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Prince Turki appointed Riyadh governor

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed his son Prince Turki bin Abdullah as the governor of Riyadh Province. Prince Turki's elevation to one of the most important positions in the kingdom comes months after another son

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Afghan governor killed in bomb blast

A bomb attack on a mosque in Afghanistan killed the governor of a province south of the capital, Kabul, on Tuesday as he was making an address on the first day of Eid al-Adha, officials said.   Arsala Jamal was g

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Indian rupee slips towards record low

The rupee slid towards a record low against the dollar on Wednesday, providing the incoming governor of the country's central bank with a test of fire as he takes over in the middle of a slump in confidence in the economy and its currency.

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Iraq governors to highlight investment opportunities

The Iraq Mega Projects Conference and Exhibition will host a series of governor-led province breakfast meetings on October 2. The meeting aim to boost investment and infrastructure solutions that will increase export capacity of t

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Egypt restores ex-generals' role in provinces

Egypt's interim president named at least 18 new provincial governors on Tuesday, half of them retired generals, in a shake-up that pushed out Muslim Brotherhood members and restored the influence of men from army and police backgrounds.

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Mursi's controversial Luxor governor to quit

The governor of Egypt's Luxor province, controversially appointed despite belonging to a hardline Islamist group that massacred 58 tourists in Luxor in 1997, will step down on Sunday "for the sake of Egypt", the group said.

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Saudi King names Prince Saud oil province governor

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah appointed Prince Saud bin Nayef as governor of the oil-producing Eastern Province, the Royal Court said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA on Monday. "Prince Mohamad bin Fahad bin

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Cenbank marks Bahraini Woman’s Day

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) recently celebrated the Bahraini Woman's Day (December 20), where the Governor of the bank met with the women employees to congratulate them on the occasion. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj said: &l

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Tunisia govt 'seeks to sack cbank chief'

The parties that make up Tunisia's coalition government have proposed removing the governor of the central bank, two party sources said, a step which could alarm investors. Tunisia, struggling to emerge from recession, has held a steady co

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Kuwait central bank chief quits over spending

Kuwait's central bank governor resigned after 25 years in the post on Monday, protesting against a rapid rise in government spending, state news agency KUNA announced. KUNA quoted Sheikh Salem Abdul-Aziz Al-Sabah as saying the governme

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