Bahrain

Excellence awards for Bahrain government departments on cards
Oct 18

Excellence awards for Bahrain government departments on cards

Manama : The government will give awards to its various departments for outstanding performance during the 2017 Government Forum to be held on October 22, Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Mutawa has said.  The awards will be in the following categories: Educational Excellence Award; Customer...

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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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Bahrain pass bill to end workers residing in residential areas
Oct 18

Bahrain pass bill to end workers residing in residential areas

Manama : The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill that instructs to allocate 15 per cent of the space of industrial areas to build accommodations for labourers. The bill, which was intensively discussed during the previous sessions of the current legislative term, aims at combatting the phenomenon of the...

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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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Mercenaries are paid, says Raheel Sharif
Oct 17

Mercenaries are paid, says Raheel Sharif

Manama : Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) Military Commander General Raheel Sharif has said that the world is evolving at a faster pace considering the strategic changes that are globally taking place. “Coalitions and alliances are being made across the world to face individual and...

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Bahrain FM calls for policies aimed at boosting growth, recovery
Oct 16

Bahrain FM calls for policies aimed at boosting growth, recovery

Manama : The Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, said that the global economy continues on the path of a gradual recovery amidst the background of slowing economic growth, trade, and investment. Hence the need to foster a coordinated, comprehensive, and well-communicated policy mix,...

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Shaikh Isa Award advisory panel holds meet
Oct 15

Shaikh Isa Award advisory panel holds meet

Manama : The criteria of next edition of Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work, due to launch in April 2018, was discussed by a purpose-formed committee in Seef. Abdulrahman Askar, general secretary of the award ceremony organisers – the Bahrain Olympic Committee – chaired the...

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Bahrain FM attends memorial  service for Sir Elihu
Oct 15

Bahrain FM attends memorial service for Sir Elihu

London : Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, conveyed the condolences of the leadership to the family of the founder of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht. This came during the participation of the minister...

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Bahrain's Flexible Work Permit gets UN stamp of approval
Oct 14

Bahrain's Flexible Work Permit gets UN stamp of approval

Manama : The United Nations (UN) will formally adopt the Flexible Work Permit introduced by Bahrain as one of a number of international initiatives, which will form part of the draft Global Compact on Migration to be held at the International Migration Conference in 2018. The announcement follows a special forum...

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Alba-Nuwaidrat intersection revamp work in full swing
Oct 12

Alba-Nuwaidrat intersection revamp work in full swing

Manama : Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Minister Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf has toured the Alba-Nuwaidrat Interchange Revamp Project funded by the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development as part of the Gulf Fund Programme. The minister said the project is one of the most important strategic...

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Sitra market to be revamped
Oct 11

Sitra market to be revamped

Manama : The Sitra Central Market will undergo a major revamp under this year’s projects budget, the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning announced.The move followed the directives which were issued by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa to revamp the...

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LEWAS awards presented in Bahrain
Oct 11

LEWAS awards presented in Bahrain

Manama : Minister of Oil, Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has presented the Leadership Excellence Women Awards in Industry (LEWAS), an industry initiative of Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC). This year’s recipient of LEWAS awards for excellence in GCC...

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Parliament panels elected in Bahrain
Oct 11

Parliament panels elected in Bahrain

Manama : Bahraini lawmakers yesterday elected the chairpersons and members of the parliamentary committees for the recently launched fourth and final session of the ongoing four-year legislative term. Supervised by the council’s Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al Mulla, the MPs elected the members of 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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Bahrain MPs nominated for House panels announced
Oct 10

Bahrain MPs nominated for House panels announced

Manama : The Kingdom’s lawmakers have announced the names of MPs nominated to be members of the permanent parliamentary committees for the final session of the fourth legislative term. Headed by the Council  of  Representatives Speaker Ahmed bin  Ibrahim Al Mulla, the MPs are expected to...

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Spectacular performance by Red Arrows in Bahrain
Oct 09

Spectacular performance by Red Arrows in Bahrain

Manama : Colouring the Bahrain skies different hues, Britain’s Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, Red Arrows unravelled a spectacular acrobatic performance, enthralling thousands of residents here yesterday. The performance started at 4:00pm and lasted for 20 minutes. Nine BAE Systems Hawk aircrafts performed...

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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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Equality of men and women guaranteed in Bahrain Constitution: SCW
Oct 08

Equality of men and women guaranteed in Bahrain Constitution: SCW

Manama : The Kingdom’s Constitution guarantees the right of all citizens to human dignity and public rights and duties without distinction to race, origin, language or religion, Dr. Mohamed Al Masri, Legal Advisor of General Secretariat of the Supreme Council (SCW) has said. He was making a presentation at...

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Red Arrows to perform today in Bahrain
Oct 08

Red Arrows to perform today in Bahrain

Manama : The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, who are part of United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, will perform in the Bahrain skies today evening. The team will perform for 20 minutes starting from 4pm.  Those who wish to see the display can gather at Reef Island...

