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        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-
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                                                                                                               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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                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.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          against Saleh’s 33-year rule have nearly                                                                                                        18 days of protests. After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          paralysed the country, leading to severe                                                                                                        Mubarak’s removal, the protest-
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mysterious new website.              against the US and its allies.        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.
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                                                           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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