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2 Gulf Daily News Friday, 17th June 2011 HEADLINES This Was The Week Saleh pledges VOL XXXIV NO. 83 (GGDN 024) SATURDAY, 11th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals A new vision Syria clamp on 15 4 Birthday title for border Mubarak aide Philip town Bahrain on track for 2012 Grand Prix MANAMA: Bahrain is look- made clear that this fixture can- “Bahrain has absolutely no ing forward to welcoming not progress and we fully respect desire to see a race which would teams, their drivers and sup- that decision,” he said. further extend the calendar sea- porters back next year for the “We look forward to welcom- son and detract from the enjoy- 2012 Formula One Grand Prix, ing teams, their drivers and sup- ment of F1 for either drivers, Bahrain International Circuit porters back to Bahrain next teams or supporters. chairman Zayed Al Zayani said year and would like to extend our “We want our role in Formula yesterday. deepest gratitude to our support- One to continue to be as positive “While Bahrain would have ers, including staff, volunteers, and constructive as it has always arrested on been delighted to see the Grand sponsors, private businesses and been, therefore, in the best inter- Prix progress on October 30 in the general public, for whom I est of the sport, we will not pur- RIGHTS line with the World Motor Sport know this year’s decision will be sue the rescheduling of a race this Council’s decision, it has been a disappointment. season,” Mr Al Zayani said. GROUPS n Rebel fighters load a machine gun as forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi graft charges approach, on Misrata’s western front line. Gadaffi’s forces shelled the rebel-controlled town of Misrata yesterday, killing 22 people. n 571 workers may be reinstated RAPPED MANAMA: A committee in charge of looking into Lesson on Tuesday. It is being staged to help aquatic dismissals of workers, headed by Labour Minister facilities and regional, national and international Jameel Humaidan, has recommended 571 sacked water safety organisations highlight the importance workers be reinstated for the lack of justification for of teaching children to swim. The Lost Paradise of their dismissals. Dilmun Water Park will host the Bahrain leg of this The committee has been directed to speed up year’s event, as long as at least 25 swimmers register scrutiny of all remaining cases, and submit a to participate. report. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Full report – Page 14 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa had issued directives setting up the committee to ensure the legality of disciplinary measures taken by companies. n Radiation health alert MANAMA: Bahrain has taken steps to protect n Chamber help for university people from any potential health hazard following reports that some food products, electronic goods MANAMA: Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and and cars, among other items, imported from Japan Industry (BCCI) has donated contain radiation levels harmful MANAMA: Six Bahraini non-gov- informed nor on which there has been con- more than BD160,000 to Bahrain to humans. The Health Ministry, may ernmental organisations (NGOs) sensus thatsaid. justify their judgements”, the groups University to help rebuild its buildings damaged during clashes customs affairs and environmental control directorate have stepped Spanish authorities have condemned statements by Recent occurrences were neither an aggression in March. A BCCI delegation, up monitoring all land, sea and air to end crisis led by chairman Dr Essam entry points to ensure the safety international rights bodies follow- nor aintargeting of any particular sect, they clari- Fakhro, visited the university of goods coming from Japan, the CAIRO: fied a statement yesterday. headquarters where they held talks with its Industry and Commerce Ministry’s consumer ing anti-government protests in The six groups – Bahrain Jurists Society, president Dr Ebrahim Janahi and officials. “The protection directorate said yesterday. Goods the kingdom. Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, National BCCI board has taken the decision to allocate found to be contaminated would be returned to Action Charter Society, National Dialogue BD160,511 to help rebuild the university’s Japan, it added. The ministry has also issued an World human rights organisations and have detained a close associate Society, Constitutional Assembly Society damaged buildings in line with the chamber’s order banning the import of food products from international figures have made statements and Islamic Ranks Society – also outlined the responsibility towards the leadership, nation several countries due to nuclear radiation at the and society,” the chamber said, calling on the tsunami-hit Fukushima plant in Japan. on matters “on which they are neither fully kingdom’s democratic and economic growth business community to take under reforms launched by His ● SATURDAY: Six Bahraini similar initiatives to enhance Majesty King Hamad. the educational march and Bahrain is a dynamic, mul- consolidate national solidarity FIRE FREE ENVIRONMENT ti-ethnic and pluralist society and cohesion. of Hosni Mubarak