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Bahrain embassy work in Abu Dhabi on track

Construction is underway on the new Bahrain embassy headquarters in the Diplomatic Area, Abu Dhabi.   The ministries of foreign affairs and works are undertaking the 16-month

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US pulls embassy staff from Libya

The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the US State Department said.

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Kuwait embassies to issue visit visas

Kuwait has issued a decree allowing its embassies and consulates to issue visit visas to citizens from all countries except those from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said a report. Under this new rule, all typ

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Bahrain to open embassy in Brazil

Bahrain is due to open an embassy in Brazil, which will be the country's first diplomatic posting in South America.   Parliament first proposed the idea in February and the Cabinet gave it the green light yes

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Israel bombs Syrian posts over Golan attack

Israel attacked several Syrian military sites on Wednesday in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, the Israeli military said. It said targets included a Syria

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Bahrain 'key hub for investments'

Bahrain remains a top investment hub for GCC nationals, said a high-profile diplomat, adding that it has become the destination of choice for businessmen from Saudi Arabia, who view it as promising for private investments. "B

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US tightens embassy security in Lebanon, Turkey

The United States has tightened security at diplomatic missions in Lebanon and Turkey because of potential threats, ordering some personnel out of Lebanon and offering to evacuate those in Adana in southeastern Turkey. The State D

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Move to ease Schengen visa process in Bahrain

European embassies in Bahrain have doubled employees and extended working hours to ease the delays faced by Bahraini citizens applying for Schengen visas. This emerged as Foreign Ministry's under-secretary Abdulla Abdullatif h

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US tells citizens in Yemen to leave

The United States told its citizens in Yemen on Tuesday to leave immediately and ordered the evacuation of non-essential US government staff because of the threat of terrorist attacks.   The State Department anno

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Britain withdraws all staff from Yemen embassy

Britain said on Tuesday it had withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, and extended the closure of the mission until further notice. "Due to increased security concerns, all staff in the British Em

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