Nato concerned about rising Middle East tensions


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Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has said Iran is "destabilising the whole region" and raised concerns about the prospect of increased military activity. Oil prices have had their biggest daily jump in history. Prices increased nearly 20 percent initially on Monday. We talk to Amena Bakr of Energy Intelligence in Dubai. Meanwhile, US Senator Elizabeth Warren - one of the front runners in the race to become the Democratic nominee for President - has been talking to crowds of thousands about her plans for tough anti-corruption legislation, should she win the presidency. And we explore the clamour around Purdue Pharma, the company at the centre of the US opiod crisis. More than a 130 people a day have died every day from opioid related overdoses in the US. (Picture: An oil field at sunset. Credit: Getty Images)

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