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Gulf Hotel loses world record for largest cake

The Gulf Hotel in Bahrain has lost the world record for the largest tiramisu in culinary history. In March, more than 100 Gulf Hotel employees toiled for four-and-a-half hours to put together a 1,969kg version of the coffee-flavou

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Thumbay Hospital opens new facility in Dubai

Thumbay Hospital, a 150-bed private teaching hospital affiliated to the Gulf Medical University, has officially opened in Dubai, UAE. T P Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE inaugurated the new hospital, in the presence of to hosp

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Saudi Gulf Airlines plans to begin flights in Nov

Saudi Gulf Airlines aims to begin flying in November after receiving regulatory approvals, the new Dammam-based carrier said on Monday. Owned by the Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani & Sons group, the airline plans to fly from Dammam to three d

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'No new landing rights for Gulf carriers in Schiphol'

Air carriers from the Gulf states will not be given new landing rights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, a senior official was quoted as saying. The tough decision stems from the threat faced by region’s national carriers due

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Iran flexes muscles in Strait of Hormuz

Iran is using its sea power in the Gulf to show it will not be cowed by Washington's newly assertive Arab allies, prompting critics to accuse Tehran of destabilising the region. Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged

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Gulf mixed, Egypt falls further on MSCI index fears

Gulf stock markets were mixed on Sunday after oil prices diverged while it remained unclear whether the truce in Yemen would be extended. Egypt's market extended losses on speculation that it might eventually lose emerging market status.

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Gulf expats plan reunion party in UK

Expatriates, who used to live in Bahrain and other Gulf countries in the 1970s and 1980s, will gather in the UK later this year for a reunion. Former Radio Bahrain DJ Paul Stephen is hosting the Gulf Reunion Party in a village cal

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Iranian leader warns GCC over region's security

Iran will help oppressed people in the region, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday, days after Gulf Arab leaders met US President Barack Obama and expressed concern about Iranian expansionism. Khamenei also deno

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Dilmunia at Bahrain plot sold for $23.4m

The developer of the $1.6-billion Dilmunia at Bahrain project has sold a strategic plot for BD8.84 million ($23.44 million) at the Gulf Property Show held last week in Bahrain. A deal for the seafront plot of land on a man-made is

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US politicians warn Iran nuke deal will destabilise ME

US President Barack Obama is coming under increasing criticism from American politicians over a proposed deal to lift sanctions on Iran, amid concerns that it could threaten other countries in the Gulf, including Bahrain. Republic

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