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Regional crises push Turkey, Saudi closer

Turkey is cultivating closer relations with Saudi Arabia's new leadership, putting aside long-standing differences over political Islam and aligning efforts to solve regional crises including the war in Syria. The rapprochemen

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Iron ore in fresh crisis as forward prices crumble

Iron ore is veering to a new crisis as prices for future delivery of the commodity slide 30 per cent in the space of a month, and its outlook is now more bearish than oil and more dire than ever for miners struggling to just stay in business.

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New GFH plan ‘much healthier and stronger’

GFH has restructured its balance sheet with both its cash and equity position much healthier and stronger now than it was before the financial crisis, according to the chairman of the Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank. "I

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Oil embargo among EU options to press for peace in Libya

An oil embargo is one tactic the European Union (EU) could use to press for a solution to the crisis in Libya, according to a discussion paper drawn up by the EU's diplomatic service. &nbs

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Takata tightens screw on suppliers amid air bag crisis

Takata Corporation has begun enforcing tighter quality controls on a group of parts suppliers as the auto safety equipment maker boosts production to replace millions of air bags recalled for a potentially deadly defect, according to people invo

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Global crises focus of Bahrain’s model UN

Violence against women, extremism and climate change are among topics being debated during the Bahrain Universities Model United Nations (BUMUN), which started yesterday (November 27). Supreme Council for Youth and Sports chairman

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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Bahrain parties find common ground for long-term stability

Bahrain's Crown Prince and First Deputy Premier HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said political parties had identified five areas of "common ground" including potential parliamentary and judicial reforms, to help increase lon

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Farming reforms offer hope for Iran's water crisis

Water shortages have long been a problem for countries across the Middle East, where a high birth rate, rising consumption and poor management has strained already scarce resources. But Iran has fared among the worst. The country

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