World’s longest-serving PM al-Khalifa dies at 84

Bahrain’s Prince Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, the world’s longest-serving prime minister who had held the post since independence in 1971, died Wednesday at the age of 84, state media announced.“The Royal Court mourns His Royal Highness… who passed away this morning at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the United States of America,” the Bahrain News Agency[...]

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Vladimir Putin to visit Bahrain

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit Bahrain “in the near future”, with officials working on the “specifics”, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News website. Russian Ambassador to Bahrain Igor Kremnev confirmed the news, while also adding that the two countries had signed a three-year bilateral agreement to boost[...]

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Bahrain Islamic Bank unveils its first Virtual Employee

Dana project is part of Bahrain Islamic Bank's journey of 'continuous improvement and discovery', says CEO. Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has announced the appointment of its first digital virtual employee, named Dana, who will be helping to drive innovation in banking services. The Dana project is in line with BisB’s objective to simplify customers’ money[...]

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Commercial 5G Services to be Launched in Bahrain this June.

Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications says preparations for 5G roll-out have been completed Bahrain said on Tuesday that it hopes to provide commercial 5G services by June, pending availability of consumer handsets and equipment. The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, has announced that preparations for the rollout of 5G networks in[...]

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Bahrain to open world’s largest underwater theme park

Bahrain plans to construct the world’s largest underwater theme park with a submerged Boeing 747 as its centrepiece, it was announced on Saturday. According to the state-run Bahrain News Agency, the underwater theme park will eventually cover a total area of 100,000 square metres. The eco-friendly project, which was announced by Bahrain’s President of the[...]

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