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Bahrain MPs agree travel ban reprieve

A royal decree that allows people residing in Bahrain to travel abroad despite having financial court cases pending against them has been approved by parliament and referred to the Shura Council. MPs yesterday voted in favour of t

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Qatar slaps travel ban on contractors amid probe

Qatar has banned some owners of construction companies, contractors and consulting engineers from leaving the country as it carries out a probe into how heavy rains damaged buildings and roadways, said a report. The investigation

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Bahrain eases travel ban rule for expats

Bahrain has announced an historic plan under which expatriates with a court-ordered travel ban will be allowed to obtain a work permit and subsequently legalise their presence in the kingdom. The agreement pertains to those who ar

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Bahrain eases travel ban rule for expats

Bahrain has announced an historic plan under which expatriates with a court-ordered travel ban will be allowed to obtain a work permit and subsequently legalise their presence in the kingdom. The agreement pertains to those who ar

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Newlyweds face ebola travel ban agony

A newlywed couple living thousands of miles apart say they are being prevented from seeing each other due to Bahrain's "Ebola travel ban" on their native Nigeria. Basil Maduakor claims he cannot leave the country or

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Ebola travel ban could make things worse: Obama

President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse. Lawmakers

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Ebola ‘must be stopped at source, not via travel bans’

Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way

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US rejects ban on travel from Ebola-hit countries

The US has no plans to eliminate travel from countries in West Africa suffering the worst Ebola outbreak on record, Dr Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a briefing on Monday. &q

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US to screen air passengers for Ebola

US President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnose

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Cameron pushes for travel bans on Russian MPs

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday he wanted to impose travel restrictions on "prominent Russian MPs" as part of the European Union's response to Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

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