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MANAMA: Thugs who set fire to Jidhaf's municipality headquarters were yesterday denounced as trying to intimidate candidates and voters and disrupt elections.

It was an act of desperation and cowardice, said Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Dr Juma Al Ka'abi.

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Premier urges global partnership for peace

MANAMA: The Premier is urging an international partnership to strengthen security, stability and quality of life.

Violence against poll candidates slammed

MANAMA: The Interior Minister last night condemned attacks on election candidates and asserted that violators will face harsh penalties in accordance with the law.

Four suspects held over raid

MANAMA: Four suspects have been arrested for their involvement in the arson attack on the Jidhafs municipality building.

BD500,000 arson attack damage

MASKED men who broke into a government office and set it ablaze last week caused damage worth more than BD500,000, it has been revealed.

Clean-up drive to mark ritual

MA'ATAMS in a densely populated area of Bahrain will be obliged to install recycling bins from tonight ahead of events to mark the Ashoora religious festival.

Gaming show focus on celebrities

BAHRAIN'S largest pop culture and gaming convention is back this year with the focus on international and regional celebrities.

Two more election candidates targeted

A FOURTH election candidate has been targeted by opposition gangs.

Jidhafs blaze 'an assault on poll process'

LAST week's arson attack on the Jidhafs Municipality headquarters has been described as an indirect assault on Bahrain's election process by groups seeking to intimidate voters and candidates.

SMS reveals sex assaults on boy

A MOTHER discovered her son had been the victim of multiple sexual assaults only after finding a 'thank you' message from his alleged attacker on his mobile phone, a court heard.

Smuggler 'tried to kill officers'

A SUSPECTED arms smuggler who was shot and killed in Al Markh earlier this year was trying to mow down a squad of policemen at the time, a court heard.

Sentences of six jailbreak men upheld

SIX inmates jailed for five years for escaping Bahrain's main detention centre have had their sentences upheld.

Bank names draw winners

Winners of the National Bank of Bahrain's (NBB) Alwatani Savings Scheme monthly prize draw have been announced.

A tribute to Indian mandolin maestro

A night of Carnatic music was held at the Baan Saeng Thai restaurant auditorium in Adliya to mark the Indian Fine Arts Society's 40th anniversary.

Crown Prince visits families to mark Diwali

MANAMA: Bahrain's religious and cultural tolerance was hailed as His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, visited the Kewalram, Bhatia, Asarpota and Haridas families last night to mark Diwali.

Ex-police officer jailed for fraud

A BAHRAINI has been jailed for three years for fraud.

Man detained for 'running down' woman

The Public Prosecution has ordered the detention of a 30-year-old man for seven days for allegedly running down an Arab woman in Juffair.

Holiday announced

MANAMA: Tomorrow has been declared a holiday to mark the Islamic New Year. A circular issued yesterday said that all ministries, directorates and institutions would be closed, and that Sunday would also be a holiday.

Replace old ATMs banks urged

BANKS in Bahrain have been urged to stop using outdated ATMs after dozens of card holders had their details stolen in a security breach earlier this month.

Bahrain hails UN's peacekeeping role

Bahrain firmly believes in the UN's key role of maintaining international peace and security and achieving international co-operation to solve economic, social, cultural and humanitarian issues, said Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ghanim Al Buainain.

Man jailed for filming women in office toilet

A BANGLADESHI caretaker who secretly filmed women in an office toilet has been jailed for five years.

Top inventions show opens in London

MORE than 150 inventors from over 20 countries are taking part in the British Invention Show which opened in London under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad's Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Al Wefaq's statement denounced

THE Muharraq Governor and citizens across the Muharraq Governorate have strongly denounced the statement posted by Al Wefaq National Islamic Society on its Twitter account, in which it claimed that they will boycott parliamentary and municipal elections.

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