Shaikh Nasser launches “Istijaba” programme
April 21, 2018

His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa yesterday launched “Istijaba” (Response) a programme designed to produce a new vigour in the sports sector of Bahrain.

‘Response’, Shaikh Nasser, the Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, said, will create a new march for Bahraini sports as it coincides"...

Bahraini Oil Minister to Asharq Al-Awsat: No Contract So Far to Export Gas
April 21, 2018

Oil Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa stated that his country hasn’t so far signed any gas exporting contracts, noting that Bahrain is working on completing two gas projects with operational power of 1.1 billion cubic feet.

Bahrain is studying the best means to purchase gas through competitive prices and flexible conditions, he said.

The oil minister told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the gas ventures target the Bahraini market but future plans include exports through the existing"...

UAE, Bahrain to establish medical centre in Aden
April 21, 2018

The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation signed here today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of the Kingdom of Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of US $2 million.

The memo was signed by Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation Director General Mohammad Haji Al-Khouri and the Secretary-General of the Royal Bahraini Charity Foundation Dr. Mustafa Al-Sayed, in the presence of Assistant"...

Tremors from quake in Iran rattle residents in Bahrain
April 21, 2018

Residents yesterday felt mild tremors across the cities of the Kingdom as a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, which is home to a nuclear power plant.

The Bahrain Seismic Station of the Meteorological Directorate said it detected the quake at 9:34 am yesterday. The quake was recorded 243 km northeast of Bahrain, with a magnitude of 5.7 Richter scale and the epicentre was at 41.8 km depth.

The"...

Bahrain to host Global Entrepreneurship Congress
April 21, 2018

Bahrain will host the next edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in April 2019, opening up new opportunities for regional and global businesses to boost cooperation.

GEC will bring together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup businesses from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world.

This"...

Bahrain's Gulf Air says first Dreamliner to launch on London route
April 21, 2018

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air has announced that its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will serve its double daily London Heathrow service.

The new aircraft, which conducted a fly pass before the Bahrain Grand Prix race on Sunday, will join the fleet on June 15, the airline said in a statement.

A total of five Dreamliner aircraft will enter Gulf Air’s fleet by the"...