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  • Arab Spring-Cannes

    Cannes’ Middle East films show Arab Spring unfurl

    The "Arab Spring" is the focus of two movies at Cannes this year as film makers present tentative steps towards democracy on the big screen, one year after political upheaval in Libya and Egypt.

    May 27, 2012 11:31
  • Iran-uranium-bombs

    Iran has enough Uranium for five bombs -Expert

    IAEA report shows growing enriched uranium stockpile; Iran denies nuclear weapons agenda; Iran plays down a United Nations report that said Iranian nuclear scientists had enriched uranium to a higher-than-expected level, state media reported on Saturday.

    May 27, 2012 11:28
  • Brent crude up

    Brent crude gains more than $1

    Brent crude futures for July rose from $1.10 to $106.66 a barrel by 0137 GMT. U.S. crude was up 84 cents to $90.74 a barrel.

    May 26, 2012 9:38
  • egypt elections

    Egyptians start voting in presidential race

    Egyptians began voting on Wednesday in the nation's first genuine presidential election that will pick the man to replace Hosni Mubarak who was ousted in a popular uprising last year.

    May 23, 2012 12:07

    Brent slips towards $107 on potential Iran deal, economy concerns

    IAEA says deal with Iran near, easing fears of supply disruptions; Prices slip as investors doubt outcome of EU summit; World Bank cuts China economic growth forecast; coming Up: EIA oil data; 1430 GMT on Wednesday

    May 23, 2012 12:05
  • Top U.S. diplomat

    Top U.S. Middle East diplomat to retire next week

    Jeffrey Feltman, the top U.S. diplomat for the Middle East, will retire next week, the State Department confirmed on Tuesday but did not address reports he is expected to take up a senior U.N. position.

    May 23, 2012 11:58