Sarah Birke

Economist magazine

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Middle East correspondent for the Economist

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Saudi Arabia wants to end its dependence on oil — at the same time it's increasing production.

Is the Desert Kingdom Ready for Change?

Saudi Arabia wants to end its dependence on oil — at the same time it's increasing production.

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Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and volunteer militia began an offensive today designed to expel ISIS, the so-called Islamic State from the city of Tikrit.

Iraqi Military Attempts to Retake Tikrit from the Islamic State

Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and volunteer militia began an offensive today designed to expel ISIS, the so-called Islamic State from the city of Tikrit.

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