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New York hands Wozniacki chance to shine

September 2, 2014

Caroline Wozniacki

After the trauma of her split with fiance Rory McIlroy, New York is proving the perfect pick-me-up for rejuvenated Caroline Wozniacki as she targets a place in the US Open semi-finals. The 24-year-old enjoyed her best Grand Slam performance at Flushing Meadows in 2009 when she made the final. Such is her affection for the city that she has even signed up for the Ne ..

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REAL MADRID SIGNS JAVIER HERNANDEZ

September 2, 2014

Javier Hernandez

European champions Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Monday. “Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of Javier Hernandez, who will be tied to the club for this season,” the Spanish club said in a statement. “Real Madrid reserves ..

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Ashwin glad to have England in a spin

September 2, 2014

Ravichandran Ashwin

India off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin said on Monday that spin had put the world champions in a “pretty comfortable” position in their ongoing one-day international series with England. World champions India lead 2-0 with two to play ahead of today’s fourth ODI at Edgbaston. Spin bowling, which England have long struggled against in one-day cricket, has ..

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ALONSO THRILLED WITH BAYERN MOVE

September 2, 2014

Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso said it is “an honour and a privilege” to be a Bayern Munich player after he was officially presented on monday. The former Spain midfielder was in action just 24 hours after his move from Real Madrid went through, helping Bayern to a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Saturday. With his first few days with the club now behind him the 32-year-old reflected on a ..

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After Zimbabwe shock, Australia seek boost

September 2, 2014

Michael Clarke

Australia must overcome the embarrassment of losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a one-day triangular series today. Clarke’s hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and insult was added to injury when the hosts chased down a target of ..

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FALCAO SET FOR MAN UNITED

September 2, 2014

Radamel Falcao

Manchester United’s mooted loan swoop for Monaco’s Colombian striker Radamel Falcao was the headline news as the transfer deadline loomed closer for England’s Premier League clubs on Monday. According to widespread reports in the British media, United have agreed a season-long loan move for the prolific 28-year-old marksman for a fee of around 10 million euro ..

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Contador sets sights on Vuelta victory

September 2, 2014

Alberto Contador

Two-time Tour of Spain champion Alberto Contador has publicly admitted for the first time that he can compete to win the race for a third time just a month after suffering a broken shinbone. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider had originally ruled himself out of even taking part in his homeland after complications in the healing of the wound he suffered in crashing out of the T ..

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Sailing team set for challenge

September 2, 2014

Bahrain national sailing team

Five sailors will be spearheading Bahrain’s challenge at the 17th Asian Games. The team are set to compete in two different classes as skipper Ebrahim Salman and his brother Abdulrahim Salman, along with Ahmed Abdulaziz and Ebrahim Al Dossary are all lined up for the Match Racing event. Abdulla Janahi will be the lone Bahraini sailor compete in the Laser Standard ..

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FCVG hosts back-to-back events

September 2, 2014

Participants in last weekend’s event

The Filipino Club Volleyball Group (FCVG) hosted back to back events last Friday at the Muharraq Club gym with the FCVG Invitational One Day League featuring the participation of Filipino Club players from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the US Navy in Bahrain.  The second event was the awarding ceremony of the “FilEx International Cargo and FCVG Volleyball Tournament S ..

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DJOKOVIC DOWNS KOHLSCHREIBER

September 2, 2014

Novak Djokovic celebrates victory

Novak Djokovic didn’t let Philipp Kohlschreiber stand in the way of another Grand Slam quarter-final berth on Monday, reaching the US Open last eight with a straight-sets win over the German. Serbia’s world number one defeated Kohlschreiber 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 on another muggy day at Flushing Meadows, reaching the last eight at the US Open for the eighth straight yea ..

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Turkey summons US envoy

September 2, 2014

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Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d’affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a leak by Edward Snowden that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006. Der Spiegel reported that as well as sharing intelligence with NATO partner Turkey, the United States and its ally Britain have been conducting extensive electronic sur ..

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Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram pre-dawn raid

September 2, 2014

Troops on alert

Boko Haram militants on Monday launched a pre-dawn raid on Nigerian troops as they prepared for a major offensive to retake a town that the group’s leader declared part of his Islamic caliphate. Scores of Boko Haram fighters stormed the town of Bama as soldiers readied for an attack on the nearby town of Gwoza, which was seized by the Islamists on August 7. Bama ..

