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Bahrain minister discusses future road projects in the kingdom

Eng Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, Bahrain's Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning, held a meeting with Yousif Ebrahim Al Sabagh, chairman to the Services & Public Facilities Committee, to discuss road projects at the

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Scotland's future is in EU, says minister

Scotland sees its future in the European Union despite Britain's vote to leave, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday, raising the spectre of a new Scottish independence vote and the possible dissolution of the United Kingdom.

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Kazakhstan says disputes with oil majors could lead to arbitration

Kazakhstan's $1.6 billion dispute with oil majors developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field may escalate to arbitration if negotiations on the matter fall through, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told Reuters on Wed

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Egypt must now work harder to revive tourism: minister

Egypt will have to work 10 times harder to revive its tourism industry, Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed said on Sunday, after a series of setbacks including the crash of an EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean three days ago. Rash

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First Sri Lanka travel guide in Arabic launched

Sri Lankan Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga was presented with the latest edition of the only Arabic language travel guidebook on Sri Lanka, by Emirati author and entrepreneur Heba Al Mansoori. The presentation ceremony took pl

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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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