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Etihad to enhance US operations with aircraft changes

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, continues to optimise its US network with equipment changes on two key markets in 2016. Currently the UAE's national carrier operates leased Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER aircraf

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UN climate talks to last an extra day into Saturday

Talks on a global accord to combat climate change are taking longer than planned to overcome disputes and will last an extra day into Saturday (December 12), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.  

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Climate deal in sight though finance, timing gaps remain

The chairman of global climate talks in Paris has said negotiators were on the cusp of an agreement, despite persistent differences on key issues dividing rich and developing countries in nearly two weeks of talks.  

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Doctors ‘mindset change could reduce expenditure’

A change in the mindset of senior public health sector medics could reduce expenditure by 25 per cent, said a Health Ministry expert. Health Ministry senior adviser Mohammed Jassim, who heads the Patient First team at Salmaniya Medical Complex

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Rise in sea level ‘a threat to Bahrain’

An expected rise in sea level caused by climate change will submerge many of Bahrain’s low-lying coastal areas, warned a top official. The Middle East will also experience more frequent extreme weather conditions by the end of the 21st c

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Construction labour wages up 17.4pc in Abu Dhabi

The average wages of construction labour in Abu Dhabi increased 17.4 per cent in July 2015 compared with the same month last year, official data said. The wages grew 7.8 per cent in July 2015 over June, according to data released

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GFH's name changed to 'GFH Financial Group BSC'

GFH has informed its shareholders and the markets that, in line with its extraordinary general meeting’s approval obtained on April 12, it has completed the formalities with the relevant authorities for changing its commercial name.

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Climate change 'may worsen instability in ME’

Climate change could aggravate existing instability in the Middle East, a diplomat has warned. French Ambassador to Bahrain Bernard Regnauld-Fabre said rising sea levels and increased desertification posed serious security concern

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Bahrain to host major forum on climate change

A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making. Bahrain Europe Environment Week opens at the Arab Regional Centre

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100 natural disasters ‘could strike in the Arab region’

More than 100 'natural disasters' could strike in the Arab region in the next four years because of climate change, according to a new report. The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2015 predicts that disasters such as e

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