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TRIPOLI UNDER  MILITIA CONTROL

September 2, 2014

Libyans hold placards during a rally in support of “Fajr Libya” (Libya Dawn)

Tripoli Libya’s toothless outgoing government admitted on Monday that from its safe refuge in the east of the country that it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias. The interim government led by prime minister Abdullah Al-Thani, which resigned last week, said armed groups, mostly Islamist militias, were in control of ministries and blocking acc ..

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Erdogan on two-state solution on Cyprus visit

September 2, 2014

Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited breakaway northern Cyprus and pressed for a two-state solution on the divided island, on his first trip abroad since his inauguration. Erdogan flew in on Turkey’s new presidential plane, an Airbus delivered last week that has already been painted in the national colours and dubbed by the press as his “Air ..

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PAK PROTESTERS STORM TV STATION

September 2, 2014

Pakistani supporters of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri beat a riot policeman during an anti-government protest in Islamabad

Hundreds of protesters trying to topple Pakistan’s government briefly seized the state broadcaster on Monday, intensifying the fortnight-long political crisis that has gripped the nuclear-armed nation. Defence minister Khawaja Asif told AFP a cross-party negotiation team was set to approach opposition groups, in a bid to end a standoff that has seen three killed ..

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India, Japan will shape 21st century says Modi

September 2, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands before their talks at the state guest house in Tokyo on Monday

Conservative soulmates Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe declared on Monday ties between India and Japan were moving to a “new level”, during a summit pregnant with promise for a relationship they hope will offer a counterweight to China. Modi’s first foreign visit outside the Indian sub-continent has been a relaxed display of personal chemistry between the leader ..

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KIEV WARNS ‘GREAT WAR’

September 2, 2014

A military attache examines a Russian T-64BV tank displayed in Kiev

Ukrainian forces ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents on Monday as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a “great war” that could claim tens of thousands of lives. The sense of foreboding in Kiev came as European-mediated talks over the fast-escalating crisis opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk behind closed doors, attend ..

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Taiwan’s budget airline set for maiden flight

September 2, 2014

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Taiwan’s first budget airline said on Monday that it was scheduled to launch its maiden flight later this month, tapping into the robust demand for cheap travel in Asia. Tigerair Taiwan -- a joint venture by China Airlines, the island’s leading air carrier by fleet size, and Singapore’s low-cost carrier Tigerair -- is slated to start its service on September ..

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RUSSIA-CHINA GAS PIPELINE

September 2, 2014

Putin (left) with President Xi Jinping (file photo

Russia launched construction on Monday of a 770 billion ruble ($20.8 bn) gas pipeline that will help bring gas from the far east of the country to China. “We are today starting the biggest construction project in the world,” President Vladimir Putin said at the ceremonial joining of the first sections of the 3,968-kilometre (2,466-mile) Siberian Strength pipeli ..

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BisB appoints Ahmed Hassan as acting CEO

September 2, 2014

Mohammed Hassan-Bisb Acting CEO

Abdul Razak Abdulla Hassan Al Qassim, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Islamic Bank announced that the bank has appointed Mohammed Ahmed Hassan as Acting CEO, who replaces Mohammed Ebrahim Mohammed. Mohammed Ahmed Hassan is a veteran Banker with banking and finance experience exceeding 40 years. He joined BisB in 2007 as GM Support after assuming v ..

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El-Qaq joins Al Baraka Group

September 2, 2014

M. Elqaq's

The Bahrain based Islamic banking group, Al Baraka Banking Group B.S.C (ABG) announced the joining of Mohammed Abdullah El-Qaq to the executive management of the Group as a Senior Vice President and Head of the Commercial Banking Department. Expertise of in commercial banking and banking relationships with companies and financial institutions extends for more than ..

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Aims to strengthen cooperation – EDB-JISA SIGN MoU

September 2, 2014

For a stronger tie up

The Economic Development Board of Bahrain (EDB) signed a memorandum of cooperation with Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) at the EDB headquarters in Seef area on Monday. The MoU comes as a part of a visit of a business Japanese delegation to the Kingdom to attend business meetings and events from September 1 to 3.

