Bahrain

HM King, Saudi Crown Prince exchange Ramadan greetings
May 29

HM King, Saudi Crown Prince exchange Ramadan greetings

Manama : HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, exchanged Ramadan greetings over the phone, as well as wishes of advancement and prosperity to their countries and people, and to the Arab and...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
May 29

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.44994  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.48639  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
May 29

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 12.10 KWD 12.60 KWD Oman 15.55 OMR 16.20 OMR Saudi...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
May 29

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts today a fine weather in general with rising dust in places. Northwesterly wind 15-20 Knots, reaching 27Knots at times.Maximum temperature is 38 Celsius and minimum 29 Celsius.Relative humidity ranges between 25%-65%.Sea waves rise from 1-3 feet inshore, 3-6 feet...

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Ministry confiscates books distorting history
May 29

Ministry confiscates books distorting history

Manama : The Ministry of Information Affairs announced the confiscation of a number of flawed books which contained wrong facts about the genealogy of Arab tribes.The media directorate said that the confiscation reflected the ministry’s keenness on prohibiting any publications which falsify history.

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Batelco Gunners trash Al Ahlam
May 29

Batelco Gunners trash Al Ahlam

Manama : Batelco Gunners United thrashed Al Ahlam 5-0 in the third round of Group Two of the Nasser 10 Football Tournament, held at Khalifa Sports City Football Stadium in Isa Town. Scoring for the winners were Ali Nasser (13th minute), Hassan Redha (18th), Diego (23rd and 43rd) and Omar Al...

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Ramadan Tennis begins tonight
May 29

Ramadan Tennis begins tonight

Manama : The opening round of matches are scheduled tonight from 9.30pm at the Bahrain Tennis Club Ramadan Tournament 2017 for The Late Majid Al Zayani Cup Super Doubles at its premises in Juffair. A total of five doubles pairs have been split into two groups of five playing round-robin until June 8, with the...

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‘Nabil’ new mascot of Futsal league
May 29

‘Nabil’ new mascot of Futsal league

Manama : “Nabil” will be the new mascot of the Fifth Khalid Bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls held from July 24 to August 23, under the slogan #meeting_of_generations. The character painted by Bahraini artist Turki Rashid is based on the best player in the...

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Shaikh Nasser  congratulated  on new BOC term
May 29

Shaikh Nasser congratulated on new BOC term

Manama : Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and chairwoman of the Women’s Sport Committee Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa extended congratulations to His Majesty the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, Shaikh Nasser...

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Grooming  champions
May 29

Grooming champions

Manama : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports, President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), witnessed the launch of the final stage of the Giro D’Italia in its 100th edition, one...

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ACMB holds inaugural meeting
May 29

ACMB holds inaugural meeting

Manama : The ASEAN Committee in Manama Bahrain (ACMB) held its inaugural meeting on Thursday at the residence of the Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Alfonso A. Ver, in Bu Ashira, Manama. The ACMB was established after the ASEAN Foreign Ministers approved last month the request for the...

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3.7pc growth  in non-oil sector: EDB
May 29

3.7pc growth in non-oil sector: EDB

Manama : Fuelled by an impressive 3.7 per cent growth in the non-oil sector, Bahrain recorded an overall economic growth of 3pc in 2016, a key report revealed yesterday.  This according to the latest figures published in the Economic Development Board’s Bahrain Economic Quarterly also marks an...

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Ramadan treat at Ramee Grand
May 29

Ramadan treat at Ramee Grand

Manama : Ramee Grand Hotel and Spa has announced launching a campaign to promote Ramadan treat with Arabesque inspired Ramadan Tent at Al Bahrain Ballroom. “Chef Anurag and his team will be displaying an array of mouthwatering Arabic and International menu selection to savour. The Table will be set with...

