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Saudi king replaces minister for water and electricity

Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the minister for water and electricity Abdullah al-Husayen on Saturday with Agriculture Minister Abdulrahman al-Fadhli, who will do the job on an acting basis, state media reported, citing a royal decree.

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Iraq to begin probe into Unaoil corruption charges

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday directed the country's highest corruption watchdog to investigate claims of graft in the awarding of oil contracts by the Opec exporter and urged the courts to prosecute. A join

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Kazakhstan replaces energy minister as oil output falls

Kazakhstan named Kanat Bozumbayev, a former head of the country's power grid, as its new energy minister, as the second-largest oil producer in the former Soviet Union faces a drop in output following a slump in crude prices.

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Assad must leave at the earliest, says Saudi minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave at the beginning of a political transition, not at the end. "For us it is very clear it's at the beginning of the pro

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Bahrain gets new Information Affairs minister

Bahrain’s His Majesty King Hamad issued a decree yesterday (March 04) appointing new ministers for Information Affairs and Parliament and Shura Council Affairs, a report said. Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi has been named the n

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Egypt tourism minister unveils new growth plan

Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou announced ‘The Cairo Tourism Declaration’, setting out four elements that will be the focus of work and resources to grow the country’s tourism sector. The declaration was made at the Pla

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New ministers for happiness, tolerance in UAE

In sweeping UAE cabinet changes, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced ministers for happiness, tolerance and climate change. "Happiness i

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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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