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Captain's Corner: Getting back to life after the pandemic in Bahrain

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood Some good news at last – as Bahrain prepares to host the F1 at the end of this month, those who have taken the vaccination against COVID-19 and those who have recovered will be eligible for tickets to watch the race. Going ...

Multiple environmental challenges face Bahrain

Sriraj Kota Ever since oil was discovered in Bahrain in 1932, the country has witnessed rapid economic growth and development mainly due to the processing of crude oil and exporting refined products across the world. The oil powered economic activity also attracte...

Azerbaijan demands Justice for Khojaly

29 years passed since the Khojaly genocide, one of the bloodiest chapters of Azerbaijan’s history. Events in Khojaly town in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, on the night of February 25-26, 1992, was one of the worst tragedies of the 20th century. Apart from the strate...

Captain’s Corner: Giving women security as homeowners

The security of a roof over our heads is a basic right that is assured for most people. In Bahrain, the government has a long-term plan to ensure that every Bahraini citizen owns a home and it is a challenge that has met with considerable success. The recent argument facing Parliament abo...

Azerbaijan to build ‘smart cities’ in liberated regions

The restoration and development of the newly liberated territories is the top priority for the government of Azerbaijan. It implies wide participation of private and state-owned companies, as well as foreign investors in the process. Currently, Azerbaijan is developing a concept of restoration an...

Moving beyond Paris, India steps up its climate ambitions

By Harsh V. Shringal Five years after the Paris Agreement, India is among the few developing countries that are not only meeting their “green” targets but are aspiring to more ambitious climate goals. At the recent Climate Ambition Summit, Prime Minist...

How Huawei eclipsed most of its Chinese and Western peers

By JASSIM HAJI “Many have wondered how Huawei has succeeded, eclipsing most of its Chinese and Western peers to become the world’s largest company its sectors China’s progress and its institutional reform were critical to the company’s succ...

Sound Pollution, A Silent Threat

The presence of sound is an integral part of our daily lives. From the time we wake up to the time we call it a day, we are continuously surrounded by noise be it from traffic, construction site sounds or even the spiking levels of noise in our immediate vicinity in our homes and offices. World H...

Don’t sleep while speeding

The news of a bus falling into the sea in Bahrain because of negligent driving and one person losing his life is considered fairly unusual by readers in Bahrain. Yet, the key detail remains hidden in on a small fact – the timing: the accident took place at dawn. Late night a...

Recognising HM King’s key role in reshaping Middle East landscape

In recognition of his effective role in promoting global peace and prosperity, authentic faithful charisma over the top leadership, and vision for the Kingdom of Bahrain to emergence as a global power, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa was conferred the “Legion of Merit” (LOM)...

Bahrain needs eco friendly cool roofs

Bahrain’s 2030 Economic Development Strategy with its focus on improving infrastructure is robustly driving the construction and housing industry’s growth in the kingdom. This growth is also being complemented by the dramatic rise in demand for small housing units in Bahrain with over...

Every citizen matters in Bahrain

The true test of statesmanship is always how a nation takes care of its citizens – and in this global village that we now live in, that means the machinery of the State must reach out to its sons and daughters wherever they are, across oceans and mountains.How heartwarming it is that ...

Azerbaijan remembers Black January tragedy

Thirty-one years have passed since January 20, 1990 events, which went down the history of Azerbaijani people as Bloody January tragedy. The atrocious act of terrorism committed in that day by military machine of the former Soviet Union against the people of Azerbaijan will always remain as a bla...

A development rethink

Of late, it would seem that we are all preparing for a year ahead when people will get out of homes and cautiously enjoy the luxury of family outings and friends’ gatherings in public spaces very soon. The refurbishment of the Water Garden in Salmaniya and now the Ain Rayya in Samaheej and ...

The last mile against the virus

A famous philanthropic saying goes “In the joy of others lies our own”. Well, events unfolding on New Year’s Eve showed that this would now have to be rephrased as “In the joy of others lies our virus”. Anticipating a surge in silly behaviour, the government acted sw...

Will 2021 be the Year of Good Health?

If we have learnt anything this year, it is to prioritise our relationships and use of time. Already, I hear younger people exclaim about how they had unthinkingly done a one hour commute from Muharraq to Manama, through traffic jams when they could have checked in online and attended meetings. P...

Science has delivered, will the WTO deliver?

TRIPS waiver proposal from India, South Africa and other membersBy Brajendra Navnit, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to WTO A proposal by India, South Africa and eight other countries calls on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to exempt member coun...