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Gulf co-operation urged against Iran threat

Enhanced co-operation between Gulf nations is the only way to combat blatant Iranian aggression in the region, according to experts. The political and security specialists attributed the rise in regional tensions to a key nuclear

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New unity push by young Bahrainis

An anti-sectarian campaign has been launched by a group of young Bahrainis, who hope to unite the country in the wake of terror threats. The online initiative, #NoToSectarianism, is being spearheaded by Bahraini photographer Ebrah

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Blatter calls for unity at opening address to Fifa

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game. Addressing the Fifa delegation at Friday'

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New Yemen VP hopes to avert Saudi ground campaign

Yemen's newly-appointed Vice President Khaled Bahah, a widely respected figure named this week to shore up the legitimacy of the exiled Saudi-backed government, said on Thursday he hoped to avert a Saudi-led invasion to restore unity to the

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Bahrain film festival aims to promote unity

Short films and documentaries from more than 20 countries will be screened in Bahrain as part of a festival that aims to overcome sectarian tensions. The Bahrain International Unity Film Festival aims to provide a platform for loc

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Abbas swears in Palestinian unity govt

President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a Palestinian unity government on Monday in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to freeze US-brokered peace talks. Abbas, whose Palestinian Authority in the Israeli-occupied

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Bahrain terror acts 'work of a minority'

Acts of sabotage, terror and sporadic arson attacks are the work of a minority, His Majesty King Hamad said.   "When the media focuses on such acts it doesn't mean that all people are targeted," he

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Bahrain's unity film festival to become annual

Organisers hope to make Bahrain's first unity film festival an annual celebration of local talents. They plan to approach the Culture Ministry and Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) to have locally-produced films and documentarie

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New Bahrain strategy to boost unity, reform

Bahrain will launch a five-year information strategy designed to promote unity and reform, while also emphasising the importance of security and stability, said a top government official. "The strategy will begin this year an

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Hamas backs Abbas' UN upgradation move

The Islamist group Hamas said on Monday it was backing President Mahmoud Abbas's attempt to win more clout for Palestinians at the United Nations, the latest sign of a rapprochement between the political rivals. The Palestinia

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