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Bahrain commutes 4 death sentences

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 26, (AP): Bahrain’s king has commuted four death sentences handed down by a military tribunal in the island kingdom, which included three civilians and one soldier. The state-run Bahrain News Agency reported King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s decision Thursday just as the men stood …

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Bahrain’s oil discovery to be ranked among top oil reserves – New era of prosperity on the horizon

Bahrain’s first oil discovery in 1932 was so huge that BP, the international oil company, did not want to participate in Kuwait’s oil concession with the Gulf oil company. Bahrain was among the top Arabian Gulf oil producers along with Iran and Iraq prior to any oil discoveries in Saudi …

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Britain opens Bahrain base

MANAMA, Bahrain, April 5, (AP): Britain opened its first permanent military base in the Middle East in more than four decades on Thursday in the Gulf country of Bahrain, giving the UK an expansive presence along key international shipping routes. The HMS Juffair naval facility can house up to around …

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Khalifa bin Salman the fence of Bahrain

IT IS not strange for Bahrain’s Prime Minister His Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman to open his doors for citizens to listen and talk to them directly in a comfortable manner, especially on issues concerning security and the political situation. Prince Khalifa always affirms the veracity of the position which …

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Legendary Kuwaiti singers to perform at Bahrain Bay – Spring Culture Festival

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Legendary Kuwaiti singers Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Nabil Shuail are set to present an unforgettable performance in the 13th Spring of Culture Annual Festival which will be organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) on March 9 from 8:30 pm at Bahrain Bay. According to a report …

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Bahrain arrests 116 in alleged Iran-linked cell

‘Armed network set up by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ DUBAI, March 3, (Agencies): Bahrain said on Saturday that it had arrested 116 people accused of belonging to a “terror” cell allegedly linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. An official statement on state news agency BNA said that security services had in the …

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Protests in Bahrain to mark 7th anniversary of an Arab Spring inspired uprising

DUBAI: Dozens of Shiite protesters took to the streets of Bahrain on Wednesday to mark the seventh anniversary of an Arab Springinspired uprising, witnesses said, reporting clashes between demonstrators and police. Protesters, including many women, chanted anti-regime slogans and paid tribute to the “victims of repression” languishing in the Gulf …

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Bahrain arrests 47 people linked to terrorism

DUBAI: Bahraini police said Sunday they had arrested 47 people on charges linked to terrorism, including plots to assassinate “public figures”, as well as filing charges against another 290. Authorities have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 which demanded an elected prime minister and constitutional …

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Bahrain raises gasoline prices to improve finances

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Jan 8, (RTRS): Bahrain raised gasoline prices on Monday to bring them closer to international levels, state news agency BNA reported, quoting the National Oil and Gas Authority. Octane 91 sold for 140 fils (37 US cents) a litre, up from 125 fils, while Octane 95 sold …

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Amir receives Bahrain’s PM

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met with visiting Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and his accompanying delegation at Bayan Palace on Tuesday. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the …

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