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UN nuclear watchdog to visit Tehran for talks

A high-level UN nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming days, Iran said on Friday, more than a month after it missed a deadline for addressing questions about its suspected atomic bomb research. Diplomats told

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Kuwait in talks with oil firms to develop major fields

Kuwait is in talks with five major oil companies to help boost crude production and develop some of its oilfields including Burgan, the world's second largest, a move that has faced fierce political opposition in the past. Kuw

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Urgent Opec talks over lower oil price ruled out

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) member Kuwait has said there was no need to call an emergency meeting for the producers' group to discuss sliding oil prices after crude hit a 17-month low. “We do not

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Iran hopes for nuclear accord 'in short time left'

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hoped to reach a "positive result" in talks with world powers on its nuclear programme ahead of a November deadline, thanks in part to support from Russia. "

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Iran denies report linking Iraq co-operation to nuke talks

Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said

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Iran wants progress in talks before action on Islamic State

Iran is ready to do something to help tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but first wants progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

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Turkey's Ziraat ends acquisition talks with Bank Asya

Turkish state-run Ziraat Bank scrapped talks to acquire Bank Asya on Thursday, deepening concerns over the Islamic lender's future and making it more likely it will be seized by the state. Bank Asya's profits and capital b

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Savola confirms talks with Americana shareholder

Major Saudi Arabian food producer Savola Group said on Tuesday it had conducted preliminary talks with one of the largest shareholders in Kuwait Food Co (Americana) on a potential purchase of that shareholder's stake. Savola s

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US, Iran have 'constructive' nuclear talks in Geneva

US and Iranian officials had a "constructive discussion" about Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on Thursday, the US State Department said without providing details. US Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns and Iranian Dep

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No deal reached in Gaza talks in final hour

No deal has been reached in Egyptian-mediated talks over Gaza an hour before a 72-hour ceasefire is due to expire and Palestinian factions could reject an extension of the truce under the current terms, a Palestinian source in Cairo said on Frid

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