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Palestinian people's protection demanded
Oct 05

Palestinian people's protection demanded

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded the UN to provide international protection for the Palestinian people as soon as possible.Abbas made his remarks in a phone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, during which they discussed recent events and escalations in Jerusalem, according to...

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Education minister pays tribute to teachers
Oct 05

Education minister pays tribute to teachers

Bahrain Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi has extended sincere congratulations and appreciation to teachers marking the World Teachers Day, praising the role they play in the education field.In a statement marking the World Teachers' Day, he affirmed that this annual occasion allocated to paying...

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Saudis spend SAR400m in Bahrain during Eid holiday
Oct 05

Saudis spend SAR400m in Bahrain during Eid holiday

More than 300,000 Saudis who travelled to Bahrain during the Eid al-Adha holiday spent SAR400 million, according to tourism industry sources. The sources said the amount was spent during the first three days of the feast, Al-Eqtisiadiah reports. The figure only includes spending on needs such as food, entry fees,...

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Pope Francis crowns New York visit with public mass
Sep 25

Pope Francis crowns New York visit with public mass

New York Pope Francis crowned a packed tour of New York on Friday by celebrating mass at Madison Square Garden, after greeting crowds in Central Park and praying for world peace at the 9/11 Memorial. Around 20,000 people packed into MSG, New York's premier concert venue and home of the Knicks basketball team, after...

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Seattle bus crash victims identified, families flown in
Sep 25

Seattle bus crash victims identified, families flown in

Seattle  Investigators on Friday combed through the wreckage of two buses that crashed in Seattle, as authorities released the names of the four foreign students who died in the accident.  Among the fatalities was a 49-year-old Austrian woman, Claudia Derschmidt, who had just arrived in the West Coast...

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UN migrant rights expert puts off Australia visit over 'unacceptable' restrictions
Sep 25

UN migrant rights expert puts off Australia visit over 'unacceptable' restrictions

Geneva An independent UN expert on migrant rights said Friday he had postponed a visit to Australia citing restrictions on his access to detention centres, and concerns people he met with could face reprisals.  Francois Crepeau said he had been invited by the Australian government to visit from September 27 to...

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Sarzozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid
Sep 25

Sarzozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid

Barcelona  Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appealed for a "united Spain" in Barcelona on Friday as campaigning wrapped up for a regional election in Catalonia framed as an indirect vote on independence.  "Europe needs Spain, a united Spain, a strong Spain, a Spain that is standing up," he told a...

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When VW catches a cold, German town Wolfsburg gets pneumonia
Sep 25

When VW catches a cold, German town Wolfsburg gets pneumonia

Wolfsburg  From the local museum to the main football stadium to the theme park down the road, everything in the German town of Wolfsburg has something of Volkswagen.  As the German auto giant slides deeper into an emissions cheating scandal, the little northern city home to the group's headquarters is...

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Volkswagen pollution scandal backfires on diesel
Sep 25

Volkswagen pollution scandal backfires on diesel

Paris German giant Volkswagen's worldwide pollution cheating scandal threatens to backfire on diesel, the fuel that powers most new cars in Europe and is defended by manufacturers as a vital means to curb global warming. Diesel spews out less heat-trapping carbon dioxide than gasoline, the industry argues. But...

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Four killed and dozens hurt in US school bus collision
Sep 25

Four killed and dozens hurt in US school bus collision

Seattle A school bus carrying international students collided with a tour vehicle in the US West Coast city of Seattle Thursday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens of others, officials said. In addition to the four fatalities, 51 people were injured, including 15 critically, with several needing...

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Indonesian quake injures scores, shakes popular tourist spot
Sep 25

Indonesian quake injures scores, shakes popular tourist spot

Sorong  A powerful earthquake in remote eastern Indonesia on Friday injured more than 60 people, left hundreds of houses damaged and rattled an idyllic island chain popular with foreign tourists and divers.  People were woken up and ran screaming out of their homes when the 6.6-magnitude undersea quake...

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Many migrants falsely claim to be Syrians: Germany
Sep 25

Many migrants falsely claim to be Syrians: Germany

Berlin  Germany estimates that 30 percent of incoming migrants claiming to be citizens of war-torn Syria are in fact from other countries, an interior ministry spokesman said Friday.  "It's an estimate based on the observations of officials on the ground, especially the federal police, the Office for...

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China's Xi confident of 'healthy' economic growth
Sep 25

China's Xi confident of 'healthy' economic growth

Washington  Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he was confident that his country would post "healthy" growth in the future, amid international worries about a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.  Xi told a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama after White House talks that...

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Scandal-hit Volkswagen names Porsche boss Mueller new CEO
Sep 25

Scandal-hit Volkswagen names Porsche boss Mueller new CEO

Wolfsburg  Embattled carmaker Volkswagen tapped Porsche chief Matthias Mueller Friday to steer it out of the wreckage of a widening scandal over pollution test rigging, as Washington said it would test all diesel cars for devices that fool emissions tests.  The 62-year-old Mueller replaces Martin...

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Nepal anti-charter protesters block India supplies
Sep 25

Nepal anti-charter protesters block India supplies

Kathmandu Hundreds of protesters blocked a major trading checkpoint between India and Nepal Friday, cutting off vital supplies to the landlocked Himalayan nation, as anger deepened over the country's new constitution. The protesters, who belong to the Madhesi community, are angry about plans to divide the country...

