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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Apr 28

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.43466  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.53707  Swiss Francs CHF 2.57818  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
Apr 28

GCC Gold Rates

Country 22Kt 24Kt UAE 144.00 AED 153.50 AED Qatar 145.00 QAR 155.00 QAR Bahrain 14.90 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.25 KWD 12.80 KWD Oman 15.50 OMR 16.15 OMR Saudi Arabia 147.00 SAR 160.00...

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Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system
Apr 28

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Seoul : Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North. The first parts of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system have already been delivered...

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Bahrain-US  ties reviewed
Apr 28

Bahrain-US ties reviewed

Manama : Advisor of HM the King for Economic Affairs, Dr. Hassan Abdullah Fakhro, received US Ambassador to Bahrain, William V. Roebuck yesterday. Welcoming the US ambassador, the King’s economic affairs advisor praised the amicable relationship between both countries and peoples.  The ambassador...

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Two alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack
Apr 28

Two alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack

Madrid : Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack but deny involvement, a court spokesman said Thursday. Mohamed Lamsalak and Youssef Ben Hammou were arrested earlier in the week as...

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Bahrain Indian School investiture ceremony
Apr 28

Bahrain Indian School investiture ceremony

Manama : The Investiture Ceremony of Bahrain Indian School for the academic session 2017-2018 was held to handover duties from the outgoing office bearers to the newly designated ones.  Ritu Verma, Director of BIS was the chief guest of the function which was presided by Dr. Heena Rachh (The Principal) and Dr....

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Mourinho sets sights on Liverpool and Arsenal
Apr 28

Mourinho sets sights on Liverpool and Arsenal

Manchester : Jose Mourinho identified Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester United's chief rivals for Champions League qualification following his side's 0-0 draw at fellow top-four contenders Manchester City. Thursday's stalemate at the Etihad Stadium left United just a point below local foes City,...

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Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan taking TED to India TV
Apr 28

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan taking TED to India TV

Vancouver : Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan charmed a TED Conference crowd Thursday, sharing his life and playfully portraying himself as an aging movie star grappling with the changes around him. Khan's talk on the TED stage came just months before a version of the big-idea-sharing event makes a...

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British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit
Apr 28

British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

Vancouver : British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.' Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the...

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New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market
Apr 28

New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market

New York : The explosive dawn of the Donald Trump presidency is energizing comedians and satirists as TV ratings boom, shows proliferate and top talents vie to portray the commander-in-chief as a buffoon. Into the crowded market dives a new offering -- "The President Show," starring Trump...

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In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground
Apr 28

In Indian Kashmir, social media becomes a battleground

Srinagar : An unprecedented ban on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter in Indian Kashmir has highlighted social media's role in energising an insurgency that has roiled the disputed Himalayan region for decades. Authorities in the Kashmir valley this week ordered internet service providers to block 15 social media...

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There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott
Apr 28

There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott

Paris : "Alien" creator Ridley Scott says he's  convinced that there are aliens out there -- and one day they could come for us. The veteran director said on Thursday he believed in higher beings as he prepared to release the sixth episode of the sci-fi horror series, "Alien: Covenant", next...

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Japanese fans banned over 'Nazi' flag
Apr 28

Japanese fans banned over 'Nazi' flag

Tokyo : Japan's Gamba Osaka have banned dozens of fans indefinitely after a flag similar to the Nazi SS insignia was waved during a J-League football match. The flag, which bore a double 'S' in the style of the Nazi paramilitary force, was seen during Gamba's 2-2 draw against city rivals Cerezo Osaka on April...

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Sports broadcasting giant ESPN forced to reinvent itself
Apr 28

Sports broadcasting giant ESPN forced to reinvent itself

New York : ESPN, the giant of American sports television channels, has been losing subscribers by the millions while being clobbered by increasingly expensive broadcast rights. The company must reinvent itself quickly in order to survive. But how? Since its founding in 1979, in the town of Bristol, Connecticut, the...

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Trump to address NRA on eve of 100 days in office
Apr 28

Trump to address NRA on eve of 100 days in office

Washington : Ninety-nine days after taking office, President Donald Trump on Friday is set to address the National Rifle Association, the hugely powerful US gun lobby that will surely give him a triumphant welcome. The event will be heavy with symbolism. Republican candidates jostling to the doors of the...

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Bangladesh Islamists blow themselves up, ending standoff
Apr 28

Bangladesh Islamists blow themselves up, ending standoff

Dhaka : Four suspected Islamist fighters blew themselves up at a hideout in Bangladesh, ending a 24-hour standoff, police said Friday. Police raided the house in the northern town of Shibganj late Wednesday on a tip-off that extremists were hiding out there, triggering a tense standoff that ended with explosions and...

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Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery
Apr 28

Bangladeshi girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after Australia surgery

Sydney : A toddler born with three legs -- because body parts of a twin had grown inside her -- was returning home to Bangladesh Friday after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said. Three-year-old Choity Khatun was given little prospect of survival until she was brought to...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Apr 28

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a partly cloudy but hot weather during the day.Wind: Variable, from five to 10 knots, but northeasterly from 10 to 15 knots at times during afternoonTemperatures: Maximum 36 degrees Celsius and minimum 23 degrees Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 85 % and minimum relative...

