Bahrain

LIC posts US$17 million profit in third quarter
Nov 24

LIC posts US$17 million profit in third quarter

Manama : LIC (International) yesterday said it achieved a profit of over US$17 million in the third quarter of 2017.  This was announced during the 100th meeting of the board of directors of LIC (International) BSC held at Movenpick Hotel, Bahrain.  The board also announced launching an...

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Volunteers serve thanksgiving lunch
Nov 24

Volunteers serve thanksgiving lunch

Manama : Volunteers assisted MWR personnel in serving Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of military and family members in Bahrain yesterday.  Much like the crowd of people lined up for the free holiday meal, the volunteers at Naval Support Activity Bahrain were both single servicemembers and families. Cmdr....

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Celebration of Indian dance in Bahrain
Nov 24

Celebration of Indian dance in Bahrain

Manama : Keeping Kathak and Kuchipudi in focus, the Indian Embassy in Bahrain is hosting a classical dance performance on Saturday from 6:30 pm at the Bahrain Cultural Hall. The event, held in association with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, is backed by Bahrain Authority for Culture &...

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Brave champion greeted by Moroccan Ambassador in Dubai
Nov 24

Brave champion greeted by Moroccan Ambassador in Dubai

Manama : Brave Lightweight champion, Ottman Azaitar was welcomed by the Ambassador of Morocco in Dubai. Azaitar was visiting the traditional Atatreh Family in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Dr. Mohamed Ait Ouali, Morocco’s ambassador in Abu Dhabi, congratulated the athlete for the performance...

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Atif Aslam concert today
Nov 24

Atif Aslam concert today

Manama : ‘Atif Aslam Live in Bahrain 2017’, a mega musical event organised by Rami Productions Middle East, a leading event management team, is all set to take place today. The programme will begin at Pakistan School Ground, Isa Town, at 7:30 pm.  Rami Productions has a good track record of...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Nov 24

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a partly cloudy weather with a chance of light rain at times tomorrow.Wind: North-westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 17 to 22 knots at times tomorrow. Temperature: Maximum 26 degrees Celsius and minimum 20 degree Celsius.Humidity: Maximum. 90% and minimum 50%Sea...

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International Day to End  Violence against Women & Girls tomorrow
Nov 24

International Day to End Violence against Women & Girls tomorrow

Manama : The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) and its partners will observe the International Day to End Violence against Women & Girls at the A’ali Mall (Gate No 2) in Seef tomorrow.  The day will mark the launch of the Orange Campaign, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based...

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Foundation stone laid for new Chinese Embassy
Nov 24

Foundation stone laid for new Chinese Embassy

Manama : Foreign Affairs Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Chinese Ambassador, Qi Zhenhong, yesterday jointly laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new Chinese Embassy building in the Kingdom.  Speaking on the occasion, Shaikh Khalid extended his sincere congratulations to...

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All set for Ironman 70.3 in Bahrain
Nov 24

All set for Ironman 70.3 in Bahrain

Manama : At-least 100 professional athletes will compete in the Ironman 70.3 that will take place tomorrow. Apart from the professional athletes, 900 other athletes are expected to compete in the triathlon. It starts with a swim, one lap of 1.9 kilometers at Bahrain Bay. Then it goes on to the bike-riding course that...

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New list of terror
Nov 24

New list of terror

Manama :  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have extended the terror list by adding two more organisations and eleven individuals for involving in terror activities. The two organisations - the International Islamic Council “Massaa” and World Union of Muslim Scholars...

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Chasing million dollar dream
Nov 24

Chasing million dollar dream

Manama : Daniela Ryf and Javier Gomez will attempt to make history as dual contenders for the Nasser Bin Hamad Triple Crown, with the final of three races in the series at the Ironman 70.3 Middle East Championship in Bahrain.  Having both won Ironman 70.3 Dubai and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship,...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Nov 23

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.68711  Australian Dollars AUD 3.36428  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 213.21962  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.28483  Swiss...

