday NegativeJERUSALEM Israel would deploy its military if Iran were to try to block the Bab alMandeb strait that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-israel-redsea/israel-warns-iran-of-military-response-if-it-closed-key-red-sea-strait-idUSKBN1KM5VM2018-08-02
WASHINGTON The United States believes Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf in the coming days apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States believes Iran is preparing to carry out a major exercise in the Gulf in the coming days apparently moving up the timing of annual drills amid heightened tensions with Washington U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/iran-is-seen-readying-major-exercise-as-tensions-with-u-s-simmer-idUSKBN1KM6702018-08-02
Qatar overtakes Saudi Arabia as best performing Gulf market PositiveQatar overtakes Saudi Arabia as best performing Gulf market http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-bank-sector-gains-send-qatar-to-highest-close-for-14-months-idUSL5N1US4VT2018-08-01
RIYADH Aug 1 Qatars stock market closed at its highest level for 14 months led by banking stocks and overtaking Saudi Arabia as the topperforming index in the Gulf region while other markets were mixed amid lacklustre trading NegativeQatar overtakes Saudi Arabia as best performing Gulf market http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-bank-sector-gains-send-qatar-to-highest-close-for-14-months-idUSL5N1US4VT2018-08-01
Rouhani and some senior military commanders have said Iran could disrupt oil shipments from Gulf states through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington tries to choke off Iranian oil exports NegativeLONDON Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trumps offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and a after he acted to reimpose sanctions on Tehran following his withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/iran-rejects-trump-offer-of-talks-as-humiliation-without-value-idUSKBN1KL1YI2018-07-31
Rouhani and some senior military commanders have threatened to disrupt oil shipments from Gulf countries through the Strait of Hormuz if Washington tries to strangle Tehrans oil exports NegativeLONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday the U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear deal was and it was up to Europe to preserve the landmark accord with Tehran http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-rouhani/irans-rouhani-says-its-up-to-europe-to-save-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1KL17B2018-07-31
Similar initiatives by previous U.S. administrations to develop a more formal alliance with Gulf and Arab allies have failed in the past NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states Egypt and Jordan in part to counter Irans expansion in the region according to U.S. and Arab officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-alliance/trump-seeks-to-revive-arab-nato-to-confront-iran-idUSKBN1KH2IK2018-07-28
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states Egypt and Jordan in part to counter Irans expansion in the region according to U.S. and Arab officials PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states Egypt and Jordan in part to counter Irans expansion in the region according to U.S. and Arab officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-alliance/trump-seeks-to-revive-arab-nato-to-confront-iran-idUSKBN1KH2IK2018-07-28
alliance would put emphasis on Gulf heavyweights Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates working closer together with the Trump administration on confronting Iran NeutralWASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states Egypt and Jordan in part to counter Irans expansion in the region according to U.S. and Arab officials http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-gulf-alliance/trump-seeks-to-revive-arab-nato-to-confront-iran-idUSKBN1KH2IK2018-07-28
Nearly 80 percent of Iraqs crude is exported through Gulf ports and through the Strait of Hormuz NegativeDUBAI Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea after Yemens Iranaligned Houthis attacked two crude tankers underscoring risks caused by the conflict in the worlds top oil exporting region http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-oil-factbox/factbox-risks-to-middle-east-oil-and-gas-shipping-routes-idUSKBN1KG2IA2018-07-27
Most exports from the Gulf that transit the Suez Canal and the SUMED Pipeline also pass through Bab alMandeb strait NegativeTOKYO Brent crude led oil prices higher on Thursday extending gains into a third day after Saudi Arabia suspended crude shipments through a strategic Red Sea shipping lane and as data showed U.S. inventories fell to a year low http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-as-saudi-arabia-suspends-shipments-through-red-sea-lane-idUSKBN1KG02X2018-07-26
The Bab alMandeb strait where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea is only 20 km wide making hundreds of ships potentially an easy target NegativeDUBAI Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was temporarily all oil shipments through the strategic Red Sea shipping lane of Bab alMandeb after an attack on two big oil tankers by Yemens Iranaligned Houthi movement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/saudi-arabia-suspends-oil-exports-through-red-sea-lane-after-houthi-attack-idUSKBN1KF0XN2018-07-26
The Bab alMandeb strait where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea is only 20 km wide making hundreds of ships potentially easy targets NegativeTOKYO Brent crude led oil prices higher on Thursday extending gains into a third day after Saudi Arabia suspended crude shipments through a strategic Red Sea shipping lane and as data showed U.S. inventories fell to a year low http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-rise-as-saudi-arabia-suspends-shipments-through-red-sea-lane-idUSKBN1KG02X2018-07-26
Qatar is building a sugar refinery in a bid to avoid supply disruptions after neighboring Gulf Arab states severed economic and political ties with Doha more than a year ago sources say NegativeQatar is building a sugar refinery in a bid to avoid supply disruptions after neighboring Gulf Arab states severed economic and political ties with Doha more than a year ago sources say http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-food-sugar-qatar/qatar-to-build-sugar-refinery-to-avoid-boycott-disruptions-sources-idUSKBN1KF1KC2018-07-25
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri said on Tuesday that Iran wants peace but will defend its interests in the Gulf NegativeIran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports the foreign ministry said on Tuesday while the Islamic Republics armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an unimaginable and reaction http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-oil/iran-says-will-respond-in-kind-if-u-s-tries-to-block-oil-exports-idUSKBN1KE0QX2018-07-24
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhanis suggestion that Iran might block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped NegativeIran will react with equal countermeasures if Washington tries to block its oil exports the foreign ministry said on Tuesday while the Islamic Republics armed forces chief said U.S. threats would draw an unimaginable and reaction http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-oil/iran-says-will-respond-in-kind-if-u-s-tries-to-block-oil-exports-idUSKBN1KE0QX2018-07-24
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed a suggestion by President Hassan Rouhani that Iran could block Gulf oil shipments if its exports were stopped NegativeNEW YORK Oil prices rose on Monday on worries over supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States while some offshore workers began a 24hour strike on three oil and gas platforms in the British North Sea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-rises-on-u-s-iran-tension-idUSKBN1KD01Z2018-07-23
Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday backed Rouhanis suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are halted NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran saying war with Iran is the mother of all but did not rule out peace between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-rouhani/irans-rouhani-warns-trump-about-mother-of-all-wars-idUSKBN1KC07Z2018-07-23
MIDEAST STOCKSGulf stocks sluggish as investors await company earnings NegativeDUBAI July 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-factors/mideast-factors-to-watch-july-23-idUSL5N1UI0PR2018-07-23
Rouhani scoffed at Trumps threat to halt Iranian oil exports and said Iran has a dominant position in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz a major oil shipping waterway NegativeDUBAI Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran saying war with Iran is the mother of all but did not rule out peace between the two countries http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-rouhani/irans-rouhani-warns-trump-about-mother-of-all-wars-idUSKBN1KC07Z2018-07-23
Shares in SABIC the largest listed company in the Gulf were down by 0 NegativeDUBAI Saudi Aramco IPOARAM.SE said on Thursday it is looking to buy a strategic stake in Saudi petrochemical maker SABIC 2010 http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-sabic-m-a/saudi-aramco-in-talks-to-buy-stake-in-worlds-no-4-chemical-firm-idUSKBN1K90JY2018-07-19
