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Drug-resistant tuberculosis at crisis levels, warns WHO

Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of the lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Bahrain parties find common ground for long-term stability

Bahrain's Crown Prince and First Deputy Premier HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said political parties had identified five areas of "common ground" including potential parliamentary and judicial reforms, to help increase lon

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Farming reforms offer hope for Iran's water crisis

Water shortages have long been a problem for countries across the Middle East, where a high birth rate, rising consumption and poor management has strained already scarce resources. But Iran has fared among the worst. The country

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Syria crisis cost its oil sector $23.5bn

Syria's oil sector has lost around $23.5 billion due to damage to facilities and pipelines, looting and production delays since the start of the country's crisis in 2011 and output has fallen sharply, Syria's oil minister said.

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Bahrain warns against Iraq crisis spillover

Bahrain has warned against the potential spillover of the Iraq crisis in the entire region and cautioned the dangerous pitfalls of its developments.    Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa rei

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Bahrain King backs call to help Egypt

Bahrain has backed a worldwide call to convene a donor conference to help Egypt overcome its economic crisis.   His Majesty King Hamad voiced the stance as he attended the inauguration of new Egyptian President A

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New move to ease crisis on Bahrain-Saudi causeway

Major companies in Bahrain are being issued fewer exit cards allowing their trucks to cross into Saudi Arabia.   The move follows complaints from traders and clearing agents about trucks congestion on the King Fa

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Firms 'must have action plan for any crisis'

Many local organisations do not give sufficient consideration to planning for a crisis in advance, an expert has warned. Global law firm DLA Piper's litigation, arbitration and investigations partner Adam Vause told the Gulf D

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Bahrain's housing crisis to be probed

Bahrain's Parliament has launched an urgent investigation into the kingdom's housing crisis. MPs claim 60,000 are on waiting lists for government homes and some have been waiting for up to 20 years, reported the Gulf Daily

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'Parallel' dialogue to end Bahrain's crisis soon

A group of political societies will begin a series of talks next month aimed at finding solutions to Bahrain's political crisis. The slow progress of the government's National Dialogue initiative prompted them to launch th

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