Scarlett becomes world’s highest paid actress

Scarlett becomes world’s highest paid actress

“Lost in Transaltion” actress Scarlett Johansson has been named as the world’s highest paid female actress by Forbes. The 33-year-old actress made $ 40.5 million in pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017, to June 1, 2018, quadrupling her income from the previous year, report

Tributes pour in for Aretha Franklin

Tributes pour in for Aretha Franklin

Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary “Queen of Soul” died aged 76. “It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singe

Gold set for biggest weekly fall in more than a year

Gold set for biggest weekly fall in more than a year

Gold recovered some ground yesterday as a weakening US dollar relieved pressure on prices, but the metal remained near 19-month lows and looked set for its biggest weekly fall since May 2017. Gold has tumbled 14 per cent from its April high as a rally in the greenback made dollar-priced b

Plane slides off Manila runway causing delays

Plane slides off Manila runway causing delays

A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain forcing dozens of flight cancellations yesterday, as engineers struggled to remove the stricken aircraft.    The Xiamen Airlines plane, carrying 157 passengers and eight crew, landed on

Court renews detention of 14 terrorist cell members

Court renews detention of 14 terrorist cell members

Fourteen accused of being part of an Iran linked terror organisation have had their detention renewed by 30 days. The suspects were among the 115 accused of running the terror cell dismantled in an extensive operating carried out by in cooperation by various security agencies of the Kingd

Fun day for diff-abled students aboard HMS Ledbury

Fun day for diff-abled students aboard HMS Ledbury

Eleven differently abled students from Bahrain-based rehabilitation centres were invited by non-profit initiative, Bahrain for All (BHR4All) to spend a fun day onboard HMS Ledbury alongside the UK Naval Support Facility (UKNSF) in Mina Salman Port. The visit gave the opportunity to the st

Bahrain relief pours to flood-hit Kerala

Bahrain relief pours to flood-hit Kerala

Expatriates in the Kingdom are extending their help to the Indian state of Kerala which is reeling under the worst flood devastation in its history.  More than 350 people have been killed as a result of the flood, with 85,000 people displaced and 14 districts placed on high alert.

Revamp work at 25 public schools on track

Revamp work at 25 public schools on track

Twenty-five government schools across Bahrain are undergoing maintenance works to be ready for the new school year 2018-2019.  The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry is carrying out the plan which was agreed with the Ministry of Education under the 2028 school

New campus in five years

New campus in five years

Finally there is a big relief for students of the College of Engineering as the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has begun work on the project to entirely relocate its campus from Isa Town to Sakhir. Sources say the work, which is expected to cost the governmen

Fisherman battles poverty with plastic-bottle boat

Fisherman battles poverty with plastic-bottle boat

With hundreds o f empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income. The Palestinian father-of-four used glue and old nets to bind the bottles into a small fishing boat that he h

Iran under more pressure

Iran under more pressure

A new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic pressure on Iran was announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The Iran Action Group will drive Washington’s “maximum pressure” strategy to change Tehran’s behavio