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Suez Canal charging VLCCs coming from Arabian Gulf

Egypt's Suez Canal Authority has set new toll rates for oil tankers as part of a six-month experiment that came into effect on Thursday, it said on its website. Very large crude carriers (VLCCs) transitting the canal from the

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Bahrain-based kitesurfer eyes world record

A kitesurfer based in Bahrain is aiming to break her second world record by crossing the Arabian Gulf to Oman. German national Anke Brandt already holds the Guinness World Record for longest continuous kitesurfing journey by a wom

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Gulf oil spill sparks high alert in Bahrain

Bahrain is on high alert following a massive oil spill in the Arabian Gulf, which was deliberately caused by an Indian ship, a report said. Desh Shanti was caught dumping oil near Iranian waters on Tuesday after ignoring official

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GCC eyes Arabian Sea for safer water supplies

Gulf Cooperation Council countries (GCC) are planning a joint water supply system that takes seawater from outside the Gulf and distributes drinkable water across member states, an official at the GCC Secretariat General said. Sca

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Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman launched

R Hotels, a unit of R Holdings, has launched Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, a four-star deluxe property. Located on the Corniche Road, the 107-rooms and suites Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman overlooks the beach and waters of the Arabian Gulf

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Hormuz closure 'may hit companies'

The increase in tensions in the Arabian Gulf and the Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial transit route for global hydrocarbon trade, may hit some firms, Fitch said. Whilst Fitch considers that this is a low probability

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Bigger oil industry role for Arabian Gulf

With the fallout from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in US, the Arabian Gulf region's central role is set to grow, said an industry expert. 'The recent events in the Gulf of Mexico have given all participants in the energy ind

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‘Air cargo weak point in aviation security’

A leading aviation risk expert has urged Middle East airport operators to “think the unthinkable” when it comes to security in the air and on the ground in order to stay “one step ahead of the bad guys.” Vice-president of Aviation Safety f

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BUiD to discus new study on climate change

The map of the Middle East could be reshaped by rising seas and populations displaced by global warming, according to major new research exploring the ongoing consequences of climate change. Developed by Professor Geoffrey Boulton of the

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