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Eviction warning for families linked to terror

Bahraini families could be evicted from government houses if homeowners are convicted of terrorism or their nationality is revoked. They could also be removed from the Housing Ministry's waiting list, as part of proposed amend

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Oman plans $142m housing aid programme

A total of 2,200 Omani families are expected to benefit from the government’s housing assistance programme valued at RO55 million ($142 million), a report said. The Ministry of Housing distributed RO17 million ($44 million)

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Expat businessmen in Bahrain seek special visas for families

Asian businessmen in Bahrain have called for long-term multiple entry visit visas to be introduced for their families. The suggestion was put forward at the second open meeting of the Bahrain Asian Traders Committee (BATC) held ye

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6,000 homes to be distributed to Bahraini families

A record number of 6,166 new homes will be distributed to Bahraini families this week, it has been revealed. At a media briefing held after the weekly Cabinet session yesterday (December 15), Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer said

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Saudi firms ‘must provide medical cover for expats’

Saudi Arabia’s Co-operative Health Insurance Council has urged all private businesses to provide compulsory medical insurance for expatriate employees and their families, said a report.   The employment con

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New help for Bahraini low-income families

Low-income families in Bahrain who are unable to pay their power bills could benefit from additional government support.   The government already subsidises two-thirds of the cost of power, but is prepared to hel

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Bahrain reaches out to flood-hit homes

Bahrain has set up a national committee to help flood-hit families. The lifeline follows Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa's visit to rain-stricken areas in Muharraq and the Southern

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Faraj Fund pays $1.6m debt of inmates

Abu Dhbai-based Faraj Fund has paid off debts totalling Dh6 million ($1.6 million) of 61 financially-faltering inmates as part of its Ramadan programme. It also provided assistance to 13 inmates’ families during Ramadan. &nb

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$2.6m for victims of Bahrain unrest

The first batch of compensation settlements, amounting to more than $2.6 million, will be paid in accordance with royal directives to the families of 17 people who died during Bahrain's unrest. The move comes on the recommendation of t

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Etisalat offers special Eid treat for families

UAE telecom operator Etisalat is offering 'family entertainment treat' for its eLife Triple Play and e-vision customers, by opening most of its premium TV Channels for free viewing during the Eid holidays. During the Eid holid

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