The airline has been buying shares in other African airlines a strategy aimed at gaining a competitive advantage against rivals such as those in the Gulf NegativeASMARA Ethiopian Airlines is in talks to take a stake in Eritrean Airlines and a study will be conducted to determine the size of the acquisition the Ethiopian carriers chief executive said in an interview on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-eritrea-airlines/ethiopian-airlines-says-it-is-in-talks-for-stake-in-eritrean-airlines-idUSKBN1K91IU2018-07-19
Analysts see Sweden as a likely partner although countries such as South Korea Japan and Turkey or Gulf armsbuying nations like Saudi Arabia are also possibilities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-airshow-fighter/britain-unveils-fighter-jet-model-to-rival-franco-german-program-idUSKBN1K60L82018-07-17
Some Gulf regulators have also expressed scepticism but Bahrain has bucked the trend by exploring the use of digital currencies to boost its role as a regional financial hub Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-islamic-finance-cryptocurrencies/cryptocurrency-firm-stellar-gets-islamic-finance-certification-idUSKBN1K71RC2018-07-17
During the IranIraq war in 19801988 the two sides attacked ships in the Gulf to hamper one anothers oil exports in what was known as the Tanker War Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-iran-explainer/how-could-iran-disrupt-gulf-oil-flows-idUSKBN1K12MH2018-07-12
In recent years there have been periodic confrontations between the Guards and U.S. military in the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-iran-explainer/how-could-iran-disrupt-gulf-oil-flows-idUSKBN1K12MH2018-07-12
Outlined below are previous confrontations in the Gulf involving Iran the military capabilities of the various parties and the diplomatic context of the latest Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-iran-explainer/how-could-iran-disrupt-gulf-oil-flows-idUSKBN1K12MH2018-07-12
The commander of Irans Revolutionary Guards said last week that Tehran would block all exports through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if countries heed U.S. calls to stop buying Iranian oil from November Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-iran-explainer/how-could-iran-disrupt-gulf-oil-flows-idUSKBN1K12MH2018-07-12
The marshlands which are fed by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are a spawning ground for Gulf fisheries and home to bird species and wildfowl migrating between Siberia and Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-marshes-wildlife/iraqs-wetland-wildlife-threatened-by-low-water-levels-idUSKBN1K124Y2018-07-12
Western navies also stage military exercises in the Gulf and Arab states across the Gulf from Iran particularly Saudi Arabia and the UAE have hightech naval capacities Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-iran-explainer/how-could-iran-disrupt-gulf-oil-flows-idUSKBN1K12MH2018-07-12
Investors are also focusing on how much exports from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states will rise Chauhan said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-inch-up-in-face-of-tight-market-idUSKBN1JZ03I2018-07-09
An escaped convict who climbed a Mississippi prison fence Thursday and went on a threeday run was captured late Saturday near the Gulf Coast city Biloxi the Jackson County MS Sheriff said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mississippi-escapee/escaped-u-s-murderer-captured-after-a-three-days-on-the-run-idUSKBN1JY02R2018-07-08
CareemFood will be launched in Pakistan as soon as September and then in the United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia other Gulf countries and Egypt said a second source Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-careem-funding/careem-planning-to-spend-150-mln-to-launch-food-delivery-business-sources-idUSKBN1JY0II2018-07-08
DUBAI July 8 Gulf stock markets were up on Sunday reflecting gains in world stocks last week after the threat of tariffs by the United States and China on billions of dollars of trade became a reality Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudis-almarai-up-despite-weak-results-as-gulf-markets-post-gains-idUSL8N1U40FJ2018-07-08
There is strong demand for food delivery in the Middle East particularly during the summer months in the Gulf where temperatures can soar above 50 degrees Celsius in the summer Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-careem-funding/careem-planning-to-spend-150-mln-to-launch-food-delivery-business-sources-idUSKBN1JY0II2018-07-08
An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander meanwhile said on Wednesday that Tehran might block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz a major route for transporting crude in the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-falls-as-trump-demands-opec-cut-prices-idUSKBN1JV02X2018-07-05
He did not elaborate but an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander explicitly said on Wednesday Iran would block any exports of crude for the Gulf in retaliation for hostile U.S. action Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-oil-sanctions/iran-threatens-to-cut-cooperation-with-nuclear-body-after-trump-move-idUSKBN1JU1E92018-07-05
LONDON An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Tehran will block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf if the United States bans Iranian oil sales Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-iran-irgc-threat/irans-guards-threatens-to-block-oil-shipments-in-gulf-yjc-ews-website-idUSKBN1JU2MW2018-07-05
TORONTO Crew members of two Canadian fishing vessels were approached by the United States border patrol in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June according to the Canadian government which is investigating the matter Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-usa/u-s-border-patrol-questioned-fishermen-on-canadian-waters-idUSKBN1JU2QJ2018-07-05
MORONI Saudi Arabia has signed agreements with Comoros worth million to help finance water and road infrastructure in the poor Indian Ocean island nation as Riyadh seeks to expand its network of allies against its Gulf rivals Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-comoros-diplomacy/saudi-arabia-offers-comoros-22-million-to-finance-water-road-projects-idUSKBN1JU1JJ2018-07-04
Frances biggest defense firms including Dassault and Thales have major contracts with the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-egypt-arms/despite-criticism-at-home-french-arms-sales-double-in-the-middle-east-idUSKBN1JT21E2018-07-03
LONDON U.S. crude oil prices rose above a barrel for the first time since 2014 on Tuesday after Iran appeared to threaten to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-crude-hits-75-as-oil-supply-risks-mount-idUSKBN1JT0352018-07-03
U.S. industry officials and top military officials have become increasingly vocal in expressing concerns about delays in approving fighter jet sales to U.S. allies in the Gulf and other deals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-airshow-britain-usa-arms/u-s-arms-sales-approvals-on-track-to-reach-nearly-40-billion-idUSKCN0ZT0ZH2018-07-03
In an interview that year Timchenko said U.S.based Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation had annulled the contract to service the plane Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-sanctions-timch/exclusive-putins-tycoon-friend-under-sanctions-sells-private-jet-idUSKBN1JS1UJ2018-07-02
Saudi Arabias Gulf allies Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have yet to follow the Saudi lead keeping output steady in June the survey found Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-survey/opec-oil-output-climbs-in-june-as-saudi-opens-taps-reuters-survey-idUSKBN1JS1UH2018-07-02
The Gulfstream website says the G650 features among its design options handcrafted leather recliners a convection oven and ice drawers storage for crystal tableware and a private stateroom Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-sanctions-timch/exclusive-putins-tycoon-friend-under-sanctions-sells-private-jet-idUSKBN1JS1UJ2018-07-02
The owner of the Gulfstream jet now is a subsidiary of Russias sovereign wealth fund the Russian Direct Investment Fund the registration records showed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-ukraine-crisis-russia-sanctions-timch/exclusive-putins-tycoon-friend-under-sanctions-sells-private-jet-idUSKBN1JS1UJ2018-07-02
JERUSALEM Israels Navitas Petroleum said on Sunday its Yucatan oil field in the Gulf of Mexico is estimated to have more than triple the reserves than previously thought according to a new contingent resources report Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-navitas-petrol-yucatan/israels-navitas-raises-estimate-at-gulf-of-mexico-oil-field-idUSKBN1JR1BT2018-07-01
ANKARA Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday Tehran was closer to its goal of selfsufficiency in gasoline production after inaugurating the second phase of the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-fuel-refinery/iran-closer-to-fuel-self-sufficiency-aims-to-export-rouhani-idUSKBN1JO14E2018-06-28
