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


Bahrain Delegation in Israel for Talks on Boosting Ties

A 40-strong Bahraini delegation arrived in Israel Tuesday for two days of talks on boosting economic cooperation and tourism after the two countries normalized relations in September. The Gulf state of Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in signing up to a US-brokered deal to establish full


Manama Condemns Qatar’s Interception of Bahraini Vessels

Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior reiterated on Monday its categorical rejection of “any insults to its staff or threats to their safety”, vowing it will take the steps it deems appropriate to protect the kingdom’s security and stability. In a statement, the ministry clarifie


Bahrain Ministry of Interior begins applying electronic visas for Israelis

The Minister of Interior of Bahrain, Lieutenant General Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, issued a decision to amend some provisions of Resolution No. (197) of 2014 regarding countries whose citizens can obtain electronic visas to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain, adding Israel to it. According to the


Bahrain to Open a Consulate in Laayoune

Bahrain announced its decision to open a consulate in Morocco’s southern city of Laayoune, which came following a phone call between King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Morrocan King Mohammed VI. The move was confirmed by Bahrain's ambassador to Morocco Khalid bin Salman bin Jabr Al-Musallam,


Bahrain delegation heads to Israel on Gulf Air flight

Bahrain's first official government delegation to Israel set off on Wednesday on the first Gulf Air commercial flight to Tel Aviv, as the two countries look to broaden cooperation after establishing formal ties in September in a US-brokered accord. Gulf Air flight GF972 – a reference to Isr


Bahrain FM to visit to Israel to meet Netanyahu

Bahrain's foreign minister will travel to Israel to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, diplomats confirmed today. Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani will hold a three-way meeting with Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and America's Pompeo.


Bahrain PM Laid to Rest

Bahrain on Friday buried late Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa after his body returned from the United States where he died on Wednesday. Khalifa, 84, the uncle of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, had served as prime minister since independence from Britain in 1971.   King


Bahraini FM to Visit Israel Next Week

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi has announced that his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani is planning to visit Israel next week. This will be the first public visit to Israel by Zayani who served as Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council before. Israel's parl


Bahrain PM Passes Away

Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has died, the Royal Palace announced on Wednesday. Sheikh Khalifa passed away on Wednesday morning at Mayo Clinic hospital in the United States, Bahrain's state news agency said.   The burial ceremony will take place upon the re




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