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Tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association Bahrain (AMUAAB) will hold an event at Golden Tulip Hotel on November 16 to honour renowned Indian educationalist, scholar, social reformer and visionary Sir Syed Ahmed Khan. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan founded Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), one of the top I

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Drug addict couple’s jail time suspended on appeal

A couple convicted of consuming drugs has had their one year’s imprisonment each upheld, but suspended for three years. Both defendants were earlier held guilty of consuming drugs, although the wife revealed to judges that it was her husband who made her a drug addict. The couple wa

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Weather no deterrent to Airshow

Weather is not expected to be deterrent to Bahrain International Airshow which opens today, it is learned. The Meteorological Directorate has forecast a pleasant weather for today although ‘partly cloudy at times’. The forecast is similar for the rest of the week. The director

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Adnoc to supply first cargo for LNG terminal

The country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal will be supplied with its first cargo from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), the Minister of Oil and Chairman of the board of directors in National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has said

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Isa Town marks golden jubilee

Under the patronage of Southern Governor, Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, the Southern Governorate yesterday held a celebration marking the golden jubilee of the Isa Town. The event was held at the hall of the Isa Town Sports Club, in the presence of officials and local citizens. In a

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Celebrating Bahraini women's forward march

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, yesterday at the Sakhir Palace, received President of the Supreme Council for Women HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa accompanied by members of the jury panel of HRH the Princess’s Global Award for Women Empowerment on the sidelines of t

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Terrorist tag

The United States yesterday designated the son of Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah a terrorist and hit key representatives of the Lebanese militant group in Iraq with sanctions. The US State Department accused Jawad Nasrallah of carrying out attacks against Israel. The department also bl

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Bahrain unifies MMA: Shaikh Nasser

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain has become a favoured destination for all athletes and parties wishing to organise a distinguished tournament combining all elements of success. This came as th

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Elderly burglar’s sentence reduced

The High Appeals Court has reduced the sentence issued against a Bahraini man convicted of burglary. The Bahraini man was arrested after he carried out a spate of burglaries by breaking into villas in a housing compound in Hamala. According to court files, the defendant climbed the compou

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Closing arguments set in imam murder plea hearing

The High Appeals Court has adjourned the hearing in the appeal filed by the convicts in mosque imam murder case until November 19 to hear the closing arguments. The 35-year-old Bangladeshi man was earlier sentenced to death for his crime, while his co-defendant, also a Bangladeshi nationa

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Firm launches cloud accounting software

Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business finances and helping businesses stay Value Added Tax (VAT) compliant as businesses in the Kingdom prepare for the VAT implementati