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Tamkeen, BisB launch BD20m portfolio
May 29

Tamkeen, BisB launch BD20m portfolio

Manama : Tamkeen’s labour fund and Bahrain Islamic Bank inaugurated a BD20 million portfolio under the programme Tamweel+, to support medium and large enterprises. The programme provides Sharia-compliant financing, with Tamkeen supporting 70 per cent of the annual profit rate capped at 8pc on reducing...

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Complaint lodged against company for not paying salaries
May 29

Complaint lodged against company for not paying salaries

Manama : A local human rights group has lodged a complaint against a private construction company which has failed to pay salaries to its workers for several months.  The employees of G.P Zachariades Overseas Limited have been allegedly in trouble for the past few months, due to a financial...

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Ahlia University wins Bahrain Bourse TradeQuest
May 29

Ahlia University wins Bahrain Bourse TradeQuest

Manama : Ahlia University emerged as the winner of the TradeQuest challenge organised by the Bahrain Bourse in which five teams from universities all over the Bahrain participated.  BIBF and the University of Bahrain grabbed the second and third spot, respectively.  Announcing the awards at a ceremony...

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Batelco and Gulf Air sign new deal for communication
May 29

Batelco and Gulf Air sign new deal for communication

Manama : Batelco, and Gulf Air have signed an agreement to ensure the delivery of the latest communications solutions for Gulf Air’s evolving operation. The agreement also extends the business relationship of the firms who are marking 40 years of partnership. Under the agreement, Batelco will provide Gulf...

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27,000 expatriates obtained driving licences in five years
May 29

27,000 expatriates obtained driving licences in five years

Manama : More than 27,000 expatriates passed the driving test and obtained driving licences in the past five years, Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa has said. There are 307,000 non-Bahrainis who possess driving licences, out of which 27,179 received in the period between...

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Woman gets one month jail term for drunk driving
May 29

Woman gets one month jail term for drunk driving

Manama : A Gulf national was sentenced yesterday to one month of imprisonment and deportation for three years for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to court files, the woman, who also holds the Finnish nationality, had stopped her vehicle in the middle of the road in Juffair area and...

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Newborn child with heart defect seeks financial aid
May 29

Newborn child with heart defect seeks financial aid

Manama : Parents of a newborn baby, born with a rare heart defect, are seeking financial help to treat the rare ailment. The baby was born with a congenital heart disease called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a complex and rare heart defect where the left side of the heart is critically...

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Fraud in GCC 6pc above global average
May 29

Fraud in GCC 6pc above global average

Manama : Bahraini companies and residents need to tighten their security against fraud as a study has revealed that fraud increased in the GCC more than any other region. Incidence of fraud in the GCC region is six per cent above the global average according to 2016-17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report....

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Cash borrowed from bank used to buy explosives
May 29

Cash borrowed from bank used to buy explosives

Manama : An accused being tried before the Fifth Higher Criminal Court in an explosives possession case yesterday admitted to borrowing BD120,000 from Future Bank to travel to China for purchase of special equipment used in the manufacturing of explosives. The accused also remitted around BD55,000 to another accused...

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Double-swiping of cards to be banned
May 29

Double-swiping of cards to be banned

Manama : The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has asked all merchant establishments to stop double-swiping of their payment cards –- credit cards, debit cards, charge or prepaid cards etc -- at point-of-sale (POS) machines and cash registers from June 15. “Merchant establishments swipe payment cards...

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Bahrain launches  hepatitis C-free country campaign
May 28

Bahrain launches hepatitis C-free country campaign

Manama : The Supreme Council for Health has launched Bahrain hepatitis C-free country campaign to eradicate the disease in the Kingdom.  The campaign is launched in cooperation with Egyptian Eva Pharma company which will supply Bahrain with the necessary medicines at economy prices. Chairman of the...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
May 28

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.44673  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.48663  Swiss Francs CHF 2.53768  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
May 28

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 144.25 AED 153.50 AED Qatar 145.00 QAR 155.00 QAR Bahrain 14.90 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.10 KWD 12.60 KWD Oman 15.55 OMR 16.20 OMR Saudi...