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 GCC Gold Rates
Nov 23

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 146.75 AED 156.25 AED Qatar 149.00 QAR 159.00 QAR Bahrain 15.00 BHD 16.00 BHD Kuwait 12.30 KWD 12.80 KWD Oman 15.80 OMR 16.50 OMR Saudi...

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Women empowerment
Nov 23

Women empowerment

Yesterday her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa honoured public and private sector organisations that have empowered women in their sectors. We salute Her Royal Highness for the award for women empowerment that mainly aims at placing capable and qualified women in jobs through which they...

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Bin Faqeeh backs Jewellery Arabia
Nov 23

Bin Faqeeh backs Jewellery Arabia

Manama : Bin Faqeeh, yesterday announced its backing to the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition ‘Jewellery Arabia 2017’ as its General Sponsor.  Commenting on this occasion, Faisal Faqeeh, Chairman of Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company...

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Batelco announces plan for TIER III datacenters
Nov 23

Batelco announces plan for TIER III datacenters

Manama : Batelco yesterday announced it has begun work to build a number of world-class TIER III Datacentre facilities to ensure the highest level of business continuity for the Enterprise and Government sectors.  The project, according to Batelco, is central to the overall Datacenter plan for Bahrain in...

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Sakhir gets new conference and exhibition centre
Nov 23

Sakhir gets new conference and exhibition centre

Manama : An agreement to provide consultancy service for a new exhibition and conference center that will be located in Sakhir was signed yesterday, announced Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani.  The agreement was signed by the Minister of Works, Municipal Affairs and...

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Say Bye to Polluted Air: VIN ReAir is here
Nov 23

Say Bye to Polluted Air: VIN ReAir is here

Manama : Bahrain-based VIN Technology Systems WLL yesterday announced signing a joint venture with an Italian company “ReAir” for the know-how and technology transfer to manufacture Photocatalytic materials and to distribute it to all the GCC and the neighbouring Arab region. The product, according...

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Dutch mission explores oil & gas business
Nov 23

Dutch mission explores oil & gas business

Manama : Dutch oil companies are exploring potential business opportunities in Bahrain with the hosting of their first Oil & Gas Trade Mission to Bahrain. Executives from 17 Dutch Oil and Gas companies held talks with BAPCO, NOGA, Tatweer Petroleum, APM Terminals and the Bahrain EDB as part of the...

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Women’s Day Sportsfest
Nov 23

Women’s Day Sportsfest

Manama : The lady footballers and basketball players of Bahrain are in for a treat on December 1 as ‘The Bahrain Women’s Day Sportsfest 2017’, an exciting addition to the continued development of women’s sport in The Kingdom, gets set to play out at The Umm Al Hassam Sports Stadium. The...

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Sports achievers ceremony to be held today
Nov 23

Sports achievers ceremony to be held today

Manama : A ceremony to reward Bahrain’s sports achievers for 2015, 2016 and 2017 will take place today at the University of Bahrain’s Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa’s Hall in Sakhir. The event, which commences at 7pm, will be organized by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in...

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Brave Jordan is happening: El Silawi
Nov 23

Brave Jordan is happening: El Silawi

Manama : Jarrah El-Silawi, MMA fighter, confirmed that he made his request to His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa to allow Brave Combat Federation in Jordan.  Jarrah who is popularly known as “The Jordanian Lion” was finally able to get his rematch against Carl Booth at Brave 9: The...

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Ironman 70.3 to open today
Nov 23

Ironman 70.3 to open today

Manama : Under the patronage of His Highness 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, the opening ceremony of the IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East...

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 Bahrain condemns Kirkuk terror blast
Nov 23

Bahrain condemns Kirkuk terror blast

Manama : Bahrain condemned the explosion of a truck bomb in the city of Kirkuk in Iraq, which resulted in the death and injury of a number of people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished speedy recovery to all those injured due to the terrorist...

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Preparations in full  swing for National day
Nov 23

Preparations in full swing for National day

Manama : Southern Governor, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, yesterday affirmed the Governorate’s readiness to celebrate HM the King’s Accession Day Anniversary and the National Day. Events include Ardha shows in Riffa on December 15, Zallaq on December 18, and in Askar, Jau and Al-Dour...

