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Lukoil-led group wins Iraq oil block bid

A group led by Russian oil firm Lukoil won a bid for a key oil block in the second day of Iraq's energy auction after tough service contract terms led to disappointing bidding on 12 new oil and gas fields for the Opec member nation.  

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India urges networking sites to screen content

India has asked operators of social media networks, including Facebook and Google, to screen user content and remove any offensive material, the information and telecoms minister said on Tuesday, but denied the move was censorship. Kapil

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US files to block AT&T purchase of T-Mobile

The Obama administration on Wednesday filed to block AT&T's proposed acquisition of wireless rival T-Mobile USA because of anticompetitive concerns, two sources familiar with the matter said. A Justice Department spokeswoman declin

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Merkel lands in India after Iran blocks plane

Iran briefly refused to allow a plane carrying German Chancellor Angela Merkel to India to enter its airspace, forcing the government aircraft to circle over Turkey for almost two hours before giving clearance. Merkel, the latest in a seri

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Bahrain blocks website over attack calls

A Bahrain website that collected names and addresses of security personnel and encouraged people to attack them is among those to have been blocked by authorities, it has emerged. However, a senior Information Affairs Authority's (IAA)

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Bahraini authorities block websites 'by mistake'

Bahraini authorities claimed to have blocked a number of websites and blogs by mistake. The Information Affairs Authority (IAA) claimed a technical error resulted in blocking of several sites, but said in a statement it was fixing the prob

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Batelco blocks Port 25 to curb spamming

Batelco is set to block the simple mail transfer protocol e-mails through port 25 for all retail and wholesale residential Broadband ADSL customers from next month in order to curb spamming and similar practices. The measure will only affe

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Kuwait bans offensive Web blogs

Kuwait has blocked a number of Internet blogs and websites with links to 'terror' cells and groups, a top communications ministry official has said. 'The ministry has blocked blogs ... used by some to communicate with terror ce

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Kuwait blocks ‘terror’ websites

Kuwait has blocked a number of Internet blogs and websites with links to 'terror' cells and groups, a top communications ministry official has said. 'The ministry has blocked blogs ... used by some to communicate with terror ce

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Shell in talks with Reliance on D6 block

Royal Dutch Shell said it was in talks with India's Reliance about taking a stake in that company's D6 block in the Krishna Godavari basin off India's east coast. 'They've been remarkably successful in the development of the block so far a

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