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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, […]

Bahrain extends COVID-19 circuit breaker to Ramadan

Bahrain extends COVID-19 circuit breaker to Ramadan

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain’s circuit breaker to choke off the spread of the coronavirus will be extended to Ramadan, the holy month associated with extra piety and devoutness as well as large family and social gatherings, while existing measures will be reinforced. Preventive measures announced by the Government Executive Committee at a meeting chaired […]

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain is leveraging technology to ensure that people under compulsory home quarantines do not move away from the confines of their homes. Electronic tracker wristbands that alert authorities to rogue escapees have been rolled out by the island kingdom as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). […]

Inside a Bahrain quarantine center: 5 meals a day, games, buffets and refreshments around the clock

Inside a Bahrain quarantine center: 5 meals a day, games, buffets and refreshments around the clock

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahraini citizens have shared their quarantine routines, expressing satisfaction with the possibilities and structures available to maintain their physical and mental health, and debunking allegations that the isolation for 14 days meant the end of the world. “The humanitarian factor by Team Bahrain has been very important in our daily routines […]

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Manama: U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain has expressed confidence that the cooperation and trust developed between Bahrainis and Americans over 100 years will help them through the current challenges of COVID-19 together. In an OpEd, Justin Siberell said that Americans and Bahrainis have been working together to combat epidemics for more than 100 years. “One of […]

Bahrain praises China for leadership on curbing coronavirus

Bahrain praises China for leadership on curbing coronavirus

By Anwar Alabdulla Manama: The government and the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain wish to praise the massive and enlightened response of the Chinese government and its health community in its efforts to combat the corona virus epidemic. The Chinese government has responded rapidly and transparently to this unpredictable and tragic epidemic, demonstrating its […]

Bahrain to name GCC chief as its Foreign Minister

Bahrain to name GCC chief as its Foreign Minister

By Habib Toumi Manama: Abdul Lateef Rashid Al Zayani, the current secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will become Bahrain’s foreign ministry when his term ends on March 31. Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa today told Al Zayani that King Hamad bin Salman Al Khalifa is to appoint him the kingdom’s […]

Christians mark Christmas in Bahrain with prayers, expressions of gratitude

Christians mark Christmas in Bahrain with prayers, expressions of gratitude

  By Habib Toumi Manama: Christians from several communities in Bahrain have celebrated Christmas Eve in a joyous spirit and amid expressions of gratitude for the tolerance they enjoy in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. Hundreds of Christians gathered at the various churches in Bahrain where they prayed for peace and serenity across the world while […]

Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

Art conquers cancer: Bahraini painter spreads messages of hope, kindness and strength

By Habib Toumi Manama: Acts of charity are often associated with places of worship, religious groups and homes caring for the orphans, the elderly, the handicapped and the needy. However, for Dayana Al Shaikh, a Bahraini painter and a multiple cancer fighter, acts of charity can also be linked with art. “Art is a candid […]

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 […]

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