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China pips UAE, US as top exporter to Bahrain
Apr 28

China pips UAE, US as top exporter to Bahrain

Manama : China with exports to the Kingdom valued at around BD135 million pipped the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America as the top trading partner of Bahrain in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) report...

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INJAZ ‘Company of the Year’ contest winners announced
Apr 28

INJAZ ‘Company of the Year’ contest winners announced

Manama : The winners of the 2017 INJAZ ‘University Company of the Year’ and ‘School Company of the Year’ contest was revealed at an award ceremony held at Crown Plaza yesterday. “Machla” team from Ibn Khuldoon National School won “High School Company of the Year”,...

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Building evacuated in Hoora
Apr 28

Building evacuated in Hoora

Manama : The Capital Municipal Council yesterday evacuated a building on road 1831 and compound 318 in Hoora yesterday. The evacuation followed the Municipal Council chairman’s visit to the area along with the other council members after the Council received several complaints about the...

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Oil prices rebalancing  after accord: OPEC
Apr 28

Oil prices rebalancing after accord: OPEC

Istanbul : Global energy markets are moving in the right direction after oil prices fell to historic lows due to oversupply, Qatar’s energy minister said yesterday, praising OPEC members for their adherence to a “successful” November deal to cut production.  Minister of Energy and Industry...

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BIC to host weekend of Open Track and Ultimate experiences
Apr 28

BIC to host weekend of Open Track and Ultimate experiences

Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) will be holding back-to-back evenings of exciting track action today and tomorrow in Sakhir. Today the hugely popular Open Track Night will be welcoming motoring enthusiasts to drive their very own road cars or bikes down BIC’s world-renowned 5.412-kilometre...

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Crown Prince highlights multiculturalism
Apr 28

Crown Prince highlights multiculturalism

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, received Rt Rev Thomas Kanjirappallil Oommen, the Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India, at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday.  During the meeting, the...

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Bahrain take on Kuwait today
Apr 28

Bahrain take on Kuwait today

Manama : Action resumes today in the fifth round of round-robin matches today in the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2017 World Cricket League (WCL) Asia Region Division One in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Bahrain with two wins (against Thailand and Qatar) from its three matches take on Kuwait today who have won one...

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Bahrain open MMA, boxing begin today
Apr 28

Bahrain open MMA, boxing begin today

Manama : Bahrain Open Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Championship will begin today at the Khalifa Sport City Hall.  BMMAF is organising the event, under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of Bahrain...

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Seven Cups races today
Apr 28

Seven Cups races today

Manama : Seven Cups races are scheduled today with BD20,500 in prize money up for grabs starting from 3pm and concluding at 5.30pm in the 25th and final race meeting of the season at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir. The richest race is the sixth at 5.05pm for The Owners Cup for locally bred...

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Bowling and golf victories hailed
Apr 28

Bowling and golf victories hailed

Manama : Bahrain’s national bowling and golf teams were hailed after outstanding results at their respective regional competitions recently. The bowlers took two medals at the First Arab Junior Championships in Cairo, Egypt with Osama Abdulrahman taking the singles event gold medal, while compatriot Omar...

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BIM to enhance competitiveness
Apr 28

BIM to enhance competitiveness

Manama : Family businesses remain a significant contributor to Arab economies non-oil GDP, with the segment contributing to around 95 per cent of all private sector business in Bahrain, it was revealed yesterday.   Bahrain Bourse (BHB), quoting a recent report, said this during a presentation held on its...

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BCCI holds B2B meeting with Chinese delegation
Apr 28

BCCI holds B2B meeting with Chinese delegation

Manama : The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) in cooperation with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) held yesterday B2B meetings at Golden Tulip Hotel.  Bahraini and Chinese business owners from sectors including construction, building materials,  ICT, energy...

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Xpress Money launches Mother’s Day campaign
Apr 28

Xpress Money launches Mother’s Day campaign

Manama : Xpress Money announced it has launched a ’Mother’s Day for Kids without Mothers‘ campaign to transform the lives of abandoned children in the Philippines on the occasion of Mother’s Day.  The campaign has been launched by Xpress Money as part of it’s CSR platform,...

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JIB okays 15pc  cash dividends
Apr 28

JIB okays 15pc cash dividends

Manama : The General Assembly of Jordan Islamic Bank (JIB), a subsidiary of Al Baraka Banking Group yesterday agreed to distribute cash dividends to shareholders at 15 per cent of the paid capital and to increase the bank’s capital by US$42.3 million/ share in the amount of 20pc as free...

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Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook
Apr 28

Online videos of killings pose tricky problem for Facebook

San Francisco : Posting a smartphone video online has never been so easy -- even if the video shows a murder. After two recent cases that shocked the world, this has become a tricky but urgent problem for Facebook to tackle. On Monday, a 20-year-old Thai man broadcast live video on the world's most popular social...

