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 ITIL: A framework for IT excellency
Feb 22

ITIL: A framework for IT excellency

Many wonder about the best way to run an organisation, deliver a service or build a product, this is an endless question that has puzzled many entrepreneurs, founders and executives as they pursued a market-lasting product or service while substantial amounts of money were given to consultants and professionals to aid...

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Respect to the Kingdom’s Flag
Feb 22

Respect to the Kingdom’s Flag

As it is known, every Country has its own flag that represents its entity. The flag’s design and colours reflect the Country’s history and vision and its essence. For the dear readers’ information, the Republic of Tunisia has the oldest flag (1831), while the Republic of Iraq has the relatively...

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MSCEB appoints new Managing Director
Feb 22

MSCEB appoints new Managing Director

Manama : MSCEB has appointed Eng. Thamer Mohamed Salahuddin as the new Managing Director, effective from March 1, announced. MSCEB’s President Mohamed Salahuddin. Eng. Thamer Salahuddin has graduated from the University of Bahrain in 2003, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Architectural...

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New Millennium School register victory
Feb 22

New Millennium School register victory

Manama : New Millennium School defeated Ibn Al Hytham School in the Cricket Bahrain Association (CBA) Junior Cricket League Inter Schools Under-12 Boys Tournament at the Junior Cricket Ground near Khalifa Sports City. Batting first, Ibn Al Hytham Islamic School were dismissed for 99 with the main scorer being...

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Russian delegation to present special gift to Crown Prince
Feb 22

Russian delegation to present special gift to Crown Prince

Manama : The Russian delegation, currently visiting the Kingdom, will present a special gift today to the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. A golden ring with the face of President Vladimir Putin sculpture will be presented to the Crown...

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Jet Funny Car set for Bahrain debut
Feb 22

Jet Funny Car set for Bahrain debut

Manama : The penultimate round of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Drag Racing Championship-Arabian Pro Series starting tonight, with a special never-before-seen Jet Funny Car Show making debut. This week’s events start tonight and tomorrow with two evenings of Test and Tune from 5pm to 11pm. Qualifying is on...

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Insurance experts address challenges
Feb 22

Insurance experts address challenges

Manama : Various challenges and opportunities for the region’s insurance markets including the impact of healthcare reform in the region, the changing face of insurance vis-à-vis new technologies and the prospects for growth in the Takaful segment, were discussed at the 13th Annual Middle East...

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Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon
Feb 22

Al Pacino and Oprah Winfrey in Saudi Arabia soon

Riyadh : Oscar winning actor Al Pacino and America’s top female talk show host Oprah Winfrey will visit Saudi Arabia as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017. Pacino is set to be in the kingdom on May 11 and 12, where he will be talking to a television show about his journeys and...

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AUB records $ 570.6 m net profit
Feb 22

AUB records $ 570.6 m net profit

Manama : Ahli United Bank B.S.C. (AUB) reported a net profit attributable to its equity shareholders of US$ 570.6 million for the year 2016, representing a growth of 6.2 pc compared to a net profit of US$ 537.2 m in 2015. The net profit in Q4/2016 was $ 128.5 m as compared to $ 118.0 m in Q4/2015.  Net...

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Car caught on fire in Hoora
Feb 22

Car caught on fire in Hoora

Manama : A car caught on fire in the middle of the Capital this morning, causing no injuries. The driver escaped unharmed when he noticed smoke emitting from beneath the hood of his car near the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) building in Hoora. “Civil Defence extinguished a fire in a car in...

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Gulf Air wins  2016 Magellan Awards
Feb 22

Gulf Air wins 2016 Magellan Awards

Manama : Gulf Air, along with travel partner Anixe, a state-of-the-art internet booking engine supplier, have been recognised by the Travel Weekly 2016 Magellan Awards, winning the 2016 Silver Award for Online Travel Services – in the category of Overall - Booking Interface.  The award...

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Russia and Bahrain to cooperate in banking and finance
Feb 22

Russia and Bahrain to cooperate in banking and finance

Manama: Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani and Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov have expressed their willingness to enhance cooperation in the field of banking and finance . This was revealed yesterday after the first meeting of Russian–Bahraini...

