Bahrain

 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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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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PM lauds patriotic spirit
Feb 21

PM lauds patriotic spirit

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has reiterated Bahrain’s complete solidarity with Saudi Arabia with measures it deems necessary to safeguard its security and stability. While discussing the Kingdom’s celebrations of the anniversary of the National Action...

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Crown Prince receives Kuwait National Assembly Speaker
Feb 21

Crown Prince receives Kuwait National Assembly Speaker

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister received Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker, Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, and the accompanying parliamentary delegation, at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday. During the meeting,...

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PM lauds Bahrain-Saudi ties
Feb 21

PM lauds Bahrain-Saudi ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has welcomed the outcome of the recent visit of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to Saudi Arabia. Commenting on the Crown Prince’s...

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Premier hails Kuwait relations
Feb 20

Premier hails Kuwait relations

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has affirmed that the fraternal Bahraini-Kuwaiti relations have reached an advanced level as the two brotherly countries share joys, and are proud of each other’s landmark achievements. “The Kingdom will never forget Kuwait’s...

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HRH Princess Sabeeka issues edict
Feb 19

HRH Princess Sabeeka issues edict

Manama : Wife of His Majesty the King & Supreme Council for Women Chairwoman HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifaand President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) issued an edict, forming the committee of the second edition of the “Shaikha Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa Award for Youth...

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PM visits flood-affected areas
Feb 18

PM visits flood-affected areas

Manama :  Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa visited a number of flood affected areas and inspected the work regarding draining out the accumulated rain water. The Premier ordered technical and administrative crews, led by senior officials in the relevant ministries, to be present at the...

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Saudi key to GCC development : Prince Salman
Feb 17

Saudi key to GCC development : Prince Salman

Manama : Saudi Arabia plays a pivotal role in driving strategic development initiatives across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which has been crucial in meeting the shared goals of GCC states, affirmed Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al...

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The new face of healthcare
Feb 16

The new face of healthcare

Manama : The King Abdullah Medical City project will be a milestone in the history of the exemplary Bahraini-Saudi relations, affirmed Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday The Prime Minister made the statements while receiving Education Minister and Chairman of the High Education...

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Bahrain, Saudi reaffirm bilateral ties
Feb 16

Bahrain, Saudi reaffirm bilateral ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday met Prince Mohammad bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, at King Saud Palace,...

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 HM King orders new mosque for Bahrain
Feb 14

HM King orders new mosque for Bahrain

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ordered the construction of the King Hamad Mosque in Muharraq that will reflect the magnificent Islamic tolerance, the Bahraini people's rich diversity and the Kingdom's status throughout history and oriental and occidental civilisations.During the latest visit of...

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HM King greeted on NAC anniversary
Feb 14

HM King greeted on NAC anniversary

Manama : Information Affairs Minister, Chairman of Bahrain Institute for Political Development, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, has extended greeting to HM the King, HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First...

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PM hails Turkish President’s visit
Feb 14

PM hails Turkish President’s visit

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has lauded the security authorities whose role was crucial in ensuring the success of the recent security operations. Chairing the Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya palace yesterday HRH Premier also lauded the citizens’ patriotic and...

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PM greets HM King on 16th NAC anniversary
Feb 14

PM greets HM King on 16th NAC anniversary

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has extended warm greetings to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the 16th anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC). “The NAC has created a modernisation approach, provided a democratic atmosphere, consolidated human...

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Bahrain-Turkey friendship hailed
Feb 13

Bahrain-Turkey friendship hailed

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifaunderscored the crucial importance of strengthening bilateral relations, mustering all efforts and expanding cooperation between all countries, particularly Turkey, a pivotal state which plays an influential role in the region.  He underlined the need to work...

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Warm welcome to President Erdogan
Feb 13

Warm welcome to President Erdogan

Manama : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is on an official visit to Bahrain at the invitation of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, arrived here yesterday.  King Hamad along with Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First...

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King issues two decrees
Feb 12

King issues two decrees

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa issued a decree ratifying the agreement establishing the Bahraini-Russian Governmental Committee for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, as per the deal signed in Moscow on September 6, 2016.HM the King issued a decree assigning the Minister of...

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Indian expatriate’s role vital in progress: HM King
Feb 12

Indian expatriate’s role vital in progress: HM King

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa commended the contribution of the Indian expatriate community and businessmen from the State of Kerala to Bahrain’s development, progress and prosperity. “The decades-long outstanding relations have always been based on mutual respect, cooperation...

