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Jordan, Israel sign $900m Red Sea-Dead Sea project

Jordan and Israel have signed an agreement to go ahead with a World Bank-sponsored project to build a desalination plant in the Gulf of Aqaba and a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. The plant will be built in the sou

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Egypt-UAE in deal to develop maritime transport co-operation

The Red Sea Port Authority has signed a deal with the Abu Dhabi Ports to boost maritime transportation co-operation between Egypt and the UAE, according to a report. The deal aims at developing the countries’ maritime transp

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Alarm over dead sea mammals in Bahrain

Environmentalists have sounded the alarm over an overwhelming rise in dead sea mammals being washed up on Bahrain's shores. Sea creatures, especially dolphins, are increasingly in danger with at least two deaths recorded each

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Saudi Arabia sees major growth in shipping; $30bn projects under way

Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors with projects planned and currently in progress totalling more than $30 billion. Experts presented a series of papers to more than 200 delegates at the in

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Bahrain steps up sea patrols

Security has been beefed up at sea with two armed checkpoints set up off the Northern coast of Bahrain towards Iran. Three patrol boats will also assist the manned checkpoints, which have been designed to combat illegal activities

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2013 is seventh hottest year, rising seas worsen typhoon

This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 and rising sea levels caused by climate change are aggravating the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wedne

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Bahrain to host seminar on maritime safety

More than 100 leading maritime experts from across the globe will be in Bahrain next week to discuss ‘Safety of Life at Sea’ at a major international maritime event. The Bahrain Maritime Festival 2012 is being held fro

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Bahrain beefs up border security

Bahrain is beefing up its border security with the introduction of two new offshore checkpoints, which are in addition to three existing checkpoints designed to combat illegal activities at sea, including drug smuggling and human trafficking.

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Bahrain warns against unstable weather

Bahrain has issued a warning to fishermen and swimmers to stay clear of rough waters as weather conditions continue to be unstable and two people were reported drowned within a span of just 24 hours. The death of the two fishermen brought

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Bahrain to expand artificial reefs drive

A major initiative which aims to save Bahrain's depleting fish stocks by placing artificial reefs into the sea in several areas is being expanded following its initial success. It is being carried out by the Fisheries and Marine Resources

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