Author: News Desk

 Manama : The Kingdom of Bahrain will host the twenty-ninth edition of Routes World 2024, the foremost global event in the aviation industry, marking its debut in the region. This event is scheduled to take place at Exhibition World Bahrain in October 2024. Following an agreement signed by Sarah Buhijji, CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BETA), and Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the Kingdom of Bahrain will host the Routes World 2024 exhibition and conference from October 6 to 8. The event will gather over 2,500 industry experts and decision-makers in…

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Manama : Bahrain has secured a record breaking USD 6.8 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in 2023, according to the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2024) by the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The figure tops the previous record set in 2022 marking a mammoth increase of 148%. This contributed to the growth of cumulative inward FDI stocks, which climbed from USD 36.2 billion in 2022 to USD 43.1 billion. Marking one of the highest ratios in the world, Bahrain’s FDI stocks relative to GDP stood at 99.7% as of the end of 2023, a…

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London : Heatwaves are sweeping across cities on four continents as the first day of summer hits the Northern Hemisphere, suggesting that climate change may push temperatures to new highs, potentially exceeding last summer’s record heat. Countries around the Mediterranean have faced another week of soaring temperatures, leading to wildfires from Portugal to Greece and along the northern coast of Africa in Algeria, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In Serbia, meteorologists forecast temperatures to reach around 40 degrees Celsius in the coming days, driven by hot winds from North Africa pushing a heat front through the…

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Athens : Greece battled on Friday several wildfires at the southern tip of its mainland which were fanned by gale-force winds and forced evacuations of villages. Dozens of firefighters assisted by eight aircraft were deployed to tame forest fires in the regions of Achaia and Ilia and near the town of Kranidi on the Peloponnese peninsula. Residents of several villages in those areas were told to flee their homes as blazes approached.

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Manama : The Board of Trustees of the Higher Education Council, chaired by Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, the Minister of Education and Chairman of the Council, held its periodic meeting.  The meeting reviewed the results of field visits by inspection teams from the Higher Education Council’s General Secretariat. These visits aimed to assess the readiness of private higher education institutions for admissions to council-approved programmes and to monitor final exams in bachelor’s and master’s programmes during the past academic year. The General Secretariat’s report on the follow up of initiatives from the Higher Education Council’s operational plan was also…

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Manama : To mark the 10th International Day of Yoga, members of the Indian Ladies Association Bahrain, along with the Sneha Children, Organised a special yoga session at ILA premises. Event was graced with the expert guidance of Ms Neelanja Bhardwaj, Ayurvedic Digestive Health Specialist, Senior Yoga Coach, Founder @beyogic and Dr Sajni Vaidya, Cosmetic Dentist & a trained yoga teacher from The Yoga Institute, Mumbai and Hon. President Ms. Kiran Mangle emphasized the vital role of yoga in managing today’s stressful lifestyle. ILA praised their members dedication and the enthusiasm of the children, truly praiseworthy. All the participants enjoyed…

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KHK MMA’s Ikram Aliskerov is set to make history as he will be headlining the first-ever UFC event in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to be held at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh on June 22. A prime example of the impact of His Highness Shaikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s vision for MMA in the region, Ikram Aliskerov’s representation in the historic event on June 22 is not only a huge moment for MMA in Bahrain but also for the sport in the entire MENA region. It was in 2015 that the KHK MMA team was formed under the guidance of…

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London : The global vaccine organisation Gavi is likely to seek around $11.9 billion from governments and foundations on Thursday to fund immunisation efforts in the world’s poorest countries over five years, board documents reviewed by Reuters showed.The amount will be finalised at a meeting on Thursday in Paris, where donors will make pledges for the organisation’s plan for 2026-2030. A separately funded $1 billion scheme to boost vaccine production in Africa, the African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator, will also launch on Thursday. Gavi helps low-income countries buy vaccines to protect against killer diseases. Around one billion children have been immunized…

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Manama : Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, announced today the launch of Early Bird ticket sales for the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2025. F1 fans around the world need not wait to secure their seats for next season’s sporting and entertainment spectacle, and are invited to take advantage of up to 15 per cent off on ticket prices for a limited time only. The Kingdom’s grand prix is scheduled for 11 to 13 April as the fourth round of 24 rounds on the 2025 FIA F1 World Championship. To purchase…

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Madrid ; Spain’s authorities reported today that dozens of migrants were rescued while attempting to reach the Canary Islands on a fishing boat that had been disabled by rough seas, resulting in the deaths of five people. The Spanish Coast Guard stated that the bulk carrier “Philipp Oldendorff” spotted the drifting migrant boat 440 nautical miles (815 kilometres) south of Tenerife on Wednesday. The crew provided initial assistance to the migrants, while the cruise ship “Insignia” was redirected to the area to rescue the survivors. The “Insignia” managed to retrieve three bodies from the boat, but adverse weather conditions prevented…

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