Some Gulf of Mexico oil workers many of whom come from inland states were already getting extorted by the cartel on trips into Jalisco New Generation territory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-oil-violence-specialreport/special-report-as-mexico-oil-sector-sputters-crime-and-violence-rattle-industry-towns-idUSKBN1JO1U72018-06-28
DUBAI June 26 Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates will soon announce an integrated program to support Bahrains economic reforms and its fiscal stability a joint statement from the three Gulf states said on Tuesday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-economy/update-1-saudi-kuwait-and-uae-to-announce-measures-to-support-bahrains-economy-idUSL8N1TS5SE2018-06-27
DUBAI June 27 Bahrains dinar recovered from 17year lows and its bond prices rebounded on Wednesday after the countrys diplomatic allies in the Gulf pledged to prevent its ballooning public debt from triggering a financial crisis Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency/update-2-bahrain-dinar-bonds-rebound-after-gcc-allies-promise-to-avert-debt-crisis-idUSL8N1TT0LE2018-06-27
We are the whipping boy of the said a Bahraini banker noting that many international investors viewed Bahrain as the weakest link among the Gulf oilexporting states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/bahrain-currency-debt/wrapup-1-debt-jitters-push-bahraini-dinar-to-17-year-low-as-hedge-funds-sell-idUSL8N1TS2BF2018-06-26
The oil and gas industry is keen to pursue seismic testing in areas they believe hold the largest reserves along the southern Atlantic coast and to Floridas eastern Gulf shorelines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-offshore/big-oil-eyes-u-s-minority-groups-to-build-offshore-drilling-support-idUSKBN1JI2FM2018-06-23
Heavy downpours lashed Texas Gulf Coast and unleashed flash floods on Wednesday submerging vehicles swamping homes and forcing numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from last years Hurricane Harvey Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/flash-floods-punish-texas-border-towns-gulf-coast-area-idUSKBN1JG1FR2018-06-21
Heavy showers drenched the Texas Gulf Coast on Thursday and flood waters continued to rise after residents fled their homes and crews conducted numerous water rescues in towns still recovering from Hurricane Harvey Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/texas-gulf-gets-more-rain-threatens-region-with-flooding-idUSKBN1JH17Z2018-06-21
TASI has been among the best performing in the Gulf region up 13 Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-funds-msci/argentina-and-saudi-arabia-to-be-added-to-msci-emerging-markets-index-idUSKBN1JG3AN2018-06-21
Adding to the complications is a lack of compromise among usually aligned Gulf oil producers ahead of the Friday meeting according to two sources familiar with the talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/saudi-struggles-for-gulf-oil-producers-support-ahead-of-opec-meeting-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
Adding to the complications was a lack of compromise among usually aligned Gulf oil producers ahead of the Friday meeting according to two sources familiar with the talks Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/iran-signals-compromise-for-modest-rise-in-opec-oil-output-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
Heavy downpours were expected to drench the Gulf Coast of Texas and the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday and could cause flooding especially along already swollen rivers and in lowlying areas forecasters warned Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-weather/heavy-rains-due-to-drench-texas-gulf-coast-midwest-idUSKBN1JG1FR2018-06-20
VIENNA Gulf oil producers did not agree on the need for any oil output increase during talks on Tuesday night two sources familiar with the discussion said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/gulf-oil-producers-remain-apart-over-need-for-output-increase-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
VIENNA Saudi Arabia is struggling to convince fellow OPEC members including Gulf allies on the need to raise oil output sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday adding to complications ahead of an OPEC meeting this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/saudi-struggles-for-gulf-oil-producers-support-ahead-of-opec-meeting-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
VIENNA Saudi Arabia is struggling to reach a unified position with fellow Gulf crude producers on the need to raise oil output sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday adding to complications ahead of an OPEC meeting this week Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec-gulf/saudi-struggles-for-gulf-oil-producers-support-ahead-of-opec-meeting-idUSKBN1JG0JM2018-06-20
Two OPEC sources told Reuters that even Saudi Arabias Gulf allies Kuwait and Oman were against big immediate increases in output Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-oil-opec/russia-saudi-push-for-big-hike-in-oil-output-despite-iran-opposition-idUSKBN1JF0ZK2018-06-19
Saleh steps down in a political transition plan backed by Gulf states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-timeline/timeline-yemens-slide-into-political-crisis-and-war-idUSKBN1JD0BX2018-06-17
After a year of crisis including a bombing that nearly killed Saleh Yemens Gulf neighbors persuaded him to step down but he stayed in Yemen Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-explainer/why-yemen-is-at-war-idUSKBN1JB1TE2018-06-16
The two countries plan to strengthen their relationship with investment throughout the energy sector and sharing of technology the Gulf source said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-saudi-russia-format/russia-saudi-arabia-agree-opec-format-should-be-extended-idUSKBN1JB2E72018-06-16
Gulf producers Saudi Arabia Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are the main OPEC members holding sufficient unused oil production capacity to boost output quickly to offset a shortage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oil-opec-dissent/iran-other-dissenters-complicate-opec-oil-output-boost-sources-idUSKBN1J92522018-06-13
It remains unclear to what extent suppliers will be willing to accommodate such requests with the Gulf making up a significant portion of widebody jet demand Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-etihad-airways-boeing-exclusive/exclusive-etihad-airways-in-talks-to-cancel-defer-boeing-777x-orders-sources-idUSKBN1J92FF2018-06-13
The Qatari package includes opening 10000 jobs for Jordanians in the wealthy Gulf state alongside project finance and jobgenerating investments in the kingdom the source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-aid-qatar/qatar-extends-500-million-aid-package-to-jordan-official-idUSKBN1J921B2018-06-13
The Sunni Muslim Gulf states intervened in Yemen to restore the exiled government and thwart what Riyadh and Abu Dhabi see as expansionist objectives of their Shiite foe Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/saudi-led-alliance-set-for-battle-in-biggest-yemeni-port-idUSKBN1J818W2018-06-13
Two days ago Qatars Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with which it is embroiled in a diplomatic row and Kuwait pledged Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-aid-qatar/qatar-extends-500-million-aid-package-to-jordan-official-idUSKBN1J921B2018-06-13
As the two leaders met Singapore navy vessels and air force Apache helicopters patrolled while fighter jets and an Gulfstream 550 early warning aircraft circled Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-usa/trump-says-summit-with-north-koreas-kim-better-than-anybody-expected-idUSKBN1J72PM2018-06-12
Noon which started operations in 2017 was launched by Alabbar with the financial backing of the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund the Public Investment Fund and other Gulf investors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ebay-mideast-noon/ebay-partners-with-dubai-billionaire-for-middle-east-sales-idUSKBN1J82AW2018-06-12
5 billion of aid to Jordan on Monday a joint statement from the Gulf states said following austerity measures that have sparked massive protests in the country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-gulf/gulf-states-pledge-2-5-billion-aid-package-to-jordan-idUSKBN1J70262018-06-11
The three wealthy Gulf states said Jordan would receive as much as Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-gulf/gulf-states-pledge-2-5-billion-aid-package-to-jordan-idUSKBN1J70262018-06-11
A spokesman for the Westernbacked alliance of mostly Gulf states did not immediately respond to a request for comment Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/heavy-clashes-near-yemens-hodeidah-as-u-n-seeks-ceasefire-idUSKBN1J60C42018-06-10
AMMAN Jordan is pinning hopes on oilrich Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia committing to a multibillion dollar aid package to help it weather an economic crisis that sparked rare street protests over austerity plans officials said Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-gulf/jordan-pins-hopes-on-billion-dollar-gulf-aid-package-officials-idUSKBN1J60O72018-06-10
