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  • Work on installing diversions begins

    June 20, 2018 2:42 PM

    Manama, June 20 (BNA): The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, in partnership with the Ministry of Interior’s General Directorate of Traffic, has started works to install an additional left diversion from Riffa Avenue to Muharraq Avenue. The works are in line with directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

  • Arab inter-parliamentary cooperation praised

    June 20, 2018 2:42 PM

    Manama, June 20 (BNA): The Shura Council's Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al Saleh sent a cable of congratulations to Chairman of the Arab Parliamentary Union, Dr. Ali Abdelaal, on the APU’s establishment anniversary, wishing him success in his duties in the interest of the Arab nation. Al Saleh praised the efforts of Dr. Abdelaal in boosting the cooperation

  • Germany to offer scrapping EU tariffs on US cars –Reports

    June 20, 2018 1:54 PM

    Mubasher: German auto manufacturers proposed ending vehicle tariffs between the US and the European Union (EU), media reports showed on Wednesday. The US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has been in talks with CEOs of German carmakers BMW, Volkswagen, and Daimler, who raised the idea of lifting car tariffs between the US and EU, the Wall Street

  • Ambassador congratulates new BWF president

    June 20, 2018 1:22 PM

    Manama, June 20 (BNA): Bahrain’s Ambassador to the U.S.A, Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid Al Khalifa, has congratulated former Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation President and Bahrain Weightlifting Federation (BWF), Sultan Al-Ghanim, on his election unopposed as BWF President. The ambassador hailed Al-Ghanim’s achievements over the past period, along

  • Labour minister patronises dialogue conference

    June 20, 2018 11:25 AM

    Manama, June 20 (BNA): Under the patronage of Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan, Bahrain Dialogue Foundation is hosting the Community Dialogue Conference in collaboration with the Organisation in Search of Common Grounds. The conference scheduled for June 23 will culminate twenty months of training efforts shared

  • China’s ‘economic aggression’ poses a global threat – White House

    June 20, 2018 10:18 AM

    Mubasher: The Trump administration ratcheted up its rhetoric against China in a report criticising Chinese trade practices and accused Beijing of staging a systematic “economic aggression.” Titled “How China's Economic Aggression Threatens the Technologies and Intellectual Property of the United States and the World,” the 35-page report released Tuesday

  • Kuwait has 174,000 millionaires in 2017 – Report

    June 20, 2018 10:08 AM

    Mubasher: Kuwait was ranked the 17th worldwide in terms of the world’s wealthiest countries in 2017, according to the recent World Wealth Report 2018, as reported by Alrai Newspaper. The report said that Kuwait had about 174,000 millionaires in 2017, 9% higher than the 159,000 registered in 2016. The incline in the number of Kuwaiti millionaires in 2017 is attributed

  • Palestinian refugee statistics released

    June 20, 2018 8:49 AM

    Ramallah, June 20 (BNA): Despite the passage of 70 years since 800,000 civilians out of the 1.4 million Palestinians who had lived in historical Palestine in 1948 were forced out of their homes and land with the creation of Israel after which 1,300 Palestinian villages and towns were destroyed and eradicated from the map, the catastrophe, or better known

  • Kuwait: No change in working hours

    June 20, 2018 6:55 AM

    Kuwait, June 20 (BNA): Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) has dismissed recent reports indicating a potential increase in working hours across government bodies, saying that such information is "categorically false." "Irrespective of whether its summer or winter, all government employees are required to work seven hours per day," the CSC said in a statement

  • Gold down despite trade war tensions

    June 19, 2018 8:58 PM

    Mubasher: Gold prices decreased on Tuesday, as the US dollar continued the upwards trend. Investors were seeking other safe haven investments during the second trading session of the week, amidst rising concerns of a trade war between the United States and China. The precious metal futures for August delivery went down 0.1% and settled at the level of $1,278.60 per ounce