wanted for that has made “substantial and Picture – Page 6 At A ordable Cost striking progress in the field of n Splashing out... non-governmental organisations human rights in both legislation and practice”, the groups said. MANAMA: Bahrain is set to take The NGOs’ statement comes part in a global attempt to create as Bahrain is gearing up for a record-breaking swimming trial at home on charges of brib- FOR ENQUIRY PLEASE CALL a comprehensive national dia- lesson, reports ALISTAIR SALES: 17-727676 logue, without pre-conditions, BAPTISTA. Thousands are condemn statements by inter- MOBILE: 39692214 on reforms. expected to participate in the Full report – Page 2 World’s Largest Swimming national rights bodies following ing the former president and his anti-government protests. family and squandering public funds, Egyptian officials said VOL XXXIV NO. 84 (GGDN 024) SUNDAY, 12th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals yesterday. HP SuPPlieS Payouts Happy birthday, Shortest The head of Egypt’s Interpol fear grandma man in Brigadier General Magdy Al Tel: 17 293313, Fax: 17 292855 3 17 the world? Tel 17 51 44 88 Shafei told the official Middle We will leave Email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com East News Agency that authori- n Help for shops ties are preparing the necessary no stone unturned n Mr Al Dhahrani hit by unrest SANAA: President Ali Abdullah Saleh documents to bring Hussein MANAMA: Owners of commercial outlets affected by recent unrest can pay their accumulated electricity and water arrears in instalments. Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza directed Electricity and Water Authority vowed yesterday to overcome Yemen’s Salem,77, back to Egypt where (EWA) to take necessary action in this regard. Bills issued from February to June can be settled in instalments, the EWA said, calling on shop owners to report to customer service offices in Manama, Muharraq or Isa Town. MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday appointed Political landscape in Bahrain set for change n Salary statements online he faces a number of charges. its parliament chair- MANAMA: Public sector employees can check crisis, signalling once again he has no their salary statements and data online. The man to lead a national MANAMA: Bahrain’s political landscape could be set for a dra- By BASMA MOHAMMED Civil Service Bureau (CSB) has activated matic change with the formation of a major new society. the online services in co-operation with the dialogue, set to start Members of the National Unity Gathering (NUG) yesterday a political body – a majority of 70 per cent. e-Government Authority. “The CSB stopped from July 1. voted overwhelmingly to register the organisation as a political group. More than 180 people representing a cross section of Of the remaining votes, 55 people opted to keep it as a national coalition and only one supported the option of turning issuing the traditional paper statements and Salem, one of the most secre- launched the e-salary service in November “We will leave no stone Bahrain’s community took part in the historic meeting, held at it into a charitable organisation. 2009,” IT systems director Ahmed unturned to reach a con- the Islamic Society headquarters in Arad. Mr Fulad said around 30 women took part in the vote, which plans to quit, and in the latest in a wave Abdulrahman Al Matawa’a said. The service sensus on key issues and Members voted whether to register the group as a political was attended by MPs, Shura Council members and representa- has since then been expanded to cover all society, a charity organisation or keep it as a national coalition. tives of other political societies. NUG member lawyer Abdulla ministries. “The aim is to reduce the costs bridge the gap between NUG supreme committee human rights head Faisal Fulad Hashim has reportedly been appointed to handle the legal pro- of printing, transportation and distribution all stances to promote the said 126 out of 182 participants backed the move to turn it into cedures of registering the society at the Justice, Islamic Affairs and ensure the quick issuance of e-salary march of reforms,” Khalifa and Endowment and job-related data,” Mr Al Matawa’a said. tive businessmen in Egypt, was Al Dhahrani promised after all citizens’ active participation Ministry. Innovative services are being developed to “He will also benefit employees via the e-Government his appointment by a Royal and openness on all visions and of raids, gunmen attacked government be in charge of gate, SMS and other technological means. order. views. He said the legislative laying out the The order said he had been and executive authorities had dis- New e-services – Page 3 NUG’s political entrusted with the national mis- cussed the requirements of the programme,” said sion because of his “experience dialogue – including administra- Mr Fulad after n Man held over Twitter posts detained in his home in Mallorca and prominent role in public tive and technical procedures and the meeting. KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait has arrested a Shi’ite work”. other prerequisites. The NUG, man for publishing criticism of Bahrain and Mr Al Dhahrani described “The legislative authority will