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Egypt eyes illegal buildings for tackling housing crisis

Egypt plans to offer cheap loans for completing apartments in unfinished buildings thrown up illegally across its cities, hoping to tackle a housing crisis that has helped to topple two presidents since 2011. Housing Minister Must

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Bahrain’s shrimp stocks drop due to illegal fishing

Fishermen in Bahrain have reported a "significant" drop in shrimp stocks in the last month because of illegal fishing. Fishermen's Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran said the season so far has been abysmal,

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Saudi plans new drive against illegals

Saudi Labor and Interior ministry officials have announced a plan to to intensify inspection of documents of foreign workers against residency law violations, a report said. Documents can be inspected not only at work places, but

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Safety warning over illegal pools in Bahrain

Inspectors have been facing difficulties in taking action against illegal private swimming pools in Bahrain, which put people's lives at risk.   They have been unable to enter the facilities without permissio

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Bahrain residents urged to report illegal housemaids

Authorities want people to report illegal housemaids or cleaners who are being hired out on an hourly basis.   Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi said they were operating ou

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Egypt to destroy illegal buildings along Nile

Egypt will destroy all buildings along the Nile River and its tributaries that were erected illegally, the water and irrigation minister said, seeking to protect canals needed to help grow food. The government will "not be co

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Dubai airport in drive to stop illegal ivory trade

Dubai International Airport’s authorities have seized 1,500 ivory products and tusks in the last three years, said a report.   Some tusks were over two metres long, a Dubai Police office reported, as part o

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US imposes $2.5bn fine on Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse has become the largest bank in 20 years to plead guilty to a US criminal charge, and will pay a $2.5 billion fine to authorities for helping Americans evade taxes, Attorney General Eric Holder said. But the Swiss ban

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Saudi imposes fines, jail terms for visa lapses

Saudi Arabia will punish people who employ foreigners illegally or break the terms of their visas, in an effort to encourage local employment. Punishment ranging from fines and jail terms to confiscation of assets and deportation

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Illegal church allegations to be investigated

Allegations that an illegal church is being built in Bahrain are being investigated by the government.   The Central Municipal Council last Wednesday halted work on the project in Buhair, said a report in the Gul

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