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Turkey coup catastrophic for its travel sector, says industry expert

Following the recent turn of events in Turkey, the outlook for travel and tourism demand in the country is likely to be impacted in the short to medium term, said Nadejda Popova, Travel Project manager, Euromonitor International.

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Saudi currency devaluation would carry major political risk

A devaluation of Saudi Arabia's currency could cause such political instability that Riyadh has little choice but to stick to its promise to use vast foreign exchange reserves to defend the riyal's 30-year-old peg to the US dollar.

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US, Russia, Turkey, Saudi explore political solution on Syria

The United States, Russia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia met on Friday to explore a political solution to the Syrian civil war despite the basic US-Russian disagreement over Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's fate.  

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Political reconciliation 'key to defeating Islamic State'

Islamic State (IS) militants cannot be defeated by military action alone, according to a leading expert. Mokhtar Lamani, who is former UN political representative in Syria and former Arab League representative in Iraq, said the te

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Secular political party recognised in Bahrain

A political society set up to provide a "moderate platform" open to all Bahrainis regardless of religion or sect will be officially recognised today, four months after its launch. The 70-member Al Watan (The Homeland) so

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Bahraini group denies link to terrorist cell

A political society in Bahrain has denied links to a terrorist cell that was uncovered earlier this week. The police had seized guns, ammunition, bomb-making materials and knives from the home of a terror suspect recently, said a

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Global bid to bridge urban gap urged

A global partnership to bridge an existing urban gap among countries and peoples is the best way to reduce political challenges posing a threat to international security and stability, the Bahrain’s Premier said. The nature

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Vulnerabilities that gave way to Arab Spring intact

More than three years after the start of the Arab Spring, political transformations have disappointed the lofty expectations of the masses that took to the streets to demand bread, dignity and freedom, said a report. The BofA Merri

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Bahrain hotel rejects 'false claims by paper'

A top hotel group has hit back at claims made by an Arabic newspaper that tourists were shying away from visiting Bahrain because of political unrest.   Kempinski Hotels, which has operated the Kempinski Grand an

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Bahrain political groups to play role in nation building

Bahrain's Premier has urged activation of the role of political groups in achieving Bahrain's goals.    His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa affirmed that the way is

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