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4 injured in apartment fire in Abu Dhabi

Four people, including one firefighter, were injured in a fire that broke out in the bunk beds of an apartment in a 17-storey building in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Police and the Civil Defense extinguished the fire, said a statemen

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Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israel said it launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in

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Fires spark new safety warning in Bahrain

An alert has been issued over the potentially lethal consequences of overloading power supplies, following a spate of fires caused by short-circuits in Bahrain.   So far this

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Amazon's 'Fire' comes with 3D display

Amazon.com chief executive officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday that comes equipped with a 3D-capable screen, a feature intended to differentiate the latest entrant to the crowded mobile device market. &n

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Manama suq traders warn of blaze threat

Traders have warned of "destructive" fires that could devastate hundreds of businesses in Bahrain's oldest suq if safety measures are not upgraded.   They say the majority of more than 1,300 shops i

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Exova opens new fire consultancy in Doha

Exova Warringtonfire, a specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has opened its new Qatar fire consultancy business.    The first independent global fire engineering specialist will o

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Exova opens new fire consultancy in Doha

Exova Warringtonfire, a specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has opened its new Qatar fire consultancy business.    The first independent global fire engineering specialist will o

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Small fire at Aramco gas plant, no disruption

Saudi Aramco said emergency crews had put out an electrical fire on Monday in a transformer feeding a gas plant with no disruption to gas supplies. "As a precautionary measure, the Berri Gas Plant was taken off line, and it i

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Bahrain's blaze-hit market to reopen

A popular market in Bahrain that was hit by two massive fires in as many years is expected to open later this month.   Isa Town traditional market suffered extensive damage in March this year, when 46 firemen bat

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Teenage sisters die in Bahrain fire horror

Two teenagers suffocated to death when fire ripped through the first floor of their two-storey home in Sitra.   Sisters Ghadeer and Zahra Khadim, aged 18 and 19, were sleeping in their bedroom when the blaze brok

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