headed by Dr Saudi Arabia on social media site Twitter. buildings and a checkpoint. the charge as run and organise the dialogue, Shaikh Abdullatif Kuwaiti Nasser Abul was arrested and no during which all Al Mahmood, has charges have been pressed so far, police said. an enormous Dialogue vow – Page 2 been a keen sup- trust towards the political, eco- porter of calls for Letters – Pages 8-9 nomic, social n 34 killed in Pakistan blasts on an international arrest war- nation and peo- a national dia- ple, “as Bahrain and service logue and fresh PESHAWAR: Twin bomb blasts minutes apart finds itself in a dire need of issues will be tabled,” he said. reforms. ripped through a crowded supermarket last consensus, looking for common Mr Al Dhahrani said invita- Hundreds of night killing 34 people and injuring more denominators in the framework tions would be sent within days, thousands of the than 80 in Pakistan’s northwestern city of “Yemen is capable of overcoming the of national unity and social val- adding that mechanisms to com- group’s support- Peshawar. The explosions took place in the ues”. municate with all sides, including ers took to the Khyber Super Market, which is surrounded rant issued by Interpol. “Under the Royal order, prepa- political associations, NGOs and streets near the by residential flats for students, shops, a n A three-year-old Bahraini boy was killed and two of his family Ahmed Al Fateh ●SUNDAY: Bahrain appoints rations are in full swing for the the media, would be announced. fruit juices kiosk and a hotel. “The first A national dialogue website members were seriously injured in a road accident on Al Estiqlal Mosque in Juffair blast was quite small but as people gathered national dialogue to start on July Highway, Sanad, last night, reports ANIQA HAIDER. It happened during the unrest 1 as desired by His Majesty King will also be launched as a further close to the site of the explosion, the second at around 8pm when a car reportedly drove into the back of a in a show of sup- one, which was real big one, went off,” Hamad,” he said. catalyst to interact with the issues crisis and achieving the supreme interests vehicle that was carrying the child. Above, the damaged car at the port for the coun- police said. He stressed the importance of which will be debated. accident site. Full report – Page 2 try’s leadership. its parliament chairman to lead He had left Egypt a week APPROVED bni introduces the e 24/7 servic issued desk at your bni ents ents from virtual insurance service Docum docum necessary CHEQUE SCANNERS ting r of the Yemeni people,” he said. 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After paralysed the country, leading to severe Mubarak’s removal, the protest- VOL XXXIV NO. 85 (GGDN 024) MONDAY, 13th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals Troops raid ‘Tiny shortages of electricity, water and fuel. ers continued to press for the HP MFP Printers Syria town teen’ Shipping sources said a tanker carrying prosecution of Mubarak and his DIALOGUE 600,000 barrels of oil arrived at the port 20-21 cronies for what they say were Tel: 17 293313, Fax: 17 292855 2 firstname.lastname@example.org w n Hospital hope of Aden as part of a grant of three million years of abuse and corruption. barrels promised by Saudi Arabia. Salem was charged last month ROADMAP MANAMA: Work on a major new hospital is n HRH the Premier now expected to finish in September, after a massive redesign had to be carried out due to flaws in the original plans, reports MANDEEP SINGH. The King Hamad University Hospital, in Muharraq, was supposed to be completed in 2008. However, hospital chief executive Yesterday, masked gunmen, whom along with Mubarak and the ex- officer Brigadier Dr Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa blamed delays on shoddy workmanship, bad design and alleged financial irregularities. He said serious faults were discovered once the hospital had been handed over to the BDF Hospital from the Works Ministry, which meant a BD7 million overhaul was needed before it could become operational. Yemen’s army called Al Qaeda members, president’s two sons. Their trial Full report – Page 3 n DHL vote of confidence MANAMA: Ministers’ ties to draw up a roadmap for a better Letters – 8-9; Cabinet report – 14; Media centre – 17 MANAMA: Leading global logistics service future for Bahrain. annual holidays were The session also welcomed the provider DHL yesterday vowed to keep Bahrain as its regional operations hub for Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman government’s resolve to contrib- cancelled yesterday as royal order entrusting parliament is scheduled for August. the next eight years. The company, which briefly took over a security headquarters Al Khalifa gave directives in this ute to the success of the national chairman Khalifa Al Dhahrani to Bahrain gears up for the has been operating from the kingdom for n Soldiers and anti-government protesters shout slogans against Saleh in Sanaa regard when he chaired yesterday’s dialogue,” Cabinet Affairs Minister preside over the dialogue. the last 35 years, signed a contract with multi-party national dia- Cabinet session. Kamal Ahmed said. “The royal order reflects confi- Bahrain Airport Company to continue