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Google parent Alphabet revs up revenue, profit
Apr 28

Google parent Alphabet revs up revenue, profit

San Francisco : Google parent Alphabet on Thursday reported strong gains in quarterly results, beating most market forecast despite rising costs for its "moonshot" efforts. Alphabet reported a 29 percent jump in quarterly profit to $5.4 billion, while revenue jumped 22 percent compared with a year ago to $24.75...

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Xavi hungry for elusive first Qatar trophy
Apr 28

Xavi hungry for elusive first Qatar trophy

Doha : In 17 golden years at Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez won some 25 trophies playing for the Catalan giants, including eight La Liga and four Champions League titles. But as the midfielder approaches the end of his second season with Al Sadd he has yet to win a single trophy in Qatar. That however...

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Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones
Apr 28

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

Washington : International scientists have uncovered prehistoric human DNA from caves without bones, an advance that could shed new light on human history and evolution. The study published in the journal Science is based on 85 samples from sediments dating to the Pleistocene, a period that extended from 550,000...

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Deforestation from a tree's perspective at the TED conference
Apr 28

Deforestation from a tree's perspective at the TED conference

Vancouver : A pair of filmmakers at the prestigious TED Conference used virtual reality to allow people to experience the ravages of  deforestation -- from the perspective of a tree. A presentation Thursday simply titled "Tree" combined sound, sight, smell and touch to let people feel first-hand...

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Ex-Olympus bosses ordered to pay $529 mn over fraud
Apr 28

Ex-Olympus bosses ordered to pay $529 mn over fraud

Tokyo : A group of sacked Olympus executives have been ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages for a massive accounting fraud that badly damaged Japan's corporate governance image. The Tokyo District Court ruled on Thursday that ex-company president Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and five others must pay the...

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Kia Motors announces $1 billion investment in India
Apr 27

Kia Motors announces $1 billion investment in India

New Delhi : South Korean car maker Kia Motors said Thursday it will build a new 1.1 billion plant in India, marking its entry into one of the world's fastest growing markets as sales in neighbouring China have sagged. Kia Motors said in a statement it would manufacture up to 300,000 cars a year at the new factory in...

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Pakistan postpones Bangladesh tour
Apr 27

Pakistan postpones Bangladesh tour

Karachi : Pakistan's cricket chief said Thursday that a scheduled visit to Bangladesh this summer has been postponed for at least a year after the Bangladeshis refused to reciprocate the tour because of security fears. Pakistan was due to play two Tests, three one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match in Bangladesh...

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Lufthansa says not interested in taking over Alitalia
Apr 27

Lufthansa says not interested in taking over Alitalia

Frankfur : German airline group Lufthansa said Thursday it is not interested in snapping up troubled Italian carrier Alitalia, as Rome hunts for a buyer after workers rejected a bailout plan. "We are clearly not there to buy Alitalia," finance chief Ulrik Svensson said during a teleconference with analysts on...

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Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport
Apr 27

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport

Damascus : A huge blast which struck near Damascus airport early on Thursday was caused by Israeli missiles hitting a "military position", Syria's state SANA news agency reported. "A military position southwest of Damascus International Airport was targeted at dawn today by an Israeli aggression using several...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Apr 27

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.43513  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.51964  Swiss Francs CHF 2.58779  Egyptian...

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One lane to be closed on Zallaq highway
Apr 27

One lane to be closed on Zallaq highway

Manama : The Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning said that in cooperation with the General Directorate of Traffic, to carry out road maintenance works on Zallaq highway near University of Bahrain one lane will be closed on stages and another lane will be provided for traffic flow.The lane...

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GCC Gold Rates
Apr 27

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 144.00 AED 153.25 AED Qatar 145.00 QAR 155.00 QAR Bahrain 14.90 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.25 KWD 12.80 KWD Oman 15.55 OMR 16.20 OMR Saudi...

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BCCI announces first Bahraini- Egyptian expo
Apr 27

BCCI announces first Bahraini- Egyptian expo

Manama : Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) yesterday announced holding Bahraini-Egyptian Exhibition from 16 to 18 May 2017 in Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, under the patronage of Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.  Talking to reporters at a...

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 HRH Premier issues circular on Workers' Day
Apr 27

HRH Premier issues circular on Workers' Day

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued a circular regarding the official holiday on the International Workers' Day.The Kingdom's government ministries, directorates and institutions will be closed on Monday, May 1.

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British Royal honour for LuLu Group
Apr 27

British Royal honour for LuLu Group

London : Y International (UK) Ltd., part of Abu Dhabi based, LuLu Group International has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017, the most prestigious award for business excellence in the UK.  The annual award is given to organisations for their extraordinary contributions...

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Gulf Air, VFS in  visa service deal
Apr 27

Gulf Air, VFS in visa service deal

Dubai : Gulf Air has partnered with VFS Global, the largest visa service provider in the world, to facilitate visa issuance for passengers flying to Bahrain. The online visa facility will launch this summer on gulfair.com.  Signing the agreement with VFS Global, Gulf Air Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed...

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Cloud is the next big thing
Apr 27

Cloud is the next big thing

Manama : The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) yesterday announced plans to migrate ten official websites to a cloud computing system developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), on a trial basis.  The trial phase is expected  to complete full migration in a year, iGA said in a statement. The...

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