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2013-06-25 12:26:14

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa deputised Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa to attend the opening ceremony of the United Nations Public Service Forum 2013. MANAMA, Bahrain, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa deputised Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa to attend the opening ceremony of the United Nations Public...

2013-03-13 08:20:13

TOKYO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The anti-nuclear weapons exhibition "From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Toward a World Free From Nuclear Weapons," created by Buddhist association Soka Gakkai International (SGI), opened on March 12 for the first time in the Middle East at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama. This exhibition, jointly presented by SGI and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and shown in Arabic for the first time, highlights the...

2012-05-30 06:23:52

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Bahrain's Ministry of Culture announced a series of cultural and musical acts to headline the fourth annual Bahrain Summer Festival next month. Beginning June 14, the four-week long festival will feature theatrical performances, musicals and a series of children's programs. Highlights include a Russian theatrical performance, Slava's Snow White, the Sound of Music and performances by hip hop artists. "Our program this year is...

2012-05-03 14:22:48

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony today, Bahrain's King, His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, accepted constitutional amendments that increased the power of Bahrain's elected parliament, as suggested during the country's National Consensus Dialogue last July. "We are keen, all the time, to preserve our plurality and common coexistence to work together to achieve the collective national interests in a manner that maintains and guarantees our progress,...

2012-05-02 14:20:57

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain's King, His Majesty Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, met with 16 Bahraini priests and ministers today and reaffirmed the country's commitment to religious freedom. His Majesty King Hamad praised the churches' roles in the community and thanked the leaders for their efforts to promote tolerance in the country. He expressed hope that the churches will continue to further peace and understanding in Bahrain and facilitate...

2012-04-19 06:24:50

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last month, more than 50 D.C.-area diplomats and foreign policy experts joined Bahrain's Ambassador to the United States Houda Nonoo for a documentary screening and a discussion on recent developments and reforms in Bahrain. The reception at the embassy introduced the documentary "Turning Points: One Month that Changed a Nation," which presents a detailed account of last year's events in Bahrain from the perspective of government...

2012-03-27 10:21:30

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix, along with Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) events throughout the year, will create more than 3,000 jobs and boost the country's economy, BIC CEO Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa announced yesterday. "Be it for the employment or for the good of business, there is something in it for everybody," he said. Bahrain's F1 race alone is expected to significantly strengthen the tourism industry,...

2012-03-20 14:20:46

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Bahrain's National Commission, charged with implementing the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's (BICI) recommendations, submitted a progress report to His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, who praised the report as an "impressive beginning" to "positive change." "It represents a part of our history of which we can all be proud. Its recommendations were broad," His Majesty the King said. "To implement...

2012-03-08 16:27:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world recognizes International Women's Day today, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Women (SCW) president and wife of His Majesty King Hamad, honored the contributions Bahrain's women have made to society. "As a result of the various empowerment programs provided, women today are more qualified to be active participants in the democratic process," Princess Sabeeka said. "More women...

2012-02-07 08:59:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Bahrain inaugurated King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH), a state-of-the-art medical facility built to provide Bahraini citizens with a more robust healthcare system. "We have the facilities to provide the best possible care to the country's residents and citizens according to the government's strategy," KHUH CEO Brigadier Dr. Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa said. The new hospital in Busaiteen will accept...