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Sparta claim challenge cup
Feb 19

Sparta claim challenge cup

Manama : Teams from Bahrain Tennis Academy (BTA) and Sparta Tennis competed in the inaugural edition of the 10&U Team Tennis Challenge Cup, held at Sparta’s base at St. Christopher’s School, Saar.  The meeting between the two academies featured six players, ten-years-and-under, from each...

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BIC hosts EKK Drag and Drift nights
Feb 19

BIC hosts EKK Drag and Drift nights

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) is hosting tomorrow the exciting double-header, sponsored by Ebrahim K Kanoo (EKK) and powered by Motor City, which is open to the public.  Drivers take part in their own car or motorbike, where they can push the limits and be in for a surprise! The drag racing...

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Massive lineup of  MMA athletes set
Feb 19

Massive lineup of MMA athletes set

Manama : Brave Combat Federation will feature eleven newly signed athletes in the fight card in Jordan.  The fight card features 24 athletes from 14 nations in the first edition of the promotion hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  As the announced plan of expanding the global footprint of the...

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Emphatic start for Javier Gomez
Feb 19

Emphatic start for Javier Gomez

Manama : Javier Gomez of Bahrain Endurance 13 team made an emphatic start to his 2018 season, taking the Challenge Wanaka title over the half-iron distance with a new course record. His time of 3:57:27 knocked 20 minutes off the previous record that had stood for six years. The eight-time world champion hailing...

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Now, Saudi women can start own business
Feb 19

Now, Saudi women can start own business

Riyadh : Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government on Thursday, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship...

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KHK boxing plans unveiled
Feb 19

KHK boxing plans unveiled

Manama : Inspired by the vision of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and founder of KHK Boxing and following the organisation’s launch and the inaugural event in December 2017, the team unveiled its plans for the year 2018 and...

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‘Cancer on rise’
Feb 19

‘Cancer on rise’

Manama : Statistics show that cases of cancer are, unfortunately, increasing worldwide. Statistics from the Bahrain and GCC Cancer Registry show that female breast cancer is the most common cancer, along with lung cancer is number one cancer amongst males, Dr Abdul Rahman Fakhroo, Chairman of Bahrain Cancer...

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BCCI CEO: Private sector key  to knowledge-based economy
Feb 19

BCCI CEO: Private sector key to knowledge-based economy

Manama : Private sector will be at the heart of the efforts to transform Bahrain into a knowledge-based economy, said CEO of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) Dr. Khalid Al Ruwaihi. Bahrain’s progression to a knowledge-based economy will rely heavily on the private sector, Al Ruwaihi said. He...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Feb 20

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.21812  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 213.67521  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.23625  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
Feb 20

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 152.75 AED 162.50 AED Qatar 156.00 QAR 166.00 QAR Bahrain 15.60 BHD 16.60 BHD Kuwait 12.70 KWD 13.40 KWD Oman 16.40 OMR 17.15 OMR Saudi...

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Distribution of housing units
Feb 19

Distribution of housing units

Manama : The Ministry of Housing has announced the distribution of residential units in East Al Hidd City and apartments in Hajjiyat and Tubli projects to women in the waiting lists, marking the 17th anniversary of the National Action Charter, and commensurate with the Constitutional warranties of Bahraini...

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How to move up from a good manager
Feb 20

How to move up from a good manager

So you’re a good manager, you always deliver the numbers, your team respects you, but you want to make the next step up in the executive hierarchy. Have you thought about the steps you need to make in order to transition into more senior level roles? We all need a plan, so here are some thoughts on how to get...

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Minister chairs meeting  on sustainable energy
Feb 19

Minister chairs meeting on sustainable energy

Manama : Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza chaired the sixth meeting of the National Committee on energy efficiency and renewable energy plans. Members of the committee, consisting of senior officials in several ministries and government bodies, attended the meeting. The minister...

