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Bahrain’s parliamentary polls on November 24

Bahrain’s parliamentary polls on November 24

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued a Royal order to hold the national elections on November 24. The order stated that the parliament and municipal elections will be held from 8am to 8pm. The second round, which is conducted if a candidate did not win over 50 per cent of the votes, will be held on December 1. The order also said that overseas elections will be held on November 20 while the second round will be held on November 27.

Eligible candidates can file their nominations between October 17 and October 21 at the main supervision centres in Bahrain’s four governorates. The King also issued a Royal decree to form the High Elections Committee and directed HRH the Premier and concerned ministers to work towards the successful conducting of the elections.




Bahrain unifies MMA: Shaikh Nasser

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

Elderly burglar’s sentence reduced

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

Closing arguments set in imam murder plea hearing

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

Firm launches cloud accounting software

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

Bahrain-US ties lauded

Bahrain-US ties lauded

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday paid a visit to Isa Air Base and hailed the Royal Bahraini Air Force’s efforts to defend the homeland and the region. HM the King was welcomed by Commander-in-chief of Bahrain Defence Force Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al

Rights Institute helps stranded expat fly home

Rights Institute helps stranded expat fly home

An Indian expatriate who was stranded in the Kingdom allegedly after being trapped by his employer finally flew home, thanks to the timely intervention by the Bahrain National Institute for Human Rights (NIHR). The institute took up the matter after NIHR chairwoman Maria Khouri held a mee


Bahrain unifies MMA: Shaikh Nasser

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

Verstappen shoves Ocon

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Ezra Miller pretends to be happy

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Cyrus, Butler lose house in wildfire

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Oil prices advance

Oil prices advance

Oil prices advanced yesterday after crude kingpin Saudi Arabia unveiled plans to cut output in the face of global oversupplies, and pressed other producers to follow suit. Higher crude prices failed to lift the market overall in London