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Gulf co-operation urged against Iran threat

Enhanced co-operation between Gulf nations is the only way to combat blatant Iranian aggression in the region, according to experts. The political and security specialists attributed the rise in regional tensions to a key nuclear deal signed between Tehran and world powers to cur

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Bahrain taken off US human trafficking watch list

Bahrain has been removed from a US human trafficking ‘watch list’ and praised for its ‘significant efforts’ in preventing the illegal practice. The latest US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report, which was released yesterday (July 27) by Secretar

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British passenger held in Abu Dhabi for insulting UAE, officers

Emirati Police have arrested a British citizen (of Indian origin) for allegedly insulting security officers and airport personnel, as well as the UAE, after he missed his connecting flight from Abu Dhabi to India. The traveller caused a scene at the Abu Dhabi International Airpor

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Key Bahrain role in Mars probe from Arab world

Bahrain could play a key role in sending a space probe to Mars from the Arabian Peninsula. The ambitious mission is being spearheaded by the UAE Space Agency, which plans to create an advanced industry combined with space science educational programmes in a bid to send an unmanne

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Bahrain’s amnesty awareness drive to start this week

A national campaign targeting illegal expatriate workers who are being allowed to leave Bahrain without facing any penalties will be launched this week. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in co-operation with several foreign embassies will conduct awareness programmes

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GCC urged to stand united against security threats

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have been urged to adopt a unified stance to confront security threats. “The Gulf states should look beyond hostile statements and scrutinise their motives and goals,”  His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin

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Iran calls for a united stand against militancy

Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among all Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers that raised concerns among Iran's Gulf Arab neighbours. "Any threat to one coun

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US plans to end Cuba travel and trade restrictions

Republican and Democratic US senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters. The measures being put forward at the Senate Appropriations Committee, if app

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Bahrain foils plot to smuggle arms from Iran

Bahrain has foiled a conspiracy to smuggle in high-grade explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition from Iran. Almost 44kg of explosives, eight automatic assault rifles with 32 ammunition magazines and a number of detonators have also been seized, reported the Gulf Daily Ne

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Egypt extends emergency in North Sinai

Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of Northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal. Insurgents have killed hundreds of soldiers and police

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