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 HM King issues royal decree promoting 359 BDF officers
Feb 10

HM King issues royal decree promoting 359 BDF officers

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued yesterday royal decree number 9 for 2017 promoting 359 officers of various military ranks from Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) . The promotions coincided with Bahrain's celebrations of BDF's 49th anniversary which is observed on February 5.Marking the occasion, BDF...

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2017 WAHO conference begins
Feb 10

2017 WAHO conference begins

Manama : The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday attended the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Arabian Horse Organisation (WAHO) conference, which is being held at the Ritz Carlton Manama under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. During the...

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Govt firm on fighting terrorism: Premier
Feb 10

Govt firm on fighting terrorism: Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has thanked the security authorities for their success in tracking down wanted individuals, monitoring their movement, besieging them and arresting them. Praising the authorities, HRH Premier stressed that the success of any security...

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HM King restructures government departments
Feb 09

HM King restructures government departments

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decrees 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15/2017, restructuring various government departments. Col. Abdullah Hamad Al Kubaisi has been appointed as Director-General of Customs Clearance and Inspection Directorate, Shaikh Turki bin Duaij Al Khalifa as...

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Government’s focus on more jobs: PM
Feb 08

Government’s focus on more jobs: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa opened the Gulf Industry Fair (GIF-2017) at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC), yesterday.  On the occasion HRH the Prime Minister underscored the government’s unwavering support to...

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Deputy King inaugurates BDF facility
Feb 08

Deputy King inaugurates BDF facility

Manama : The Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday inaugurated a new facility at the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Officers’ Club in Manama. During the inauguration ceremony, Prince Salman emphasised his continued commitment to supporting the advancement and success of...

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Princess Sabeeka receives Arab Woman Medal
Feb 07

Princess Sabeeka receives Arab Woman Medal

Manama : The Arab League bestowed the Arab Woman Medal on Wife of His Majesty the King and Supreme Council for Women Chairwoman and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa at a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit at Al Rawdha Palace ...

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Arab League leaders vow to protect women’s rights
Feb 07

Arab League leaders vow to protect women’s rights

Manama : Members of the League of Arab States yesterday stressed on the importance of empowering women of the region economically. This was stated here during the opening of the 36th session of Arab Women Committee of Arab League and the preparatory meeting for the 61st session of the United Nations Commission...

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Premier lauds Bahrain Defence Force
Feb 07

Premier lauds Bahrain Defence Force

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has extended his greetings to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, on the Bahrain Defence Force’s Day (BDF)....

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Cabinet approves plan to expand BIIP
Feb 07

Cabinet approves plan to expand BIIP

Manama : The Cabinet has endorsed a plan to expand the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP) to the eastern region of the Salman Industrial City at Al Hidd.  The plan was endorsed at the weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at...

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School ordered to pay up BD49,000 for boy’s death
Feb 07

School ordered to pay up BD49,000 for boy’s death

Manama : A Bahraini court yesterday ordered a private school, in which a five-year-old student died after he was “forgotten” inside a school bus, to pay a compensation of BD49,000 to the victim’s family. As reported earlier, Al Rawabi School student Rashid Fadhel Buzuhaira, died after...

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Instil love for science in students : Premier
Feb 06

Instil love for science in students : Premier

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted that Bahrain is the home of science and knowledge, directing schools to instil love for science in students. “This makes us more proud,” he said, directing schools to instil love for science and knowledge in students. HRH...

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HM King opens Wadi Ali Camp
Feb 06

HM King opens Wadi Ali Camp

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, opened the Royal Guard Wadi Ali Camp, marking the 49th anniversary of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF). Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa attended the opening...

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Bahrain condoles death of former Indian Minister
Feb 05

Bahrain condoles death of former Indian Minister

Manama : Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has expressed his condolence on the demise of E Ahmed, former  Indian Minister of State for External Affairs who died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Parliament last Tuesday.  ‘I will always remember his tireless efforts...

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Leadership exchange wishes on 49th anniversary of BDF
Feb 05

Leadership exchange wishes on 49th anniversary of BDF

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, today exchanged cables of congratulations with Defence Affairs Minister Lieutenant-General Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Jalahma marking the 49th anniversary of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF).His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman...