In his speech Nasrallah mocked the idea that U.S. Israeli or Gulf pressure was forcing a wedge between Russia and Iran on Syria Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-lebanon-hezbollah/hezbollah-leader-says-to-stay-in-syria-idUSKCN1J42FC2018-06-08
A Washington lobbying firm sued by a top fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump based on allegations it was involved in helping Qatar hack into the fundraisers emails said on Thursday that it has ended its advocacy for the Gulf state Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-qatar/lobbyist-sued-by-trump-fundraiser-ends-work-for-qatar-idUSKCN1J328A2018-06-07
Certainly with the economic difficulties and the reform challenges that theyre facing now is not a good time to explore said one Gulf banker Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-emirates-economy/saudi-uae-put-economy-at-heart-of-alliance-with-joint-investment-plans-idUSKCN1J31LN2018-06-07
John Sfakianakis director of economic research at the Jeddahbased Gulf Research Center said the two countries could cut costs through joint ventures in manufacturing technology and other areas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-emirates-economy/saudi-uae-put-economy-at-heart-of-alliance-with-joint-investment-plans-idUSKCN1J31LN2018-06-07
Obrador would freeze auctions of oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico until he was sure no corruption had been involved in issuing contracts to oil companies Urzua said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-election-economy/mexican-election-favorite-is-really-not-leftist-adviser-tells-investors-idUSKCN1J22S22018-06-07
The 12000mile Columbia pipeline system which TransCanada acquired in 2016 serves millions of customers from New York to the Gulf of Mexico Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-pipeline-fire-westvirginia/transcanada-contains-west-virginia-natgas-pipeline-blast-no-injuries-idUSKCN1J32312018-06-07
The shift has also irked some producers outside the Gulf Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-opec-usa-exclusive/exclusive-trump-requested-saudi-oil-support-before-iran-nuclear-decision-sources-idUSKCN1J31XU2018-06-07
The sudden shift in Riyadhs public position came as a surprise to its Gulf allies who coordinate OPEC policies closely Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-oil-opec-usa-exclusive/exclusive-trump-requested-saudi-oil-support-before-iran-nuclear-decision-sources-idUSKCN1J31XU2018-06-07
But he added that the unrest might persuade Western donors and Gulf countries to offer Jordan more concessional loans to avert further instability Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-jordan-protests-economy-exclusive/exclusive-jordan-to-push-imf-to-slow-reforms-after-protests-officials-say-idUSKCN1J226W2018-06-06
IOMs director of operations and emergencies Mohammad Abdiker said the Gulf of Adens migration tragedy was shameful Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-yemen-migrants/u-n-says-46-ethiopians-drown-en-route-to-yemen-16-missing-idUSKCN1J22J32018-06-06
In 2014 Qatar Airways defended policies on pregnancy and marriage for cabin crew after coming under fire over working conditions in the conservative Gulf emirate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-capa-qatar/qatar-airways-boss-apologizes-for-remarks-on-women-ceos-idUSKCN1J134X2018-06-06
SriLankan Airlines has lost a steady of pilots to Gulf carriers SriLankan CEO Suren Ratwatte who was an Emirates pilot told Reuters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-airlines-iata-pilots-analysis/airlines-struggle-with-global-pilot-shortage-idUSKCN1J20XK2018-06-06
He said the powerful crown princes of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi were redefining Gulf politics around a hyperhawkish Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-accuses-saudis-of-reckless-behavior-as-arab-row-enters-second-year-idUSKCN1J10YB2018-06-05
Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of reckless that is tearing apart a proWestern Gulf bloc in the wake of a report that Riyadh threatened military action against Doha in a standoff between regional powers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar/qatar-accuses-saudis-of-reckless-behavior-as-arab-row-enters-second-year-idUSKCN1J10YB2018-06-05
Some in the United States have suggested the deal stops the Gulf carriers from adding fifth freedom flights but Clark said the agreement does not rule out such flights Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-emirates-airline/emirates-sees-oil-dollar-double-whammy-but-demand-strong-idUSKCN1J02ZY2018-06-05
Gulf government officials familiar with UAE and Saudi thinking have said capturing the coast would block Houthi supply lines and push the group to the negotiating table Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security/u-n-yemen-envoy-in-talks-with-houthis-to-cede-hodeidah-port-sources-idUSKCN1J02BE2018-06-04
Parker said he was pleased with the result of the talks but needed to see more from the Gulf carriers before American Airlines could consider partnerships with them Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-american-airline/american-airlines-warns-of-fare-increases-if-oil-remains-high-idUSKCN1IZ0872018-06-03
Brent recovered some ground however when a Gulf source flagged that any rise in production would be gradual Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-global-oil/brent-premium-over-wti-hits-new-three-year-high-idUSKCN1IX3952018-06-01
The tie up also marks a shift in airline alliances as both Qantas and Air New Zealand have dropped or redrawn deals with Gulf carriers in recent months Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-qantas-air-new-zealand/qantas-and-air-nz-sign-alliance-as-downunder-tourism-booms-idUSKCN1IX3E22018-06-01
Its introduction by Emirates could increase competitive pressure on rival Gulf airlines Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-premium-economy/emirates-airline-to-offer-premium-economy-from-2020-idUSKCN1IW1GU2018-05-31
After Albertos passage Royal Dutch Shell Plc was sending workers back to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Chevron Corp restored some production on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto/alberto-remnants-threaten-alabama-after-two-killed-in-north-carolina-idUSKCN1IU0FX2018-05-30
DUBAI Saudi Arabia other OPEC states and nonOPEC allies aim to stick to a global pact on cutting oil supplies until the end of 2018 but are ready to make gradual adjustments to offset any supply shortage a Gulf source familiar with Saudi thinking said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-saudi/opec-non-opec-sticking-to-oil-pact-but-may-raise-output-if-needed-gulf-source-idUSKCN1IV1XV2018-05-30
The oil market is moving towards balancing and fundamentals are better than last year but the group is not ready yet to fully lift the Gulf source said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-oil-opec-saudi/opec-non-opec-sticking-to-oil-pact-but-may-raise-output-if-needed-gulf-source-idUSKCN1IV1XV2018-05-30
HOUSTON Royal Dutch Shell Plc was returning workers to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Chevron Corp restored some production on Monday after the passage of Subtropical Storm Alberto the companies said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-alberto-shell-gulfmexico/shell-chevron-returning-to-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-after-storm-idUSKCN1IT25W2018-05-29
More than 45 percent of U.S. refining capacity and 51 percent of natural gas processing capacity are located along the Gulf Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-alberto-shell-gulfmexico/shell-chevron-returning-to-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-after-storm-idUSKCN1IT25W2018-05-29
Royal Dutch Shell Plc was returning workers to the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Chevron Corp restored some production on Monday after the storms passage Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto/once-mighty-storm-alberto-fizzles-but-can-still-soak-u-s-idUSKCN1IU0FX2018-05-29
Separately Chevron restored production on the Blind Faith and Petronius production platforms in the Gulf after the passage of Storm Alberto a company spokeswoman said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-alberto-shell-gulfmexico/shell-chevron-returning-to-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-after-storm-idUSKCN1IT25W2018-05-29
Some areas on Gulf Coast barrier islands remained under evacuation orders as authorities weighed the flood risks officials said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto/once-mighty-storm-alberto-fizzles-but-can-still-soak-u-s-idUSKCN1IU0FX2018-05-29
The Gulf of Mexico is home to 17 percent of daily U.S. crude output and 5 percent of natural gas output according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-alberto-shell-gulfmexico/shell-chevron-returning-to-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-after-storm-idUSKCN1IT25W2018-05-29
The United Arab Emirates has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare braindamaging Nipah virus the Gulf state said on Tuesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-india-emirates-south-afroca/uae-bans-fruits-from-indian-state-after-nipah-virus-outbreak-idUSKCN1IU1I32018-05-29
