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    Baghdad to bypass Iraqi Kurdistan with oil exports

    Baghdad on Tuesday began rehabilitating the oil pipeline to Turkey’s Ceyhan port that bypasses Iraqi Kurdistan, after a suspension of nearly three years, the Iraqi oil minister and lawmakers said.

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    India doing propaganda against CPEC to divert attention from Kashmir: Pak

    India is unleashing baseless propaganda against China Pakistan Economic Corridor and nothing good is expected from New Delhi, Pak Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

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    US says CPEC passes through disputed territory

    The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India.

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    Saudi king heads to Russia, with oil, investment and Syria on agenda

    The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world’s biggest oil exporters, are expected to discuss cooperation on oil production and differences over Syria and Iran on Thursday during the first.

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    Iran bans oil products shipment to Iraqi Kurdistan

    Iran’s Ministry of Roads and Urban Development has warned companies against shipment of oil products to and from the Iraqi Kurdistan “until further notice,” Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday.

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    China Eyes Iran as Important Belt and Road Hub

    China’s strategic interest in Iran is intensifying. Chinese manufacturers are looking to establish new operations in Iran, and Tehran is viewed as a vital transport and logistics hub.

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    Indo-Pak talks to safeguard benefits of Indus Waters Treaty, says World Bank

    As Pakistan and India concluded their two-day water talks here on Friday, the World Bank, which is mediating the talks, said the meetings were part of a process to safeguard benefits of the 57-year-old Indus Waters Treat

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    Modi, Abe lay foundation for bullet train in India

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined Abe at the ceremony for the railway project that will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad, before holding their summit in Gandhinagar in the western state of Gujarat.

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    Pakistan made great sacrifices in fighting terror, country has ‘clear conscience’:China

    Pakistan has made great sacrifices in fighting terror and has a clear conscience, China said on Friday, barely five days after Beijing joined other Brics members in condemning the terror groups.

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    India, Myanmar sign 11 MoUs to bolster bilateral relationship

    Marking a new foundation to strengthen bilateral ties, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements ranging from maritime security to cultural exchange.

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    India's Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects.

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    India starts exporting diesel to Myanmar

    India has started exporting diesel to Myanmar via a land route, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to enhance hydrocarbon trade with neighbouring countries.

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    Kurdish Independence Could Deal A Major Blow To Oil Markets

    The future stability of OPEC’s second-largest oil and gas producer could be decided by the end of 2017. Unrest is growing in Iraq as the Kurdish referendum grows nearer. Soon, the Iraq that we have known.

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    China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

    China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies.

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    McDonald’s to shut down 169 outlets in India

    The US burger chain, which has a presence in around 119 countries, said on Monday that it was terminating its agreement with Connaught Plaza Restaurant (CPRL) due to alleged breach of franchise agreements.

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    Saudi Arabia, Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

    Saudi Arabia and Iraq plan to open the Arar border crossing for trade for the first time since 1990, when it was closed after the countries cut ties following Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, Saudi local media.

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    China bans North Korean imports

    China will halt iron, iron ore and seafood imports from North Korea starting Tuesday, following through on new UN sanctions after US pressure for Beijing to strongarm Pyongyang over its ally's nuclear programme.

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    Kurds oppose Iraq-Iran oil pipeline

    Authorities in the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan have opposed exporting oil from the northern fields of Kirkuk via Iran, marking their first escalation of a spat which has started with secessionist calls.

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    Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

    In the dozens of lush green plantations across the picturesque hill station, the June-August harvest season normally provides the bulk of the nearly eight million kilos of tea sold a year – most of which goes to Europe.

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    India allowed to construct Kishanganga, ratle Hydroelectric Projects:WB

    The World Bank has said that India is allowed to construct hydroelectric power plants on the Jhelum and Chenab Rivers after secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues.

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    Qatar files complaint to WTO against blockading Gulf nations

    Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over an "illegal siege" imposed by its Gulf neighbors, the commerce ministry said Monday.

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    UAE-based Etihad loses $1.87B in 2016

    The Abu Dhabi-based airline's loss comes during a tough time for the Gulf's long-haul carriers, as a diplomatic crisis with Qatar upended regional air routes and Trump administration's travel ban on six majority Muslim.

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    Sri Lanka Cabinet approves long-delayed port deal with China

    Sri Lanka’s cabinet cleared a revised agreement for its Chinese-built southern port of Hambantota on Tuesday, the government said, after terms of the first pact sparked widespread anger in the island nation.

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    US announces new sanctions against Iran

    The United States announced new sanctions against Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile programme and what it called Tehran's support for terrorist groups in the Middle East.

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