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MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has won the International Federation of Business Professional Women (BPW International) Golden Award.

The prestigious prize acknowledges the Premier as a 'leader of change and an advocate of women's empowerment'. ReadMore

UK launches biggest maritime investment

MANAMA: Work has started on a multi-million dinar expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Juffair.

Premier's vital role in progress hailed

MANAMA: The Premier's vital role in Bahrain's progress and development was hailed by a top official yesterday.

Alert over spread of virus

BAHRAIN is powerless to stop a deadly virus that has already killed 81 Saudis from reaching the country, according to a top health official.

Key safety guidelines...

THE Health Ministry issued the following guidelines yesterday for people to limit the possibility of contracting MERS-CoV:

Live sheep shipment arrives

MANAMA: A consignment of 25,000 live sheep arrived in Bahrain after live sheep exports from Australia had been suspended for more than 18 months when a ship was not allowed to unload due to concerns by authorities about animal health issues.

Work starts on UK naval HQ

WORK has started on a multi-million dinar expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Juffair.

Two killed in car explosion buried

TWO men who were killed when a home-made bomb they were reportedly transporting exploded in their car were buried in Meqsha yesterday.

Firm warned in wages row

ONE of Bahrain's leading construction companies has been warned by the Labour Ministry for failing to pay the salaries of its staff.

'GPIC in the Local Press' launched

ONE of Bahrain's biggest companies celebrated the launch of a new book during an event at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel and Spa.

Child abuser spared jail

A BAHRAINI man has been spared jail time despite being found guilty of molesting his 14-year-old step-daughter.

Student teams to test skills

THE shortlisted teams for this year's Imagine Cup student technology competition have been announced.

LuLu holds food festival

SCORES of LuLu Hypermarket customers took part in the Tastes of the World Food Festival at its outlets in Hidd, Dana Mall, Ramli and Riffa.

Eighteen jailed for rioting lose plea

EIGHTEEN men jailed for seven years each for blockading a highway outside Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH), attacking policemen and inciting hatred against the regime in 2011 have lost their final avenue of appeal.

Verdict date set in car blast case

FIVE men accused of blowing up a car near a popular park during Ramadan will be sentenced next month.

Man accused of molesting eight-year-old girl on trial

A COLDSTORE employee is on trial for allegedly molesting an eight-year-old girl.

Row over tough new traffic bill

BAHRAIN'S tough new traffic law is in danger of being shelved after MPs yesterday again pushed for expats to be banned from driving unless they need to for work.

Four convicted of importing tainted meat

FOUR men have been convicted of importing tainted meat into Bahrain.

MPs at loggerheads over naming rules

MPs were at loggerheads yesterday over a proposed new law that deals with the registration of births and deaths.

Verdict date set in car blast case

FIVE men accused of blowing up a car near a popular park during Ramadan will be sentenced in June.

Session ends early for lack of quorum

PARLIAMENT'S weekly meeting ended early yesterday because more than half of MPs walked out mid-session.

Fugitive criminals 'may put people's lives in danger'

MPs fear high-profile prisoners, who escaped from police custody, could put people's lives in danger.

Minister's plea over jobs transfer law

BAHRAIN'S Labour Minister has urged MPs to stop questioning a law that allows expatriate employees to stay with their sponsors for at least a year before being allowed to work for another employer.

Filming of happy video completed

HAPPY dancers boogied-on down at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel and Spa yesterday as filming concluded on the Bahraini version of the Pharrell Williams smash hit video.

Labour Day celebrations at club

CELEBRATIONS to mark Labour Day will be held at the Indian Club next week.

President to visit

MANAMA: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit Bahrain for the first time next week as part of an official tour of the Gulf.

Deadly blast suspects to stand trial

EIGHT suspects arrested in connection with a blast in Daih on March 3, which killed three policemen, will stand trial at the High Criminal Court on April 30.

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