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US central bank backs Bahrain’s green drive

A delegation from Washington’s Central Bank recently visited Bahrain’s Ministry of Works (MoW) to discuss the use of green buildings system and renewable energy applications. The delegation was headed by Mena energy ex

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US wage gains highest since 2008

US consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. But rising consumer sentiment and faster wage growth suggest the weakness in spe

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BA links Amman-Washington with superjumbo

British Airways has announced the launch of its first non-stop A380 service from Jordanian capital Amman to the US capital Washington DC via Heathrow airport in London. The airline is initially operating five A380 services a week

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US to seek Arab backing in Islamic State fight

After threatening to destroy and degrade Islamic State militants, the US will court skeptical Gulf Arab allies this week and consider expanding training and arming of moderate Syrian rebels to lead the fight against the jihadists.

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US job growth brakes to 8-month low

US employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm p

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US envoy to India resigns after diplomatic row

The US ambassador to India has resigned following a row over the arrest of a junior Indian diplomat in New York that pushed relations between the world's biggest democracies to their lowest ebb in more than a decade. U.S. Stat

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Death toll rises to 24 in US mudslide

The likely death toll from a devastating weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. As many as 176 peo

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Nextgen malaria vaccines targeted

The world should aim to have vaccines which reduce malaria cases by 75 per cent, and are capable of eliminating malaria, licensed by 2030, according to the updated 2013 Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap. This new target comes in

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Storm kills five as tornadoes rip US Midwest

A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday that killed at least five people and flattened large parts of a town in Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, authorities said. The storm also forced the Chicago

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United celebrates 5 years of Dubai operations

United Airlines, a major American airline, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of non-stop service between Dubai and its Washington/Dulles hub with a series of activities across the UAE. Dave Hilfman, the senior VP (Sales) and Ji

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