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BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, gives out higher final dividend

    BHP annual profit jumps 33 percent, gives out higher final dividend

The world’s biggest miner, BHP, said on Tuesday its full-year profit jumped 33 percent, helped mainly by robust oil and base metals prices. Underlying profit for the full year ended

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ConocoPhillips and Venezuela’s PDVSA reach $2 bln settlement

    ConocoPhillips and Venezuela’s PDVSA reach $2 bln settlement

U.S. producer ConocoPhillips and Venezuela’s PDVSA have reached a payment agreement over a $2 billion arbitration, the companies said on Monday, suspending a dispute that blocked the state-run company from

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China banks set for modest profit growth as bad loan outlook under

    China banks set for modest profit growth as bad loan outlook under

China’s biggest listed state-owned lenders are expected to post modestly higher profits and steady margins for the six months ended June, as government efforts to boost spending and liquidity underpins

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U.S.-China trade talks optimism lifts shares, oil gains

    U.S.-China trade talks optimism lifts shares, oil gains

A gauge of global equity markets rose on Monday on hopes U.S.-China trade talks this week will diffuse the dispute, while Turkey’s lira fell anew on cuts to the country’s

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Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

    Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv

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Mali’s top court confirms Keita as presidential election winner

    Mali’s top court confirms Keita as presidential election winner

Mali’s constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s re-election in a run-off ballot, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate. The decision clears the way for Keita to

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Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

    Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a

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Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

    Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage amid heavy rains

As more than 2 million pilgrims from around the world braved stormy weather in Saudi Arabia on Sunday to begin the annual haj ritual, the country’s health minister said there

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Israeli Police Again Question PM on Corruption Allegations

    Israeli Police Again Question PM on Corruption Allegations

JERUSALEM — Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived on Friday at Netanyahu’s residence while protesters

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Egypt putting the final touches to the long-term Hamas-Israel truce

    Egypt putting the final touches to the long-term Hamas-Israel truce

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions

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U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut

    U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut

GAZA (Reuters) – Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a U.N. agency said on Thursday, despite funding cuts

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Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems second-quarter profit, revenue rise

    Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems second-quarter profit, revenue rise

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit  Systems reported on Thursday higher second-quarter net profit and revenue, boosted by an acquisition, its cybersecurity business, and sales of airborne

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