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World's biggest telescope could face start-up delay

A telescope that will be the world's largest when completed could face a delay to start-up as its European backers wait for Brazil to commit to the funding needed for it to be fully operational. The European Extremely Large Te

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New setback for mega theme park in Bahrain

A long-awaited multimillion-dollar theme park in Muharraq that is set to feature Bahrain's first indoor ski slope has been hit by further delays. The radical overhaul of Muharraq Grand Garden - which carries a BD20-million ($5

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Bahrain truckers face new causeway agony

Truckers in Bahrain are once again facing days of delay as they try to cross the King Fahad Causeway.   Transport Association head Ahmed Dhaif said that drivers have been wai

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Airline ordered to pay $8,000 to diabetic traveller

An airline has been ordered to pay Dh30,000 ($8,165) as compensation to a diabetic pilgrim who suffered physical discomfort and mental stress last year due to flight delays, said a report.   The complainant had f

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Bahrain customs officials rapped over clearance delays

Traders have criticised customs officials for massive delays in clearance of goods imported into Bahrain.   They also accused causeway and port customs of "ruining" or "dramatically reducing"

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Korea Gas delays Iraq energy project work

Development of Iraq's Akkas gasfield has been delayed due to the latest crisis in the Opec member nation, South Korea's energy ministry said yesterday, quoting project owner Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas). An official at th

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2,000 garment unit workers go on strike in Bahrain

Work at a Riffa garment factory ground to a halt yesterday as nearly 2,000 employees went on a strike over allegations of abuse, withheld payment and forced deportation.   The walk-out at MRS Fashions in Hajiyat

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Saudi council seeks to probe Haramain project delay

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to investigate the delay in the completion of the Haramain Railway project, which was scheduled for completion by 2012, said a report.

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Transport firms 'causing causeway delays'

Transport companies have been blamed for compounding truck delays at King Fahad Causeway.   Customs President Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa said they often reserved space in advance for their trucks to e

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Work stalls on $75m Bahrain labour town project

Low occupancy rates have delayed work on a $75 million labour town built within the Bahrain Investment Wharf (BIW) in Hidd.   The project's first phase has been completed, but only around 50 per cent of the d

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