Bahrain

Crown Prince highlights multiculturalism
Apr 28

Crown Prince highlights multiculturalism

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, received Rt Rev Thomas Kanjirappallil Oommen, the Bishop of Madhya Kerala Diocese of the Church of South India, at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday.  During the meeting, the...

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 HRH Premier issues circular on Workers' Day
Apr 27

HRH Premier issues circular on Workers' Day

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued a circular regarding the official holiday on the International Workers' Day.The Kingdom's government ministries, directorates and institutions will be closed on Monday, May 1.

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International Youth Conference opens
Apr 26

International Youth Conference opens

Manama : The ninth International Youth Conference opened yesterday at the University of Bahrain in the presence of more than 1,000 participants from over 29 countries. The opening ceremony was patronised and attended by His Majesty the King’s Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme...

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PM hails Bahraini-Thai relations
Apr 25

PM hails Bahraini-Thai relations

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa yesterday received his Thai counterpart General Prayut Chan-o-cha, along with the accompanying delegation, on his arrival in Bahrain.

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Stick to government rules on scholarships : PM
Apr 25

Stick to government rules on scholarships : PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has urged public sector employees not to accept scholarships provided by overseas organisations without prior approval from the government. HRH premier gave the directive while chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting...

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'Role of youth vital for Kingdom’s progress'
Apr 24

'Role of youth vital for Kingdom’s progress'

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister welcomed this year’s recipients of the Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP), at Riffa Palace yesterday. The Crown Prince highlighted the pivotal...

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Kingdom to boost ties with Malaysia
Apr 24

Kingdom to boost ties with Malaysia

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, received Datuk Mohammed Anuar Taib, Executive Vice President of Petronas and CEO of Upstream, at Riffa Palace yesterday.  During the meeting, His Royal Highness...

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 Leadership congratulates British queen
Apr 20

Leadership congratulates British queen

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth, on Her Majesty's birthday.His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister sent a...

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Congratulations pour in for PM
Apr 20

Congratulations pour in for PM

Manama : Words of praise and congratulations poured in for the Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, who become the first Arab leader to be awarded the Development Pioneering Work Shield yesterday.  People from all walks of life and different ends of official spectrum lauded the...

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Ensure safety of doctors: PM
Apr 18

Ensure safety of doctors: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday instructed to ensure the safety of medical staff in public health facilities. The directive came while chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session held at the Gudaibiya Palace yesterday. Two days ago a Bahraini doctor was...

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 Leaders congratulated on Bahrain Grand Prix success
Apr 17

Leaders congratulated on Bahrain Grand Prix success

Manama : Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman, head of the Bahrain Athletics Society, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the success of the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad also extended...

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Premier returns from UK
Apr 15

Premier returns from UK

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa returned to Bahrain yesterday after a private visit to the United Kingdom during which he attended the royal assembly for the graduation of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst cadets in London. Among the graduates was HRH the...

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HM King attends Camel Festival in Riyadh
Apr 14

HM King attends Camel Festival in Riyadh

Riyadh : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday attended the concluding ceremony of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Riyadh on the invitation of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Prince Faisal bin Bander bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Governor of Riyadh Region,...

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HM King, Philippine President reaffirm ties
Apr 14

HM King, Philippine President reaffirm ties

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received Philippines President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the accompanying delegation at Sakhir Palace yesterday. An official reception was held in honour of the Philippine President at the palace. The two leaders headed to the podium of honour, and the national...

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 HM King issues two decrees appointing undersecretary, CEO
Apr 13

HM King issues two decrees appointing undersecretary, CEO

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued two decrees appointing undersecretary of the Ministry Information Affairs and CEO of the National Communication Centre.Decree 27/2017 stipulated the appointment of Abdulrahman Mohammed Jassim Bahar as Undersecretary of the Ministry of Information Affairs.Decree...

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PM conferred honorary doctorate
Apr 12

PM conferred honorary doctorate

Manama : The Al-Quds Open University (QOU) has conferred honorary doctorate on His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman in recognition of his humanitarian and development stances and in tribute for his advocacy of Arab and Islamic issues and unlimited support for the Palestinian people. HRH...

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Top honour for Abbas
Apr 11

Top honour for Abbas

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday bestowed Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas with the ‘Order of Al-Khalifa’ in appreciation of his efforts defending Arab causes to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the region.  His Majesty also stressed Bahrain’s full...

