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Energy, Oil & Gas

Two Iran oil firms taken off EU sanctions list

The European Union has removed two Iranian oil companies from its sanctions list, the first such action since Iran reached a nuclear agreement with world powers earlier this month, a notice from the British finance ministry said on Friday.

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Finance & Capital Market
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Apple, BMW in courtship with eye on car tie-up

As BMW has realises next-generation vehicles cannot be built without more input from software experts, and Apple explores how make a self-driving electric car, the two companies may be closer to a tie-up than ever before, a report said.

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Industry, Logistics & Shipping

New tyre rules in Saudi Arabia from November

New regulations governing tyres produced or sold in Saudi Arabia will come into force in November, said the board of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organisation.

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Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Bin Laden relatives killed in private jet crash in UK

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

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IT & Telecommunications

FB drone ‘ready for real-world testing later this year’

Facebook announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world.

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Government & Laws

New GCC agricultural law to be implemented

A new unified GCC law on agricultural quarantine will take effect tomorrow in Bahrain requiring authorised documents for the release of any agricultural products consignment, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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Motoring

General Motors to invest $1bn in India

General Motors Co (GM) will invest $1 billion in the next few years to turn operations in India into a new global auto manufacturing and export hub aimed at boosting sales in fast-growing emerging markets, top executives said on Wednesday.

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Health & Environment

Ebola vaccine proves fully effective in Guinea trial

The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was 100 per cent effective.

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Education, HR & Training
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Nato to strengthen Iraq's army

Nato will help Iraq reform and strengthen its security forces which are reeling from a near collapse a year ago in the face of an offensive by Islamic State fighters, Nato said on Friday.

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