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Iraqi Kurdistan oil shipments hit 8m barrels

Iraqi Kurdistan has shipped over eight million barrels of oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan since May, sources and energy officials said, as the autonomous region employs new tactics to establish independent oil sales in defiance of Baghdad.

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Ferry captain's detention extended as toll mounts

South Korean prosecutors investigating a ferry disaster said on Sunday they would seek to extend the detention of the ship's captain and two other crew by 10 days as they tried to determine the cause of an accident that may claim more than 3

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Libya: Trapped at sea, tanker captain craved freedom

Pakistani sea captain Mirza Noman Baig knew he was trapped when dozens of fighters armed with rifles boarded his tanker just off a rebel-held port on Libya's coast. A militia from the country's restive east forced his crew

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Libyan port rebels say ready for talks

Libyan rebels controlling three oil export ports said they were ready to negotiate with the government over ending their six-month blockade if Tripoli abandoned plans for a military offensive. Libyan officials on Wednesday gave th

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Libyan parliament sacks PM after tanker escape

Libya's parliament voted Prime Minister Ali Zeidan out of office on Tuesday after rebels humiliated the government by loading crude on a tanker that fled from naval forces, officials said, in a sign of the worsening chaos in the Opec member

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Libya says halts tanker outside port; rebels deny it

Libya on Monday stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker that had loaded oil from a rebel-held port, after naval forces briefly exchanged fire with the rebels, officials said. But in a sign of the chaos and conflicting information ty

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Cruise ship brings 3,000 tourists to Bahrain

Three-thousand tourists arrived on the cruise ship Aida which docked at Khalifa Bin Salman Port yesterday. They were welcomed by the Police Band which performed national and international music, said a report in the Gulf Daily New

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Over 600 passengers, crew ill on cruise ship

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 on Monday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea. The updated sick count aboard the Explorer of the Seas, which cu

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India seeks Iran's financial guarantees for ships

India has asked Iran to provide financial guarantees before Delhi continues to allow vessels with Iranian insurance cover to enter Indian waters, the latest sign of difficulties Iran is facing in exporting oil. Iran and world powe

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Bahrain wooing cruise tourists

Tourism authorities are increasing their efforts to attract more cruise ships to Bahrain following a decline in the number of vessels visiting the country. The season got underway last month with the arrival of the luxury MS Europ

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