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Bahrain orders 17,000 textbooks reprinted over ?Persian Gulf? gaffe

DUBAI: Bahrain has ordered 17,000 English school textbooks reprinted for labelling the body of water surrounding the Arab island kingdom as the Persian Gulf , a political taboo, state news agency BNA reported.Bahrain and the other US-allied Gulf Arab states resent the term, which is commonly used in English to denote the Gulf, through which large amounts of oil are shipped.The Gulf Arab states accuse non-Arab Iran, formerly known as Persia and which lies on the other side of the sea lane, of seeking to dom

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