They were instructed to be HRH the Premier paid tribute logue, set to start on July 1. present in Bahrain during the dia- dence in Mr Dhahrani’s experience to His Majesty King Hamad for and prominent patriotic role,” Mr its operations, highlighting the renewed confidence of major international businesses Senior officers have also been logue, to be held at the Isa Cultural taking the initiative to call for the Ahmed said, stressing the impor- in Bahrain following the recent unrest. told to stay in the country to help Centre, and personally follow up dialogue. Also yesterday, an Egyptian tance of parliament in embodying Full report – Page 23 and government building in Masameer, ensure the talks are successful. preparations. He hailed royal orders, directing popular will. a checkpoint in a nearby town. had been stepped up and an attempt to His Royal Highness Prime “The initiative stems from the the executive and legislative authori- “The government and people are n Murder bid man jailed filled with hope, MANAMA: A Bahraini charged with the Former MPs confident Bahrain’s radi- ant future after in attempted murder of a policeman was yesterday sentenced to seven years in jail. The National Safety Court also issued an order for a weapon suspected of belonging to used by Ali Yousif Yacoub to be confiscated. southern Yemen. the dialogue,” the go on trial Yemeni forces said they caught 10 sus- blow up a hotel there had been foiled. Full report – Page 6 minister said. The session urged a favour- n Death sentence upheld MANAMA: Two former Al KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait’s supreme court able climate to yesterday upheld a woman’s death sentence Wefaq MPs appeared in court deliver and yield for setting ablaze her husband’s wedding Yemen’s branch of Al Qaeda for the first time yesterday after a consensus on tent, killing 57 women and children. Nasra “There was a long battle with the secu- they were arrested in April. goals and visions. pected Al Qaeda operatives trying to sneak Thousands of refugees have been fleeing Yussef Mohammed Al Enezi, 24, was Jawad Fairooz Ghuloom “These objec- condemned to death by a lower and appeals Fairooz and Mattar Ibrahim tives should aim courts for the apparent act of revenge Ali Mattar are accused of pub- at promoting against her husband for taking a second wife. The ruling against Enezi is final ● MONDAY: Ministers’ annual licly inciting hatred against the Bahrain’s devel- unless the Amir commutes the sentence to regime seeking to overthrow it, opment, reflecting was detained upon arrival in a life term. Enezi, who has two mentally- rity forces,” one resident said. deliberately spreading rumours n Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accompanied by his wife, greets supporters at resolve to emerge ill children from her husband, denied the into the southern port city of Aden. to Aden since militants took over Zinjibar, and lies, and taking part in ille- the AK Party headquarters in Ankara. Erdogan’s ruling AK Party won yesterday’s parliamentary from this defin- charges throughout the trial and her defence gal gatherings. election with nearly 50 per cent of the vote, but failed to win enough seats to call a referendum ing junction in the lawyers argued there was no material national march.” evidence to convict her. holidays are cancelled as Bahrain Full report – Page 6 on a planned new constitution. Right, Erdogan’s supporters celebrate in Ankara. New Saudi jobs quotas One gunman was shot dead and three Egypt from Yemen, an airport APPROVED bni introduces the 24/7 service issued desk at your bni Military checkpoints and patrols of the capital of the flashpoint southern prov- ents ents from virtual insurance service Docum docum necessary CHEQUE SCANNERS JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has Saudis as the kingdom battles ting Collec no longer at any time imposed new quotas on compa- unemployment. oﬃces ries d and gears up for the national dialogue. delive Best Value For Money Cargo ents certiﬁe tors nies in the kingdom to employ From September 10, the pro- Docum rized by regula From SEAC BANCHE local staff, with cuts in permits gramme will determine wheth- autho for foreign workers if they fail er companies – according to capture : secure : process soldiers were wounded in another attack on official said. to comply. their sector of activity and size banks and government buildings in Aden ince of Abyan. FOR ENQUIRY PLEASE CALL The labour ministry launched – are entitled to employ foreign No more waiting, SALES: 17727676 / 17727437 the latest stage of its “Nitaqat” workers depending on their no more hassles Bahrain Services & Maintenance Co. B.S.C. (c) MOBILE: 39839820 (Ranges) programme aimed at performance in abiding by the www.bnidirect.com For more information, contact us on 17587400 prodding local firms to employ quotas. He said the man, his Yemeni The magic of Zawahri is new wife and three children returned VOL XXXIV NO. 86 (GGDN 024) TUESDAY, 14th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals Referendum Record bid to Egypt with false documents. HP WORKSTATION blow for by 60 Berlusconi swimmers The official said interroga- left to die ‘Pottermore’ tors identified the man as Rabie Tel: 17 293313, Fax: 