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 Broadening Bahraini-Russian cooperation highlighted
Feb 22

Broadening Bahraini-Russian cooperation highlighted

Manama : Russia's Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov has welcomed the outcomes of the meeting with Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al-Zayani, and meetings with HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First...

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Spring of Culture: Groove Onkels to perform tomorrow
Feb 22

Spring of Culture: Groove Onkels to perform tomorrow

Manama : Bahrain’s 12th Spring of Culture will kick off tomorrow, with an energetic musical performance by the German group Groove Onkels. The band will be performing throughout the weekend, the first of four street performance acts this season. Groove Onkels’ debut performance in the Kingdom will...

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New Nepalese Ambassador for Bahrain
Feb 22

New Nepalese Ambassador for Bahrain

Manama : Padam Sundas has been nominated by the Nepal’s cabinet as the ambassador to Bahrain. Sundas, an Engineer and Social Activist, was nominated for the Kingdom earlier, but was withdrawn later due to cabinet change in Nepal.  The embassy  of Nepal in Bahrain was established in 2013 and...

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Court upholds sentence of Bahraini woman in online scam
Feb 22

Court upholds sentence of Bahraini woman in online scam

Manama :The High Criminal Appeals Court upheld the sentence issued against a deaf Bahraini woman who published indecent images online.  The 21-year-old is said to have conned many people by adding the pictures with her bank account number, requesting ‘those seeking sex’ to put money in her account...

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 HM King Hamad receives Russian artist
Feb 22

HM King Hamad receives Russian artist

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received Russian artist Nikas Safronov on the occasion of his visit to Bahrain to hold his art gallery. The Russian painter presented HM the King with a painting and a medal from the Russian Arts Foundation. HM the King thanked the Russian artist, lauding his...

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Hearing begins in stripping case
Feb 22

Hearing begins in stripping case

Manama : The High Criminal Court has begun hearing in the case of a 42-year-old man accused of stripping a Bangladeshi man of his clothes before robbing him and leaving him naked. The defendant is said to have lured the man into his home under the pretext of having some work for him. “He robbed my...

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1.4 million children face  famine in four countries
Feb 22

1.4 million children face famine in four countries

United Nations : Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency said Monday. In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years,...

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Hamad wins boys title
Feb 22

Hamad wins boys title

Manama : Second seed Hamad Abdul A’al defeated top seed Yousef Ashraf 6-4, 6-0 to clinch the Boys under 18 years title yesterday of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 at the Bahrain Tennis Club (BTC) premises in Juffair. The opening set began with both players...

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North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing
Feb 22

North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing

Kuala Lumpur : Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un's half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia's top policeman said Wednesday.  Investigators have put five North Koreans in the frame for last week's brazen killing of Kim Jong-Nam at Kuala Lumpur International Airport...

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Bahrain Ironman moves up in ratings
Feb 22

Bahrain Ironman moves up in ratings

Manama : Bahrain has been granted of 89.1 percent points by the Ironman Company for organising the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship. The current rating is 2.92 pc above the global average.  Supreme Council for Youth & Sport Chairman, Bahrain Olympic Committee President & Royal Charity...

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Nepal to hold first local  elections in 20 years
Feb 22

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

Kathmandu : Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy. The impoverished Himalayan nation emerged from a brutal decade-long civil war in 2006, which brought the end...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Feb 22

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a cool weather becoming cloudy to partly cloudy at night with a chance of scattered rain.Wind: Mainly northerly 05 to 10 knots reaching 10 to 15 knots at times during the day.Temperature: Maximum 20 degrees Celsius and minimum 12 degrees Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 90 %...

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Italy taxis drivers strike over ‘Uber’ benefits
Feb 22

Italy taxis drivers strike over ‘Uber’ benefits

Rome : Taxi drivers in Italy striking over delays to legislation regulating Uber and car-hire services stopped their protests late Tuesday after reaching a deal with the government. The six-day strike had left commuters stranded across the country,...