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Muntather’s BMW dream come true

September 2, 2014

Muntather being shown a BMW car front bumper

A huge fan of BMW cars, Muntather, a 14-year-old boy was on cloud nine Monday when his dream to customise his room with BMW car parts became a reality.

Muntather, who suffers from Sickel Cell Anaemia, realised his dream with the help of the Dreams Society’s ‘30 Dreams in 30 Days’ campaign and  Euro Motors.

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Fire during wedding injures four women

September 2, 2014

Fire during wedding injures four women

Four people were injured when a fire sparked by a short-circuit swept through a wedding reception held in Sanabis late night on Monday.

The fire was doused by Civil defence firefighters who immediately reached the scene.

Interior ministry, confirming the incident, said, in a statement, “Fou ..

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Summer ban ‘huge success’

September 2, 2014

A file picture showing construction workers at a worksite in Bahrain

The two-month summer work ban enforced by Bahrain was a huge success with 98.06 percent of the employers strictly adhering to the law.

Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan on Monday said that 98.06 per cent of the companies and establishments complied with the outdoor work ban.

Labour Ministry Und ..

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COURT BEAT

September 2, 2014

court beat

Trio charged for defamation

Three defendants are in the dock for insulting religious figures.

The Bahrainis are accused of defaming Prophet Mohammed’s wife, Aisha and his companions online on smartphones’ app Instagram. Acting Pre ..

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PARKING TROUBLE

September 2, 2014

A parking cabin occupying public space

No doubt, for human beings, food, shelter and clothing are basic needs. But in the Kingdom, the list requires an immediate amendment- parking space for vehicles.

Anyone out there may wonder, but believe it or not, vehicles are a “costly affair” and people are going to turn violent if they don’t find a geometric shape to fi ..

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School bags dictate style

September 2, 2014

Bags with popular cartoon characters are higher in demand

When it comes to buying ‘back to school’ essentials, choosing school backpacks is always the hardest and most time-consuming task. It is where the children’s preference gets the upper hand and many choose trendy over comfort.

Mariam Ali, a mother to five and eight-year-old kids, shared that it was really a challenging task ..

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Back to studies: School season boosts sales

September 2, 2014

Parents and kids are flocking to uniform and stationery shops ahead of school reopening

As the schools are all set to welcome students after summer vacation, stationery and uniform shops in the Kingdom are buzzed with parents and kids.

House of Uniforms, a major retailer in school uniforms in the Kingdom, stated that the sales usually go up between summer and September.

Yacoob A ..

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Improve infrastructure, visitors tell authorities

September 2, 2014

A file photo used for representative purpose

The visitors of the Al Bayt Oud majlis that was held in Muharraq discussed several matters related to the public services in the governorate.

The discussions were centred on improving the infrastructure and public amenities on Block 203 in the governorate.

Many visitors criticised the poor in ..

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LMRA chief visits post offices

September 2, 2014

Ausama Al Absi in conversation with an official

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausama Al Absi along with other officials paid visits to post offices across the Kingdom in order to ensure the smooth delivery of domestic workers’ permits to prospective employers.

LMRA had entered an agreement with the Ministry of Transport to de ..

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A strong message – Save water or else…

September 2, 2014

WATER TAP

If not used judiciously, the Kingdom’s water resources will deplete throwing the country into a crisis, warned Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr. Abdul Hussain Mirza.

In an exclusive interview with Al Ayam, the minister said that preserving underground reserves of water remained the only viable opti ..

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Merkel calls anti-euro party success a ‘protest vote’

September 2, 2014

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed on Monday an anti-euro party’s success in a weekend state election as a “protest vote” but admitted her party must do more to address constituents’ frustrations. Speaking at her conservative Christian Democratic Union’s headquarters about the poll in the eastern state of Saxony on Sunday, Merkel said voters gave t ..

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MAGIC ISLAND PARK REOPENS

September 2, 2014

Dr. Hassan Fakhro (centre) opens the renovated them park at the Seef Mall

Seef Mall officially re-opened the Magic Island indoor theme park on Monday after undergoing a US$7 million revamp. Industry and Commerce Minister Dr. Hassan Fakhro accompanied by senior Seef Properties officials opened the Mall for the public. “Annually, we used to get about nine to ten per cent increase in footfall. But last few days Magic Kingdom witnessed a ..

