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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and UN diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.  

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Bahrain is 'winning war on drugs'

Bahrain has achieved remarkable progress in its fight against drugs, according to Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.    On the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Il

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Syria jihad mission teenager shot dead

A teenager has become the fourth known Bahraini to have been killed fighting against government forces in Syria.   Ali Yousif Al Binali, 19, from Busaiteen, was reportedly fighting alongside rebel forces against

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Arab nations called to fight terror in unity

Arab nations must work together to combat the scourge of terrorism, Bahrain's Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said yesterday.   Violence and extremism are the main ch

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Bahrain minister vows to fight corruption

Thirteen suspected cases of corruption have been referred to the Public Prosecution since last January. The anti-corruption and economic and electronic security directorate lodged eight cases in connection with violations cited in

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Saudi to jail citizens who fight abroad

Saudi Arabia will imprison for three to 20 years any citizen who fights in conflicts abroad, according to a royal decree released through state media on Monday. The decree also said Saudis who join or endorse groups it classifies

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Bahrain vows to fight corruption

Close co-operation between government entities in combating corruption reinforces transparency and accountability and is key to maintaining Bahrain's resources, the Crown Prince stressed yesterday. This came as His Royal Highn

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Bahrain joins fight for women's rights

Bahrain has joined a regional coalition that aims to advance the status of women across the Middle East and North Africa region. The newly-created Alwane (My Colours) programme is made up of experienced and emerging leaders from 17 countri

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Bahrain joins fight for women's rights

Bahrain has joined a regional coalition that aims to advance the status of women across the Middle East and North Africa region. The newly-created Alwane (My Colours) programme is made up of experienced and emerging leaders from 17 countri

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Libya rebels battle for last Gaddafi bastions

Libyan fighters trying to capture one of Muammar Gaddafi's last strongholds battled for control of the desert town of Bani Walid on Saturday and Gaddafi loyalists hit back with rockets. Despite the bombardment, columns of vehicles dro

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