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Raid on Shaikh Sultan bin Suhaim denounced
Oct 18

Raid on Shaikh Sultan bin Suhaim denounced

Manama : Manama Center for Human Rights condemned the Qatari security authorities’ raid on the residence of Shaikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani and freezing assets of Shaikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani. The Manama Center for Human Rights called on Doha to respect principles of human rights, the Universal...

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Spotlight on eCommerce
Oct 18

Spotlight on eCommerce

Manama : The fourth edition of the eCommerce Forum and Exhibition 2017 for trading establishments was opened yesterday under the theme “eCommerce ... Bahrain Platform ... for a Global Market” at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The event was inaugurated by Undersecretary of Commerce Affairs Nader Al Moayyed on...

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Banking with fun!
Oct 18

Banking with fun!

Manama : BBK has announced its sponsorship of an interactive play room at ‘PLAY’, a popular hands-on children’s activity centre located in Seef Mall. The ‘BBK Mini Branch’ has been designed so that children can learn the basics of banking, saving and counting in a fun atmosphere....

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Gulf mixed, insurers help Saudi
Oct 18

Gulf mixed, insurers help Saudi

Dubai : Gulf stock markets were mixed despite strong oil prices yesterday while Saudi Arabia’s insurance sector continued to recover from last week’s losses. The main Saudi index inched up 0.2 per cent. In the insurance sector, which sank last week on expectations for a shakeout in the sector caused...

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Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74
Oct 18

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74

Kabul : The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan yesterday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police...

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Tiger Woods gets doctor’s clearance
Oct 18

Tiger Woods gets doctor’s clearance

London : Tiger Woods has been given the green light by his doctor to step up his rehabilitation from back surgery with no restrictions, according to his agent. The 14-time major champion has been out of action since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February and in April underwent a...

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Salmeen, Ali Al Kowari win Friday competition
Oct 18

Salmeen, Ali Al Kowari win Friday competition

Manama : Mohammed Salmeen and Ali Al Kowari win the Awali Golf Club’s Friday competiton with a score of 40 points. Runners-Up were Ali Danesh and Mahmood Falamarzi with 39. Third place went to Rob Thompson and Jonathan Jane with 39, fourth place went to Hamad Al Qutami and Mohammed Faraj with 38, and fifth...

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Anthony Joshua must  refocus on Takam
Oct 18

Anthony Joshua must refocus on Takam

London : Anthony Joshua should heed the warning signs after Carlos Takam was handed a late opportunity to snatch his heavyweight world titles. The WBA ‘super’ and IBF champion has endured a turbulent training camp leading up to his next title defence, with Kubrat Pulev pulling out through injury less...

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Iran defeats Mexico in a  pulsating  contest
Oct 18

Iran defeats Mexico in a pulsating contest

Goa, India : Iran made its way into its first-ever quarterfinal on the back of a nervy and pulsating 2-1 win against Mexico in the Round-of-16 clash at the Fatorda stadium yesterday. Goals from Mohammad Sharifi and Allahyar Sayyad helped the Abbas Chamanian-coached side maintain its unbeaten run at the FIFA U-17...

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Spain enter  quarter-finals
Oct 18

Spain enter quarter-finals

Guwahati, India : European champions Spain rallied to make the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2 -1 victory over France, signalling their title intentions yesterday. Spain will take on Asian surprise package Iran. Juan Miranda (44th minute) and Abel Ruiz (90th) scored for Spain, while Lenny...

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Sharapova out
Oct 18

Sharapova out

Moscow : Magdalena Rybarikova silenced a packed, partisan house on Centre Court with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win over Maria Sharapova in the opening round of the VTB Kremlin Cup yesterday. Using varied play from the baseline to great effect, the Slovak won the last five points of the opening set tiebreak before breaking...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Oct 18

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a humid weather with probability of foggy formations in places at first, becoming fine later in the day.Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots, becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots reaching 15 to 20 knots at times later.Temperature: Maximum 34 degrees Celsius and minimum 25...

