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WORLD STANDS DISGRACED

UNITED NATIONS: Children being killed in their sleep in a UN-designated shelter is a source of universal shame, a top UN envoy said last night.

"Today the world stands disgraced," UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) head Pierre KrŠhenbŸhl told the Security Council.

"Last night, children ...ReadMore


Flight routes threat reviewed

BAHRAIN'S national carrier Gulf Air is setting up contingency plans to counter the growing threat of war-torn countries along its flight routes.

Arab summit into bloodbath urged

BAHRAINI activists have called for an emergency Arab summit to find ways to end the ongoing bloodbath in the Gaza Strip.

Building ban urged

LANDOWNERS could be prevented from developing seven plots on the coasts of Sanad and Eker, if a municipal proposal is approved.

Cafes violate smoking ban

THE owners of seven coffee shops and nine cold stores have been referred to the Public Prosecution by the Health Ministry for violating anti-smoking laws during Ramadan.

Probe into Bahraini athlete condemned

A TOP official has hit out at an investigation by Kenyan authorities into a Bahraini athlete, who is Kenyan-born.

Fantasy come true!

THE Bahrain Summer Festival 2014 started yesterday with the Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy show.

Attack on Gaza schools 'unjustifiable'

A TOP official has described an Israeli attack on a UN-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees as an "embarrassment" to the international community.

GCC visitors for Eid up by 20pc

BAHRAIN saw a 20 per cent increase in visitors over the last week as GCC nationals flocked to the kingdom to celebrate Eid, according to official figures.

Woman dies of sickle cell

BAHRAIN registered its 30th sickle cell anaemia death since the start of the year yesterday after Rajaa Ahmed Abu Zahra, 29, from Dar Kulaib succumbed to the disease.

Joyride crime spree thieves are sentenced

TWO thieves who tried to use a stolen car to conduct a mini crime spree in central Manama were caught after they dropped their mobile phones.

Investigation into man's death begins

AN investigation has been launched into the death of an Indian man, who was found in a car in Manama.


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