Bahrain

Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties
Oct 18

Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Prince Fahad bin Abdulla Al-Saudi at his palace in Riffa yesterday.  Prince Fahad is currently on a visit to the Kingdom to participate in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017). HRH...

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Strengthen alliances to  beat terrorism: MEMAC
Oct 18

Strengthen alliances to beat terrorism: MEMAC

Manama : Top military and security experts from all over the world converged on Bahrain yesterday amid rising terrorist threats to discuss the importance of regional and international alliances and coalitions in combating terrorism.  The leaders spoke about the importance of advancing formal co-operation...

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2017 Government Forum to be held in October
Oct 17

2017 Government Forum to be held in October

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, has announced that the 2017 Government Forum will be held on October 22 under the patronage of HRH Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The Forum will review...

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Bahrain International Defence expo opens
Oct 17

Bahrain International Defence expo opens

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister attended the opening session of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017) which began here yesterday. Over 3000 delegates are...

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Regional security need of hour: Shaikh Nasser
Oct 17

Regional security need of hour: Shaikh Nasser

Manama : The rapid challenges and threats witnessed in the region require the development of a new regional system to maintain peace and security, said His Highness  Brigadier Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday.  Addressing the Middle East Military Alliances and Coalitions (MEMAC) Conference...

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HM King condoles with Somali president
Oct 16

HM King condoles with Somali president

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of condolences to Somali President Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo, over the victims of two terrorist bombings in the capital Mogadishu that claimed tens of innocent people's lives and injured many others.In the cable, His Majesty reiterated the Kingdom of...

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Bahrain, UK for greater ties
Oct 16

Bahrain, UK for greater ties

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday said that Bahrain is committed to further enhancing its relations with the United Kingdom to protect security and stability across the region and...

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A vision for change
Oct 15

A vision for change

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s vision in supporting peaceful co-existence and promoting inter-religious and civilisational dialogue has become an international model for religious and ethnic tolerance and co-existence.  This came as the success of “This Is...

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Crown Prince holds Majlis
Oct 12

Crown Prince holds Majlis

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister yesterday held his weekly Majlis at Riffa Palace.

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Pluralism  hallmark of Bahrain, says King
Oct 12

Pluralism hallmark of Bahrain, says King

Washington : Bahrainis have grown up with neighbours of all faiths, all cultures and all ethnicities for centuries, in a multicultural, multi-faith society, recognising this diversity as a natural and normal way of life in the country, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa said in an article published in The...

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Parliamentary report submitted to HM King
Oct 11

Parliamentary report submitted to HM King

Manama : Council of Representatives Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla and Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh, yesterday submitted the annual parliamentary report to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa yesterday. His Majesty the King hailed the dedicated efforts of the Shura Council and Council...

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Brave  featured on ‘Fighters Only’
Oct 10

Brave featured on ‘Fighters Only’

Manama : Brave Combat Federation is featured on ‘Fighters Only’ which is one of the prime platforms for mixed martial arts.  In less than a year of existence, Brave Combat Federation, the Bahrain-based Mixed Martial Arts promotion founded under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid...

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PM: HM’s directives roadmap for action
Oct 10

PM: HM’s directives roadmap for action

Manama : The government will spare no effort to implement the directives put forward in the Royal address at the fourth session of the National Assembly, which will be the roadmap for the government’s action in the coming period to achieve the national and economic goals for the nation and the citizens, His...

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Citizens key focus of development: HM
Oct 09

Citizens key focus of development: HM

Manama : The citizens of the Kingdom will always remain the main focus of the development process, said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday while opening the final session of the fourth legislative term at a special ceremony held at the Isa Cultural Centre premises in Juffair. “Bahraini...

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McLaren 570S support for defence exhibition in Bahrain
Oct 08

McLaren 570S support for defence exhibition in Bahrain

Manama : Following a briefing at the Royal Guard camp in Riffa, on the latest preparations for Bahrain International Defence Exhibition & Conference (BIDEC 2017), His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Commander of Bahrain Royal Guard and Chairman of BIDEC, received from Trevor Fletcher, the...

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Shaikh Nasser concludes visit to Chechnya
Oct 07

Shaikh Nasser concludes visit to Chechnya

Grozny/Manama : His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday wrapped up his trip to the Chechen Republic with visits to presidential retreat and special forces command, besides attending the celebrations marking the 199th anniversary of the founding of the Chechen capital, Grozny. “The Chechen...

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On a royal mission
Oct 07

On a royal mission

Manama : His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Isa bin Salman Educational Charity, Waqf, yesterday took part in the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Brunei Darussalam on behalf of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  The celebrations marked the 50th anniversary of the Sultan of...

