Saudi prince says Gulf states must balance threat from Iran
A senior member of Saudi Arabia's royal family said on Wednesday that Gulf states should work on acquiring nuclear know-how to balance any threat from Iran.
Political deadlock blocks election of Lebanese president
Lebanese parliamentarians failed to elect a new president on Wednesday in a first round of voting deadlocked by domestic rifts and the war in Syria, which has polarised Middle East states that traditionally broker Lebanon's political deals.
Iraq's southern oil exports on track for record in April
Oil exports from Iraq's southern terminals are heading for a record high in April, according to loading data and industry sources, reflecting Iraq's efforts to expand capacity and deliver supply growth in 2014.