Bahrain land of tolerance: NIHR
November 18, 2017

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has backed the UN’s call to celebrate the International Day for Tolerance.

The International Day for Tolerance is celebrated on November 16 every year. The UN General Assembly invited the UN Member States to celebrate the event to promote tolerance, appreciation, respect, and cooperation among the different world’s cultures and religions.

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Bahrain to host GEN 2019
November 18, 2017

Bahrain has won the bid to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2019, announced The GlobalEntrepreneurship Network (GEN).

The news was announced in a high profile event at the UN headquarters in New York, which marked 10 years of the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The Kingdom of Bahrain was among other competing countries to host this prestigious international"...

KBSP to welcome 54 cruise ships, 100,000 passengers
November 18, 2017

Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), operated by APM Terminals Bahrain has embarked on the 2017-2018 Cruise Season with the arrival of luxury cruise ship AIDA-stella at the port in November 2017.

Bahrain, known for its rich and vibrant cultural heritage and a popular destination for cruise ships, is expected to receive 54 cruise vessel calls from prestigious lines during this season with an estimated 100,000 passengers. This is an impressive 30% growth over"...

Why is Manama in Bahrain the best place in the world for expats?
November 18, 2017
Manama in Bahrain has been rated the best city in the world to emigrate to, in a newly published global survey, which ranked Dublin 47th out of 51 cities. The city scored particularly highly in the survey’s “getting settled index”, with respondents saying they found it easy to get by without speaking Arabic and make new friends, and a welcoming attitude among local people to foreign residents. Expats in Bahrain also reported higher earnings than the worldwide average, with twice as many (11 per cent) reporting an annual household income of over $200,000 (€170,000). The Expat City Ranking 2017 report by InternNations.org is based on a survey of 13,000 people, though they don’t say how many respondents participated in each city. Irish Times Abroad asked some Irish people living in Manama to tell us what it is like. Is it really the best place in the world for expats? Kate Canty: ‘It’s a great place to live, but I miss the Irish landscape’ I’m coming up to my two year anniversary in Bahrain. People say time flies when......
Nabeel Rajab Faces Crucial Week in Bahrain
November 18, 2017

It’s a big week for jailed Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab. On Sunday 19 November his trial resumes where, if convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 15 years for tweeting criticism of the government and the war in Yemen. On Wednesday he is expecting an appeal verdict in another case for which he was sentenced in July 2017 to two years in jail for stating the truth that NGOs and journalists are denied access to Bahrain.

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Kingdom of Bahrain investment bank transitions to HCI to stay competitive
November 18, 2017

The Securities and Investment Company, based in the Middle East, was originally built on a traditional on-premises banking system. But that infrastructure eventually impeded the bank’s agility and competitive edge in its marketplace. To become more competitive, the company migrated to a modern, scalable architecture, ultimately transitioning to hyperconverged infrastructure.

“The challenge was to move SICO from the traditional [infrastructure]"...