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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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Increase age limit for personal loans: Bahrain MP
Oct 04

Increase age limit for personal loans: Bahrain MP

Manama : A Bahraini MP has called for increasing the age limit for personal loans to empower senior citizens who are in need of financial support from banks. Independent MP Isa Turki said that commercial banks were rejecting loan applications of senior citizens who have crossed 65 with complaints increasing...

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eGovernment award today in Bahrain
Oct 04

eGovernment award today in Bahrain

Manama : The honouring ceremony of the eGovernment Excellence Award 2017 will be held today at the Gulf Convention Centre in the Gulf Hotel.  Winners will be honoured by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak AlKhalifa - Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information &...

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BHRWS campaign to amend nationality law
Oct 04

BHRWS campaign to amend nationality law

Manama : Several Bahraini rights activists are planning to begin a campaign calling for equal status for Bahraini fathers and mothers in terms of the right to grant Bahraini citizenship to their children. According to a statement issued by Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), the campaign will be launched...

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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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 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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Bahrain calls for collective efforts to end human trafficking
Sep 30

Bahrain calls for collective efforts to end human trafficking

Washington : Bahrain  has called for adopting stringent measures to fight the battle against the scourge of human trafficking.  “There is an urgent need to enhance public awareness on the importance of combating all forms of human trafficking,” said Bahrain’s Permanent Representative...

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EDB: Bahrain open to digital currencies
Sep 29

EDB: Bahrain open to digital currencies

Manama : The Kingdom is keen on adopting digital currencies like bitcoin as part of a wider plan toward a country level adoption of blockchain technologies, Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Economic Development Board (EDB) has said. “We are open to Bitcoins”, the Hindu BusinessLine reported the...

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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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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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Governor inspects religious procession routes in Bahrain
Sep 25

Governor inspects religious procession routes in Bahrain

Manama : Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Governor of the Capital Governorate, has assured to facilitate the Muharram event in the Kingdom in line with the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister. This came as the Governor of the Capital visited the...

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Call to recruit sacked Qatar Airways staff
Sep 25

Call to recruit sacked Qatar Airways staff

Manama : A lawmaker has called upon the authorities to recruit the sacked Bahraini employees of Qatar Airways, considering them as a national asset that “shouldn’t be wasted”. MP Osama Al Khaja said in a statement that Labour and Social Development, Transportation and Telecommunications...

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Bahrain FM blasts Iran’s ‘evil’ policies
Sep 24

Bahrain FM blasts Iran’s ‘evil’ policies

New York : Foreign Affairs Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa yesterday lashed out at the ‘evil’ and ‘destructive’ policies followed by Iran in supporting terrorist organisation and sowing unrest in the region.  Shaikh Khalid told the United Nations that Iran is wasting...

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Bahrain participates in anti-Daesh coalition meet
Sep 24

Bahrain participates in anti-Daesh coalition meet

New York : Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa headed Bahrain’s delegation to the Anti-Daesh Coalition meeting, themed “Shaping the Peace: The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS”, held on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United...

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Bahrain Foreign Minister meets UN Secretary General
Sep 24

Bahrain Foreign Minister meets UN Secretary General

New York : Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa met Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, on the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Shaikh Khalid conveyed the greetings of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa,...

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Terror funding forced to cut Qatar ties: FM
Sep 24

Terror funding forced to cut Qatar ties: FM

New York : Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with Qatar after the latter provided financial support and safe haven to terrorists and fugitives and spread hate and extremism via its media and institutions, Foreign Affairs Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told the United Nations General Assembly...

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False propaganda
Sep 24

False propaganda

Manama : Bahrain is facing hostile propaganda orchestrated by vested interests to incite hatred, promote terrorism and defame the Kingdom, according to Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS) General Secretary Faisal Fulad.  More than 7,350 such hostile propaganda texts with aggressive content were...

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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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Shaikh Khalid lauds efforts to reform UN
Sep 19

Shaikh Khalid lauds efforts to reform UN

New York : The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, participated in a meeting held under the chairmanship of President Donald Trump of the United States and attended by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the reform of the United Nations at the UN...

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Second ‘Sustainable Smart  Cities’ conference opens in Bahrain
Sep 18

Second ‘Sustainable Smart Cities’ conference opens in Bahrain

Manama : Minister of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs, Essam bin Abdullah Khalaf, yesterday opened the second Sustainable Smart Cities Conference with the participation of international experts from the Regional Office of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and other Bahraini experts in...

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 Energy Investment Forum and solar expo begins in Bahrain
Sep 18

Energy Investment Forum and solar expo begins in Bahrain

Manama : Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza inaugurated the first Energy Investment Forum and the Solar Technology Energy & Environment in Bahrain Expo 2017 (STEEB) at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday. The three-day forum, organised by AGE...

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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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Foreign Minister to  attend UNGA session
Sep 17

Foreign Minister to attend UNGA session

New York : The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, has arrived in New York to take part in the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72).  UNGA debates focus on important international issues including the global war on terrorism, sustainable...

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‘Manama, Capital Governorate’ launched
Sep 15

‘Manama, Capital Governorate’ launched

Manama : An illustrated book highlighting Manama has been launched at a ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa. Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa patronised the launch held in the presence of Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence...

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