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  • Saudi voters to head to polls

    December 11, 2015 4:45 PM 11

    Riyadh, Dec. 11 (BNA): Thousands of voters in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia head tomorrow to the polling stations in different regions to vote for their candidates in the third session of the municipal elections. Polling stations will open doors for voters in the various regions and governorates of the Kingdom from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Women will participate

  • CAS upholds Platini suspension

    December 11, 2015 3:29 PM 10

    Zurich, Dec. 11 (BNA): The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld the 90-day ban imposed on UEFA president Michel Platini by FIFA. CAS verdict issued Friday means UEFA president will not attend the 2016 European Championship draw in Paris on Saturday. UEFA president challenged a FIFA ethics committee ruling to ban him from duty pending a full investigation

  • HM the King's call to hold GCC Summit in Bahrain lauded

    December 11, 2015 3:29 PM 12

    Manama, Dec. 11 (BNA): The Speaker of the Council of Representatives Ahmed Al-Mulla has lauded and appreciated His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s invitation of GCC leaders to hold the 2016 GCC Summit in the Kingdom, an invitation they welcomed during the closing session of the 36th Session of the Supreme Council of the GCC Summit, concluded

  • Foreign Minister takes part in Turkmenistan's neutrality anniversary

    December 11, 2015 1:25 PM 5

    Ashgabat, Dec. 11 (BNA): Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa arrived here today as a representative of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa at the International Conference on "Policy of Neutrality: International Cooperation for Peace, Security and Development" marking the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary

  • Coast Guard Commander attends graduation ceremony

    December 10, 2015 6:49 PM 11

    Manama, Dec. 10 (BNA): Chief of Public Security Major-General Tariq Al Hassan deputised Coast Guard Commander to attend the graduation ceremony of the 8th vessel captain course, 12th specialized maritime course and 9th joint diving course. The Commander of the Administration Affairs said that the courses were part of the annual training plans of the Coast

  • Military, security, economic coordination stressed

    December 10, 2015 5:41 PM 16

    Riyadh, Dec 10 (BNA): Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa has attached great importance to the 36th GCC Summit which is held amid an unstable stage witnessed by the region, noting the political stability, prosperity and wise leaderships enjoyed by the GCC countries. In a statement to Bahrain TV, the minister said that the 36th GCC Summit

  • Bahrain attends Bali Democracy Forum

    December 10, 2015 5:05 PM 50

    Bali, Dec.10 (BNA): Bahrain Ambassador to Thailand Adel Sater took part in the 8th Bali Democracy Forum which opened today in Indonesia. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is chairing the seminar in the presence of seventy-nine states and international organisations. The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) initiated by Indonesia in 2008, is an annual

  • Bahrain terror attacks condemned

    December 10, 2015 4:53 PM 22

    Riyadh, Dec 10 (BNA): The final communique of the 36th GCC Summit concluded today in Riyadh strongly condemns the terrorist acts targeted the Kingdom of Bahrain which claimed many lives of innocent security personnel and civilians. The communique praises Bahraini security services which have foiled smuggling attempts of high explosives, weapons and ammunition

  • HM the King congratulates GCC Excellence Award Bahraini winners

    December 10, 2015 3:37 PM 10

    Manama, Dec 10 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has sent a cable of congratulations to Bahrainis winners of the First GCC Excellence Award, who were honoured by HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar. HM the King congratulated them on the award they have earned in recognition of their prominent achievements and contributions

  • RCSC delegation visits DERASAT

    December 10, 2015 3:29 PM 13

    Manama, Dec. 10 (BNA): Bahrain Strategic, International and Energy Studies Centre (DERASAT) received here today a high-level delegation from the Royal Command and Staff College (RCSC.) DERASAT's Chairman of the Board of Trustees Khalid Ibrahim Sanad Al Fadhala welcomed the delegation's visit to the centre. A number of researchers at DERASAT gave a presentation