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Safety alert after Bahrain suq shop blaze

Safety concerns in the Old Manama Suq were highlighted again yesterday (August 30) after a shop was completely gutted by fire.  The clothes shop went up in flames at around 8am as an employee was opening it for the day, according to sourc

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Concern over attacks on Bahraini schools

Bahraini activists have expressed concern over a spate of attacks on schools shortly before the new academic term is set to start. It follows three incidents outside government schools in Muharraq in the space of a week, including the discover

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Higher land lease rates causes concern in Bahrain

A decision to increase rates for leasing land in Bahrain from 200 up to 600 per cent has caused concern among business owners. Rates for industrial land will be doubled to BD1 ($2.6) per square metre, rates for logistics services land will incre

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Oil prices edge back from 2015-highs on Yemen concerns

Oil prices have edged back from 2015-highs reached the session before, but remain on course for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Crude prices have surged

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Gulf Air suspends flights to Yemen on safety concerns

Bahrain’s national carrier has suspended flights to Sana'a, in Yemen, from today (March 26) due to safety concerns. Gulf Air announced the decision was taken as a precaution, after Yemen's President AbdRabbu Mansour

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Women leaders’ challenges in focus at Dubai meet

The challenges and concerns to global women leaders was the focus of a conference as part of the 105th International Women's Day celebration in Dubai, UAE recently. The 18th Global Women Leaders Conference, which was organised

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WHO still concerned about spread of Saudi Mers virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it remained worried about the spread of Mers, a respiratory disease that has infected and killed hundreds of people, overwhelmingly in Saudi Arabia. In an update issued after a meeting of i

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Kalashnikov Concern unveils new brand

Kalashnikov Concern, a part of Rostec State Corporation, has launched its new brand, as part of a rebranding of its corporate brand initiative. It has been designed to help the producer of small arms, with its 95 per cent share of

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Brent falls from $93 on oversupply concerns

Brent crude futures slipped further away from $93 a barrel on Tuesday and partially erased the previous session's gains, with concerns about abundant supply outweighing the positive boost to prices from the US dollar's recent weakness.

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Weight issues ‘a major concern among Mideast women’

Overweight issues has proved to be a high concern among Middle Eastern women due to an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, according to a recent report. The statistics released by Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail

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