Bahrain welcomes designation, stresses need for global efforts
Habib Toumi is Bahrain Bureau Chief of Gulf News, based in Manama.
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Five other injured members transferred to hospitals
Owning unique car plates has become a symbol of prestige and status in many Gulf countries with people paying exorbitant amounts of money for them