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Rescued Aleppo  tigers settle into  new Dutch home
Oct 18

Rescued Aleppo tigers settle into new Dutch home

Nijeberkoop : Two tigers, rescued traumatised and emaciated from war in Syria, have arrived in a Dutch refuge and are settling into their new, quiet home far from the conflict. Brother and sister, Sultan and Sayeeda, saved from Aleppo earlier this year, “handled the trip well and arrived...

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Parts of  Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai
Oct 18

Parts of Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai

Dubai : Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth’s atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean. The fiery end Monday night to parts of Progress MS-07 came as planned after it...

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Theatre fest a big step  towards Bahraini youth empowerment
Oct 18

Theatre fest a big step towards Bahraini youth empowerment

Manama : Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival for National Clubs, Youth Centres and People with Disability represents a noble gesture and an important step towards empowering Bahraini youth, said renowned Bahraini Actress Salwa Bakhit.  Bakhit, well known for her role in “Um Hilal”...

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Excellence awards for Bahrain government departments on cards
Oct 18

Excellence awards for Bahrain government departments on cards

Manama : The government will give awards to its various departments for outstanding performance during the 2017 Government Forum to be held on October 22, Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa has said.  The awards will be in the following categories: Educational Excellence Award; Customer...

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Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties
Oct 18

Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Prince Fahad bin Abdulla Al-Saudi at his palace in Riffa yesterday.  Prince Fahad is currently on a visit to the Kingdom to participate in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017). HRH...

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Sri Lanka luring Bahrain tourists
Oct 18

Sri Lanka luring Bahrain tourists

Manama : Around 3,000 people from Bahrain visit Sri Lanka every year, an official revealed during a roadshow organised by Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau at Downtown Rotana Hotel in Manama yesterday. The roadshow was intended to connect Sri Lankan travel agencies with Bahrain’s tourism sector....

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Strengthen alliances to  beat terrorism: MEMAC
Oct 18

Strengthen alliances to beat terrorism: MEMAC

Manama : Top military and security experts from all over the world converged on Bahrain yesterday amid rising terrorist threats to discuss the importance of regional and international alliances and coalitions in combating terrorism.  The leaders spoke about the importance of advancing formal co-operation...

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Object that lit up Bahrain skies was not UFO: Meteorological Department
Oct 18

Object that lit up Bahrain skies was not UFO: Meteorological Department

Manama : The mysterious object that lit up the Bahrain skies on Monday night was not an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) as circulated in the social media by many in the past two days, DT News has learnt. Clarifications from the concerned departments and experts in the Kingdom varied, as it was thought to be a...

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Bahrain pass bill to end workers residing in residential areas
Oct 18

Bahrain pass bill to end workers residing in residential areas

Manama : The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that instructs to allocate 15 per cent of the space of industrial areas to build accommodations for labourers. The bill, which was intensively discussed during the previous sessions of the current legislative term, aims at combatting the phenomenon of the...

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Kooheji pursues Brave 9 in Russia
Oct 18

Kooheji pursues Brave 9 in Russia

Manama : Hamza Kooheji is undergoing his final phase of training leading to Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions in Russia. Hamza will be facing the top bantamweight fighter in India, Mohammed Farhad in Bahrain on November 17. KHK MMA fight team has also joined Hamza in his training camp at Russia. Hamza...

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Brazil confirms four fighters at Brave
Oct 18

Brazil confirms four fighters at Brave

Manama : Brazil has confirmed that four professional fighters will be set to compete in Bahrain at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. Brazil will be among the nations that are sending the maximum number of athletes for Brave alongside Jordan and India. Brave 9 will feature 16 professional fights involving...

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Bahrain signed $3.8-b deal to buy 16 F-16 jets
Oct 18

Bahrain signed $3.8-b deal to buy 16 F-16 jets

Manama : Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) yesterday signed the biggest deal in its history to purchase 16 F-16 fighter jets from US aerospace company Lockheed Martin. The $3.8-billion deal to purchase the upgraded F16 aircrafts was signed between Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) and Lockheed Martin during the second...

