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SPEED UP!

MANAMA: The Premier yesterday urged the speeding up of essential housing projects. He particularly highlighted those in Hunainiya and Zallaq, directing officials concerned to quickly finish uncompleted work.

In another major Cabinet development yesterday, increased salaries for Bahrainis in the...ReadMore


LOCAL NEWS

BD300 minimum pay approved

BAHRAINIS working in the hospitality sector are in line to benefit from an increased minimum wage.

BUSINESS NEWS

Gulf Air cuts losses by 30pc on higher revenue

MANAMA: Gulf Air claims it has cut year-on-year losses by nearly a third and increased overall revenue by 10pc in the first half this year.

 

WORLD NEWS

Putin in call for statehood talks

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin called yesterday for immediate talks on the 'statehood' of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized.

 

SPORTS NEWS

SIMON STUNS FERRER

NEW YORK: Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round yesterday.

 

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