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Warning to expats in Bahrain after UAE murder

Western expatriates in Bahrain are being urged to exercise caution after an American woman was stabbed to death in a UAE shopping mall. The 37-year-old teacher, a mother of twins, was murdered in a restroom just two days after a C

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Syria death toll tops 190,000 in 3 years

More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a UN report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable

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Bahrains’ sickle cell toll reaches 32

Bahrain registered its 32nd sickle cell death yesterday (August 15) - hours after health officials issued orders to treat patients suffering from the disease as 'high priority'. Bahraini Hassan Faisal Hamer, 28, died at S

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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2 workers crushed to death at Bahrain construction site

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident in Bahrain in which two labourers were crushed to death. Work has also been halted at Al Kobaisi Company in Hidd's industrial area, where a cement wall collapsed on top of

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Bahrain steps up Ebola alert after Saudi death

All visitors to Bahrain are being screened as they enter the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The news follows the death of a Saudi man in Jeddah yesterday, who authorities suspect contracted Ebola durin

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New safety warning in Bahrain as site deaths rise

An increase in worksite fatalities has prompted Bahrain officials to issue fresh warnings to construction companies to abide by regulations or face legal action.   The number

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Israel 'inclined' to extend Gaza truce

Israel is leaning towards extending a 12-hour truce agreed with Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli government source said on Saturday. "As far as Israel is concerned, there is no reason

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US seeks Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank a

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Egypt confirms death penalty for Brotherhood leader

An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and at least 182 of his supporters, judicial sources at the court told Reuters. The court's decision came two months

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