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GCC Gold Rates
Oct 17

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 147.00 AED 156.50 AED Qatar 149.50 QAR 159.50 QAR Bahrain 15.00 BHD 16.00 BHD Kuwait 12.35 KWD 13.00 KWD Oman 15.95 OMR 16.65 OMR Saudi...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Oct 17

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.68711  Australian Dollars AUD 3.27236  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 210.97046  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.24971  Swiss...

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Wait finally over for stranded Bahrain expat
Oct 17

Wait finally over for stranded Bahrain expat

Manama : Wait is finally over for Udair Karuppaiah, the Indian expatriate who has been living illegally here for the past two years after his Saudi sponsor stranded him in the Kingdom. He will be returning to his home country on October 18, sources said. “I am really thankful to the media for raising...

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Succession planning
Oct 17

Succession planning

Succession planning is not simply about discovering people for top leadership positions; it is the process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key leadership positions in an organisation: effective management of succession involves building a pipeline of employees ready to step...

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Porsche confirm four models
Oct 17

Porsche confirm four models

Porsche Middle East has confirmed four models heading to the International Show. Taking centre stage will be the brand’s best selling model in the region; the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Playing host to a new 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine driving each corner, 550 horsepower allows the luxury SUV to hit a top speed of...

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Indian Embassy shifts to new complex in Seef
Oct 17

Indian Embassy shifts to new complex in Seef

Manama : Effective 22 October 2017, the Indian Embassy in Bahrain will start operating from the new Chancery Complex at Seef. The new address is: Embassy of India, Building No. 1090, Road No. 2819, Block No. 428, Al Seef District, Kingdom of Bahrain. The Embassy, in a press statement, said it will continue to render...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Oct 17

Today's weather in Bahrain

The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a generally fine weather, but humid with probability of early morning mist. Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots, but mainly northerly 10 to 15 knots at times during the day. Temperature: Maximum 36 degrees Celsius and minimum 25 degrees Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 95% and...

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Top Philippine militant Isnilon Hapilon killed: defence chief
Oct 17

Top Philippine militant Isnilon Hapilon killed: defence chief

Leading Islamist militant Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States’ list of “most wanted terrorists”, has been killed in the battle to reclaim a rebel-held Philippines city, the defence minister said on Monday. Security analysts describe Hapilon as the leader of the Islamic State group in...

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Neutron star smash-up the ‘discovery of a lifetime’
Oct 17

Neutron star smash-up the ‘discovery of a lifetime’

Paris : “Truly a eureka moment”, “Everything I ever hoped for”, “A dream come true” -- Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. The trigger for this meteor shower of...

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KFH net profit increases 12pc
Oct 17

KFH net profit increases 12pc

Kuwait : Chairman of Kuwait Finance House (KFH) Hamad Abdulmohsen Al-Marzouq said that “KFH has realized a KD137.9 million net profit to shareholders until end of Q3 2017 compared to KD123.1 million for the same period last year i.e. an increase of 12 per cent.  Financing income reached KD542.1m i.e....

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Al Baraka on a roll
Oct 17

Al Baraka on a roll

Manama : Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C yesterday launched its Sustainability and Social Responsibility Report 2016 announcing that it has exceeded its 2016 SDG targets for job creation, education and healthcare on a global basis.  The report, which includes countrywide global overview of achievements, and a...

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Madrid moves towards  direct rule over Catalonia
Oct 17

Madrid moves towards direct rule over Catalonia

Madrid : Catalan authorities must drop a bid for independence by Thursday, the Spanish government said, moving closer to imposing direct rule over the region after its leader missed an initial deadline to back down. In a confrontation viewed with a mounting sense of unease in European capitals and markets,...

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Victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma  after bullet  struck her  forehead
Oct 17

Victim of Las Vegas shooting wakes up from coma after bullet struck her forehead

Tina Frost, 27, woke from a coma on Friday to take her first steps since sustaining a bullet to the forehead from being shot by Stephen Paddock on the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas. “She opens her left eye just a lil and looks all around the room at us, taps her feet whenever music is playing,”...

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2017 Government Forum to be held in October
Oct 17

2017 Government Forum to be held in October

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, has announced that the 2017 Government Forum will be held on October 22 under the patronage of HRH Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The Forum will review...