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Man held in hit-and-run case
Nov 23

Man held in hit-and-run case

Manama : Traffic Police arrested a driver who hit a child in Hidd and escaped the scene on Tuesday night. The General Directorate of Traffic confirmed yesterday that “the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident in Hidd and caused serious injuries to a child was arrested”, adding that “necessary...

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Directors  appointed
Nov 23

Directors appointed

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister, has issued Edict 36/2017 appointing four directors in the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Fatima Abdullah Faris Al Dhaen have been appointed as Director of Organisations Directorate, Hassan Ibrahim Saleh Abdulrahman as...

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High Court upholds jail terms against 8
Nov 23

High Court upholds jail terms against 8

Manama : The High Appeals Court yesterday upheld the jail sentence against eight persons who were convicted by the High Criminal Court. The accused were charged with sedition, illegal possession and use of arms, detonation of explosives, premeditated murder of a woman, putting public and private transport in danger,...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Nov 23

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts an unsettled weather with a chance of scattered thundery showers at times.Wind: Mainly southerly 8 to 13 knots becoming northwesterly 13 to 18 knots and with gusts may reach 35 knots.Temperature: Maximum 26 degrees Celsius and minimum 21 degree Celsius.Humidity:...

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WIBC to highlight digital technologies
Nov 23

WIBC to highlight digital technologies

Manama : Middle East Global Advisors will convene the 24th edition of their flagship offering – The World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) on December 4, 5 and 6 in Bahrain.  Based on a strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, the three-day long forum will take place at the ART Rotana...

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PM hails US policy towards regional challenges
Nov 23

PM hails US policy towards regional challenges

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday said that the strategic partnership between Bahrain and the USA has witnessed “remarkable progress under President Donald Trump”.  “The Trump Administration has shown understanding and interacted...

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Work to build smart cities in Bahrain to begin in 2018
Nov 23

Work to build smart cities in Bahrain to begin in 2018

Manama : The Kingdom is set to take a big leap towards building smart cities on the Island as the authorities prepare to map three dimensional model of entire cities in the next few years.  Steps to build smart cities will be taken by the government in 2018 and 2019 – - initial tests and documentation will...

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Deputy King honours IMMAF Champions
Nov 23

Deputy King honours IMMAF Champions

Manama : Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, yesterday congratulated the winners of 2017 IMMAF World Championships, hailing the role played by the sports sector in “boosting Bahrain’s international standing.” Prince Salman was receiving His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin...

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Nabeel Rajab’s appeal rejected
Nov 23

Nabeel Rajab’s appeal rejected

Manama : The High Criminal Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the jail sentence against Nabeel Rajab who was convicted for purposefully spreading false rumours regarding the Kingdom’s internal situations, aimed at tarnishing its reputation, Chief of Prosecution Abdulrahman Al Maawda said. The court rejected...

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Bahraini Women Empowerment Awards distributed
Nov 23

Bahraini Women Empowerment Awards distributed

Manama : The fifth edition of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Women Empowerment was held at the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) yesterday. The ceremony was organised under the patronage of HM the King’s Wife and SCW Chairperson HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, in the...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Nov 22

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.68523  Australian Dollars AUD 3.38535  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 213.21962  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.30229  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
Nov 22

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 145.75 AED 155.00 AED Qatar 148.50 QAR 158.50 QAR Bahrain 14.90 BHD 15.90 BHD Kuwait 12.30 KWD 12.80 KWD Oman 15.70 OMR 16.35 OMR Saudi...

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Island Classic Charity Golf: AMH to celebrate 20th anniversary
Nov 22

Island Classic Charity Golf: AMH to celebrate 20th anniversary

Manama : American Mission Hospital (AMH) will be celebrating the 20 th Anniversary of the Island Classic Charity Golf Tournament. This tournament will be officially opened on November 23, held under the patronage of His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at His Majesty’s golf course in Saffriya. AMH CEO/...

