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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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Exova opens new fire consultancy in Doha

Exova Warringtonfire, a specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has opened its new Qatar fire consultancy business.    The first independent global fire engineering specialist will o

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Exova opens new fire consultancy in Doha

Exova Warringtonfire, a specialist fire engineering, testing and certification provider, has opened its new Qatar fire consultancy business.    The first independent global fire engineering specialist will o

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Small fire at Aramco gas plant, no disruption

Saudi Aramco said emergency crews had put out an electrical fire on Monday in a transformer feeding a gas plant with no disruption to gas supplies. "As a precautionary measure, the Berri Gas Plant was taken off line, and it i

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