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Cabinet condemns terror attacks in Egypt
Apr 11

Cabinet condemns terror attacks in Egypt

Manama : The Cabinet yesterday condemned, in the strongest terms, the terror attacks in Egypt that targeted the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in Tanta and Saint Mark’s church in Alexandria. Offering condolences to the victims’ relatives and wishing the wounded a speedy recovery, the Cabinet said that...

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Premier issues Edict 6/2017 relocating ambassadors
Apr 09

Premier issues Edict 6/2017 relocating ambassadors

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued Edict 6/2017 relocating ambassadors to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs general court.The Edict stipulated the relocation of the following ambassadors to the general court of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:1- Ambassador Dr....

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Leadership extends condolences to Sweden
Apr 09

Leadership extends condolences to Sweden

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa reiterated condolences to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden over the victims of the terror...

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Premier gets top Arab honour
Apr 09

Premier gets top Arab honour

Manama : Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has garnered yet another remarkable achievement to add to his list of triumphs in the field of sustainable development. The latest being the “Development Work Shield” by Arab League for his landmark contributions to the boom witnessed...

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HM King receives Chechen President
Apr 06

HM King receives Chechen President

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received the President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov at Sakhir Palace yesterday in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister. Following an official welcome to...

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‘Strengthen GCC-Arab ties'
Apr 05

‘Strengthen GCC-Arab ties'

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday reiterated the Kingdom of Bahrain’s interests in upgrading cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and strengthening GCC and Arab cooperation.  The Prime Minister was receiving Kuwaiti...

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Khalifa bin Salman Press Awards on May 7
Apr 05

Khalifa bin Salman Press Awards on May 7

Manama : Information Affairs Minister, Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, has announced the launch of the second edition of the “Khalifa bin Salman Press Award” which will be presented during the Bahrain Press Day on May 7. The minister extended deepest thanks and appreciation to HRH the Prime Minister for...

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ArtBAB a huge success
Apr 05

ArtBAB a huge success

Manama : Bahrain’s second contemporary art fair, Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB 2017), came to a close on March 26 after witnessing tremendous success both in terms of participation and sales. The event, which opened doors on 22 March 2017, hosted over 60 participants from over 20...

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Crown Prince allocates 4,200 housing units
Apr 05

Crown Prince allocates 4,200 housing units

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, yesterday instructed swift allocation of 4,200 housing units to nationals at various locations across the Kingdom.  HRH Crown Prince’s latest directive follows...

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HM King issues law ratifying inmate transfer agreement
Apr 04

HM King issues law ratifying inmate transfer agreement

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Law 11/2017 ratifying the agreement signed between the Kingdom of Bahrain and Russian Federation Republic dated 15 December 2015 regarding the transfer of convicted inmates sentenced to a specific term in jail.The Prime Minister and ministers each according to...

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Leadership offers condolences to Russian President
Apr 04

Leadership offers condolences to Russian President

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

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King condoles with Colombian president
Apr 04

King condoles with Colombian president

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos over the victims of the landslide which struck Putumayo province.HM the King extended deep condolences and heartfelt sympathy to President Santos, the victims’ bereaved families and the...

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Royal condolences to Kuwait's leadership
Apr 04

Royal condolences to Kuwait's leadership

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has sent a cable of condolences to the Amir of Kuwait HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the sad demise of Shaikh Saad Jabir Al-Athbi Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, praying to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in peace. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince...

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PM issues directive on speed limit on roads
Apr 04

PM issues directive on speed limit on roads

Manama : Speed limits on Bahrain roads will be readjusted as per the instructions of the Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday. The Premier’s instructions came while he chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday, in the presence of the Crown Prince, Deputy...

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Enact new laws to promote real estate sector: Premier
Apr 04

Enact new laws to promote real estate sector: Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday said that new legislations should encourage investment in the real estate sector, motivate developers and preserve the rights of investors and stakeholders. Chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session along with His Royal...

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More powers for military courts
Apr 03

More powers for military courts

Manama : It’s now official that military courts in Bahrain could prosecute civilians who are involved in certain cases that are regulated by the law. This comes as His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday ratified and issued the Constitutional Amendment for the year 2017 after it was endorsed by...

