Bahrain honoured

Bahrain honoured

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday hailed the visit of the heads of states and Nobel Peace Prize laureates to the Kingdom.

HRH the Premier described the landmark visit as being historic and memorable, bringing together on the land of peace, three heads of states and peace laureates, whose achievements are recognized all over the world.

The Premier expressed deepest thanks and appreciation to the heads of states and organizations, recipients of the Nobel Prize, for accepting the invitation to visit the Kingdom, hailing their strenuous efforts to promote and bolster peace all over the world. “This landmark visit will remain engraved in the memory for its high significance and crucial timing,” he said, describing the visit of the ‘Men of Peace’ as an international recognition of Bahrain’s role in advocating global peace.

HRH the Premier delivered the keynote address as he hosted a dinner banquet at the Ritz Carlton in honor of the heads of states and organizations as well as recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The delegation comprised former President of South Africa Frederick William de Klerk, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta and Under-Secretary-General and former Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme Anna Tibajuka, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for 2014 Kailash Satyarthi.

HRH the Premier said that the current challenges unfolding in many regions necessitate more international concerted action to create the required conditions for peace which will bolster the strenuous efforts exerted by countries and societies to achieve sustainable development and build a more prosperous future.

The Premier expressed thanks to the members of the delegation for their press statements in which they hailed Bahrain’s development strides. He reiterated Bahrain’s keenness on pursuing this cooperation for the sake of peace, security and peace in the world, which emanates from its firm belief in the noble message of peace, the cornerstone of countries’ security, stability and development.




Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Experts have warned over the dangers of plastics adversely affecting the marine life as well as entering the food chain after an image of plastic fragments discovered from a fish’s stomach went viral on social media network. In October last year, a global study revealed plastic had been det

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

In a rare case, an Asian man brought banned narcotic pills to the Kingdom in envelopes sent via air cargo, it was revealed. According to court files, the defendant received 2,000 pills in nine separate envelopes, which were detected through the X-ray facility at Bahrain International Airport afte

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Speaker of the Council of Representatives Fawzia Zainal, here yesterday, met the UAE President of the Federal National Council, Amal Al Qubaisi, and signed a co-operation agreement aims to set principles for parliamentary co-operation and unifying visions on various issues.  Ms Zaina

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

A grand event will be held later this year to mark the 100 years of banking operations in the Kingdom. Organised by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), the Kingdom will hold an event in connection with the 100th anniversary of the banking sector on September 11 under the patronage of His Roya

New Zealand terror attack condemned

New Zealand terror attack condemned

Renowned businessman, Akram Miknas, has condemned the terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which resulted in the death of 50 people to date. The attack was carried out by a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Harris Tarrant, who opened fire on the worshippers at the mosqu

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over a thousand advertisements that were in violation of rules were removed by the authorities in the first two months of this year, it is learnt. Head of the Capital Municipal Council, Shawkiya Ibrahim Humaidan, said that 1,020 advertisements were removed during January and February of this year

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

A woman was sentenced in absentia by the Third Low Criminal Court to three months of imprisonment for “stealing” water from the main line, it was announced yesterday. According to court files, the woman has been benefiting from water services provided by the Electricity and Water Auth

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

A Bahrain-based private company has accused one of its expat employees of embezzling over BD43,000 to pressure his father, who’s also an employee there, to pay off his debts. This has been revealed as the Third High Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday acquitted the defendant, who’s an


Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Alert call after plastic fragment found in fish stomach

Experts have warned over the dangers of plastics adversely affecting the marine life as well as entering the food chain after an image of plastic fragments discovered from a fish’s stomach went viral on social media network. In October last year, a global study revealed plastic had been det

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

Asian held for receiving drug pills packed in envelopes

In a rare case, an Asian man brought banned narcotic pills to the Kingdom in envelopes sent via air cargo, it was revealed. According to court files, the defendant received 2,000 pills in nine separate envelopes, which were detected through the X-ray facility at Bahrain International Airport afte

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Bahrain, UAE sign parliamentary deal

Speaker of the Council of Representatives Fawzia Zainal, here yesterday, met the UAE President of the Federal National Council, Amal Al Qubaisi, and signed a co-operation agreement aims to set principles for parliamentary co-operation and unifying visions on various issues.  Ms Zaina

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

Grand event set to mark Bahrain banking strides

A grand event will be held later this year to mark the 100 years of banking operations in the Kingdom. Organised by the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB), the Kingdom will hold an event in connection with the 100th anniversary of the banking sector on September 11 under the patronage of His Roya

New Zealand terror attack condemned

New Zealand terror attack condemned

Renowned businessman, Akram Miknas, has condemned the terror attack on the two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand, which resulted in the death of 50 people to date. The attack was carried out by a 28-year-old Australian man, Brenton Harris Tarrant, who opened fire on the worshippers at the mosqu

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over 1,000 advertisements removed for violating rules

Over a thousand advertisements that were in violation of rules were removed by the authorities in the first two months of this year, it is learnt. Head of the Capital Municipal Council, Shawkiya Ibrahim Humaidan, said that 1,020 advertisements were removed during January and February of this year

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

Woman gets 3 months jail for ‘stealing water’

A woman was sentenced in absentia by the Third Low Criminal Court to three months of imprisonment for “stealing” water from the main line, it was announced yesterday. According to court files, the woman has been benefiting from water services provided by the Electricity and Water Auth

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

Company accuses employee of embezzlement to trap dad

A Bahrain-based private company has accused one of its expat employees of embezzling over BD43,000 to pressure his father, who’s also an employee there, to pay off his debts. This has been revealed as the Third High Criminal Court of Appeal yesterday acquitted the defendant, who’s an

Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Cuba

Prince Charles embarks on Caribbean tour including Cuba

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embark on a Caribbean tour yesterday during which they will become the first British royals to visit Cuba. The royals will kick off their 12-day tour of 10 islands with a visit to St Lucia, continuing onwards to Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts

Red carpet welcome

Red carpet welcome

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa arrived here yesterday on an official state visit to brotherly Turkmenistan, at the invitation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The two leaders will hold talks on ways to enhance the distinguished bilateral relations and open up new horizons of joi

Federer, Nadal set up semi-final showdown

Federer, Nadal set up semi-final showdown

Rafael Nadal withstood the challenge of Russian Karen Khachanov to set up a blockbuster semi-final with Roger Federer at the ATP Indian Wells Masters Friday despite a flareup of right knee trouble that required mid-match treatment. World number two Nadal, the highest seed left in the draw after t

Hami snatches Australian pole

Hami snatches Australian pole

Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton picked up where he left off last year to reassert his authority and snatch a record-extending eighth pole position at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix yesterday. The Briton clocked a fastest lap of one minute 20.486 to narrowly pip team-mate V