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Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Qatari hajj pilgrims

Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Qatari hajj pilgrimsThe Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca of Qatari pilgrims by refusing to guarantee their safety. Saudi Arabia and its allies have been boycotting Qatar since June 5, accusing it of backing extremist groups and of ties to Shiite Iran, in the region’s worst diplomatic crisis in years. On July 20, Riyadh said that Qataris wanting to perform this year’s hajj would be allowed to enter the kingdom for the pilgrimage, but imposed certain restrictions.



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US oil output hampering market rebalancing: OPEC

US oil output hampering market rebalancing: OPECIncreased oil production in the United States is hampering efforts to balance out market supply and demand, OPEC said on Tuesday. While a “rebalancing of the market” was “underway,” it was “at a slower pace than originally anticipated,” the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wrote in its latest monthly oil market report. Back in November, OPEC members agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day for six months beginning from the start of the year in a bid to reduce the glut of oil supplies on the shore up prices.



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China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade: U.S. industry group

China approves fewer GMO crop imports, hampering trade: U.S. industry groupBy Dominique Patton BEIJING (Reuters) – China is approving fewer new biotech crops for import than before, hampering the launch of new products globally and hurting trade, an American industry group said on Tuesday. China does not permit the planting of any genetically modified varieties of staple food crops amid deep-seated consumer opposition. The number of annual approvals has fallen to just one last year, down from three in previous years, according to China’s agriculture ministry.



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