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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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AAIB unit starts crisis assistance travel service

Frontier Travel Insurance, a part of Anglo Arab Insurance Brokers (AAIB), has launched the world’s first online crisis assistance plan. Business travellers to post conflict territories can apply for and buy the plan immediat

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Address water crisis now, Arabs told

Arab states must address water challenges if they are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, attain prosperity, and reach a future of sustainable human development, says a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.

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