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LUKOIL ships first batch of oil as part of WEST QURNA-2 project in IRAQ
19.08.2014 [18:17]
Sea Triumph, a tanker chartered by LITASCO (an international marketing subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL), left the port of Basra in southern Iraq with a load of crude. This is the first batch of oil in reimbursement of the costs incurred by LUKOIL as part of the West Qurna-2 project.
 
Iran to supply 10 bn cm of gas to Oman per year
19.08.2014 [11:19]
Persian Gulf (PG) states` demand for Iran`s natural gas is increasing, Ali Majedi Iran`s Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs and Trade said, according to IRNA. He said Tehran-Muscat negotiations for export of Iran`s gas to Oman are in progress and
 
Ukrainian parliament backs bill to open gas pipelines to EU, U.S. firms
17.08.2014 [11:20]
Ukraine's parliament approved a law on Thursday to allow gas transit facilities to be leased on a joint venture basis with participation from firms in the European Union or United States. Ukraine will hold 51 percent and foreign partners will be offered 49 percent in the venture, which would manage both transit pipelines and underground gas...
 
Concerns for oil companies in Northern Iraq
15.08.2014 [18:53]
Six international oil companies working in Iraq’s Kurdish region, including Exxon and Chevron, have decided to suspend production and evacuate their staff for security reasons. Their decision comes after clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga security forces and militants belonging to the radical militant group
 
Robin Williams dead in suspected suicide
12.08.2014 [11:14]
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, has died in a suspected suicide after a battle with depression, triggering an outpouring of grief and tributes for one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation. The 63-year-old star of blockbusters such as "Good Will Hunting," "Good Morning Vietnam" and "Mrs...
 
Erdogan leads Turkey's landmark presidential elections
10.08.2014 [22:29]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to win the presidential election Sunday with over 53 percent of the votes, according to Anadolu Agency. With nearly 93 percent of the votes counted, Erdogan leads as Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, has gained more than 37
 
Azerbaijanis in Sweden rally against Armenians` ceasefire violations
10.08.2014 [13:56]
Azerbaijanis living in Sweden and representatives of the Turkish diaspora have held a protest rally in Göteborg against recent escalation of violence on the contact line and along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. The protesters condemned repeated attempts by the Armenians to sabotage the positions of
 
All passengers die in Tehran plane crash
10.08.2014 [12:43]
All 40 passengers, including seven children, of the crashed airplane have reportedly died, according to IRNA news agency. The plane, belonging to Taban Airlines, crashed when its engine was reportedly shut down shortly after taking off from International Mehrabad Airport at 9:45 local time
 
Turkey votes in landmark presidential election
10.08.2014 [10:44]
Voting is under way across Turkey for the country's first ever presidential election put to a popular vote, according to the BBC. Three candidates are vying for the position, including current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
 
Egypt plans to build new Suez canal
05.08.2014 [20:35]
Egypt plans to build a 72-km canal that will make the country one of the largest industrial hubs in the world, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority told journalists at a ceremony to launch the project on Tuesday.
 
Japan`s shift to allow collective self-defense historic: white paper
05.08.2014 [18:25]
Japan`s recent reinterpretation of its Constitution to enable it to engage in collective self-defense has historic significance as the country seeks to bolster its security role and deter emerging threats, a white paper on defense said Tuesday
 
Nebuta festival begins in northern Japan
03.08.2014 [11:30]
One of Japan's biggest summer festivals has kicked off in the northeastern city of Aomori. The Aomori Nebuta Festival is known for its spectacular floats that parade through the city. The floats, called "Nebuta", carry huge illuminated paper lanterns shaped like legendary
 
Three killed in car bomb blast in Egypt
30.07.2014 [18:09]
Three people were killed in a car bomb blast Wednesday in Giza province, southwest of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, media reported. The three people in a small van were on their way to carry out a terrorist
 
Russian MiG-29 crashes
27.07.2014 [16:43]
A Russian Air Force MiG-29 fighter has crashed near Astrakhan, killing the pilot. According to reports, the crash was caused by the failure of aviation equipment. Officials told Russian media that the plane fell 30 km south of the Privolzhsky airport in the Astrakhan region in an area where there were no homes.
 
Japan lodges protest with North Korea over missile
27.07.2014 [16:02]
The Japanese government has lodged a protest with North Korea over Saturday's missile launch. The government filed the protest through the embassy in Beijing. It says the launch violates UN Security Council resolutions. Officials say they have received no reports so far of damage to aircraft or vessels.
 
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