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MANAMA: Bahrain is setting up Credit Information Centres as part of efforts to streamline financial procedures and encourage funding solutions.

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28 convicted fugitives held

MANAMA: The Interior Ministry last night announced the arrest of 28 people, including those convicted in absentia on terrorism charges and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Helping hand for quake-hit

AUTHORITIES in Bahrain are co-ordinating efforts to provide humanitarian aid to people devastated by a deadly earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday.

Seven jailed for Sehla car blast

SEVEN men, including a Bahraini policeman, have been jailed in connection with a car bomb detonated in a populated area in Sehla.

BD3.1 billion deficit budget is drawn up

BAHRAIN'S long-awaited national budget for this year and next has been drawn up and will result in a BD3.1 billion deficit over the two-year period, sources told the GDN.

Labour rights set to be highlighted

RIGHTS of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities.

US deal expiry may hit textile firms

TEXTILE factories in Bahrain fear they could lose millions of dollars in trade and thousands of jobs could go if a tariff agreement with the US is not renewed next year.


MANAMA: The Foreign Ministry yesterday urged all Bahrain citizens not to travel to Yemen because of the security situation there.

Egypt's part in exercise hailed

HIS Majesty King Hamad yesterday received at Sakhir Palace BDF Commander-in-Chief Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who introduced to him commander of an Egyptian military delegation Rear Admiral Ahmed Mahmoud Mefrah.

Prisons medical care review set

NEW measures to improve the medical care of prisoners could be introduced in Bahrain.

Citizens 'are top priority for government'

BAHRAINI citizens are given top priority in the government's strategy, the Premier said yesterday.

MPs 'planning to improve union laws'

AN ambitious plan to improve laws governing trade unions will be drawn up by MPs, labour representatives were assured yesterday.

28 terrorists arrested in special operation

POLICE have arrested 28 terrorists in a special operation, including those convicted of terrorism charges in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment

Overseas voting for councils call

COUNCILLORS have urged authorities to draw up legislation that would allow Bahrainis living abroad to vote in municipal council elections.

New panel for Jidhafs residents

A JOINT committee is to be created comprising Capital Governorate representatives and area residents.

Call to fast-track projects

THE Premier yesterday issued directives to fast-track projects and address citizens' demands in villages.

Mutual respect 'key to relations'

BAHRAIN'S resolve to co-operate with and establish friendly relations with other states based on mutual respect and non-interference in internal affairs was highlighted yesterday.

Request to quiz minister accepted

A REQUEST by 29 MPs to publicly question Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi for alleged violations at the ministry was accepted yesterday.

Latest Audi TT CoupŽ launched

THE all-new third generation Audi TT CoupŽ was launched in a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel. Audi Centre principal dealer Geetan Jessen unveiled the new car during an event attended by Audi Bahrain sales manager Allen Blake.

New rules for investors in public assets

NEW procedures for investing in public land and property, besides companies completely owned by the government, will be drawn up by the government to increase revenue.

Website link to trace people after tragedy

THE Bahrain Red Crescent Society last night urged the Nepalese community in Bahrain to check online for a list of missing people who have reported alive following the deadly earthquake.

Talent showcased

STUDENTS put their artwork on display yesterday at Bahrain Bayan School, in Isa Town.

Coral Bay date for Bob Marley's band The Wailers

BOB Marley's original band The Wailers will perform at Coral Bay next month.

Food and wellness expos open today

THE Food and Hospitality Expo 2015 opens at 9.30am today under the patronage of Industry and Commerce Minister and Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority chairman Zayed Al Zayani.

Prison term for licence fraud

A PAKISTANI who forged driving licence credentials has been jailed for three years.

Robber jailed 10 years for second raid

AN employee who carried out two armed robberies at the restaurant where he worked has been handed an additional 10-year jail sentence.

New phase of key project sold out

THE second phase of a residential development has been sold for an undisclosed amount.

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