Bahrain

Bahrain, US bolster ties
Feb 19

Bahrain, US bolster ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday received the Chairman of the United States Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Richard Burr and a delegation of senators, at the Bahrain Defence Force General...

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HM King’s NAC speech call for cementing unity, says PM
Feb 20

HM King’s NAC speech call for cementing unity, says PM

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa lauded His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s keynote speech marking the 17th Anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC). HRH Premier praised the patriotic values and sound directives embedded in HM the King’s speech, as...

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Privacy law gets more teeth
Feb 20

Privacy law gets more teeth

Manama : Right to privacy just got stronger in the Kingdom with the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday issuing new directives to give the law enforcement authorities more powers.  Severe penalty will be inflicted on anyone “who publicly posts news,...

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Wage protection system on way for private sector employees
Feb 20

Wage protection system on way for private sector employees

Manama : The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, yesterday initiated a step to implement a system that seeks to ensure wage protection and end exploitation of staff in the private sector.  Under the proposed system, payment of salary to employees in the private sector...

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Bahrain to host GEO 2018
Feb 18

Bahrain to host GEO 2018

Manama : Bahrain will host the 13th Middle East conference and exhibition of the geological sciences (GEO 2018) at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center from March 5 to 8, 2018, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa.  This event, organised by UBM...

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Bahrain has made ‘big strides’ in endurance
Feb 18

Bahrain has made ‘big strides’ in endurance

Manama : Dubai Ruler, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum hailed the ‘big strides’ of Bahrain in the endurance sport while describing UAE’s participation in HM the King’s Endurance Cup as “a fruitful outcome...

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Southern Governorate to launch charitable event
Feb 18

Southern Governorate to launch charitable event

Manama : Southern Governor, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, has affirmed that the Southern Governorate will carry on its constructive strategy aiming to ensure the interests of the local citizens through a series of initiatives and events with humanitarian and charitable dimensions.In this context, HH Shaikh...

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Tribute to HM the King on national milestone
Feb 18

Tribute to HM the King on national milestone

Manama : A tribute was paid to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on the 17th anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC).“The milestone which was launched on the basis of the 2002 constitutional amendment ushered in political changes and wide-ranging reforms”, said Interior Ministry...

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Tatarstan President lauds HM’s policies
Feb 17

Tatarstan President lauds HM’s policies

Moscow : President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov lauded the wise policy of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to foster relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Russia, in cooperation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At a meeting yesterday with...

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Leadership greeted on 17th anniversary of NAC
Feb 15

Leadership greeted on 17th anniversary of NAC

Manama : Congratulations poured in as Bahrain celebrated yesterday the 17th Anniversary of the National Action Charter (NAC), a far-reaching document that transformed the country which was approved almost unanimously by Bahraini men and women on February 14, 2001 referendum. Several ministers and officials...

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NAC is Bahrain’s  guiding force: HM
Feb 14

NAC is Bahrain’s guiding force: HM

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday called on all to “adhere to the essence and principles” of the National Action Charter “to preserve what has been achieved and continue the sincere work to build on our gains and achievements.” “On this cherished...

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Economic Development Board beats targets
Feb 12

Economic Development Board beats targets

Manama : Bahrain’s private sector continues to remain as the “primary engine of growth”, thanks to the efforts of the Economic Development Board (EDB) in diversifying Kingdom’s economy.  According to the latest report, EDB has surpassed its 2017 targets in terms of new projects...

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Bahrain to host Gulf Downstream expo
Feb 11

Bahrain to host Gulf Downstream expo

Manama : Bahrain will host the first edition of the International Gulf Downstream Association Conference and Exhibition from 23 to 25 October 2018 at Bahrain’s International Exhibition Centre and Conferences.  The event with the slogan “towards a competitive refining through innovation and...

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New EDB board members named
Feb 06

New EDB board members named

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) yesterday named new board of directors for the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB} for the term 2018 - 2021. The new board of directors, under...

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 HM the King arrives in Abu Dhabi
Feb 06

HM the King arrives in Abu Dhabi

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa yesterday arrived in Abu Dhabi on a private visit to the United Arab Emirates. HM the King was received on his arrival by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region.He was received by UAE Ambassador Designate to the...

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‘Power of determination’
Feb 06

‘Power of determination’

Manama : Forces from Saudi Arabia and the UAE marched together with Bahrain yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of Bahrain Defence Force.  Dubbed “Power of Determination”, the joint mobilisation drill was patronised by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander of...

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PM lauds Bahrain Defence Force role
Feb 06

PM lauds Bahrain Defence Force role

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has lauded the role played by the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.  Chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session at the Gudaibiya Palace yesterday, HRH Premier congratulated His Majesty King...