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HM King calls Parliament to convene
Oct 04

HM King calls Parliament to convene

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 58/2017 calling the Parliament to convene.The Royal Order invited both the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council to convene on Sunday, 8th October 2017 for opening the Fourth Session of the Fourth Legislative Term.

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All set for Khalid bin Hamad Theatres Festival in Bahrain
Oct 04

All set for Khalid bin Hamad Theatres Festival in Bahrain

Manama : The third edition of Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival For National Clubs, Youth Centres and People With Disability, which comes this year under the slogan #Let’s_Plant_A_Smile, serves various noble goals, said HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme...

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Government firm to fight terror, avers PM
Oct 04

Government firm to fight terror, avers PM

Manama : Terrorism, which is targeting most regions in the world, can only be confronted through firmness, cooperation and coordination, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said yesterday. “Terrorism poses a threat to development which can only be achieved in a...

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HM greetings on China’s National Day
Oct 02

HM greetings on China’s National Day

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Chinese President Xi Jinping on his country’s National Day. HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa also congratulated Xi, wishing him health and happiness and the friendly Chinese people further...

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HM receives gift from  Queen Elizabeth II
Oct 02

HM receives gift from Queen Elizabeth II

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday received a three-year-old horse as a gift from Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. It is a three-year-old Arabian horse of Bahraini breed, which was produced by the stables of the British queen and is named Hamdani...

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 Leaders congratulate China on National Day
Oct 01

Leaders congratulate China on National Day

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping making his country’s National Day. HM the King extended sincerest congratulations and good wishes to the Chinese leader on this national occasion. His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince...

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Concerted efforts needed to address housing challenges : PM
Oct 01

Concerted efforts needed to address housing challenges : PM

Manama : Bahrain will join the other nations in celebrating the United Nations (UN) World Habitat Day tomorrow. The 2017 edition is being celebrated under the theme: Housing Polices: Affordable Homes”. The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day to reflect...

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Shaikh Nasser  appointed Defence  Council member
Sep 30

Shaikh Nasser appointed Defence Council member

Manama : Royal Guard Commander and Personal Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs Brigadier His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has been appointed member of the Supreme Defence Council by a Royal Decree.  Council of Representatives Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al...

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Work hard to achieve further success, says Shaikh Nasser
Sep 29

Work hard to achieve further success, says Shaikh Nasser

Manama : Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and in the presence of Personal Representative of HM the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Board of Trustees Chairman of Nasser Rehabilitation and Vocational Training Centre HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, a graduation...

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Getting notary licence just got tougher in Bahrain
Sep 28

Getting notary licence just got tougher in Bahrain

Manama : Getting a notary licence just got tougher with the government imposing new stricter measures to verify the applicants’ background.   As per a new decree-law issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, notary licences will not be issued to any applicants,...

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Hefty fines,  prison term for funding terrorism
Sep 28

Hefty fines, prison term for funding terrorism

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued a decree stipulating heavy fines and prison terms “no less than 10 years” for engaging in terrorist activity inside or outside the country.  The Decree-Law 36/2017 issued yesterday amends Article 3 of Decree-Law 4/2001 on the...

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Shaikh Nasser chairs  BIDEC 2017 meeting
Sep 27

Shaikh Nasser chairs BIDEC 2017 meeting

Manama : The periodic meeting of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 (BIDEC), scheduled in Kingdom from October 16 to 18, was held yesterday. The meeting was chaired by Royal Guard Commander and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Defence...

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Premier hailed for promoting peace
Sep 27

Premier hailed for promoting peace

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was presented yesterday with the Shield of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), the International Peace Culture Document and the International Peace Union Declaration in regards to promoting peace as a global culture. This...

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 Leadership congratulates Singapore's newly elected president
Sep 26

Leadership congratulates Singapore's newly elected president

Manama :  His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to Halimah Yacoub on her election as the new president of Singapore. HM the King extended sincere congratulations to Singapore’s new president and wishes of good health and happiness, and to the people of Singapore...

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Cabinet congratulates PM for top honour
Sep 26

Cabinet congratulates PM for top honour

Manama : The Cabinet yesterday extended congratulations to His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa on being granted the Shield of the Federation of World Peace and Love in recognition of his landmark contribution to promoting the traditions of peace,  tolerance  and...

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Leadership congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day
Sep 24

Leadership congratulates Saudi Arabia on National Day

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the occasion of Saudi Arabia’s National Day. HM the King expressed his best wishes of health, happiness and long life to King Salman and of further...

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HM King’s Ashoora grant hailed
Sep 22

HM King’s Ashoora grant hailed

Manama : Head of the Jaffari Endowments Directorate, Shaikh Mohsen bin Al-Shaikh Abdul Hussain Al-Asfoor, has extended thanks and appreciation to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his directives to distribute the annual grant to community centres and  Hussainiya  centres.  The ...

