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Dialogue puts spotlight on cultural diversity

Major personalities belonging to the Arab and European cultural scenes came together to discuss the significance of culture as a structuring element in history. ‘The Intercultural Dialogue Between World Cities’ was attended by André Azoulay, senior adviser to King Moham

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Record drugs bust for Kingdom-based CMF

HMS Dragon, operating under the Combined Maritime Forces, has conducted her second major seizure of narcotics in less than two weeks, the CMF website reported. The Type 45 Destroyer was on patrol as part of CMF’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 when the crew found and destroyed more t

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Observatory to check on lawmakers’ performance

An initiative to monitor the performance of the parliamentarians including keeping a close eye on the attendance of MPs at sessions was launched yesterday. Responding to the need to have independent civil institutions that transparently monitor the performance of Bahraini Legislative Coun

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Woman elected head after hours of House drama

The newly-elected members of the parliament yesterday elected lawmaker Fawzia Zainal as the House chairwoman after an intense drama which exhibited many lawmakers criticising each other as well as the process of selection. MP Adel Al Asoomi, one of the contenders for the top House post, w

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First comes duty

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday opened the first session of the Fifth Legislative Term in the presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commande

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Second phase of water park project to commence soon

The Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning announced that it would begin the implementation of the second phase of the water park project in the Capital. The project is part of the ministry’s initiatives to promote sustainable urban development. Speaking to Tribune,

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More disinvestment soon

The government is mulling over the possible launch of two more Initial Public Offerings (IPO) for two major companies in the near future, according to a minister. The IPOs for two major companies, Bahrain Duty-Free and Bahrain Airport Services could be launched in the next two years, according to

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Bahrain takes part in migration conference

Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al Absi lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the International Migration Conference. He underlined the initiatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, which are destinations for international immigrants, stre

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Theft gang, including two Iranians, arrested

The Director-General of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science announced yesterday the arrest of a five-member theft gang, including two Iranians. They are accused of stealing jewellery, expensive watches and mobile phones from homes. They have stolen items worth more than BD50,000,

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People’s welfare first priority

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed that the government will build on its rich record of landmark achievements and gains during the next phase of national action in which the pace of development will be accelerated. The government’s developmen

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Iran shows fangs

I ran confirmed yesterday that it had carried out a recent missile test after Western powers sharply criticised a December 1 launch of medium-range ballistic missiles. “We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test,” the Fars news agency reported, citi