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Bahraini is held for Saudi mosque blast

A Bahraini has been arrested in connection with last week’s mosque bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed 15 and left 33 others wounded. He is one of 34 suspects who were rounded up following the attack, according to a Saudi Interior Minist

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Nakheel awards contract for mosque, retail centre

UAE-based developer Nakheel has awarded a construction contract worth Dh38 million ($10.3 million) for a new mosque and a second retail centre at its 560-hectare Al Furjan community in Dubai. The 8,000-sq-ft mosque – the fir

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Safety boost for mosques in Bahrain

Places of worship in Bahrain will be equipped with additional first aid boxes and fire extinguishers, as part of measures to step up security.   Volunteers and officials in charge of mosques and ma’tams will also underg

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Bahrain to fund Grand Mosque prep work in Finland

Bahrain will fund preparatory work on a new Grand Mosque being constructed in Finland, it has emerged. It will be built on an area of 10,000 sq m in the capital Helsinki, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our si

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New amnesty awareness drive launched in Bahrain

Thousands of leaflets explaining the current amnesty for illegal residents will be distributed in mosques across Bahrain from tomorrow (July 17). The initiative by the embassies of Pakistan and Bangladesh is targeting eligible Mus

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Mosques smartphones app launched in Bahrain

A smartphone application providing comprehensive information on mosques in Bahrain has been launched. The app titled Mosques of Bahrain gives a complete database of more than 680 websites affiliated to the Sunni Endowment, includi

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Huawei donates Ramadan meals to 30 mosques in Oman

Leading ICT solutions provider Huawei’s employees are running a local charity drive that will see the company donate and distribute Ramadan food boxes to 30 mosques across Muscat, Oman. The activity started at the beginning

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Hospitals in Bahrain put on high alert

Hospitals in Bahrain are on high alert and ambulances are being stationed closer to mosques to ensure a rapid response in the event of an emergency, it has emerged. Staffing is also being stepped up after a spate of terrorist atta

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Volunteers set to monitor localities in Bahrain

A neighbourhood watch network is being set up in Manama after Islamic State (IS) flyers were posted on the walls of a Shi’ite mosque on June 30. Flyers featuring the IS flag were stuck to the walls of the Ayn Al Dar Mosque,

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Security cameras installed at Bahrain mosques

Security cameras will be installed at Bahrain’s mosques amid a heightening of security following deadly bombings in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, it has emerged. Mosques will also be closed after each prayer session so that caret

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