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Saudi FM visits Pakistan as Iran tensions deepen

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister arrived in Pakistan on Thursday, where he met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is keen to use the two-day visit to defuse spiralling sectarian tension between the Sunni-majority kingdom and Shi'ite Iran.

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Kuwait likely to name new oil minister in reshuffle

Kuwait is likely to name a new oil minister soon in a limited energy reshuffle of the Gulf Opec member, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.   Four sources told Reuters that current oil minister Ali

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UAE oil minister defends Opec's decision not to cut production

UAEs' energy minister said on Wednesday he did not regret last year's Opec decision not to cut the production ceiling in the face of falling prices.   "I am sure that the decision was right and I am

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Global oil demand improving: Saudi's Oil Minister

Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi said on Thursday he saw signs of global oil demand improving despite the economic slowdown in China and that the market's supply/demand balance would shortly move more into line.  

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Egypt agriculture minister arrested over graft

Egyptian authorities on Monday arrested the country's agriculture minister over corruption allegations, security sources said, just after his resignation was announced. The prime minister's office released a statement earl

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Iraqi deputy PM resigns, faces graft probe

One of Iraq's three deputy prime ministers resigned on Monday and will be investigated for corruption, officials said, the first tangible result of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi's push to tackle corruption in the face of mounting unrest

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Obama to meet with Saudi FM at White House

US President Barack Obama will meet with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir at the White House today (July 17) in his first meeting with a key ally following the Iran nuclear deal, a White House official said on Thursday. The o

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Former Saudi Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal dies

Former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal died on Thursday (July 9), Saudi Arabian sources and media close to the kingdom's ruling family reported, two months after he retired following four decades in the job. Princ

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Europe won't let Athens go under, says Greek minister

Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout t

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GCC nations stand united against terror

The security of GCC nations is indivisible, the interior ministers said last night, vowing to stand united against the scourge of terrorism. The ministers urged improved joint action to strengthen security and stability in GCC cou

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