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Bahrain vows clamp on illegal animal trade

Authorities have pledged to crack down on illegal trading of endangered animals and exotic birds in Bahrain. The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) is drafting a mechanism to curb the smuggling of protected species into Bahrain

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Abu Dhabi manufacturing industries price index down 8.6pc

Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing industries producer price index (PPI) declined 8.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, as compared to the same period the previous year, according to a report. The latest report on the Prod

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Plan to demolish run-down homes in Bahrain underway

Plans to bulldoze run-down houses in old Muharraq, Bahrain and replace them with 300 new government homes are underway. Details of the pioneering project were revealed during a Muharraq Municipal Council meeting yesterday (April 5

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Saudi Kayan extends olefins unit shutdown in Jubail

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co said it had extended the maintenance work on the olefins plant at its petrochemicals complex in Jubail after a technical fault was discovered. In a bourse filing, the company said repairing the fault w

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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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Gold down on strong shares, set for biggest monthly loss

Gold edged down on Friday and was heading for its biggest monthly loss since September as European shares traded near seven-year highs and upbeat US data supported expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. Gold

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Trucks to be used for waste disposal in Bahrain development

Up to 20 truckloads of human waste will have to be hauled off every day from a set of luxury housing developments in the Riffa area in Bahrain to prevent sewage flooding the streets. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain closes down

A wastewater treatment plant that serves Riffa Views, the Royal Golf Club and Awali announced last night (February 25) it was shutting down. Metito said that it was ‘forced to make the difficult decision’ and was demob

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Qatar's trade surplus stands at $25bn, down 7pc

Qatar's trade surplus for third quarter of last year stood at QR91.8 billion ($25.2 billion), down by nearly seven per cent compared to QR98.7 billion during the same period the previous year, according to a report. A Quarterl

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Oil output in Iraq's Kirkuk slumps 90pc

Oil output in Iraq's Kirkuk has slumped to 30,000 barrels a day since June, 90 per cent down on earlier this year, and a federal pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan may be out of action for over a year due to sabotage, Kirkuk's govern

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