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Suit filed against BCCI
Feb 19

Suit filed against BCCI

Manama : A lawsuit was filed yesterday to prevent the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) election committee from using the BCCI’s official database for the upcoming elections. A group of businesses and individuals filed the lawsuit regarding the upcoming elections for the BCCI board...

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Get ready for Jawad Mini Marathon
Feb 20

Get ready for Jawad Mini Marathon

Manama : Following the huge success of the 10th Mini Marathon and the tremendous support, Jawad Business Group intends to make its 11th Annual Mini Marathon an even bigger success on Friday. Conducted under the patronage of the Governor of Northern Governorate, Ali Al Shaikh Abdul Hussein Al Asfoor, the 11th Annual...

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Mubarak analyses Brave 10 in Jordan
Feb 20

Mubarak analyses Brave 10 in Jordan

Manama : Husam Mubarak, Veteran martial arts coach and the father of Abdul Kareem Al Selwady, had reviewed the impact of Brave 10: The Kingdom Rises to be hosted in Jordan.  The event has received warm response from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as the initiative brings back mixed martial arts after long...

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Inside Japan's biggest custom-car show
Feb 20

Inside Japan's biggest custom-car show

Japan’s  biggest custom car show took place in Tokyo as hundreds of manufacturers from around the world gathered to show off the best and most bizarre way people can modify their vehicles. More than 300,000 people attended the three-day festival of all things motoring, as hundreds of the biggest car brands...

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Big bank boosts Egypt as dividend cut hurts Abu Dhabi
Feb 20

Big bank boosts Egypt as dividend cut hurts Abu Dhabi

Dubai : Gulf stock markets were sluggish yesterday, with a dividend cut pulling down major Abu Dhabi-listed financial firm Waha Capital, but Egypt’s bourse rose on the back of a gain by its biggest bank. Equities in the Gulf rallied along with oil late last year and Saudi Arabia saw its largest-ever inflow...

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Alba names acting COO
Feb 20

Alba names acting COO

Manama : Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) announced the appointment of Dr Abdulla Habib Ahmed as the Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) with immediate effect, following the meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors on February 08, 2018. Dr. Abdulla joined Alba in 1995 as a Trainee Engineer. During the...

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Al Bilad, Dose Café in deal
Feb 20

Al Bilad, Dose Café in deal

Manama : Al Bilad Real Estate Investment Company, the master developer of the Water Garden City project, yesterday announced that Dose Cafe has committed to an uptake of space in the ‘Promenade Dining Strip’, overlooking the Marina, which is the phase I of the development.  Commenting on the...

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Huawei gets top honour at Bitex
Feb 20

Huawei gets top honour at Bitex

Manama : ‘Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal Ahmed, has honoured Huawei with the ‘Exclusive Digital Transformation Partner’ of BITEX 2018 award. As the exclusive ‘Digital Transformation Partner’ of Bahrain’s top ICT event – Huawei took center stage...

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Trafco announces BD1.67m net profit, dividend of 16pc
Feb 20

Trafco announces BD1.67m net profit, dividend of 16pc

Manama : Trafco Group yesterday announced financial results for the year ending 31 December 2017 reporting a net profit of BD1.67 million against last year’s BD1.74m with a slight 4 per cent drop. Chairman of the Board Ebrahim Zainal said the board has also resolved to recommend a cash dividend for the year of...

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Body of Captain Black Sam Bellamy ‘found’ at Cape Cod
Feb 20

Body of Captain Black Sam Bellamy ‘found’ at Cape Cod

Boston : Human bones recovered from a shipwreck may belong to the infamous pirate Samuel ‘Black Sam’ Bellamy. Black Sam is regarded as the most successful pirate of all time, capturing more than 53 ships and plundering a loot of $130 million (adjusted for inflation) during his short career. The ship...

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Search continues  for Iran plane
Feb 20

Search continues for Iran plane

Tehran : Iranian rescue teams battled severe weather yesterday as they searched for a passenger plane that disappeared high in the Zagros mountains the previous day with 66 people on board. Several helicopters that had deployed at dawn to hunt for Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 were forced to return to base,...