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Military coalitions and alliances crucial for region: MEMAC chief
Oct 17

Military coalitions and alliances crucial for region: MEMAC chief

Manama : Bahrain Center for Strategic and International Studies and Energy (DERASAT) and Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions (MEMAC) Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Ahmed Al Khalifa who addressed the session made a clear reference to the Qatari and Iranian supportive roles to terrorism in the region. “The...

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Mercenaries are paid, says Raheel Sharif
Oct 17

Mercenaries are paid, says Raheel Sharif

Manama : Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Military Commander General Raheel Sharif has said that the world is evolving at a faster pace considering the strategic changes that are globally taking place. “Coalitions and alliances are being made across the world to face individual and...

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Batelco named best Cisco channel partner
Oct 17

Batelco named best Cisco channel partner

Manama : Batelco has been presented with the Best Cisco Channel Partner in Bahrain Award by Aptec - an Ingram Micro company, at GITEX 2017.  “This achievement would not have been possible without the diligent efforts of many teams at Batelco who continue to prioritise the requirements of our business...

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AmCham names new board
Oct 17

AmCham names new board

Manama : The American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) announced electing new board members for the 2017-2019 term during its Annual General Meeting held at the Capital Club.  Qays H. Zu’bi was re-elected as President during the meeting held in the presence of US Ambassador William...

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Bahrain’s envoy lashes  out at Iran over terrorism
Oct 17

Bahrain’s envoy lashes out at Iran over terrorism

Dushanbe/Manama : Bahrain’s envoy yesterday criticised the involvement of countries, including Iran, in supporting terrorism, saying Iran and its terrorist organisations are trying to “destabilise security and stability” of Arab countries, including Bahrain.  This came during a speech...

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Star-studded guest  list unveiled for IGN
Oct 17

Star-studded guest list unveiled for IGN

Manama : Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbaek and American professional wrestler Oscar Gutierrez better known as Rey Mysterio were announced as the celebrity guests for this year’s IGN Convention. IGN Convention Bahrain, an International Exhibition specialised in pop-culture and is coming back for its...

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CBA Division C: Sultan beat Eagles
Oct 17

CBA Division C: Sultan beat Eagles

Manama : Sultan Palace defeated Muharraq Eagles by 37 runs in CBA Division C. After winning the toss, Sultans elected to bat first. Anoop scored a quick 63 in 28 ball including 6 consecutive sixes in an over which helped his team to reach 203 runs in 20 overs. Suresh and Anees scored 47 each for...

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Toyota win Japan as Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain nears at BIC
Oct 16

Toyota win Japan as Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain nears at BIC

Sakhir : Toyota Gazoo Racing earned a one-two finish at its home race in Japan on Sunday as the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) inched closer to the season-ending Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain. An eventful and rain-affected 6 Hours of Fuji marked the seventh round of the nine-meeting season, and it was...

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FIFA World Ranking released
Oct 17

FIFA World Ranking released

Zurich : Germany remain top of the latest FIFA World Rankings, with the October update taking into account the latest round of World Cup qualifiers and friendlies that have played out around the planet at international level over the course of the last month. Overall, there have been no changes to the top six at...

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Bahrain International Defence expo opens
Oct 17

Bahrain International Defence expo opens

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister attended the opening session of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017) which began here yesterday. Over 3000 delegates are...

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Federer eyes ATP Finals title
Oct 17

Federer eyes ATP Finals title

Shanghai : Roger Federer is eyeing a seventh ATP Finals crown and has not ruled out pinching the world number one ranking from Rafa Nadal if he maintains the form that won him his second Shanghai Masters trophy on Sunday. The 19-times grand slam winner claimed his 94th title and sixth this year with an emphatic...

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Regional security need of hour: Shaikh Nasser
Oct 17

Regional security need of hour: Shaikh Nasser

Manama : The rapid challenges and threats witnessed in the region require the development of a new regional system to maintain peace and security, said His Highness  Brigadier Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday.  Addressing the Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions (MEMAC) Conference...

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