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PROMOTE BAHRAIN

MANAMA: The Premier yesterday urged more conferences and exhibitions to promote entrepreneurship and economic diversification and improve Bahrain's investment environment.

Chairing yesterday's Cabinet meeting, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa underscored th...ReadMore


Five die in horror crash

MANAMA: Five people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a horrific crash in Kuwait yesterday.

Five die in Kuwait bus crash

FIVE people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a horrific crash in Kuwait yesterday, involving a bus carrying Bahraini pilgrims.

Fog chaos

SEVERAL flights were diverted and traffic almost came to a standstill across the kingdom yesterday as thick fog blanketed the region.

40 proposals by MPs approved

ALMOST four-fifths of parliament's recommendations for the government's four-year plan have been approved.

Drug smugglers are jailed for life

THREE Bahrainis have been jailed for life for smuggling 110kg of hashish worth millions of dinars into the country.

Premier orders follow-up procedures

THE Premier has followed up with great concern the fatal accident in Kuwait in which four Bahrainis were killed and several others seriously injured.

Alert as girl dies of chickenpox

A WARNING has gone out to parents after an eight-year-old girl died from complications arising from chickenpox.

Paedophile's jail term cut

A 72-YEAR-OLD paedophile who filmed himself molesting two young children, after forcing them to strip at knifepoint, has had his jail sentence more than halved.

Family injured in Saudi accident

A BAHRAINI woman has suffered serious injuries in a road accident in Saudi Arabia.

Detective testifies in bomb plot case

A DETECTIVE has taken to the stand to give evidence against three alleged terrorists who are accused of causing thousands of dinars worth of damage to telecommunications networks.

Budget constraints to hit parliament's demands

BUDGET constraints are set to scupper parliament's calls to double the amount of government housing and two additional health centres.

Arad aviation fuel depots to be moved

AVIATION fuel depots in Arad will be relocated to Bahrain International Airport within two years, it was announced yesterday.

Ministers pay homage to King Abdullah

THE Cabinet yesterday paid homage to the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and extended heartfelt condolences to Saudi leaders and people.

Team work urged to build the nation

HIS Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Khalifa urged people to work together as a team to complete all national tasks and address current challenges according to a strategy to achieve progress for the nation and prosperity for its citizens.

Palace intruder sent to prison

A BAHRAINI who tried to enter a palace while high on drugs and in possession of an illegal air rifle has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.

Britons urged to register for polls

BRITISH expatriates are being urged to register to vote ahead of this year's UK general election.

Visit by Cyprus President is postponed

AN official visit by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasias has been postponed following the death of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Customs officer's prison term slashed on appeal

A CUSTOMS officer jailed for five years for helping smuggle illegal chewing tobacco into Bahrain across the King Fahad Causeway has had his sentence reduced on appeal.

Man jailed for blocking road

A MAN who was part of a gang that obstructed traffic by pouring oil on the road and blocking it with stones, rubbish and burning tyres has been jailed for five years.

18 convicted of arson and rioting

EIGHTEEN people, including seven students, have been convicted of arson, possessing firebombs and participating in an illegal gathering.

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