US to accommodate 45,000 refugees in 2018

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(Washington) - The United States is planning to accommodate 45,000 refugees in the fiscal year, 2018, a directive issued by President Donald Trump revealed. The White House, which made the report public, said President Trump had presented…

Nasser bin Hamad attends graduation ceremony

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(Manama) - Under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and in the presence of Personal Representative of HM the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Board of Trustees Chairman of Nasser Rehabilitation and Vocational…

Bahrain participates in UN anti-human trafficking meeting

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(New York) - The Kingdom of Bahrain stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation between member states and UN agencies and bodies related to the fight against trafficking in persons, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,…

Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines sign codeshare agreement

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(Manama) - Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national air carrier, signed a codeshare agreement that will be effective from 1st November 2017. The agreement will expand the travel opportunities…

Pakistani President receives Shura Council Chairman

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(Islamabad) - Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain stressed his country’s appreciation of the outstanding relations of friendship between Bahrain and Pakistan, lauding the kingdom’s development in many fields. He thanked His Majesty King…

UAE-US military drill "Iron Union 5" concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The UAE ground forces concluded their joint military drill “Iron Union 5” with the third US army. The exercise concluded with interception operations with live ammunition by various ground and air forces from both armies. The…

US health secretary quits over charter flights investigation

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(Washington) - Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned amid an uproar over his use of private and military jets at taxpayer expense while heading one of the US’s largest government agencies. Price, 62, quit after…

Shura chairman concludes successful Pakistan visit

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(Manama) - Shura Council Chairman, Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh returned to Bahrain, following a three-day visit to Pakistan at the invitation of his Pakistani Senate counterpart, Mian Raza Rabbani. Al-Saleh said that the visit is within efforts…

S. Korea, U.S. hold joint air defence exercise

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(Seoul) - South Korea and the U.S. forces have conducted their first joint short-range air defence drill. The exercise involved South Korea's air defense unit and the soldiers from the U.S.' 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defence Artillery Regiment,…

Bahrain participates in international tourism fair

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(Paris) - Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is participating in the International French Travel Mart (IFTM) 2017 – Top Resa, being held in France on September 26-29. The BTEA, through its first participation in this key…

Pakistan values ties with Bahrain: Ambassador Javed Malik

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(Manama) - Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Javed Malik met with Chairman Shura Council, Ali Bin Saleh Al Saleh to finalize plans for the visit of a high level delegation of Bahraini Parliamentarians that will visit Pakistan…

Minister receives corporate delegation

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(Manama) - Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza received a delegation from Purevolts, headed by Alexander Goodall, the company's managing director. The delegation explained the company activities and programmes…

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive

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(Jeddah) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has issued a royal order to grant driving licences to men and women alike under the provisions of the Traffic Law and its Executive Regulations. A high-level committee will study the necessary…

HM King receives Shaikh of Al-Murrah Tribe

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, at the Safriyah Palace, received Shaikh of Al-Murrah tribe, Prince Talib bin Mohammed bin Lahoum bin Shraim Al-Miri, accompanied by his sons Mohammed, Lahoum, Saad, Hamad, Nayef, Fahad,…