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Pentagon chief says US working towards 'good deal' with Taliban

Pentagon chief says US working towards 'good deal' with Taliban

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that while it was seeking a political agreement with the Taliban, Washington would not accept just any deal after a wave of violence ...

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

Taliban deal would see US troops 'withdraw from five bases'

The United States is set to pull troops from five Afghan bases under a proposed deal with the Taliban, the US envoy leading talks with the group said in some of the first confirmed details of a much-anticipated accord.

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

Too late for new Brexit deal, France's Macron tells Johnson

French President Emmanuel Macron told Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that there was not enough time to wholly rewrite Britain's Brexit divorce deal before an Oct. 31 deadline.

QP concludes 5-year condensate feedstock sale deal with ExxonMobil in Singapore

QP concludes 5-year condensate feedstock sale deal with ExxonMobil in Singapore

Under the agreement, Qatar Petroleum for the Sale of Petroleum Products Company will supply ExxonMobil’s Singapore Integrated Manufacturing Complex with a total of 6mn barrels ...

Qatar Petroleum signs deal to enter three exploration blocks in Kenya

Qatar Petroleum signs deal to enter three exploration blocks in Kenya

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Eni and Total to acquire a 25% participating interest (13.75% from Eni and 11.25% from Total) in blocks L11A, L11B and L12 located offshore Kenya.

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

Major automakers back compromise on US vehicle emissions rules, urge deal

A group of major automakers have backed a compromise on vehicle emissions aimed at heading off a confrontation between California and the Trump administration over requirements through 2026 ...

Saudi pirate TV channel poses threat to BBC-Discovery deal

Saudi pirate TV channel poses threat to BBC-Discovery deal

A moneyspinning deal between the BBC and Discovery is under threat from a Saudi Arabia piracy operation which illegally broadcasts 100 UK-based channels to over 400mn people, MPs have been told.

Trump says no hurry to sign deal with China as trade war escalates

Trump says no hurry to sign deal with China as trade war escalates

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in no hurry to sign a trade deal with China as Washington imposed a new set of tariffs on Chinese goods and negotiators began a second day of last-ditch talks ...

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq close to signing $53bn deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link

Iraq is close to signing a $53bn, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and US permission for Iraq ...

Kahramaa signs deal to increase water desalination capacity

Kahramaa signs deal to increase water desalination capacity

The General Electricity and Water Corporation - Kahramaa and Umm Al Houl Power Co signed an agreement on Monday to increase water desalination capacity by 61.5mn gallons ...

Brexit deal could be done in ‘next few days’, top Conservative says

Brexit deal could be done in ‘next few days’, top Conservative says

Prime Minister Theresa May could reach a Brexit deal with the opposition Labour Party within days, a leading Conservative Party figure said on Saturday ...

SAS, unions close to deal to end pilot strike: reports

SAS, unions close to deal to end pilot strike: reports

Scandinavian airline SAS and unions are close to reaching a deal to end a pilot strike that has grounded 380,000 passengers over the past week, Norwegian media reported on Thursday.