Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74

Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghan, kill 74

(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 those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police chief. Scores were also wounded, both policemen and […]

State of World Population 2017 report issued

State of World Population 2017 report issued

(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 of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), notes that these inequalities are not simply a matter of wealth, but social, […]

Crown Prince meets UK Minister of State

Crown Prince meets UK Minister of State

(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 Royal Highness noted that the strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United […]

Bahrain International Defence Exhibition a huge success

Bahrain International Defence Exhibition a huge success

(Manama) – Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) turned out to be a huge success with the participation of top military experts from all over the world, said HH Lieutenant-Colonel Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa adding: “The dream has always been great, but the reality has become even more beautiful.” This came during […]

GPIC wins Arab CSR Award

GPIC wins Arab CSR Award

(Manama) – The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has won the 2017 Arab Network for Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Partnerships and Cooperation. The award was announced in the presence of Ras Al Khaimah Civil Aviation Department Head Shaikh Salem bin Sultan bin Saqr Al Qassimi, during its annual celebrations. GPIC General Manager Manufacturing Fadhel […]

Bahrain signed $3.8-b deal to buy 16 F-16 jets

Bahrain signed $3.8-b deal to buy 16 F-16 jets

(Manama) – Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) signed the biggest deal in its history to purchase 16 F-16 fighter jets from US aerospace company Lockheed Martin. The $3.8-billion deal to purchase the upgraded F16 aircrafts was signed between Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) and Lockheed Martin during the second day of the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition […]

Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties

Bahrain, Saudi bolster ties

(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received Prince Fahad bin Abdulla Al-Saudi at his palace in Riffa. Prince Fahad is currently on a visit to the Kingdom to participate in the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC 2017). HRH the Prime Minister stressed that the Bahraini-Saudi relations […]

‘eCommerce-Bahrain Platform for a Global Market’ opens

'eCommerce-Bahrain Platform for a Global Market' opens

(Manama) – The fourth edition of the eCommerce Forum and Exhibition 2017 for trading establishments was opened under the theme “eCommerce … Bahrain Platform … for a Global Market” at the Crown Plaza Hotel. The event was inaugurated by Undersecretary of Commerce Affairs Nader Al Moayyed on behalf of Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism […]

Javed Malik meets Bahrain’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs

Javed Malik meets Bahrain's Minister of Cabinet Affairs

(Manama) – Pakistan’s Ambassador Javed Malik met with Bahraini Minister of Cabinet Affair Mohammed Ibrahim Al Mutawa. During the meeting, two sides discussed bilateral ties.

Assistant foreign minister lauds UNDP efforts in Bahrain

Assistant foreign minister lauds UNDP efforts in Bahrain

(Manama) – Assistant Foreign Minister, Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al Doseri, received Amin Al Sharkawi, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Kingdom of Bahrain. Al Doseri praised the efforts and initiatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its role in supporting Bahrain in achieving economic diversification, sustainable development, energy […]

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