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Indian worker stranded in Bahrain to fly home

An Indian worker who has not seen his family for 25 years is due to return home tomorrow (July 12).   Parasuram Hublikar came to Bahrain in 1976 to work as a garage mechanic, but was slapped with a travel ban in

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Bahrain Labour Ministry warns striking workers

Striking workers at a Riffa garment factory now face deportation if they do not return to work today (June 16) following an ultimatum issued by the Labour Ministry yesterday.   An estimated 2,000 workers at MRS F

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Kidnap victim returns to Bahrain

Dozens of relatives and friends gathered at Bahrain International Airport yesterday to welcome home Ali Ahmed Al Nashaba, the 20-year-old student who was kidnapped and held hostage in Malaysia for 18 days. He was showered with swe

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KFIC equity fund posts 20pc return

Kuwait Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) said its Al-Bashaer GCC equity fund has attained an annual return of 20.02 per cent. The company’s Al-Wasm fund marked an annual return of 7.91 per cent, said a statement.

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Titanic cruise ship forced to turn back briefly

A cruise ship retracing the Titanic's fateful voyage 100 years ago was forced to turn back towards Ireland on Tuesday after a passenger developed heart problems.      The Balmoral is carrying 1,309 passengers, abo

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Musharraf to return to Pakistan, lead party in polls

Exiled former president Pervez Musharraf said on Sunday he would return to Pakistan later this month to lead his recently-formed party in campaigning for a parliamentary election, despite the possibility of his arrest and concern over his security

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Saleh returns to Yemen amid gunfire, blasts

President Ali Abdullah Saleh unexpectedly returned to Yemen on Friday after three months in Saudi Arabia recovering from an assassination attempt, raising the risk of further violence and civil war. As Saleh's return was reported on state

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Indian expats ‘face bleak future on return’

Only five per cent of Indian expatriates working in Bahrain and the Gulf would be able to lead a comfortable life if they were forced to return home, according to a regional study. The results reflect the extravagant lifestyles of their fa

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Confidence 'returning to the UAE'

Confidence is fast returning to the UAE with the Abu Dhabi-Dubai duo leading way in the region, said a report by  Chesterton, the international property agency, citing several economic indicators. The Chesterton report said that the U

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Morocco sees return to export growth next year

Moroccan exports and industrial jobs will start growing again next year as business-friendly reforms help the north African country rebound quicker from the global economic downturn, its industry and trade minister said. 'In 2010, we w

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