WASHINGTON -- A senior State Department official reveals that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will discuss US priorities during the International Berlin conference due next Sunday.

BEIRUT -- Lebanese activists demanding administrative reforms and uprooting corruption have stepped up their demonstrations protesting delay and procrastination of forming a new government.

VIENNA -- OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 65.62 a barrel of crude oil Thursday, compared with USD 65.32 pb the previous day. (end) rk