Author: News Desk

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will celebrate the anniversary of its Founding Day, observed annually on February 22, with cities across the country abuzz with vibrant cultural and artistic events expressing love, creativity, and loyalty. The projected festivities pay homage to the rich history gifted to us by the leaders of this blessed land and its remarkable citizens, who, through the ages, have carried the torch of progress, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The events will re-enact chapters of the history in time, bringing to life the various stages of prosperity, and adversity, the country has experienced, steadfastly embracing its…

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Under the patronage of Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), BDF held an honouring ceremony in BDF Officers Club, coinciding with the celebration of the 56th anniversary of the establishment of BDF. The Commander-in-Chief deputised Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi, Minister of Defense Affairs, to inaugurate BDF Officers Club hall and honour BDF servicemen with a Medallion of Distinction awarded by the Commander-in-Chief. Lieutenant General Theyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi, BDF Chief of Staff, was present. The minister said that the BDF has made continuous development strides since its…

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Manama : BRAVE Combat Federation, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s sporting jewel, continues to expand the reach and exposure of the country around the world. Mohammed Shahid, Advisor of the president of the Bahrain Olympic Committee, president of BRAVE CF, and CEO of KHK Sports, was invited by Mr. Dimitar Nikolov, Mayor of Burgas, one of the biggest cities in Bulgaria, to discuss the Kingdom’s visionary sports development expansion strategy with views to implementing it in Burgas. Through BRAVE Combat Federation, the exposure of the Kingdom of Bahrain has reached 30 nations with events being held in five continents, a world…

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General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Minister of Interior, received Shaikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Undersecretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs and Head of Maan (together) programme against violence and addiction; and Ali Ameeni, Director of the programme. Maan has won the Kuwait Creativity Awareness Award 2024 at the Arab Media Forum held recently in Kuwait. It was selected from among more than 1000 entries. The minister commended Maan’s accomplishments and the distinguished performance of its team. He said that the programme represents an active strategy to fight extremism and ignorance through education. General Shaikh Rashid noted…

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Wael bin Nasser Al Mubarak, Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture Minister, inaugurated the expansion of the Delmon Poultry Company. The expansion aimed at increasing poultry production and enhancing food security in Bahrain. Minister Al Mubarak said that the new expansion, covering an area of 10,000 square meters, will boost poultry production by 50%. This marks a significant leap in Bahrain’s poultry production, contributing to food security. The minister commended the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to foster…

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His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bapco Energies, received Representatives of the management of the Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard Company (ASRY). The representatives were Ayman bin Tawfeeq Al Moayed, Chairman of ASRY, Shaikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Executive Vice President. Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce; Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Khayat, CEO of the Urban Planning and Development Authority; and Mark Thomas, CEO of Bapco Energies,…

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Abdullah bin Adel Fakhro, Minister of Industry and Commerce, participated in the launch of the 2024 MESAC Family Business Summit, hosted by KPMG in the Middle East, South Asia and the Caspian Sea region, in Bahrain. The summit was held on February 13-14 under the slogan “Preserving the Legacy” in family businesses across the region. The minister affirmed the importance of developing the business sector in Bahrain and attracting more local and international investments by facilitating procedures and developing laws and legislations that support conducting business in a way that ensures growth and sustainability. The summit addressed important topics including…

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Gulf Air announced new summer destinations starting from June to September, including new attractive routes to Geneva in Switzerland and Rhodes in Greece, while resuming flights to Malaga in Spain and Mykonos in Greece. The four destinations will be operated through two weekly flights to Geneva by A321neo and two weekly flights to Rhodes and Mykonos by Airbus A320neo, and three weekly flights to Malaga by Boeing B787-9. Flights from Geneva to Milan will be available from June 4 to September 27, flights to Malaga will be available from June 17 to September 28, as well as flights to Mykonos…

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Manama: Ali Ahmed Al Derazi, National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR)’s President, emphasised the institution’s crucial role in promoting and consolidating a culture of human rights, achieving justice and equality, and protecting individual rights. In a statement to Bahrain News Agency (BNA) on the 23rd anniversary of the endoresement of the National Action Charter (NAC), Al Derazi said the NIHR was committed to achieving the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa regarding promoting the status of human rights, as stated by the Action Charter Al Derazi outlined the National Institution for Human Rights’ various functions, including…

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The Democratic-led US Senate on Tuesday passed a US$95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, although it faced an uncertain path ahead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The lawmakers approved the measure in a 70-29 vote that comfortably exceeded the chamber’s 60-vote threshold for passage and sent the legislation on to the House. Twenty-two Republicans joined most Democrats to support the Bill. “It’s certainly been years, perhaps decades, since the Senate has passed a Bill that so greatly impacts not just our national security, not just the security of our allies, but the security of Western democracy,” Senate…

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