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MANAMA: The US has not done enough to support Bahrain since the 2011 unrest, a former American diplomat has claimed.

Joseph Adam Ereli, Washington's ambassador to Bahrain from 2007 to 2011, slammed President Barack Obama's foreign policy towards Bahrain and hit out at his government's lack of s...ReadMore

Russia ties urged

MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday highlighted the importance of stepping up Bahraini-Russian co-operation politically and economically by taking advantage of the two countries' positive and stimulating atmospheres, particularly in the economic and investment fields.

His Majesty returns after key Kazakh talks

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad returned to Bahrain yesterday after a state visit to Kazakhstan at the invitation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Historic Kazakh visit boosts ties

ASTANA: Major political, economic and humanitarian agreements were announced yesterday between Bahrain and Kazakhstan.

King tours Nazarbayev University and Hazrat Sultan Mosque...

ASTANA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday visited Hazrat Sultan Mosque, accompanied by Kazakh Deputy Premier and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Issekeshev Asset Orentayevich.

Military costs doubled

TENSIONS with Iran have resulted in Bahrain more than doubling its defence spending in less than a decade, according to monitors.

GAA wins top training centre certification

GULF Aviation Academy (GAA), Bahrain's premier aviation training academy, has been awarded the Aviation Security Training Centre (ASTC) certification from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

US 'not supporting Bahrain enough'

A FORMER US diplomat has slammed President Barack Obama's foreign policy towards Bahrain and hit out at his government's lack of support for the Ruling Family.

Poultry farmers are threatening strike

POULTRY farmers are furious with MPs after their complaints were not raised in parliament yesterday and could stage a full strike.

Businessmen to be honoured for their vision

VISIONARY Bahraini business leaders will be honoured at a special ceremony at the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea and Spa Hotel next month.

Hotel group plans major expansion

KEMPINSKI Hotels, which currently operates the Kempinski Grand and Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre, has announced an expansion programme to include new locations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Bribery charges denied

FOUR men working at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) morgue have denied taking bribes from people seeking to repatriate the bodies of their loved ones.

Kidnap agony for relatives

A BAHRAINI teenager has been kidnapped in Pakistan by a group of unknown criminals who are demanding a ransom of BD78,000.

Ruling on Ulama appeal in June

AN appeal by an unlicensed religious council that was dissolved for straying into politics will be decided in June.

Travel clamp on 70 Pakistanis

SEVENTY Pakistani nationals are currently unable to leave Bahrain because of travel bans that have been imposed on them, according to embassy statistics.

Food exhibitions dish out lessons in healthy living

MORE than 2,500 people tucked into an array of fresh food and sampled a raft of health and fitness products yesterday at the opening of two major exhibitions being held in Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) in Sanabis.

MPs are faking their attendance

MPs have been caught cheating parliament's attendance monitors by stuffing paper into a machine that keeps track of who is present.

New moves to improve rights of inmates passed

A NEW law governing Bahraini prisons, which improves the rights of inmates and grants access to work and education, has been passed following a seven-year tug-of-war between parliament and the Shura Council.

Tough traffic law in doubt

BAHRAIN'S tough new traffic law is in doubt after MPs insisted on banning some expats from getting licences, introducing stricter penalties for drunk drivers and allowing women to keep face veils on if they are stopped by police.

Minister warned to show up for questions

A GOVERNMENT minister has been warned to show up to answer MPs' questions by parliament chairman Dr Khalifa Al Dhahrani.

Many proposals receive green light

PROPOSALS approved by MPs yesterday and referred to the Cabinet:

Toastmasters' annual forum

BAHRAIN Toastmasters of Division C will hold their annual conference at Elite Resort and Spa in Muharraq next month.

Motorcyclist killed

A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on Sehla Road last night.

Gudaibiya blast trial nears end

LAWYERS will submit their final arguments next month in the trial of four men accused of planting a bomb in Gudaibiya that killed an Asian civilian.

Expert wins plea against court ruling

A LEADING expert in treating victims of abuse yesterday won an appeal against her conviction for operating without a licence.

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