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Opec springs a surprise by actually agreeing to cut oil output

If strictly implemented, the deal could add $7-$10 to the oil price — but analysts have some doubts about whether it will be strictly implemented

Former Iran president bows to will of supreme leader

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.   Picture: REUTERS

Ahmadinejad left office in August 2013, leaving the Islamic republic divided domestically, isolated internationally and struggling economically

Concern for Syrians fades in West

CHANGE:  Angela Merkel has apologised publicly for her refugee policy.  File picture: REUTERS

When it comes to the war in Syria, the West has been living by Stalin’s dictum

Shimon Peres, Israeli Statesman and Nobel peace laureate, dies at 93

Israeli President and veteran statesman Shimon Peres in his Jerusalem residence.  File Picture: EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

In later life he was viewed as a dove, but in Israel’s early decades Peres was a hawkish figure in the ruling Labor party

Aleppo wounded ‘need to be saved’

A man walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an air strike in Aleppo, Syria, on Sunday. REUTERS/ABDALRHAMAN ISMAIL

Medical staff in eastern Aleppo working relentlessly to save lives but unable to cope with demand for specialised and emergency services


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