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In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Despite its fierce and relentless assault across the globe, COVID-19 has not succeeded to dampen the Valentine spirit in Bahrain and other countries, Ahmed, 26, said. The young teacher had been standing for a long time in front of the tempting chocolate boxes, in various colors and shapes, not sure […]

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

  MANAMA: Parasite, the black comedy thriller movie that won four Oscars last year, will open the annual Korean movie festival later this month. The eighth edition of “Korea Movie Weeks” will have its grand opening on November 25 amid full adherence to the precautionary measurements of social distancing. Under the social responsibility and commitment […]

Bahrain’s Prime Minister dies at 84

Bahrain’s Prime Minister dies at 84

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died on Wednesday morning, the Royal Court announced. Prince Khalifa passed away at Mayo Clinic in the United States, the court added. He will be buried after his body is flown back to Bahrain and the funeral will be limited to few […]

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Since the signing of the declaration to support peace by Bahrain and Israel almost one month ago, contacts between officials from the two countries have been intensifying amid promises to build on the agreement to move closer to peace, security and cooperation across the region. For Bahrain, the agreement “emanates from […]

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

Global responses to COVID-19: From optimistic uplifting to pessimistic grieving

By Habib Toumi    BAHRAIN: When COVID-19 struck mercilessly, the world failed to respond promptly and decisively, except for a few countries. The lack of preparedness compounded by stubbornness to view COVID-19 as a deadly virus that would not go away quickly were among the reasons that led to catastrophic results across the globe. In […]

Bahrain to have diplomatic relations with Israel

Bahrain to have diplomatic relations with Israel

MANAMA: Bahrain is set to become the second Gulf state after the United ARAB Emirates (UAE) to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. “President Donald J. Trump, His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel today spoke and agreed to the establishment of […]

Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

Why volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial? National duty, serving humanity, says Bahraini volunteer

MANAMA: Whenever Jassim Amer went to the vast International Exhibition and Convention Centerin Manama, it was mainly for shopping or for admiring the impressive items displayed during Jewelry Arabia and other high-profile shows. However, this time, as he entered the high-ceilinged edifice, he felt he was on a patriotic duty in the service of his country and its people in particular and humanity in general. […]

Bahrain cancels 10-day quarantine upon arrival

Bahrain cancels 10-day quarantine upon arrival

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain has lifted the compulsory 10-day quarantine for all incoming passengers who test negative following their COVID-19 test upon arrival in the kingdom. The National Medical Task Force for combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) said that the decision was taken after case statistics revealed a 0.2% average rate of positive cases among […]

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

By Habib Toumi Manama: For Yahya Al Omari, the festive Eid could not be for spending time with the family, enjoying the first hours of the feast marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. For the young Bahrain TV News reporter, reporting on how Bahrain dealt with the challenge imposed by the coronavirus […]

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

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