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MANAMA: Bahrain is proposing tough new rules for medical qualifications.

It is also planning to set up a panel of experts to monitor assessments to strengthen the quality of medicine and dentistry graduates.

The new regulations will be part of the kingdom's proposal for a GCC project to ...ReadMore

Bombers blow themselves up

MANAMA: Two men were killed and another was injured when a homemade bomb they were transporting by car exploded in Muqsha yesterday.

TRA help for mobile users

MANAMA: Bahrain's telecom watchdog has significantly reduced the processing time for mobile number portability services that allow users to retain their numbers even after they migrate from one provider to another.

Expat jobs boost

EMPLOYMENT growth among expatiates went up by 5.1 per cent, according to latest figures.

Latest fashion showcased

A FASHION show was held to celebrate American-Bahraini Friendship Week. It was staged at luxury American retailer Saks Fifth Avenue in the Bahrain City Centre mall in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce.

Three firemen hurt in blast

THREE firemen trying to extinguish burning tyres in Budaiya yesterday were injured as they came under attack from rioters.

Home renovation joy for families

VOLUNTEERS have transformed 20 dilapidated homes across Bahrain as part of a drive to help needy families.

Hi-tech support for volunteers

OFFICIALS have turned to new technology to encourage more people to volunteer.

Job agencies face new clamp

RIGHTS activists have backed tough new rules that seek to put an end to the exploitation of foreign workers.

Ex-resident dies

A FORMER Bahrain resident has died of a heart attack in India. Sosamma Jacob, the wife of Church of Philadelphia senior pastor Jacob Chandy, was 62. She was a long-time resident of Bahrain, having come here in 1974 to work as a nurse. She and her husband were among the founding members of the Full Gospel Church of Philadelphia.

Easter celebrations lined up

CHRISTIAN communities across Bahrain are gathering for a series of services to celebrate Easter.

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