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MANAMA: Bahrain was yesterday placed on alert to avert any spillover from Operation Decisive Storm launched by Saudi Arabia and Arab allies against Houthis in Yemen. The Premier yesterday ordered preparations and pre-emptive measures to be taken to face events unfolding in Yemen.

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Action 'stems from strong GCC bond'

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday described Bahrain's participation in the military action as a reflection of a firm GCC bond that paves the way to set up a joint Arab force.

Total shrimping ban proposed

A RADICAL proposal to ban shrimp trawling in Bahrain altogether, as well as another to slash the number of fishing licences available, were among recommendations put forward yesterday during a crisis meeting between MPs and fishermen.

Operation Decisive Storm is launched

MANAMA: Gulf countries have formally entered "three-front war" after Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Bahrain, launched air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to an expert.

Twelve Bahrain fighter jets join 'Operation Decisive Storm'

MANAMA: Twelve fighter jets from the Royal Bahrain Air Force have joined Operation Decisive Storm following orders from His Majesty King Hamad, the Supreme Commander.

Ministry issues security warning

MANAMA: The Interior Ministry yesterday warned against any attempt to exploit developments unfolding in Yemen to undermine national unity and fuel civil strife.

Latest Harley Davidson is unveiled

THE all-new Harley Davidson Street 750 motorcycle was unveiled for the first time in Bahrain yesterday at Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve.

Debate focus on economy and politics

A DEBATE focused on Bahrain's changing political and economic landscape is set to take place tomorrow at Al Oruba Club in Juffair.

32 vice ring accused held

THIRTY-TWO alleged prostitutes have been arrested in a raid on a single furnished apartment building in Gudaibiya.

Heroin dealer loses appeal

A HEROIN dealer has lost his appeal against a 10-year jail sentence.

Three gang rape teenagers jailed

THREE teenagers who gang-raped a 16-year-old boy have been jailed by the High Criminal Court.

'Inspire leadership skills among young'

THE importance of developing leadership skills and abilities of young Bahrainis was stressed at a key event yesterday.

Further remand for trouser drama suspect

A MAN on trial for attempted murder, who previously caused chaos outside a courtroom by pulling down his trousers and jumping up and down, has been further remanded in custody.

Walkathon will promote health

A WALKATHON will be held at 4pm today at Dohat Arad Park.

Classes on meditation

A FREE meditation and stress management programme by Sahaja Yoga Bahrain will be held today at the Hindu Temple in Manama.

Digging deep to save garden...

A JAPANESE garden that was built by a Bahrain resident more than 30 years ago could soon be demolished by authorities to make way for a new public park.

Woman hurt in cylinder blast is recovering

A FILIPINO woman who suffered first degree burns in a gas cylinder blast on Wednesday night, is recovering at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC).

Charity drive set to back cardiac centre

A CHARITY climb to the top of Bahrain's tallest building will take place tomorrow in a bid to raise funds for awareness of cardiovascular disease.

Shop damaged in blaze

CIVIL Defence teams put out a fire that broke out in a cold store in Sehla yesterday morning.

Art work showcased

THE third annual 'Made in Bahrain' event hosted by Batelco opened yesterday at Al A'ali Shopping Complex.

Boat show a big hit...

YACHTS, boats and jet skis were on display at the Amwaj Marina Boat Show which opened yesterday.

Teacher backs colleague in abuse trial

A TEACHER has taken to the stand to give evidence in support of a colleague on trial for sexual harassment.

Further remand for four in baby murder case

FOUR people have had their jail remand extended in connection with the discovery of a dead baby buried near the Tree of Life.

347,954 people visit Bahrain

A TOTAL of 347,954 people visited Bahrain between March 19 and Wednesday.

Crown Prince attends war memorial opening
HIS Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, yesterday joined British Queen Elizabeth at the opening of ‘The Wing’, a new visitor centre and permanent memorial to the Battle of Britain, in Kent, England.

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