Bahrain

April 17, 2001

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Bahrain's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa, reshuffled the government on Tuesday, bringing in five new faces, but leaving the key posts unchange

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Bahrain has set 800 million dollars (BD302.4m) as its yearly target for new international investment in the Gulf state.

April 16, 2001

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A Bahrain-based General Council for Islamic Financial Institutions will become operational later this year.

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A 15-million-dollar tower will be constructed in Bahrain to boost tourism in the Gulf state.

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Bahrain and Kuwait have agreed to set up a joint supreme cooperation committee, marking a new era of ties in the fields of politics, economy, trade an

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Bahraini women should enjoy more rights as democratic reforms take hold in the Gulf state, said a member of the Shura council.

April 15, 2001

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Labor unions may soon be allowed to operate legally in Bahrain when the Gulf state introduces an amendment to the labor law that will also allow "some

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The joint Qatar-Bahraini higher committee convenes on Monday in Doha as both countries signed an agreement last month to bolster bilateral ties.

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Bahrain and Qatar are to launch the first ferry service between the two Gulf neighbors, now the world court has settled their territorial dispute, a newspaper reported Saturday, April 14.  "The propos

April 14, 2001

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Bahrain has submitted its candidacy to join the UN Human Rights Commission.

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Bahraini women from across the country will meet late Saturday to form their own national movement, the first of its kind in the Gulf state.

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Work has started on a 15-million-dollars Disney-style aqua park in the south-east of Bahrain.

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Bahrain’s first private girls school will be inaugurated in September.

April 13, 2001

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Bahrain's committee has begun deliberations over steps to be taken to implement the changes in the voted National Charter.

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Experts meeting in Bahrain say that high blood cholesterol levels, which are a major risk factor for heart attacks, can be combated by effective drugs