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Al Jazeera TV reveals census study

Sunnis constitute 51 per cent of total Bahraini citizens, with Shi’ites accounting for the remaining 49 per cent, a special research team has found following a study conducted Al Jazeera.net website. The research, conducted between July 4

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China risks getting old before it gets rich

The harsh logic of China's one-child policy is starting to unravel, and census data to be released on Thursday may well stoke debate whether the ageing nation should relax restrictions.      Demographers worry tha

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New push to protect Bahrain expats

A call has gone out for governments of expatriate workers to further ensure they are fit to work or arrive in Bahrain through legal channels. The move is becoming increasingly urgent as the number of expats in the country is rising, said M

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Bahrain's population hits 1.2 million

Bahrain's population has soared to more than 1.2 million people - setting a new national record, according to the results of the latest census. It found a total of 1,234,571 people now live in Bahrain, an increase of 128,062 from 2008

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Iraq delays first census since 1987

Iraq postponed once again its first full census in more than two decades on Tuesday as it struggles to end a longstanding dispute between majority Arabs and minority Kurds over land and oil. No new date was set for the census, which had pr

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Iraq delays 1st census since 1987 over land row

Iraq postponed its first full census in more than two decades until December on Sunday to avoid triggering open conflict between Arabs and Kurds locked in a row over a swathe of oil-rich land in the north. The census is a keenly awaited ev

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Saudi population to rise on skilled labour need

Saudi Arabia's population will rise by 15.4 per cent within the next five years, mainly due to skilled labour imports for major projects aimed to diversify the kingdom's oil-based economy, a Reuters poll showed. Saudi Arabia i

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Bahrain census goes hi-tech

Bahrain has become the first country in the region to use a state-of-the-art technology to collect data for the 2010 census, it was revealed. It will cover details of population, housing, buildings, installations and agriculture, which wil

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Iraq to hold first census since '87

Plans are on track to take Iraq's first complete census in 23 years, a process that will help answer questions critical to the future of Iraq's northern oilfields, such as 'how many Kurds live in Kirkuk?' The long-delayed c

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Flawed census figures hurting GCC growth outlook

Alleged inaccuracies in population figures in Gulf countries could be painting a false picture of their developmental outlook, according to a report. Population estimates in a large majority of GCC countries, which are used by local, regio

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