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Nuclear talks at tough juncture, deal possible: Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday talks over Tehran's nuclear programme had reached an important and tough juncture, but an agreement was still possible by a July deadline.   The lack of progr

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WPN Bahrain hosts business talk series

Bahrain-based Women’s Professional Network (WPN) hosted its first Business Talk Series at the Capital Club recently.   The network is a non-profit group of professional volunteers established in 2013. 

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Turning charisma into cash: Bernanke's 40 minutes

Ben Bernanke earned more in 40 minutes on Tuesday than he made all of last year as head of the US Federal Reserve. Bernanke was paid at least $250,000 for his first public speaking engagement, in Abu Dhabi, since stepping down in

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World powers, Iran start talks on nuclear deal

Six world powers and Iran began talks in Vienna on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in the coming months despite warnings from both sides that a deal may prove impossible. Expecte

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World powers, Iran to resume talks in February

World powers and Iran will "very likely" resume negotiations on the Islamic Republic's nuclear ambitions in February, shortly after an interim, six-month deal restricting its atomic work goes into effect, a diplomatic source told R

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Syrian opposition to take part in Geneva talks

The Western-backed Syrian opposition agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva, the Syrian National Coalition said in a statement early on Monday. The statement, translated from Arabic, outlined conditions that

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Brent slips below $108 on Libya output rise

Brent crude oil prices slipped below $108 a barrel on Wednesday as Libya resumed output and as diplomatic talks to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons started which eased worries that crude supply from the Middle East would be at risk.

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Israel names 26 Palestinians to be freed

Israel on Monday named 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week under a deal enabling US-backed peace talks to resume, although Palestinians said these had been undermined by newly announced plans to expand Israeli settlements.

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Ennahda chief offers poll to end political crisis

Tunisia's ruling Islamist party is willing to go to referendum over whether to preserve transitional governance institutions, the party chief said on Monday, but he stood firm against secular opposition efforts to oust the government.

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Kirobo the talking robot blasts into space

Kirobo, a knee-high talking robot with red boots and a black and white body, has blasted off from Japan for the International Space Station to test how machines can help astronauts with their work. The Japanese-speaking robot, equ

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