BIA prepares for the biggest racing event

BIA prepares for the biggest racing event

Formula One (F1) 2019 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will run for four days for the first time, attracting a surge in tourism and logistics income to the Kingdom, and providing a further boost to the local economy. Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has already finalised preparations to accommodate the predicted spike in visitor numbers…

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NZ to ban military type semi-automatic weapons

NZ to ban military type semi-automatic weapons

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand will ban military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles under tough new gun laws following the killing of 50 people in its worst mass shooting, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday. In the immediate aftermath of last Friday’s shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, Ardern labelled the attack as terrorism and…

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Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

Jordanian king vows to protect Jerusalem holy sites

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria: The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied a report on Thursday that all of Daesh’s final enclave has been captured after a Kurdish media outlet said the militant group had been finally defeated there.“Combing continues in the Baghouz camp and there is no truth (to the report) about the complete liberation of…

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US-backed SDF denies report of final Daesh defeat

US-backed SDF denies report of final Daesh defeat

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria: US-backed Syrian fighters said they were still searching territory captured from Daesh at its final enclave in eastern Syria on Thursday and denied a report the jihadists had been finally defeated.The final capture of the Baghouz enclave at the Iraqi border will mark the end of Daesh territorial rule that once spanned…

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Application for 2019-2020 OFDPM Fellowship is now open

Application for 2019-2020 OFDPM Fellowship is now open

The Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM) announces that application for the fifth edition of the OFDPM Fellowship is now open. Government employees below managerial level can apply via the OFDPM’s website: http://www.fdpm.gov.bh/fellowship. The application deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Director-General of the OFDPM, HE Shaikh Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa,…

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Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims JEDDAH: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was condemned on Wednesday for “vile, offensive and reckless” comments after last week’s Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks. Australia summoned the Turkish ambassador in Canberra to explain the remarks, and New Zealand dispatched its foreign minister to…

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Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

Algeria tensions: Governing party chief backs protesters

Erdogan’s ‘vile’ comments on Christchurch mosques shootings dismissed as not representative of Muslims JEDDAH: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was condemned on Wednesday for “vile, offensive and reckless” comments after last week’s Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks. Australia summoned the Turkish ambassador in Canberra to explain the remarks, and New Zealand dispatched its foreign minister to…

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Gulf Air and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have signed a codeshare partnership, for travel commencing with the summer schedule. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two carriers at the Bahrain International Airshow in November…

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