Lavish funeral held for beloved Thai king

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(Bangkok) - Thousands of tearful citizens in Thailand were clad in black as they lined the streets and viewing areas for their king's funeral rituals. The beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died on Oct. 13, 2016, after ruling the…

Deputy premier opens BIPEX 2017

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(Manama) - Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Ministerial Committee for Urbanisation and Infrastructure, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, has asserted that Bahrain’s national expertise in the real estate field had reached its highest…

Nogaholding establishes $3 bln GMTN programme

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(Manama) - Nogaholding, the investment and development arm of Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) has announced the establishment of its $ 3 billion, 144A/Reg S, Global Medium-Term Note (GMTN) Programme, and the successful close…

FM receives Maldivian presidential envoy

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(Manama) - Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa received the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives, Minister of Family and Gender, Zenysha Shaheed Zaki. During the meeting, the…

Foreign Ministry, UNHCR organise training course

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(Manama) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) organised a training course at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the 25th and 26th of October 2017 on "Refugee Protection in International…

Bahrain Government Forum held

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(Manama) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa has outlined three economic and socio-economic priorities that are being pursued by the government, comprising an increased role for the private sector in driving economic…

Pakistan's Ambassador visit pavilion at BIDEC

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(Manama) - His Excellency Ambassador Javed Malik visited the Pakistan Pavilion at Bahrain International Defence Exhibition.

Saudi Arabia donates $20 million to Rohingya refugees

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(Geneva) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, has pledged to pay $20 million, during Donors' Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. Dr. Yahya Al-Shammari, head of the Centre's…

Exports of national goods increased 17% in Bahrain

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(Manama) - Bahrain recorded a 17 per cent jump in the total exports of ‘national goods’ during the third quarter of 2017, according to Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA). Exports of ‘national goods’ during Q3 increased…

Preparations begin for National Day celebrations

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(Manama) - Southern Governor His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali Al-Khalifa held a meeting with Southern Municipality director-general Asem Abdullatif Abdulla and discussed joint preparations to mark the National Day in December. He described…

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74

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(Kabul) - The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among…

State of World Population 2017 report issued

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(United Nations) - Vast inequalities threaten economies, communities and nations, trapping people in a cycle of poverty and marginalization, the United Nations said in a new report. The State of World Population 2017, a flagship report…

Crown Prince meets UK Minister of State

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(Manama) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, met with UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt MP at Gudaibiya Palace. His…

Bahrain to host Sea and Light Festival

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(Manama) - Bahrain will be hosting the ‘Sea Festival’ and the ‘Bahrain Light Festival’, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority announced during a press conference. The second edition of the ‘Sea Festival’ will be held from…