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MANILA: Bahrain's economic and investment links with the Philippines were given a massive boost yesterday. The Premier, who is on an official visit to the country, held talks with President Benigno Aquino at the Presidential Palace.

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King helps Bahrain's widows and orphans

MANAMA: Widows and orphans in Bahrain will be able to buy new clothes for Eid, thanks to a royal gesture.

Bilateral ties push agreed

MANILA: Bahrain and the Philippines yesterday agreed on the need to activate bilateral ties for the sake of achieving common interests.

$90m biscuits factory boost

OREO cookies, Ritz Crackers and TUC biscuits will soon be made at a new $90 million (BD33.9m) factory in Bahrain.

GDN columnist Paul Balles dies

LONG-TIME Bahrain resident and Gulf Daily News columnist Paul Balles died early yesterday morning following a long illness.

Mum guilty of child abuse

A BAHRAINI mother has been convicted of repeatedly getting drunk and beating her nine-year-old daughter with a plastic pipe.

Society quits coalition

A POLITICAL society has withdrawn from an alliance of Sunni groups following a rift between its leaders.

Reprieve for activist

A COURT has lifted a travel ban imposed on an opposition activist accused of assaulting two policewomen at Bahrain International Airport.

Annual gospel convention begins today

A THREE-DAY annual gospel convention gets underway at the Bahrain Malayalee CSI Parish, in Segaiya, today.

Teenager 'torched car after joyride'

A TEENAGER allegedly stole his neighbour's car and then torched it after he crashed into a fence.

Bahrain set to attend UN global forum

BAHRAIN has announced its participation in the upcoming UN Global eGovernment Forum, which will be held in Kazakhstan from October 6 to 8.

Forum to promote cultural diversity

PROMOTING cultural diversity through the media will be the focus of a major regional forum in Bahrain next month.

Vacation Bible School event is underway

A WEEK-LONG Vacation Bible School event held under the theme Treasures in Clay is underway at St Paul's Mar Thoma Parish in Manama.

Bahrain's unity focus of roadshow

AN international roadshow showcasing Bahrain's religious tolerance, cultural diversity and upcoming national elections was held in Berlin, Germany yesterday.

Oktoberfest celebrated

FAMOUS German festival Oktoberfest celebrations began yesterday at Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel and Spa.

Indian dress exhibition inaugurated

A TWO-DAY exhibition of traditional Indian fashion opened yesterday at Lanterns restaurant and Bahrain Arts Society, on Budaiya Highway.

IAA raps news channel over 'false story'

THE Information Affairs Authority (IAA) yesterday refuted an article published by Russia Today.

Legal adviser 'arrested for taking bribe'

A LEGAL adviser at an accounting firm was arrested yesterday for accepting a bribe.

Activist is questioned

OPPOSITION activist Nabeel Rajab was questioned by police last night.

Forbes honour for minister

SOCIAL Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi was yesterday honoured after being ranked the fourth most powerful Arab woman in government, in this year's Forbes Middle East 200 Most Powerful Arab Women.

Tourism strategy highlighted

PROJECTS to promote Bahrain's tourism sector were highlighted yesterday.


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