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Indonesia offers to train Saudis in naval operations

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Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Muslim states of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia are exploring naval cooperation. Officials said Indonesia and Saudi Arabia have discussed such options as joint exercises, training and exchange of officers. “Indonesia is the world’s […]

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Iran to build $3 billion refinery in Indonesia

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Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran and Indonesia have reached agreement to build an oil refinery. Industry sources said Iran would construct the refinery in Indonesia in a project headed by PT Kreasindo Resources Indonesia and the Teheran-based Nakhle Barani […]

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Asia joins world economy’s new normal as China loses its edge

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John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “Asia Pacific economic economies will see subdued growth in 2013 after last year’s sharp slowdown caused by external factors,” is the prognosis from a recent UN survey. “Economic growth in the developing countries of […]

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