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GPIC completes 24m hrs without lost time
May 28

GPIC completes 24m hrs without lost time

Manama : Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) said it has achieved more than 24 million hours of work without a lost time accident in 2016, which also resulted in recording a profit of US$1 million for the year.  The results, according to GPIC’s Annual Report released yesterday, has maintained the...

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LMRA to issue two types of work permits
May 28

LMRA to issue two types of work permits

Manama : The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) will start issuing two types of flexible work permits for expatriates.  LMRA Chief Executive Officer Ausamah Al Absi announced the move as he received Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Alok Kumar. Al Absi, also Head of National Committee for Combating...

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MKF honours graduates of Rayaat scholarship programme
May 28

MKF honours graduates of Rayaat scholarship programme

Manama : Al-Mabarrah Al-Khalifia Foundation (MKF) hosted an appreciation lunch on Wednesday for graduates of the Rayaat Scholarship Programme.  The lunch was hosted in honour of all 28 students that successfully completed the programme over the last five years. The appreciation lunch was held in...

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KHCB launches “Better than a Thousand Months” campaign
May 28

KHCB launches “Better than a Thousand Months” campaign

Manama : Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) yesterday announced the launch of its Ramadan campaign for the second consecutive year.  Under the slogan “Better than a Thousand Months”, the bank will hold competitions through social media channels and will distribute Ramadan baskets to needy families,...

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Social media advertisement spending on the rise
May 28

Social media advertisement spending on the rise

Manama : Bahrain’s advertising expenditure in digital and social media has witnessed sharp increases, as high as 20 per cent, notwithstanding slight declines in the Kingdom’s total advertising expenditures.  According to the Chairman of the International Advertising Association (IAA) Bahrain...

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BTC Ramadan Tournament begins
May 28

BTC Ramadan Tournament begins

Manama : The Late Yousif Khalil Al Moayyed Cup is set to start tonight from 9.30pm as six group doubles group matches get underway at the Bahrain Tennis Club Ramadan Tournament at its premises in Juffair. Doubles pairs have been drawn into three groups playing round-robin with the quarter finals set for June 7,...

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Target CC lift Indian Club softball cricket trophy
May 28

Target CC lift Indian Club softball cricket trophy

Manama : In a low-scoring Grand Final on Friday evening, Target CC beat Chak de India by four wickets to win The Indian Club Indian Expatriates Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2017.  Batting first, Chak de India were bowled out for 27 in 5.2 overs and Target reached the target in scoring 30 for two...

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Feng takes fourth place at the queen stage of Tour of Japan
May 28

Feng takes fourth place at the queen stage of Tour of Japan

Manama : Team Bahrain-Merida Pro-Cycling teams’ Chun Kai Feng finished fourth at the Izu queen stage of the Tour of Japan (TOJ) yesterday, which comprises 12.2km x 10 laps in the lumpy Shizuoka Prefecture, with a total elevation gain of 3,750m, this is definitely the hardest stage of TOJ, and also the last...

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Nasser 10: First grand raffle today
May 28

Nasser 10: First grand raffle today

Manama : The first lucky winner of a car will be known today as the raffle draw on one of the grand prizes is taking place today during the matches of Nasser 10 Football Tournament at Khalifa Sports City Football Stadium in Isa Town. The curtain comes down on the second round of the group stage, and the occasion...

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KFH–Bahrain launches  Automall campaign
May 28

KFH–Bahrain launches Automall campaign

Manama : Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain (KFH-Bahrain) has announced an opportunity to win instant prizes  and cash prizes of up to BD200 as part of its recently launched Auto Finance campaign.  The campaign, according to KFH-Bahrain, will give its clients who obtained an Auto Finance deal from...

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Alba Line 6 on schedule
May 28

Alba Line 6 on schedule

Manama : Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) announced yesterday that it is making solid progress in its Line 6 Expansion, with the company securing first tranche of the Export Credit Agency (ECA), c. US$700 million financing.  “We expect another US$300 - US$400M of ECA-covered financing to be closed by the end...

