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Yemen TV building catches fire in mortar attack

Yemen's state-run television building caught fire after a three-day mortar attack by Shi'ite rebels who are protesting against the government, residents and a TV employee said on Saturday. After weeks of protests and clash

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Saudi gas pipeline set alight briefly

A small fire broke out on a gas pipeline in eastern Saudi Arabia after assailants shot at a police patrol, security and oil industry sources said, in an incident that may heighten concern about the vulnerability of Saudi energy infrastructure.

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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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BP says Whiting refinery still in production after fire

  One worker was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but was later released, the company said.   BP said operations at the 413,500 barrel per day (bpd) Whiting refinery "were minimally

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Bahrain patrol boat fires on armed Iranian dhow

An Iranian-flagged dhow was fired upon by a Bahrain-based US patrol boat following a stand-off in international waters. The confrontation took place on Tuesday, when an inflatable reconnaissance boat was dispatched from the US Coa

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4 injured in apartment fire in Abu Dhabi

Four people, including one firefighter, were injured in a fire that broke out in the bunk beds of an apartment in a 17-storey building in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi Police and the Civil Defense extinguished the fire, said a statemen

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Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israel said it launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in

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Fires spark new safety warning in Bahrain

An alert has been issued over the potentially lethal consequences of overloading power supplies, following a spate of fires caused by short-circuits in Bahrain.   So far this

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Amazon's 'Fire' comes with 3D display

Amazon.com chief executive officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday that comes equipped with a 3D-capable screen, a feature intended to differentiate the latest entrant to the crowded mobile device market. &n

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Manama suq traders warn of blaze threat

Traders have warned of "destructive" fires that could devastate hundreds of businesses in Bahrain's oldest suq if safety measures are not upgraded.   They say the majority of more than 1,300 shops i

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