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Leadership exchanges New Hijri Year wishes
Sep 21

Leadership exchanges New Hijri Year wishes

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has exchanged cables of congratulations on the New Hijri Year 1439 with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), extending his best wishes of health and happiness and praying to God for returns of the auspicious occasions with further welfare and blessings...

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 BSE celebrates Bahraini Women's Day
Sep 20

BSE celebrates Bahraini Women's Day

Manama : Under the auspices of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council of Women (SCW) and in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Women (SCW), the Bahraini Society of Engineers (BSE) is organizing the Bahraini Women Engineers Conference...

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Strong will key to end global conflicts: Premier
Sep 20

Strong will key to end global conflicts: Premier

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday said that success of the international efforts to promote global security and stability requires strong will and concerted efforts to work out solutions for causes of wars and conflicts in many regions in the...

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HRH Premier issues four edicts appointing directors
Sep 19

HRH Premier issues four edicts appointing directors

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued four edicts appointing directors in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Information Affairs and the Civil Service Bureau.Edict 19/2019 stipulated the appointment of Ibrahim Ali Abdulrahman Burshaid as Director for Secondary...

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HRH Premier issues circular on Hijri New Year holiday
Sep 19

HRH Premier issues circular on Hijri New Year holiday

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister issued a circular stipulating the official holiday on the occasion of the Hijri New Year.The Kingdom’s ministries, directorates and public institutions will close on Thursday, September 21 marking the 1st of Muharram 1439H.

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Cabinet nod  for 100mw  solar power plant
Sep 19

Cabinet nod for 100mw solar power plant

Manama : The weekly Cabinet meeting held yesterday gave the green signal to set up  a solar power plant in the Kingdom to generate 100 megawatts of electricity.  The decision is in line with  the government’s keenness to tap renewable energy as per the National Renewable Energy Plan and...

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Crown Prince receives US envoy, outgoing Fifth Fleet commander
Sep 18

Crown Prince receives US envoy, outgoing Fifth Fleet commander

Manama : His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister met the US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, William Roebuck and the outgoing US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan, at Riffa Palace yesterday. His Royal...

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Bahrain will remain an inclusive country: PM
Sep 18

Bahrain will remain an inclusive country: PM

Manama : His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed on the importance of preserving and strengthening national unity, being the bulwark to preserve the hard-gained achievements at all levels. HRH the Premier was speaking while receiving senior officials as well as...

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‘King Hamad Global Centre to promote peaceful coexistence’
Sep 17

‘King Hamad Global Centre to promote peaceful coexistence’

Los Angeles : The establishment of the King Hamad Global Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peaceful Co-Existence will contribute in consolidating the principles of social co-existence and cohesion among various peoples, said Vice-Chairman Board of Trustees Chairman and Executive Director of the Isa Cultural...

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Declaration for promoting dialogue, understanding
Sep 15

Declaration for promoting dialogue, understanding

Los Angeles : Shaikh Nasser stressed that this day is “a reminder to all of us of what we have achieved in promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding, as well as another reminder of the work we must complete, in combating hate speech and bigotry.” ‘A new Middle East’ Speaking on the...

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Bahrain takes a big step forward for peace
Sep 15

Bahrain takes a big step forward for peace

Los Angeles : The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration and the King Hamad Global Centre for Interfaith Dialogue and Peaceful Coexistence were launched in Los Angeles, California yesterday under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  His Majesty the King deputised His Highness Shaikh Nasser...

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Develop infrastructure suitable for growth: HM
Sep 14

Develop infrastructure suitable for growth: HM

Manama : The Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry, being a service ministry, should continue give priority to improve the services to citizens, and develop infrastructure and networks  suitable for urban investment and industrial growth, said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa...

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King Hamad global centre launch today
Sep 13

King Hamad global centre launch today

Los Angeles : “This is Bahrain” society will organise today in Los Angeles, an exhibition and a press conference to officially launch ‘The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration’ and The King Hamad Global Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peaceful Co-Existence. The mega event will be held under...

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Lt. General  Adel is NSA President
Sep 13

Lt. General Adel is NSA President

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has issued a royal decree re-organising the National Security Agency and appointing Lieutenant General Adel bin Khalifa Al Fadhel as its President. The decree No 51 for 2017 will come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. 

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HRH Princess Sabeeka opens art show
Sep 13

HRH Princess Sabeeka opens art show

Manama : A tribute was paid to Bahraini women for their dedication and artistic contributions to their country’s cultural life. Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) hailed women’s efforts to enrich...

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Ministry status for eGovernment
Sep 13

Ministry status for eGovernment

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday issued a Royal order officially upgrading the Information and eGovernment Authority to a Ministry. HM the King ratified and issued the Law 34/2017 on amending some provisions of Decree-law 28/2002 with respect to Electronic Transactions, after having been...

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