Several UK banks suspend trading Qatari rial

Several UK banks suspend trading Qatari rial

(London) – Several British banks have suspended trading Qatari riyals for retail customers, as the extended diplomatic crisis in the Gulf puts growing pressure on the currency, UAE News Agency (WAM) reported. Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax – all operated by Lloyds Banking Group – have stopped buying and selling the currency because […]

Qatar must implement list of demands: Saudi FM

Qatar must implement list of demands: Saudi FM

(Washington) – “There will be no negotiations over demands by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other boycotting nations for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism,” Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has said. The Saudi FM made the statement at a meeting with reporters at the Saudi embassy in Washington, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. […]

Terrorism will not be allowed to prevail: PM

Terrorism will not be allowed to prevail: PM

(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted that the “terrorism industry” has reached advanced and dangerous levels that can be confronted only through security vigilance, decisiveness and firmness. “We will not allow terrorism, which draws its funding and logistic support from some countries, to prevail and threaten […]

Hotel Eid revenues reach BD 3.2 million

Hotel Eid revenues reach BD 3.2 million

(Manama) – Hotel revenues in Bahrain totaled up to BD3.2 Million during the Eid Al Fitr break, with over 22,000 hotel rooms booked and the total occupancy rate of five-star hotels reaching up to 80%. “The positive results reflect the overall development of the tourism industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We have witnessed a […]

Pakistani official receives envoys

Pakistani official receives envoys

(Islamabad) – Pakistani Foreign Ministry Assistant Undersecretary for Middle East and Africa Affairs Tasawar Khan received envoys representing the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt who offered deepest condolences over the oil tanker blast which left 157 dead and more than 100 injured near Bahawalpur. The delegation included the UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Isa bin […]

GPIC president attends RoSPA ceremony

GPIC president attends RoSPA ceremony

(Manama) – Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) President and Chairman of the International Fertiliser Industry Association (IFA) Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery attended a ceremony to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at the Buckingham Palace in London. Company Safety, Security, Health and Environment Manager Mr.JassimDarwish accompanied Dr. Jawahery at […]

Bahrain-Turkey visa fee exemption to take effect soon

Bahrain-Turkey visa fee exemption to take effect soon

(Manama) – “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to clarify that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on 12th February between the governments of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Turkish Republic on mutual exemption from visa fees for holders of ordinary passports will go into effect on June, 24, 2017.” “The exemption is […]

GCC Chief meets Russian envoy

GCC Chief meets Russian envoy

(Riyadh) – Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani received Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sergey Kozlov. The meeting which was held at the GCC General-Secretariat in Riyadh focused on ways of bolstering Gulf-Russian relations, in addition to regional issues of mutual interest.

Saudi-Pakistani relations discussed

Saudi-Pakistani relations discussed

(Jeddah) – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah a discussion session with Pakistani Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Discussions focused on strong relations between the two brotherly countries and regional developments.

Bahrain elected to ILO’s Government Group

Bahrain elected to ILO's Government Group

(Geneva) – Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan congratulated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, on Bahrain’s election as a […]

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