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Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi Kurds Seize Oil Fields

Kurdish Peshmerga forces seized control of production facilities at two key oil fields near the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraq's Oil Ministry said... #Iraq #Kirkuk

Jul 11, 2014

Iraqi authorities say Kurdish forces have taken over 2 oil fields near northern city of Kirkuk

Iraq's Oil Ministry says Kurdish fighters have taken over two oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk... #Iraq #Kirkuk #Baghdad

Jul 29, 2014

Militia gunfire in Libya capital as inferno rages

(AP) -- Heavy gunfire between warring militias prevented firefighters from battling a massive inferno in Libya's capital Tuesday, despite calls for a cease-fire to end the worst violence in the capital since the country's 2011 civil war. The blaze en... #United Nations #Libya #Muammar al-Qaddafi #Benghazi, Libya #Tripoli, Libya

Jul 28, 2014

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

(AP) -- A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee ... #Misrata, Libya #Libya #Muammar al-Qaddafi #Tripoli, Libya

Jul 28, 2014

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli

(AP) -- The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. The interim government said in a statement posted on its website... #Libya #Tunisia #International Committee of the Red Cross #Tripoli, Libya #Misrata, Libya

Jul 20, 2014

New Peru law weakens environmental safeguards

(AP) -- Dozens of international groups, the United Nations, and even Peru's own citizen ombudsman are objecting to a new law that weakens environmental protections in the Andean nation even as it prepares to host international climate-control talks t... #United Nations #Latin America #Paris #Peru #U.S. Congress #Ollanta Humala #Cusco, Peru

Jul 16, 2014

China moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

(AP) -- China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam. Withdrawing the rig from near the Paracel Isl... #China #Beijing #Taiwan #Vietnam #Malaysia #Philippines #Brunei #South China Sea

Jul 17, 2014

Russian stock market hit by new sanctions over Ukraine - business live

Moscow stock index falls 2% in early trading after US announces tougher sanctions against Russia for supporting Ukrainian separatists. Introduction: New sanctions announced last night MICEX falls 2% Rosneft leads the fallers 8.33am BST Russia's forei... #FTSE #Rosneft #Novatek #BP plc #Sberbank #Lukoil #Russia #Ukraine

Jul 04, 2014

Chinese patrol ships arrest 6 Vietnamese fishermen

(AP) -- Chinese patrol ships arrested six Vietnamese fishermen in waters off China's Hainan Island, officials said Friday, an incident likely to heighten tensions between the nations as they spar over a territorial dispute. Chinese Foreign Ministry s... #China #Vietnam #Philippines

Jul 05, 2014

Egypt to increase petrol prices by up to 78% as government cuts subsidies

Electricity prices set to double over five years in attempt to revive economy battered by political turmoil Egypt will start raising petrol prices by up to 78% from midnight on Friday, an oil ministry source told Reuters, as it tries to cut energy su... #Egypt #Africa