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Ramadan tourism bonanza for Bahrain hotels

Bahrain's luxury hotels are forecasting an increase in Ramadan tourism this year. There is expected to be a five per cent rise in the number of visitors to five-star hotels during the holy month compared with last year –

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Bahrain's Shias, Sunnis in joint prayer

“Bahrainis have set a model of unity in the face of conspirators against the Arab and Islamic nations,” said Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa yesterday. All mosques are

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New book traces history of Bahrain’s newspapers

A new book that documents the history of Bahrain’s English language newspapers has been published. Bahrain’s English Newspapers: An Illustrated History is the work of author Hamad Abdulla and illustrates how publicatio

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8 new cafés in Bahrain are licensed to sell sheesha

Eight new coffee shops have been licensed to sell sheesha at a popular leisure destination, despite a ban imposed by the Muharraq Municipal Council. They are located at The Lagoon at Amwaj Islands, where the council, on April 13,

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Plan to boost private taxis in Bahrain

Plans are underway to increase the number of taxis in Bahrain in a bid to boost the country’s public transport system. Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed said the move would also address the issue of

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Bahrain’s police on high alert after terror threat

Bahrain's police force will be on high alert today (July 3), patrolling major mosques across the kingdom in the wake of a terror threat. Each area will have a designated police major in charge of co-ordinating with heads of mo

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Bahrain clamps down on illegal, imitation medicines

Bahrain is clamping down on illegal and imitation medicines that have been flooding into the country. Customs officials have seized 62 duplicate, banned or unlicensed medicines this week, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (

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Bahrain parliament approves new-look budget

Bahrain's budget for 2015 and 2016 was narrowly approved by the parliament yesterday (July 2). Twenty-two MPs voted in favour of the new-look budget, which scraped through by just two votes, after a delay of more than six mont

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Bahrain Bourse opens $530m sukuk subscription

A government Islamic lease (Sukuk Al Ijara) issue floated to raise BD200 million ($530 million) is open to direct subscription by retail investors, the Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announced. Both Bahraini and non-Bahraini investors can s

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Jaguar rolls out new sports model in Bahrain

Euro Motors, the exclusive distributor of luxury automotive manufacturer Jaguar in Bahrain, has launched its latest sports saloon, the new XE, in Manama. The Jaguar XE redefines the concept of the sports saloon owing to its advanc

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