17 292855 2 6 email@example.com Al Qaeda chief n Briton missing Abdullah, 42, convicted in absentia to five years in one of MANAMA: A British man has been reported missing in Bahrain after failing to make contact with his family or employers in more than two weeks, it emerged yesterday. Stuart Williams, 43, crossed the King Fahad Causeway from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain on May 25. It is believed he arrived with SMC ‘illegal occupation’ trial opens Egypt’s largest terrorism trials two friends and intended to stay for the weekend. A LONDON: Harry Potter creator J By SANDEEP SINGH GREWAL Saudi company had contracted him as an industrial MANAMA: At least two patients skills trainer since February, according to his family. The last time the Resource Services Arabia company died due to negligence when MANAMA: Forty-four doctors, nurses and medical Another 28 are accused of spreading false news made contact with him was on May 29 to see when Bahrain’s main hospital was staff yesterday denied being involved in the illegal and lying about the medical conditions of some he would be back at work. Mr Williams has not returned to Saudi nor been in any known contact occupation of Bahrain’s main hospital by protest- patients and inciting hatred against the regime. taken over by anti-government K Rowling has launched a new with friends, relatives or colleagues since then. in the 1990s. ers. Four other suspects, including two still at large protesters, it has emerged. Twenty have been charged with possessing unli- censed weapons, including two Kalashnikovs and and two absent detainees, were not in the Court of National Safety, which adjourned both cases. Full report – Page 7 Paramedics at Salmaniya Medical ammunition, colonising the hospital and imposing The alleged offences happened at Salmaniya n Budaiya beach set to open Complex took four-and-a-half hours to their will, inciting others to overthrow the regime Medical Complex during February and March. MANAMA: The Budaiya beach will open to the come to the aid of a four-year-old boy suf- and destroying medical equipment. Full report – Page 3 public in September. The project, near Budaiya website called ‘Pottermore’, but fering from heart complications in Riffa. Fort, consists of 450 metres of beach and a green area. There will also be a recreation area for It happened during the height of the unrest complications,” he said during a Press confer- Relatives of a Bahraini taxi driver murdered families and a walkway along the beach, joint when protesters had hijacked control of medical ence to launch the Bahraini Coalition for Justice by anti-government protesters also yesterday municipal services assistant under-secretary services, commandeered ambulances, blocked and Equality. demanded the authorities track down his killers. Mohammed Noor Al Shaikh told our sister paper roads and set up illegal checkpoints. “We called the ambulance at 10am and they Rashid Hamad Al Marmari was attacked on Akhbar Al Khaleej. Bahraini father Dr Kamaal Salim said an arrived at 2.30pm. March 13, while he was taking an Indian pas- n Gas prices review urged fans of the boy wizard will have ambulance was called at 10am, but did not show “My son died at 10.30am. senger to Manama. Rally plan is up until 2.30pm. “Those who refused medical treatment to my The 80-year-old had picked up the customer MANAMA: A proposal by parliament chairman “Anas fell ill on March 10 with severe heart son should face action,”demanded Dr Salim. from the BDF Hospital and was attacked at an Khalifa Al Dhahrani to review gas subsidies provided to 27 private companies and six public illegal roadblock sector investment companies has been approved by Cement claims set up in A’ali by the financial and economic committee. Gas revenues the protesters. to wait to see what it entails amounted to BD602 million last year and had it been He went into a sold at international prices, the revenues would have coma as a result been much more, Akhbar Al Khaleej reported. Veteran militant A US counter-terrorism offi- ‘exaggerated’ of stab wounds and died on March n Students dismissed 21 at the BDF MANAMA: Bahrain Polytechnic has dismissed a DUBAI: group of students for violating the constitution and as the entry page says simply Hospital. laws and flouting the institution’s bylaws. It also “They stabbed suspended a few students for periods ranging from MANAMA: Reports of a cement shortage in Bahrain were him in his leg and a term to an academic year. Some students have described as exaggerated yesterday by officials. chest and broke Ayman Al Zawahri has taken cial said the US believed the also received written warnings. A probe committee Bahrain is supplying the local market with 6,750 tonnes his ribs,” said absolved others for lack of evidence proving their daily to meet growing needs in the construction sector, it the taxi driver’s involvement. “The panel scrutinised each case “Coming Soon....” and confronted students with evidence of their was revealed. son Abdulla Al approved violations, giving them an opportunity to defend Of this, 4,750 tonnes is imported daily while the Marmari. themselves,” Bahrain Polytechnic deputy chief remaining is produced locally. “We don’t want executive officer Dr Mohammed Al Assiri said. “Weekly cement supplies average 33,000 tonnes, about any blood money n UAE asks envoy to leave command of Al Qaeda after the announcement was genuine. 