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MANAMA: A dialogue bringing together youngsters, government bodies and clerics will be launched in a bid to defuse social and political tensions in Bahrain.

New York-based think tank International Peace Institute (IPI) is in talks with the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy...ReadMore

Three killed in car crash

MANAMA: Three Saudi men died in a car crash on the road leading to Amwaj Islands and Diyar Al Muharraq yesterday.

Prepare for post-oil era advise analysts

CUTS in public spending, the widespread introduction of taxation and rising levels of unemployment are set to hit Bahrain over the coming decade, according to a UK-based international think tank.

Newlyweds' travel ban agony

A NEWLYWED couple living thousands of miles apart say they are being prevented from seeing each other due to Bahrain's "Ebola travel ban" on their native Nigeria.

Thugs attack five schools

FIVE schools were attacked in Bahrain yesterday.

Bollywood star opens second outlet of store

SCORES of people gathered yesterday in Manama to catch a glimpse of Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, who opened the second outlet of Al Adil Supermarkets.

Singer rejects calls to cancel concert

OSCAR-WINNING US singer-songwriter John Legend has hit back at opposition activists who tried to get him to cancel his upcoming performance in Bahrain on Monday.

Annual shopping festival draws huge crowds

SEVERAL visitors attended the third Al Basta Market at the Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir.

Peace push by top think tank

YOUTH groups, government bodies and religious clerics will be brought together by a think tank operating in Bahrain in a bid to defuse social and political tensions.

Hundreds run for healthy lifestyle...

HUNDREDS of runners took part in a race held to promote fitness at the Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve yesterday.

Prisoner swap plan welcomed

DIPLOMATS have welcomed a proposed prisoner swap with India as it would allow some of the more than 100 inmates from that country in Bahrain's jails see their families again.


Vet Hansel answers your questions about pet care in this weekly advice column, created in partnership with the Bahrain Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA). We will also be highlighting each week some of the animals in the BSPCA sanctuary, in the hope of finding each of them a loving home.

Shaikh Nasser makes Ghanim's dream come true

HIS Majesty held a telephone call with his personal representative for charity work and youth affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Bahrain raps torching of mosque

MANAMA: The Foreign Ministry yesterday condemned the burning of a mosque in Bethlehem on the West Bank and a building belonging to the Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem.

Expats costing BD344m a year
MANAMA: The expatriate community costs Bahrain BD344.292 million every year – a monthly average of BD28.910m.

GCC railway link worth $15.4bn
MANAMA: The overall cost of the planned GGC railway infrastructure is estimated to top $15.4 billion.

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