Author: News Desk

Bangkok: His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister attended a dinner banquet hosted by General Surayud Chulanont, Acting Chief Advisor of Thailand King’s Privy Council, in the presence of Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai. The reception was hosted in recognition of HRH the Prime Minister’s role in boosting the Bahrain-Thailand relations and the Arabian Gulf ties with Thailand to wider areas of cooperation that reflected on the economy, investment and development.HRH the Premier expressed deep gratitude and appreciation to General Chulanont for his warms welcome and gracious hospitality that reflect the deep-rooted amicable ties between…

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MANAMA: In view of promoting ICRF activities across the diversified Indian Community in Bahrain, ICRF established a Regional Forum with representatives from various Indian states. Around 40 members were included from various communities of all states from India, residing in Bahrain.An initial meeting of the Forum was attended by HE The Ambassador of India to Bahrain Mr Alok Kumar Sinha. The meeting was held on Monday, 17 June 2019 at the Indian Embassy premises in Seef. “Indian expatriate workforce numbers are increasing and all segments of community need to be well represented, especially the blue collar workers from some states.  The…

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MANAMA: Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received today Chief of Staff of the UAE Armed Forces Lieutenant General Hamad bin Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi. The meeting was attended by Minister of Defence Affairs Lieutenant General Abdullah bin Hassan Al Nuaimi.The BDF Commander-in-Chief welcomed the UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff, lauding solid fraternal relations between both peoples and their perpetual growth in all fields.Both sides discussed bilateral military cooperation and issues of common interest.The Minister of Defence held a lunch banquet at the BDF Officers Club in honour of the UEA…

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MANAMA : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Sakhir Palace today Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) new Board Chairman Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and members. He congratulated them on the formation of the new Board of Directors, wishing them every success.HM the King underlined Bahrain’s keenness on supporting charity, humanitarian and voluntary work, lauding the kingdom’s initiatives in this respect which reflect the Bahraini people’s belief in the importance of solidarity that emanates from Islamic precepts and the inherent Bahraini traditions. HM thanked BRCS board Chairman and members for their tireless efforts to achieve the…

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The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) announced today the launch of the 6th edition of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for the Advancement of Bahraini Women. The biennial prize is granted to ministries as well as public and private institutions for their distinguished efforts in supporting active Bahraini women and adopting strategies to integrate their needs in development and equal opportunities.   The announcement was made at a press conference held today with the participation of SCW Secretary General Hala Al Ansari, the Head of the jury, and members of the jury. Al Ansari pointed out…

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MANAMA:His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received, in the presence of HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS), HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the First Deputy Chairman of the SCYS and President of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.HH Shaikh Khalid introduced to HM the King members of the Bahrain National Athletics team, the winners of third Asian Athletics Championship in Doha, where they clinched 22 medals – 11 gold, seven silver and four bronze.HM King…

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MANAMA: Gulf Air – the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain – celebrated its inaugural summer service to and from Salalah yesterday as the airline resumed this popular route. Gulf Air’s flight GF548 was welcomed into Salalah International Airport with a celebratory event that saw the attendance of various airport officials.Gulf Air’s Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Vincent Coste said: “We are happy to resume our flights to Salalah as we cater to the summer demand for this sought after destination. Many of our regional passengers prefer to spend this season in Salalah as it enjoys significantly lower temperature than…

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MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander, today visited the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF)’s General Command.Upon arrival, HM the King was welcomed by BDF Commander-in-Chief, Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, and Minister of Defence Affairs, Lieutenant-General Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi.HM King Hamad was accompanied by Royal Guard Commander, Major-General HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Royal Guard’s Special Force Commander, Lieutenant-Colonel HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.  HM the King held a meeting with senior officers, and lauded the success of the previous training season, stressing the need to…

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MANAMA: Bahrain has strongly condemned the terrorist attack by Iran-backed Houthi militias on Abha International Airport, Saudi Arabia, injuring a number of people including children and women, in another cowardly criminal act against innocent civilians, in contradiction with international humanitarian law and norms. “Whilst the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes all those injured speedy recovery, it affirms the full solidarity of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s with the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all those who dare to put its security and stability at stake,” said the ministry statement. The ministry vowed full support for the Saudi endeavors to eliminate violence and…

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MANAMA: His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa patronised the graduation ceremony of the 11th batch of AMA International School, and deputised Education Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al-Nuaimi, to attend it on his behalf.Philippines President’s Special Envoy to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Dr. Amabel Aguiluz, and the Assistant Undersecretary for Information and Follow-up at HRH Premier’s Court, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Dossari, were present.The minister conveyed congratulations from HRH the Prime Minister to the graduates and their families, as well as his wishes of further success to them.Dr. Al-Nuaimi lauded the constant interest enjoyed by education…

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