President Trump meets Pope Francis

President Trump meets Pope Francis

(Vatican City) – Pope Francis and President Trump — two of the most recognizable people in the world — met for 30 minutes in the Vatican, where the two likely discussed topics from immigration to Monday’s terror attack in the U.K. Trump was joined by his wife Melania, his daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner […]

Health Minister attends World Health Assembly

Health Minister attends World Health Assembly

(Geneva) – Health Minister Faeqa bint Said Al-Saleh attended the 70th session of the World Health Assembly, which will run until May 31 at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), housed at the Palais des Nations. Bahrain’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Dr. Youssef Bucheeri attended the session, along with the […]

PM receives Arab Parliament Delegation

PM receives Arab Parliament Delegation

(Manama) – Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa said that the vivacious political and diplomatic moves led by Riyadh to protect peace and stability in the region have shown that Saudi Arabia has a pivotal role in drafting the future of the Arab and Islamic nations. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has […]

Gulf industry, economic integration in spot light

Gulf industry, economic integration in spot light

(Manama) – Bahrain kick-started two major trade conferences here with the defence against harmful international trade practices taking the centre stage at one of the venues, as the other deals with the economic and commercial integration of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. The 43rd GCC Industrial Cooperation Committee and the 55th meeting of the […]

GCC-US Summit held

GCC-US Summit held

(Manama) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, today participated in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders-US President Summit held at King Abdulaziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh. The GCC […]

HRH Premier lauds private sector

HRH Premier lauds private sector

(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted that the security and economic developments should be coupled with doubled efforts and work on preserving the economic and development achievements. Challenges are not usual and, therefore, require an unconventional approach in dealing with them to overcome them and ensure […]

No more strains in US-Bahrain ties: Trump

No more strains in US-Bahrain ties: Trump

(Riyadh) – US President Donald Trump said during a meeting with HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa that relations with Bahrain would grow stronger and would not be strained. “Our countries have a wonderful relationship together, but there has been a little strain. There won’t be strain with this administration,” President Trump said. “We’re […]

King hails Bahrain-UNESCO cooperation

King hails Bahrain-UNESCO cooperation

(Manama) – His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa hailed the crucial role of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in building bridges between cultures and peoples and disseminating the values of peace and tolerance. This came as he received at Al-Sakhir Palace UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova, who arrived in the Bahrain […]

Bahrain-US relations, latest developments discussed

Bahrain-US relations, latest developments discussed

(Manama) – Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has received Ronald Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, board member of the Middle East Policy Council and former US ambassador to Bahrain. Shaikh Khalid lauded the special efforts exerted by Ambassador Neumann to boost relations between Bahrain and […]

Austerity measures approved by Greece’s parliament

Austerity measures approved by Greece’s parliament

(Athens) – The Greek parliament has adopted a new round of austerity cuts which the government hopes will secure a pledge of debt relief and loan disbursements by EU-IMF creditors this month. The bill entails €4.9 billion ($5.4 billion) in pension cuts and lower tax breaks in 2018-2021 and was passed by a majority of […]

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