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Syria, rebels clash at Israel doorsteps

September 2, 2014

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgents.

The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the Jewish state on hi ..

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Creating land bank- Egypt slams Israeli move

September 2, 2014

The Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground), built in East Jerusalem, is seen in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem

Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank land 

Egypt on Monday denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

On Sunday, Israel said it would expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of ..

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SERENA, PENNETTA ADVANCE

September 2, 2014

Serena Williams

Five-time champion Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of the year at the US Open on Monday, setting up a clash with Flavia Pennetta in a duel between the two oldest women left in the draw. World number one Williams, the two-time defending champion, eased past world number 50 Kaia Kanepi, 6-3, 6-3, for a fourth win over the Estonian. “It’ ..

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Zallaq Housing Project- Beneficiaries to receive contracts

September 2, 2014

Picture for representative purpose only

Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Housing Ministry will today host a ceremony to distribute contracts to 210 beneficiaries of the Zallaq Housing Projects, whose names are registered in the Southern Governorate’s waiting lists.

HM the King’s Personal representative HH Shaikh Abdulla bin Ham ..

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Extending care – Menu with raised dots

September 2, 2014

Spotlight activists during a photocall

A few social activists have launched a campaign aimed at offering braille menu to prominent restaurants in the Kingdom.

According to them, most restaurants in Bahrain don’t have braille menu, which is nothing but a discrimination against the visually-impaired.

Speaking to DT News, F ..

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Chelsea seal deal for Remy

September 1, 2014

Loic Remy

France international striker Loic Remy has joined Chelsea from Queens Park Rangers on a four-year contract, the two Premier League clubs announced on Sunday. The announcement came a day after Chelsea reportedly triggered a £10.5 million release clause in the 27-year-old’s contract, prompting him to withdraw from QPR’s squad to face Sunderland. “I feel very h ..

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MARQUEZ SHINES

September 1, 2014

Marc Marquez celebrates with the trophy on the podium

Runaway world championship leader Marc Marquez made it 11 wins from 12 races this season on Sunday as he won the British MotoGP at Silverstone. The 21-year-old Spanish Honda rider -- who on Saturday claimed his 10th pole position of the campaign -- prevailed in a stunning duel with compatriot and two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha. Lorenzo’s team-m ..

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Marin beat Li Xuerui

September 1, 2014

Carolina Marin

Spain’s Carolina Marin pulled off a monumental upset as she beat Chinese world number one Li Xuerui to win the women’s singles title at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen on Sunday. The 21-year-old ninth seed recovered from dropping the opening game to the top seed and Olympic champion to complete an incredible 17-21, 21-17, 21-18 victory and earn ..

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ANACONA WIN NINTH STAGE

September 1, 2014

Anacona celebrates as he crosses the finish line

Vuelta a Espana

Colombian Winner Anacona was victorious in the ninth stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Sunday as his compatriot Nairo Quintana moved ahead in the general classification. Anacona broke clear on the 8km, first category climb to the finish of the 185km stage from Carboneras de Guadazon to Aramon Valdelinares to move into fourth p ..

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Errani outlasts Lucic-Baroni

September 1, 2014

Sara Errani of Italy returns a shot

Sara Errani’s softly-softly approach paid off on Sunday as she booked her US Open quarter-final berth with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. The 13th seeded Italian was the first woman into the last eight, where she could find former champion Maria Sharapova or Caroline Wozniacki waiting for her. Sharapova and Wozniacki, both former world number ..

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HISTORIC!

September 1, 2014

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura lifts his hands in victory

Chigumbura guides Zimbabwe to remarkable win over Aussies

Elton Chigumbura hit an unbeaten half-century as Zimbabwe recorded a famous three-wicket victory over No. 1-ranked Australia in a one-day triangular series match in Harare on Sunday for only their second win over their opponents in 31 years. Chigumbura finished on 52 not out and shared an unbroken st ..

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Cycling team eye glory

September 1, 2014

Mansoor Mohammed

Bahrain’s national cycling team have stepped up their preparations for the cycling events at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. The games take place from 19 September to 4 October with approximately 20,000 participants, comprising 13,000 athletes and team officials from the 45 National Olympic Committees and 7,000 media representatives. Spearheading t ..

