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GCC health ministers set to review contingency plans

An emergency meeting of GCC health ministers will be held next week to assess member states’ contingency plans in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Scheduled to be held in Riyadh next on August 20, the me

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Fresh hope over pledge on Indian workers in GCC

A diplomat said pledges made by a new Indian minister to tackle problems faced by workers in Gulf nations reiterates the government's commitment to the welfare of migrant workers.   Indian External Affairs Mi

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New rules to quiz Bahraini officials on way

Bahrain's Parliamentarians have voted in favour of limiting their own power after approving a change in the way that they are allowed to question government ministers.   Previously, a minister could be summon

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Saudi minister sacked over handling of Mers

Saudi Arabia has sacked Deputy Health Minister Ziad Memish who has been criticised by some international scientists over his handling of the deadly Mers virus that has infected 575 people in the kingdom and spread around the world.

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Key Indian minister killed in collision

Indian Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died on Tuesday after a head-on road collision in New Delhi, depriving Prime Minister Narendra Modi of a senior ally just eight days after he took office. Munde was injured while dr

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Minister receives Hyder Consulting team

Bahrain's Minister of Works Eng Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf received at his office a delegation from Hyder Consulting, who supervised the implementation of North Manama Causeway Project. The visit comes on the occasion of the pro

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New sheesha rules vow in Bahrain

A minister has vowed to intervene to push through new rules that allow all of Bahrain's hotels to serve sheesha year-round.   Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi told the

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Bahraini MPs in call to sack minister

Bahraini MPs have launched a petition calling for Social Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi to be sacked.   It follows a row in parliament on Tuesday between MPs and Dr Al Balooshi, whose ministry has com

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Ex-minister jailed for corruption in Oman

A former Omani commerce minister was jailed for three years for corruption on Sunday, the most senior government figure to be convicted in a campaign against graft in the sultanate. Mohammed bin Nasir Al-Khusaibi was found guilty

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Kuwait minister in Syria funding row quits

Kuwait's justice and Islamic affairs minister has resigned, the local news service Al-Rai said on Monday, after a senior US official said he had called for jihad in Syria and promoted the funding of terrorism. Last month Nayef

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