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Indian MMA Community thanks HH Shaikh Khalid
Nov 22

Indian MMA Community thanks HH Shaikh Khalid

Manama : Indian Mixed Martial Arts community hailed the initiatives of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa for the growth of Mixed Martial Arts in India. Aditya PS, President of All India Mixed Martial Arts Federation stated in the latest press conference in Bangalore, India. Initiatives under the...

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Brave 9 gets the largest global coverage
Nov 22

Brave 9 gets the largest global coverage

Manama : Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions have broken records as the most covered combat sports event in the MENA region by worldwide media. Apart from being covered by media in over fifty five nations, the event was also covered in 18 languages. This includes English, German, French, Arabic, Italian, Dutch,...

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 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Infection (FLUTI)
Nov 22

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Infection (FLUTI)

Feline lower urinary tract disease involves the structures that make up the lower portion of the urinary tract. Urinary bladder and the urethra. FLUTI previously referred as feline urologic syndrome (FUS). The potential causes of this infection are bladder infection, bladder stones, inflammation of the bladder or...

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Innovative SMEs in a Globalized Market: Go Global Strategy
Nov 22

Innovative SMEs in a Globalized Market: Go Global Strategy

I was intrigued by the definition of the key performance indicator (KPI) set by Leipzig University innovation center in Germany. The KPI is to establish 40 SMEs per year.  This explains the high number of SMEs in Germany. Moreover, the department for the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship at...

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Bahrain to host Hospitality and Restaurant expo
Nov 22

Bahrain to host Hospitality and Restaurant expo

Manama : Bahrain is to host its first International Hospitality & Restaurant Expo which is scheduled to take place from 21st- 24th March 2018 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Center. The Bahrain Hospitality and Restaurant (BHR) forum and expo; one of the most anticipated...

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‘Old Markets Committee’ discuss plans for Manama Souq
Nov 22

‘Old Markets Committee’ discuss plans for Manama Souq

Manama : The Old Markets Committee held a meeting at Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to discuss the latest developments in the old Manama souq project. Several topics were discussed on the occasion which included the grants provided and budget for the development of the souq, which will be...

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Coordination meeting held
Nov 22

Coordination meeting held

Manama : A coordination meeting was held yesterday to discuss sustainable economic development projects and Kingdom’s long-term fiscal security. The meeting follows the 2017 Government Forum, during which His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme...

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Overcoming challenges
Nov 22

Overcoming challenges

Manama : “Who said that disability stops dreams and ambitions? A person with the desire to be a champion will become one when possessed with ambition and desire.” These are the words by Shaikha Al Shaiba who is set to participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain to be held on...

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Danat seminars in Jewellery Arabia
Nov 22

Danat seminars in Jewellery Arabia

DANAT, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones, is offering seminars on a wide range of topics by expert gemmologists on each day of the five-day event at its pavilion in the Al Fanar Hall.   Lectures will focus on topics including the new sapphire discoveries in Madagascar, ruby deposits in Asia...

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Acon to open more branches
Nov 22

Acon to open more branches

Manama : Acon Travels & Tours announced opening more branches in Bahrain as they kickstarted November holiday season with its first batch of travellers to Georgia.  Announcing the move, the company, in a statement, said its Dana Mall branch will open doors next month.  “Acon focuses...

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Exhibition Center consultancy pact signed
Nov 22

Exhibition Center consultancy pact signed

Manama : The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, His Excellency Mr. Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, attended today the signing ceremony appointing Tilke to provide consultancy services for the new exhibition and conference center that will be located in Sakhir.The agreement was signed by the Minister of Works,...

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Plea to give parity to degrees obtained from China rejected
Nov 22

Plea to give parity to degrees obtained from China rejected

Manama : The House of Representatives yesterday rejected an “urgent” proposal to equalise the certificates of Bahraini graduates from Chinese universities who were allegedly sent by the government on scholarships. MP Jalal Kadhim, one of the MPs who made the proposal, said “several complaints were...

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