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Athletes return from Nanjing

September 1, 2014

Abdulrahman Askar with members of the Bahrain delegation on arrival at Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain’s delegation to the recently concluded Second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China were given a warm welcome on their return yesterday. The squad of five competed in athletics events during the 16-day event and managed to win four medals in three different competitions. Salwa Eid Nasser opened Bahrain’s account in the Olympics taking home the gi ..

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BARCELONA TRIUMPH

September 1, 2014

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (left) vies with Villarreal’s defender Victor Ruiz

Sandro hands Barcelona win at Villarreal

Barcelona made it two wins in as many games under new coach Luis Enrique as 19-year-old Sandro Ramirez’s debut goal eight minutes from time was enough to hand them a 1-0 win at Villarreal on Sunday.  Sandro had replaced the ineffective Pedro Rodriguez for the final 20 minutes as Barca looked set ..

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‘END CRISIS’

September 1, 2014

A Pakistani supporter of Canadian cleric Tahir ul Qadri (centre) returns a tear gas shell towards police during clashes with security forces near the prime minister’s residence in Islamabad

Fighting continues between police and protesters

Pakistan’s powerful army called on the government and protesters to resolve their differences peacefully last night but ominously warned it was “committed to playing its part in ensuring security of the state”, after clashes left three dead.

The meeting of top genera ..

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Lava eruption prompts aviation alert

September 1, 2014

The lava flows on the ground after the Bardabunga volcano erupted again on Sunday

Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland’s subglacial Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.

No volcanic ash has been detected, however, and the Civil Protection Department said all Icelandic airp ..

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HK activists vow civil disobedience campaign

September 1, 2014

Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally next to the Hong Kong government complex on Sunday

Hong Kong democracy activists vowed on Sunday to embark on an “era of civil disobedience” including mass sit-ins after China announced rules giving it control over candidates in the city’s next leadership election. The standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s rubber-stamp parliament, decided that the next chief executive will be ..

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PUTIN CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE TALKS

September 1, 2014

Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state. The remarks came just hours after the European Union gave Moscow -- which the bloc accuses of direct involvement in the insurgency -- a week to change course or face new san ..

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Shoes that show you the way

September 1, 2014

Krispian Lawrence poses with the inner soles (L) and a pair of  GPS-enabled smart sports shoes

“Wizard of Oz” heroine Dorothy only had to click her ruby red slippers together and they would spirit her home to Kansas.

Now, an Indian high-tech start-up is promising to do the same in real life with a new, GPS-enabled smart sports shoe that vibrates to give the wearer directions.

The f ..

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India nears $2.5bn deal with Boeing

September 1, 2014

Apache helicopters fly over Tahrir Square, in Cairo. India has decided to acquire Boeing’s Chinook and Apache helicopters

India has decided to acquire Boeing’s Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Sunday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen India’s mil ..

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EMAAR MALLS TO LAUNCH IPO

September 1, 2014

People have their pictures taken near an Emaar sign outside the Dubai Mall

Emaar Properties, the developer behind one of the world’s largest shopping malls and the world’s tallest tower, said on Sunday it will launch an initial public offering for part of its retail business in Dubai next month.

The Dubai-based developer said in a statement that it expects to sell at least 15 per cent of the compan ..

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Batelco continues to seek payment

September 1, 2014

Batelco

BMIC Limited (BMIC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Batelco Group of Companies, has successfully obtained over recent months from the High Court of England both a judgment against Chinnakannan Sivasankaran and Siva Limited for the sum of $212 million and an indefinite worldwide freezing order against the defendants’ assets.

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MUMTALAKAT LAUNCHES DIRECTORS PROGRAMME

September 1, 2014

Mahmood Al Kooheji

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (Mumtalakat), the investment arm of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched International Directors Programme, a corporate governance training initiative for its nominee directors appointed to the boards of its portfolio companies.

The training programme is held under the patronage of Deputy Prime ..

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Alan Whelan to lead Batelco

September 1, 2014

Alan Whelan- Shaikh Hamad

Batelco Group Chief Executive Alan Whelan will lead the company’s Bahrain operations following resignation of Bahrain Chief Executive Rashid Abdulla, Chairman Shaikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has said.

