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MANAMA: A strong message of national unity went out yesterday when the Premier met villagers.

He said that 'citizens are Bahrain's precious assets and deserve the best'.

'Meeting people, assessing their needs and achieving their aspirations represent my ultimate joy,' he added....ReadMore

26 injured pilgrims return home

TWENTY-SIX Bahraini pilgrims, who were involved in a horrific crash in Kuwait that killed five people and injured more than 50 others, returned home last night.

Mystery 'foreigners' quizzed by police

MANAMA: The arrival of 'mystery' foreigners in Diraz village has sparked a security alert.

Gulf Air cancels after shooting

BAHRAIN'S national carrier cancelled its flight to Baghdad yesterday after a Flydubai plane, carrying 154 passengers, was shot at while landing in the Iraqi capital.

10 years in jail for woman smuggler

A SAUDI woman who tried to smuggle 2kg of hashish into Bahrain has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Kuwait freezes assets of former AUB chairman

KUWAITI authorities have reportedly issued orders to freeze the property and assets of the former head of a Bahraini bank.

Car passenger killed in road accident

>A 22-YEAR-OLD Indian man was killed in a car crash yesterday in Salmaniya.

Young musicians show off skills

THE 16th annual BSME Young Musicians of the Gulf competition began at St Christopher's School yesterday.

Prayer for peace held in Belgium

A MULTI-FAITH prayer for peace led by religious leaders from both Bahrain and Belgium was held in a landmark cathedral in the Belgian capital last night.

Concern over boycott calls

POLICE have warned that action will be taken against anyone who attempts to disrupt business or threaten the public, following calls by Bahrain's political opposition for an economic boycott.

Health care fee sparks protest

PARLIAMENT's weekly session ended after just two hours yesterday because a government minister was not present to answer MPs' questions.

Voting on action plan proposals postponed again

VOTING on parliament's recommendations for the government's four-year action plan has been postponed once again.

Murder case suspect is declared sane

A YOUNG Bahraini accused of mowing down two of his friends and killing one of them has been declared sane.

New scholarship to encourage female pilots

A NEW scholarship has been set up to help encourage female pilots in the Gulf.

Nine convicts win citizenship appeal

NINE Bahrainis who had their citizenships revoked after being found guilty of forming and joining a terrorist group have won an appeal against the loss of their nationalities.

Action sought over exposed cables

AN MP is demanding immediate action on behalf of Hamad Town residents who are outraged over deep holes and exposed underground cables left unattended by a local contractor.

Two fined over price of meat

A SUPERMARKET owner and employee have been fined BD500 each for selling overpriced meat.

Woman claims lover arranged fake marriage

A WOMAN who claims she was tricked into a 'fake' marriage to a police captain has testified against her former lover in court.

Bahrain Embassy in weather alert

BAHRAIN's embassy in Washington and its Permanent Mission to the UN in New York yesterday cautioned all Bahraini citizens in America to be vigilant of the blizzard, urging them to be extra careful and follow instructions by the local authorities.

Preserving culture and heritage 'vital'

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday emphasised the government's support of efforts to codify and document the kingdom's historical heritage '“ a component of national culture and an effective means to show Bahrain's identity and distinguished status.

Bahrain-US ties boost

HRH the Premier yesterday received newly-appointed US Ambassador William V Roebuck, and wished him every success in assuming his diplomatic duties.

Speed humps placed at pedestrian crossings

Speed humps have been placed at pedestrian crossing black spots to reduce the chances of accidents or severity of collisions. 

Special students' needs assessed

His Majesty's Personal Representative for Charity and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa visited Children with Special Needs Academy to learn about the school's programmes and course of work.

Social media misuse nine suspects held

MANAMA: Nine suspects have been arrested for allegedly misusing social media, it was announced last night.

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