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MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday paid tribute to security forces' commitment in maintaining stability and promoting development.He commended their efforts to tackle violence, vandalism and terrorism.

This came as he visited the Royal Academy of Police (RAP), in the presence of His Royal ...ReadMore

Candidate in security plea

A PARLIAMENTARY candidate whose home was targeted in an arson attack that caused damage worth an estimated BD70,000 has called on police to step up security across Bahrain.

Funds shortfall alarm sounded

OUTGOING members of the soon-to-be-dissolved Manama Municipal Council have warned their replacements to be more frugal after revealing a huge funding shortfall in the first half of this year.

Kingdom set for a new era of trade

MANAMA: Bahrain is ready to enter a new era of streamlined trade.

US newspaper snubs Bahrain

MANAMA: Bahrain has been deliberately snubbed by one of America's leading online newspapers The Huffington Post.

Minister to testify

A GOVERNMENT minister is set to testify in the trial of two allegedly corrupt officials accused of profiting from a scheme designed to support young Bahraini farmers.

60 workers in protest over 'mistreatment'

AROUND 60 men have been living at the Bangladesh Embassy since Tuesday after accusing their employer of mistreatment, assault and failing to pay their salaries for five months.

Stunt driving show at BIC

STUNT drivers will entertain spectators at the FIA World Endurance Championship, Six Hours of Bahrain, on November 15.

Rapist sentenced to life in prison

A MAN who kidnapped and raped a woman in his car after pretending to be a policeman has been jailed for life.

UK team offers help

Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) chairman and Cassation Court president Salim bin Mohammad Al Kuwari yesterday received UK Chief Inspector of Prisons Hind Balsing and his delegation. Mr Al Kuwari highlighted the leadership's resolve to establish an independent judicial system. The British delegation expressed readiness to train prisons' and SJC staff.

Museum artefacts are showcased

An exhibition showcasing Bahrain National Museum's artefacts depicting the period from 2000BC to 300AD opened at Sharjah Archaeological Museum last night.

Women's rights advocate fined BD100

A WOMEN'S rights advocate standing trial in 10 separate cases for alleged defamation was fined BD100 in one of her cases yesterday. 

Activist's case is adjourned

AN opposition activist on trial for allegedly insulting two government institutions on Twitter yesterday had his case adjourned until Sunday.

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