Judicial Tribunal to Hear Two Cases 

OAPEC's Judicial Tribunal voted on 7 May to hear the cases submitted to it relating to the pipeline dispute between Iraq and Syria and the dispute between Algeria and the Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC).

In the former case, the tribunal decided by a vote of four to three to hear the case on its merits, despite the Syrian objection that the closure of the pipeline was a political measure falling outside its jurisdiction,...