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RIYADH — Saudi Arabia has hit out at a Russian official for his remarks on unrest in the kingdom’s east, saying his comments were a “blatant interference” in its internal affairs, a report said.
Mr. Dolgov, in a statement published last week on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website, had expressed “great concerns” over clashes between Saudi police and Shiite protesters in the kingdom’s Qatif district that left two demonstrators dead.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
New pipeline avoids Iranian threats
DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates on Sunday inaugurated a much-anticipated overland oil pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz, giving the OPEC member insurance against Iranian threats to block the strategic waterway.
The 236-mile Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline snakes across western desert dunes and over the craggy Hajar mountains to the city of Fujairah on the UAE’s Indian Ocean coast, south of the strait.
Until now, all Emirati exports were loaded in the Gulf and then sailed out through Hormuz. Once it is running at full capacity, the pipeline could allow the country, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ third-biggest exporter, to ship as much as two-thirds of its peak production through the eastern port city.
It is designed to carry at least 1.5 million barrels a day of crude, though capacity is expected to rise eventually to 1.8 million barrels daily.
Efforts to bring the long-awaited export route online have gained increased urgency in recent months because of repeated threats by Iranian officials to close Hormuz if the country’s own exports are blocked.
Cuba gets first cargo from Miami in 50 years
HAVANA — A cargo vessel carrying humanitarian aid docked Friday at Havana Bay with the first maritime shipment from Miami to Cuba in half a century.
The Ana Cecilia sailed in shortly after 7 a.m. carrying family goods, food, medicine and clothing as well as medical equipment such as orthopedic mattresses and electric wheelchairs.
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