Rashid served Batelco for 40 years after joining the company in engineering cadre and went on to hold several management ro ..

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Israel downs Syria drone

September 1, 2014

An Israeli soldier walks near the Quneitra border crossing in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights

Israel downed a drone over the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday, the army said, amid mounting tension on the UN-patrolled armistice line with Syria on the strategic plateau.

Air defences “successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that breached Israel airspace above the border with Syria,” an army statement sa ..

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Flashpoint – ‘Greatest escape’

September 1, 2014

In this handout photo taken on October 2013 shows officers and men of the 7th Philippine peacekeeping force bound for the Golan Heights posing for photos during their send-off ceremony at the army headquarters in Manila

Dozens of Filipino UN peacekeepers performed the “greatest escape” from besieging Syrian rebels, slipping away under the cover of night after rebels rammed their Golan Heights outpost with armed trucks, the Philippine military said on Sunday.

All 75 soldiers serving with a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Middle East ..

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Now you can track flights

September 1, 2014

A  screen shot of the updated website

MoT launches new look meteorology website

Gone are the days in which one has to wait tediously for the television or radio broadcasts to know about the weather changes.

All that needed now is logging on to the new look website ‘bahrainweather.gov.bh’ launched by the ministry of ..

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Tackling troubles – PM urges to FIGHT terror

September 1, 2014

The Prime Minister in discussion with the parliament and shura council members during a meeting held at the Gudaibiya Palace

In a terse statement, Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on Sunday urged all to stave off agendas aimed at destabilising the security and unity of the Kingdom by working together.

The Prime Minister, while chairing a meeting at Gudaibiya Palace, also called on the Arab countries to stand united in the fight ..

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MPs urged to fulfil promises

September 1, 2014

Visitors of the majlis

The visitors of the majlis hosted by prominent citizen Waheed Al Dossary in Qalali observed that lawmakers should consider public housing, education and youth empowerment as their top priorities.

They emphasised that the lawmakers couldn’t adopt a myopic view towards the issues faced by the people, adding that the MPs should f ..

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Malaysian leaders congratulated

September 1, 2014

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Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbuddin Tuanku Alhaj sir Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah of Malaysia on his country’s National Day.

HRH the Premier wished him abundant good health and happiness and further pro ..

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Chasing dreams via eyepiece

September 1, 2014

Mohammed Ebrahim

Movies are his passion. And, it’s the driving force for this Bahraini film-maker Mohammed Ebrahim.

The 27-year-old former Mass Communication student of University of Bahrain, who started his career some six years ago, has many prestigious awards in his kitty, including those he had won at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

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Oldest mosque to get a FACELIFT

September 1, 2014

The Culture Ministry said, the renovation of Al Khamis mosque would cost an estimated BD1.5 million

The Culture Ministry has started the renovation works of the oldest mosque in the region, Al Khamis mosque, in tune with the directives of Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

The mosque, which is one of the major landmarks in the Kingdom, is considered to ..

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RCSI Bahrain gets new president

September 1, 2014

Professor Sameer Otoom

Professor Sameer Otoom has been appointed President of RCSI Bahrain. The decision was ratified at a recent meeting of the Higher Education Council.

Professor Sameer Otoom has been a central figure in successfully establishing the University, previously serving by turns as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Dean, Vice President ..

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COURT BEAT

September 1, 2014

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Betrayal - Wife divorces lying husband

A Bahraini woman, who was seeking a divorce from her husband, whom she accused of lying to her before their marriage, reluctantly paid over BD4000 to achieve her goal after an 11-month legal battle at the Sharia Court.

The woman took her husband to court after she d ..

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Curtains fall on cultural carnival

September 1, 2014

Students  along with their favourite characters during a photcall

Bahrain Summer Festival- the one-month long cultural bonanza that presented a wide range of events including entertainment workshops, theatrical performances, concerts and musicals ended on Sunday. Launched by the Culture Minister Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, the festival attracted hundreds of elders and children who flocked to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centr ..

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King returns from France

September 1, 2014

HM the King being received at the airport

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa returned from France on Sunday evening after concluding his successful France visit.

