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  • Qatari interception of UAE passenger planes condemned

    January 16, 2018 8:40 PM

    Abu Dhabi, Jan. 16 (BNA): The Emirates Association for Human Rights (EHRA) condemned the Qatari fighter jet's interception of two UAE civilian planes while in separate routine flights to Bahrain on a known flight path that met all required and internationally recognised approvals and permits. In a statement released on Tuesday, the EHRA said the Qatari

  • Russian participation in local cultural activities welcomed

    January 16, 2018 7:14 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): President of Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, today received Russia’s Ambassador to Bahrain, Fagive Garaeve, and Director General of EXPO 2025 Bid Committee, Svetlana Sagaidak, in the framework of boosting bilateral relations and holding joint cultural activities. The BACA President

  • World Energy and Environment Conference opens

    January 16, 2018 7:14 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): The 5th Series World Energy and Environment Conference and Exhibition 2018 opened today at the Sofitel Zallaq Thalassa Spa and Sea Hotel. His Majesty the King’s Personal Representative, Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) Chairman His Highness Shaikh Abdulla bin Hamad Al-Khalifa delegated SCE Deputy Chairman HH Shaikh Faisal

  • Northern Town e-draw starts

    January 16, 2018 7:14 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): An electronic draw on the distribution of 2807 units located in the Northern Residential Town has started today. The step is in line with the order issued by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister to distribute 4800 housing units to eligible

  • Americans with no health insurance up 3M

    January 16, 2018 6:39 PM

    Mubasher: The number of Americans without healthcare insurance increased by 3.2 million people between 2016 and 2017, according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday. This is the biggest jump in the uninsured rate in nearly a decade, as reported by Reuters. Attempts by Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress, as well as the White House, to repeal

  • Two traffic branches opened

    January 16, 2018 5:47 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): The General Directorate of Traffic has opened two new branches at Sitra Mall and Hamad Town (17th Roundabout). "The opening of the facilities followed directives issued by Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa to fast-track transactions", said Traffic director-general Brigadier Shaikh Abdulrahman

  • QCB studies topic of virtual currencies – Governor

    January 16, 2018 3:38 PM

    Mubasher: Qatar Central Bank (QCB) will study the topic of virtual currencies, governor Abdullah bin Saoud Al-Thani said on Tuesday. In the future, there may be an opportunity to deal with these currencies in the country, Al Thani added. QCB governor's remark came on the sidelines of his speech on Qatar’s schemes to establish a financial technology hub. The QCB would

  • Bahrain-Palestine trade ties discussed

    January 16, 2018 2:04 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI)'s Chairman Khalid Al Moayed has received a Palestinian business delegation headed by the chairman of Jericho Chamber of Commerce, Tayseer Hameeda, in the presence of the Palestinian ambassador to Bahrain Taha Mohammed Abdulqader. The meeting hailed the bilateral and deep-rooted relation

  • RBAF hosts graduation ceremony

    January 16, 2018 2:02 PM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) today hosted a graduation ceremony of a training session for new recruits at the Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF), in the presence of RBAF Commander, Air Vice-Marshal Shaikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. After some holy Quran verses were recited, RBAF Institute Commandant delivered a speech in which

  • Two lanes to be closed on Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway

    January 16, 2018 11:45 AM

    Manama, Jan. 16 (BNA): The Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning said it will implement tile resurfacing works on Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Causeway in Muharraq. The left and middle lanes will be closed for westbound traffic leading to Mina Salman, according to the ministry. The closure will be effective from Thursday January 18 at 11:00 p.m. to Saturday