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Strong growth forecast in GCC, despite unrest

Growth is forecast to be strong in Bahrain and other GCC countries, despite unrest in the region, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In its semi-annual World Economic Outlook released yesterday (October 7), the IMF said t

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Petroleum producers ‘shift attention from Mideast’

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually adjusting to rely less on the Middle East. The countries around the Gulf and on the Arabian Peninsula still contain the grea

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Expelled top US official's murky past exposed

Expelled top US official Tom Malinowski has been personally involved in a catalogue of incidents designed to provoke unrest in Bahrain, it was revealed last night.   The US Assistant Secretary of State for Democr

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Bahrain hotel rejects 'false claims by paper'

A top hotel group has hit back at claims made by an Arabic newspaper that tourists were shying away from visiting Bahrain because of political unrest.   Kempinski Hotels, which has operated the Kempinski Grand an

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NIHR report on violations to be released

A report documenting alleged human rights violations faced by Bahrainis and expatriates since the unrest in 2011 has been completed.   The first report of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) will be

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Unrest victim's kin stranded at Bahrain airport

A Pakistani whose brother suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack in Bahrain three years ago has been stranded at the airport for two nights.   Ghulam Nabi returned to Bahrain on Friday after visiting

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Unrest trauma on rise in Bahrain

An increasing number of Bahrainis and expatriates are still seeking help for anxiety - three years after unrest erupted in the country, according to a senior consultant psychiatrist.   Anger, fear and a "chr

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Iran playing increasing role in Bahrain unrest

There is increasing evidence of Iran’s involvement in fomenting unrest in Bahrain, said a report in Britain’s Financial Times newspaper. A Western official told the daily that markings on recently-seized arms showed cl

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Payout for unrest victim in Bahrain

A Pakistani who suffered severe brain damage during a brutal attack three years ago could finally get BD50,000 ($131,836) compensation from the government, according to a top official. A gang of 10 men attacked Irfan Ahmad Bakhsh

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Sacked workers protest in Bahrain

Around 200 people protested in front of Bahrain's Labour Ministry yesterday demanding the reinstatement of workers dismissed following unrest in 2011. It was the 24th demonstration calling for jobs for those still out of work,

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