Oman joins Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition

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(Riyadh) - Oman has joined the Saudi-led coalition of Islamic countries to fight terrorism. The Sultanate announced its decision to join the 40-nation Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism in a letter delivered to Deputy Crown Prince…

Healthcare programmes development highlighted

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(Manama) - Health Minister Faeqa bint Saeed Al-Saleh has received Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, and candidate for the post of Director General of the World Health Organization. Dr.…

Rashid Equestrian,Horse Racing Club holds ninth race

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(Manama) - In the presence of the Deputy Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club held the ninth race for this season…

HM the King praises GCC Summit resolutions

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the current session chairman of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), at Safriya Palace received GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. The…

Al-Ayam Cultural Festival inaugurated

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(Manama) - Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa inaugurated the 23rd edition of Al-Ayam Cultural Festival which is organized by Al-Ayam Publishing institution at Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Representatives…

Vigilant Guard 5 concluded

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(Manama) - Public Security Chief Major-General Tariq Al-Hassan attended the conclusion of the Coast Guard maritime exercise (Vigilant Guard 5). Forces from Special Security Force, Police Air Force and General Directorate of Criminal Investigations…

Russia mourns 92 killed in Black Sea jet crash

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Russia held a national day of mourning on Monday, a day after a Syria-bound military plane crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 people on board, and expanded a search operation to try to recover passengers' bodies and the jet's black…

Entrepreneurs, businesses invited to apply for award

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(Manama) - The Organising Committee of The Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship announced that the registration and nomination period is underway, for Bahraini companies keen to participate in the Award’s 3rd Edition, held under the patronage…

BIBF launches disability awareness training

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(Manama) - Bahrain Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (BIBF) has launched a one-day 'disability awareness training' programme for frontline employees of Bahrain's banks. The programme, which is mandated by the Central Bank of…

Crown Prince praises BDF’s forces’ honourable service

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(Manama) - His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister visited the Royal Guards Headquarters. Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness was welcomed by the Royal…

Inmates handcrafts exhibition inaugurated

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(Manama) - As part of the 5th Gulf Inmate Week, the Interior Ministry Undersecretary Shaikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa inaugurated at the City Centre an exhibition of handcrafts made by inmates . The event was attended by the General…

Bahrain's cultural projects discussed

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(Manama) - Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities(BACA) President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa received Housing Minister Bassim bin Yacoub Al-Hamer and discussed cooperation to develop the Kingdom's cultural infrastructure. The…

Saudi king meets Palestinian president

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(Riyadh) - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has received President of Palestine State Mahmoud Abbas. King Salman welcomed President Abbas and his accompanying delegation to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. President…

UN approves panel for possible war crimes Syria

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(New York) - The United Nations has approved a resolution to set up a panel to gather evidence of possible war crimes in Syria. The resolution was passed with the support of 105 states, reaching the simple majority needed among its 193…