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As Syria bleeds, neighbours brace for refugees

With the pace of flight increasing from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's onslaught on rebel bastions like Homs, the country's neighbours are bracing for a refugee crisis of epic proportions. Despite freezing rains, snowdrift

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Iran warns Gulf states on 'dangerous' stance

Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on Thursday that Tehran had never tried to block the Strait of Hormuz but warned its neighbours against putting themselves in a 'dangerous position'. 'We want peace and tranquil

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Neighbours avoiding Bahrain visits

Residents in neighbouring countries have been avoiding travelling to Bahrain in light of the protests which have hit the country. Some students of Bahrain-based universities did not show up for lectures yesterday and plan to stay away toda

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Smugglers 'routing drugs to GCC via Iraq'

Bahrain and its Gulf neighbours face a 'relentless war' against massive drug smuggling as criminals are using war-torn Iraq to transit Afghan heroin into Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, says a United Nations report. The Internationa

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Iran says won't hit Gulf civilians

Iran has reassured Gulf countries that it would not strike civilian targets if it retaliates against the US military bases in the region. The country's top military commander gave the reassurance during an interview broadcast on the televi

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