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Real Madrid fightback
Feb 20

Real Madrid fightback

Madrid : Real Madrid staged a storming second-half comeback to beat Real Betis 5-3 in an eight-goal La Liga thriller. Marco Asensio (two), Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were on target as the Spanish champions recovered from a 2-1 interval deficit to avenge Betis’ Bernabeu victory in...

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Bahrain, US bolster ties
Feb 19

Bahrain, US bolster ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday received the Chairman of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr and a delegation of senators, at the Bahrain Defence Force General...

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Shaikh Nasser patronises RCO annual ceremony
Feb 20

Shaikh Nasser patronises RCO annual ceremony

Manama : The Royal Charity Organisation yesterday held its annual ceremony to celebrate a year of dedicated efforts and landmark achievements.HM the King’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, RCO Board of Trustees’ Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa patronised the...

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A literary tribute to poetic legend
Feb 20

A literary tribute to poetic legend

Manama : A Literary Tribute to the Tamil Poetic legend Kavikko Abdul Rahman is being organised together by various Tamil social organisations in Bahrain on coming Friday at the Indian club starting at 6.00 p.m. The great literary celebrity was attributed with the title “Kavikko”...

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Spying for Qatar: Court adjourns case to March 1
Feb 20

Spying for Qatar: Court adjourns case to March 1

Manama : The High Criminal Court yesterday adjourned the hearing of a Qatar spying case against Ali Salman Ali Ahmed, Hassan Ali Jumaa Sultan and Ali Mehdi Ali Al Aswad to March 1. The Court decided to adjourn the case to present the recorded telephone conversation in which the suspect was a party, and implement...

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HM King’s NAC speech call for cementing unity, says PM
Feb 20

HM King’s NAC speech call for cementing unity, says PM

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa lauded His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s keynote speech marking the 17th Anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC). HRH Premier praised the patriotic values and sound directives embedded in HM the King’s speech, as...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Feb 20

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a dusty and hazy weather becoming fine during the day and partly cloudy by evening.Wind: Mainly northerly 7 to 12 knots reaching 12 to 17 knots at times during the day.Temperature: Maximum 24 degrees Celsius and minimum 14 degrees Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 80% and...

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BBK posts 4 pc increase in net profit to BD58.7m
Feb 20

BBK posts 4 pc increase in net profit to BD58.7m

Manama : BBK yesterday announced a net profit of BD58.7 million attributable to owners for the financial year ended 31st December 2017, which is 4.0 per cent higher than BD56.4m recorded in 2016.  Earnings per share for the period was 48 fils, marginally lower than 2016 earnings of 49 fils per share,...

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Become a Volunteer
Feb 20

Become a Volunteer

Manama : The Capital Governorate announced the launch of the first edition of the “Capital Governorate Volunteering Passport” in association with the United Nations Bahrain, and six UN agencies, yesterday.  The project aims to empower the community to improve their own and others’ lives by...

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Missing boy, 5-yr-old, found safe after hour-long search
Feb 20

Missing boy, 5-yr-old, found safe after hour-long search

A frantic search for a missing 5-year-old boy ended successfully yesterday when he was found safely on a street near to the family’s residence in Hidd.  About an hour after the search started, a resident in the locality spotted the little boy roaming the crowded street and took him to a nearby police...

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Privacy law gets more teeth
Feb 20

Privacy law gets more teeth

Manama : Right to privacy just got stronger in the Kingdom with the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday issuing new directives to give the law enforcement authorities more powers.  Severe penalty will be inflicted on anyone “who publicly posts news,...

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Wage protection system on way for private sector employees
Feb 20

Wage protection system on way for private sector employees

Manama : The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday initiated a step to implement a system that seeks to ensure wage protection and end exploitation of staff in the private sector.  Under the proposed system, payment of salary to employees in the private sector...

