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Makkah hotel hit by blaze, no injuries

A 20-storey hotel in Saudi city of Makkah was hit by fire on Friday morning, forcing immediate evacuation of the visitors. There were no reports of any injuries. Blaze engulfed the 7th floor of the building located at Shuhada neig

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Kuwait to restart blaze-hit refinery unit soon

Kuwait will restart operations at the crude distillation unit (CDU) of its Shuaiba oil refinery "within a few days", a spokesman of state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) said on Sunday. A limited fire on Frid

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Factory gutted in major blaze in Bahrain

Firemen battled a blaze in Sitra, Bahrain for more than four hours before extinguishing it yesterday (April 30). The fire broke out at approximately 2pm at the Nidukki Trading Company factory in the Sitra Industrial Area, said a r

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Bahrain villa owners seek damages after pipeline blaze

Villa owners at a luxury housing development in Bahrain are demanding compensation after their properties and cars were coated with dark stains following a gas pipeline blaze last week. The Riffa Views Home Owners Association says

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Gas pipe blaze in Bahrain video emerges

Dramatic video footage of a blazing inferno in Sakhir, Bahrain emerged online yesterday (February 12). The fire was sparked at a damaged gas pipe on Wednesday (February 11) night, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN),

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$1.3m arson attack damage in Bahraini govt office

Masked men who broke into a government office in Bahrain and set it ablaze last week caused damage worth more than BD500,000 ($1.3 million), it has been revealed. The Jidhafs Municipality building was targeted on October 16 and it

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Blaze destroys popular coffee shop in Bahrain

Fire ripped through a popular coffee shop and restaurant in Riffa, Bahrain yesterday (September 24), after a stray spark from a welder's torch sent the roof up in flames. Although no-one was injured, Mashi Coffee Shop and Rest

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$64,000 items destroyed in Bahrain workshop blaze

Items worth an estimated BD25,000 ($64,462.9) were destroyed in a fire at a carpentry workshop in Bahrain yesterday (September 1). It broke out at Abdulredha Carpentry Workshop, in Suq Waqif, Hamad Town, at around 7am and has been

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Bahrain's blaze-hit suq to be rebuilt: Premier

Bahrain's Premier has called for the blaze-hit suq in Muharraq to be rebuilt. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa gave the instructions as he inspected the damage.   He dire

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Popular shops destroyed in Muharraq suq blaze

Fire ripped through one of the biggest suqs in Bahrain yesterday (June 2), destroying four popular shops and causing long tailbacks for nearly two hours.   Sixty-five Civil Defence personnel, 18 fire engines and

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