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BDF celebrates 50th anniversary
Feb 05

BDF celebrates 50th anniversary

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued a royal decree promoting 718 officers of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) of different military ranks. The promotion marked the Kingdom’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of BDF. 

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Bahrain, Saudi, UAE  military drill
Feb 04

Bahrain, Saudi, UAE military drill

Manama : Under the auspices of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, the Bahrain Defence Force will carry out a joint mobilisation exercise with live ammunition tomorrow. The manoeuvre, Power of Determination, marks the celebrations of the BDF establishment and will include units from...

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Horse racing festival gets a Royal fillip
Feb 03

Horse racing festival gets a Royal fillip

Manama : Bahraini youth’s enthusiasm in preserving authentic Bahraini and Arab racing heritage was hailed yesterday by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.  Speaking while attending the Cup of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince at Rashid Equestrian and Horse racing club, the Crown...

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Bahrain, Saudi boost relations
Feb 02

Bahrain, Saudi boost relations

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday attended the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, where he was received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and senior invitees.  The two leaders praised the longstanding ties binding the two...

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Scottish ties hailed
Feb 01

Scottish ties hailed

Manama : Scottish community’s contribution to Bahrain’s economy and development were hailed yesterday by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  “The Kingdom of Bahrain has always had an immense respect for the achievements of the United Kingdom,” said His Majesty the King during...

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HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa named Voluntary Work Personality 2017
Jan 30

HH Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa named Voluntary Work Personality 2017

Manama : Her Highness Shaikh Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, CEO of INJAZBahrain Foundation, was conferred the Award of Social Responsibility Personality for the Year2017 by the Regional Social Responsibility Network.Her Highness has been honoured in recognition of her key contributions locally and globally beyond for...

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Premier hails Muharraq’s status  as capital of  Islamic culture
Jan 29

Premier hails Muharraq’s status as capital of Islamic culture

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday welcomed the designation of the city of Muharraq as the Capital of Islamic Culture for the year 2018 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO). HRH the Prime Minister hailed His Majesty...

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HM King condoles with UAE President
Jan 29

HM King condoles with UAE President

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences on the death of Shaikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan, mother of UAE President Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In the cable, His Majesty expressed his deep sympathy, supplicating for Allah’s mercy and bliss upon the deceased...

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School fee hike shelved
Jan 29

School fee hike shelved

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has directed to drop the increase in private school fees in the Kingdom, a BNA release quoting Education Minister Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi said.  The Royal directive comes against the backdrop of an earlier decision by the Education Ministry allowing...

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Shaikh Nasser orders to pay rewards for handball team
Jan 27

Shaikh Nasser orders to pay rewards for handball team

Manama : HM the King’s Personal Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, has given directives to disburse the victory rewards for the Bahrain National Handball Team...

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Inter-faith dialogue centre to be officially opened on March 14
Jan 27

Inter-faith dialogue centre to be officially opened on March 14

Manama : The King Hamad Global Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peaceful Co-Existence will be officially inaugurated on March 14. The inaugural ceremony will be held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, said Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BFEA) Secretary-General...

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Princess Sabeeka honours Voluntary Award winners
Jan 23

Princess Sabeeka honours Voluntary Award winners

Manama : Winners of the second edition of Shaikha Hessa bint Salman Al Khalifa Award for Youth Voluntary Work were honoured yesterday by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW).  In her speech on the...

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Egypt cornerstone of  Arab security: King
Jan 23

Egypt cornerstone of Arab security: King

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa yesterday hailed the historic role played by Egypt in the region as the “cornerstone of Arab security and stability”.  Speaking to an Egyptian delegation led by Egypt’s House of Representatives Speaker Dr Ali Abdel-Aal at Al-Sakhir Palace,...

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Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize honoured
Jan 19

Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize honoured

Manama: His Majesty the King’s Representative for Charity and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, visited Bahrain Bayan School yesterday to honour the winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize.  The 11 students, which formed the Ecoboosters received...

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Masterpieces from Kuwait’s Al Sabah collection is here
Jan 19

Masterpieces from Kuwait’s Al Sabah collection is here

Manama : Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), yesterday inaugurated the exhibition “Al-Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization”, which features selections from ‘The Al Sabah Collection’ in...

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Citizens’ needs government’s  top most priority: PM
Jan 17

Citizens’ needs government’s top most priority: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday affirmed government’s keenness in ensuring the welfare and safety of Bahrain’s  citizens.  The doors of the Kingdom are always “open to listening to citizens’ needs and aspirations,”...

