Thursday 18 September 2014
Summer heat

Summer heat, rain on rise as weather gets trapped

Summer heatwaves and downpours have become more frequent in the northern hemisphere this century, apparently because extreme weather can get trapped for weeks in the same place in a warming world, a study showed. Disruptions to th


Sickle cell claims 13th victim in Bahrain

A Bahraini yesterday (June 15) became the 13th sickle cell patient to die since the start of this year, a report said. The Gulf Daily News earlier reported authorities were restricting access to prescription painkillers to combat


Changes to summer work ban rules sought

A top emergency doctor has called for a 'pro-active' approach regarding the summer work ban for workers in Bahrain, saying it should be implemented in co-ordination with meteorology officials. Cases of people suffering from heat ex


Noon work ban for workers

The Cabinet has moved to protect workers from Bahrain's scorching summer heat. The Premier has urged a ban on construction or other outdoor work from 12 to 4 pm during July and August. 'This stems from the government's concern fo

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