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  • Its relatively moderate income per capita from oil and gas, its modernized economy and society, and the important role of private companies in the energy sector make Russia look more similar to Latin American oil-rich states than to the Middle Eastern and African countries in which oil has been linked to dictatorship.

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  • Setting foot on Recto Bank is no different from setting foot on Recto Avenue, he said in a recent state of the union address, referring to an oil-rich area 80 miles from Palawan and a prominent thoroughfare in Manila.

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  • Kuwait's prime minister is on his first visit to Iraq since Iraqi forces invaded its oil-rich southern neighbor in 1990.

    Kuwaiti PM on First Trip to Iraq Since Gulf War

  • The north and south agreed to a complete demilitarization of the oil-rich region and the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers from Ethiopia.

    Obama Describes Situation in Sudan's S. Kordofan State as 'Dire'

  • Venezuela's army chief, Gen. Henry Rangel Silva, said the military would guarantee constitutional order while Mr. Chávez receives cancer treatment in Cuba and downplayed any talk of Mr. Chávez leaving the helm of the oil-rich nation that he has led for 12 years.

    Army Rallies Behind Chávez

  • The two Sudans are still at odds over several major issues, including borders and the future of the oil-rich Abyei region.

    South Sudan Accuses Khartoum of 'Economic War'

  • Hassan al-Turabi's arrest Monday came just hours after he predicted that northern Sudan is facing a popular uprising in the face of increasing economic problems that he says will be worsened by the expected secession of the oil-rich south.

    Observers Approve Conduct of Southern Sudan Vote, Predict Secession

  • Voting in the southern Sudan referendum was largely peaceful, although there have been tribal clashes along the north-south boundary in the oil-rich Abyei region that left 46 people dead.

    Observers Approve Conduct of Southern Sudan Vote, Predict Secession

  • Periodic revolts by Saudi Arabia's Shiite minority in the oil-rich eastern provinces have been easily contained.

    Gdansk, Beijing or Tehran? The hunt for parallels to the Cairo uprising.

  • The announcement came as Philippine President Benigno Aquino III warned China, in an interview with the Associated Press, not to intrude into waters claimed by Manila, saying his country wouldn't be bullied by Beijing in the dispute centered on the potentially oil-rich Spratly Islands.

    Beijing Stages South China Sea Military Drills


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