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Bahrain replaces oil minister

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa was appointed energy minister, replacing Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza

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Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa replaced the oil minister in a minor cabinet reshuffle on Friday that affected two cabinet portfolios, state news agency BNA reported.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al-Khalifa, a member of the ruling family, was appointed energy minister, replacing Abdul-Hussain bin Ali Mirza. Mirza was appointed minister of water and electricity.

Bahrain, which is not a member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), produces about 200,000 barrels of oil per day.