Telecom

Bahrain becomes 1st regional hub for IP connectivity »

VIVA CEO Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, H.E Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and BT Global Services-MENA region MD, Wael El-Kabbany

MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain has become the first nation to host a hub providing global IP connectivity to all operators in the GCC and Middle East region, thanks to BT-VIVA joint venture.…

May 31 2015 / Read More »

European telecoms can unlock €39b potential »

MANAMA: Challenged by anticipated growth in fixed, mobile and IoT traffic, European operators are devising new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers.…

May 26 2015 / Read More »

Batelco’s wins best continuity, resilience team award »

Batelco Continuity Award - Muna and Suhaila

Manama: Batelco, Bahrain’s leading Communications Solutions Company has won the Best BCI Middle East Best Continuity and Resilience Team 2015 Award. The Awards event took place during the BCI Middle East Conference and…

May 23 2015 / Read More »

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Fitness tracking devices vulnerable to hacking »

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Dubai: Health and Fitness trackers, the sales of which are expected to double this year, are an easy and…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Kuwait mosque suicide bomber transits through BIA »

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MANAMA: The General Director of Security for Ports on Monday revealed that the person responsible for the terrorist blast…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Nearly 246m people use illicit drugs globally »

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Vienna: With global opium cultivation highest since the late-1930s, a total of 246 million people, slightly over 5 per…

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Bahraini nationals get visa free entry to Indonesia »

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Manama: Bahraini nationals now can get visa free entry to Indonesia for 30 days in a tourist category, according…

Jun 26 2015 / Read More »

UN calls for $3.43b urgent funds for Syrian refugees »

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A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees…

Jun 26 2015 / Read More »

GCC SME sector attracts $15.3b investments »

GOIC Secretary General Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel

The total investments in small and medium industries throughout GCC countries touched $ 15.3 billion in 2014, which is…

Jun 25 2015 / Read More »

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BCCI Committee briefs merchants on food supply chain »

MANAMA: The Food & Agriculture committee of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by executive committee member Khaled Al Amin announces holding an open meeting on Wednesday 27th May 2015 at 12 noon in Al Majlis Hall on the […]…

May 26 2015 / Read More »
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Fitch affirms its AAA Rating on Islamic Development Bank »

The Islamic Development Bank AAA credit rating was affirmed with a stable outlook by Fitch. The ratings and the stable outlook reflect the intrinsic strengths of IsDB; in particular its strong capitalisation, high liquidity levels and well-diversified portfolio compared with […]…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »
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Nearly 246m people use illicit drugs globally »

Vienna: With global opium cultivation highest since the late-1930s, a total of 246 million people, slightly over 5 per cent of those aged 15 to 64 years worldwide, used an illicit drug in 2013, according to the 2015 World Drug […]…

Jun 26 2015 / Read More »
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Governments should improve their impact: Survey »

LONDON: Around 92% of all public officials worldwide believe there is a room for governments to improve the impact they achieve for their citizens. Global leaders convened online on Thursday to discuss whether there is a crisis in government effectiveness […]…

Jun 13 2015 / Read More »

Malaysia eyes more tourists from Bahrain in 2015 »

MANAMA: With an 18% surge in tourist arrivals from the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2014, Malaysia is seeking more tourists from the Kingdom this year. Malaysian delegation led by Dato Azizan Noordin, Deputy Director General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, showcased […]…

May 12 2015 / Read More »
From left: Zulkafli Yahya, Senior Deputy Director, International Promotion Division, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board; Nur Shaffik Haris, General Manager UAE & Gulf Malaysia Airlines; Dato Aziz Noordin, Deputy Director General, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board; Sherene Azura Azli, the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC); Deputy Head of Mission at Malaysian Embassy in Manama and Mohammed Taib Ibrahim, Director, Malaysia Tourism Board during the Press conference in Manama

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Fitch affirms its AAA Rating on Islamic Development Bank »

The Islamic Development Bank AAA credit rating was affirmed with a stable outlook by Fitch. The ratings and the stable outlook reflect the intrinsic strengths of IsDB; in particular its…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Banco ABC Brasil seeks $150m loan facility »

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Banco ABC Brasil S.A. acting thorough its Cayman Islands Branch has mandated Bank ABC, HSBC Securities and National Bank of Abu Dhabi…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Gauging skills gaps can help in sustaining HRD levels »

HRD with CBB Governor

MANAMA: His Excellency Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said that the development of human resources…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »

Ithmaar Bank reiterates its committment to regulators »

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MANAMA: Ithmaar Bank B.S.C. (stock code “ITHMR”) is a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank that is licensed and regulated by the Central Bank…

Jun 29 2015 / Read More »
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Bahraini nationals get visa free entry to Indonesia »

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Manama: Bahraini nationals now can get visa free entry to Indonesia for 30 days in a tourist category, according to a statement…

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Alba Chairman holds talks with union »

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MANAMA: The Chairman of Alba’s Board of Directors, Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa met with Alba Labour Union Chairman, Ali…

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