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Quebec mosque shooter makes court appearance
Feb 22

Quebec mosque shooter makes court appearance

Quebec City : The man accused in a Quebec City mosque shooting that left six people dead made a brief second court appearance on Tuesday under heavy security. The hearing to officially hand over evidence in the case to the defense and to set a date for a bail hearing lasted...

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UNESCO King Hamad ICT Prize presented
Feb 22

UNESCO King Hamad ICT Prize presented

Manama : Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa awarded the UNESCO King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Prize for the use of information and communication technologies in education to Kiron Open Higher Education in Germany at a ceremony organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific...

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Bahrain Food Festival from February 25 to March 6
Feb 22

Bahrain Food Festival from February 25 to March 6

Manama : Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) yesterday announced that it will hold the second edition of ‘Bahrain Food Festival’ from February 25 to March 6.  The 10-day event, organized by the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority aims to attract food enthusiasts from the...

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Iran clerics’ call for armed resistance condemned
Feb 22

Iran clerics’ call for armed resistance condemned

Manama : Calls for initiating “armed resistance” against the Bahraini government made by some Iran-based clerics were condemned by a scholar here. MP Dr. Majeed Al Asfoor yesterday blamed the Iranian government for such malicious calls being made from Iran. Addressing the weekly session of the House...

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Today in Bahrain
Feb 22

Today in Bahrain

WALKING TOUR OF MUHURRAQ - PEARL TRAIL  Time : 9 am – 11am  Venue : Muharraq- Muharraq  Explore Bahrain’s Pearling Trail in Muharraq (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and follow in the footsteps of Bahrain’s pearl divers during much of Bahrain’s history until the early 1930s. For...

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Military courts to get more powers
Feb 22

Military courts to get more powers

Manama : Bahrain parliamentarians yesterday approved an urgent proposal to amend the constitution, allowing military courts to prosecute civilians involved in certain cases. 31 legislators out of the 36 attending the session voted for the amendment, which was initially referred to the Cabinet by a Royal Decree...

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Bahrain to boost ties with Russia
Feb 22

Bahrain to boost ties with Russia

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday met Dennis Manturov, the Russian Federation’s Minister of Industry and Trade, at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday. During the meeting, His Royal Highness stressed...

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Bahrain, Russia inter-govt  commission meeting held
Feb 22

Bahrain, Russia inter-govt commission meeting held

Manama : The first session of the Russian-Bahrain intergovernmental commission in trade, economic, scientific and technological cooperation held its first meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel yesterday. Russian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Vagif Garaev and Russian economic delegation and a number of...

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Cop killer, several others arrested
Feb 22

Cop killer, several others arrested

Manama : Security authorities yesterday confirmed the arrest of the killer of the police officer Hisham Al Hammadi who was shot dead in Bilad Al Qadeem on January 29.  “Ahmed Isa Ahmed Isa Al Mulali, 23, has confessed to murdering officer Al Hammadi, saying he was assigned to do so by Hussain Dawood...

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Prisoner gets one year for assaulting cop
Feb 21

Prisoner gets one year for assaulting cop

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced a jail inmate to one year’s imprisonment for beating a police officer in Jau Prison. The incident happened while the defendant was serving a jail sentence for a criminal conviction. The victim said that he was assaulted while trying to handcuff the accused...

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Middle East Insurance Forum-2017 kicks off
Feb 21

Middle East Insurance Forum-2017 kicks off

Manama  : The 13th annual Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF-2017), organised in partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), began at Gulf Hotel here yesterday, marking the start of a high-level industry gathering.  More than 400 global and regional insurance leaders and experts are attending...

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Anshuman wins  Under 14 title
Feb 21

Anshuman wins Under 14 title

Manama : Indian Anshuman Sonawane defeated Italian Alessandro Bellato in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to clinch the Boys 14 years and under singles category yesterday in coolish conditions on tenth and penultimate day of the 22nd Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Juniors Open Tennis Championship 2017 at the Bahrain Tennis...

