Eid celebrations begin in Bahrain, GCC
June 25, 2017

Bahrain has declared Sunday (June 25) as the first day of Eid Al Fitr after official announcements were made in Saudi Arabia of sightings of the new Shawwal crescent. UAE has also announced that Eid will begin tomorrow.

The members extended their congratulations and best wishes to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa,"...

Bahrain Ministry of Works opens key road
June 25, 2017

Bahrain’s Ministry of Works has opened the new Saar Southern Entrance road from Sheikh Isa bin Salman Highway has opened.

The project, opened by Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Essam bin Abdulla Khalaf, comprises a new lane on Avenue 27 along with ramps entering and exiting Sheikh Isa bin Salman Highway, is expected to increase capacity by 40 per cent as well as easing access to nearby residential areas and shopping malls.

“The Saar Southern Entrance project"...

Bahrain: Karnataka Social Club inducts new executive committee
June 25, 2017

The Karnataka Social Club held its induction ceremony along with a Welcome Dance recently at the Papillon auditorium.

The club's youth dressed in colourful attire initiated the event by welcoming the members with three dances from well-known Konkani albums. This was followed by one of the former President's of the club, Sydney Correa, introducing each member of the new executive committee. The incoming president, Sunil D'Souza thanked the"...

GCC envoys meet China’s Foreign Ministry official
June 25, 2017

The Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain and Arab Republic of Egypt along with the UAE Charge’ D’affaires, met Ambassador Xiao Junzheng, the Deputy Director of the Department of West Asia and North Africa Affairs at the Foreign Ministry of the People’s Republic of China.

They gave a detailed account of the reasons behind their countries’ decision to take sovereign measures to protect security and political stability of their states by severing diplomatic and consular"...

Bahrain newspaper, shut down by government, lays off staff
June 25, 2017

A prominent independent newspaper in Bahrain earlier shut down by the government as part of a crackdown on dissent has laid off its staff.

The daily Al-Wasat sent a statement Saturday to employees saying it had to let them go after the tiny island nation's rulers ordered it closed on June 4 .

It"...

NIHR work strategy outlined
June 25, 2017

National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) President Said bin Mohammed Al-Faihani met Council for Arab-British understanding (CAABU) director Chris Doyle.

He gave an update on NIHR work strategy, objectives and role in fostering the culture of human rights and ensuring their protection.

He underlined the importance of the reform project, led by His Majesty the King, in consolidating the values of human rights and protecting liberties by supporting watchdogs.

Al-Faihani underlined the"...