King Sends Cables
Manama, Oct. 6 (BNA) HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent cable of congratulations to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the occasion of sixth of October.
HM wished Mubarak continued health and further development and progress for the Egyptian people. HM hailed the leading role of Mubarak in boosting Arab and Islamic matters and his efforts in backing up the joint Arab work , praising the strong ties liking Bahrain and Egypt and their friendly peoples. HM also sent congratulatory cable to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on the occasion of sixth of October. HM wished Assad continued health and further development to Syrian people under the wise leadership of Al-Assad, hailing the strong relations linking both countries and their peoples.
Reminds me of those wonderful quiet Saudi television newscasts where the king is shown greeting visitors and talking to them but where talk and commentary is replaced by background music as if what was said during those meetings were above the viewers ability to comprehend.
To be fair to Bahrain, they also reported this:
Eighty Egyptian youth, who were arrested by the Italian police on attempt to infiltrate from Libya into the Italian territories, arrived at Cairo International Airport on Wednesday. The deportees were carried to Cairo aboard an Italian plane, escorted by 90 Italian officers. This is the second group to arrive at the airport which received 70 other youths who were deported from Malta yesterday.
Poor lads. Dreams of well-paid work abroad are crushed. Back home in time for Ramadan though.