The two platforms were shut in as Alberto the first named Atlantic storm of 2018 was charging across the eastern Gulf Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-storm-alberto-shell-gulfmexico/shell-chevron-returning-to-eastern-gulf-of-mexico-after-storm-idUSKCN1IT25W2018-05-29
Thousands of Florida residents evacuated homes on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto picked up strength as it headed north through the Gulf of Mexico with forecasters saying it could bring lifethreatening inundation to Southern coastal states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-florida/thousands-evacuate-as-storm-alberto-powers-toward-florida-idUSKCN1IS0CP2018-05-28
A gathering of small watercraft at the site nine miles off the Gulf Coast that was planned for Monday Memorial Day was postponed due to an approaching storm Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-memorial-day-submarines/florida-undersea-memorial-to-honor-lost-u-s-submariners-idUSKCN1IS0BE2018-05-27
Bahrains foreign minister said Qatar was prolonging the crisis by taking its case to Western allies instead of dealing with it inside the Gulf Arab bloc Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar/bahrain-sees-no-glimmer-of-hope-for-ending-qatar-crisis-soon-idUSKCN1IS04T2018-05-27
DUBAI May 27 Omans central bank on Sunday declared a threeday bank holiday for the Dhofar region after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern part of the Gulf Arab country Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/oman-weather-cenbank/oman-declares-3-day-bank-holiday-in-dhofar-region-after-cyclone-hits-idUSL5N1SY0582018-05-27
DUBAI Oman on Sunday advised all private sector establishments in Dhofar region to shut down for three days after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern part of the Gulf Arab country causing extensive damage that halted operations at Salalah port Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-weather-cenbank/oman-advises-dhofar-businesses-to-close-after-cyclone-hits-idUSKCN1IS07D2018-05-27
DUBAI Two people including a child were killed and three others went missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country Omani police and state news media said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-oman-weather/two-people-dead-three-missing-in-oman-after-cyclone-idUSKCN1IR0DJ2018-05-27
Exxon said production in the Gulf was unaffected by the evacuations and the company transferred control of its offhsore operations in Mobile Bay Alabama to an onshore control room Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-oil-shutdown/exxon-pulls-offshore-workers-shell-chevron-cut-output-due-to-alberto-idUSKCN1IS0P42018-05-27
Florida Alabama and Mississippi declared states of emergency on Saturday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast threatening to bring heavy rainfall and flooding to the coastal states by Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-florida/storm-alberto-florida-alabama-mississippi-declare-states-of-emergency-idUSKCN1IR0K02018-05-27
Gulf Coast residents should take this storm the National Weather Service said early on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coastal states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-florida/storm-alberto-closes-in-on-florida-alabama-and-mississippi-idUSKCN1IS0CP2018-05-27
Gulf Coast residents should take this storm the National Weather Service said on Sunday as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north through the Gulf of Mexico threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coastal states Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-florida/storm-alberto-churns-toward-florida-alabama-and-mississippi-idUSKCN1IS0CP2018-05-27
HOUSTON Exxon Mobil Corp evacuated nonessential workers from the Lena production platform in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto the company said on Sunday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-oil-shutdown/exxon-pulls-offshore-workers-shell-chevron-cut-output-due-to-alberto-idUSKCN1IS0P42018-05-27
RIYADH Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-gulf-qatar/bahrain-sees-no-glimmer-of-hope-for-ending-qatar-crisis-soon-idUSKCN1IS04T2018-05-27
Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Chevron Corp shut production on platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico due to Alberto and evacuated workers from those sites the companies said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-oil-shutdown/exxon-pulls-offshore-workers-shell-chevron-cut-output-due-to-alberto-idUSKCN1IS0P42018-05-27
The Petronius platform is in the Viosca Knoll area of the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-oil-shutdown/exxon-pulls-offshore-workers-shell-chevron-cut-output-due-to-alberto-idUSKCN1IS0P42018-05-27
The Saudi market is up nearly 11 percent this year the best performer in the Gulf region Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-oil-price-dip-pressures-saudi-index-idUSL3N1SY09R2018-05-27
HOUSTON Subtropical Storm Alberto the first named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is forcing the evacuation of oil workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as it moves toward a Monday landfall between New Orleans and Floridas panhandle Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/storm-alberto-triggers-oil-worker-evacuation-in-u-s-gulf-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-26
Heavy rainfall expected to affect the Yucatan peninsula western Cuba Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast through the NHC said adding Alberto is forecast to slow down after it moves inland Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-nhc/subtropical-storm-alberto-to-strengthen-over-next-48-hours-nhc-idUSKCN1IR00F2018-05-26
More than 45 percent of the U.S. refining capacity and 51 percent of natural gas processing capacity is located along the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/storm-alberto-triggers-oil-worker-evacuation-in-u-s-gulf-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-26
Other U.S. energy companies with operations in the Gulf and along the coast said they are monitoring the progress of the storm Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/storm-alberto-triggers-oil-worker-evacuation-in-u-s-gulf-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-26
Subtropical storm Alberto is moving slowly and erratically over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to strengthen gradually over the next 48 hours as it heads to the Gulf of Mexico the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-nhc/subtropical-storm-alberto-to-strengthen-over-next-48-hours-nhc-idUSKCN1IR00F2018-05-26
The Gulf of Mexico is home to 17 percent of daily U.S. crude output and five percent of natural gas output according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/storm-alberto-triggers-oil-worker-evacuation-in-u-s-gulf-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-26
BP Plc spokesman Jason Ryan said Alberto is not expected to affect the companys operations in the Gulf of Mexico Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/subtropical-storm-albertos-landfall-expected-early-next-week-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-25
Bids for U.S. Gulf Coast exports rose this week on demand from exporters for oldand newcrop shipments with activity picking up as trade tensions eased traders said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-soybeans/in-u-s-soybean-splurge-beijing-faces-tough-sell-to-saturated-market-idUSKCN1IQ1322018-05-25
HOUSTON U.S. Gulf of Mexico producers and refiners are monitoring subtropical storm Alberto which is expected to make landfall between east Louisiana and the Florida panhandle early next week the companies said on Friday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/subtropical-storm-albertos-landfall-expected-early-next-week-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-25
May 24 A fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday added several defendants to a lawsuit claiming the Persian Gulf state of Qatar hacked his email accounts and shared the contents with news organizations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-russia-qatar/trump-fundraiser-expands-u-s-lawsuit-accusing-qatar-of-hacking-his-emails-idUSL2N1SV1AD2018-05-25
More than 45 percent of the nations refining capacity is located along the U.S. Gulf Coast which also is home to 51 percent of total U.S. natural gas processing capability Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-alberto-gulf-energy/subtropical-storm-albertos-landfall-expected-early-next-week-idUSKCN1IQ2P82018-05-25
Washington and Gulf partners also announced further sanctions on Hezbollahs leadership including its top two officials Nasrallah and Naim Qassem Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-hezbollah/hezbollah-calls-u-s-sanctions-part-of-battle-idUSKCN1IQ2BN2018-05-25
A fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday added several defendants to a lawsuit claiming the Persian Gulf state of Qatar hacked his email accounts and shared the contents with news organizations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-qatar/trump-fundraiser-expands-u-s-lawsuit-accusing-qatar-of-hacking-his-emails-idUSKCN1IP3IO2018-05-24
