Bahrain

Ras Rumman thrash  Halat Al Naeem 9-0
Aug 18

Ras Rumman thrash Halat Al Naeem 9-0

Manama : Ras Rumman Youth Centre thrashed Halat Al Naeem Youth Centre 9-0 in its final Group 3 match of the Fifth Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls (Khalid 5) at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. Man of the match Qassim Hussain with a first half hat-trick set...

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Poland set to defend it’s title
Aug 18

Poland set to defend it’s title

Manama : Poland are set to defend its title in a highly competitive field in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship today with Brazil taking on France in Pool B and Russia play Turkey in Pool C with both matches starting at 1pm at Shaikh Isa Sports City in Riffa. Head coach of Poland (who...

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MBM to open new showroom
Aug 18

MBM to open new showroom

Manama : Manama Building Materials (MBM) will inaugurate their new showroom in Manama on Saturday at 10am. The details of the opening were revealed yesterday at a press conference held at the Taste Buds Restaurant.   Managing Director Rajan Chettayil said the new showroom will serve...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Aug 18

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a hot and humid weather, with some clouds at times.Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots, but easterly 10 to 15 knots at times during the afternoon.Temperature: Maximum 44 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature 34 degree Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 75% and minimum humidity...

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Future shines bright for solar
Aug 18

Future shines bright for solar

Manama : Bahrain aims to generate 5 per cent of its total electrical energy from renewable sources by 2025, said Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday. “Renewable energy will be rewarding for all parties in terms of clean energy,” the Minister said adding:...

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Five new schools to be built: Minister
Aug 18

Five new schools to be built: Minister

Manama : Five new schools, with advanced facilities, will be opened during the 2017-18 academic year in the governorates of the Kingdom, it was revealed yesterday.  “The schools for boys and girls will be environment-friendly and will be established in conformity with international...

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Bahrain MP says Quran reciting should be on the curriculum
Aug 18

Bahrain MP says Quran reciting should be on the curriculum

Manama : A Parliamentarian yesterday proposed making Quran reciting compulsory in the school curriculum, saying “the wrong recitation of the Holy Book has become one of the negative phenomena prevalent in our society”.  “The current teaching of the Quran does not fulfil the purpose...

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Construction company workers protest over salary dues
Aug 18

Construction company workers protest over salary dues

Manama : Over 50 employees of a construction company staged a protest at Andalus Garden yesterday demanding the release of pending  salaries.  The agitating workers claimed that about 200 employees working in the company were not paid since November last year.  Jagan, a protesting employee told...

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Leadership condoles  with Saudi King
Aug 18

Leadership condoles with Saudi King

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud over the death of Prince Bandar bin Fahd bin Saad bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud, praying to Allah the Almighty to rest the deceased’s soul in eternal...

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Bahrain welcomes border opening
Aug 18

Bahrain welcomes border opening

Manama : Slamming the Qatari authorities for politicising Hajj, Bahrain Foreign Affairs Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, yesterday hailed the “exceptional facilities” provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Qatari pilgrims.  Terming move as a “great historical...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Aug 17

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.70685  Australian Dollars AUD 3.23939  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.27847  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
Aug 17

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 146.50 AED 156.00 AED Qatar 149.00 QAR 159.00 QAR Bahrain 15.00 BHD 16.00 BHD Kuwait 12.20 KWD 12.75 KWD Oman 15.80 OMR 16.45 OMR Saudi...

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 Leadership congratulates Indonesian president
Aug 17

Leadership congratulates Indonesian president

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on his country’s Independence Day, wishing the Indonesian people further progress and prosperity.His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister sent a...

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Qatari plot  slammed
Aug 17

Qatari plot slammed

Manama : The Shura Council yesterday stressed firm rejection of any blatant interference in Bahrain’s internal affairs or encroachment on its sovereignty. It voiced the stance in the backdrop of the leaked telephone call, aired on Bahrain TV, laying bare Qatari regime’s conspiracies against the...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Aug 17

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a hot and humid weather, with some clouds at first. Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots but mainly easterly 10 to 15 knots at times.Temperature: Maximum 42 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature 31 degree Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 85% and minimum humidity 35%Sea waves: 1 to...

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Inquiry launched into finance scam
Aug 17

Inquiry launched into finance scam

Manama : Citizens in Bahrain are being warned to be cautious against ‘fraudsters’ following a string of complaints filed against a man suspected of conning several people of their money.  The suspect, according to the General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security,...

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Police arrest two men for smuggling marijuana
Aug 17

Police arrest two men for smuggling marijuana

Manama : Two men were arrested by the police after they were found smuggling marijuana into Bahrain by hiding it inside a wooden painting.  The men, Asian nationals, now face charges of smuggling narcotic substances into the Kingdom with the intention of selling it.  The First Higher Criminal Court will...

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BCCI appeals to revoke CR fee hike
Aug 17

BCCI appeals to revoke CR fee hike

Manama : The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) yesterday appealed to His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, to revoke the newly introduced Commercial Registration (CR) fee hike which would enter into force on 22 September 2017, citing its...

