Bahrain EDB attracts over $200mln of manufacturing, logistics investment

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

More than $200 million worth of investment into Bahrain’s manufacturing and logistics sector was attracted in the first half of this year, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) revealed. The investments are expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs over the next three years. The growth follows a substantial increase in the number of international businesses looking to use Bahrain as a hub to access and seize the regional opportunities offered in the GCC market and beyond. ...

Bahrain says it signed $3.8 billion deal for F-16 jets

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Bahrain on Tuesday announced it had signed a $3.8 billion deal with Lockheed Martin for 16 upgraded F-16 fighter jets.The Bahrain Defense Force signed the agreement with the US company during a defense exhibition in the country, home to the US Fifth Fleet, the state-run BNA news agency reported. US President Donald Trump has eased restrictions on arms sales to countries including Bahrain.In March, Al Arabiya reported that the administration of President Donald Trump has expressed its intention ...

Bahrain supports US policy and calls for curb of Iran's expansionist agenda

Saturday, 14 October 2017

The State of Bahrain welcomed all efforts to prevent Iran from financing terrorist militias and commended the strategy introduced by US President Donald Trump toward Tehran. The Bahraini government said in a statement that it is one of the countries most affected by the expansionist policy of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. “The Kingdom of Bahrain welcomed the US strategy announced by President Donald H. Trump, President of the United States of America, in which he stressed that Iran is ...

Bahrain’s King Hamad calls for religious tolerance, peaceful coexistence

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has announced the release of an official declaration calling for religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence, in an opinion piece on Tuesday. In the piece, published on the Washington Times, the king recognized Bahrain’s “multicultural, multifaith society” as a “natural and normal way of life for us in Bahrain.” “We believe ‘ignorance is the enemy of peace,’ and that true faith illuminates our path to ...

Bahraini husband given jail time for brutally assaulting Syrian wife

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Bahrain’s third minor criminal court has ordered the maximum sentence for a Bahraini man accused of brutally beating his Syrian ex-wife last month and has sentenced him to one year in prison. According to local newspaper Al Ayam, the case was reviewed earlier on Tuesday. After its submission, the court sentenced the defendant to one year in prison. Investigations conducted by the prosecution revealed their daughter’s testimony was heard after she had witnessed her father attack her ...

Saudi Arabia condemns Bahrain bombing that left five police officers injured

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

An official source at the Saudi Foreign Ministry condemned the terrorist bombing in the Bahraini capital of Manama, leaving several police officers injured.The source confirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the sister Kingdom of Bahrain against these acts of terrorism aimed at destabilizing its security and stability and intimidating the safe.

Five policemen injured after an explosion in Bahrain’s capital

Monday, 2 October 2017

At least five policemen were injured after a “terrorist bombing” in Bahrain’s capital Manama, a statement from the interior ministry read. Bahrain’s interior ministry said the policemen were securing an area during the annual Ashoura processions on the Budaiya Highway near the village of al-Daih when the explosion hit on Monday night. “Necessary steps are being taken,” the statement added.

EXCLUSIVE: Battered Syrian wife reveals horrific details of her ordeal

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Syrian Zahraa Sobhy, whose battered face made headlines across Bahrain and the Gulf after being attacked by her ex-husband, has been exclusively interviewed by Al Arabiya this week. Sobhy, who is based in Bahrain, said that her husband had filed for divorce and the court had granted her custody of her five children. She said: "He wanted to kill me. He wanted me to give up the custody of our children. He told me today I will kill you, and when he hit me, I think he thought I died, so he fled ...

Bahrain FM: We moved against Qatar over its support for terrorism

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that his country took action against Qatar over the latter’s support and financing of terrorism. “Unfortunately, terrorism has become a tool of nations who use it to destabilize the world. We call for deterrence of states and organizations who support terrorism,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa told world leaders at the UN in New York on Saturday. Al-Khalifa said that ...

Arab quartet meet in New York to discuss new approach to Qatar crisis

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates held a meeting in New York to discuss the Qatar crisis and a new mechanism to deal with it. This new approach was not detailed, however it comes after a Paris-based Qatari sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al-Thani released a statement saying that he “hopes the ruling family and dignitaries respond to an invitation for a national meeting”. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said the quartet meeting ...

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