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Small vessels safety rules
Jan 16

Small vessels safety rules

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday ratified and issued Law 2/2018 on the registration and safety rules for small vessels. The Prime Minister and ministers –each in their capacity- shall implement the law which takes effect a day after its publication in the Official Gazette.

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PM calls for intense coordination in GCC
Jan 12

PM calls for intense coordination in GCC

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister yesterday affirmed that development in the region call for intense coordination among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to “ensure the security of the region and to support the GCC progress and Arab...

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India ready to host Bahrain sporting events, says Gandhi
Jan 11

India ready to host Bahrain sporting events, says Gandhi

Manama : India is open to hosting any sports championship or tournament by Bahrain on its territories, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi.  This, Rahul Gandhi said, will present an opportunity to develop the sports sector in both countries. The Congress President also praised the steps taken by Bahrain...

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Extend bridges of  cooperation: PM
Jan 11

Extend bridges of cooperation: PM

Manama  : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday urged Bahraini envoys to “spare no effort to highlight Bahrain’s civilised and ideal image at all gatherings.” “Extend bridges of cooperation” and “make sure you always disseminate...

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Crown Prince urges to boost  regional security
Jan 11

Crown Prince urges to boost regional security

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday called for joint action to enhance the security and stability of the region in order to face current challenges and support the essential work being undertaken by the GCC. This came as the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and...

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‘Customer  satisfaction must drive success’
Jan 10

‘Customer satisfaction must drive success’

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday encouraged Gulf Air to continue advancing performance standards saying, “customer satisfaction must drive the overall success of the airline.” “Advancing staff skills as well as the introduction of the latest aviation...

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HM King invited to France
Jan 09

HM King invited to France

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday received an invitation for an official visit to France from President Emmanuel Macron. The invitation was handed over by France’s Ambassador to Bahrain, Cecile Longe during a meeting  with HM at Sakhir Palace. France supports Baharain’s...

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PM gives directive to study government subsidy programmes
Jan 09

PM gives directive to study government subsidy programmes

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday gave directives to conduct a study on the subsidy programmes to low and medium income citizens to ensure that they continue to receive government aid and support, instructing ministries to follow up on the  matter. HRH Prime Minister...

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Boosting ties
Jan 09

Boosting ties

Manama  : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday held talks with Rahul Gandhi, who is on his first foreign trip after becoming the chief of Indian National Congress party, on improving bilateral...

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HM King ratifies, issues law 1/2018
Jan 08

HM King ratifies, issues law 1/2018

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday ratified and issued Law 1/2018, following its endorsement by the Shura Council and the Representatives Council.Under the law, some provisions of Decree-Law 21/2001 promulgating the Commercial Companies Law were amended.  

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HM King reviews progress of space rehabilitation programme
Jan 05

HM King reviews progress of space rehabilitation programme

Manama : Bahrain’s preparations are in full swing to take part in a space expedition along with Russian cosmonauts to the International Space Station (ISS). This came as His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visited the General Command of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) yesterday and reviewed the...

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BDF role crucial to the development of Bahrain: HRH CP
Jan 04

BDF role crucial to the development of Bahrain: HRH CP

Manama : Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) plays a crucial role in protecting the hard-earned achievements of the Kingdom, said His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday.  Speaking on the occasion of Isa Royal...

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King receives Crown Prince, BDF Chief
Jan 03

King receives Crown Prince, BDF Chief

Sanaa : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, received His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier and BDF Commander-in-Chief Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa at Al-Sakhir Palace, yesterday.HM reviewed with them the...

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PM calls for more effective ‘cooperation mechanisms’
Jan 03

PM calls for more effective ‘cooperation mechanisms’

Kuwait/Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday urged countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to unify their stances saying that “the once effective cooperation mechanisms are no longer suitable for the current situation and its economic and security...

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HM King returns
Jan 02

HM King returns

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa returned to Bahrain yesterday after a brotherly visit to the the United Arab Emirates. His Majesty the King left the UAE earlier and was bidden farewell by mainly Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Shaikh Mohammed bin...

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Leaders exchange  New Year greetings
Jan 01

Leaders exchange New Year greetings

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa exchanged cables of congratulations, marking the advent of the New Gregorian Year 2018, with leaders of Arab, Islamic and friendly countries. HM the King expressed to them deep congratulations and wished them abundant health and happiness and their countries and...

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Development march  to continue: Premier
Jan 01

Development march to continue: Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday expressed optimism about the future, wishing prosperity to Bahrain and the region.  Receiving officials, media figures and economists, at the Qudaibiya Palace yesterday, HRH the Premier resolved to take the development...

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