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May 19, 2014, 16:59 ET Gulf Air Supports Bahraini Feature Film The Sleeping Tree

 Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air recently partnered with the Bahraini feature film The Sleeping Tree, currently in post-production. Gulf...


Aug 06, 2013, 17:41 ET Tamkeen-GOYS in Deal to Launch Key Activities in Bahrain

Tamkeen and the General Organization for Youth and Sport (GOYS) have signed a partnership agreement to launch the activities of the fourth edition...


Jul 02, 2013, 16:43 ET Bank Profits Double In Bahrain

 Profits for banks operating in Bahrain doubled in the first quarter of 2013 to $1.1 billion. According to data provided by the Central Bank...


Jun 19, 2013, 12:54 ET Kingdom of Bahrain to Launch Organ Donation Database

 Coinciding with the launch of the Bahrain Foundation for Organ Relief, the Kingdom is in the process of establishing its first organ donation...


Jun 13, 2013, 11:39 ET Bahrain Investment Opportunities to be Discussed at 16th German Economic Forum

 The 16th Arab German Economic Forum opened yesterday in Berlin. Sponsored by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Forum will discuss the myriad...


Jun 10, 2013, 17:52 ET Major Export Firm in Bahrain Set to Expand

 Bahrain's leading exporter, MRS Fashions, announced plans to open a new $10 million factory in September to meet rising demand from American...


Apr 19, 2013, 17:15 ET Bahrain to Forge Closer Ties with NATO

The Kingdom of Bahrain and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have agreed to boost cooperation and expand relations to serve common...


Apr 17, 2013, 11:34 ET The Cohen International Group Launches Operations in Bahrain

 The Cohen International Group (TCIG) has launched operations in Bahrain. TCIG is a leading global entrepreneurial organization. Established...


Mar 21, 2013, 18:25 ET Bahrain's Social Development Minister Among Top Ten Most Influential Women in Government in Arab World

Forbes-Middle East name Bahrain's Minister of Social Development, Her Excellency Fatima Al-Balooshi, one of the ten Most Influential Women in...


Feb 05, 2013, 18:00 ET World's Fastest Growing Boat Show Comes to Bahrain

 The Fourth Bahrain Boat Show International (BBSI) will be held at Amwaj Marina from March 28-30. The show will play host to a great number...


Jan 30, 2013, 17:05 ET Bahrain Pledges $10 Million for Mali

 The Kingdom of Bahrain has pledged $10 million to help the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA). AFISMA was authorized...


Jan 23, 2013, 12:31 ET Bahrain Sees Significant Rise In Hotel Occupancy Rates

 According to a survey by Ernst & Young, Bahrain's hotel occupancy rates rose by 7 percent during 2012, pointing to a rebound in the...


Jan 15, 2013, 12:25 ET Bahrain Tops Middle East in Economic Freedom, Twelfth Worldwide

According to the annual index of economic freedom published by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, Bahrain remains the Middle East...


Jan 08, 2013, 13:01 ET Shaikha Haya named head of ICC Bahrain

 Shaikha Haya bint Rashid Al Khalifa has been named the new chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Bahrain. Shaikha Haya, chair...


Dec 13, 2012, 11:26 ET Bahrain International Airport to Expand Capacity in 2013

 The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced plans to further expand Bahrain International Airport (BIA) in the coming year. The project...


Nov 13, 2012, 12:40 ET Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Honors America's Veterans

In a statement on her blog yesterday, Houda Nonoo, the Kingdom of Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States, thanked veterans for their...


Oct 17, 2012, 14:04 ET Wyndham Hotels to open first property in Bahrain

The world's largest hotel company, Wyndham Hotel Group, announced today its plans for the first Wyndham Grand property in Bahrain. The five-star...


Oct 16, 2012, 13:07 ET Bahraini Youth Attempt World Record

A Bahraini Youth Science Group Attempts to Break World Record For Memory Game The Bahrain Science Center, in collaboration with The Society...


Oct 09, 2012, 11:50 ET Bahrain Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bahrain's Financial Harbor Is Active In Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness  In partnership with the Bahrain Cancer Society, the Bahrain...


Oct 04, 2012, 18:26 ET Bahrain To Boost Domestic Food Production

Bahrain will increase the percentage of its domestic food production from 20 to 60 percent of total annual food consumption by 2016. Citing food...


Oct 03, 2012, 17:33 ET Bahrain To Host Fourth Race Of The 2013 Formula One Grand Prix Season

 The International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced Bahrain will host the fourth round of the 2013 Formula One Grand Prix on April 21,...


Oct 02, 2012, 15:39 ET Bahrain Elected To UN Human Rights Panel

Bahrain To Hold Seat on UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee  On Sept. 28, Said Al-Faihani of Bahrain was elected to serve as the...


Sep 30, 2012, 20:39 ET Bahrain's Foreign Minister Outlines Steps for Reform, Commitment to Regional Security in Speech to the United Nations General Assembly

In remarks before the 67th United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Bahrain's Foreign Minister – His Excellency Shaikh Khalid bin...


Sep 24, 2012, 15:57 ET Bahrain Tops List of Freest Global Economies

Bahrain Ranked First in Middle East/North Africa in Fraser Institute Ranking of World's Freest Economies Bahrain ranked first as the most...


Sep 20, 2012, 18:58 ET Bahrain Companies To Exhibit At Gitex 2012

33 Bahrain Companies to Exhibit Tech Products During The Gitex Technology Week 2012 Bahrain technology companies are set to participate in...