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World Free Zones Organization sees membership surge

The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO), a non-profit industry body for free zones, has announced a steep rise in membership numbers. Launched in May last year, the World FZO began operations with 14 founding members. Howeve

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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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Social media has ‘allowed for more freedom of expression’

Social media in the Arab world has allowed for more freedom of expression, and has had an impact on communication, knowledge and entertainment in the region, according to a report. The Arab Social Media report, which surveyed more

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Social media has ‘allowed for more freedom of expression’

Social media in the Arab world has allowed for more freedom of expression, and has had an impact on communication, knowledge and entertainment in the region, according to a report. The Arab Social Media report, which surveyed more

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Fifa moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter

Fifa ended more than four years of uncertainty over the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by announcing that it would be played in November and December with the final on December 18. Spokesman Walter De Gregorio said the wint

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Iran wants nuke work limits eased before any deal expires

Iran is pressing major world powers to agree to start easing some restrictions on its atomic programme earlier than Western countries are willing to accept, Western and Iranian officials told Reuters. This is one of the sticking p

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Lloyds, Natixis and RBS sell Dubai World debt

Lloyds Banking Group and Natixis have sold their holdings in debt of Dubai World, the state-owned conglomerate nearing a $14.6 billion debt restructuring, according to sources familiar with the matter. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

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Major nations debate ending UN sanctions on Iran

Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council resolution to lift UN sanctions on Iran if a nuclear agreement is struck with Tehran, a step that could make it harder for the US Congress to undo a deal, Western offici

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Oil plunge 'posing big economic challenges'

The steep fall in energy prices will hit investment in oil and gas projects worldwide and the industry may cancel about $1 trillion of planned projects globally in the next couple of years, a senior Saudi Aramco executive has said.

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Viva offers chance to travel around the world

Viva Bahrain, a leading telecom services operator in the country, is offerings its prepaid customers a chance to travel the world through an exclusive offer. Under the special promotion, customers will get a chance to win flight t

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