Bahrain

Islamic FinTech in 2018

2018 may prove to be a pivotal year for Islamic finance stakeholders and their approach to developments in FinTech.<p>Potential areas where FinTech is …

Law

Bahrain Opens 2018 Cruise Season

BTEA (Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority) announced last week the arrival of the first couple of cruise ships into the Kingdom at port Mina …

Travel

Bahrain urges citizens against travel to Iran

The Gulf state of Bahrain on Monday called on its citizens not to travel to Iran "under any circumstances" because of street protests there.<p>In a …

Iran

Aeron eyes Bahrain for the new partnerships

We welcome Ali Badeea, in charge of business development in MEA region, back from his successful trip to Bahrain.<p>With investor presentations and …

Middle East

Bali remains most popular destination for Middle Eastern tourists

Bali remains the most popular destination for Middle Eastern tourists visiting Indonesia, a Tourism Ministry official said on Sunday.<p>"After Bali, …

Middle East

Will Bahrain, Israel establish formal relations in 2018?

Bahrain could become the first Gulf Cooperation Council member to establish official diplomatic and trade relations with Israel, though this may …

Middle East

Bahrain: Our Legislative, Judicial Systems Protect Human Rights

Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a report entitled "The Legal protection of Human Rights: Achievements and Challenges" in response to …

Middle East

Changing times

Bahrain is a tiny country of around 1.4 million citizens, including a tiny Jewish community.<p>Doomsayers warned that US President Donald Trump’s …

Middle East

America First proves a mixed blessing for Bahrain

Even before Donald Trump took office last year, Bahrain jumped at the opportunity to cultivate the incoming US president by booking its national …

Middle East

Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

The visit prompted a hashtag #Bahrain_resists_normalization, in which twitter users declaring their opposition to what some called an "act of …

Israel

US recognition of Jerusalem: Bahraini civil society group under pressure after delegation visits Israel

<b>Dubai:</b> A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency <i>BNA</i> has …

Israel

Bahrain faith group visits Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An interfaith group from Bahrain is visiting Israel amid turmoil there over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, angering some in the island nation who support the Palestinians.<p>The group's trip comes after two U.S.-based …

Middle East

In signal of gently warming ties, Bahraini delegation visits Israel

A delegation of religious figures from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain arrived in Israel this week “in order to send a message of peace,” in an extremely …

Middle East

UAE, Bahrain say they’ll act to get off EU’s tax blacklist

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European Union’s tax-haven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by …

Middle East

Bahrain says it will join BEPS framework to exit EU's tax-haven blacklist

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain will join a group of countries committed to fighting corporate tax avoidance as it seeks to be taken off the European Union's tax-haven blacklist, the Bahraini Ministry of Finance said on Thursday.<p>"Bahrain will commit to be a member of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS ... " …

Business

UAE, Bahrain say they'll act to get off EU's tax blacklist

DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain expect to be removed from the European Union's tax-haven blacklist after taking steps to block tax avoidance by companies, the governments of the two countries said on Thursday.<p>Two days ago, EU finance ministers included the UAE and Bahrain on …

Business

ABC News

Breaking News<p>NYC TERROR ATTACK<p>Play<p>ABCNews.com<p>Several dead, others injured after being hit by vehicle in New York City<p>Brendan McDermid/Reuters<p>8 dead …

Middle East

ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English - Middle-east Arab News Opinion

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior announced on Monday that based on national security requirements, visas were imposed on Qatari citizens and …

Middle East

Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Group will stay in Israel for four days to "send a message of religious tolerance", media report says.<p>Amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel to "send a message of peace", according to media reports.<p>A report in the …

Middle East

Anger as 'This is Bahrain' delegation visits Israel

Social media users take to Twitter and decry Bahrain group's visit to Israel amid ongoing protests over Jerusalem.<p>A Bahraini delegation's visit to Israel amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as Israel's capital has sparked anger on …

Israel

Israeli delegation headed to Bahrain: report

News of visit come after Bahraini delegation travelled to Israel, claiming to send 'message of religious tolerance'.<p>A delegation of Israeli business leaders will travel to Bahrain in January amid a warming of ties between the two countries, according to a media report.<p>Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the …

Middle East

Key GCC summit overshadowed by diplomatic rift

The 38th annual summit begins in Kuwait City exactly six months after three member states imposed a blockade on Qatar.<p>A key regional summit of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries was set to begin in Kuwait exactly six months after three of the member states severed diplomatic …

Middle East

GCC summit to go ahead despite Qatar row, diplomats say

The summit is due to take place in Kuwait on December 5 and 6The post GCC summit to go ahead despite Qatar row, diplomats say appeared first on Gulf …

Middle East

Awesome news for Bahrain-based tech-geeks, iGA and Tamkeen are now offering AWS courses!

The Labour Fund Tamkeen and the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at training …

Cloud Computing

3 drivers who deserve championship-level cars in 2018

The Formula One season, which promised to be competitive, is about to end the same way it has each of the past four years: with Mercedes at the …

Auto Racing

Malaysian police says PAS president not deemed a threat after report alleges link to terror group

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK ) - The Malaysian police has said it is aware of an Arab news report that cited connections between an …

Fittipaldi Ends as Fastest Rookie in LMP1 Rookie Test in Bahrain - FIA WEC

<b>Pietro Fittipaldi</b> was the quickest of the three rookie drivers participating in the <b>FIA World Endurance Championship</b> rookie test at the <b>Bahrain</b> …

Auto Racing

UNICEF Returns to Bahrain After a Five-Year Absence

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has welcomed the UN Children Fund (UNICEF)’s return to Bahrain, as part of the strategic partnership …

Middle East

Expat life: the best places, and the reasons we come home

<b>Where are expats working and why is it only temporary?</b><p>Many of us have spent time working abroad in our lives, some of us have loved it so much we stayed for years, decades, even life. But for most it’s a relatively short-term thing, whether you’re an investment banker in Singapore, an English …

Retirement

Rebellion Racing Claim WEC LMP2 Title in Bahrain - FIA WEC

<b>Vaillante Rebellion</b> ended the 2017 <b>FIA World Endurance Championship</b> as the LMP2 category champions.<p>As the final race of the year started, <b>Bruno Senna</b> …

Auto Racing