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Fire risk as tonnes of bran left at Bahrain port

Millions of kilos of highly combustible material that has been left at one of Bahrain’s main ports could go up in flames at any moment, it has been claimed. The Bahrain Flour Mill (BFM) has been stockpiling 60,000 bags of bran, weighing a total of 2.4 million kilograms, at the Mina Salm

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Bahrain tops in living standards ranking in Arab region

Bahrain has been named the favourite in the Arab region among expats in many respects, according to a report.   The Expat Insider 2015 'The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2015' ranked the kingdom 17th globally, while Ecuador remained at the top, f

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France, Egypt in talks over helicopter carriers

France is in talks to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt after their sale to Russia was cancelled earlier this month, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. Cairo has sought to boost its military power in the face of a two-year-old insurgency based across t

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Saudi intercepts Scud missile from Yemen

Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday but the Saudi military said it intercepted it and retaliated with air strikes on Yemeni territory. Residents in Yemen's capital Sanaa reported hearing a big roar

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Entries still open for Etisalat Prize for Literature

Writers from Africa have two days left to enter the Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015.    The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever Pan African prize celebrating debut African writers of published fiction, said a statement.  

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Saudi executes four people in one day

Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out four executions in different cities on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number of judicial killings to 130 so far in 2015, a sharp rise on recent years. Three executions were of Saudi nationals convicted of murder. They were executed

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Saudi 'holding main suspect in Khobar bombing'

The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a US military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured after nearly 20 years on the run, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat said Ahmed Al-Mughassil, leader of the Hezbollah Al-Hejaz w

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Plea to reopen Bahrain-born banker’s murder probe

A Bahrain-born banker’s son is calling for the investigation into his father’s grisly death in Malaysia two years ago to be reopened. Hussan Ahmed Najadi, 75, was gunned down as he was leaving a Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur on July 29, 2013 in an attack that also seriously injur

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Bahrain agency may be sued over wheat export ban

The Bahrain Flour Mills Company is planning to sue the agriculture and marine resources agency for refusing to grant it permission to export subsidised wheat bran. The agency has claimed that the export of subsidised goods is banned under a Cabinet decision, reported the Gulf Daily News (

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Bahrain panel mulls new subsidies proposal

A parliamentary committee in Bahrain in charge of reviewing subsidies policy is considering a comprehensive proposal to redirect subsidies to benefit citizens and small businesses. This would include reducing electricity rates and petrol costs and adding a subsidised basket of about 15 basic

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