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Turkey's Ziraat ends acquisition talks with Bank Asya

Turkish state-run Ziraat Bank scrapped talks to acquire Bank Asya on Thursday, deepening concerns over the Islamic lender's future and making it more likely it will be seized by the state. Bank Asya's profits and capital b

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Aids epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

New HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, the UN said on Wednesday, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".   "Mo

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Bahrain PM calls to end violence, urges Gulf Union plans

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from further tensions and crisis-mongering.   He warned against the current untenable si

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New talks bid to end violence in Sitra

A dialogue for Sitra is being proposed as part of a new initiative to tackle ongoing street violence.   Legislators want to sit down with village elders to find ways to overcome the situation and ensure young peo

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Gulf Air vows no more job cuts

No more job cuts will be made at Bahrain's national carrier after more than a quarter of its staff faced the axe last year, pledged officials.   An aggressive restructuring strategy launched in December 2012 has

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Residents call to end protests in Budaiya

Dozens of residents living in one of Bahrain's most troubled areas have signed a petition calling for an end to protests on Budaiya Highway.   It has been submitted to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdu

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Poultry farmers demand better deals to end strike

A poultry farmers' strike in Bahrain is still on the cards, despite reports that the dispute could have come to an end this week.   Farmers want a better deal and signed guarantees that their demands are bein

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Ultimatum to end Bahrain's dialogue impasse

National Dialogue participants should end Bahrain's three-year political stalemate in the next six months, according to a group of political societies. The Coalition of the National Political Associations, headed by the Nation

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Media awards deadline ends on Oct 1

Sharjah Media Centre (SMC) has announced that the screening committee is sorting the participations for the Government Communication Award (GCA) and eliminating those that do not comply with standards of the awards, as the deadline comes to a cl

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Yemen sets up $1.2bn fund for sacked citizens

Yemen has launched a $1.2 billion fund to give back tens of thousands of southern Yemenis jobs they lost after the 1994 civil war, a minister said on Tuesday, part of efforts to revive talks aimed at ending longstanding political divisions.

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