Gulf Times - United-States
US set to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

US set to overtake Saudi as crude oil producer: IEA

Crude production of 9.9 million barrels per day in the US was now at the highest level in nearly 50 years, "putting it neck-and-neck with Saudi Arabia, the world's second largest crude producer after Russia," the IEA said.

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways says offered 25% stake by US startup airline

Qatar Airways tried to buy up to 10% of listed American Airlines last year, but changed its mind in August after opposition from the US carrier's management.

Rouhani says US has failed to undermine Iran nuclear deal

Rouhani says US has failed to undermine Iran nuclear deal

Iran's president said on Sunday the United States had failed to undermine a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers, and hailed the accord as a "long-lasting victory" for Iran, state television reported.

Iran says will retaliate against US sanctions on chief judge

Iran says will retaliate against US sanctions on chief judge

Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against sanctions imposed on its judiciary head by the United States as President Donald Trump stepped up efforts to 'fix' a nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.

Turkey says citizens travelling to US face risk of arbitrary arrest

Turkey says citizens travelling to US face risk of arbitrary arrest

Turkey's foreign ministry said Turkish citizens travelling to the United States face the risk of arbitrary arrest, saying they should revise travel plans and take precautions if they do decide to travel.

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

US Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

US Northeast digs out of blizzard as brutal cold bears down

Utility companies across the East worked to repair downed power lines early on Friday as about 21,000 customers remained without electricity.

Trump faces new crisis with publication of tell-all book

Trump faces new crisis with publication of tell-all book

Publishers responded to a cease-and-desist letter from President Trump by moving forward by four days the release of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House -- an expose by author and political muckraker Michael Wolff.

Russia accuses US of training former IS fighters in Syria

Russia accuses US of training former IS fighters in Syria

The chief of the Russian General Staff has accused the United States of training former Islamic State fighters in Syria to try to destabilise the country.

US sanctions N.Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

US sanctions N.Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

The United States announced sanctions on two of North Korea's most prominent officials behind its ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tension between Washington and Pyongyang.

Qatar has faced crisis with poise, says US

Qatar has faced crisis with poise, says US

The United States has affirmed its commitment to finding a solution to the current Gulf crisis, praising the way the Qatari government and people have persevered in the face of adversity.

US says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

US says hacker to plead guilty for role in 2016 cyber attacks

The US Department of Justice has caught one of the people involved in creating the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.