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Pope arrives at UN, to give major speech
Sep 25

Pope arrives at UN, to give major speech

United Nations  Pope Francis on Friday began a closely watched visit to the United Nations, where he will deliver a wide-ranging speech at the start of a full day in the Big Apple ending with a mass at Madison Square Garden.  The leader of the world's more than one billion Roman Catholics arrived at the UN...

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At least 22 dead in China road crash
Sep 25

At least 22 dead in China road crash

Beijing  At least 22 people were killed Friday when a truck slammed through a highway guardrail into an oncoming bus in China and two more vehicles crashed, state media reported.  The front of the truck and the bus in the central province of Hunan burst into flames, the official Xinhua news agency...

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Over 10,000 migrants enter Hungary in new record
Sep 24

Over 10,000 migrants enter Hungary in new record

Budapest  A new record of 10,046 migrants entered Hungary on Wednesday, mostly via Croatia, Hungarian police said Thursday as refugees continued to pour through the western Balkans bound for northern Europe.  A total of 9,939 migrants entered from Croatia, while 102 crossed from Serbia, police said. The...

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Nine try All Blacks swamp Namibia
Sep 24

Nine try All Blacks swamp Namibia

London -- New captain Sam Cane led the All Blacks' B team on a nine-try blitz to demolish Namibia 58-14 in the World Cup yesterday.  Nehe Milner-Skudder and Julian Savea got two tries each and the All Blacks had their bonus point try within 30 minutes as the superiority of the top-ranked side told over...

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HM King Hamad performs Eid Al-Adha prayers
Sep 24

HM King Hamad performs Eid Al-Adha prayers

Worshippers extended wishes to HM the King Manama  His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday performed Eid Al-Adha prayers at Al-Sakhir Palace Mosque.  HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, senior Royal Family members,...

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Australia to host USA in 2016 Davis Cup first round

Posted On: Sep-24

Santiago -- The United States will travel to Australia as the two most successful nations in Davis Cup history are pitted against each other in the first round of the 2016 World Group play. The Davis Cup draw for next season was held Wednesday in Santiago, and Australia will host the tie between two former powerhouse nations who are trying to reclaim their past glory. The Americans have won a record...

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Bahrain favourite destination in GCC
Sep 24

Bahrain favourite destination in GCC

Manama Bahrain topped the GCC states in the ranking of the expats’ favourite destination and came fourth worldwide in the same category for the year 2015, a recent study showed. According to the results of a survey conducted by HSBC Bank, Bahrain was also first among Arabian countries in turns of best life...

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Bahrain attends Moscow Grand Mosque opening
Sep 24

Bahrain attends Moscow Grand Mosque opening

Moscow  A Bahraini delegation, led by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, participated in the opening ceremony of the Moscow Grand Mosque, here on Wednesday in the presence of the Russian President and senior officials from many...

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Back injury rules Cummins out of Bangladesh tour
Sep 24

Back injury rules Cummins out of Bangladesh tour

Sydney -- Fast bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Bangladesh due to a stress fracture in his back, the second of his young career, Cricket Australia said Thursday. All-rounder James Faulkner will replace Cummins, who suffered lower back pain during the last one-day match against...

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 Indian actors to attend stage show of TV channel
Sep 24

Indian actors to attend stage show of TV channel

Manama  Indian film actors Mammooty and Siddique will attend a stage show to be held here tomorrow. The stage programme is part of the popular reality show “Patturumal”, being telecast on Kairali TV. The programme will commence at The Indian School Ground in Isa Town at 8pm. Kairali TV Managing...

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Cash-strapped Lotus locked out in Japan
Sep 24

Cash-strapped Lotus locked out in Japan

Suzuka -- Lotus's woes took an embarrassing new twist yesterday as the cash-strapped Formula One team were locked out of paddock hospitality in Suzuka and left anxiously waiting for their engines in a row over payments. Other freight was also delayed and instead of being interviewed in the team's on-site...

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Button says 'joy has gone' as exit rumours swirl
Sep 24

Button says 'joy has gone' as exit rumours swirl

Suzuka -- Britain's Jenson Button said yesterday that his sense of joy had disappeared from Formula One amid rumours the former world champion is set to retire from the sport. Refusing to be drawn on the speculation that he had failed to secure a contract extension with underperforming McLaren, Button told...

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Global Islamic Finance Awards to bring global excitement to Bahrain

Posted On: Sep-24

Manama After four successful awards ceremonies in Muscat, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) will make their debut in Bahrain on September 28 at the 5th GIFA ceremony in Gulf Hotel here. More than 30 institutions drawn from the global Islamic financial services will receive awards in over 40 fiercely fought categories. National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) is the official host of this...

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Mexico leader meets with parents of 43 missing students
Sep 24

Mexico leader meets with parents of 43 missing students

Mexico City  The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared last year met with President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday to demand that authorities solve a case that has bedeviled his administration.  The parents arrived for the meeting in a Mexico City museum some 18 hours into a 43-hour fast that they...

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Mexican Perez extends deal with Force India
Sep 24

Mexican Perez extends deal with Force India

Suzuka -- Mexican driver Sergio Perez will remain with Force India for the 2016 world championship, taking him into a third season with the team. Perez, who joined Force India in 2014 after one year at McLaren and two seasons with Sauber, said: "I am very happy to confirm that I will be staying with Force...

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