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SANAA: Yemen's prime minister quit yesterday amid chaos over reported advances by rebels.

They seized the government headquarters as violence raged despite the announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting.

Yemen's rebels yesterday signed an agreement with other political ...ReadMore

Priority for local contractors urged

MANAMA: Bahraini contractors should be given priority in carrying out government projects as long as this does not conflict with working laws, the Premier said yesterday.

Bahrain 'keen to attract investors'

MANAMA: The government is keen to adopt economic and investment policies, which would ensure Bahrain's continued capability to attract more foreign investments, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said yesterday.

UK firm to bolster Bahrain ties

A BRITISH-BASED construction machinery giant, whose equipment has helped build Bahrain, is predicting a bright future for the country.

Captain injured as fishing boat seized

MANAMA: Qatar yesterday seized a Bahraini fishing boat for illegally entering its territorial waters.

Bahraini wins plot in draw

BAHRAINI Ebtisam Abdulrahman Alsaad has won a plot in Diyar Al Muharraq, as part of a raffle draw by Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain. The draw for the libshara saving account was held at the bank's main branch in Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama.

Teenagers 'run over by friend'

A BAHRAINI allegedly ran over two of his friends, killing one, in revenge for cropping him out of a group picture, a court heard.

GPIC honours employees

TWO employees at Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) were honoured for completing their Master's degrees.

Prison terms extended for theft gang

MEMBERS of a cable theft gang who were jailed last year for raiding a Hamala warehouse have had their sentences extended for a similar attack in Hidd.

Save graveyards call by council

CALLS have gone out to protect all 69 cemeteries in the Northern Governorate following claims that people were illegally building on the unfenced plots of land.

St Christopher's pupils call for global peace

SIXTH-FORM students from St Christopher's Senior School in Isa Town formed a dove for an aerial photograph to mark International Peace Day yesterday.

Sharp rise in divorce rates

DIVORCE rates in Bahrain were higher last year than at anytime in the past five years, according to the latest figures.

Early November date for elections

BAHRAIN'S national elections will be held in early November, said the government's official spokeswoman.

New donations system on way

A UNIFIED system for the acceptance of donations and grants at the Interior Ministry could soon be introduced.

India media agreement is approved

BAHRAIN is set to sign an information and media agreement with India.

Jail term plea by treason three rejected

THREE men jailed for 15 years for attempting to overthrow the monarchy have lost appeals against their convictions.

Vice trial witnesses testify

PROSECUTION witnesses have testified against two people accused of running a prostitution racket.

Economic links call by magnate

A TOP British businessman and member of the UK's House of Lords has spoken out about his country's approach to the Arab world.

His Majesty hailed

THE Cabinet yesterday congratulated His Majesty King Hamad on being granted an award by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU).

Award a tribute to King's vision

FOREIGN Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa described the award granted by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) to His Majesty King Hamad as a recognition of landmark royal contributions to fostering dialogue among religions and cultures and promoting positive communication among people.

Steady growth of Pakistan ties praised

HIS Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday received the Pakistan National Assembly speaker and his delegation comprising representatives of various parties and parliamentary blocs.

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