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RCO opens training  centres in Philippines
May 28

RCO opens training centres in Philippines

Manama : Bahrain, as part of its charitable and humanitarian contributions, opened two vocational training centres in the Philippines which was hit by a cyclone recently. The centres were opened in Tacloban and Subic upon directives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Supreme Council for Youth...

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VAT to affect credit sales: expert
May 28

VAT to affect credit sales: expert

Manama : The implementation of Value-added Tax (VAT) will negatively impact the cash flow of companies providing generous credit terms to customers, warned an expert. “VAT once enforced, will have immediate ‘cash-flow implications’ on the companies offering huge credit sales, forcing them to...

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Imports of foodstuffs to  increase during Ramadan
May 27

Imports of foodstuffs to increase during Ramadan

Manama : Agriculture and Marine Resources Affairs in Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry yesterday announced that it has increased the imports of various foodstuff including vegetables and frozen meat and poultry to deal with the increasing demand during the Holy month. A statement was...

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Fasting releases body from toxins: Ministry
May 28

Fasting releases body from toxins: Ministry

Manama : Fasting in Ramadan is an opportunity to release the body from toxins and overcome some unhealthy habits such as smoking. “Fasting in Ramadan is an opportunity to achieve health in its comprehensive concept including physical, psychological and social sides,” Health Promotion Director at...

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Smell of cow dung angers residents
May 28

Smell of cow dung angers residents

Manama : The stench emanating from cow dung and urine have made life miserable for local residents in Manama.  The reason: a cow tied to the front of a restaurant in the residential area here for the past one week.  They say the foul smell has intensified as the restaurant owner has been feeding the...

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Iron fist against ‘terror’
May 28

Iron fist against ‘terror’

Manama : “Bahrain will strike with an iron fist against anyone who plans to undermine the security and integrity of the country or instil chaos, terrorism or hatred within the safe Bahraini society,” warned Minister of Information Affairs, Ali Al Rumaihi, yesterday.  The minister, in an...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
May 27

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.44673  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.48663  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
May 27

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 144.25 AED 153.50 AED Qatar 145.00 QAR 155.00 QAR Bahrain 14.90 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.10 KWD 12.60 KWD Oman 15.55 OMR 16.20 OMR Saudi...

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Driver gets 18 months jail as crash leaves victim in coma
May 27

Driver gets 18 months jail as crash leaves victim in coma

Manama : A reckless driver was sentenced to 18 months in prison and BD1000 fine for causing an accident that resulted in the complete paralysis of a female driver. This was revealed in the final verdict by the Seventh Lower (Traffic) Court against the defendant on Thursday. Court files showed that the mishap...

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Road project  nearing completion
May 27

Road project nearing completion

Manama : Work on Malkiya entrance and roads in the vicinity are nearing completion, Roads Projects and Maintenance Director Sayyed Bader Alawi has said. The project is part of the paving of dirt roads programme, aiming to provide infrastructure services as per priorities set for the Northern...

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Panel rejects ban on publishing  photos of accused
May 27

Panel rejects ban on publishing photos of accused

Manama : A parliamentary committee recently rejected a proposal to ban publishing photos of the accused ahead of being convicted by the court. This comes as Foreign Affairs, National Security and Defence Committee in the House of Representatives issued a report rejecting a proposal submitted by MP Khalid Al...

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Leaders exchange Ramadan greetings
May 27

Leaders exchange Ramadan greetings

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday received Ramadan greetings from His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and HRH Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Both extended greetings to HM the...

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Minister applauds Al Iman graduates
May 27

Minister applauds Al Iman graduates

Manama : Education Minister Majed Al Nuaimi has congratulated the graduates of Al Iman School on their success, wishing them further achievements in future. The minister who was patronising the graduation ceremony in the presence of parents, relatives and school officials said that Al Iman had been steadily...

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