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Mideast conflicts 'pose risk to regional growth'

Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East pose a serious risk to sustainable development across the Arab region, a high-level conference in Bahrain heard yesterday (May 5). An expert warned that millions of displaced families seeking s

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Sale of smuggled artefacts from conflict zones alert in Gulf

Smuggled antiquities from conflict zones are finding their way to Gulf countries, including Bahrain, warned a top official. The sale of stolen artefacts from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya has been generating revenues for terror gro

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Yemen's Aden oil refinery shuts as crisis worsens

Yemen's 150,000 barrels-per-day Aden refinery has shut as the conflict in the country worsens, industry sources said on Friday. "The refinery is shut down and delivery of cargoes will be difficult unless sellers and buyer

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Shipping lines pull back from Yemen as conflict escalates

International shipping lines are being forced to scale back or suspend port calls to Yemen as the conflict gets worse, putting pressure on supplies of food as prices rise in local markets. Yemen imports more than 90 per cent of it

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Shipping lines pull back from Yemen as conflict escalates

International shipping lines are being forced to scale back or suspend port calls to Yemen as the conflict gets worse, putting pressure on supplies of food as prices rise in local markets. Yemen imports more than 90 per cent of it

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Libya's rival forces warn Thinni government on oil sales

Libyan forces opposed to the country's internationally recognised government have warned it that any attempts to export oil independently would force them to take military action to seize oil ports and facilities.  

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Libya returns fuel tanker to rival government

Libya's recognised government has released a tanker forced to dock at a port under its control after originally banning it from delivering fuel to its rival administration, a port official said.   War planes

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Conflict trumps economy as top risk to world

The risk of international conflict is now the biggest threat facing countries and businesses in the coming decade, trumping concerns about the economy, the World Economic Forum said. The group's annual assessment of global haz

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Libya's El Sharara oilfield still closed due to pipeline shutdown

Libya's El Sharara oilfield, which normally produces around 200,000 barrels per day (bpd), remains shut due to its main pipeline being closed, an official from the state-run National Oil Corporation said.   T

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Hamas agrees to new 24-hour truce in Gaza

Hamas Islamist militants have agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce in their conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the group said on Sunday, hours after fighting between the sides resumed.   &q

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