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Indian driver in Bahrain in plea for indemnity

A former driver for the Moroccan Embassy in Bahrain, who has served under six ambassadors over the past 25 years, claims he is being denied thousands of dinars in indemnity. Indian Chandran Madhavan, 60, filed a successful case at

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UAE, Kuwait to reopen embassies in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will reopen their Yemeni embassies in the southern city of Aden instead of the capital Sanaa, the two countries' state news agencies said on Friday. Sanaa was captured in September by the Sh

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UAE closes its embassy in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates anounced the closure of its embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, state news agency WAM said. The UAE follows Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, Britain, France and Italy in shutting their missions

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Saudi, West evacuate embassy staff from Yemen

Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen after a power grab by Houthi militia there, a move reflecting the hostility of majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis. Riyadh has s

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Security stepped up at US facilities in Bahrain

Security has been stepped up at US facilities in Bahrain coinciding with the release of a report on the use of torture in CIA interrogations. Additional police patrols and National Guard personnel were visible around the US Embass

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Bahrain embassy work in Abu Dhabi on track

Construction is underway on the new Bahrain embassy headquarters in the Diplomatic Area, Abu Dhabi.   The ministries of foreign affairs and works are undertaking the 16-month

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US pulls embassy staff from Libya

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the US State Department said.

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Kuwait embassies to issue visit visas

Kuwait has issued a decree allowing its embassies and consulates to issue visit visas to citizens from all countries except those from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said a report. Under this new rule, all typ

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Bahrain to open embassy in Brazil

Bahrain is due to open an embassy in Brazil, which will be the country's first diplomatic posting in South America.   Parliament first proposed the idea in February and the Cabinet gave it the green light yes

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Israel bombs Syrian posts over Golan attack

Israel attacked several Syrian military sites on Wednesday in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. It said targets included a Syria

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