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New plan to extradite Bahrainis convicted abroad

Bahrainis convicted overseas could be extradited to the kingdom to continue their prison sentences, a report said. It comes as an urgent parliamentary proposal was initially approved yesterday and sent to the foreign affairs, defe

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Iran reopens Afghan consulate after protests

Iran has reopened its consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, a week after it was reported closed following anti-Iranian protests outside the compound, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. The demonstrators were protesting

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Turkish plane in ‘breach of Syrian sovereignty’

Syrian air defences had to react immediately to a Turkish jet flying at 100 metres altitude inside Syrian airspace in what was 'a clear breach of Syrian sovereignty', Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said on Monday. 'S

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Saudi warns citizens against travel to Syria

Saudi Arabia warned its citizens against travel to Syria and urged those in the country to leave because of the security situation, state media reported on Sunday. "In view of the continuing deterioration of the security situation in Syria

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Bahrain mulls new visa rules

Bahrain is considering introduction of new visa rules that mirror the policies of foreign countries when dealing with Bahraini visitors, said a top government official. MPs yesterday voted unanimously in favour of the proposal, which would

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Staff ‘safe’ at Bahrain Embassy in London

Members of Bahrain’s diplomatic corps were safe and well after two terrorists climbed onto the roof the Bahrain Embassy in London at 1.30pm local time, said a senior government official. Work at the embassy continued until 4pm despite the

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Embassy help for Bahrainis in Syria

Bahrain has asked its envoy to Syria to provide all the necessary assistance to its citizens living in the war-torn country, said a senior government official. "The embassy is constantly monitoring their situation and is keeping itself abr

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Bahrain ministry in row with Gulf Air

A row has broken out between Bahrain's Foreign Minister and Gulf Air over his seating arrangements during a recent flight from Kuala Lumpur. Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa is said to be so dissatisfied that he has issued a memo to mini

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Bahrainis in UK, Syria ‘safe and well’

Bahrainis living in the UK and Syria appear to be safe and well, top foreign ministry officials said yesterday (August 9). Bahrain's Embassy in London is continuing to monitor violence in the UK and will be issuing guidance if required

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