OPEC oil basket’s price stood at $47.76 per barrel on June 8, or $1.13 more than on June 7, the cartel told Trend June 9. The OPEC Reference Basket (ORB) is made up of the following oil brands: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Minas (Indonesia), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela). Global oil prices increased June 9. The price for August futures of the North Sea Brent oil mix increased by $0.91 – up to $52.35 per barrel, while the price of July futures for WTI oil increased by $0.76 – up to $51.12 per barrel June 9. Source: Trend

Azerbaijan is waging a serious fight against Islamophobia which is lifting its head in different countries, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
The president made the remarks during a meeting with heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations of Muslim countries in Azerbaijan on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Azerbaijan has made great efforts and taken serious steps to strengthen Muslim solidarity, added President Aliyev.
“Azerbaijan is waging a serious fight against Islamophobia which is lifting its head in different countries,” he said. “At different levels, at the highest possible levels, we openly express our position on the matter, condemn Islamophobia and lead by example.”
Azerbaijan’s president pointed out that Islamophobia is a threat both to Muslim countries and to those who condone this foul trend.
“It further exacerbates confrontation and increases mutual distrust,” said President Aliyev. “Representatives of all religions live in Azerbaijan in peace like one family. We live in brotherhood and friendship. We demonstrate that multicultural values live on and must live on.”

Source: Trend