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HM hails close ties with Malaysia
Apr 03

HM hails close ties with Malaysia

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has voiced pride in the strong fraternal Bahraini-Malaysian relations, and the steady progress at all levels, thanks to the constant interest of the leaders of both the countries. This came as HM the King received Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein,...

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Premier issues Edict restructuring national committee
Apr 02

Premier issues Edict restructuring national committee

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued Edict 5/2017 restructuring the National Industries Protection and Support Committee. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry's Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs has been appointed as Chairman and the...

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Leadership condoles with UAE
Mar 31

Leadership condoles with UAE

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a condolences cable to the UAE President, Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, following the sad demise of Deputy Ruler of Fujairah, Shaikh Hamad bin Saif Al-Sharqi.HM the King offered deepest condolences and sympathy on the demise of the late deputy ruler of...

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HM King, UN Secretary-General hold talks
Mar 30

HM King, UN Secretary-General hold talks

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday received UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 28th Arab Summit. The meeting held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre discussed ways to promote cooperation between the Bahrain and the UN as well as benefiting from...

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Terrorism major threat to Arab societies: HM
Mar 30

Terrorism major threat to Arab societies: HM

Manama : Terrorism poses major threat to the integrity and safety of Arab societies and the proliferation of extremist ideologies should be stopped by draining financial resources, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said at the 28th Arab Summit in Jordan yesterday. “This is the best way to overcome...

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 HM King arrives in Jordan for Arab Summit
Mar 29

HM King arrives in Jordan for Arab Summit

Amman : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa arrived in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to head the Kingdom of Bahrain's delegation to the 28th Arab League Summit which begins today.His Majesty the King was received upon arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport by HRH Prince Hamza bin Al Hussain and...

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HM King departed Egypt
Mar 29

HM King departed Egypt

Cairo : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today left Egypt in conclusion of His Majesty's official visit.During the visit, HM the King had conducted talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi focused on the close fraternal ties as well as latest regional and international developments.

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King’s visit to Egypt hailed
Mar 28

King’s visit to Egypt hailed

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has hailed the visits of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the brotherly and friendly countries, including his visit to Egypt. HRH Premier made the statement while chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session, attended by His...

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PM lauds terror bust
Mar 28

PM lauds terror bust

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday lauded the security authorities which succeeded in arresting the members of a terror cell that plotted to assassinate top government figures.HRH Premier made the statement while chairing the regular weekly Cabinet session,...

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Warm welcome  for HM in Egypt
Mar 28

Warm welcome for HM in Egypt

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi chaired the plenary session of official talks at Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo yesterday. HM the King, who arrived here yesterday with a delegation, expressed thanks and appreciation to President Al-Sisi for the warm welcome...

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HM King Hamad to visit Egypt today
Mar 27

HM King Hamad to visit Egypt today

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa will leave the kingdom on Monday on a visit to brotherly Egypt.HM the King will hold talks with the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, on the deep-rooted Bahraini-Egyptian relations, as well as the latest Arab, regional and global developments, the Royal Court...

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HM thanks well-wishers for attending wedding
Mar 24

HM thanks well-wishers for attending wedding

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has thanked well-wishers who attended the marriage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

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Leadership congratulates Pakistani president, PM
Mar 23

Leadership congratulates Pakistani president, PM

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Islamic Republic of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on his country's National Day.His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Islamic...

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Art Exhibition BAB2017 focuses on emerging artists
Mar 23

Art Exhibition BAB2017 focuses on emerging artists

Manama : Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council of Women, emphasized on the importance of harnessing arts and artistic talents through conducting frequent exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, saying it as an integral part of bolstering...

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Cabinet lauds Prince Salman’s UAE visit
Mar 21

Cabinet lauds Prince Salman’s UAE visit

Manama : The recent visit of Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will enhance relations between the two countries and promote unity among member nations of GCC, said Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin...

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GPIC President hails Princess Sabeeka Award for women
Mar 20

GPIC President hails Princess Sabeeka Award for women

Manama : Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women Empowerment Award will contribute to the empowerment of women in several countries and develop the abilities and skills of women in all sectors, according to Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) President Dr....

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Government keen on people’s welfare: HRH Premier
Mar 20

Government keen on people’s welfare: HRH Premier

Manama : Prime Minister, HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has stressed the government’s keenness to ensure that all regions in Bahrain have access to public services.  The Prime Minister made the statement during a meeting with a number of officials yesterday. The Premier also lauded the role...

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