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  • Former Iraqi central bank chief denies corruption

    Former Iraqi central bank chief denies corruption

    Local authorities have issued arrest warrants for Shibibi, who has left the country, and other bank officials, a decision that has heightened investor concerns Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government is interfering with the bank's autonomy.

    November 11, 2012 8:42
  • Egyptian trains collide and kill three

    Egyptian trains collide and kill three

    Egyptians have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce basic safety standards on the country's railways, leading to a string of deadly accidents.

    November 11, 2012 8:39
  • Hundreds of jailed Emirati debtors freed

    Hundreds of jailed Emirati debtors freed

    The UAE central bank told commercial banks in August to extend maturities on certain personal loans held by UAE citizens by more than four years.

    November 11, 2012 8:35
 
 
  • Iran drafts law to cut oil exports

    Iran drafts law to cut oil exports

    The U.S. government has focused on blocking Iran's oil exports because it estimates that crude sales provide about half of Iranian government revenues.

    November 8, 2012 9:47
  • Bahrain’s Batelco sues Indian ex-partner

    Bahrain’s Batelco sues Indian ex-partner

    S Tel was one of eight Indian mobile operators ordered to be stripped of licences in February as part of a corruption probe.

    November 8, 2012 9:04
  • Obama victory opens negotiation window with Iran

    Obama victory opens negotiation window with Iran

    Last month the White House said the option of bilateral talks with Iran, with whom Washington has not had diplomatic relations for three decades, was under consideration.

    November 8, 2012 8:54