India thanks Bahrain for solidarity, support in combating COVID-19 pandemic

India has thanked Bahrain for the Kingdom’s solidarity and support to India with the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the entire world. “The Government of India appreciates the decision of the Bahraini Cabinet and expresses gratitude to HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince and Prim

Bahrain appoints first ambassador to Israel

Bahrain appointed its first ambassador to Israel on Tuesday, cementing the newly formed ties between the two nations. Bahraini diplomat Khaled Yousif Al Jalahma will head the diplomatic mission in Israel. He was the director of the operations in the Bahraini foreign ministry, and previously worke

Bahrain’s leaders hold talks with Chinese foreign minister

King Hamad said Bahrain takes pride in its close historical ties with China during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.The king said relations are based on strong foundations of trust, mutual respect, cooperation and joint coordination in all fields.Wang Yi, who is touring Gulf countri

Bahrain announces extension of AstraZeneca dosing intervals

Bahrain has announced it is increasing the number of weeks between the first and second dose of the Covishield-AstraZeneca vaccine from four to eight weeks, state news agency BNA reported.The World Health Organization (WHO) said the longer dose durations between eight to 12 weeks are related to gr

Bahrain introduces fifth vaccine, extends COVID-19 safety measures

Bahrain’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) has authorized the use of Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine for coronavirus the Bahrain News Agency reported on Friday. The Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine will be the fifth vaccine authorized in Bahrain in the fight against the spread of COV

Bahrain approves emergency use of "Johnson & Johnson" vaccine

Bahrain approved today, Thursday, the emergency use of the "Johnson & Johnson" vaccine against the Corona virus, which is given in a single dose. The National Health Regulatory Authority has approved the emergency use of the vaccine produced by "Johnson & Johnson" against the Corona virus

Bahrain suspends prayers in mosques for 2 weeks over COVID-19

Bahrain will suspend prayers and religious events at mosques for two weeks as of Feb. 11, state news agency BNA reported. Worshippers instead can follow the Friday prayers and sermon live as they air from the Ahmed Al-Fateh Islamic Centre, report added. The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs a

Bahrain Parliament praises officers for foiling ‘cowardly’ terror attack

Bahrain's Parliament on Sunday praised security forces for foiling a terror plot to blow up two ATMs of the country’s national bank. The Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Committee condemned the “cowardly terrorist act aimed at subverting security and stability and endang

Vaccines on wheels: Bahrain's door-to-door Covid service

With her elderly mother unable to walk long distances, Bahraini teacher Ghada was delighted when she heard a mobile service could bring the Covid-19 vaccine straight to her door. Billed as a "world first", Bahrain began delivering and administering coronavirus vaccines at people's homes in Januar

Pfizer delays Jan. vaccine delivery to Bahrain

A January shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the Gulf state of Bahrain will not arrive on time, the ministry of health said on Saturday, but second doses of the jab already scheduled will not be affected.The small island state of Bahrain has the third highest rate of vaccinations per capit

Bahraini FM: We trust Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting Gulf dialogue

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has confidence in Saudi Arabia’s role in promoting dialogue in the Gulf, Bahrain’s foreign minister said on Sunday. Speaking during a virtual meeting of Gulf Arab foreign ministers, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said that the Kingdom played an &ldq

New Year's fireworks display cancelled for public safety

Manama, Dec. 25 : Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has announced the cancellation of the fireworks display which was set to be held in Tubli Bay region in celebration of the New Year. The decision is in support of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s efforts to combat the novel coronavir

Bahrain to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to residents and nationals

Bahrain’s Ministry of Health announced the availability of coronavirus vaccines to residents and nationals starting Friday.Individuals wishing to receive the jab do not have to pre-register online for appointments, state news agency BNA reported. Out of 9576 COVID-19 tests carried out on

Bahrain: 47 fishing boats are still detained by Qatar

Qatar was still holding 47 Bahraini fishing boats, state news agency BNA reported on Sunday.Bahrain’s marine Maj. Gen. and head of Coast Guard Alaa Siyadi added that Qatar has detained nearly 650 boats and 2,153 persons with official Bahraini IDs in the past 10 years, the report added.The Co

Bahrain's King Hamad vaccinated against COVID-19

Bahraini King Hamad was vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday as the kingdom prepares to begin its nationwide inoculation campaign. The monarch said all citizens and residents should adhere to precautionary measures and instructions issued by the national medical team to deal with the coronavi

Bahrain gives approval to use the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine

The National Authority for Regulating Professions and Health Services in Bahrain approved today, Sunday, December 13, 2020 AD, the official registration of the Chinese "Sinopharma" vaccine, as part of efforts to combat the Corona virus. The Bahrain News Agency said that this would allow its compl

BDS slams Bahrain's recognition of Israel settlement goods

The Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Friday slammed Bahrain's recognition of settlement goods as "war crimes", Quds Press reported. Bahrain's Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al-Zayani announced that his country would not boycott the products of Israeli settlements bui

Bahrain’s FM Urges Maximum Pressure on Iran

Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al Zayani on Tuesday urged the international community and the US to enforce maximum pressure on Iran, where the regime has become “number-one threat to Gulf security,” according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Each of Pompeo and Zayan