HRH Premier chairs Cabinet session

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(Manama) - His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has informed the Cabinet about the written message addressed to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa by the Kuwaiti Amir, HH Shaikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber…

King hails oil, gas development projects

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(Manama) - Bahrain is determined to continue development programmes in all sectors, said His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa. Receiving Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa at Al-Safriya Palace, he reiterated…

Bahrain-Sri Lanka ties reviewed

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(Manama) - Defence Affairs Minister Lt-General Yousef bin Ahmed Al Jalahma received the Ambassador of Sri Lanka Republic to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. A. Saj U. Mendis. They reviewed the bilateral cooperation and friendship ties as well…

GFH completes major acquisition

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(Manama) - GFH Financial Group ("GFH") announced that it has completed the acquisition of $1.2bn infrastructure portfolio in Africa and Middle East. The acquisition comes as part of GFH’s new strategy approved in the last shareholders’…

Algerian president names new premier

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(Algiers) - Algerian President Abdulaziz Bouteflika has relieved Prime Minister Abdulmajid Tabboun of his duties. A presidential statement said that President Bouteflika had appointed Ahmed Ouyahia to take over as new prime minister.

Saudi Falcons mark Pakistan's independence day

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(Islamabad) - The Royal Saudi Air Force (Saudi Falcons) have participated in the air show organized by the Pakistan Air Force, to mark the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's Independence Day. The Saudi Falcons conducted many collective as…

Children's Reading Corner concludes

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(Manama) - The Children’s Library in Isa Cultural Centre (ICC) has concluded its participation in Nakhool Tent, where 500 children partook in more than 40 cultural activities presented by the Library. The one-week-long activities of…

GPIC licensed to operate export terminal

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(Manama) - The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has been officially licenced by the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT)s’ Ports and Maritime Navigation Affairs Directorate to operate and manage the company’s…

NIHR board of commissioners holds meeting

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(Manama) - The dispute with Qatar concerns politics and security and has nothing to do with human rights, said Bahrain’s national watchdog. It defended the steps which were taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to protect its national security…

Deputy Premier receives Algerian Foreign Minister

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(Manama) - Tasked by His Royal Highness the Premier, Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received at Gudaibiya Palace Algerian Foreign Minister Abdul Qader Musahel who is on an official visit to Bahrain. At the…

Bahrain Sport Book launched

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(Manama) - A book on Bahrain sport was recently launched at the Bahrain Olympic Committee premises in Seef in an attempt to promote a better lifestyle. The event was patronized by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of…

UN notified of US intention to withdraw from Paris climate deal

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(Washington) - The United Nations (UN) said it had been notified by the US on its intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, unless it identifies suitable terms for reengagement.. The US State Department, in a press release…

1,407 individuals benefit from parliamentary training

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(Manama) - A total of 1407 participants have benefited from the training sessions, events and programmes held by the Bahrain Centre for Parliamentary Training at the Secretariat-General of the Council of Representatives in 2016 and 2017. Statistics…

Bahrain’s non-oil growth accelerates to 4.4% in Q1

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(Manama) - Growth in the non-oil sector of Bahrain’s economy reached 4.4% in the first quarter of 2017, up from 3.7% during 2016, according to the Bahrain Economic Quarterly published by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). This…