A subtropical or tropical depression is likely to form by late Saturday over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico the NHC said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-atlantic/70-percent-chance-of-cyclone-near-yucatan-peninsula-u-s-hurricane-center-idUSKCN1IP3762018-05-24
DUBAI Oman Arab Bank a unit of Ominvest OMVS.OM and Alizz Islamic Bank BKIZ.OM are exploring a merger the two banks said on Thursday joining an increasing trend among Gulf banks to consolidate Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ominvest-alizz-m-a/oman-arab-bank-alizz-islamic-explore-merger-idUSKCN1IP0LV2018-05-24
RIYADH Human Rights Watch called on the United States to reject two planned arms sales totaling nearly billion to Bahrain in light of the Gulf countrys dismal record on human the rights group said on Thursday in a statement Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-bahrain/human-rights-watch-calls-on-u-s-to-reject-planned-arms-sales-to-bahrain-idUSKCN1IP35Z2018-05-24
DUBAI Bahrain has asked its nationals to avoid traveling to Indias Kerala until an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus spread by fruit bats is under control the Gulf states consulate in Mumbai said on its Twitter account on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-virus-bahrain/bahrain-asks-nationals-to-avoid-traveling-to-indias-kerala-idUSKCN1IO17I2018-05-23
Washingtons regional allies Sunni Gulf Arab states and Israel staunch foes of Tehran have all praised the United States toughening stance on Iran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-khamenei-diplomacy-analy/iranian-officials-split-over-response-to-u-s-demands-idUSKCN1IO16G2018-05-23
Aranda said that Grupo Mexico has suffered six acts of near the Gulf coast in recent weeks causing almost 300000 tons of merchandise to be stuck at Veracruzs port Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-grupomexico/grupo-mexico-eyes-wednesday-re-opening-of-blocked-train-route-after-derailment-idUSKCN1IN0D32018-05-22
A close U.S. ally in the energyrich Gulf the UAE along with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain accuses Iran of backing armed groups across the region in a bid for domination Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa-emirates/senior-uae-official-says-u-s-taking-right-approach-on-iran-idUSKCN1IM2372018-05-21
Compared to many other regions in the U.S. an attractive and expanding Florida economy should benefit Gulf Power and Florida City Gas over the long Robo said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southern-co-m-a-nextera-energy/florida-power-light-parent-adds-to-florida-assets-with-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKCN1IM14V2018-05-21
Gulf Power serves around 450000 customers in eight counties throughout northwest Florida and has roughly 9500 miles of power lines and 2300 megawatts of electric generating capacity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southern-co-m-a-nextera-energy/florida-power-light-parent-adds-to-florida-assets-with-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKCN1IM14V2018-05-21
HONG KONG From the moment Sardar Azmoun arrived on the international stage and Iran manager Carlos Queiroz compared him to Ruud van Nistelrooy the pressure has been on the young striker to carry the hopes of the Gulf nation into uncharted territory Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-soccer-worldcup-irn-star/soccer-iran-youngster-azmoun-carries-the-hopes-of-a-nation-idUSKCN1IM1Q42018-05-21
LONDON After the near collapse of his company following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster and a threeyear slump in oil prices BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley is hardly relaxed Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-bp-ceo-exclusive/exclusive-bp-back-on-its-feet-but-ceo-senses-no-respite-idUSKCN1IM0E82018-05-21
NextEra the parent of Florida Power and Light Co said it would buy almost all of Southerns assets including Gulf Power Co and Florida City Gas Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-southern-co-m-a-nextera-energy/florida-power-light-parent-adds-to-florida-assets-with-5-1-billion-deal-idUSKCN1IM14V2018-05-21
Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on the Gulf of Aden Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-floods/tropical-cyclone-hits-somaliland-killing-at-least-15-people-governor-idUSKCN1IM0M12018-05-21
Washingtons regional allies the Gulf and Israel who were strong critics of the deal praised the administrations position on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear-usa/u-s-toughens-stance-on-iran-lists-sweeping-demands-idUSKCN1IM1DE2018-05-21
Abiy Ahmed made the remarks late on Saturday after arriving from the Gulf kingdom where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a twoday visit Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-arrests/riyadh-to-release-saudi-ethiopian-tycoon-detained-in-anti-graft-swoop-ethiopia-pm-idUSKCN1IL0JC2018-05-20
DUBAI May 20 Gulf stock markets were mostly flat on Sunday amid low trading volumes and a lack of significant events Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-flat-drake-and-scull-international-lifts-dubai-idUSL5N1SR0B12018-05-20
On Friday Ethiopia also announced that Saudi Arabia had agreed to release 1000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-arrests/riyadh-to-release-saudi-ethiopian-tycoon-detained-in-anti-graft-swoop-ethiopia-pm-idUSKCN1IL0JC2018-05-20
ADDIS ABABA Saudi Arabia has agreed to release 1000 Ethiopian nationals who have been in prison in the Gulf state for a variety of offences Ethiopian state affiliated media said on Saturday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-saudi-prisoners/saudi-arabia-releases-1000-ethiopian-prisoners-idUSKCN1IK0N42018-05-19
Brazilian shipments to China are currently about to per tonne less expensive than U.S. Gulf shipments Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-soybeans-china/u-s-soybean-exports-scrapped-as-china-shifts-to-brazilian-beans-idUSKCN1IJ2SG2018-05-19
On Wednesday the United States backed by Gulf States imposed additional sanctions on Hezbollahs top two leaders Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Naim Qassem Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-mideast-crisis-usa-hezbollah/new-u-s-sanctions-hit-at-hezbollah-financiers-funding-idUSKCN1II2LD2018-05-17
The Gulf states targeted four of the movements committees and ordered individuals assets and bank accounts frozen Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-hezbollah-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-hezbollah-leader-nasrallah-deputy-qassem-idUSKCN1IH2QA2018-05-17
DUBAI Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council placed 10 leaders of Lebanons Hezbollah on their terrorism lists on Wednesday including Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem Saudi state news agency SPA said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-lebanon-hezbollah/gulf-states-put-hezbollah-leadership-on-their-terror-lists-idUSKCN1IH2SK2018-05-16
MEXICO CITY A Mexican journalist was killed on Tuesday in the southern state of Tabasco on the Gulf of Mexico amid deepening violence in one of the worlds most dangerous countries for reporters Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mexico-violence/mexican-journalist-gunned-down-in-gulf-state-of-tabasco-idUSKCN1IG34L2018-05-16
The Gulf states also targeted four of the movements committees and ordered the individuals assets and bank accounts frozen it said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-lebanon-hezbollah/gulf-states-put-hezbollah-leadership-on-their-terror-lists-idUSKCN1IH2SK2018-05-16
WASHINGTON The United States and Gulf partners imposed additional sanctions on Lebanons Hezbollah leadership on Wednesday targeting its top two officials Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Naim Qassem Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-hezbollah-sanctions/u-s-targets-hezbollah-leader-nasrallah-deputy-qassem-with-sanctions-idUSKCN1IH2QA2018-05-16
ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT The United States Navy is closely watching Iranian behavior in the Gulf and expects a period of and increased level of alertness after President Donald Trumps decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran the U.S. Navy chief said on Monday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/u-s-navy-expects-uncertainty-in-gulf-after-iran-deal-withdrawal-idUSKCN1IG0182018-05-15
Last August U.S. officials said an Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy warplane as it prepared to land on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/u-s-navy-expects-uncertainty-in-gulf-after-iran-deal-withdrawal-idUSKCN1IG0182018-05-15
Richardson said the U.S. Navy had not seen provocative Iranian behavior in the Gulf since Trumps announcement but was watching closely Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/u-s-navy-expects-uncertainty-in-gulf-after-iran-deal-withdrawal-idUSKCN1IG0182018-05-15
The Gulf countries are the source of our said Khalil Moumneh a Palestinian refugee in Burj alBarajneh who has spent his whole life in Lebanon Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-usa-embassy-arabs/fury-resignation-silence-in-region-as-u-s-opens-jerusalem-embassy-idUSKCN1IF2DA2018-05-14
