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Child abuse cases in Bahrain up 60pc

Child abuse cases, including complaints of physical, sexual and psychological abuse and "extreme negligence", registered by the government-run Child Protection Centre rose from 257 in 2012 to 428 last year, marking an increase of 60 per cent. Shockingly, 87 of the victi

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Saudi Arabia imports 80pc of food needs

Saudi Arabia is importing 80 per cent of its food products while the remaining 20 per cent is produced within the kingdom, a report said. Overall, GCC countries are importing 90 per cent of food requirements from other countries, Arab News said, quoting a recent World Bank report

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Bombers blow themselves up in Bahrain

Two men were killed and another was injured when a homemade bomb they were transporting by car exploded in the Muqsha district of Bahrain yesterday (April 19), a report said. It happened in the centre of a residential area at about 3pm, according to the report published in the Gu

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At $65bn, Saudi among top four military spenders

Saudi Arabia is among the four highest military spenders globally, according to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to the

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Two killed in Bahrain car explosion

An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the mostly Shi'ite village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manam

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US 'committed to Bahrain, region'

The US has a long-term commitment to Bahrain and the region, a senior American naval officer has said. "We have been here for more than 63 years and we look forward to a nice long time in the future as well," US Naval Forces Central Command Deputy Commander Rear Admiral

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Fresh chicken shortage looms in Bahrain

Fresh chicken shortages could hit Bahraini supermarkets after poultry farmers yesterday stepped up their strike.   A union representing 31 of the country's 33 poultry farms announced they would one after another halt purchases of baby chicks from Bahrain'

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Grohe offers extended 10-year warranty

Germany-based Grohe, a leading bathroom fittings manufacturer, has extended its warranty on its professional range to 10 years in a move to combat product plagiarism. These efforts not only serve to uphold the company’s trademark rights but also protect end users and home o

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Food expo dishes out lessons in healthy living

More than 2,500 people tucked into an array of fresh food and sampled a raft of health and fitness products yesterday at the opening of two major exhibitions being held in Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) in Sanabis.   The three-day

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Poultry farmers in Bahrain threaten strike

Poultry farmers are furious with MPs after their complaints were not raised in parliament yesterday and could stage a full strike.   Farmers have been on "strike" for more than a month, but have made concessions to continue supplying chicken after gove

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