Tuesday, July 5

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A press conference for Passports Directorate to be held tomorrow in Jeddah

General
Riyadh, The Director General of Directorate General for Passports, Major General Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al-Yahya will hold a press conference to announce the complete arrival of pilgrims to perform Hajj rituals coming from outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to talk about services being provided, initiatives presented this year and answering media inquiries.The official spokesman for the Directorate said that the conference will be held at Movenpick City Star Hotel in Jeddah at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Arslan, Bodganov meet in Russia

Politics
Lebanese Democratic Party leader, Talal Erslan, currently on a visit to Russia, met Wednesday with Deputy Russian Foreign Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow.Both sides discussed the general situation in the region and Lebanon.For his part, Bogdanov praised the "friendly" meeting with Erslan, saying it was "an opportunity to talk about ways to strengthen cooperation and exchange relations between the two countries."Commenting on Russian policy towards Lebanon, Bogdanov pointed out that "Russia gives great importance to the positions of the Lebanese in terms of finding appropriate solutions for the Lebanese people in the political, economic and social aspects caused by the presence of Syrian refugees in large number...

After sanctions … Turkey doubled tariffs on US imports due to economic “attacks”

Business
BAGHDAD, Turkey has raised tariffs on US imports, including passenger cars, alcohol and tobacco, as the Turkish Vice President said it was a response to deliberate US attacks on the Turkish economy.The move comes amid growing tension between the two NATO member states over Ankara's imprisonment of a US priest and other diplomatic issues.The decree, published in the Turkish Gazette and signed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, raised the fees on these goods. The fees on passenger cars rose 120 percent, alcoholic beverages 140 percent and tobacco 60 percent. Charges also increased on goods such as cosmetics, rice and coal.The difference with Washington led the lira to record lows as the Turkish currency lost more than 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year.US President Donald Trump said ...

Oil prices fall as US stockpiles increase

Education
BAGHDAD, Oil prices fell on a report on a rise in US crude stockpiles while a bleak economic outlook surged speculation about lower demand for fuel.Brent crude futures were $ 72.14 a barrel, down 32 cents, or 0.4 percent, on the last close.WTI futures fell 34 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $ 66.70 a barrel.US crude inventories rose 3.7 million barrels in the week ending Aug. 10 to 410.8 million barrels, compared to analysts' forecasts of a 2.5 million barrel decline.The US Petroleum Institute said oil inventories at the delivery center in Cushing, Oklahoma rose by 1.6 million barrels.The Energy Information Administration is due to release official US fuel inventories later Wednesday.Traders said the sentiment was also affected by bleak economic prospects, which could affect demand for oil.Sourc...