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Al Naim crush Al Qurayya 10-0
Aug 17

Al Naim crush Al Qurayya 10-0

Manama : Al Naim Youth Centre crushed Al Qurayya Youth Centre by 10-0 in its final Group 2 match of the Fifth Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls (Khalid 5) at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. The win saw Al Naim qualify for the knockout stage after winning five...

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Bahrain down Algeria 42-40
Aug 17

Bahrain down Algeria 42-40

Manama : Bahrain under coach Ebrahim Ali defeated Algeria 42-40 after penalties yesterday in the semi-finals of the 21st - 24th classification placement matches in the 2017 Men’s Youth World Handball Championships at the Tbilisi Sports Palace in the capital of Georgia. Bahrain finished bottom of Group A with...

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Bahrain to face Egypt tomorrow
Aug 17

Bahrain to face Egypt tomorrow

Manama : Hosts Bahrain are set to open its campaign against African giants Egypt tomorrow night at 7pm in Pool A on the opening day round of matches in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship. Eight matches are scheduled to be held on each day of the competition’s preliminary round, which is...

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Frodeno toes the line at Allgäu Triathlon
Aug 17

Frodeno toes the line at Allgäu Triathlon

Manama : The reigning Ironman world champion and Bahrain Endurance 13 team member is racing Germany’s oldest middle-distance triathlon. Jan Frodeno will toe the start line at the 35th edition of the Allgäu Triathlon this weekend in preparation for his Ironman World Championship title defence in October in...

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Minister opens  220kv airport facility
Aug 17

Minister opens 220kv airport facility

Manama : Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday inaugurated the 220kV airport terminal in the presence of Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Chief Executive Sheikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and officials.  The project is to take care of the expansion of the...

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Flashing traffic lights on way
Aug 17

Flashing traffic lights on way

Manama : Traffic signals in the Kingdom will soon be adjusted to flash five times before changing its colour to alert motorists, DT News has learnt. The move follows a proposal by MP Mohammed Al Maarifi, which was approved by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during a Cabinet...

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Vestire Fashion Boutique open doors in Bahrain
Aug 17

Vestire Fashion Boutique open doors in Bahrain

Manama : Vestire Fashion Boutique which meets the demand for unique, classy, high-end, clothing and accessories for women was inaugurated.  The shop was opened by owner Adnan Mustafa along with Nazia Mustafa. The opening ceremony took  place  at Shop-111, Mezzanine Floor, Al Murjan Centre,...

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Bahrain rejects US report on religious freedom
Aug 17

Bahrain rejects US report on religious freedom

Manama : Bahrain yesterday rejected a statement by the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that accuses Kingdom of discriminating against religious communities.  Tillerson made the comments at the State Department while releasing the agency’s annual religious freedom report for 2016 on Tuesday....

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Fatal accidents on the decline
Aug 17

Fatal accidents on the decline

Manama : Bahrain recorded a noticeable decline of 45 per cent in the number of fatal accidents when compared to that in the first half of years 2015 and 2016, a top Works Ministry official said.  “The application of the new traffic law has greatly contributed to this percentage,” said Roads...

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Qatar tried to oust regime
Aug 17

Qatar tried to oust regime

Manama : A new proof exposing Qatar’s role in funding violent protests in the Kingdom was released yesterday by Bahrain’s state television.  The report of a “leaked conversation” aired by the State-run Bahrain Television reveals that Qatar was behind the failed coup and the violent...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Aug 16

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.70685  Australian Dollars AUD 3.27011  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.30153  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
Aug 16

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 144.75 AED 154.25 AED Qatar 147.50 QAR 157.50 QAR Bahrain 14.80 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.20 KWD 12.75 KWD Oman 15.65 OMR 16.30 OMR Saudi...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Aug 16

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a hot and humid weather with some clouds at times. Wind: Mainly easterly directional, from 5 to 10 knots and reaching 10 to 15 knots at times. Temperature: Maximum 41 degree Celsius and minimum 32 degrees Celsius. Humidity: Maximum 85% and minimum...

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Athletics results hailed
Aug 16

Athletics results hailed

Manama : Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar has commended the achievement of Bahrain athletes Rose Chelimo and Salwa Eid Naser at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, which concluded on Sunday. Chelimo...

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Bahrain to face Algeria
Aug 16

Bahrain to face Algeria

Manama : Bahrain under coach Ebrahim Ali take on Algeria in the semi-finals of the 21st - 24th classification placement matches this morning in the 2017 Men’s Youth World Handball Championships at the Tbilisi Sports Palace in the capital of Georgia. Bahrain finished bottom of Group A with one win against...

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Bahrain set to host Boys’ U19 championship
Aug 16

Bahrain set to host Boys’ U19 championship

Manama : Bahrain is set to host the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship, starting on Friday until August 27 at Shaikh Isa Sports City in Riffa. The teams are split into four Pools of five playing round-robin qualifiers before the straight knockout, with hosts Bahrain in Pool A and facing off with...

