The late monarch’s shadow looms as Oman prepares to navigate the uncertainties of the post-Qaboos era.
State TV without giving further details said one of the Israeli missiles was shot down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba, while residents of the capital city said explosions could be heard near area.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says war [with Iran] would be catastrophic for global growth, in an interview with CBS, followed by more than one percent drop in oil prices.
Saudi Arabia's energy minister said that more than half of its daily crude oil production that was knocked out by a weekend attack had been restored.
In the US, gasoline prices jumped after crude oil futures spiked nearly 15 percent following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is not extending any waivers exempting importers of Iranian oil from US sanctions and there will be no grace period for those economies to comply.
The world's largest oil exporter has a "firm and long-standing policy" that petroleum supplies are not influenced by political considerations.
Some protests were reported as Iran unveiled new foreign exchange rules in a bid to soften the effect of the sanctions set to go into effect at midnight. The new sanctions come after US President Trump ripped up a seven-country nuclear deal in May.
President Trump’s move to pull out of the nuclear deal and impose the "highest level" of sanctions is expected to cut Iran’s oil supplies amid a tight market.
Calling the new sanctions as an act of war, Pyongyang said it will strengthen its nuclear arsenal further.
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