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Bahrain-based young debaters set out for global contest

A team of five young Bahrain-based debaters left for the annual World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC) in Singapore yesterday (July 27). The St Christopher’s School students are believed to be the first team from Bahrai

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Plea to increase staff at Bahrain’s main hospital

A shortage of staff at Bahrain’s main hospital during weekends and public holidays is causing unnecessary suffering to sickle cell anaemia patients, an activist has claimed. Bahrain Society for Sickle Cell Anaemia Patient Ca

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New IMAX cinema set to open in Bahrain

A new cinema boasting the country’s largest screen is expected to open on July 31 in Seef Mall Muharraq. The long-awaited IMAX cinema has been brought to the country by Emirati company Novo Cinema, which has already opened t

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Saudi Arabia slams Iran threats to neighbours

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel  Al Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harbouring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbours.

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Poultry farmers in Bahrain fear income loss

Bahrain's poultry farmers are fearing for their future in the wake of planned subsidy cuts, due to come into effect later this year. They held a crisis meeting yesterday (July 27) in a bid to devise a strategy for keeping pric

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Illegal nurseries shut down in Bahrain

Three nurseries in Bahrain have been closed down for operating without a licence. Owners of Al Alem Al Sagheer Kindergarten in Manama, Al Seef Kindergarten in Duraz and Al Masahel Kindergarten in Meqsha were yesterday (July 27) re

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Bahrain taken off US human trafficking watch list

Bahrain has been removed from a US human trafficking ‘watch list’ and praised for its ‘significant efforts’ in preventing the illegal practice. The latest US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report,

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Bahrain cbank to launch directory of women in finance

A who’s who of Bahraini women in the financial and banking sector will be published by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), it was announced yesterday (July 26). The directory will feature an extensive history as well as illus

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BHB opens subscription for $394m bonds

A BD150 million ($394.9 million) Government Development Bond issue yesterday (July 26) opened to direct subscription through the primary market, Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announced in a statement. Bahraini and non-Bahraini investors ca

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Bahraini ship among first in Suez test run

A Bahraini ship bound for Italy from Saudi Arabia was among the first to pass through Egypt’s New Suez Canal in a test-run ahead of its official opening next month. The trial, on Saturday (July 25), was a success – lea

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