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India PM promises US CEOs a return to market reforms

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told nearly a dozen US company chiefs on Monday that he is committed to liberalizing his country's economy, which has underperformed other emerging markets recently after years of breakneck growth.

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Modi sworn-in; speaks of 'glorious future'

Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's resplendent presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule by the Congress party.

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Kuwait plans June 26 by-polls for 5 seats

Kuwait will hold parliamentary by-elections on June 26 to replace five lawmakers who quit over a row about questioning the Gulf state's prime minister in parliament, a senior government official said late on Sunday. Some Kuwai

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Bahrain plans big upgrade for public transport

Bahrain's public transport system is set for a major uplift in a wide-ranging strategy that was given the go-ahead by HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday (May 11) as he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting in the

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Bahrain enforces tough new corruption laws

Bahrain has established tough new laws to stamp out corruption, deal with financial violations and protect public money, following directives issued by HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The scheme was approv

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Libyan rebels refuse to deal with new PM

Rebels occupying major oil ports in eastern Libya said on Wednesday they would not deal with new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, a stance that could threaten efforts to reopen the terminals in the OPEC producer. Maiteeq's predec

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Thai court rules Yingluck must quit as PM

A Thai court found Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra guilty of violating the constitution on Wednesday and said she had to step down, throwing the country into further political turmoil, although ministers not implicated in her case can remain

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Maiteeq new Libyan prime minister

Businessman Ahmed Maiteeq was sworn in on Sunday as Libya's new prime minister after a chaotic vote in parliament. Deputy parliamentary speaker Saleh al-Makhzouq asked Maiteeq during a televised session to form a government wi

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Bahrain, Sri Lanka discuss ways to enhance ties

New plans to expand Bahrain-Sri Lanka trade and investment links were part of talks to bolster co-operation as Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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Kuwait MPs seek to question prime minister

Three Kuwaiti lawmakers filed a request on Thursday to question the prime minister in parliament over housing and rising rents, in a sign of renewed political tensions in the country. It is the second time members of parliament ha

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