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On a unique mission
Feb 18

On a unique mission

Manama : Eighteen topper students of Sastra Pratibha Contest (SPC) 2017, from Bahrain CBSE curriculum schools got a lifetime opportunity when they went to “SASTRAYAAN 2018 – Science Educational trip.  The trip organised by Science India Forum (SIF) Bahrain and supported by Indian...

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Al Kitbi of  Al Raood stud wins
Feb 18

Al Kitbi of Al Raood stud wins

Manama : Salem Hamad Al Kitbi of Al Raood Stud was crowned by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Honourary President of Bahrain Royal...

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“Startup Bahrain  Week” on way
Feb 18

“Startup Bahrain Week” on way

Manama : Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), the Kingdom will host “Startup Bahrain Week” from 3rd to 8th of March 2018, in cooperation with Tamkeen (Labour Fund) as a...

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Bahrain to host GEO 2018
Feb 18

Bahrain to host GEO 2018

Manama : Bahrain will host the 13th Middle East conference and exhibition of the geological sciences (GEO 2018) at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center from March 5 to 8, 2018, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.  This event, organised by UBM...

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Seeking Perfection
Feb 18

Seeking Perfection

Since the beginning of time human beings have tried to make everything in life so perfect. Did we achieve that? The answer will always be no. Then why do we bother? And why do we keep on trying? To answer these questions, first we need to ask whether the quest for perfection is good or bad? Psychologists will...

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ICRF lends a helping hand
Feb 18

ICRF lends a helping hand

Manama : The Indian Community Relief Fund (ICRF) organised its 123rd Free Medical Camp yesterday at the Shutdown Maintenance Services Company accommodation, Tubli.   Seven senior medical consultants from various hospitals in Bahrain conducted medical check-ups for around 200 workers of the company....

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Bahrain has made ‘big strides’ in endurance
Feb 18

Bahrain has made ‘big strides’ in endurance

Manama : Dubai Ruler, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum hailed the ‘big strides’ of Bahrain in the endurance sport while describing UAE’s participation in HM the King’s Endurance Cup as “a fruitful outcome...

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Business conference
Feb 18

Business conference

Manama : AlGhad Coalition, running in the elections to the Board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (BCCI) in partnership with Capital Knowledge training facility, is organizing a conference  entitled “Tools Every Business Owner Should Have” on Monday.   Ten experts in their...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Feb 18

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a fine weather, becoming partly cloudy with a small probability of scattered rain by afternoon.Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming mainly northerly by evening and reaching 15 to 20 knots at times.Temperature: Maximum 28 degrees Celsius and minimum 16 degrees...

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Man falls to death
Feb 18

Man falls to death

Manama : A 55-years-old worker died after he sustained serious injuries following a fall from an under-construction building in Hidd yesterday. The accident took place in the morning, said a resident. He died soon after the fall. The Ministry of Interior confirmed the incident stating, “An Asian...

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‘Make performance key to BCCI polls after each term’
Feb 18

‘Make performance key to BCCI polls after each term’

Manama : Board members of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) need to be held accountable on their election promises by publishing the success of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) after each term, according to a businessman.  BCCI board members in recent years have made huge promises but have...

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North Town road  work completed
Feb 18

North Town road work completed

Manama : Work on the road leading to North Town, which consists of eight lanes, has been completed, Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf has said. According to the Minister, the Western entrance to North Town is designed to accommodate the population in the...

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Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria
Feb 18

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) : Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said yesterday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. Friday’s deadly attacks came in the week that hundreds of Boko Haram suspects went on trial at civilian courts at a...

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Southern Governorate to launch charitable event
Feb 18

Southern Governorate to launch charitable event

Manama : Southern Governor, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, has affirmed that the Southern Governorate will carry on its constructive strategy aiming to ensure the interests of the local citizens through a series of initiatives and events with humanitarian and charitable dimensions.In this context, HH Shaikh...

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