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Iraq's biggest oil refinery shut down

Iraq's biggest oil refinery, Baiji, has been shut down and its foreign staff evacuated, refinery officials said on Tuesday, adding that local staff remain in place and the military is still in control of the facility.  

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Bahrain private school shut down for safety lapses

A Bahrain private school has been shut down for safety and security lapses. Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi ordered City International School to close for flagrant licensing violations, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (

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Libya's oil chaos deepens as armed group shuts pipeline

Libya's largest western oilfields closed when an armed group shut down the pipeline linking them to ports, its deputy oil minister said on Tuesday, reducing its oil output to a trickle. Total Libyan oil output would be just un

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Zain feels the heat in South Sudan

Mobile phone group Zain knew it was facing a challenge when it set out to build up its network in Africa's newest frontier market - the vast, strife-torn expanses of South Sudan. And a challenge is what it got, in the form of

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Aramco shuts Jubail refinery due to glitch

Saudi Aramco has shut a desulphurisation unit at its 305,000 barrels-per-day joint venture refinery with Royal Dutch Shell in Jubail due to a glitch, three trading sources said on Tuesday. The unit at The Saudi Aramco Shell Refine

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Cairo to shut airport in summer to save power

Cairo international airport will close most of its runways for four hours each day from early June to save power for the Egyptian government that is struggling to pay for fuel imports for power stations, the minister of civil aviation said.

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Aramco, Exxon to shut key refinery in March

Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company (Samref) will shut most of the units at its 400,000 barrel per day (bpd) Yanbu refinery in March to bring a new cleaner fuel project online, traders said on Monday. The outage planned by the joi

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ArcelorMittal to shut down French furnaces

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal told unions on Monday it will permanently close two mothballed furnaces in northeastern France, enraging workers who blocked off access to the entire steel plant and management offices at the site. The dec

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Bahrain shuts down illegal nurseries

Bahrain authorities have shut down four illegal nursery schools for operating without legal permits and have warned seven other for operating in unlicensed buildings. The illegal nurseries include Al Rayaheen, Al Nojoom, Aqra and a Hamad T

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Saudi recalls envoy, shuts embassy in Egypt

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador from Egypt for 'consultation' and would close its embassy and consulates in the Arab nation. State news agency SPA said the reason behind the diplomatic move was 'unj

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