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A DEFINING MOMENT

MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday reiterated its resolve to continue supporting Yemen at this crucial phase of its history. 'Bahrain will not hesitate to continue assuming its duties and supporting humanitarian relief efforts at this defining moment,' His Majesty King Hamad said.

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Rights pledge

MANAMA: Bahrain's commitment to human rights stems from a conviction that it is a crucial pillar for national development.

Community mourns loss of loved ones...

AT least four Nepalese nationals living in Bahrain have lost family members in the country's worst earthquake in decades.

Bahrainis refusing to leave quake-hit Nepal

SEVERAL Bahraini citizens are refusing to leave Nepal despite surviving the country's worst earthquake in decades, according to diplomats.

Premier's call to bankers

MANAMA: The Premier yesterday called on bankers to preserve Bahrain's standing as a pivotal international financial centre.

Economic growth back on track

MANAMA: Bahrain's economic growth is strongly back on track, latest figures reveal.

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Community leaders launch appeal for donations

AN urgent appeal for donations has been launched by the Nepalese community in Bahrain for victims of a deadly earthquake.

Aftershocks terror for survivors

SHELL-SHOCKED and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks in the capital Kathmandu yesterday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across Nepal and killed more than 2,500 people.

Three stand trial over explosions

THREE Bahrainis accused of causing a string of explosions that injured police appeared in court for the first time yesterday to plead not guilty.

Egyptian faces verdict in car smuggling case

A VERDICT is due in the trial of an Egyptian man accused of being part of a gang of international car smugglers operating from Bahrain.

Clamp on election saboteurs

ANYONE trying to sabotage Bahrain's national elections could be jailed for two years and fined up to BD2,000 under new rules proposed by the Shura Council.

Crunch talks on national budget

A GOVERNMENT delegation is due to meet representatives of parliament and the Shura Council this morning to discuss the delayed national budget for 2015 and 2016, sources told the GDN.

Push for world-class testing equipment

TESTING and measuring equipment used for product assessment in local markets will have to follow international standards, said the Shura Council.

Payment kiosk is stolen from store

TWO masked men have stolen a bill-payment machine from a market in Hamad Town.

Twitter insult case activist is remanded

AN opposition activist has been remanded in custody for another 15 days while investigations continue into allegedly fabricated images he circulated on social media.

10 years in jail for gunpoint robbery

TWO armed robbers have been jailed for 10 years for holding up a cold store in Sanad at gunpoint.

Critic of Yemen war stands trial

A POLITICAL activist, who allegedly criticised Bahrain's participation in military action in Yemen, has appeared in court for the first time.

Top street artist to showcase his skills

ONE of Bahrain's top street artists will share his experience at workshops being held today and tomorrow.

St Christopher's Cathedral hosts poetry evening

An evening of poetry with Bahraini poet and GDN reporter Laala Kashef Alghata was hosted by St Christopher's Cathedral last night.

Parkinson's patient conquers Kilimanjaro

A BAHRAINI who suffers from Parkinson's disease has made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, for the second time in just over a year.

Riot suspect remanded after mob fires on police

POLICE were fired upon by a mob of masked rioters using homemade projectile launchers outside a primary school in Dair, a judge has heard.

Prison terms for torching poll billboard

FOUR arsonists have been jailed for 12 months each for torching an election banner belonging to a municipal council candidate.

Man jailed for five years over homemade gun

A BAHRAINI who built a homemade shotgun using instructions he found on the Internet has been jailed for five years.

Bahrain-UK ties discussed

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday met British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and MP Philip Hammond.

Clamp on trucks during rush hours

Traffic authorities yesterday agreed to increase rush-hour restrictions on movement of trucks and heavy vehicles to reduce congestion.

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