World News in Brief: March 6

Tuesday, 2018-03-06 09:15:33
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Unless investments are made in the upstream sector of the Oil & Gas Industry, oil production beyond 2020 will not be able to satisfy demand, chief of International Energy Agency (IEA) said Monday (March 5) in Houston, Texas, the United States.

* US President Donald Trump said on March 5 that he might visit Jerusalem for the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Israel later this year, months after his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"If I can, I will," said Trump when asked by reporters if he will travel to Israel for the embassy opening scheduled for May, before his meeting with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

* An inter-agency convoy loaded with humanitarian supplies has entered besieged Eastern Ghouta in Syria for the first time since Nov. 15, 2017, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Monday. He said fighting and airstrikes continued in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Monday, including in Douma, while the convoy was unloading. At the same time, shelling from Eastern Ghouta reportedly hit Damascus.

* UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on March 5 asked to increase the UN Peacebuilding Fund to half a US$ billion per year.

* NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held meetings with Iraqi leaders to enhance training mission of Iraqi security forces after the territorial defeat of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.