Villa Mama, Bahraini restaurant opens Chelsea
September 20, 2017

Feeding our love affair with Middle Eastern food, inspired by Ottolenghi, ‘Persiana’ cookbook author Sabrina Ghayour Bahraini chef and restaurateur Roaya Saleh is bringing Villa Mama, already a hit in Bahrain, to Chelsea. The prospect of learning more about the ingredients and spicing of the GCC countries is enthralling.


Bahrain, UK discuss maritime security cooperation
September 20, 2017

Bahraini Commander of the Coast Guard, Commodore Alaa Abdullah Sayadi, today received Commodore Steve Dainton, Commander of the British Naval Component.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, BNA, the two sides discussed means of boosting bilateral cooperation, as well as reviewing issues of common interest.

Sayadi highlighted the significance of such meetings in boosting cooperation"...

Bahrain: Oil will keep Gulf region vital globally
September 20, 2017

The Bahraini oil minister, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, said that the political challenges in the Gulf region will always be present but the Gulf will always have an important economic weight in the world.

“Oil will remain the most important commodity in the world. The Gulf region, which has the world’s leading strategic location, will continue to have the largest oil reserves and the highest production rates,”"...

Avaya opens new Bahrain office
September 20, 2017

Avaya, a top real-time communication solutions provider, has opened its new office in Bahrain as part of its strategy to support the kingdom’s digital transformation efforts and meet growing demand for next-generation solutions.

Avaya has experienced rapid growth in Bahrain as organizations adopt emerging technologies to reduce costs, boost employee productivity and enhance customer engagement. With Bahrain’s IT industry rapidly maturing, public and private-sector organizations are looking to leverage"...

Bahrain Tourism hosts fam trip for Indian wedding planners
September 20, 2017

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) organized a familiarization trip for the largest Indian wedding planning agencies from September 11 to 13.

The selection of the 10 Indian wedding planning agencies was based on the quality of their work as well as their experience in planning weddings abroad.

In addition, 30 companies from the kingdom were invited to attend a forum, which will be held on October 12 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC). The companies"...

Bahrain issues new regulations for Islamic banks
September 20, 2017

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has announced new Shariah governance regulations applicable to wholesale and retail Islamic banks in Bahrain. The new regulations are credit positive for investors because they will lead to a more consistent and robust system for ensuring Shariah compliance for Islamic products and most importantly sukuk issued in Bahrain, and will reduce the possibility that issuers cite non-compliance as a defense against payment.

Effective June 2018, the new regulations will make Islamic banks"...