Saturday 30 July 2016
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Gulf states issue Lebanon travel warning

Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE have urged their citizens to stay away from Lebanon, citing security concerns in a country where fighting prompted by sectarian tensions in neighbouring Syria has unsettled areas near a northern port. The two sta


UK eases travel warning to Bahrain

Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has downgraded its Bahrain travel advice for its citizens. The British Embassy in Manama also announced that it would re-open today for the first time in two weeks. The FCO change


Remain on high alert warn embassies

Expatriates living in Bahrain have been advised to keep their movements to a minimum and remain on high alert, as a result of the country's unrest. They are being told to stay clear of major highways and particularly large crowds and d


Israel scraps Turkey travel warning

Israel has lifted an advisory against its citizens visiting Turkey, seeing reduced risk of violent protests over Israel's killing of nine Turks aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship as well as an opportunity to patch up ties. Revising a stateme

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