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Bowling: GPIC in second place
Feb 21

Bowling: GPIC in second place

Manama : GPIC (34 points, 16,550 pins stayed in second place following their 6-2 victory against Banagas (22, 16,502) in the seventh week of matches of the Bahrain Industrial Bowling League at the Fun Land Bowling Centre in Manama. Top scoring for GPIC was Jassim Ebrahim (234) high game and (642) high...

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Three Asian workers die of smoke inhalation in Bahrain
Feb 21

Three Asian workers die of smoke inhalation in Bahrain

Manama: Three expatriate workers were found dead in their room at Jidhafs early in the morning yesterday.  The workers are identified as Tahir Farooq (37), Binoo Kumar Prasad (35) and Haji Muhammad (28).  They were sleeping near a power generator to keep themselves away from the cold and was...

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Flooding hits Indonesian capital, one dead
Feb 21

Flooding hits Indonesian capital, one dead

Jakarta : Widespread flooding hit the Indonesian capital Tuesday after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and at least one person killed. Water up to 1.5 metres (five feet) deep swamped parts of the Indonesian capital and nearby commuter towns after a thunderstorm...

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Bangladesh recall Mustafizur for Lanka Tests
Feb 21

Bangladesh recall Mustafizur for Lanka Tests

Dhaka : Bangladesh on Tuesday recalled their left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman in a 16-man squad for the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka after his prolonged injury lay-off. The 21-year-old has not played a Test since his debut series against South Africa in 2015 after suffering a series of injuries. He...

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UAE grapples drones after airport closures
Feb 21

UAE grapples drones after airport closures

Dubai : Dubai authorities are grappling with new ways of keeping the emirate's skies safe after drones halted air traffic at one of the world's busiest airports three times last year. The delays were necessary to protect passengers, officials said, but they hit thousands of travellers and cost airlines millions of...

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Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre
Feb 21

Five die as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Melbourne : A light aircraft smashed into shops and exploded into a "massive fireball" killing all five on board, including four American passengers reportedly golfers on the trip of a lifetime, officials in Australia said Tuesday. The twin-engined Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into a...

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Philippines' Duterte a serial killer
Feb 21

Philippines' Duterte a serial killer

Manila : Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a "serial killer" who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said Tuesday, as she faced arrest on drug charges she insisted were meant to silence her. Senator Leila de Lima invoked a famous "People Power" revolution that toppled dictator Ferdinand...

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New look Nasser 10 on way
Feb 21

New look Nasser 10 on way

Manama : The Nasser 10 Ramadan Tournament will be different in all aspects this year, by holding many events and tournaments accompanying football. This was announced by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme...

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Alpha Fire thrash Sprite
Feb 21

Alpha Fire thrash Sprite

Manama : Alpha Fire Bahrain overwhelmed Sprite CC by 132 runs in the latest matches of the BCL 25 Overs Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Alpha Fire scored 190 for eight in 25 overs with the main scorers behind Ruvinda Kelly (53) and Ruvina (34) with Aswaq (three for 39) the best...

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Merida merchandise on sale
Feb 21

Merida merchandise on sale

Manama : Fans of the Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team can now buy the official apparel and merchandise of the team online, thanks to the collaboration with All4cycling.com, which is a benchmark for cycling lovers due to the large variety of items available. To access the page reserved to the team, visit the...

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Seven killed as three suicide bombers attack Pakistan court
Feb 21

Seven killed as three suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

Peshawar : At least seven people were killed when multiple Taliban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan Tuesday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda...

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Philippines airline offers extra 25kg baggage allowance
Feb 21

Philippines airline offers extra 25kg baggage allowance

Dubai: Passengers in the Middle East flying via Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ largest carrier, will get additional baggage allowance free of charge from February 13 to March 15, the carrier said on Monday. All passengers originating from Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Riyadh travelling to Manila with pre-purchased...

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Students escape school bus fire
Feb 21

Students escape school bus fire

Manama : More than 35 students were rescued from a burning bus as the vehicle carrying the Indian School Bahrain (ISB) students caught fire in the Educational Area in Isa Town yesterday.  The incident happened outside the school gate at around 6.40am when the buses were dropping children in the school. The...

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