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  • Curtain falls on first cricket league

    March 17, 2018 9:13 PM

    Manama, Mar.17 (BNA): The curtain fell on the first edition of the Coca Cola Bahrain League for Cricket which was first launched last January. The final was held last Friday under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Head of the Bahrain Athletics Association

  • Middle East sees rising trend in arms imports

    March 17, 2018 8:52 PM

    Mubasher: A recent report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has shown the increasing flow of arms to the Middle East between 2013 and 2017. With the growing tensions and conflicts, including the war of terrorism, as well as the geopolitical risks leading to more weaponry acquired by the region’s countries. Saudi Arabia was the world’s

  • Customs training course concludes

    March 17, 2018 7:57 PM

    Manama, Mar.17 (BNA): The second training programme for customs clearance clerks has concluded. A batch of 27 employees took part in the course which was held under the patronage of the Customs President Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. The Customs Affairs organised the training programme, which consisted of 6 courses, at the Institute of Customs Training

  • Human trafficking forum held

    March 17, 2018 4:56 PM

    Manama, Mar.17 (BNA): The Ministry of Interior held a forum on the national system for the referral of human trafficking victims. Public Security Chief Major General Tarek bin Hassan Al-Hassan deputized Deputy Inspector-General Major-General Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa to open the forum which was attended by 250 officers. The Royal Academy of Police

  • Oil Minister chairs Tatweer Petroleum meeting

    March 17, 2018 7:17 AM

    Manama, Mar. 17 (BNA): Minister of Oil and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tatweer Petroleum Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa chaired the Tatweer Petroleum Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at the Company’s headquarters in Al-Rumamin. The Minister of Oil expressed his gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

  • Cloudy weather on Saturday

    March 16, 2018 4:50 PM 2

    Manama, Mar. 16 (BNA): The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a cloudy with a chance of scattered rain that may become thundery at times later tonight, becoming partly cloudy with dust haze tomorrow morning. Wind: Mainly southeasterly winds range from 08 to 13 knots with gusts that may reach 35 knots later, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 knots by noon. Temperature

  • Bahrain to mark Community Partnership Day

    March 16, 2018 3:34 PM 2

    Manama, Mar. 16 (BNA): Bahrain will mark the Community Partnership Day on March 18. The event embodies the relation of trust between the security officers and the people as well as national awareness of the importance of cooperation to maintain security and stability. Community partnership came within the framework of the reform project of His Majesty

  • US consumer confidence hit 14-year high in March

    March 16, 2018 2:45 PM 2

    Mubasher: US consumer sentiment jumped unexpectedly in March to its highest level since March 2004, driven by the country’s tax overhaul plans. The consumer sentiment index registered 102 this month, hitting 14-year high, compared with 99.7 in February and 96.9 in March 2017, data by the University of Michigan showed on Friday. Meanwhile, the current

  • US Chamber of commerce opposes Trump tariffs on China

    March 16, 2018 1:40 PM 2

    Mubasher: US President Donald Trump administration’s trade policy against China may lead to a global trade war and create a negative impact on the American economy, the country’s Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue warned. The head of the US most influential lobbying group on Thursday said that imposing higher tariffs on Chinese imports would

  • US building permits, housing starts fall in February

    March 16, 2018 1:06 PM 2

    Mubasher: The US residential building permits decreased markedly in February, matching analysts’ forecasts, while housing starts fell well below expectations. Building permits declined by 5.7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.298 million last month, and housing starts dropped by around 7% to 1.236 million, according to residential construction