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MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday extended a lifeline to unmarried Bahraini women, widows and divorcees with no child custody.

He directed the Housing Ministry to approve the right of these three vulnerable categories of women to benefit from housing services without ownership rights.ReadMore

Bahrain's history 'full of milestones'

MANAMA: Bahrain's history tells a story of success and unity when faced with any challenges, said the Premier yesterday.

King praises women's role

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad values highly the crucial role played by Bahraini women, and their contributions which have enriched and enhanced Bahrain's progress.

MPs set to probe 'free visa' labour

A PROBE into Bahrain's increasing dependence on so-called "free visa" workers is set to be launched by parliament.

Pitbull to fuel BIC festivities

INTERNATIONAL superstar Pitbull will take to the stage in Bahrain next month.

Landlords urged to follow new rules

AT least 200,000 tenancy agreements in Manama alone will cease to be legally enforceable unless they are officially registered with the government within the next six months.

40-hour ordeal for passengers

PASSENGERS on a flight from Bahrain to Lahore in Pakistan finally arrived at their destination yesterday morning after an almost 40-hour delay.

Arson raid on MP's car 'to scare him'

FOUR alleged arsonists have gone on trial for torching cars belonging to an MP to stop him from running in last year's parliamentary elections.

Minister defends BD3.4m bonus payout

MORE than BD3.4 million in annual bonuses distributed to Pension Fund Authority (PFA) employees over the past six years have been defended by Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

Fatal crash driver skips court dates

A BAHRAINI woman accused of ploughing into two car crash survivors, killing one, has failed to appear in court for the last two hearings.

Top OIC ranking for kingdom

MANAMA: Bahrain has been ranked among the top 30 economies in this year's Islamic Growth Markets Investment Index.

Student, 18, accused of links with Islamic State

A BAHRAINI teenager accused of having links with the Islamic State (IS) extremists has been referred to the Public Prosecution.

February record as third hottest

LAST month has gone on record as the third hottest February in Bahrain since 1902.

Panel meets to review eGov strategy

DEPUTY Premier and Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa yesterday chaired the committee's meeting, in the presence of Deputy Premiers Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.

Students are honoured

BAHRAIN yesterday marked the Gulf Day for Talent and Creativity, which is observed on March 3.

Motorcity launches new Isuzu MU-X

MOTORCITY Holding, the sole distributor of Isuzu in Bahrain, has launched the new Isuzu MU-X, a seven-seater sports utility vehicle.

Bid to halt building project fails

PARLIAMENT has rejected an urgent proposal to halt work on a new shopping complex in Salmaniya.

Top hospital executives are sacked

A CHIEF executive has claimed he was "wrongfully dismissed" from his job at the American Mission Hospital (AMH).

Flight death infant to be buried today

AN 18-month-old baby who died onboard a Gulf Air flight will be buried in India today.

Fine arts expo opens today

BAHRAIN'S 41st annual fine arts exhibition begins today, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Steps to boost agricultural sector hailed

THE National Initiative for Agricultural Development's (NIAD) role in strengthening the country's agrarian sector was hailed yesterday.

Seven jailed for stealing from SMC

SEVEN people have been jailed for stealing cleaning supplies from Bahrain's main hospital.

Firm thanked for charity support

AMERICAN Women's Association (AWA) members presented a token of their appreciation to Almoayyed Motors for sponsoring the Cherry Tree Trot (CTT) fundraising event.

Chamber to mark 75th anniversary

BAHRAIN Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will organise a celebration marking its 75th anniversary at the end of this month.

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