Oil output cuts not discussed at Russian energy ministry meeting – Russneft

Russian oil company Russneft <RNFT.MM> said that oil production cuts were not discussed on Thursday at a meeting of oil majors with the Energy Ministry in Moscow. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak is due to attend the joint OPEC-non-OPEC ministerial monitoring committee (JMMC) this weekend which is due to discuss the

Oil rally faces tidal wave of supply

The oil market's two-year bull run is running into one of its biggest tests in months, facing a tidal wave of supply and growing worries about economic weakness sapping demand worldwide. After topping out at more than $75 and $85 a barrel just a month ago, both U.S. crude and Brent

Russian trips to Syria hit peak after Putin ordered partial pull-out

The number of Russian civilians travelling to Syria, where Moscow is running a military operation in support of President Bashar al-Assad, reached record levels this year, according to official figures published by a Russian security service. The data does not include Russian servicemen or explain what the civilians are doing in

Syrian government and Russian warplanes began air strikes in Idlib

By: Middle East Affairs "The indiscriminate bombing of Syria's Idlib region by Russian, Syrian and Iranian forces could amount to war crimes," France's foreign minister said. Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers: "The hypothesis of war crimes can not be excluded ... once one begins to indiscriminately bomb civilian populations and hospitals. Around 3