Around 17 countries expected to join oil output freeze talks in Doha — Russian energy minister

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on Around 17 countries expected to join oil output freeze talks in Doha — Russian energy minister 

YEREVAN, April 13 — Russia’s Energy Ministry has received initial information on the participation of 17 countries to the April 17 meeting in Doha, Qatar, Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.

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Russia ready to join February OPEC meeting with other non-cartel states

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Russia ready to join February OPEC meeting with other non-cartel states 

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 — Russia is ready to take part at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)'s meeting scheduled for February together with other non-cartel countries

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Depression in the Desert? Riyadh reels as oil prices plummet

January 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Depression in the Desert? Riyadh reels as oil prices plummet 

MOSCOW, Jan. 11 — Falling oil prices are emptying Saudi Arabia's state coffers as the country grapples with its military and social needs, according to the French newspaper Les Echos.

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Iraqi PM orders manhunt for attackers of Sunni mosques

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Iraqi PM orders manhunt for attackers of Sunni mosques 

BAGHDAD, Jan 4 — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday ordered security forces in Babil province to hunt down militiamen who bombed three Sunni mosques in the province, in a bid to quell sectarian tension.

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Russia ready to mediate conflict between Saudi Arabia, Iran

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Russia ready to mediate conflict between Saudi Arabia, Iran 

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 — Moscow has friendly ties both with Tehran and Riyadh, and "is willing to play, if necessary, a role as a mediator in the settlement of existing and emerging discords between these countries," according to the source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

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OIC denounces attack on Saudi Embassy, Consulate in Iran

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on OIC denounces attack on Saudi Embassy, Consulate in Iran 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 4 — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Secretariat denounced the attack on Saudi Arabia's embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad, Iran's second most populous city.

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(UPDATES)Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on (UPDATES)Saudi Arabia executes Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr 

TEHRAN, Jan. 2 — Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia Muslim cleric known for his sermons criticizing the kingdom’s government and for his support of political protests in the country’s oil-rich Eastern Province.

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Brother of executed Shiite cleric Al-Nimr calls for peaceful reaction

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brother of executed Shiite cleric Al-Nimr calls for peaceful reaction 

BEIRUT, Jan. 2 — Mohammed al-Nimr, the brother of Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr executed by Saudi authorities on Saturday, said that he expected a reaction from Saudi Arabia’s Shiite population, "but we urge again to prevent any reaction outside the peaceful framework."

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(YEARENDER) DOH succeeds in managing and controlling infectious diseases in 2015

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (YEARENDER) DOH succeeds in managing and controlling infectious diseases in 2015 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 20 (PNA) — One of the notable accomplishments the Department of Health (DOH) can best be remembered in 2015 is its success in managing and controlling the possible spread of emerging and threatening infectious diseases in the country.

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Gunmen kidnap 26 Qataris in Iraq's southern desert

December 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gunmen kidnap 26 Qataris in Iraq's southern desert 

BAGHDAD, Dec. 16 — Unidentifed gunmen kidnapped 26 Qatari citizens who were on a hunting trip in the desert in Iraq's southern Muthanna province, local media reported on Wednesday.

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