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Terror fight against IS 'may go on for years'

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister has said military action against the Islamic State (IS) is part of a broader fight against terrorism that could go on for years. The country and regional allies Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and the

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Fight against Islamic State 'will fail if Assad stays'

Qatari Amir Shaikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has warned that the US-led fight against Islamic State (IS) militants will not succeed as long as Syrian President Bashar Al Assad remains in power. "We have to counter terrorism, y

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US, GCC vow strong ties to fight terror

The US and GCC states have pledged to strengthen co-operation to counter the threat of terrorism and enhance economic and trade relations, said a report. This came during the fourth ministerial meeting of the GCC-US Strategic Co-o

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Bahrain unveils new plan to fight terror

Bahrain has unveiled a new two-pronged strategy to beef up security and counter terrorist threats. "All measures will be taken to bridge any gaps, and remedy any loopholes through which the scourge of terror may spread to the

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Haj health training in Bahrain to fight viruses

Health workers in Bahrain are getting specialist training on how to tackle potentially fatal illnesses among haj pilgrims. The Bahraini Haj Medical Committee is being equipped with more than 500 types of medicines to protect an es

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Bahrain backs fight against terror

Bahrain has stressed the need for a global partnership to counter terrorism with resolve and efficacy. "Terrorism knows no border as no country is spared from its dangers and threats. This requires security and defence strategies t

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Assad 'no ally in fight against Islamic State'

French President Francois Hollande said opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally. Calling Assad an ally o

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.  

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Bahrain is 'winning war on drugs'

Bahrain has achieved remarkable progress in its fight against drugs, according to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.    On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Il

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Syria jihad mission teenager shot dead

A teenager has become the fourth known Bahraini to have been killed fighting against government forces in Syria.   Ali Yousif Al Binali, 19, from Busaiteen, was reportedly fighting alongside rebel forces against

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