Bapco, Technip to sign Bahrain refinery deal

ManamaBapco and Technip consortium will sign Bahrain refinery expansion contract by the end of this month, said Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa yesterday. 

Speaking on the sidelines of the 2nd Middle East Refining Technology Conference, the Minister said: “Expansion works, expected to enhance refining capacity to 400 thousand barrels, will begin in about 48 to 50 months.” 

When asked about the progress of the Bahrain-Saudi Oil pipeline works, the minister said: “More than 50% of the replacement and upgrading works of the 70-year old Bahraini-Saudi oil pipeline had been completed.”

The pipeline, ready to run by the end of 2018, will be buried underground far away from residential areas and will be monitored by security agencies. 

The minister also revealed that total oil investments in projects under construction during 2018 tops $6 billion. On oil prices, the minister said he expects oil prices to exceed $70 per barrel during 2018. 

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Delivery boys & heavy drivers to be trained in first- aid

The Bahrain Red Crescent Society intends to set up a special project to train delivery boys and drivers of heavy vehicles in Bahrain on first aid skills to enable them to provide assistance to themselves and victims of accidents in the streets, revealed its secretary-general Dr Fawzi Amin. Under

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5,000 expats deported in just past three years!!

More than 5, 000 expatriates were deported from Bahrain in the past three years for violating the Kingdom’s labour laws, it was recently revealed. According to the latest statistics released by the Supreme Judicial Council, 5, 294 expats were sentenced to deportation after they were convict

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Case against Petrol price hike dismisssed

he High Administrative Appeals Court adjourned the case lodged by several Bahraini lawyers against the decision to increase fuel prices until September 16 for the closing arguments to be delivered by the state lawyer.  Petrol prices in Bahrain were increased in January 2018. Jayyid (91

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How Nipah virus is affecting Bahrain…. Read on...

Traders at the Central Market fear a possible shortage of fruits and vegetables as according to them the Customs Department is refusing to give a clearance for consignments from India following Nipah outbreak.  The outbreak of Nipah virus, which has resulted in the death of ten peopl

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I’m strictly observing fast, says Al Selwady

Manama : Abdul Kareem Al Selwady had announced that he is strictly observing fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan regardless of the upcoming bout. Al Selwady is one among the top fighters in the Middle East with just a win away from matching the current record of 5 wins at Brave


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Ronaldinho to choose one/both fiancees to tie the knot

Yesterday was a special day for Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho fans. While many reports said the Brazilian ace could tie the knot in August with his two ‘fiancees’ Priscilla Coelho and Beatriz Souza at a same function, his personal secretary dismissed them as “rubbish&rdq

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Delivery boys & heavy drivers to be trained in first- aid

The Bahrain Red Crescent Society intends to set up a special project to train delivery boys and drivers of heavy vehicles in Bahrain on first aid skills to enable them to provide assistance to themselves and victims of accidents in the streets, revealed its secretary-general Dr Fawzi Amin. Under

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5,000 expats deported in just past three years!!

More than 5, 000 expatriates were deported from Bahrain in the past three years for violating the Kingdom’s labour laws, it was recently revealed. According to the latest statistics released by the Supreme Judicial Council, 5, 294 expats were sentenced to deportation after they were convict

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‘Mom, I’m scared’, a text message from her son…

A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school yesterday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. The attack at Noblesville West Middle School happened around 9 am, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said at a news conference.

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China to create 3D digital version of terracotta army

The conservation authorities of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum in central China announced yesterday that they would digitize the museum’s collections, including the famous Terracotta Army guarding the emperor’s tomb. Three-dimensional modelling techniques and panorama p

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Case against Petrol price hike dismisssed

he High Administrative Appeals Court adjourned the case lodged by several Bahraini lawyers against the decision to increase fuel prices until September 16 for the closing arguments to be delivered by the state lawyer.  Petrol prices in Bahrain were increased in January 2018. Jayyid (91

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7 killed and 10 wounded by car bomb in Benghazi

At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the centre of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, a hospital medic said. The bomb exploded behind the Tibesti hotel, the city’s biggest, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea,

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No wild bear could put her down

A 28-year-old woman walked away with a fractured skull after managing to fight off a grizzly bear in the US state of Montana. Amber Kornak had just started her dream job researching the fearsome animals when she was mauled by one on a remote mountain range this month. She managed to fend of

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Snake took two lives in one bite

An Indian woman who was bitten by a snake in her sleep and unknowingly breastfed poisoned milk to her daughter has died along with the child, police said yesterday. The 35-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh state did not realise she had been bitten when she woke and breastfed her daughter. The thr