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August 26, 2014

Balfour Beatty, Carillion and Mott MacDonald are a few of the firms to win contracts (File/AFP)
06:52 GMT
The UK's top construction firms have won infrastructure contracts worth $1.65 billion to build roads, hotels, museum projects and drainage networks for World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

August 24, 2014

The KRG has repeatedly declined to identify buyers of its oil or say who is helping to coordinate the sales.
12:24 GMT
In June, a tanker carrying 1 million barrels of Kurdish oil sailed from Ceyhan that was delivered into Israel's Ashkelon port after first being transferred at sea to another vessel.

August 18, 2014

Baghdad remained adamant in opposing any independent arrangements to ship oil from Kurdistan away from its control.
21:00 GMT
Two oil tankers Minerva Joy and the United Kalavrvta seem to symbolize the future of Iraq and whether it will remain a unified entity or will break up.
The upcoming tripartite talks between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan were initially planned to take place in Cairo but were later moved to Khartoum.
11:19 GMT
"Egypt has a new vision, that will not affect Egypt's water share, and we are expecting that the other party responds to it," said El-Moghazi.

August 14, 2014

The Fitch statement from Monday -- which some observers interpreted as fairly balanced -- warned that the Turkish economy is not immune from political risks.
04:55 GMT
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi responded harshly to a statement from global ratings agency Fitch via tweets that he posted on Tuesday morning, adding a new statement to a number of previous criticisms from the government regarding international rating agencies.