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Bahrain leadership congratulates Sri Lanka on Independence Day
Feb 04

Bahrain leadership congratulates Sri Lanka on Independence Day

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness the Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister sent a cable of congratulations to the...

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Bahrain to boost strategic ties with US
Feb 03

Bahrain to boost strategic ties with US

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister received the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, William Roebuck, at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday. During the meeting, His Royal Highness highlighted Bahrain’s continued...

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Arab women panel meetings
Feb 02

Arab women panel meetings

Manama : Bahrain will host the meetings of the 36th session of the Arab Women Committee at the Arab League, in the presence of the Arab League Secretary-General, on February 6-7. The meetings will be held under the auspices of HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the...

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Edict issued appointing two directors
Feb 01

Edict issued appointing two directors

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister has issued Edict 4/2017 appointing two directors in the Ministry of Interior. The edict stipulated the appointing of Lt-Colonel Mohammed Ali Khalil Al Binkhalil as director in one of the Interior Ministry’s vacant...

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HM King issues Royal Orders
Jan 31

HM King issues Royal Orders

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 6/2017 restructuring the board of trustees of Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies presided over by Dr. Shaikh Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa. Dr. Ahmed Hashim Al Yosha, Dr. Waheeb Isa Al Nasser,...

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Shaikh Nasser hailed  for Triathlon win
Jan 31

Shaikh Nasser hailed for Triathlon win

Manama : Bahrain National Triathlon Team was congratulated for winning the first leg of the Triple Crown Ironman Championship in Dubai. HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and Bahrain...

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Allocate time for sports activities on Feb 7: PM
Jan 31

Allocate time for sports activities on Feb 7: PM

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday directed ministries and government departments to allocate half of the working hours on February 7 for sports activities to mark the National Sports Day.  The Premier made the statements as he chaired the regular weekly Cabinet...

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Act tough on terror : Premier
Jan 31

Act tough on terror : Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has issued directives to crack down on terrorists by strictly enforcing the laws and government decisions, according to a statement by Cabinet Secretary-General Dr. Yaser bin Essa Al-Nasser. The directive issued at the weekly Cabinet...

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Government to boost investment: HRH Premier
Jan 30

Government to boost investment: HRH Premier

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday underlined the government’s keenness to put in place all the requirements for boosting investment and consolidating the Kingdom’s status as an ‘investment incubator’ in the region. “The government is focusing...

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Reviving traditional sports
Jan 29

Reviving traditional sports

Manama  : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday voiced his strong backing to efforts to revive Bahrain’s heritage, while congratulating winners and participants of the Bahrain Falcons and Hunting tournament.  King Hamad along with Prince Al Hassan bin Talal was attending the hunting...

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Bahrain, Jordan for greater bilateral ties
Jan 28

Bahrain, Jordan for greater bilateral ties

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa lauded the deep-rooted historic fraternal relations between the Kingdom and Jordan, and their growth in various field. The King made the statement during a meeting with the member of Jordanian Royal family, Prince Al Hassan bin Talal, who is on a visit to the...

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Citizen’s welfare crucial for development: Premier
Jan 25

Citizen’s welfare crucial for development: Premier

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has underlined the government’s keenness to adopt strategies that ensure optimal dealing with the requirements of the current phase and pave the way for a better future for Bahrain and its people. While receiving Royal family members and...

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Development  to ‘continue’
Jan 24

Development to ‘continue’

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday expressed Bahrain’s resolve to continue the march of development and modernisation and further strengthen principles of citizenship based on justice, equality and equal opportunities.  HM the King said this while receiving Supreme...

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Ministers asked to limit foreign travel
Jan 24

Ministers asked to limit foreign travel

Manama : Chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session at the Gudaibiya Palace yesterday, Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asked ministers to limit foreign travel to urgent necessity, stressing that their participation should be confined to the events approved by the Council of...

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Public sector employees to get increment
Jan 24

Public sector employees to get increment

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has directed to disburse the annual increment of public sector employees, which was suspended earlier. The decision is in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa that rationalisation of expenditure...

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A fillip to Bahrain sports
Jan 23

A fillip to Bahrain sports

Manama : A first-of-its-kind facility in the Kingdom, the Muharraq Pilot Youth Centre was inaugurated by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, His Majesty’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC)...

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