Bahrain

Education minister pays tribute to teachers
Oct 05

Education minister pays tribute to teachers

Bahrain Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi has extended sincere congratulations and appreciation to teachers marking the World Teachers Day, praising the role they play in the education field.In a statement marking the World Teachers' Day, he affirmed that this annual occasion allocated to paying...

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Saudis spend SAR400m in Bahrain during Eid holiday
Oct 05

Saudis spend SAR400m in Bahrain during Eid holiday

More than 300,000 Saudis who travelled to Bahrain during the Eid al-Adha holiday spent SAR400 million, according to tourism industry sources. The sources said the amount was spent during the first three days of the feast, Al-Eqtisiadiah reports. The figure only includes spending on needs such as food, entry fees,...

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HM King Hamad performs Eid Al-Adha prayers
Sep 24

HM King Hamad performs Eid Al-Adha prayers

Worshippers extended wishes to HM the King Manama  His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday performed Eid Al-Adha prayers at Al-Sakhir Palace Mosque.  HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, senior Royal Family members,...

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Bahrain favourite destination in GCC
Sep 24

Bahrain favourite destination in GCC

Manama Bahrain topped the GCC states in the ranking of the expats’ favourite destination and came fourth worldwide in the same category for the year 2015, a recent study showed. According to the results of a survey conducted by HSBC Bank, Bahrain was also first among Arabian countries in turns of best life...

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Bahrain attends Moscow Grand Mosque opening
Sep 24

Bahrain attends Moscow Grand Mosque opening

Moscow  A Bahraini delegation, led by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, participated in the opening ceremony of the Moscow Grand Mosque, here on Wednesday in the presence of the Russian President and senior officials from many...

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 Indian actors to attend stage show of TV channel
Sep 24

Indian actors to attend stage show of TV channel

Manama  Indian film actors Mammooty and Siddique will attend a stage show to be held here tomorrow. The stage programme is part of the popular reality show “Patturumal”, being telecast on Kairali TV. The programme will commence at The Indian School Ground in Isa Town at 8pm. Kairali TV Managing...

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Global Islamic Finance Awards to bring global excitement to Bahrain

Posted On: Sep-24

Manama After four successful awards ceremonies in Muscat, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) will make their debut in Bahrain on September 28 at the 5th GIFA ceremony in Gulf Hotel here. More than 30 institutions drawn from the global Islamic financial services will receive awards in over 40 fiercely fought categories. National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) is the official host of this...

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Bahraini pilgrims are safe, confirm officials
Sep 24

Bahraini pilgrims are safe, confirm officials

Stampede site far from camps of Bahraini pilgrims Manama Following the deadly stampede in Mina yesterday, authorities have confirmed the safety of the 3,700 pilgrims from Bahrain in Mecca. Quoting the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Foreign Affairs Ministry said that it was...

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Make a beeline to farms!
Sep 23

Make a beeline to farms!

Manama While some pilgrims climbed the Mountain of Arafat in Mecca yesterday, millions of Muslims who could not make the Holy trip will sacrifice an animal today. With the high demand on cattle, livestock business has been booming at local farms and stockyards. DT News visited the livestock barns at Hamala...

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Sale of thobes dips in Festive season
Sep 23

Sale of thobes dips in Festive season

Melvin Mendonca/DTNN melvin@dt.bh Manama --- Though business activities usually gain momentum ahead of Eid, the sale of thobes has dropped this year, apparently due to rise in cost of living. Mohammed Hassan, In-charge of Al Haramain Tailoring in Gudaibiya, said the drop in thobe sale during Eid season has never...

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Bahrain organises high profile fete at UN

Posted On: Sep-23

Manama  Bahrain has organised at the UN headquarters in New York a top profile reception on the occasion of granting Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Information and Communication Technology in Sustainable Development Award by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).  The celebration was attended by diplomats, more than 150 senior officials from the UN and its...

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HM the King chairs Royal Family Council meeting
Sep 23

HM the King chairs Royal Family Council meeting

Manama ---  His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday chaired the regular meeting of the Royal Family Council, in the presence of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, at Al Sakhir Palace. On the occasion, HM King Hamad...

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MoW, BES delegates to attend EPCIC seminar
Sep 22

MoW, BES delegates to attend EPCIC seminar

Session to be hosted by James Bremen  Manama A delegation from the Works Ministry and key members of the Bahrain Engineers Society (BES) will attend a session on Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning (EPCIC), and Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning...

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Customs Upgrade
Sep 22

Customs Upgrade

Bahrain Customs Affairs introduce new ‘Automated Direct Transfer Mechanism’ The Customs Affairs department under the Ministry of Interior recently introduced a new Automated Direct Transfer Mechanism to improve the process of moving goods between the GCC countries. This new system was adopted on August...

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Thailand crash victim laid to rest in Sitra
Sep 22

Thailand crash victim laid to rest in Sitra

He died after his vehicle crashed into a truck on a highway on Friday Manama The body of a Bahraini national who was killed in a road accident in Thailand on Friday was buried in Sitra Cemetery yesterday. The man reportedly died after crashing  his vehicle into a truck on a highway in Prachuap Khiri Khan...

