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Kidnapped oil workers freed in Colombia

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 12:12

The kidnapping was attributed to the National Liberation Army, or ELN, the smaller of Colombia`s two guerrilla groups.

Ten killed in Kazakh Independence Day clashes

Last Updated: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 00:27

Ten people were killed in clashes between striking oil workers and police at a ceremony marking Kazakhstan`s Independence Day in the western city of Zhanaozen.

Kidnapped oil workers released in Colombia

Last Updated: Monday, August 01, 2011, 22:34

The workers were checked by military doctors in the city of Arauca then released.

Gunmen kidnap 4 Chinese oil workers in Colombia

Last Updated: Thursday, June 09, 2011, 13:35

Officials in Colombia are blaming the incident on the FARC rebel group.

23 oil workers kidnapped in Colombia: Company

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 11:38

At least 23 Colombian employees of a subcontractor for Canada`s Talisman Energy have been kidnapped in eastern Colombia, according to a spokesperson for the oil firm.

Militants abduct seven oil workers in Nigeria

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 23:59

Nigeria`s main militant group MEND says it abducted seven oil workers at an offshore oil facility owned by ExxonMobil corporation and threatened to step up violence in the region which is vital to US oil supplies.

Copter crash kills 6 oil workers, 2 pilots: Mexico

Last Updated: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 22:35

A helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in southeastern Mexico, killing all 8 people on board.

Oil workers expand strikes at French refineries

Last Updated: Friday, October 15, 2010, 19:00

Strikes spread to all of France`s oil refineries on the 4th day of nationwide protests over govt`s plan to raise retirement age.

Nigerian oil union protests killings of workers

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 18:05

Nigeria`s white-collar oil workers union on Tuesday protested the murder of two colleagues in the restive oil hub of the Niger Delta and gave the government two weeks to hunt down the killers.