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MANAMA: Bahrain is opening its human rights record to the world to prove that it has nothing to hide.

It has volunteered to come under international scrutiny in Geneva this month – despite only being due for evaluation in 2016!

This will happen during the 27th session of the UN Human Right...ReadMore

New homes handed over today

MANAMA: Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad, the Housing Ministry is hosting a ceremony today to distribute contracts to 210 beneficiaries of the Zallaq Housing Project, whose names are registered in the Southern Governorate's waiting lists.

Labour visas suspended

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has stopped granting visas to workers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries worst-hit by the deadly Ebola virus, the labour ministry announced yesterday.

Rights review set

BAHRAIN has volunteered to come under international scrutiny during the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva this month, it has emerged.

Driver claims he was stabbed by pedestrian

380 firms violated work ban

Prayer service is held in memory of Karrar

A SPECIAL prayer service has been held for a nine-year-old child who died before he could undergo a life-saving transplant in India.

Candidates register for Alba Union polls

EIGHTEEN candidates registered for Alba Labour Union elections yesterday.

'Illegal' Bahraini held in custody

Tournament for top bosses backed

Qatar Airways will be the title sponsor for the second edition of the CEO Golf Tournament, organised by Mindstorm Media.

Key IISS forum to spotlight business chances in Gulf

INTERNATIONAL political and business leaders will take part in a major conference in Bahrain next week.

Cyber safety of children in focus

A WORKSHOP on protecting children from online predators and cyber crime is being organised by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in co-operation with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Eight file cases over nationality

EIGHT people whose Bahraini nationalities were revoked in 2012 have gone to court seeking to overturn the decision.

Workshop blaze costs BD25,000

Murder victim's burial delayed

AUTHORITIES are yet to release the corpse of a murder victim whose body was stuffed into a suitcase and buried at a worksite.

Health centre for mental illnesses designed

BAHRAIN University student Radwa Al Nagar has designed a mental health centre.

Investigation 'is over in defamation case'

An investigation into a case of defaming companions of Prophet Mohammed and insulting "the Mother of the Believers" Aisha has been completed, Northern governorate acting chief prosecutor Adnan Fakhro said.

Political activist held over tweet released

A POLITICAL activist arrested in connection with a Twitter post was released last night.

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