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Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi PM overhauls electricity ministry after protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has sacked a number of electricity ministry officials, his office said on Thursday, in the latest attempt to quell public anger at chronic power cuts.

Istanbul hit by rolling power cuts after snow storm

Istanbul hit by rolling power cuts after snow storm

Turkey's biggest city Istanbul was hit by rolling power cuts for a second day on Friday, caused by what the energy ministry said were faults on transmission lines due to heavy snowfall and a storm in the region.