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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. […]

Bahrain marks Diwali with resolute commitment to religious freedom

Bahrain marks Diwali with resolute commitment to religious freedom

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain, an overwhelming Muslim country, has kept up its tradition of sharing the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, with Hindu families living in the country. On Sunday evening, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the eldest son of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, visited the Thaker, […]

Bahrain calls for firm international action to face challenges, threats to stability

Bahrain calls for firm international action to face challenges, threats to stability

By Habib Toumi Editor-in_chief Manama: Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has called on the international community to take the necessary steps to deal with threats to stability and with challenges to the world order. “One fifth of the world’s oil and gas supply passes through the waters of the Arabian Gulf, and any […]

Bahrain TV makes young cancer patient’s wish come true

Bahrain TV makes young cancer patient’s wish come true

Manama: Bahrain Television has made the wish of a young cancer patient to appear live on TV come true. A group of young cancer patients from Deena Kanoo micro-school in Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain’s largest hospital, were visiting the studios of the state-run TV channel to gain insights into media facilities and careers when one […]

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates on Thursday announced it has joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), an international alliance that aims “to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade.” The announcement was made one day after Saudi Arabia became the second Arab country to join the coalition. Bahrain, host to the […]

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