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  • Jordan voices support to Saudi Arabia

    August 7, 2018 6:56 PM 2

    Amman, Aug.7 (BNA): State Minister for Media Affairs and Government Spokesperson Jumana Ghunaimat said that Jordan stands by Saudi Arabia to implement its laws and regulations, stressing Jordan's rejection of interference in Saudi internal affairs. The minister emphasized Jordan's firm position towards regional and international relations, which must be based

  • Hot weather on Wednesday Bahrain

    August 7, 2018 5:06 PM 2

    Manama, Aug.7 (BNA): The Directorate of Meteorology at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications forecast a hot weather with scattered clouds, from 6pm this evening until 6pm tomorrow Wednesday. The weather may become dusty later tonight, with rising sand in some areas during the day. Northwesterly winds will range from 5 to 10 knots, reaching

  • Bahrain's efforts to combat trafficking in persons highlighted

    August 7, 2018 3:32 PM 2

    Manama, Aug 7 (BNA): The Judicial and Legal Studies Institute (JLSI), in collaboration with the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, will organize a workshop titled (Bahrain's efforts to combat trafficking in persons - Lessons learnt and outlook.) The workshop will be held under the patronage of Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments

  • Bahrain Bourse lists BD150 Million Government Development Bond – 17th Issue

    August 7, 2018 2:26 PM 6

    Manama, Aug. 7 (BNA): Bahrain Bourse announced today the listing of the Government Development Bond – Issue No. 17 that has been issued by the CBB on behalf of the Government of Bahrain through registered brokers at Bahrain Bourse. The bond will be traded under the symbol GDEV17.BND as of Wednesday, 8th August 2018. The BD150 million Bonds issued at a par value

  • BIA handles 728,614 passengers in June

    August 7, 2018 11:13 AM 2

    Manama, Aug. 7 (BNA): Bahrain International Airport (BIA) handled 728,614 passenger movements during June that is a 25.7 percent spike compared with the same period last year, BIA’s operator and managing body, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), announced. The significant growth comes on the back of an increase in the number of airlines operating out of BIA and the introduction

  • HM King ratifies, issues Law 40/2018

    August 7, 2018 7:42 AM 2

    Manama, Aug. 7 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ratified and issued Law 40/2018 regarding the adding of a new Article 6 (ditto) to the Law Decree 1/1996 regarding electricity and water. Article 6 (ditto): Anyone who extends electrical cables without obtaining the necessary permission or incompatible with safety specifications will be penalized

  • Second hottest July since 1902: BMD report

    August 7, 2018 7:33 AM 3

    Manama, Aug. 7 (BNA): Bahrain's Meteorological Directorate (BMD) in its monthly weather summary said the month of July 2018 goes on record as the second hottest July ever experienced in Bahrain since 1902. The mean temperature of the month was 36.2 C which is 2.3 C above the long-term normal and goes on record as second the highest mean temperatures

  • Arab League welcomes South Sudan peace agreement

    August 7, 2018 6:37 AM 2

    Cairo, Aug. 7 (BNA): The Arab League welcomed the final agreement signed in Khartoum to share power in the Republic of South Sudan and end the civil war. "This is an important step in the political will shown by the conflicting parties to overcome all the points of contention that prevented the achievement of comprehensive peace, the restoration of security

  • UAE launches global humanitarian programme

    August 7, 2018 6:37 AM 2

    Abu Dhabi, Aug. 7 (BNA): The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has announced the launch of its latest Eid al-Adha campaign, titled, 'Their Happiness is our Eid'. In line with the Year of Zayed, the AED7.6 million campaign aims to benefit 352,319 individuals within the UAE, and to reach underprivileged persons across 77 countries around the world, UAE News Agency

  • Kuwaitis bag medals in Asian tournament

    August 7, 2018 5:42 AM 2

    kuwait, Aug. 7 (BNA): Kuwait's female figure skating team won four gold and one silver medals in the second day of the weeklong Asian tournament held in Thailand. Tala Al-Kharjy won a gold medal in the drama section, whereas Taiba Al-Atwan won a gold medal in the beta category. Aljood Al-Kharjy and Fatima Al-Yousif won the gold medals in the gamma category