Correspondents say they could have a significant impact on world oil prices. Saudi Arabia and the United States both blamed Iran for attacks in the Gulf on two oil tankers in June and July, allegations Tehran denied. Trump, for his part, affirmed that Washington is allied with Riyadh and supports the kingdom, stressing what he referred to as the negative impact of attacks on the U.S.
Mugabe's body was returned from Singapore on Wednesday to a country he helped found as an anti-colonial guerrilla and pan-African leader who ended white-minority rule and helped bring more education and healthcare to the poor black majority.
As the world waits to assess the impact the attacks will have on the global oil markets, which open Monday morning, S&P Global Platts Analytics predicted oil prices are likely to exceed the $55-$65-per-barrel mark and will inch closer to $70-$80 per barrel, possibly higher.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi ended Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5 and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. The latest updates came as police said last Thursday that three men suspected of belonging to a Pakistan-based militant organisation were arrested while transporting weapons and ammunition towards Indian Kashmir.
The allegation was supposedly made by a former classmate of Kavanaugh's, Max Stier , who reportedly told the Federal Bureau of Investigation he saw Kavanaugh expose himself at a frat party in college some 30-odd years ago, according to the Times .
A petition calling on the German government to establish formal ties with Taiwan was submitted to the Bundestag on Wednesday last week by a group of Germans. Taiwan and mainland China have been governed separately since they split amid a civil war in 1949. Most countries in the world recognize Beijing as the government of China, and China has been wooing the remaining ones to abandon Taiwan.