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Online wildlife trade exposed in Bahrain

A Bahraini website has been exposed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for supporting the trade in exotic animals and birds. The homepage of the website www.mbahrain.net has been blocked by authorities, but it is

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Doha Summit 'will be turning point in GCC march'

The Doha Summit next month will be a turning point in GCC march, Bahrain’s King Hamad said yesterday (November 27). The December 9 to 10 meeting of leaders is an opportunity to further strengthen the GCC, he said as he recei

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Bahrain unveils new clampdown on fundraising

Bahrain has introduced a key legislation regulating fundraising, banning ordinary people and legal entities from raising funds ‘for public purposes’ unless licensed by the relevant ministry. His Royal Highness Prime Mi

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Batelco 'hires Citigroup to sell Jordan unit'

Bahrain's Batelco has mandated Citigroup to sell its Jordanian mobile operator Umniah, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Umniah, Jordan's No 3 mobile operator by subscribers, competes with Zain Jordan, a u

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Sustainable energy unit for Bahrain to be set up

Bahrain’s Electricity and Water Authority and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have come together to establish the Bahrain Unit for Sustainable Energy. Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Ab

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Bahrain maritime force rescues sailors as boat sinks

Eight sailors who were lost at sea for 30 hours after their cargo ship sank have been rescued by a Bahrain-based maritime force. The search was conducted by the Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), which is part of the Juffair-based

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Spotlight on young Bahraini filmmakers

Short films made by Bahrainis are at the forefront of a new film festival that opened in the kingdom yesterday (November 26). The inaugural Bahrain Cinema Days festival was launched by the Culture Ministry's Culture and Nation

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Bahrain’s Tubli Bay 'will be a swamp by 2020'

Tubli Bay in Bahrain will become little more than a fetid swamp within the next five years if illegal land reclamation continues unabated. This was the stark warning issued by Manama Municipal Council yesterday (November 26) in it

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Alba expansion 'will help Bahrain economy'

The planned $2.5-billion expansion of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) will contribute to the kingdom’s national economy and create additional job opportunities for qualified nationals, said Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s De

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Alba focuses on human resources: Murray

Developing the human resources is critical and Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) puts a great deal of emphasis on its people, said Alba chief executive Tim Murray. “We are in the people business and 87 per cent of our staff is Bahrai

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