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Kuwait: 2 sentenced to death for spying for Iran

A Kuwaiti court sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. The case also included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convic

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Emirati sentenced to death for joining IS

A man from the United Arab Emirates was sentenced to death in absentia on Sunday for joining Islamic State, local media reported. Local newspapers did not identify the man sentenced by the Abu Dhabi court. But the Arabic-language

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Emirati sentenced to death for joining IS

A man from the United Arab Emirates was sentenced to death in absentia on Sunday for joining Islamic State, local media reported. Local newspapers did not identify the man sentenced by the Abu Dhabi court. But the Arabic-language

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Bahrain floods bring death, misery

Heavy downpour on Friday brought death and misery to Bahrain causing long tailbacks on major highways and several neighbourhoods turning into no-go areas due to heavy flooding. And today will continue to be cold and cloudy, with r

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Sickle cell deaths in Bahrain spark outrage against medics

Two more sickle cell disease patients have died from complications associated with the condition, prompting campaigners to accuse medics of failing to follow basic treatment protocols. Mahmood Mohammed Al Mahdi, 38, from A’ali, and Samee

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Saudi haj disaster death toll at least 2,070: Reuters

The deadly crush that occurred at the haj near Makkah last month killed at least 2,070 people, nearly triple the number accounted for in a death toll maintained by Saudi authorities, a Reuters tally indicated on Thursday.  

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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Proper hand washing essential to cut high child death rate

Failing to wash hands with soap - one of the cheapest and most effective health interventions - costs the lives of children and undermines efforts to meet a new set of development goals, the United Nations children's agency (Unicef) said o

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Bahrain hospital denies swine flu death reports

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital has denied reports, circulating on social media, that it had registered its first swine flu death. Infectious diseases and clinical microbiologist consultant Dr Manaf Al Qahtani said 1,300 staff at the

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