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Obesity rates spark alert in Bahrain

Bahraini men are some of the fattest in the world, according to a new book. The Economist's Pocket World in Figures 2015 puts Bahrain fourth in the world for portly men, with 31 per cent of the adult male population reportedly

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Rare dolphin species spotted on Bahraini waters

A warning has gone out to fishermen to be 'extra cautious' following sightings of a rare species of dolphin in Bahraini waters. The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) said a special team that checks water quality and m

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Alert over surge in diabetes rate in Bahrain

Bahrain has one of the highest rates of diabetes prevalence in the world, said its Health Ministry. According to new figures released by the ministry yesterday (August 17), 15.4 per cent of Bahrainis aged over 20 suffer from diabetes, s

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US ratchets up Ebola response, officials on high alert

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation centre at the highest response level to fight the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Dr Tho

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Bahrain steps up preventive measures against Ebola

Healthcare workers in Bahrain are on high alert to detect and properly manage any suspected cases of the deadly Ebola virus. Despite the low risk of the virus spreading to Bahrain, nurses and medics are being kept informed about the act

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Gulf countries warned over militant threat

Gulf countries, including Bahrain, should be on high alert amid increasing fears of an extremist insurgency gaining access into the region, according to experts.   They say GCC forces should also be prepared to t

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Interpol issues alert for missing Bahraini

Interpol has issued an international alert for a 17-year-old Bahraini who went missing last month.   The world's largest police organisation has circulated a Yellow Notice to 190 member countries as part of e

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Bahrain authorities warn of rogue labour camps

Authorities have blamed workers for putting their own lives at risk by living in 'rogue' labour accommodations. Workers often live in dilapidated structures registered as residential buildings which make it difficult for i

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Ukraine on high alert as Russian troops move in

Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of extra troops to Crimea and placed its military in the area on high alert as the Black Sea peninsula appeared to slip beyond Kiev's control. Russia's RIA news agenc

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Banks on alert over ATM fraud

Banks in Bahrain have been put on high alert amid fears of a rise in ATM fraud. The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) yesterday issued a circular warning all financial institutions to be vigilant of skimming devices, said a report in

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