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Housemaids’ trial adjourned

Housemaids’ trial adjourned

The High Criminal Court has adjourned the case of two maids accused of attacking police officers until October 3, 2018, to assign a lawyer for them.

The accused are an Ethiopian woman, aged 35, and a 21-year-old Indonesian woman. According to court files, the Ethiopian domestic servant broke the hand of a woman police officer out of her fear of handcuffs.

The 35-year-old maid was detained at the Public Prosecution premises for an unpermitted stay in Bahrain and her victim was assigned to accompany her. The Ethiopian woman is said to have caused a chaotic scene when police officers, including the victim, attempted to handcuff her.




475 violate traffic rules, drive on hard shoulder

475 violate traffic rules, drive on hard shoulder

Four hundred and seventy-five traffic violations related to driving on the emergency lane have already been recorded since the beginning of the current year, authorities announced. Hundreds of motorists have been fined for illegally driving on the emergency lane, the Ministry of Interior revealed

BTEA honours 185 tour guides

BTEA honours 185 tour guides

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) honoured 85 tour guides during a ceremony held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention (BIECC). The event was held in the presence of the Chief Executive Officer of BTEA, Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa. Certificates were dis


EU wants end veto on tax

EU wants end veto on tax

The European Commission yesterday proposed to end the veto power member states have over EU tax matters, an idea rejected by several smaller countries including low-tax hub Ireland. A more harmonised tax policy across Europe has long b

Where are the sedans?

Where are the sedans?

A persistent question shadowed all of the shiny new vehicles and highly-produced, glitzy debuts at the Detroit auto show this week: Where are the sedans? Volkswagen was among the few to trumpet a new sedan -- those compact and mid-size

Not spying for China

Not spying for China

Huawei’s reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei stepped out of the shadows yesterday to give a rare media interview, forcefully denying accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. The company he fo