3,000 tonnes more than requirement,” an Industry and or anything. We demand death pen- The site, www.pottermore. Commerce Ministry spokesman said. DUBAI: The UAE has given Libyan leader He was responding to reports claiming that Bahrain is alty for the killers Muammar Gadaffi’s ambassador 72 hours to leave, a day after it recognised the rebels’ National hit by cement shortage. n Syrian refugees arrive at a makeshift camp in the northern city of and will not settle Transitional Council (NTC), a diplomat said He described them as “a bit exaggerated”. Idlib, near the Turkish village of Guvecci yesterday. More than 10,000 for anything less,” yesterday. “The UAE foreign ministry has informed ● TUESDAY: At least two Meanwhile, packed cement pumped into the local mar- have fled to neighbouring countries to escape a deadly government he said. the ambassador that it now recognises the NTC as a killing of Osama bin Laden, an Al Zawahri’s whereabouts ket yesterday increased by 12,000 sacks. crackdown on opposition protests. Hundreds arrested – Page 2 Full report – 5 legitimate Libyan government,” he said. com, was launched a month APPROVED patients died due to negligence CHEQUE SCANNERS Islamist website said yesterday, are unknown, although he has Best Value For Money ahead of the release of the eighth From SEAC BANCHE capture : secure : process when Bahrain’s main hospital was FOR ENQUIRY PLEASE CALL SALES: 17727676 / 17727437 and final Potter movie on July MOBILE: 39839820 and the US promptly vowed to long been thought to be hid- MANAMA: A rally called by Al GULF ANTIQUES Bahrain Services & Maintenance Co. B.S.C. (c) taken over by anti-government protesters, it has emerged. 15. kill him also. ing along the border between Wefaq set for today is legal, Some Potter fansites, which Bin Laden’s lieutenant and Afghanistan and Pakistan. The the Central Governorate Police have been instrumental in gener- n Al Zawahri VOL XXXIV NO. 87 (GGDN 024) WEDNESDAY, 15th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals ating a large and loyal fan base the brains behind much of Al US is offering a $25 million director-general told our sister Qaeda’s strategy, Al Zawahri (BD9.4m) reward for any infor- had actual combat experience, paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. 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A senior US official said Al Believed to be in his late gathering and got the approval “It is, in a word, breathtak- “The general leadership of Al Zawahri would have a hard 50’s, Al Zawahri met Bin in compliance with legal proce- Bridges ing,” wrote Leaky Cauldron, one of the leading Potter sites. “That Qaeda group, after the comple- tion of consultation, announc- time leading the group “while focusing on his own survival.” Laden in the mid-1980’s when both were in Pakistan to sup- dures, he said. They were notified of rules is all we are permitted to say at n HRH the Premier receives the group of citizens MANAMA: A group of citizens led bin Salman Al Khalifa. rally popular support,” they said. by prominent figures yesterday They were led by Haj Ahmed Mansour Al Ali, HRH the Premier addressed them, urging them to Bahrain to sue es that Shaikh Dr Ayman Al “He hasn’t demonstrated port guerillas fighting the and regulations to be followed Hameed bin Abd Ali Al Nooh and Abdulnabi Al resist any attempts to subvert national security and distanced themselves from recent Sho’ala. stability and undermine unity. They pledged to stand united with the leadership “Let your voices be heard – strongly and clearly – unrest in Bahrain. ‘Independent’ the moment.” and expressed their support for the measures under- in calling for national unity and rejecting sectarian- “What happened does not represent us, nei- taken by the government to overcome the crisis. ism and subversive attempts,” he told them. ther does it reflect our orientations or interests They also lauded HRH the Premier’s open-door He described Bahrainis as one unified people, – security, stability and allegiance to the lead- policy and keenness to build bridges and reach out hailing their centuries-old amity and peaceful co- Zawahri, may God give him strong leadership or organisa- Soviets in Afghanistan. in accordance with the law and ership,” they said. to citizens. existence. MANAMA: Bahrain yesterday decided to sue They voiced their stand as they were received by “This played a crucial role, enabling Bahrain to “All attempts to fuel sectarianism in Bahrain British newspaper Independent for repeated- ly publishing wrong and defamatory infor- Rowling and Potter studio His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa emerge from the critical situation it confronted and and drive wedges between people have completely failed,” he said. mation tarnishing its image. The Information Affairs Authority has Top firms demand Missing Briton 134 families are “Bahrain has never experi- commissioned a UK-based legal firm to file a case against the daily. success, has assumed respon- tional skills during his time in In a video message posted ministerial order issued