Bahrain’s Economy To Grow 3.3% This Year, Must Cut Public Debt – IMF

Bahrain’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be gradual, with growth projected at 3.3.% this year after a 5.4% contraction in 2020, the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday. The tiny Gulf state has been battered by the twin shocks of the coronavirus crisis and lower oil prices, which pushed its overall fiscal deficit … More Bahrain’s Economy To Grow 3.3% This Year, Must Cut Public Debt – IMF

POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute

Gulf Arab foreign ministers held a virtual meeting on Sunday ahead of a summit to discuss steps towards ending a diplomatic row that has undermined regional stability and thwarted Washington’s efforts to form a united front against Iran.Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain served diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017, accusing it … More POLITICS | Gulf Arab Ministers Discuss Steps To Resolve Diplomatic Dispute

ROYALS | Bahrain’s King Hamad Vaccinated Against COVID-19

RIYADH – – Bahraini King Hamad was vaccinated against COVID-19 Wednesday as the kingdom prepares to begin its nationwide inoculation campaign. The monarch said all citizens and residents should adhere to precautionary measures and instructions issued by the national medical team to deal with the coronavirus, Bahrain News Agency reported. The King announced earlier the … More ROYALS | Bahrain’s King Hamad Vaccinated Against COVID-19

BUSINESS | Bahrain Says It Won’t Allow Imports From Israeli Settlements

Bahrain will not allow the import of Israeli good produce in settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, state news agency BNA reported, disavowing comments made by the Gulf state’s trade minister earlier this. Bahrain’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid al –  Zayani had voiced openness to settlement imports, adding that Manama would make … More BUSINESS | Bahrain Says It Won’t Allow Imports From Israeli Settlements

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed ‘within reach’ after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

SPORTS | Hamilton Puts In Record Lap To Take Bahrain Pole

Seven – times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix with a record lap in Saturday’s qualifying session, ahead of team mate Valtteri Bottas who completed a front – row lockout for Mercedes. The Briton lapped the 5.4 – kilometre floodlit Sakhir desert track in one minute 27, 264 seconds, … More SPORTS | Hamilton Puts In Record Lap To Take Bahrain Pole

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi-Bahraini Cooperation Council Raises Representation Level

RIYADH| SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Council of Ministers, headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, decided on Wednesday to negotiate with Bahrain to raise the level of representation for the Saudi-Bahraini Coordination Council, to be headed by the crown princes of the two countries. Bahraini’s King Hamad bin … More BREAKING NEWS | Saudi-Bahraini Cooperation Council Raises Representation Level

NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

Bahrain’s interior ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a ‘terrorist attack’ early this year that was backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The statement confirmed earlier media reports about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe. Earlier on Sunday Saudi state television Al-Ekhbariya and Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khaleej reported that interior ministry … More NEWS | Bahrain Says Foiled ‘Terrorist Attack’ Backed By Iran In Early 2020

POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

MILAN | ITALY – Bahraini’s leading Shi’ite cleric Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, now living abroad, said he is against normalization between Arab countries and Israel, and called on the region’s people to resist. In a speech published by dissolved Bahraini opposition party Al-Wefag, a group close to Qassim, he said the accords reached by Israel … More POLITICS | Top Bahraini Shi’ite Cleric Rejects Israel Normalization, Calls On People To Resist

POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel

MILAN | ITALY –  The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday strongly condemned the decision by Bahrain to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, adding it will deal a fresh blow to efforts to defend the Palestinian cause. ‘It will further encourage Israel to continue illegitimate practices towards Palestine and its efforts to make the occupation of … More POLITICS | Turkey Condemns Bahrain Decision To Establish Ties With Israel