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Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to 'stabilise itself'

Saudis signal no push for oil cut as market to 'stabilise itself'

Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he expected the oil market "to stabilise itself eventually" but did not comment on talks with Russia held on Tuesday, which produced no firm pledge from Moscow to help support flagging oil prices.
Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control

Baghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control

This runs contrary to what Baghdad had sought from state control of fixed infrastructure within its jurisdiction, and the situation has spooked private investors and neutered Internet development outside Kurdistan, which sets its own rules.
National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

National Guard, police curb Ferguson unrest as protests swell across U.S.

President Barack Obama appealed for dialogue, and his attorney general promised that a federal probe into the Aug. 9 slaying of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, would be rigorous.
Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

Kenyan women pay the price for slum water "mafias"

Seven hours later, bullet-grey skies drizzled on and off, but the women stuck by their yellow jerrycans in the glutinous mud, awaiting their turn at the precious water tap.
Zimbabwe vice president on the brink of losing party position

Zimbabwe vice president on the brink of losing party position

State media has accused Mujuru -- who until recently was considered one of the front runners to some day take over from the 90-year-old Mugabe -- of plotting to challenge her boss at a party congress set for next week.