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Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir has pledged that no-one regardless of their status will evade punishment related to public funds crimes and stressed that the issue was under his personal attention. “We reaffirm our relentless keenness on preserving public funds, and our commitment to protecting them, and affirm that no-one, no matter his position, […]

Kuwait designated premier declines post amid rare public feud

Kuwait designated premier declines post amid rare public feud

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister has turned down a proposal by the Emir to be reappointed and to form a new government. Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak said in a statement on Monday that although it was an honor to serve the country, he felt sorry “over not being able to implement the […]

Pakistani foundation wins Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity

Pakistani foundation wins Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity

By Habib Toumi Manama: The Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s largest charity foundation known worldwide for its humanitarian work, was awarded the Isa Award for Service to Humanity in its fourth edition 2018-2019. The biennial award was established in 2008 by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in commemoration of his father, the late His Highness […]

Headquarters of international alliance to protect safety of maritime navigation opened

Headquarters of international alliance to protect safety of maritime navigation opened

By Habib Toumi Manama: The headquarters of the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) Task Force, an international alliance that aims “to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade”, have been opened in Bahrain. The premises within the US Naval Support Activity were inaugurated by Field Marshall Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the […]

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

By Habib Toumi Manama: Kuwait’s finance minister Nayef Al Hajraf will be the next Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), reports in Kuwait said on Monday evening. The position rotates among the member states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Oman was supposed to hold the […]

35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

By Habib Toumi Bangkok: The 35th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially began on Sunday morning at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Thai capital. Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the plenary session attended by the ASEAN leaders from the 10 members states. According to ASEAN site, […]

ASEAN, Bahrain partnership maturing through Treaty of Amity and Cooperation

ASEAN, Bahrain partnership maturing through Treaty of Amity and Cooperation

By Habib Toumi Manama: What does in an international treaty with ten countries mean? A lot. stronger relations, common approaches, closer strategic dimensions, mutual benefits and support at various levels and lucrative economic deals, to cite just a few. The Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) signed by Bahrain on Saturday with the Association of […]

Bahrain accedes Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

Bahrain accedes Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

By Habib Toumi Bangkok: Bahrain signed the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) in Bangkok. Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa who signed on the accession treaty behalf of Bahrain expressed gratitude to Thailand for the invitation to Bahrain to accede the Treaty […]

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

  By Habib Toumi Manama: The careful choice and procurement of arms remains a strategic necessity for investing in modern military technology to deal with the current threats despite the change in the nature of war and the receding risks of conventional warfare, an international conference in Bahrain has agreed. The participants in the five […]

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain praise elimination of Daesh leader

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain praise elimination of Daesh leader

By Habib Toumi Manama: Saudi Arabia has welcomed the death of the leader of the Daesh Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, explaining that the terror group had distorted the true image of Islam and Muslims around the world and committed atrocities and crimes that contradict the most basic human values in many countries including the Kingdom. […]

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