Bahrain

Bahrain has made great strides: PM
Jul 21

Bahrain has made great strides: PM

Manama : Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday said that the Kingdom of Bahrain under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has made unprecedented achievements. “Our ambitions are big and without limits for our nation and people and we do the...

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HM King hails legislation
Jul 20

HM King hails legislation

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has hailed executive-legislative cooperation which benefited the nation and its citizens. He made the statement – in the presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa,...

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 HM King thanked by Saudi King
Jul 19

HM King thanked by Saudi King

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received a cable of thanks from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in reply to His Majesty's congratulatory cable to him on his selection of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as crown prince, deputy prime minister...

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PM directive hailed
Jul 19

PM directive hailed

Manama : Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh has extended sincere thanks and appreciation to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa for the directives to recruit 230 Bahraini nurses in 2017 and 2018.  The minister praised HRH Premier’s interest in the...

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Cabinet condemns ban on  prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque
Jul 18

Cabinet condemns ban on prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Manama : The weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday condemned the banning of prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the Israeli Occupation Forces, describing the closure as a provocative act, a dangerous escalation and a...

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Tighten  public spending : PM
Jul 18

Tighten public spending : PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has issued directives to all ministries and state departments to tighten control on public money, rationalise and prioritise government expenditure by eliminating bad spending habits, preventing squandering of public funds and...

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PM praises royal keenness  to develop judicial system
Jul 17

PM praises royal keenness to develop judicial system

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has praised the good reputation of the Bahraini judiciary and its impartiality at the GCC, Arab and international level.  HRH Prime Minister said ensuring justice and sovereignty of the law is the goal in Bahrain under the...

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Leaders capable of  safeguarding  security  of region : PM
Jul 17

Leaders capable of safeguarding security of region : PM

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has expressed full confidence in the ability of the leaders of the countries of the region to safeguard its security and stability, and to address the challenges it is facing, as well as terrorism which is aimed at subverting the security and...

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PM orders to implement infra projects
Jul 17

PM orders to implement infra projects

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has ordered to implement a series of infrastructure projects including construction of a new flyover between the two main highways in the country. The directives came while the Premier received Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning...

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 HM King appoints Education Ministry officials
Jul 16

HM King appoints Education Ministry officials

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Decree 44/2017 appointing undersecretary, assistant undersecretaries in the Ministry of Education.The Royal Decree appointed Dr. Fawzi Abdulrahman Al Jowder as the Ministry's Undersecretary for Educational and Curricula Affairs, Dr. Shaikha Yousef Al Jeeb, as...

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HM King extends condolences to Saudi King
Jul 16

HM King extends condolences to Saudi King

Jeddah : On behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,  HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, the National Guard Commander, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, has...

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HM King greets French President
Jul 15

HM King greets French President

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of greetings to French President Emmanuel Macron on his country’s National Day. HM extended greetings to President Macron, wishing him abundant health and happiness and the French people progress and prosperity.  HM lauded deep and...

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Leaders condole with Saudi leadership
Jul 14

Leaders condole with Saudi leadership

Manama :  His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia over the sad demise of HRH Prince Abdulraan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.  HM the King prayed to Almighty God to rest the soul of the deceased...

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King Hamad Global Centre launch in November
Jul 12

King Hamad Global Centre launch in November

Manama : ‘This Is Bahrain” will host an exhibition portraying Kingdom’s outstanding religious freedom to officially launch ‘The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration’ and ‘The King Hamad Global Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence”, it was announced...

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King Hamad hails UK ties
Jul 12

King Hamad hails UK ties

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday hailed deep-rooted historic relations and solid partnership binding Bahrain and the United Kingdom.  Receiving Prince Michael of Kent, King Hamad hailed long-standing cooperation and coordination between the two countries. HM the King reviewed...

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King hails rights record of Bahrain
Jul 12

King hails rights record of Bahrain

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday asserted Bahrain’s firm commitment to international human rights covenants and laws.  “Human rights represent a core part of Bahrain’s culture, authentic Arab identity and tolerant Islamic faith,” HM King said as he...

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King names new head for Court of Cassation
Jul 11

King names new head for Court of Cassation

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued Royal Order 38 of 2017 approving the retirement request of Head of Court of Cassation, Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Deputy President Chancellor Salem bin Mohammed Salem Al-Kawari.  Under the same royal order, Chancellor Abdulla bin Hassan...

