French President voices solidarity with Saudi Arabia

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(Riyadh) - French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the attempt of the Houthi coup militias to target the City of Riyadh with a ballistic missile. He reiterated his country’s firm support and solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

National Guard honours retirees

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(Manama) - The National Guard has honoured its military retirees under the patronage of the Director of Staff, Major-General Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Saud Al Khalifa. The National Guard's staff director in his speech conveyed the greetings…

BETEA, Capital Governorate celebrate National Days

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(Manama) - Supported by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), the Capital Governorate celebrated the Kingdom of Bahrain’s 46th National Day and the 18th Anniversary of His Majesty the King's Accession to Throne at Bab Al…

Kuwait stresses development is key to world peace

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(New York) - Kuwait has stressed the importance of achieving development and protecting human rights to end conflicts and achieve world peace, the head of Kuwait's Mission to the UN Mansour Al Otaibi said. The official was taking part in…

Excise Tax to come into effect early 2018

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(Manama) - The Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, announced that the Excise Tax on Selected Items Law would come in force early 2018. As stated in the law, the tax rate will be 100% for tobacco and energy drinks,…

Saudi King meets Palestinian leader

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud received, at his palace in Riyadh, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the Saudi monarch had welcomed the Palestinian…

RCO Chief meets MP

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(Manama) - Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Secretary-General Dr. Mustapha Al-Sayyid received Council of Representatives member MP Rua Al-Haiki and discussed legislations and laws related to women and children, particularly widows and orphans. Dr.…

Arab ministerial delegation on Jerusalem formed

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(Cairo) - Spokesperson of the Arab League’s Secretary General Mahmoud Afifi, has announced that a ministerial delegation was formed to address the consequences of the US decision on Jerusalem at the media and diplomatic levels. In a…

HM King patronises Commemoration Day

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa patronised at Sakhir Palace the celebration of the Commemoration Day, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and…

Bahrain – UAE fraternal relations hailed

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(Manama) - Sixty Emirati youngsters representing the second batch of the Watani Al-Emarat Ambassadors –“2020 Leaders “ are taking part in the festivities marking the Kingdom of Bahrain's national celebrations on 16 and 17 December,…

Saudi King receives FIFA President

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud received FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the meeting focused on FIFA plans to develop the football game and expand cooperation…

Malaysian Premier praises EDB

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(Manama) - Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak paid a visit to the Economic Development Board (EDB), in the presence of Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, and a number of EDB…

Embassy in London marks Accession, National Days

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(London) - The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, hosted a reception and luncheon on the occasion of the Kingdom of Bahrain's national celebrations on 16 and 17 December,…

EU, OIC hold high-level meeting

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(Jeddah) - The European Union (EU) and the OIC General Secretariat held their second Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) at the OIC Headquarters. A High-Level EU delegation led by Colin Scicluna, Acting Managing Director for Middle East…