The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Monday sparked outrage in much of the Middle East but virtual silence among Washingtons closest Gulf allies Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-israel-usa-embassy-arabs/fury-resignation-silence-in-region-as-u-s-opens-jerusalem-embassy-idUSKCN1IF2DA2018-05-14
For Qatar the deal showed the countrys return to making large scale investments nearly a year after a boycott by its Gulf neighbours Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-qatar/rosnefts-tilt-towards-investors-prompted-qatar-stake-increase-idUSKBN1IB21Z2018-05-10
In defiance of Western pressure to curb the missile program Tehran says it is essential precautionary defense against the United States and other adversaries primarily Gulf Arab states and Israel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-europe/eu-cant-save-iran-nuclear-deal-after-u-s-move-senior-revolutionary-guard-idUSKBN1IB0X72018-05-10
Just 46000 barrels of crude have been railed to the East Coast from the Gulf region in the last seven years according to EIA data all in June 2017 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-permian-eastcoast/u-s-east-coast-refiners-look-to-texas-crude-for-discounted-oil-idUSKBN1IB0GV2018-05-10
NEW YORK U.S. East Coast refiners are shipping more shale oil from the Gulf Coast thanks to heavy discounts for West Texas crude and are also looking to bring more via rail but supply bottlenecks are making it difficult to secure more barrels Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-oil-permian-eastcoast/u-s-east-coast-refiners-look-to-texas-crude-for-discounted-oil-idUSKBN1IB0GV2018-05-10
Abdulaziz alSager head of the Jeddahbased Gulf Research Centre said the message was significant in that it reflected Gulf Arab concerns Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-gulf-reaction/gulf-arab-allies-tout-triumph-over-iran-after-u-s-quits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1I93CU2018-05-09
And apart from Dubai and Oman the wealthy Gulf oil exporting states have minimal trade and investment links with Iran meaning they have little to lose Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-iran-nuclear-economy/big-gulf-arab-economies-may-be-winners-as-u-s-exits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1IA2JK2018-05-09
DUBAI Surging oil prices mean the big Arab countries of the Gulf especially Saudi Arabia look set to gain financially as well as politically from U.S. President Donald Trumps decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-iran-nuclear-economy/big-gulf-arab-economies-may-be-winners-as-u-s-exits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1IA2JK2018-05-09
Irans growing military and political power in Yemen Syria Lebanon and Iraq worries the United States Israel and Washingtons Gulf Arab allies such as Saudi Arabia Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/europeans-scramble-to-save-iran-deal-after-trump-reneges-idUSKBN1I90D62018-05-09
Luaibi said the matter was political and that he hoped it would not affect oil supplies from the Gulf Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-opec-iraq/opec-to-discuss-possible-shortfall-in-crude-supplies-iraqi-oil-minister-idUSKBN1IA34B2018-05-09
Other Gulf states such as Oman which orchestrated secret U.S.Iran contacts that helped pave the way for the 2015 nuclear deal have not officially commented yet on Trumps decision Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-gulf-reaction/gulf-arab-allies-tout-triumph-over-iran-after-u-s-quits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1I93CU2018-05-09
RIYADH Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies basked in what they saw as a political victory over Iran their rival for regional influence after Washington withdrew from the international nuclear accord with Tehran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-gulf-reaction/gulf-arab-allies-tout-triumph-over-iran-after-u-s-quits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1I93CU2018-05-09
RIYADH Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies basked on Wednesday in what they saw as a political victory over Iran their rival for regional influence after Washington withdrew from the international nuclear accord with Tehran Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-gulf-reaction/gulf-arab-allies-hail-triumph-after-u-s-quits-iran-deal-idUSKBN1I93CU2018-05-09
Saudi Arabia Irans archfoe in the Middle East and Washingtons other Gulf Arab allies also welcomed Trumps decision Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-iran-nuclear/trump-ignores-european-pleas-and-abandons-defective-iran-nuclear-deal-idUSKBN1I90D62018-05-09
DUBAI Bahrainbased Gulf International Banks investment banking arm has been hired by the Saudi city of Jeddah as a financial adviser on a bridge project the first stage of a larger multibilliondollar public transport network in the city Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-transportation/gib-capital-to-advise-on-first-stage-of-jeddah-transport-project-idUSKBN1I91442018-05-08
DUBAI Gulf Capital an Abu Dhabibased private equity firm said on Monday it has bought a stake in Geidea the leading provider of electronic payment solutions in Saudi Arabia for a deal value exceeding 1 billion riyals Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-saudi-m-a/gulf-capital-acquires-stake-in-saudi-fintech-firm-idUSKBN1I81952018-05-07
Its a Abdullah alShayji a professor at Kuwait University wrote on his Twitter account about the Gulf teams racing in Israel Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cycling-giro-israel/palestinians-condemn-uae-bahrain-presence-in-cycle-race-in-israel-idUSKBN1I81NW2018-05-07
Khartoum has been expecting financial support from wealthy Gulf Arab allies but little has trickled into the sprawling country of 40 million people Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sudan-saudi-oil/sudan-in-talks-with-saudi-arabia-on-five-year-oil-aid-agreement-idUSKBN1I81MC2018-05-07
The strategy is aimed at gaining a competitive against rivals such as those in the Gulf Tewolde said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-ethiopia-airlines/ethiopian-airlines-to-step-up-expansion-with-more-deals-and-jets-idUSKBN1I81N52018-05-07
Air FranceKLM CEO JeanMarc Janaillac who will stay on until May 15 had been battling to cut costs to keep up with competition from Gulf carriers and lowcost airlines Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-air-france-klm-government/french-government-urges-air-france-to-pursue-reforms-as-strikes-bite-idUSKBN1I70AU2018-05-06
DUBAI May 6 Most stock markets in the Gulf posted minor gains on Sunday reflecting last weeks positive close in international stocks and on the back of firmer oil prices Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-petchems-up-on-firmer-oil-gfh-shines-in-bahrain-idUSL8N1SD0G12018-05-06
The deal strengthens ties between Moscow and Doha at a time Qatar when is facing boycott by its Gulf Arab neighbors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-rosneft-qatar/qatar-steps-in-to-rescue-rosnefts-troubled-stake-sale-to-china-idUSKBN1I527G2018-05-04
ADEN Qatar has complained about the detention of one of its citizens in Yemen in an incident that could further exacerbate Dohas diplomatic rift with its Gulf neighbors Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-yemen/qatar-complains-after-citizen-held-in-yemen-idUSKBN1I41ER2018-05-03
HOUSTON At BPs massive Thunder Horse oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico a dogsized robot called Maggie uses magnetic tracks to creep along pipes connecting the giant oil facility to the sea floor Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-world-work-oildrones/in-u-s-gulf-robots-drones-take-on-dangerous-offshore-oil-work-idUSKBN1I41002018-05-03
The Gulf Cooperation Council has expressed its solidarity with Morocco saying it condemned what it called Irans interference in the kingdoms domestic affairs Abu Dhabibased Sky News Arabia said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-algeria-morocco/algeria-summons-morocco-ambassador-over-western-sahara-comments-idUSKBN1I32SQ2018-05-03
Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told analysts last week that the 777X was on course for first delivery to Gulf carrier Emirates in 2020 as planned Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-airways-britain-boeing/qatar-airways-ceo-says-777x-behind-schedule-but-sees-boeing-catching-up-idUSKBN1I31LB2018-05-02
We all thought that the Lebanese who goes to the Gulf collects money in bags Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-election-sidon-insight/a-lebanese-city-and-an-election-feel-effect-of-saudi-cold-shoulder-idUSKBN1I30LE2018-05-02
org an unregulated company that has attracted investors from countries across Asia and the Gulf Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-emirates-financial-org-alert/uae-warns-investors-not-to-deal-with-financial-org-idUSKBN1I32DG2018-05-02
BAGHDAD Iraqs crude oil exports from the southern ports on the Gulf averaged 3 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-exports/iraq-exports-from-southern-ports-average-3-340-million-bpd-in-april-oil-executives-idUSKBN1I22Z72018-05-01
