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Oil refiners' "mini golden era" will end soon: IEA

A brief period of high profitability for the world's oil refineries is likely to come to an end as quickly as it began, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.   Weak crude oil and relatively high prices

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World's poorest need $160 a year to end hunger: UN

Just $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would eradicate world hunger by 2030, the United Nations said on Friday, recommending the money should be delivered through both cash transfers and ‘pro-poor’ investments.

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Yemen ceasefire starts, to last until end of Ramadan

Yemen's warring factions confirmed their agreement on Thursday to a temporary humanitarian ceasefire set to begin on Friday (July 10) night, United Nations envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said. The pause in the fighting will la

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WHO calls on the world to ‘Gear up to End TB’ 


The World Health Organisation has called for ‘global solidarity action’ to support a new 20-year strategy aimed at ending the global tuberculosis epidemic, as countries mark World Tuberculosis Day on March 24.

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Peace activists sign key pact in South Korea

A key agreement has been in South Korea by representatives of 172 nations, including Bahrain, in a bid to end war and establish world peace. The Unity of Religion Agreement, put forward as part of the three-day Summit for the Worl

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Turkey's Ziraat ends acquisition talks with Bank Asya

Turkish state-run Ziraat Bank scrapped talks to acquire Bank Asya on Thursday, deepening concerns over the Islamic lender's future and making it more likely it will be seized by the state. Bank Asya's profits and capital b

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Aids epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

New HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, the UN said on Wednesday, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".   "Mo

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Bahrain PM calls to end violence, urges Gulf Union plans

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from further tensions and crisis-mongering.   He warned against the current untenable si

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New talks bid to end violence in Sitra

A dialogue for Sitra is being proposed as part of a new initiative to tackle ongoing street violence.   Legislators want to sit down with village elders to find ways to overcome the situation and ensure young peo

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Gulf Air vows no more job cuts

No more job cuts will be made at Bahrain's national carrier after more than a quarter of its staff faced the axe last year, pledged officials.   An aggressive restructuring strategy launched in December 2012 has

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