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Saturday | Customer Interaction Solutions

Alba hosts TBS delegation [24X7 News Bahrain Online]

Manama: Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. , as part of its commitment to share its knowledge and expertise with the society, organised a tour of its recently inaugurated datacentre for members of the Technology and Business Society . The visitors from TBS - comprising key IT personnel from well-known enterprises and businesses in Bahrain - were able to view and learn more about the datacentre, which is one of the latest generations of Containerised Datacentre .

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Saturday | Al Jazeera

Q&A: Bahrain rights defender Maryam Khawaja

The co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Maryam al-Khawaja, was arrested on arrival at Manama airport on August 30 and told that her citizenship had been revoked. After three years living abroad, Maryam returned to Bahrain to see her father, a leading pro-democracy actvist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja.

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Saturday | Customer Interaction Solutions

Three Bahrainis elected to ARTDO Board of Directors [Bahrain News Agency]

Manama, Sept. 13 Three Bahrainis from Bahrain Society for Training and Human Resources Development have won three seats in the Board of Directors of the Asian Regional Training and Development Organisation which was established in 1974.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Dear Kitty

Free Bahraini teacher, teachers worldwide say

Falsely convicted as a political prisoner, Mahdi Abu Deeb , of the Bahraini Teachers association has received the support of Education International's General Secretary in a video message that stresses his courage fighting for freedom. Three years ago, Mahdi Abu Dheeb , a teacher and leader of Bahrain Teachers Association was arrested, tortured and convicted on a 10-year sentence for inciting hatred for the regime.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

AME Info

Naqsh Short Film Festival 2014 starts on the 15th of October

The Naqsh Short Film Festival will kick off on the 15th of October with an impressive line-up of regional and international entries. The third edition of the festival, held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be held over five days.

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Truthdig

Terrorizing a Family of Human Rights Champions

The last time I wrote at length about the remarkable al-Khawaja family of democratic nonviolent human rights activists from Bahrain it was because its members were being nominated as a family for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. And excellent winners they would have been, signal torchbearers for the best and most idealistic aspirations evident in the Arab Spring; however, the Norwegian stewards of the prize, who've been proving a little squirrelly and unfocused of late , instead went for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last year-ah well.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Stars and Stripes

2 more coastal patrol ships prepare for Persian Gulf patrols

Cmdr. Thomas Shultz, commodore of Patrol Coastal Squadron 1, watches the coastal patrol ships USS Hurricane and USS Monsoon prepare to transit to Naval Support Activity Bahrain from a yacht carrier vessel, Aug. 13, 2014. The Hurricane and Monsoon are the last two of 10 coastal patrol ships that are part of a realignment plan in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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The Hill

Time for the awkward questions on Bahrain

Today the Senate will hold a hearing on the nomination of William Roebuck, President Obama's choice to be new ambassador to Bahrain. Roebuck has experience in Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Israel, but the Bahrain job is an increasingly difficult one.

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Water Online

Xylem Wins $7.3M Contract With Bahrain Ministry Of Works

Xylem Inc. , a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, announced today that it has signed a $7.3 million contract with Bahrain's Ministry of Works to upgrade a wastewater treatment facility in Manama, the capital city of Bahrain. Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion and upgrade of the existing Wedeco ozone systems at the Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre .

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Customer Interaction Solutions

Bahrain has always been economic, business hub, WIEF chairman says [Bahrain News Agency]

Manama, Sept. 10 - : The World Islamic Economic Forum 's Board of Directors Chairman Tun Musa Hitam stressed the deep-rooted, solid historic bilateral commercial relations between Bahrain and Malaysia.

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WNYC-AM New York

Update on Human Rights in Bahrain

Bahraini anti-government protesters gather at Pearl Square in Manama for a demonstration calling for a regime change on February 16, 2011. Journalist Lawrence Weschler talks about Maryam al-Khawaja , the Bahraini human rights activist, detained as she returned to the country to visit her jailed father.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Times of Israel

Gulf urged to fund 'Arab Marshall Plan' to foil unrest

Experts have urged wealthy Gulf states to pump billions of dollars into their Arab neighbours to fend off the kind of unrest that has engulfed Syria and Iraq. Meeting at a conference in Bahrain, bankers, regional analysts and economists said massive development was needed to fight the poverty and lack of opportunities that are fueling unrest.

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New York Daily News

ISIS paid rebels up to $50,000 for info on U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff

US freelance journalist Steven Sotloff during a work trip in Manama near Lulu Roundabout, which later became the iconic center for the 2011 pro-reform protests in Bahrain, 26 October 2010. Slain American journalist Steven Sotloff was ratted out to ISIS by a rebel group - for as much as $50,000.

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Hospitality Net

Pascal Eggerstedt has been named General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, Qatar

Prior to joining InterContinental Doha The City, Eggerstedt served as General Manager at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain where he lead a $12 million renovation and was recognised by the Minister of Labour as one of the leading development and career centres for local talent in the hospitality industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Eggerstedt's well-rounded career began with various operational roles at five-star luxury properties in Europe and the Caribbean.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Rediff.com

India's most astute deal maker is now a bankrupt entrepreneur

An official receiver for Siva's global estate was appointed. It will be this person's job to compile a list of Siva's assets - homes, aircraft, yachts and other baubles - and sell them to pay back his creditors.

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The Peninsula

New Bahrain-Saudi causeway to cost $5bn

MANAMA: A second causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia and providing a route for a regional railway network being built by Gulf monarchies will cost about $5 billion, a minister said. "The cost of the causeway will be roughly $5 billion ," Bahrain's Transport Minister Kamal bin Ahmed told AFP on the sidelines of a two-day business conference, adding that it will be "part of the Gulf Cooperation Council railway network."

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

AME Info

Third Startup mornings proves to be loved amongst attendees in Bahrain

Arab Monetary Fund, a regional organization based in Abu Dhabi , with the objective of laying monetary foundations of Arab economic integration and accelerating the process of economic development in Arab Countries. AMF is seeking Senior Systems Developer.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

CNN

Salah AlJalahma Arrest Violates Human Rights

Kingdom of Bahrain authority have arrested Salah Aljalahma for " obtaining a qatari citizenship " violating his basic human right to obtain a citizenship. Select one of the options below.

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Al Jazeera

Bahrain extends custody of rights activist

Bahrain has postponed the trial of prominent human rights activist, Maryam al-Khawaja, and ordered that she remain in custody for an extra 10 days, despite the UN calling for her release. on August 30, and charged with allegedly assaulting a lieutenant and a policewoman after she refused to hand over her phone during a search.

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Newkerala.com

India committed to bring back growth, Sushma Swaraj tells Bahrain

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that the government in New Delhi led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is firmly committed to bring back growth and have clear policies, which will facilitate business environment, transparency and speed. Speaking at the 'Diaspora Engagement Meet' here, she said: "The result is there before you in just 100 days: GDP growth is showing early signs of recovery.

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