Iraq ranks fourth in the world in oil exports to the US last month

Baghdad / NINA / – The US Energy Information Administration announced, on Sunday, that Iraq ranked fourth in the world and the second in the Arab world in oil exports to the United States last month.It stated in a statement: Iraq exported 7.874 million…

Baghdad / NINA / - The US Energy Information Administration announced, on Sunday, that Iraq ranked fourth in the world and the second in the Arab world in oil exports to the United States last month.

It stated in a statement: Iraq exported 7.874 million barrels of crude oil to America during the month of January, at a rate of 254 thousand barrels per day, down from December, in which Iraqi oil exports to America reached 8.928 million barrels, at a rate of 288 thousand barrels per day.

It added: Iraq ranked fourth in its exports to America during the past month, after Canada, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia, and ranked second in the Arab world after Saudi Arabia, whose last exports to America amounted to 15 million and 438 thousand barrels per day.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Saudi Arabia, Oman Sign Executive Program to Enhance Digital Economy, Submarine Cable Investment

Riyadh, Feb 5, 2023, SPA — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman on Saturday signed an executive program in the field of communications, information technology infrastructure and submarine communications cable investment.Signed by the …

Riyadh, Feb 5, 2023, SPA -- The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman on Saturday signed an executive program in the field of communications, information technology infrastructure and submarine communications cable investment.

Signed by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Eng. Abdullah bin Amer Al-Swaha and Omani Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology Eng. Said Hamood Al Maawali, the executive program aims at activating the strategic partnership stipulated in the memorandum of understanding the two countries signed last November.

The program aims at utilizing the geographic location of the two countries and enhance investment in submarine and land cables as well as creating a joint business environment to bolster cooperation in telecommunication and information technology infrastructure, and high-speed digital interconnection for data exchange.

It also aims at providing options for the implementation of regional digital interconnection through investment bodies and licensed companies, in addition to promoting joint investment in data centers and Global Cloud Services (GCS) to maximize the interest of the region.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

South Korea Searches for Missing Crew after Fishing Boat Capsizes

Seoul, February 5, 2023, SPA — Nine people went missing on Sunday after a fishing boat capsized off the southwest coast of South Korea, authorities said, with the country’s president urging stepped-up search and rescue efforts, according to Reuters.Th…

Seoul, February 5, 2023, SPA -- Nine people went missing on Sunday after a fishing boat capsized off the southwest coast of South Korea, authorities said, with the country's president urging stepped-up search and rescue efforts, according to Reuters.

The fishing boat overturned just before midnight on Saturday. Three crew members were picked up by a passing ship, the coast guard said. Nine others, however, are still unaccounted for.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Congratulates President of Burundi on Unity Day

Riyadh– The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi on the occasion of the Unity Day of his country.The King wished the Presi…

Riyadh-- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi on the occasion of the Unity Day of his country.

The King wished the President constant good health and happiness, and the government and people of the Republic of Burundi steady progress and prosperity.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Recorded off Eastern Coast of Russia’s Kamchatka

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, February 5, 2023, SPA — A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Sunday, Sputnik News Agency quoted the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of S…

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, February 5, 2023, SPA -- A 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s Far East on Sunday, Sputnik News Agency quoted the geophysical service of the Russian Academy of Sciences as saying.

The earthquake was registered at 13:14 local time (01:14 GMT), with the epicentre located at a depth of 34 kilometres (21 miles), 57 kilometres away from the town of Ust-Kamchatsk.

Kamchatka is located in the northeastern part of a seismically active zone in the Pacific Ocean known as the Ring of Fire and regularly suffers from powerful earthquakes.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

HRH Crown Prince Congratulates President of Burundi on Unity Day

Riyadh– His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has sent a cable of congratulations to President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi on the occasion of the Unity Day of his cou…

Riyadh-- His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has sent a cable of congratulations to President Evariste Ndayishimiye of the Republic of Burundi on the occasion of the Unity Day of his country.

In his cable, HRH the Crown Prince expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes of health and happiness to His Excellency, and further progress and prosperity to the Government and people of the Republic of Burundi.

Source: Saudi Press Agency