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World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Four killed in Iraq fuel protests - police

RAHINAWA, Iraq (Reuters) - Security forces in Iraq shot dead four people protesting against a recent hike in fuel prices on Sunday, police said, after rioters set cars and petrol stations on fire near the northern oil city of Kirkuk.

World 01 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Trucks start rolling as Iraq tackles fuel crisis

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq started trucking fuel from its main oil refinery in the north to cities across the country on Saturday to ease a crisis that has triggered panic buying and long queues at petrol stations.

World 02 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq oil exports slip; minister quits

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's oil exports hit their lowest level since the war, according to figures released on Monday, heightening a sense of crisis as fuel supplies grow scarce and political leaders struggle to form a government.

World 12 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Turkey bird flu unlikely to affect program - IMF

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The outbreak of avian flu in Turkey is not likely to affect the country's loan program with the International Monetary Fund at this stage, a fund spokesman said on Thursday.

World 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq plans tenfold rise in fuel prices in 2006

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will gradually increase state-controlled domestic fuel prices tenfold in 2006 to meet International Monetary Fund demands, an Iraq official said on Monday.

World 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Germany backs full G8 membership for Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany supports Russia's full membership in the so-called

World 07 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Critical shortage of doctors in developing world - WHO

LUSAKA (Reuters) - A critical shortage of doctors and nurses is causing unnecessary disease and death across much of the developing world as health-care workers seek jobs in rich nations, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

AseanPlus News 11 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sustaining Asia’s growth through strong demand

AS ASIA faces another year of strong growth in 2006, the region's external surpluses have increasingly become part of an international debate over global imbalances. While that debate has centred on Asian currencies and US spending, there is another dimension to the discussion: Policies to strengthen domestic demand in Asia.

World 27 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Blair says world must forget past and help Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair appealed on Friday for more international support for Iraq and urged quick reform of world bodies such as the United Nations, World Bank and IMF to tackle future crises like Iraq.

AseanPlus News 18 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Latin Americans turn left: Will Filipinos follow?

Since 2000, Latin American electorates have brought leftist coalitions into power. Leftist presidents now preside over most of America's southern hemisphere.