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In summer, Iranians cool off at 'jewelled plains'

For those who prefer to bundle up rather than strip down in summer, Iran's highland pastures offer something cooler than the usual coastal retreats. Javaher Dasht, which translates as "jewelled plains," is 2,000-m ab

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Clubs refuse to rule out summer Qatar World Cup

European soccer clubs have refused to rule out a summer World Cup in Qatar in 2022, saying they want to be given "strong, decisive" reasons before accepting a decision to move it to a different time of year. The European

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380 Bahrain firms violate summer work ban

A total of 380 firms violated Bahrain's summer work ban this year. During the last two weeks of the ban, which ended on Sunday, 114 violations were registered involving 259 labourers. Labour Ministry officials have inspected 1

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Saudi warning on mid-day work ban violations

Saudi labour officials have warned tough action against those who defy the mid-day work ban after 78 companies were found violating the rule during a surprise raid in the Eastern Province, said a report Officials from the ministry

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Skills training for youth at Bahrain’s summer camp

Leadership training, sign language courses, developing computers and designing fashion lines are just some of the activities offered at the country's biggest summer camp. More than 1,500 young Bahrainis, aged between nine and

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Bahrain’s power consumption set to peak

Bahrain recorded its highest level of electricity consumption at 3,048 MW this summer on Tuesday, said a senior government official. “The previous highest was 2,040 MW, recorded on June 12,” Minister of State for Elect

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More firms ignore Bahrain’s summer work ban

More than 260 organisations have violated Bahrain's summer work ban in the last seven weeks, a senior official has revealed. Inspectors visited 14,532 sites and recorded 266 violations involving 652 workers since the ban came

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Bahrain's 'Summer of Colours' begins today

The Bahrain Summer Festival 2014 begins today (July 31) with a groundbreaking show at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Held under the theme 'Summer of Colours', the sixth edition of the festival will r

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200 firms in Bahrain defy summer work ban

Nearly 200 companies have violated Bahrain's summer work ban in less than 30 days.   About 70 per cent of the violations were registered in construction sites in the capi

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Dubai’s retailers enjoy brisk Ramadan business

‘Ramadan in Dubai’ organized by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has witnessed another year of enthusiastic buying and selling. Malls in the city ha

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