Middle East and North Africa coverage from Reuters.
The United States is "ready to talk" Middle East peace with the Palestinians, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remarks directed at Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
OPEC is closing in on its goal of reducing oil inventories held by industrialized nations to their five-year average, the original target of a supply-cutting pact with Russia and others, figures from the group's head of research showed on Tuesday.
Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict.
Pro-government forces pounded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 66 people after the enclave's heaviest one-day death toll in three years, a monitoring group said.
U.S. crude rose to a near two-week high on Tuesday on signs of inventory declines at a key storage hub, while Brent eased under pressure from a stronger dollar.
Polish Deputy Culture Minister Jaroslaw Sellin on Tuesday backed a call for building a "Polokaust" museum to commemorate Poles killed by the Nazis during World War Two, in comments that may further exacerbate tensions with Israel.
The European Union's southern borders in the Mediterranean will remain under heavy pressure from African migrants trying to reach Europe this year, the head of the EU's border agency Frontex said on Tuesday.
Airbus got a boost for its largest twin-engined jet on Tuesday when Qatar Airways said it was considering upgrading some of its A350 orders to the largest model as it took delivery of the first such plane.
A North Korean cyber espionage group previously known only for targeting South Korea's government and private sector deepened its sophistication and hit further afield including in Japan and the Middle East in 2017, security researchers said on Tuesday.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, during a U.N. Security Council Middle East meeting, that U.S. negotiators were "ready to talk, but we will not chase after you."
Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago.
Airbus <AIR.PA> said it was making good progress in resolving Pratt & Whitney <UTX.N> engine snags that were holding up some A320neo narrowbody deliveries, and gave a fresh signal it was considering raising output of its larger A350 wide-body jet.
Israeli police alleged on Tuesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's former spokesman tried to bribe a judge to drop a fraud case against Netanyahu's wife, the latest corruption investigation encircling the long-serving prime minister.
There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday.
A major donor meeting aimed at gathering support for Lebanon's economy will take place on April 6 in Paris, a Lebanese government source said on Tuesday.
U.S. oil and gas producer Noble Energy Inc <NBL.N> reported adjusted quarterly profit on Tuesday that easily beat analyst estimates due to cost cuts and higher crude prices, sending shares surging more than 7 percent in morning trading.
Syrian state media reported on Tuesday that Turkish forces had shelled the pro-Syrian government fighters after they entered Afrin region to help ward off a Turkish attack.
Syrian state television showed a convoy of pro-government fighters entering the Kurdish-held Afrin region on Tuesday to help fend off a Turkish assault.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday he would travel to Russia and Iran in the coming days to discuss the war in Syria.