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Al Bitar in Top 10
Sep 22

Al Bitar in Top 10

Manama   In Bahrain’s first foray into ITU elite competition, Sameera Al Bitar finished in the top ten in the ITU Grand Final elite women’s aquathlon in Chicago, US on Wednesday and was the only athlete from the Middle East to crack the top ten. The next day she followed up by finishing 13th...

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Athletics team achievement hailed
Sep 22

Athletics team achievement hailed

Manama   Bahrain’s disabled athletics team returned from Doha after competing at the 52nd GCC Disabled Athletics Championship held recently. The team won 22 medals including 4 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze at the end of the event and coming fifth overall which was organised by the GCC Disabled Sports...

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Hospitality sector in Bahrain to dazzle during Eid holidays
Sep 22

Hospitality sector in Bahrain to dazzle during Eid holidays

Manama Bahrain’s hospitality sector is expected to witness a huge business turnover in the next few days, as it readies itself to welcome a huge influx of local and foreign customers during the Eid holidays.  Assistant General Manager of the Domain Hotel and Spa Stephen J. Daniel said the occupancy rate...

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Eid Al Adha transcends religious boundaries in Bahrain
Sep 22

Eid Al Adha transcends religious boundaries in Bahrain

Manama Non-Muslims have been invited to experience the joy of Eid Al Adha at Bahrain’s largest mosque this Saturday and Sunday. The Eid Open House, to be held at Grand Mosque, is part of Bahrain’s efforts to bridge the gap between the Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Centre is...

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Fast track
Sep 21

Fast track

T.S.Sreenivasa Raghavan/DTNN --- The entrances and exits of Isa Town will soon undergo a major revamp as part of Bahrain Gas Interchange Project, said Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Essam Khalaf. Talking to this correspondent over phone, the Minister said the government was...

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Minister hails role of media
Sep 21

Minister hails role of media

Manama Minister of Information Affairs Isa bin Abdulrahman Al Hammadi said here yesterday that Bahrain respects freedom of expression and the key role played by mass media in raising social awareness and providing public with accurate information.  He added that the move to upgrade the regulations in this...

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Arms training: Two young men face trial in court
Sep 21

Arms training: Two young men face trial in court

Manama Closing arguments will be heard on October 29 in the trial of two persons suspected of receiving militia training in Iran.  Among the accused is a 21-year-old student who was pursuing bachelor’s degree from an Arab university. He was reportedly recruited by radical groups to carry out attacks...

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PM bats for women’s empowerment
Sep 21

PM bats for women’s empowerment

Manama --- Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa lauded the crucial role played by Bahraini women in the national action march and their remarkable contributions in the various fields, including the legislative branch. He underlined the government’s keen interest in adopting initiatives that...

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Energy Minister reaches out to citizens
Sep 21

Energy Minister reaches out to citizens

Manama --- Energy Minister Dr. Abdulhussain bin Ali Mirza said that direct communication with the people and to listen to their complaints were a key to the EWA providing top class and quality services. “Such a dialogue would also help improve services wherever needed.”  The Minister was speaking...

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Almoayyed Computers wins Microsoft Partner award
Sep 21

Almoayyed Computers wins Microsoft Partner award

Manama Microsoft announced yesterday Almoayyed Computers has won the ‘Microsoft Country Partner of the Year 2015 Award’ for Bahrain. Microsoft Bahrain officials told DT News that the awards were presented in several categories, and winners were chosen from over 2300 entrants from 108...

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BTI on the mend under Edu Ministry, says official
Sep 21

BTI on the mend under Edu Ministry, says official

Manama --- Bahrain Training Institute (BTI) was mired in corruption and bore the brunt of its repercussions before it was brought under the umbrella of Education Ministry, said a senior official here yesterday. Rebuffing the repeated allegations that the institute’s services quality had deteriorated during...

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Sufficient livestock to meet Eid demand: BLC
Sep 21

Sufficient livestock to meet Eid demand: BLC

Manama A vessel carrying 25,000 cattle-heads is set to arrive today, officials confirmed. The shipment comes as part of several consignments of livestock that are being imported to meet the high demand during Eid Al Adha season. Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC) Board of Directors Chairman Ebrahim Zainal...

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Motorbikes Week to be held from Dec 17
Sep 21

Motorbikes Week to be held from Dec 17

Manama  The sixth edition of Motorbikes Week 2015 will be held from December 17 to 19 simultaneously with Kingdom’s National Day celebrations and Accession Anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The programme will be organised under the auspices of Capital Governor Shaikh Hisham bin...

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Waft of soulful Arab music to embrace Eid Al Adha
Sep 21

Waft of soulful Arab music to embrace Eid Al Adha

Manama As Eid Al Adha is just round the corner, the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) has planned an array of joyful events, to be held in the Cultural Hall from September 25 to 28 at 8pm.   BACA President Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa said the Kingdom would welcome this year’s...

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Mexican chef Margarita Carrillo launches her book ‘Mexico: The Cookbook’ in Bahrain
Sep 21

Mexican chef Margarita Carrillo launches her book ‘Mexico: The Cookbook’ in Bahrain

Manama  Mexican Celebrity Chef and author Margarita Carrillo Arronte launched her book Mexico: The Cookbook in the Kingdom on Sunday at the Bahrain National Museum, attended by many diplomatic figures. The book, claimed to be the first truly comprehensive Bible of authentic Mexican home cooking, features 700...

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