Lahaj attack condemned

Lahaj attack condemned

A Houthi communications centre controlling drones has been destroyed, the Arab coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen said yesterday. The location of the drone control centre was formerly occupied by a Yemeni communications company but was then taken over by Houthi militia who turned it into an operations centre.

On Thursday, six people were killed when the Houthis exploded a drone above a military parade in Lahaj province. The United States on Friday “strongly condemned” the attack at Al Anad Air Base, which jeopardises a ceasefire for the port of Hodeidah agreed at talks in Sweden last month. “This attack contravenes the spirit of the Hodeidah ceasefire and the progress made last month at the UN-led talks in Sweden,” the State Department said.

“We urge all sides to honour the commitments they made in Sweden to their fellow Yemenis by refraining from violence and provocative acts.” The escalation came after the UN envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths this week warned: “substantial progress” was needed on the ground before full-blown negotiations could be launched on ending the civil war. Britain on Friday presented a UN Security Council draft resolution that would expand the international observer mission monitoring the Hodeidah ceasefire and allow humanitarian aid to reach millions.




Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Experts have warned over the dangers of plastics adversely affecting the marine life as well as entering the food chain after an image of plastic fragments discovered from a fish’s stomach went viral on social media network. In October last year, a global study revealed plastic had been det

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

In a rare case, an Asian man brought banned narcotic pills to the Kingdom in envelopes sent via air cargo, it was revealed. According to court files, the defendant received 2,000 pills in nine separate envelopes, which were detected through the X-ray facility at Bahrain International Airport afte

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Speaker of the Council of Representatives Fawzia Zainal, here yesterday, met the UAE President of the Federal National Council, Amal Al Qubaisi, and signed a co-operation agreement aims to set principles for parliamentary co-operation and unifying visions on various issues.  Ms Zaina

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

A grand event will be held later this year to mark the 100 years of banking operations in the Kingdom. Organised by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), the Kingdom will hold an event in connection with the 100th anniversary of the banking sector on September 11 under the patronage of His Roya

New Zealand terror attack condemned

New Zealand terror attack condemned

Renowned businessman, Akram Miknas, has condemned the terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which resulted in the death of 50 people to date. The attack was carried out by a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Harris Tarrant, who opened fire on the worshippers at the mosqu

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over a thousand advertisements that were in violation of rules were removed by the authorities in the first two months of this year, it is learnt. Head of the Capital Municipal Council, Shawkiya Ibrahim Humaidan, said that 1,020 advertisements were removed during January and February of this year

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

A woman was sentenced in absentia by the Third Low Criminal Court to three months of imprisonment for “stealing” water from the main line, it was announced yesterday. According to court files, the woman has been benefiting from water services provided by the Electricity and Water Auth

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

A Bahrain-based private company has accused one of its expat employees of embezzling over BD43,000 to pressure his father, who’s also an employee there, to pay off his debts. This has been revealed as the Third High Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday acquitted the defendant, who’s an


Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Experts have warned over the dangers of plastics adversely affecting the marine life as well as entering the food chain after an image of plastic fragments discovered from a fish’s stomach went viral on social media network. In October last year, a global study revealed plastic had been det

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

In a rare case, an Asian man brought banned narcotic pills to the Kingdom in envelopes sent via air cargo, it was revealed. According to court files, the defendant received 2,000 pills in nine separate envelopes, which were detected through the X-ray facility at Bahrain International Airport afte

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Speaker of the Council of Representatives Fawzia Zainal, here yesterday, met the UAE President of the Federal National Council, Amal Al Qubaisi, and signed a co-operation agreement aims to set principles for parliamentary co-operation and unifying visions on various issues.  Ms Zaina

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

A grand event will be held later this year to mark the 100 years of banking operations in the Kingdom. Organised by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), the Kingdom will hold an event in connection with the 100th anniversary of the banking sector on September 11 under the patronage of His Roya

New Zealand terror attack condemned

New Zealand terror attack condemned

Renowned businessman, Akram Miknas, has condemned the terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which resulted in the death of 50 people to date. The attack was carried out by a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Harris Tarrant, who opened fire on the worshippers at the mosqu

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over a thousand advertisements that were in violation of rules were removed by the authorities in the first two months of this year, it is learnt. Head of the Capital Municipal Council, Shawkiya Ibrahim Humaidan, said that 1,020 advertisements were removed during January and February of this year

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

A woman was sentenced in absentia by the Third Low Criminal Court to three months of imprisonment for “stealing” water from the main line, it was announced yesterday. According to court files, the woman has been benefiting from water services provided by the Electricity and Water Auth

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

A Bahrain-based private company has accused one of its expat employees of embezzling over BD43,000 to pressure his father, who’s also an employee there, to pay off his debts. This has been revealed as the Third High Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday acquitted the defendant, who’s an

Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Cuba

Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Cuba

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour yesterday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Cuba. The royals will kick off their 12-day tour of 10 islands with a visit to St Lucia, continuing onwards to Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts

Red carpet welcome

Red carpet welcome

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa arrived here yesterday on an official state visit to brotherly Turkmenistan, at the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The two leaders will hold talks on ways to enhance the distinguished bilateral relations and open up new horizons of joi

Federer, Nadal set up semi-final showdown

Federer, Nadal set up semi-final showdown

Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Russian Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semi-final with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters Friday despite a flareup of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment. World number two Nadal, the highest seed left in the draw after t

Hami snatches Australian pole

Hami snatches Australian pole

Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday. The Briton clocked a fastest lap of one minute 20.486 to narrowly pip team-mate V