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Jan 22, 2012, 01:53 ET Manama Takes "A Step in the Right Direction," UNGA President Says

Current U.N. General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz al-Nasser commended Bahrain's steps toward national unity after meeting with Bahrain's King...


Jan 19, 2012, 07:00 ET More than 50,000 Expected at 2012 Bahrain International Airshow

With 40 sold-out corporate chalets, Bahraini officials are expecting a record number of attendees at the three-day Bahrain International Airshow,...


Jan 19, 2012, 03:21 ET Global Professional Service Provider Commits to Investment in Bahrain, Remains Confident of Country's Stability

A leading global professional service provider reaffirmed its commitment to its operations in Bahrain on Monday. "We remain committed to Bahrain and...


Dec 09, 2011, 09:09 ET Bahrain's National Commission Meets to Discuss BICI Recommendations

Bahrain's national commission charged with implementing recommendations from the Bahrain Independent Commission Inquiry (BICI) report will look into...


Dec 04, 2011, 12:06 ET Bahrain Improves Two Spots in Transparency International's 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index

Bahrain increased its ranking in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by two positions in 2011, the report said. The...


Nov 08, 2011, 03:38 ET Major Cruise Ships Add Bahrain as Port of Call

As security concerns in Bahrain diminish, cruise ships are returning to the country's ports, bringing with them more than 32,000 tourists and a boost ...


Oct 27, 2011, 06:54 ET Bahrain Shura Council Member's Home Attacked

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the house of Shura Council Member Sameera Rajab last night in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The attack on Ms. Rajab's home ...


Oct 27, 2011, 06:47 ET Bahrain Shura Council Member's Home Attacked

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the house of Shura Council Member Sameera Rajab last night in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The attack on Ms. Rajab's home ...


Oct 25, 2011, 01:20 ET Prime Minister of Bahrain Works to Implement National Dialogue Political Reforms

His Royal Highness, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, met earlier this month with government ministers to ensure...


Oct 22, 2011, 03:02 ET In a Message on the Occasion of the United Nations Day: Bahrain's Prime Minister Urges International Community to Continue to Support and Strengthen the United Nations

Bahrain is honored and proud to join in the shared progressive goals of the United Nations and urges its fellow nations to contribute positively to...


Oct 18, 2011, 02:20 ET U.S. Optimistic About Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report and Reform Implementations

Yesterday, Deputy U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Peninsula Affairs Stephen Seche welcomed the upcoming report from the Bahrain...


Sep 30, 2011, 05:55 ET Bahrain Ministry of Health Releases Statement on Sentencing of Doctors, Nurses and Medics

Bahrain's Ministry of Health Released the following statement in response to the sentencing of former employees of the Salmaniya Medical Complex:...


Sep 24, 2011, 05:34 ET Strong Election Vote in Bahrain Despite Patches of Unrest

Scattered harassment of voters slowed but did not stop Bahrain voters from casting ballots Saturday in a by-election to fill empty seats in...


Sep 24, 2011, 05:17 ET Statement from His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa

(BNA) -- His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa congratulated and commended the people of Bahrain for their resolve...


Jun 15, 2011, 09:38 ET Bahraini Summer Festival Sends Message of Optimism and Unity

In light of recent events, Bahrain's Ministry of Culture will use this year's third annual summer festival to unite Bahrainis in a celebration of...


May 19, 2011, 06:38 ET Kingdom of Bahrain Welcomes Obama's Speech

(BNA) The Cabinet of the Kingdom of Bahrain welcomed today the principles contained in the speech delivered by the U.S. President Barack Obama that...


May 05, 2011, 12:22 ET Bahrain Relaxes Curfew on Land and Sea

In a sign of improving security, The General Command of the Bahrain Defence (BDF) announced today that it has reduced curfew hours in the capital...


May 05, 2011, 03:56 ET Bahrainis Launch Social Media Campaign to Show Support for King

A new, one-week social media campaign has been launched to show support for His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Utilizing Twitter, Facebook,...


May 03, 2011, 03:46 ET Bahrain Reiterates Support for Fight Against Terrorism

Bahrain News Agency reported today that the Kingdom of Bahrain has expressed its full support for efforts to end terrorism in light of the death of...


Apr 27, 2011, 04:56 ET Bahraini Prime Minister Meets with Local Church Leaders, Says Country is a Model of Toleration

Bahraini Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa met with community church leaders yesterday to discuss religious tolerance and national unity...


Apr 12, 2011, 05:28 ET Acting Health Minister Confirms Bahraini Hospitals Functioning Normally

In a press conference at the Information Affairs Authority yesterday, Social Development Minister and Acting Health Minister Dr. Fatima Al Balushi...


Apr 08, 2011, 03:00 ET Bahraini Crown Prince Advocates National Unity as Building Block for Bahrain's Future

National unity will lead Bahrain out of its current unrest, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa said yesterday in an address to the nation. In...