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Cabinet condemns terror  attacks in Saudi, Egypt
Jul 11

Cabinet condemns terror attacks in Saudi, Egypt

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa extended deepest thanks and appreciation to the Representatives and Shura councils for their fruitful cooperation with the government in preparing the General State Budget 2017-2018. He also praised the consensus reached by the...

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HM King condoles with Sisi
Jul 10

HM King condoles with Sisi

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday sent a cable of condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, over the victims of the terrorist explosion in North Sinai province that led to several deaths and injuries of military servicemen. HM the King expressed strongest...

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Prime Minister pledges more support for sports
Jul 06

Prime Minister pledges more support for sports

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday praised the role of sports clubs in boosting Bahrain’s image at the regional and international level.  HRH the Premier was speaking as he received at Gudaibiya Palace President of Bahrain Basketball Association...

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PM hails Bahrain-UK  military cooperation
Jul 05

PM hails Bahrain-UK military cooperation

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed the importance of mutual understanding, collective efforts and joint coordination in consolidating peace and stability and preventing interference in domestic affairs with the aim of subverting countries’ security...

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His Majesty lauds BCCI for  promoting trade, commerce
Jul 05

His Majesty lauds BCCI for promoting trade, commerce

Manama : A tribute was paid to the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) for its role in spearheading trade and industry and bolstering the national economy on the regional and international map.  “The chamber is an active and vital partner in the national development”, said His...

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PM asks ministries to  reach out to citizens
Jul 04

PM asks ministries to reach out to citizens

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed the need to reach out to the citizens, be informed about their concerns and solve their problems regarding services provided to them as soon as possible. Chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session at the Gudaibiya...

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Royal Guard Special Force marks 10th anniversary
Jul 04

Royal Guard Special Force marks 10th anniversary

Manama : Under the Patronage of Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Commander-in-Chief, a celebration to mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Royal Guard Special Force was held on Sunday. The event was attended by HH Brigadier-General Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad...

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Security key to progress: PM
Jul 03

Security key to progress: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed that security and stability should be the cornerstone of regional and international policies. The Prime Minister made the statements while receiving state officials as well as intellectuals and media figures. The region...

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HM King, Putin hold talks
Jul 02

HM King, Putin hold talks

Manama : Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with His MajestyKing Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa yesterday.  The conversation was centred around latest regional developments, particularly the strained diplomatic ties with Qatar. HM stressed the necessity for Qatar to rectify its...

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Unified stance needed to face challenges: PM
Jun 30

Unified stance needed to face challenges: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted that unified stance is strongly needed to face challenges and deal with them, citing the successful summits hosted recently by Saudi Arabia. The echo of the historic Riyadh summits will continue to be strong for their...

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Shaikh Nasser honours families of martyrs
Jun 29

Shaikh Nasser honours families of martyrs

Manama  : HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad 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, organised a special ceremony for the families of martyrs of duty on the occasion of Eid...

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Terrorism needs firm handling: Premier
Jun 29

Terrorism needs firm handling: Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has said that the “terrorism industry” has reached advanced and dangerous levels that can be confronted only through enhanced security, decisiveness and firmness. HRH Prime Minister was speaking while receiving senior...

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King performs Eid prayers
Jun 26

King performs Eid prayers

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday performed Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Sakhir Palace Mosque. His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, HM the King’s sons, senior members of the Royal Family, Speaker...

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Bahrain marks Eid al-Fitr
Jun 25

Bahrain marks Eid al-Fitr

Manama : Bahrain yesterday announced Sunday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.  The announcement was made by Bahrain’s moon-sighting committee. All ministries and public institutions will be closed for three days on account of the auspicious...

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Qatar’s policies towards GCC destructive: Shaikh Nasser
Jun 24

Qatar’s policies towards GCC destructive: Shaikh Nasser

Manama : A national campaign has been launched to support the Royal Guard Commander, Brigadier His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who recently affirmed the stance of the Kingdom and regional states against the conspiring policies of Qatar against Bahrain and GCC and Arab countries. HH Shaikh...

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Exchange of visits reflects strong bonds: Crown Prince
Jun 23

Exchange of visits reflects strong bonds: Crown Prince

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister this evening visited the Majlis of the BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa accompanied HRH the Crown...

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HRH Premier issues circular for Eid Al Fitr holiday
Jun 21

HRH Premier issues circular for Eid Al Fitr holiday

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued a circular stipulating a three-day official holiday on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr.The Kingdom's ministries, governmental directorates and institutions will close on the first day of Eid Al Fitr (1st Shawwal1438H) and the two...

