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SOON there will be no empty walls in the villages west of Manama, capital of the tiny island kingdom of Bahrain.
RIYADH: A Saudi court has jailed an Al Qaeda-linked militant for 16 years for plotting to kill the kingdom's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al Sheikh, and other clerics, media said yesterday.
In a historical moment, Bahrain was found innocent and empty of any corruption. In the London trail, after careful consideration of all the 'evidence' provided in support of a corruption case against Bahrain, it was concluded that there is no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.
MANAMA : Trade cooperation between Malaysia and Bahrain is expected to increase further through inter-country Islamic banking transactions if industry standardisation can be achieved.
On Wednesday, the court sentenced the protesters to 15 years in jail each, accusing them of setting the car warehouse ablaze near the capital Manama where 59 cars were damaged in February 2012.
At the request of an international prosecutor from Kosovo Special Prosecution Office , yesterday the pre-trial international judge from the Prishtina Basic Court ordered one month detention on remand for the suspect Ekrem Gashi.
MANAMA : GLOBAL Islamic finance has seen rapid growth and enormous deals since its inception 30 years ago, with assets worth some US$1.3 trillion at last count, but it still has a long way to go before it can call itself a success story.
The Gulf Cooperation Council has welcomed the preliminary landmark deal between Iran and the P5+1 , further depicting that a fresh leaf is turned over in the relationship between the Sunni monarchies of the Gulf region that make up the GCC and their Shia neighbour.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel briefed Qatari leaders on Tuesday about the effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, and he underscored U.S. support for Syria's moderate opposition.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel attends the International Institute for Strategic Studies Regional Security Summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on Saturday.
MANAMA, Dec 9, : Bahrain Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa underlined importance of advancing from the state of cooperation among the Arab Gulf countries to the union "as a safe haven" with political and strategic horizons, thus honoring Gulf people's aspirations.
Dubai : Switzerland -based wealth manager bank Julius Baer took over the international wealth management business of Merrill Lynch in the UAE , Lebanon and Bahrain based on a agreement between the companies signed last year.
File - Employees of Lebanon's Hizbollah al-Manar television network work in a television station in Beirut in this December 3, 2004.
Saudi Arabia and Iran are sworn enemies, but a recent panel discussion in Bahrain explored how the two Middle East rivals could find common ground.
Pete Weatherby QC, who has visited Bahrain in the past, was supposed to attend the trial of Khalil Almarzooq, the assistant secretary general of the main Shia opposition party al-Wefaq, as an international observer.