in this enced any sectar- “The Independent has deliberately pub- unionists resign safe and well handed homes ian divide – and it lished a series of unrealistic and provoca- Warner Bros have never shied will never do, God MANAMA: A British man who was willing,” he said. tive articles targeting Bahrain and Saudi missing for more than two weeks He hailed citizens’ Arabia,” publications director-general and MANAMA: Some of Bahrain’s biggest companies has been found safe and well at a consciousness and acting Press and external media director- are demanding the resignation of the country’s Bahrain hotel. MANAMA: A total of 134 families were yesterday firm belief in their general Nawaf Mohammed Al Maawda An international manhunt was said. sibility for command of the Al Qaeda,” the official said. on the Internet on June 8, Al regard to maintain discipline largest trade union board. handed their homes after they were renovated unity. They accuse the union of costing them mil- launched after relatives of Stuart He accused the British daily of orchestrat- away from building up the hype under a nationwide housing rescue scheme. “We are one lions of dinars in lost earnings by calling nation- Williams in the UK were unable The next phases will now cover 696 homes people, not two, ing a defamatory and premeditated media wide strikes during anti-government protests in to reach him. But it emerged the 43-year- remaining under the His Majesty King Hamad living in the same campaign against both countries, failing February and March. They include Alba, Gulf Air, Scheme for Dilapidated Homes. to abide by professional impartiality and A total of 100 homes were already handed over home – Bahrain – old, who works in Saudi Arabia, Bapco and Banagas, a spokesman for the firms had been holidaying in Bahrain credibility in its one-sided news coverage told the GDN yesterday. in August with another 70 more last October. led by His Majesty and lost touch with his family and reports. A letter has already been sent to the General A ceremony marking the occasion was held King Hamad,” he group,” Ansar Al Mujahideen “Unlike many of Al Qaeda’s top Zawahri said Al Qaeda would and public order, he pointed He cited, particularly, Independent’s lead- ahead of key releases in the because of a faulty mobile phone. Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions demanding “I came over to Bahrain and yesterday under the patronage of Royal Charitable said. ing Middle East-based reporter Robert Fisk. the resignations of senior members. only planned to stay for a few Organisation trustees chairman Shaikh Nasser bin HRH the Premier Mr Al Maawda called upon all to be If unionists refuse to step down, the companies days but then I was enjoying it Hamad Al Khalifa at the Diplomat Radisson Blu lauded constructive accurate and objective and project the true are threatening to take legal action. so much I decided to stay on,” he Hotel, Residence and Spa. initiatives aimed at image, adding that all doors remain open to The letter estimates the firms lost around BD16 said from the Pars International “I am very grateful to His Majesty the King for mending rifts and visit Bahrain and gauge the real situation on million as a result of strikes, which have been Hotel in Juffair. “I didn’t mean his humanitarian concern to ensure proper housing healing wounds the ground as it steadily regains normality series. branded illegal. to make anyone worry.” for all people,” he said. caused by the website said. members, Al Zawahri has not continue to fight. out. Full report – Page 7 Full report – Page 5 Full report – Page 3 recent unrest. and stability. ● WEDNESDAY: A group of APPROVED CHEQUE SCANNERS Best Value For Money From SEAC BANCHE citizens led by prominent figures capture : secure : process US Congressman quits over lewd photos FOR ENQUIRY PLEASE CALL SALES: 17727676 / 17727437 Bahrain Services & Maintenance Co. B.S.C. (c) MOBILE: 39839820 distance themselves from recent unrest in Bahrain. VOL XXXIV NO. 88 (GGDN 024) THURSDAY, 16th JUNE 2011 200 Fils/2 Riyals TI CalCulaTors Bahrain Two held help for over Joss India F1 Stone plot Navitimer NEW YORK: US Representative seniors’ centre where he first expected to run for New York tribute my talents.” Anthony Weiner, snared in announced plans to run for New City mayor, Weiner made his The New York Democrat is the BOUNCING BACK! Tel: 17 293313, Fax: 17 292855 W W W. B R E I T L I N G . C O M 7 20 firstname.lastname@example.org a humiliating flap for sending York City Council 20 years ago. announcement alone, his wife third member of the US Congress By MANDEEP SINGH Investments surge by 25.6pc lewd photos of himself to women “Unfortunately, the distraction absent, at a raucous event. this year to step down over a sex online, resigned last night, ending that I have created has made Just how big a distraction he scandal. MANAMA: Bahrain’s retail trade is bounc- ing back from the MANAMA: The volume of invest- revealed yesterday. cancelled in the first quarter of this huge losses it suffered ments in Bahrain increased by 25.6 “These results mean that Bahrain year. during the height of per cent over the first three months of this year, compared with the has preserved its status as a destina- tion for regional