Three new faces in the new Cabinet

Three new faces in the new Cabinet

Three prominent Bahrainis were among those appointed ministers yesterday as His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree (61), forming the Cabinet, under the leadership of Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa replaces Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa as the Minister of Finance and National Economy while Aymen Tawfiq Almoayyed was appointed the new Youth and Sports Affairs Minister succeeding Hisham Al Jowder. Major-General Abdulla Al Nuaimi has been appointed the new Defence Affairs Minister replacing Major General Yousuf Al Jalahma. Before his appointment as Minister of Finance and National Economy, Shaikh Salman served as Chief of Staff to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Bahrain and Director-General of the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM), the government office of His Royal Highness.

He led the OFDPM since its establishment in May 2013, in addition to policy planning and strategic execution for the initiatives of HRH the Crown Prince. Shaikh Salman was also responsible for the planning and delivery of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Government Priorities Framework 2013/2014 and 2015/2018.




Showcasing the history of oil

Showcasing the history of oil

Capital Governor Shaikh Hesham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa yesterday opened an exhibition on the history of oil in Bahrain which was organised by the Capital Governorate in co-operation with the Ministry of Oil and Bahrain Avenues. The event was attended by the Capital Governorate’s

A net-savvy populace

A net-savvy populace

Close to 98 per cent of the population in the Kingdom use the Internet, according to a report published by the United Nations organisation. Almost everyone in the Kingdom has Internet access, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) Business-to-Consumer

Tribute paid to martyrs of duty

Tribute paid to martyrs of duty

A tribute was paid to the brave martyrs who fell in the line of duty since the establishment of Bahrain, yesterday. “The martyrs sacrificed their lives for the sake of the homeland and fell in the line of duty as they were serving the nation,” said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Kh

On an upswing

On an upswing

Moody’s Investors Service yesterday changed the outlook to stable from negative on the Government of Bahrain’s issuer ratings and affirmed the ratings at B2. The key driver of the outlook change to stable is Moody’s assessment that Bahrain’s government and external liquidi


No GoT reunion for Jason Momoa

No GoT reunion for Jason Momoa

Before opening the final chapter, “Game of Thrones” makers will be treating fans with a reunion episode. But actor Jason Momoa says he won’t be a part of the special episode. HBO channel confirmed the news of the spec

Malaysia charges Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia charges Goldman in 1MDB probe

Malaysia filed criminal charges yesterday against Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the alleged theft of billions of dollars, heaping fresh pressure on the Wall Street titan over the 1MDB scandal. Goldman subsidiaries