Friday 29 August 2014
 
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Dust storm closes Kuwait's three ports

Operations at Kuwait's three ports were halted on Monday due to bad weather, the state news agency KUNA said, and an oil source said the Opec member has suspended receiving ships at the country's oil ports. "Maritime

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Bahrain alerts against dust storm

People with asthma or allergy problems have been urged to stay indoors as the dust storm that has engulfed Bahrain is due to continue for the next four days. They have been advised to wear face masks and take their medication regu

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Kuwait's port closes to tanker arrivals Tuesday

Kuwait's main oil export port stopped allowing tankers to dock in a thick dust storm on Tuesday, but those already loading at the terminal will be allowed to leave, a Kuwait Oil Tanker Company spokesman said. "As of 2 am there are no new b

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Dust storms spark health alert in Bahrain

Dust storms which have been sand-blasting Bahrain for 10 days could soon cause serious health problems, doctors have warned. More and more people are already reporting to Salmaniya Medical Complex and the country's health centres with weat

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Dust storm hits Bahrain

More than 150 people required hospital treatment after a severe dust storm descended on Bahrain on Friday. Doctors at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) were besieged with cases throughout the day as asthma patients and the elderly strugg

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