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MANAMA: Election candidates have been urged to strictly follow the rules, as campaigning officially gets underway today. Parliament and municipal council candidates have until November 21, the day before the election, to convince voters to back them.

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Campaigning begins

ELECTION campaigning officially gets underway today and candidates are being encouraged to follow the rules.

Petrol station arson attack foiled

MASKED thugs who tried to blow up a petrol station were thwarted by a fast-acting employee, who averted a potential tragedy by cutting fuel supplies to the pumps.

Bahrain 'among top expat destinations'

BAHRAIN has been named as one of the top five destinations for expats, with two-thirds of those asked saying they have a better work and life balance than in their home country.

High ranking...

MANAMA: Bahrain has ranked high in an international HSBC Bank survey on quality of life for expatriates.

Defamation case trial adjourned
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30 years jail for plotters

RIYADH: A Saudi court has sentenced 17 people, four of them women, to prison terms of up to 30 years in two separate cases, one of which involving an Al Qaeda plot to attack US soldiers in Qatar and Kuwait, state media reported.

Tamkeen-BisB sign deal

TAMKEEN and the Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) have signed an agreement to increase their enterprise financing portfolio by BD10 million as part of the Enterprise Financing Scheme that Tamkeen offers in partnership with various banks to provide cost-effective financing solutions to enterprises.

Co-operation urged to face challenges

CO-OPERATION must be stepped up to tackle challenges facing the international community, Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said yesterday.

Sunni alliance announces list of hopefuls

A MAJOR Sunni electoral alliance has announced its candidate list for next month's parliamentary elections.

Candidate accused of swindling wife

A WOULD-BE parliamentarian has had a warrant issued for his arrest after he allegedly emptied his ex-wife's bank account and seized all the furniture that they had bought together.

Man who attacked policemen jailed for six years

A MAN who assaulted two policemen after getting into a brawl with his father has been jailed for six years.

Defamation case verdict date is set

A WOMEN'S rights advocate standing trial in 10 separate cases for defamation has had a verdict date set for three of her cases.

Bomb-maker's sentence reduced

A BOMB-MAKER who lost his sight when a device he was building exploded has had his sentence reduced on appeal.

Diwali treat at Crowne Plaza

CELEBRATE with a Diwali Dhamaka-themed weekend at Spices Indian Restaurant in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Manama.

Band 'almost got arrested in Bahrain'

NINETIES British boy band 911 have revealed they almost got arrested in Bahrain when they went swimming naked in a hotel pool.

Police attack two are jailed

TWO men who scattered nails across a highway and pelted policemen with Molotov cocktails have been jailed for five years each.

Gulf Air to resume Hyderabad flights

GULF Air yesterday announced that it will be resuming flights to Hyderabad, India with five weekly flights, starting from December 15, 2014.

Short film contest winners honoured

THE winners of an international short film competition held in Seef Mall last week have been announced.

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