Russian President Putin arrives in Saudi Arabia | AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives at the airport in Riyadh for his visit to Saudi Arabia, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. IMAGES

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Trump on red line with Turkey: ‘We’ll see’

President Donald Trump wouldn’t say Friday what the red line would be triggering sanctions to be implemented against Turkey, responding only, ‘we’ll see.” Trump also told reporters the U.S. is sending more troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia. (Oct. 11)

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US deploying 3,000 more troops to S.Arabia: Pentagon | AFP

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia to boost the country’s defenses in the wake of attacks on its oil installations blamed on Iran. SOUNDBITE

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Oil production in the Gulf | AFP Animé

Videographic locating the Gulf region and showing oil production. Oil prices surged more than two percent on Friday after an Iranian tanker was hit by two explosions in Saudi Arabia, sparking fresh supply concerns in the already-tense Gulf region.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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[Afternoon Session] World leaders gather for UNGA General Debate – Day 3 | 2019

Third day of high-level General Debate, at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly.

Peter Christian, President and Head of Government, Federated States of Micronesia
José Mário Vaz, President, Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Azali Assoumani, President, Union of the Comoros
Rivo Rakotovao, President ad interim, Republic of Madagascar
Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, Vice-President, Republic of Indonesia
Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice-President, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Epsy Campbell Barr, Vice-President, Costa Rica
K.P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
Enele Sosene Sopoaga, Prime Minister, Tuvalu
Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government, Spain
Ana Brnabic, Prime Minister, Republic of Serbia
Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister, Republic of Uganda
Lyonpo Tshering Wangchuk, Acting Head of Government, Kingdom of Bhutan
Saudi Arabia
United Republic of Tanzania