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Bahraini player delays honeymoon until after Gulf Cup

Bahraini player delays honeymoon until after Gulf Cup

By Habib Toumi Manama: Amid jubilations and congratulations in Bahrain after the football national team beat all odd and reached the final of the Gulf Cup, Bahrainis heaped praise on their players. However, one player has been extra praised for a very special reason: Delaying his honeymoon. Abdulwahab Al Malood has just got married and […]

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Kuwait: There is the art of diplomacy. And there is the diplomacy of art. Marking 40 years of diplomatic relations, Kuwait and South Korea have held several events to celebrate the steady growth of their ties and the successful expansion of their cooperation. Art, the main beauty of mankind, in November contributed to the rich […]

Bahraini, Kuwaiti win London awards for Arab women

Bahraini, Kuwaiti win London awards for Arab women

By Habib Toumi Manama: Two Gulf women have been recognized internationally for their roles that have reinforced the status of women in the Arab world and beyond it. Bahrain Journalists’ Association (BJA) President Ahdeya Ahmed was awarded the fifth edition of the Arab Woman Prize. The London Arabia Organisation has announced the award at a […]

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

By Habib Toumi Manama: King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and Saudi mainland, today marks 33 years. The causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after former king of Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who ruled from June 1982 until […]

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

By Habib Toumi Manama: A film festival bringing four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles will be launched next month in Manama. The free admission screenings are expected to be a big hit among Bahraini and international viewers as movies by Korea, a country […]

Gulf women deliver diplomatic messages with panache, stylish elegance

Gulf women deliver diplomatic messages with panache, stylish elegance

By Habib Toumi Manama: They are the new type of successful Gulf diplomats determined to overcome challenges, bias and misconceptions both at home and abroad and to assert themselves as genuine voices for their countries, successfully delivering their global messages, loudly and clearly. Sara Ashour, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United […]

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 […]

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