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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

BD300 minimum pay approved

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

Court rejects plea against execution

AN appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a Bahraini convicted of murdering a policeman by shooting him with a flare gun from close range.

Dolphins alert

A WARNING has gone out to fishermen to be 'extra cautious' following sightings of a rare species of dolphin in Bahraini waters.

Gulf Air slashes losses by third

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

Terror four have their jail sentences cut

FOUR Bahrainis who planned and carried out terrorist attacks across Bahrain have had their jail sentences reduced to 15 years on appeal.

Action on audit report cases is reviewed

CRIMINAL investigations connected to a National Audit Court (NAC) report for last year were discussed at yesterday's weekly Cabinet session.

Students visit BIC

FIFTY summer camp participants visited Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

Activist faces trial for attack

AN opposition activist detained on arrival in Bahrain refused to respond to prosecution questions yesterday because her lawyer was not present.

Coalition spokesman held for tweets

AN official spokesman for a political movement that typically supports the government has been arrested, allegedly in connection with post he made on Twitter.

Man convicted of killing friend loses appeal

A SAUDI man convicted of killing his best friend has lost an appeal against his life sentence.

F1 attack plot three lose plea

THREE people convicted of plotting an attack on Bahrain's Formula One race have had their five-year jail terms upheld.

Citizenship joy for stateless man

A STATELESS man who spent all of his life in Morocco received a Bahraini passport yesterday.

Bahrainis urged beware of plots

Bahrainis were yesterday urged to be vigilant against constant plots targeting their nation.

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