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Libyan El Feel oilfield still closed due to strike

Libya's El Feel oilfield is still closed due to a strike by security guards, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   The guards have shut down the western field, operated by NOC and Italy's Eni, to dem

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Houthis clash with Saudi forces on Yemen border, dozens killed

Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in clashes with Saudi forces on Yemen's northern border, Riyadh said on Thursday, while air strikes and artillery fire rocked the southern city of Aden in fighting residents said was the worst in over a

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Libya closes El Feel oilfield due to strike by security guards

A strike by Libyan security guards over salary payments has forced the closure of the western El Feel oilfield, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   A field engineer told Reuters the Opec producer

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UN chief urges immediate ceasefire ‘by all parties’ in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began three weeks ago. Ban said

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Coalition campaign cripples terror group

The US Navy says a five-month air strike campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is showing results, but so far only a quarter of the territory once controlled by militants in Iraq has been won back. The Gulf Dail

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Oil falls more than $1 as Mideast supply fears ease

Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the threat of disruptions to Middle East supplies due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen. Goldman Sachs said the bombing of Yemen would have little effe

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Lufthansa pilots call for new strike on Thursday

Lufthansa pilots have called a strike for Thursday, adding to a walkout already planned for Wednesday, in a long-running dispute over early retirement benefits and other pay-related disputes. Lufthansa earlier cancelled 750 flight

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Lufthansa pilots plan strike on Wednesday

Pilots at German airline Lufthansa plan to strike on Wednesday as they seek to raise the pressure on management in a long-running dispute over an early retirement scheme and plans to expand budget flights. Pilot's Union Verein

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Construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay

Hundreds of foreign construction workers staged a rare public protest outside the opulent Dubai Mall on Tuesday in a pay dispute with their company, witnesses said. Dubai authorities deployed riot police to Sheikh Mohammed bin Ras

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Egypt, Qatar trade barbs in dispute over Libya strikes

Qatar has recalled its ambassador from Cairo after an Egyptian diplomat accused the Doha government of supporting terrorism in a dispute over Egyptian air strikes on Islamic State targets in Libya. Egyptian warplanes bombed sites

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