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Greeks celebrate Independence Day as EU creditors discuss their fate

Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:31 PM

The European Central Bank increased the cap on emergency liquidity for Greek banks, as it seeks to keep the lenders alive without financing the nation’s government.

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China uses more cement in three years than US did in 20th century

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:32 PM

China’s cement consumption between 2010–12 was about 140 percent of US consumption for 1900–99.

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Afghan president to meet Obama

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:57 PM

Aghanistan President Ashraf Ghani met with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Camp David, Maryland, for talks about security, economic development and American support for the Afghan-led reconciliation process. Ghani is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama today at the White House.

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1.6mn Syrian refugees in Turkey

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:57 PM

Although it has recently closed its entire border with Syria, Turkey has one of the largest populations of Syrian refugees with official estimates currently at 1.6 million.

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In pics: Protests in Kuwait

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 12:53 PM

More than 500 activists have gathered outside parliament for the third week in a row after authorities jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak for allegedly insulting the emir.

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In pics: 31 years of Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:23 PM

Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, who transformed Singapore from a poor trading post to one of the richest countries in the world, has died at the age of 91.

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Singaporeans mourn death of the founding father

Monday, 23 March 2015 12:23 PM

Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died at the age of 91 on March 23 in hospital, the government said.

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UAE aerobatic team performs at LIMA15

Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:42 PM

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force aerobatic team Fursan planes perform during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA15) in Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi.

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Saudi Arabia carries out anti-terrorist exercises on Iraqi border

Thursday, 19 March 2015 12:39 PM

Border Guards and other interior ministry units have been conducting daily training as part of the 'first joint tactical' exercise north of Arar city, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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In Pics: UAE-Morocco diplomatic ties

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 12:22 PM

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, have arrived in Casablanca for an official visit to Morocco.

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In pics: Egypt Economic Development conference

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:44 PM

The Egypt Economic Development conference, which started with three Arab states pledging $12 billion in investments and aid, ended with the Egyptian government signing direct investment contracts worth $36.2 billion.

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GCC meeting in Riyadh

Sunday, 15 March 2015 12:29 PM

The ordinary meeting of 134th session of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), on March 12, 2015 in Riyadh, discussed developments in Yemen and Syria crisis.

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Kobane in Syria after ISIL

Sunday, 15 March 2015 12:29 PM

Kurdish forces recaptured Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on the Turkish frontier on January 26, in a symbolic blow to the jihadists who have seized large swathes of territory in their onslaught across Syria and Iraq.

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Merkel hosts G7 leaders in Berlin

Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:39 AM

Heads of the world's leading economic and financial organisations met with the German chancellor on March 11, 2015 in Berlin, as Germany chairs the Group of Seven leading industrial nations this year.

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Egypt to reopen Rafah border crossing with Gaza

Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:38 AM

Egypt is due to reopen its Rafah border crossing with Gaza for two days, for the fourth time since it was closed after a suicide bombing in the Sinai Peninsula in October 2014.


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