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150 flights between Saudi, Iran halted

Around 150 direct flights between Iran and Saudi Arabia carrying thousands of pilgrims every month have been halted as diplomatic ties between the two countries were severed, aviation sources said on Tuesday. Saudi Foreign Ministe

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Cathay suspends flights over Iran after missile alert

Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has ceased all flights over Iran and the Caspian Sea in response to a warning issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) about missiles being fired at Syria, said a report. The airlin

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New one-stop centre opens in Manama

A new BD70,000 ($184,225) one-stop shop for Capital Governorate residents opened yesterday (September 16) opposite Gold City in Manama, Bahrain. Aimed at providing a single point of contact for the public, the centre features eight counters, t

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330 smugglers stopped from entering Bahrain this year

More than 330 drug smugglers were stopped from entering Bahrain in the first five months of this year. This was revealed by Interior Ministry Anti-Narcotics Directorate head Colonel Mubarak bin Huwail, who said increased co-ordina

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Bahrain bus stops revamp plan to be launched

Hundreds of bus stops and shelters across Bahrain will be replaced under a scheme set to be launched next month. Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry Under-Secretary for Land Transport and Postal Affairs Mariam Ahmed Jum

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Qatar should stage World Cup ‘only if exploitation stops’

The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, Fifa presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview. The Frenchman said that Fifa's capability to govern the s

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Ebola ‘must be stopped at source, not via travel bans’

Closing national borders to people from countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak is "not an effective strategy" for stopping the deadly disease, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. There is only one way

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Emirates to stop flights to Arbil

Emirates airline is set to stop flights to Arbil, the capital city of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, in northern Iraq, from August 12, said a report. The decision comes at the back of the struggle of Iraqi and Kurdish forces to counte

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Dubai airport in drive to stop illegal ivory trade

Dubai International Airport’s authorities have seized 1,500 ivory products and tusks in the last three years, said a report.   Some tusks were over two metres long, a Dubai Police office reported, as part o

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Bahrain calls GCC to speak out against terrorists

Bahrain yesterday called on the GCC to speak out strongly against terrorists, stressing the kingdom's resolve to stop them from spreading violence and hatred. "There is no justification for violence and those who support

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