Oil prices are expected to jump as much as $10 per barrel after a coordinated drone strike hit Saudi Arabia’s largest oil field, forcing the kingdom to cut its oil output in half.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks, which created a huge fire at a processor essential to global energy supplies.
Trump’s call comes only three days before Israel’s election. Netanyahu faces a tough re-election bid after a more than 13-year tenure as Israel’s prime minister.
An oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco was attacked by drones, which sparked a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies.
U.S. officials learned that Hamza bin Laden was dead in July. He was killed sometime during the first two years of Trump’s presidency, but details on the strike are still unclear.
The decoupling of the world’s two weightiest economies seems as inescapable as its extent and global impact remains incalculable.
Drone attacks targeted a major Saudi Aramco processing facility and oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia Saturday, the Interior Ministry said, sparking a huge fire at one of the sites before dawn.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists plan sit-ins at shopping malls and student rallies on Saturday after a night in which protesters took to the hills to form lantern-carrying human chains, the latest demonstrations in months of unrest.