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In pics: 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 22 December 2014 12:28 PM

At the opening session of the 10th Arab Energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, the UAE Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohamed al-Mazroui said that 'irresponsible' levels of output by producers from outside the OPEC oil cartel were among the main causes of the slump in prices.

Syria says it shot down Israeli drone
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Syria says it shot down Israeli drone

Monday, 22 December 2014 11:19 AM

Brought down in the province of Quneitra near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests
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Essebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:37 AM

Incumbent president, Moncef Marzouki, has refused to concede defeat

Jeddah announces three new megaprojects
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Jeddah announces three new megaprojects

Monday, 22 December 2014 10:25 AM

Saudi city to build three new ‘cities’ in a bid to keep pace with population growth

Obama says Sony hack not an act of war
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Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

Monday, 22 December 2014 9:56 AM

White House has moved to prevent US anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control

Bahrain energy projects not affected by oil slide - minister
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Bahrain energy projects not affected by oil slide - minister

Sunday, 21 December 2014 4:38 PM

Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza upbeat over import terminal for natural gas and expansion of a major pipeline and refinery

UAE's non-oil foreign trade rises to $142bn in H1
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UAE's non-oil foreign trade rises to $142bn in H1

Sunday, 21 December 2014 3:37 PM

Saudi Arabia is biggest Gulf trading partner while gold is most heavily traded commodity, according to figures

UAE urges all world's oil producers not to raise output in 2015
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UAE urges all world's oil producers not to raise output in 2015

Sunday, 21 December 2014 2:07 PM

Oil minister calls on producers to take action in bid to balance market which has seen dramatic price decline

Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter
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Egypt charges captain, officer of Kuwaiti ship with manslaughter

Sunday, 21 December 2014 1:54 PM

Legal action comes after collision in the Red Sea earlier this month that killed 25 Egyptian fishermen

Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente
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Egypt's Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente

Sunday, 21 December 2014 1:54 PM

Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorated after then-army chief Sisi removed President Mohamed Mursi

Saudi oil minister says confident market will recover
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Saudi oil minister says confident market will recover

Sunday, 21 December 2014 1:53 PM

Ali al-Naimi blames oil price slide on speculators and lack of cooperation by major non-OEC producers

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Yemen’s economy affected by instability

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:56 PM

The new government of Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah won a confidence vote in Yemen's House of Representatives with a comfortable majority following months of unrest. Yemen has been rocked by worsening instability since the Shiite fighters, who are also known as Huthis, seized control of the capital Sanaa on September 21, 2014.

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Qatari Emir meets Erdogan

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:56 PM

During his second official visit to Turkey in 2014, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara, Turkey, on December 19, 2014.

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Still no UN truce in sight for Syria

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:54 PM

UN special envoy Stefan de Mistura has for weeks been trying to mediate what he calls a freeze in the fighting in Syria's Aleppo city. But the warring sides cannot come to an agreement.

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Ban Ki-moon praises healthcare workers in Ebola-hit African countries

Sunday, 21 December 2014 12:54 PM

During a trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia the United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised healthcare workers fighting the Ebola virus.


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