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Syrian militants capture 43 UN soldiers, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Maid hiring costs surge in Bahrain

The cost of recruiting an Indonesian housemaid has reached BD1,200 ($3200) compared to BD800 in January, while sponsors have to pay about BD1,000 to recruit a Filipino maid, a report said. Bahrain Recruiters’ Society chairman Fare

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First Mers case in Philippines reported

A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus has arrived home from the UAE, Philippine officials said yesterday.    It’s the first known case

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OSN launches two top Filipino channels

OSN, a leading pay-TV network in the region, has launched two new ABS-CBN channels, bringing the world’s best Filipino entertainment and news content to viewers and marking it as the new TFC hub for subscribers in the region.

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Licencing exams boost for Filipino expats

A new organisation has been set up to conduct Special Professional Licensure Examinations (SPLBE) for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Bahrain. The Philippine Professional Organisation-Bahrain (PPOB) will help qualified OFWs to take lic

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Gulf Air backs Filipino bowling club

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently sponsored the Qatar-based All Filipino Tenpin Club’s (AFTC) second season league matches, as well as the club’s participation in an upcoming GCC level tournament. The 14th GCC Bowling Tou

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Saudi bans Indonesia, Filipino workers

Saudi Arabia has stopped granting work permits to domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines, following hiring conditions imposed by the Asian countries, said a report. The Saudi move comes after authorities in Indonesia and Phili

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Gulf Air bin baby reunited with family

A newborn child who was dumped in a toilet waste bin on board a Gulf Air flight by his mother has been taken out of care. George Francis, now eight months old, was abandoned during a flight to Manila last September. He was initiall

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Filipino brand to take part in Gulfood

Nanay Tuneng, a Filipino native snack, sweets and condiments brand, will participate at the upcoming Gulfood 2010, the region’s largest exhibition for the food, beverage and hospitality industry. Gulfood 2010 will run from February 21 to 2

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Filipino business magazine to be launched in Bahrain

A new business publication that aims to foster trade between Bahrain and the Philippines is to be launched later this year. The quarterly magazine will be published by the Philippines Business Council – Bahrain on behalf of the Philippines

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