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MANAMA: Fifteen men have been found guilty of being part of a BD350 million money-laundering racket.

The group, including 11 managers and staff working for UAE Exchange, illegally sent the money to Saudi Arabia.

They were convicted of hiding data, failing to provide registers documentin...ReadMore

Bahrain joins global efforts to fight terror

MANAMA: Bahrain has joined forces with other nations - both regionally and internationally - to fight and stamp out the menace of terrorism, said Minister of State for Information Affairs and official government spokeswoman Sameera Rajab.

King reviews rare birds project

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday visited the southern region, accompanied by the Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor.

Bahrain on list of 'wasteful' countries

BAHRAIN is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to a new report from a leading wildlife conservation organisation.

BD35m waterfront mall work begins

WORK on Bahrain's newest coastal development featuring a BD35 million ($93m) waterfront mall got underway yesterday.

BD350m racket

FIFTEEN men have been convicted of being part of a money-laundering racket that transferred up to BD350 million abroad.

Fibre-optics boost for traffic lights

STATE-of-the-art fibre-optics are being installed at traffic lights as part of a plan to improve Bahrain's road network, which includes widening roads, adding flyovers and junctions to reduce traffic congestion.

Extra jail terms for kidnappers

TWO muggers who posed as police officers and abducted their victims have been handed additional 15-year jail sentences.

New political society vows to unite people

A NEW political society that will contest November elections was launched in Bahrain yesterday, with a pledge to represent all citizens regardless of religion or sect.

Bahrain focus of Berlin roadshow...

BAHRAIN'S religious tolerance, cultural diversity, reforms and national elections will be the focus of an international road show in Berlin, Germany, today.

Probe into officer's dismissal

A NEW investigation will be carried out into a government official's dismissal in October 2011.

Qatar sea tragedy fisherman died of haemorrhage

A BAHRAIN-BASED fisherman who died in an incident in Qatari waters suffered a haemorrhage resulting from a ruptured artery, according to the death certificate.

Food festival set to draw huge crowds

HUGE crowds are expected at Bunts Bahrain Association's annual food festival set to take place at the Indian Club in Gudaibiya next week.

22 sentenced for attacking police station

TWENTY-TWO men have been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for attacking a police station.

Murder suspect remanded in further custody

A MURDER suspect who claimed he was acting in self-defence when he stabbed a Saudi man twice with a knife has been further remanded in custody.

Polls 'new democracy phase'

NATIONAL elections next month have been described as a new phase in Bahrain's democracy.

Plan to improve roads network

ROADS network in Bahrain will continue to be improved under a new 2021 strategic plan.

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