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Kuwait mosque attack survivor tells of ordeal

A Bahrain survivor of a suicide attack on a packed mosque in Kuwait City that left 27 people dead and more than 200 injured has described his ordeal. Shaikh Saud Mohammed Ali Al Saeed, 62, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our siste

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Push for visa-less travel for Bahrainis to Europe

MPs are pushing for Bahrainis to be allowed to travel to Europe without visas. They approved an urgent proposal to seek the exemption yesterday (May 12), said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

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Proposal for Bahrainis abroad to vote in council polls

Councillors have urged authorities to draw up legislation that would allow Bahrainis living abroad to vote in municipal council elections. Members of the Northern Municipal Council yesterday voted in favour of the proposal, which

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Bahrainis refuse to leave quake-hit Nepal

Several Bahraini citizens are refusing to leave Nepal despite surviving the country's worst earthquake in decades, according to diplomats. More than 50 Bahrainis are believed to be in Nepal, which has been devastated by Saturd

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Bahraini Women’s Day logo backs women in finance

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) in co-operation with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) yesterday launched the official logo for Bahraini Women's Day 2015. Each year, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabee

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Bahraini banker in key role in financing growth taskforce

A leading Bahraini banker has been invited to co-chair the financing growth taskforce of Business 20 (B20) headed by Turkey at the present time. Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG) president and chief executive Adnan Ahmed Yousif, a for

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New housing plan for needy Bahraini women

Single Bahraini women, divorcees, widows and abandoned wives could soon be eligible for government homes, after the Shura Council yesterday (March 29) approved amendments to 40-year-old legislation governing social housing services.

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Mutual pact proposed on Indian and Bahraini prisoners

Indian prisoners in Bahrain could soon be allowed to complete their sentences in their home country. The proposal is being reviewed by the Cabinet and would also allow Bahraini prisoners in India to complete custodial terms here,

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Amateur Bahraini fishermen to get official licences

Pensioners and unemployed Bahrainis who moonlight as fishermen could get official licences. However, they have to be registered with the Bahrain Fishermen Society, said Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Ess

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Bahrain scraps proposed change to labour law

A proposed change to the law that would have forced employers to release expatriate staff before Bahrainis in the event of financial difficulties or restructuring has been scrapped. The Shura Council pulled the plug on the amendment to

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