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Premier’s directives implemented
Jun 21

Premier’s directives implemented

Manama : Following directives issued by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during this week’s regular Cabinet session to identify the needs of the Zallaq villagers, the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry announced that it had finalised the preparation of the...

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Crown Prince honours Taskforce 11 servicemen
Jun 21

Crown Prince honours Taskforce 11 servicemen

Manama : Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday hailed the commitment of the Bahraini forces and their loyalty to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the country. His Royal Highness also praised the contribution of...

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Cabinet deplores blast
Jun 20

Cabinet deplores blast

Manama : The Cabinet meeting chaired by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday strongly condemned the terror attack in Diraz in which a policeman was killed and two others injured. Extending deepest condolences to the fallen policeman’s family and relatives, and...

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Uphold family values, says Crown Prince
Jun 19

Uphold family values, says Crown Prince

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday praised the strong bonds that exist across Bahraini society, saying that it is these distinctive values and traditions that have fostered principles of moderation and...

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‘Values of moderation key to defeating extremism’
Jun 18

‘Values of moderation key to defeating extremism’

Manama : The values moderation play an integral role in confronting and defeating extremism, said His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister stressing that extremists misinterpret the tolerant teachings of Islam and politicise...

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Serving the needy
Jun 18

Serving the needy

Manama : Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) yesterday hosted its annual Ramadan meeting for its affiliates, under the patronage of HM the King’s Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO), HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad...

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Bahrain, UAE enhance ties
Jun 16

Bahrain, UAE enhance ties

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa yesterday returned to Bahrain, wrapping up a visit to the United Arab Emirates. HM the King met, during the visit, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Armed...

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Housing a top priority of Kingdom: Deputy King
Jun 15

Housing a top priority of Kingdom: Deputy King

Manama : Housing is one of the top priorities of the Kingdom, said Deputy King, His Royal Highness, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday.  Prince Salman was visiting the Majlises of the sons of the late Abdul Karim Ahmed Al Ansari, Al Shaikh Mustafa bin Abdullatif and the late Abdulla Ahmed...

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Leadership congratulates Queen Elizabeth II
Jun 14

Leadership congratulates Queen Elizabeth II

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II, on Her Majesty’s birthday anniversary. In the cable, HM the King expressed wishes of lasting good health and wellbeing to Her Majesty, wishing the UK more progress and prosperity, and praising the growing...

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Growth driven by spirit of  nationalism: Deputy King
Jun 14

Growth driven by spirit of nationalism: Deputy King

Manama : Bahraini community and its spirit of nationalism are at the core of the success of the Kingdom’s comprehensive development programme led by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, said Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.  Prince Salman was visiting the...

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‘Safety, security key to growth’
Jun 14

‘Safety, security key to growth’

Manama : Deputy King, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday praised the role played by law enforcement officers in strengthening Bahrain’s safety and security.  Prince Salman, during his visit to an Iftar banquet at  the Public Security Officers Club, ...

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Bahrain in ILO body
Jun 14

Bahrain in ILO body

Manama : Bahrain has been elected  as a regular member to  the Governing Body of the International Labour (ILO) for the period 2017–20. The ILO governments group was elected on Monday at the United Nations Geneva-based premises during the ILO’s 106th Session on June 4-16.  The...

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HM King Hamad, UAE leaders hold bilateral talks
Jun 14

HM King Hamad, UAE leaders hold bilateral talks

Abu Dhabi : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa held talks with United Arab Emirates Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in the presence of member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, Shaikh...

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Prime Minister calls for diversification of revenue sources
Jun 13

Prime Minister calls for diversification of revenue sources

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday gave directives to ensure that the basic salary expenses, the annual increment paid to the citizens, the government’s support to Bahrainis who most need government subsidies, and the provision for basic services are...

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HM King to visit UAE today
Jun 13

HM King to visit UAE today

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa will tomorrow, Tuesday, head to the United Arab Emirates, on a visit during which he will meet UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and UAE Deputy Supreme Commander HH...

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Government revenue seen at BD2.3bn in fiscal 2018
Jun 13

Government revenue seen at BD2.3bn in fiscal 2018

Manama : Government revenues in fiscal 2018 are expected to reach BD2.3 billion - BD1.8bn as oil revenues, and BD560 million as non-oil revenues - while public expenditure is estimated at BD3.5bn, according to the draft Budget law approved by the Cabinet. The revenues were estimated on the basis of oil...

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