During the visit, HM the King held talks with the French President Francois Hollande on ways to reinforce and develop the existing close bilateral relations.

They als ..

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Indian minister to visit Bahrain

September 1, 2014

Sushma Swaraj

India’s External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj will visit the Kingdom next week to attend the Diaspora Engagement Meet, to be held on September 6 in Manama.

Ms. Sushma will deliver the keynote address at the event, organised by Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) and Confederation of Indian ..

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Stimulus for localisation

September 1, 2014

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The cabinet has decided to hike minimum salary for Bahrainis in hospitality sector

In a major boost to localisation drive, the cabinet on Sunday decided to increase the minimum salary of Bahrainis working in the hospitality sector to BD300.

To reach this minimum salary, the government will subsidise the gap betw ..

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Dolphins spotted in Bahrain waters

September 1, 2014

Dolphins spotted in Bahrain waters

The rare species of hunch-backed dolphins (sousa chinesis) were sighted off Sitra Island, a few days ago.

According to the Supreme Council of the Environment (SCE) experts, a female dolphin accompanied by a swarm of dolphins was seen attempting to resuscitate her dying youngster who eventually succumbed.

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Youth activist arrested for tweet

September 1, 2014

Yaqoub Al Slaise

Prominent member of the Al Fateh Youth Coalition, Yaqoub Al Slaise, was arrested on Sunday for his controversial post on Twitter.

The coalition stated that Yaqoub would remain behind bars for a week, pending investigations, as per the Public Prosecution’s order.

However, there was no ..

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Death sentence affirmed

September 1, 2014

The deceased Mohammed

Chief Prosecutor, Muhanna Al Shaeji, stated that the High Criminal Court of Appeal has affirmed the death sentence issued against an accused in the murder of policeman Mohammed Asif Khan Afridi in Sehla last year.

The same court rejected appeals filed by two suspects, and sentenced the rest of suspects to 10 years imprisonment.< ..

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BFH appoints new CEO

September 1, 2014

Ahmed Ebrahim

Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company (BFHHC) has appointed Ahmed Ebrahim Al Moataz as new chief executive officer and board member of the Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company (BFHHC) and the Financial Centre Development Company (FCDC).

Ahmed Ebrahim is an experienced strategist and financial consultant and advisor with ..

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GULF AIR CUTS DEFICIT IN H1

September 1, 2014

Maher Salman-Shaikh Khalid-Shaikh Khalid

National carrier reduces year-on-year losses by over 30pc

Gulf Air has reduced its year-on-year losses by over 30 per cent riding on the airline’s strategic restructuring strategies, which put Bahrain’s national carrier firmly on track towards achieving long-term commercial sustainability in the first half of 2014.

I ..

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42 children killed in Syria attacks

September 1, 2014

A Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter looks out towards villages surrounding Jazaa

At least 42 children have been killed in government air strikes and shelling across Syria in the last 36 hours, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Sunday.

The Britain-based Observatory said 25 children had been killed between midnight on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, with 17 more killed between Fri ..

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Trapped in Amerli- Iraq breaks jihadist siege

September 1, 2014

Palestinians gather around the remains of a car, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City

Iraqi forces broke through to the jihadist-besieged Shia town of Amerli on Sunday, where thousands of people have been trapped for more than two months with dwindling food and water supplies.

It is the biggest offensive success for the Iraqi government since militants led by the Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist group overran la ..

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DEFLATION POSES THREAT FOR ECB

September 1, 2014

Mario Draghi

Financial markets are looking to the European Central Bank to open the cash floodgates next week after consumer price data showed the 18-country eurozone is flirting with deflation, analysts said.

Speculation is rising that the ECB’s decision-making governing council could signal plans for what is known as “quantitative easi ..

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LIVERPOOL BEAT SPURS AS ARSENAL DRAW

September 1, 2014

LLiverpool’s Spanish defender Javier Manquillo runs with the ball -Leicester City’s Belgian defender Ritchie De Laet (left) blocks a cross from Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (right)

Liverpool reasserted their Premier League title credentials with a breezy 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, but Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester City. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno scored the goals for Liverpool at White Hart Lane to give Brendan Rodgers victory in his 100th game as manager and end Tottenham’s 100 percent re ..

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