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>MANAMA: Bahrain has been praised for its 'real efforts' in the area of human rights by the UK government.

In its latest Human Rights and Democracy Report, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) outlined the steps taken by Bahrain as part of its reform programmes between April and Sept...ReadMore

Strong ties with Germany hailed

BERLIN: Bahrain's strong ties with Germany were hailed at a key meeting yesterday.

High-tech ATM fraud warning

AT least 174 credit and debit card holders in Bahrain have become victims of high-tech ATM fraud.

King praised by Pope

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received a written message from Pope Francis in which he expressed best wishes of lasting good health, happiness and success for the advancement of Bahrain and the welfare of its people.

New joint energy projects planned

BAHRAIN could partner with other GCC countries to build power plants abroad, which will feed energy back into the power grid.

'Groping' trial suspect freed from custody

A MAN accused of groping a woman in a cold store where he works has been released from custody after witnesses testified that he simply bumped into his victim accidentally.

Protests over Bahrainis jailed in Saudi

Terror arrests claims denied

The Interior Ministry yesterday denied reports that two senior leaders of the Haqqani terrorist network had been arrested in Bahrain.

Activist refuses to attend trial in defamation case

AN opposition activist charged with insulting his Majesty King Hamad refused to appear in court yesterday.

Society vows to fight corruption

A POLITICAL society has released its official election manifesto with pledges to fight corruption and impose more controls on the government.

Al Wefaq member vows to fight expulsion attempt

A SENIOR member of opposition group Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, who registered as a parliamentary candidate but then withdrew from the election race under pressure, says he will resist any attempt to boot him out of the organisation.

Accused denies hiding fugitives

ONE of three Bahrainis who allegedly ran a safehouse for fugitives wanted on terrorism charges appeared in court for the first time yesterday to deny the allegation.

Free-market system set for healthcare

A FREE-MARKET system for healthcare is set to be introduced in Bahrain, under a new law governing health insurance.

Celebrating joy of flying...

MEMBERS of the Ninety-Nines International Organisation of Women Pilots (99s) have gathered in Bahrain for its annual meeting.

Holiday for visa service centre

THE Indian passport visa service centre, Octic International Outsourcing Services, will be closed for the Islamic New Year on Saturday.

Dome Café at Amwaj

THE fifth branch of Dome Café in Bahrain has opened in Amwaj Island's Lagoon Park.

Arrest warrant out for officer

A WARRANT has been issued for the arrest of a policeman who failed to testify in the trial of two Bangladeshis accused of murder.

Forger jailed three years

A MAN has been jailed for three years for forging official documents in an attempt get a job.

Safety diploma course is held

AN International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety programme has been held at the Domain Bahrain, jointly organised by the London-based British Safety Council and Bahrain-based Resources Training Centre.

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