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Ruqaya Al Ghasra
October 09, 2018 - 17:46 GMT
Former Bahraini Olympic athlete Ruqaya Al Ghasra remained tight lipped yesterday over rumours that she could run as a candidate in next month’s parliamentary elections.
Nasser bin Hamad
October 09, 2018 - 17:01 GMT
Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs...
The bill is yet to be approved by the parliament’s upper house, which is expected to hold a similar session later this week. (Shutterstock)
October 08, 2018 - 06:48 GMT
Bahraini legislators approved a draft law on Sunday that would see value-added tax (VAT) imposed for the first time in the kingdom.
Saudi Arabia and the UAE said they will help Bahrain via $10 billion aid package. (AFP/File)
October 05, 2018 - 08:19 GMT
Bahrain is set to receive a $10 billion aid package from its Gulf neighbours to help with the country's finances, according to regional media.
Bahrain EDB has already attracted a total of 76 companies, accounting for an investment of BD305 million. (Shutterstock)
September 27, 2018 - 06:43 GMT
Bahrain has attracted a record number of investments this year as businesses from around the world continue to look to the kingdom to access opportunities in the $1.5-trillion Gulf economy, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has said.
Five per cent VAT is expected to produce revenues of over $25 billion per annum for the six GCC countries. (Shutterstock)
September 26, 2018 - 06:14 GMT
Bahrain will be the next country to implement five per cent value-added tax (VAT) after the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of the GCC framework agreed between the six states, according to tax experts.
From left, Ms Almoayyed, Ms Al Shirawi, Ms Al Hashemi, Shaikha Hessa, and Ms Karzoon. (GDN)
September 20, 2018 - 06:21 GMT
Five Bahraini women have made it to Forbes Middle East’s Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017.
Here are the stars of the future that are already showing great potential
September 19, 2018 - 11:51 GMT
If you want to be good in something it is better to start young. That is exactly what some singing talents did in the middle east taking part in talent shows when they were younger, gaining popularity and then embarking on their singing careers, some landing deals with massive recording labels. Here are the stars of the future that are already showing great potential.
Muharram Mourning Ceremonies in Bahrain (Twitter)
September 19, 2018 - 11:04 GMT
Bahraini regime forces have stepped up their crackdown on Muharram mourning ceremonies, disrupting Shia Muslim gatherings and making arrests among clerics.
Cash withdrawals are now possible using simply a PIN and your fingerprint. (Shutterstock)
September 19, 2018 - 08:21 GMT
Customers at Bahrain-headquartered Ithmaar Bank will soon be able to use just their fingerprint and pin number to take money out of cash points, dispensing with the need to carry their bank cards with them.
The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) said treatment of real estate across Islamic finance jurisdictions still reflected Basel II or pre-reform Basel III rules. (Shutterstock)
September 17, 2018 - 08:46 GMT
Bahrain-based CIBAFI has called on regulators overseeing Islamic banking to revise guidance on real estate exposures to align with the post-financial crisis capital rules of Basel III.
NEW BERN, NC - SEPTEMBER 14: Neighborhoods flooded after the storm surge from Hurricane Florence flooded the Neuse River September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina after making landfall as Category 1 storm and flooding from the heavy rain, forcing hundreds of people to call for emergency rescues in the area which sits at the confluence of the Nueces and Trent rivers. The storm has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP 
September 15, 2018 - 09:34 GMT
Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina. Florence claimed its first victims, including a woman and her infant child in Wilmington, N.C., hours after landfall Friday, local authorities confirmed. A flotilla of boats began rescuing people in New Bern, N.C., early Friday, where volunteers were using their own vessels to rescue hundreds stranded in flooded homes. The coastal town was under a mandatory evacuation order, but many chose to ride out the storm. Officials said about 200 have been rescued so far and 150 more need help.
Security raids included citizens’ houses in Diraz (Twitter)
September 10, 2018 - 12:52 GMT
Bahraini forces have arrested five children during raids across the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim.
According to the Expat Insider ranking, as first overall, Bahrain is the stand-out performer, scoring first place among both male and female respondents, generally doing well across most topics. (Shutterstock)
September 08, 2018 - 07:00 GMT
Bahrain tops in global survey as the best place for expatriates for the second year running, followed by Taiwan and Ecuador.
Police reportedly found a suicide note from the second floor flat, which Mr Prakash, his wife Shijina and their two sons Vedjabes and Abhayadev, shared with another Indian family. (Shutterstock)
August 28, 2018 - 09:05 GMT
Yet another expatriate employee took his life yesterday taking the toll of reported suicides among foreign workers in Bahrain to 23 this year.
5% VAT is expected to produce revenues of over $25 billion per annum for the six GCC countries. (Shutterstock)
August 26, 2018 - 11:15 GMT
Bahrain will be the next country to implement five per cent value-added tax (VAT) after the UAE and Saudi Arabia as part of the GCC framework agreed between the six states, according to tax experts.