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14 Indian sailors stranded in Bahraini waters return home

Fourteen Indian sailors stranded on board an oil tanker in Bahraini waters since December finally left the country last night. They were among the 16-member crew of Mongolian vessel MT Surya Kuber, which was banned from leaving th

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Sailors stuck on tanker after firm runs up a $300,000 debt

A group of sailors has been stranded aboard an oil tanker for months in Bahrain after the shipping company they work for racked up more than $300,000 in debt. Mongolian vessel MT Surya Kuber has been banned from leaving the countr

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Air India Express passengers stranded as flight is cancelled

Passengers have been stranded for more than 24 hours after a flight from Bahrain to Kuwait was cancelled on December 17. Air India Express flight IX 890 was supposed to leave at 10.15am, but a fuel leak detected on landing in Bahr

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Bahrain medical mission to Gaza strip stranded

Escalating Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip are preventing a team of Bahraini doctors from flying to the war-torn area to treat the injured.   More than 10 medics planned to

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Stranded UK mother in family visit plea

A single mum from Britain, who has been stranded in Bahrain for five years, is urging her embassy to be 'legal guarantor' so that she can visit family in London with her 11-year-old son. Jamie Laforme, 35, lost her job in

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Unrest victim's kin stranded at Bahrain airport

A Pakistani whose brother suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack in Bahrain three years ago has been stranded at the airport for two nights.   Ghulam Nabi returned to Bahrain on Friday after visiting

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Stranded expat desperate to see dying father

A British man who has been trapped in Bahrain by a travel ban for the past five years is desperate to return home to see his dying father, said a report. The 49-year-old, who asked not to be named for fear of jeopardising job oppo

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Bahrain move to end truck crisis

Moves to end the King Fahad causeway trucks logjam were put on the fast track yesterday by Bahrain's Cabinet in a session chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. He called for removing all obs

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Emirates says 35,000 passengers delayed

Dubai government-owned carrier Emirates, the biggest airline in the Middle East, has 35,000 passengers stranded and 2,000 tonnes of cargo disrupted from volcanic ash-related groundings, the company said on Tuesday. Tim Clark, the airline's

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Gulf Air 'mercy flights' to Beirut

More than 50 stranded Bahrainis in the violence-hit Beirut are to be flown in early this morning in a special Gulf Air Airbus A320. The airline sent an empty jet to bring home Bahrainis, who had travelled by road from Beirut to Damascus.

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