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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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Obama orders sanctions over Russian moves

President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions on people responsible for Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, including travel bans and freezing of their US assets. U.S. officials said a list of pe

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Bahrain denies drafting travel ban list

Bahrain yesterday denied drawing up blacklists of people who are barred from travelling to other countries, a report said. "The role of Bahraini authorities is to bar people from leaving or entering their territories - in acc

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‘Telcos, banks behind most travel bans’

Telecom companies and banks are behind 90 per cent of travel bans imposed on expatriates in Bahrain, according to a top government official. The figure was revealed yesterday by Colonel Ghazi Al Senan, search and follow up directo

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Work permits for travel ban expats in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will soon develop a clearly defined mechanism for granting work permits to foreign workers facing travel ban, said its chief executive. Ausamah Al Absi said there was no legal li

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