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Bahrain traders pledge to hold food prices during Ramadan

Business leaders have made moves to reassure the public that the price of other goods will not be raised to cover the cost of Cabinet-proposed subsidy cuts on meat. More than 80 of Bahrain's largest retailers met yesterday at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI

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Tougher rape laws vow in Bahrain

Bahraini MPs are studying a proposal to introduce tougher punishments against rapists, including life sentences. Members of parliament's legislative and legal affairs committee met yesterday (May 27) to discuss the amendment to the Penal Code, which currently carries a maximu

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Bahrain to send $1.2m aid consignment to Yemen

Bahrain is set to send a 700-tonne consignment of aid containing food, medicines and tents to conflict-torn Yemen. A total of 36 shipping containers filled with the aid, including a special one for medicines, will set sail on Saturday from Khalifa Bin Salman Port, said a report i

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Europeans lead outcry over latest FIFA scandal

Leading figures from across European soccer voiced dismay on Wednesday over the latest scandal to engulf FIFA, the game's powerful governing body, with many of them calling for its presidential election set for Friday to be postponed. The world's most popular sport was pl

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Harb and Mohammed Qabalan, in 2013 for overseeing &qu

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Oman to deport over 1,000 foreign labourers

Oman plans to deport over 1,000 foreigners found to be working illegally on a multi-billion dollar project to expand Muscat International Airport, in a sign of tensions between its labour policy and its big infrastructure building plans. "The companies for which these illega

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Bahrain to send 2nd shipment for Nepal quake victims

A second consignment of aid that includes 25 tonnes of food, 6,000 litres of bottled water, 1,000 plastic carpets, 300 waterproof tents and 30 power generators will be sent to Nepal to help its earthquake-hit citizens. It follows the first aid shipment, that the Royal Charity Org

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Bahrain serves as base for Iraqi, Syrian archaeologists

Bahrain is serving as a base for Iraqi and Syrian archaeologists as they discuss ways to protect and restore historical sites damaged by the Islamic State (IS) terror group.
 More than 40 culture and antiquities experts who work for the Iraqi and Syrian governments have taken part in t

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Divorce rates fall 47pc in Bahrain: study

A lower divorce rate among newly-wed Bahrainis over the past four years has been attributed to an awareness campaign on rights and responsibilities in marriage.
 A recent study conducted by the Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry showed a 47 per cent decline in the number

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Drugs smuggling attempt foiled in Bahrain

Customs officers have foiled an attempt to smuggle 1,559.6 grams of heroin through Bahrain International Airport. They stopped a foreigner on suspicion as he was proceeding through the Green Channel, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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