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Last updated: 05 Sep, 2017  
 Africa / Middle East


Morocco to host 2nd China-Africa Investment Forum
IANS | 21 Nov, 2017
The second China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF) will be held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on November 27-28, the organisers said in a statement.
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Record opium production in Afghanistan in 2017
IANS | 16 Nov, 2017
Opium production in Afghanistan grew by 87 percent in 2017 to an estimated 9,000 tonnes -- a record number that was accompanied by a 63 percent rise in the area dedicated to poppy cultivation -- according to a joint report by the Afghan government and the UN presented on Wednesday in Kabul.
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US threats over n-deal has no impact on oil market: Iran
SME Times News Bureau | 23 Oct, 2017
Iran's Petroleum Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that global oil markets have remained unfazed by the recent remarks of US President Donald Trump against Iran's international 2015 nuclear deal, internationally known as JCPOA, Press TV reported on Sunday.
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Iran keen to export natural gas to Europe
IANS | 23 Oct, 2017
Iran continues to weigh options to transport its profuse natural gas resources to Europe and emerge from a marginal exporter merely in the region, Financial Tribune daily reported on Sunday.
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Ethiopian Airlines eyes attracting more Chinese tourists: CEO
IANS | 16 Oct, 2017
Ethiopian Airlines is eyeing a bigger share of the Chinese tourists' market which at over 120 million is estimated to be the single largest tourist numbers globally.
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Oil prices rally after Saudi Arabia's announcement on exports
IANS | 11 Oct, 2017
Oil prices extended gains with the US crude posting best daily gain in two weeks, after Saudi Arabia said it would cut oil exports in November.
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South Africa to introduce climate change legislation
IANS | 11 Oct, 2017
South Africa will introduce a climate change legislation by 2018, as part of its commitments to the Paris Agreement, the Parliament has said.
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South Africa working on climate change legislation
IANS | 11 Oct, 2017
South Africa will introduce a climate change legislation by 2018, as part of its commitments to the Paris Agreement, the Parliament has said.
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Russia, Saudi Arabia favour continuing oil output cut
IANS | 07 Oct, 2017
Russia and Saudi Arabia support the oil output cut deal, and the agreement's future should be discussed closer to its expiry date, according to a top minister.
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UAE to cut oil production by 139,000 barrels
IANS | 03 Oct, 2017
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Energy Suhail Al-Mazrouei said on Sunday UAE is to cut oil production by 139,000 barrels per day in November in line with an Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decision.
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