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Crackdown on illegal taxi drivers in Bahrain

Bahrain is cracking down hard on illegal taxi drivers. General Director of Traffic Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa said that in March, April and May 64 Asians, Bahrainis and Gulf nationals who run illegal taxis were arres

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100 illegal roadside stalls shut down in Bahrain

A campaign against illegal street vendors in a densely populated area of Bahrain has resulted in more than 100 roadside stalls being shut down in the first quarter of the year. It was launched by the Northern Municipality based on

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Bahrain vows clamp on illegal animal trade

Authorities have pledged to crack down on illegal trading of endangered animals and exotic birds in Bahrain. The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) is drafting a mechanism to curb the smuggling of protected species into Bahrain

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Abu Dhabi manufacturing industries price index down 8.6pc

Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing industries producer price index (PPI) declined 8.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year, as compared to the same period the previous year, according to a report. The latest report on the Prod

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Plan to demolish run-down homes in Bahrain underway

Plans to bulldoze run-down houses in old Muharraq, Bahrain and replace them with 300 new government homes are underway. Details of the pioneering project were revealed during a Muharraq Municipal Council meeting yesterday (April 5

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Saudi Kayan extends olefins unit shutdown in Jubail

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co said it had extended the maintenance work on the olefins plant at its petrochemicals complex in Jubail after a technical fault was discovered. In a bourse filing, the company said repairing the fault w

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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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Gold down on strong shares, set for biggest monthly loss

Gold edged down on Friday and was heading for its biggest monthly loss since September as European shares traded near seven-year highs and upbeat US data supported expectations of a rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. Gold

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Trucks to be used for waste disposal in Bahrain development

Up to 20 truckloads of human waste will have to be hauled off every day from a set of luxury housing developments in the Riffa area in Bahrain to prevent sewage flooding the streets. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain closes down

A wastewater treatment plant that serves Riffa Views, the Royal Golf Club and Awali announced last night (February 25) it was shutting down. Metito said that it was ‘forced to make the difficult decision’ and was demob

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