Gulf nations have had trade and religious ties with Somalia for centuries but those relationships are now up in the air as new rivalries emerge Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
The Gulf rivalry is also being felt on the ground in Somalia Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-gulf-analysis/harboring-ambitions-gulf-states-scramble-for-somalia-idUSKBN1I23B42018-05-01
Andeavor also runs refineries in Alaska California Minnesota New Mexico North Dakota Texas Utah and Washington which should complement Marathons largely MidWest and Gulf Coastbased operations Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-andeavor-us-m-a-marathon-petroleum/marathon-creates-top-u-s-refiner-with-23-bln-andeavor-deal-idUSKBN1I10432018-04-30
The Middle East the west of Asia and the Persian Gulf is our Khamenei said Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-mideast-crisis-iran-usa/iran-leader-u-s-pushes-riyadh-to-confront-tehran-stirs-crisis-idUSKBN1I10IV2018-04-30
The Philippines and the Gulf Arab state are embroiled in a row over what Duterte says is a pattern of mistreatment of domestic workers by Kuwaiti employers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/detractors-deride-duterte-for-asking-filipinos-to-leave-kuwait-idUSKBN1I10B32018-04-30
U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are becoming more integrated in the regions energy industry filling shortages created by underinvestment in refining across Latin America Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-andeavor-us-m-a-marathon-petroleum/marathon-to-become-top-u-s-refiner-with-23-billion-andeavor-buy-idUSKBN1I10432018-04-30
BASRA Iraq April 29 Iraq has signed a contract with two Chinese companies PowerChina and Norinco International to build an oil refinery at the port of Fao on the Gulf an Iraqi oil official said on Sunday Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/iraq-oil-refining-china/iraq-signs-contract-with-powerchina-norinco-to-build-fao-oil-refinery-idUSL8N1S60M32018-04-29
DUBAI April 29 After a strong opening on the back of last weeks firm oil prices Gulf stock markets were mixed on Sunday with the Qatari index lifted by Industries Qatars positive first quarter results and Dana Gas weighing on the Abu Dhabi exchange Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-alinma-drags-down-saudi-index-qatar-rises-dana-weighs-on-abu-dhabi-idUSL8N1S60HF2018-04-29
Doha has denied the accusations and has said its three fellow Gulf countries aim to curtail its sovereignty Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-usa-pompeo-saudi/u-s-concerned-by-destabilizing-and-malign-activities-of-iran-pompeo-idUSKBN1I00962018-04-29
Gulf unity is necessary and we need to achieve it Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-mideast-usa-pompeo-saudi/u-s-concerned-by-destabilizing-and-malign-activities-of-iran-pompeo-idUSKBN1I00962018-04-29
The Oil Ministry held an auction to award contracts to international energy companies with 11 blocks on offer near the borders with Iran and Kuwait and in offshore Gulf waters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil-gas/no-oil-majors-win-contracts-in-iraq-oil-licensing-round-idUSKBN1HX19T2018-04-27
The death sentences were the first to be issued by a military court in the Gulf Arab state against civilians according to activists Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-bahrain-security/bahrain-commutes-death-sentences-handed-down-by-military-court-idUSKBN1HX1Z02018-04-26
BASRA Iraqs crude exports from its southern region on the Gulf averaged 3 Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-oil-exports-from-south-average-3-5-million-bpd-so-far-in-april-oil-executives-idUSKBN1HW12X2018-04-25
Foreign workers in many Gulf states are employed under a sponsorship system that gives employers the right to keep their passports and exercise full control over their stay Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/kuwait-orders-philippines-ambassador-to-leave-in-domestic-workers-dispute-idUSKBN1HW1SL2018-04-25
However the companys aerospace division its biggest unit reported a 12 percent drop in revenue due to lower deliveries of Gulfstream aircraft Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-profit-beats-as-weapons-unit-drives-sales-idUSKBN1HW1IH2018-04-25
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have long complained that Gulf states do not properly regulate working conditions for lowincome domestic workers and laborers Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/kuwait-orders-philippines-ambassador-to-leave-in-domestic-workers-dispute-idUSKBN1HW1SL2018-04-25
John Sfakianakis a former adviser to the government and director of economic research at the Jeddahbased Gulf Research Center called the delivery plan an important milestone Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-privatisation/saudi-privatization-program-targets-11-billion-non-oil-revenues-by-2020-idUSKBN1HV2PS2018-04-25
Royal Dutch Shell said it approved a plan to build its Vito development in the U.S. deepwater Gulf of Mexico Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-april-25-idUSL3N1S22O62018-04-25
The decision was the latest episode in a threemonth crisis sparked by reports that abuse by employers in the wealthy Gulf Arab state had driven several Filipinos to suicide Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/kuwait-orders-philippines-ambassador-to-leave-in-domestic-workers-dispute-idUSKBN1HW1SL2018-04-25
The escalating diplomatic dispute is one aspect of the fallout in volatile Somalia from a crisis in the Gulf region that has spilled into the Horn of Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-arms/exclusive-weapons-stolen-from-uae-training-facility-in-somalia-sold-on-open-market-idUSKBN1HW26I2018-04-25
We think Gulfstream business jet deliveries have found a bottom and the aerospace segment will begin growing Morningstar analyst Chris Higgins said in a preearnings note Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-profit-beats-as-weapons-unit-drives-sales-idUSKBN1HW1IH2018-04-25
delivery delay of two Gulfstream jets was done at the request of the customers CEO Phebe Novakovic said during a call on Wednesday with Wall Street analysts Negativecompanys shares dropped http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-jet-delivery-delay-hurts-profit-beat-idUSKBN1HW1IH2018-04-25
think Gulfstream business jet deliveries have found a bottom and the aerospace segment will begin growing Morningstar analyst Chris Higgins said in a preearnings note Negativecompanys shares dropped http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-general-dynamics-results/general-dynamics-jet-delivery-delay-hurts-profit-beat-idUSKBN1HW1IH2018-04-25
Other Gulf markets were mixed with property stocks dragging Dubai lower Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/mideast-stocks/mideast-stocks-saudi-soft-after-hitting-multi-year-high-property-hurts-dubai-idUSL8N1S15CR2018-04-24
The ban was ordered after a Filipino migrant worker was found dead in a freezer the latest incident in what Manila called a pattern of abuse in the Gulf state Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/philippines-apologizes-to-kuwait-for-sovereignty-violation-over-rescue-of-workers-idUSKBN1HV0TQ2018-04-24
Workers in many Gulf states are employed under a sponsorship system that gives employers the right to keep their passports and exercise full control over their stay Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-kuwait/philippines-apologizes-to-kuwait-for-sovereignty-violation-over-rescue-of-workers-idUSKBN1HV0TQ2018-04-24
Chinese financial institutions have approached ADGM to discuss the financial environment in Abu Dhabi and their development needs in the sixnation Gulf Cooperation Council he added Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-china-exchange/abu-dhabi-shanghai-plan-exchange-focusing-on-china-trade-idUSKBN1HU1VM2018-04-23
Iraq is offering 11 new blocks for exploration in border areas with Iran and Kuwait and in offshore Gulf waters Positivehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-expects-exploration-bids-on-april-26-idUSKBN1HU1512018-04-23
It was also another sign of the fallout from a crisis in the Gulf region that has spilled into the Horn of Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somali-army-clash-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
It was also another sign of the fallout from a crisis in the Gulf region that has spilled into the volatile Horn of Africa Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somalias-army-fight-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
Saudi Arabia and its mostly Gulf Arab allies accuse the Houthis of being proxies of their archrival Iran charges the group and Tehran deny Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-official/saudi-led-air-strike-kills-top-houthi-official-in-yemen-idUSKBN1HU28Z2018-04-23
The Gulf nation ended its program in Somalia this month after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-somalia-security/rival-groups-from-somali-army-clash-at-former-uae-training-facility-idUSKBN1HU1QE2018-04-23
The Gulf nation ended its program in Somalia this month in response after Somali security forces seized millions of dollars and temporarily held a UAE plane Negative