Bahrain

Bahrain’s Digital, Mobile-Only Ila Bank Appoints Mohamed Al Maraj as New Chief Executive

Ila, a Bahrain-based digital, mobile-only banking entity, has confirmed that it has appointed Mohamed Al Maraj as the company’s new chief executive. Established in November 2019 as a wholly-owned retail subsidiary of Bank ABC (the Arab Banking Corporation), a global bank with headquarters in the Diplomatic Area of Manama, in Bahrain, Ila Bank Bahrain intends to expand its business operations ...

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Ventana starts operations in Bahrain

A new strategic communication consultancy, Ventana Gulf, has recently started operating in Manama, with a mission to support corporations and other entities in Bahrain and the wider region to fulfil their growing communication requirements. With an international team of professionals located in the UK, North America and Bahrain, Ventana offers various communication and public relations services at a strategic level, ...

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Bahrain man jailed for 3 years after burning Israeli flag at riot

Court refuses to hear appeal, convicting defendant of organizing illegal demonstration; locals accuse government of seeking to appease Jerusalem, amid thawing of ties A Bahrain court sentenced a man to three years in prison for carrying out a riot during which he burned an Israeli flag, local media reported Monday. The Supreme Court of Appeal refused to hear a petition ...

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Bahrain identified as EIMOS mortar user

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is the previously unidentified country that acquired the EXPAL EIMOS 81 mm integrated mortar system, a photograph released by the Egyptian military on 19 December has confirmed. An EIMOS system mounted on a URO VAMTAC ST5 vehicle could be seen in the background of the photograph showing Egyptian soldiers inspecting Bahraini equipment. The Egyptian military ...

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Bahraini protesters voice solidarity Sheikh Qassim

Hundreds of Bahrainis have held a fresh protest in support of senior Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim and to condemn the Manama regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on dissent. Bahraini regime forces fired tear gas at the protesters who took to the streets of the northwestern village of Diraz, located about 12 kilometers west of the capital Manama, on Friday. They were carrying ...

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US will restart aid to the military help in Bahrain

The United States said that they will restart aid to the military help in Bahrain. When Persian Gulf countries established mass Shiah-led protests, the security help was withheld after 2011. However, spokesman for the US State department, John Kirby said that Bahrain had advanced about human rights including the release of the political offense. Bahrain has flown airstrike missions over ...

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Bahrain opposition leader given four-year jail sentence

Protesters have demanded the release of jailed opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman [EPA] A Bahraini court has sentenced the country’s leading opposition leader to four years in prison after finding him guilty of inciting disobedience and hatred in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. The court acquitted Sheikh Ali Salman, a Shia cleric and the general secretary of al-Wefaq Islamic Society, of the ...

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Amnesty warns human rights abuses ‘unabated’ before Bahrain Grand Prix

A major report from Amnesty International released to coincide with this weekend’s Formula One grand prix has warned that human rights abuses in Bahrain continue “unabated” despite repeated assurances from the authorities that the situation is improving. The Bahrain Grand Prix has become a prism through which human rights groups have sought to focus attention on the situation in the ...

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Sandstorm hits Bahrain

A sandstorm has hit the Sakhir circuit ahead of this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. As the sport left Shanghai and headed for the Persian Gulf’s island Kingdom, the local meteorological bureau warned of high winds and the risk of a thick sand haze. On Monday visibility was poor at the Sakhir circuit and the track, paddock and surrounding roads were ...

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Bahrain’s Gulf Air set to resume flights to Iranian city

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it will be restarting flights to Shiraz in Iran. The route to the capital of Fars Province will become the airline’s 40th destination, the airline said, adding that the city will be served with three weekly flights, starting from December 15. Relations between Bahrain and Iran have been strained by ...

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