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Jordan Q1 tourism income falls 11.9pc

Jordan's first quarter tourism revenue dropped 11.9 per cent as visitor numbers from Europe and North America fell by more than a fifth because of wars in neighbouring nations, Jordan's tourism minister said on Tuesday. Jo

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Jordan airline posts deeper loss due to regional unrest

Royal Jordanian (RJ), the national airline of Jordan, has reported a deeper yearly net loss of JD39.6 million ($55.9 million), hit by regional instability that led to the suspension of flights to some of its main destinations in the Middle East.

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Bahraini businesses open despite protests

Bahrain was determined to go about its daily business yesterday (February 12), despite rioters' attempts to block roads and attack police in the run-up to the fourth anniversary of 2011's unrest. Shops and restaurants rema

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Iraq's oil exports rising in October despite unrest

Iraq's oil exports from its southern terminals are holding close to a record high in October and Kurdish shipments are climbing, a further sign that fighting has not derailed an expansion of supplies from the Organization of the Petroleum

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Strong growth forecast in GCC, despite unrest

Growth is forecast to be strong in Bahrain and other GCC countries, despite unrest in the region, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In its semi-annual World Economic Outlook released yesterday (October 7), the IMF said t

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Petroleum producers ‘shift attention from Mideast’

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually adjusting to rely less on the Middle East. The countries around the Gulf and on the Arabian Peninsula still contain the grea

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Expelled top US official's murky past exposed

Expelled top US official Tom Malinowski has been personally involved in a catalogue of incidents designed to provoke unrest in Bahrain, it was revealed last night.   The US Assistant Secretary of State for Democr

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Bahrain hotel rejects 'false claims by paper'

A top hotel group has hit back at claims made by an Arabic newspaper that tourists were shying away from visiting Bahrain because of political unrest.   Kempinski Hotels, which has operated the Kempinski Grand an

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NIHR report on violations to be released

A report documenting alleged human rights violations faced by Bahrainis and expatriates since the unrest in 2011 has been completed.   The first report of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) will be

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Unrest victim's kin stranded at Bahrain airport

A Pakistani whose brother suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack in Bahrain three years ago has been stranded at the airport for two nights.   Ghulam Nabi returned to Bahrain on Friday after visiting

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