and global invest- The ministry added an increase in commercial registrations reflected a n New TRA chief a weeks-long scandal that made that impossible, so today I am had become was evident at his Weiner’s resignation marks the unrest, says a top same time last year. However, the volume of trans- ment,” a ministry statement said. It said a report had been submit- gradual improvement in the domes- tic, regional and global economic MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday official. actions dipped in February and ted to the Cabinet detailing the outlook in the wake of the global issued a decree appointing Mohammed Hamad Bubsheet as Telecommunications Regulatory Up to 70 per cent of busi- March due to political unrest, the number of corporate and individual financial crisis. Authority director-general for three years. ness has returned to the mar- Industry and Commerce Ministry commercial registrations issued and Full report – Page 23 ket, according to Bahrain n Patriotism ceremony Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) his fellow Democrats cringe. announcing my resignation from Press conference where he was a remarkable fall from grace “Though the rebound has been quick, there are he said. MANAMA: A national ceremony will be held retail and traditional markets committee head still considerable problems being faced by traders His comments came as traders called for on Saturday at Adhari Park to pay tribute Jawad Al Hawaj. who have suffered a lot in the last few months,” the BD10 monthly Labour Market Regulatory to His Majesty King Hamad. The Royal Authority fee for Charity Organisation is organising the event expatriate workers Protesters evicted under the theme “We Are All Hamad”. to be suspended Full report – Page 16 until the end of the n Terror trials continue “I had hoped to be able to con- Congress,” he said looking com- heckled repeatedly. for a politician who in 1992 year. from UN House Retailers lost up to 80 per cent of trade dur- MANAMA: The trial of more than 30 men accused of bulldozing their way into private farms during the height of Bahrain’s unrest MANAMA: Police were called in to evict ing February and was among six cases that went before the three women who refused to leave the Lower National Safety Court yesterday. Bahrain headquarters of the United March as malls Full report – Page 3 and stores were tinue the work that the citizens posed in contrast to 10 days ago Weiner said of his future: “I became New York’s youngest- Nations (UN) yesterday. The women showed up at UN House, virtually deserted n Water cut warning Manama, to stage a sit-in. when anti-govern- However, police said they were asked MANAMA: Water supply will be temporarily ment protesters cut off today to several homes while to remove them by UN personnel. set up roadblocks, A statement issued by the Capital maintenance work is carried out on the Governorate Police Directorate said illegal checkpoints Hamad Town distribution station. Supplies the women refused to leave when the and forced shops will be disconnected from 7pm until 1am of my district had elected me to when he tearfully admitted to got into politics to help give ever City Council member at UN offices were due to close, adding to close. to blocks 976, 1037, 1038, 1041, 1044, 1046, they could face criminal prosecution. Businesses in 1048, 1051, 1052, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, Among them was Zainab Al several areas of 1061, 1062, 1063, 1064, 1215. Khawaja, whose father Abdulhadi is Bahrain, particu- one of 21 people standing trial for allegedly plotting to topple the regime larly in Manama, n Housing deals signed with help from a foreign terrorist were shut for days MANAMA: Eskan Bank has signed organisation. during the height agreements with three real estate companies do – to fight for the middle class having online dalliances. voice to the many who simply 27 and who has been a leading The UN Development Programme to build houses in Sanad, Qalali, Tubli and of the crisis with Al Markh village. Low and medium income later announced on its official Twitter four Asian expatri- account that it had launched a “full families will be able to buy these houses ● THURSDAY: Bahrain’s retail investigation” into the incident and ates killed and doz- and settle payments in easy intalments, said had “reached out” to Bahraini authori- ens more injured. officials. ties seeking the women’s release. Full report – 6 Full report – Page 18 n His Royal Highness and those struggling to make it,” Once seen as a rising star did not have one. Now I will be liberal voice in the US House of Prime Minister Prince trade is bouncing back from the Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa last night received Muharraq residents and praised their solid patriotic stances. He also lauded His Majesty King Hamad’s wise Weiner said in Brooklyn at the among Democrats and widely looking for other ways to con- Representatives. leadership and citizens’ huge losses it suffered during the loyalty pledging to exert more efforts to serve the n Weiner ... blow nation and ensure people’s welfare. Full report – Page 16 Now open on Sundays to unrest, says a top official.
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