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April 2016

Notable 29 April Events

Put on your dancing shoes – today is International Dance Day. The ever eloquent heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali was stripped of his world title on this day in 1967 for refusing to join the US war against Vietnam. He said at the time,…

28 April Through History

On this day in 1937 former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was born. The date is shared by Athletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, who celebrates his 46th birthday the morning after a 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich. It was this day in 1945…

Leading Global Oil Producers – Russia

Russia Russia has a similar breakeven price requirement to Saudi Arabia ($105), but its economy has been hit by factors beyond the barrel price, like some other large-scale producers. Economic sanctions in place as a result of…

MERI Economic Forum Opens In Erbil

The Middle East Research Institute (MERI) opened its latest conference on 27 April, with a direct focus on the economy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The highlight of the first day was a panel discussion, Reforming the Energy Sector.…

Yalla At The Movies: The Jungle Book

From an epic opening dash through the jungle all the way to heroic ending, via the mean streets of growing up, identity and loss, this sumptuously realised film lifts the very best from the original Rudyard Kipling stories and Disney…

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