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Tofas halts production after labour action

Turkish automaker Tofas said on Monday it halted production at its plant in the northwestern city of Bursa as employees joined a labour protest, adding the stoppage was not expected to have an impact on its sales. Workers at Tofas

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Bahraini fishermen protest 6 months shrimping ban

Bahraini fishermen gathered at the Bahraini Fishermen Society headquarters in Muharraq to renew calls to reject the new six-month shrimping ban. The fishermen said that the new ban, which has been extended from four to six months,

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Libyan chaos threatens more oilfields, gas exports to Italy

Libyan protesters have shut down an eastern gas field and threaten to close the western Wafa oil and gas field, which would stop gas exports to Italy, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   The closure will w

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Parents protest at Bahrain school over unhygienic conditions

More than 60 parents have protested outside a public school in Sanabis, Bahrain over allegations of rat infestations, power cuts and unhygienic conditions. They gathered outside the Sanabis Primary School for Girls yesterday along

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Bahraini businesses open despite protests

Bahrain was determined to go about its daily business yesterday (February 12), despite rioters' attempts to block roads and attack police in the run-up to the fourth anniversary of 2011's unrest. Shops and restaurants rema

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Saudi warns women against driving protest

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on Thursday issued a warning to women not to get behind the wheel in defiance of the kingdom's men-only road rules after a renewed social media campaign to challenge the law by driving in public.

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Pakistan PM chairs parliament session as crisis deepens

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament on Tuesday as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention. Sharif had called the session and he

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Pakistan protesters vow no let-up until PM quits

More than 20,000 anti-government protesters flooded the centre of Pakistan's capital on Saturday, vowing to stay in the streets until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigns. The numbers were far below what protest organizers expe

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New threat to revoke citizenship in Kuwait

Kuwait has ordered its Interior Ministry to review citizenship of people who threaten national security and vowed an “iron fist” policy, in a crackdown following violent protests.   In a string of dec

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20 killed as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

More than 20 people were killed and rioters attacked Vietnam's biggest steel plant overnight as violent anti-China protests spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south, a doctor and newspapers said on Thurs

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