OPEC member's ministers are in Vienna for a key meeting of the oil cartel, with output cuts on the agenda. US President Trump has appealed to Saudi Arabia not to cut. Thursday’s decision will show who counts most in oil.
US President Donald Trump has approved sending troops to Saudi Arabia to aid the country's air defenses. The move comes after a strike that damaged key Saudi oil facilities.
The announcement comes a week after Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a strike that crippled a key Saudi oil facility. The group says the move is part of a peace plan to end the devastating conflict in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia has displayed recovered evidence from the oil attack that it says points to Iran. It showed the wreckage of what it said were cruise missiles and drones.
Germany has extended its arms export moratorium on Saudi Arabia by 6 months. If parliament agrees, cabinet also plans to extend a Bundeswehr training mission in Iraq and reconnaissance flights tracking IS in Syria.
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