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Amnesty rush at four embassies in Bahrain

Hundreds of illegal foreign residents flocked to their embassies in Bahrain yesterday (July 1) on the first day of a six-month amnesty, which allows them to return home without facing penalties. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi, Phili

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Qatar to open embassy in Iraq as ties improves

Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled states of the Gulf and Iraq

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VisaPort app enables instant visa applications

VisaPort, the world's first dedicated cloud for foreign ministries and embassies, has launched a new app to transform the visa process, enabling applications with the click of a button. The free app, which is available for iOS

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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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