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80 firms violated summer work ban
Aug 16

80 firms violated summer work ban

Manama : A total of 80 establishments in the Kingdom flouted the summer work ban, which is in force since July 1, a top Labour Ministry official said yesterday.  “Legal actions were taken against the violating establishments,” Labour Affairs Undersecretary in Labour and Social Development...

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Al Buhair defeat  Safra Youth 5-4
Aug 16

Al Buhair defeat Safra Youth 5-4

Manama : Al Buhair Youth Centre narrowly defeated the reigning champions Safra Youth Centre 5-4 in the latest matches of Group 1 of the Fifth Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls (Khalid 5) at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town After the match, organisers selected...

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Works Ministry completes phase 2 of Busaiteen project
Aug 16

Works Ministry completes phase 2 of Busaiteen project

Manama : The Works Ministry yesterday announced the completion of phase 2 of the project connecting Avenue 9 and Sheikh Isa bin Salman Highway to Busaiteen.  The project aims to cope with the urban growth in Busaiteen and the areas located North of Muharraq, taking into account the need to provide...

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‘Citizens are Kingdom’s most precious wealth’
Aug 16

‘Citizens are Kingdom’s most precious wealth’

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday asserted that Bahrain’s strength and progress lie in the unity of its people.  “And this is the secret of Bahrain’s leadership in various fields,” the Premier said, praising the keenness of...

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Independence day celebrated with great fervour in Bahrain
Aug 16

Independence day celebrated with great fervour in Bahrain

Manama : India’s 71st Independence Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour and gaiety all across the Kingdom with hundreds of Indian community members gathering at the Indian mission to participate in the national event.  Celebrations began with the unfurling of the Tricolour by Indian Ambassador Alok...

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Police seize cars for holding rally
Aug 16

Police seize cars for holding rally

Manama : Several vehicles were seized by the Traffic Directorate in the Kingdom for holding parades on public roads.  Sources told DT News that the authorities seized the cars of expatriates while riding in a convoy to celebrate Independence Day.  “The officials seized my car saying that the vehicle...

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HM King ratifies, issues laws 31, 32/2017
Aug 15

HM King ratifies, issues laws 31, 32/2017

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has ratified and issues Laws 31/2017 and 32/2017.Law 31/2017 stipulated the approval of the Kingdom of Bahrain's jointing the Protocol Supplementary to the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Seizure of Aircraft, signed in Beijing and dated 10th September 2010,...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Aug 15

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.70685  Australian Dollars AUD 3.27944  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 211.41649  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.30568  Swiss Francs CHF 2.52921  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
Aug 15

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 145.00 AED 154.50 AED Qatar 148.00 QAR 158.00 QAR Bahrain 14.80 BHD 15.80 BHD Kuwait 12.20 KWD 12.75 KWD Oman 15.65 OMR 16.30 OMR Saudi...

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GFH completes major acquisition
Aug 15

GFH completes major acquisition

Manama : GFH Financial Group ("GFH") on Tuesday announced that it has completed the acquisition of $1.2bn infrastructure portfolio in Africa and Middle East.The acquisition comes as part of GFH’s new strategy approved in the last shareholders’ Extraordinary General Meeting in March 2017 and subsequent to...

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Leadership congratulates on India's independence day
Aug 15

Leadership congratulates on India's independence day

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to India Republic President Ram Nath Kovind on his country's Independence Day, wishing the Indian people more progress and prosperity. His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister sent a...

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North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan
Aug 15

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Tuesday he would hold off on a planned missile strike near Guam, but warned the highly provocative move would go ahead in the event of further "reckless actions" by Washington. Some analysts suggested Kim's comments opened a possible path to de-escalating a growing...

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Bahrain defeated by Sweden
Aug 15

Bahrain defeated by Sweden

Manama : Bahrain under coach Ebrahim Ali lost its fifth and final Group A match yesterday against Sweden by 28-20 in the 2017 Men’s Youth World Handball Championships at the Tbilisi Sports Palace in the capital of Georgia. At the half-time break the Swedish team held a 13-7 lead which helped them to fourth...

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Record victory for Al Junoob
Aug 15

Record victory for Al Junoob

Manama : Al Junoob Youth Centre produced a record-breaking score following a 17-0 victory against Al Jasrah Youth Centre in the latest Group 7 matches of the of the Fifth Khalid bin Hamad Futsal League for Youth Centres, People with Disabilities and Girls (Khalid 5) at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town. Al...

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Warm welcome for Bronze medallist Al Haddad
Aug 15

Warm welcome for Bronze medallist Al Haddad

Manama : Sami Al Haddad returned recently to Bahrain after winning a bronze medal in the 212lb category of the recent 2017 IFBB Titan Medical (Tampa) Bodybuilding Championship for professionals at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Beach Hotel from August 3 to 5 in Florida, US. Taking gold was American Dennis Lunsford...

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 Bahrain condemns Burkina Faso terrorist attack
Aug 15

Bahrain condemns Burkina Faso terrorist attack

Manama : Bahrain today condemned the terrorist attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.The Foreign Minister extended deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured. It stressed Bahrain’s...

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