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Stalled projects row in Bahrain's Northern Governorate

Only a quarter of the new homes, schools, heath centres and road networks put forward in Bahrain’s Northern Governorate in the last four years have been completed, it was revealed. The Northern Municipal Council yesterday cr

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Pay row labourers in Bahrain receive wages

A group of 41 labourers who said they were forced to sleep rough on the streets of Manama, Bahrain because their employer allegedly failed to pay them have finally collected their salaries. They received their payment for three mo

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Brent slips below $86, heads for 4th weekly loss

Brent slipped below $86 and is headed for its fourth weekly loss in a row, despite climbing by almost a dollar earlier, as investors see no respite in a four-month rout sparked by ample supply and slowing demand from Europe to China.

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New bid to solve containers row in Bahrain

Bahrain’s business leaders have pledged to investigate claims that a port operator has refused to release cargo containers belonging to eight major shipping companies in a dispute over unpaid fees. The port committee at Bahr

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Bahrain hospital blames unpaid bills in wages row

A private hospital in Bahrain has blamed non-payment of medical bills by patients for delays in paying its own staff.   The cash crunch at the International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) has resulted in 23 doctors an

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Sewage on streets 'a rights abuse'

Human rights activists in Bahrain have waded into an ongoing row over sewage flooding in residential neighbourhoods. They are threatening to take to the streets in protest and say overflowing human waste is an infringement of peop

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Kuwait row leaves economic plans on ice

A Kuwaiti walks into a lost and found bureau and says he is searching for the country's vaunted 30 billion dinar ($107 billion) economic development plan. The cartoon captures people's frustration at a long-running political row, 

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$1.5m bonus for RBS boss sparks row

The awarding of a reduced bonus just short of £1 million to the boss of state-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has sparked heavy criticism as Britain teeters on the brink of recession. RBS announced that boss Stephen Hester had been aw

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Bahrain ministry in row with Gulf Air

A row has broken out between Bahrain's Foreign Minister and Gulf Air over his seating arrangements during a recent flight from Kuala Lumpur. Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa is said to be so dissatisfied that he has issued a memo to mini

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Bahrain tourism bill sparks row

A row erupted in parliament yesterday over a new tourism bill, with some MPs accusing colleagues against the legislation of encouraging corruption and immorality. It was put forward by the Islamist parliamentary bloc Al Asala, which wants

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