Bahrain

January 22, 2013

Hotel occupancy in Bahrain increased by an overall 7 per cent in 2012, new figures show
07:36 GMT

Bahrain hotels reported an increase of 7 per cent in occupancy rates overall and by 4 per cent last November, said a report, adding that hotel room profitability has also gone up by nearly 21 per cent.

January 21, 2013

The third Arab Economic Forum has started in Riyadh, aiming to boost economic integration and deal with the legacy of the Arab Spring
11:29 GMT

The third Arab Economic and Social Development Summit kicks off in Riyadh on Monday aiming to boost economic integration and tackle people’s aspirations amid the Arab world’s turbulent political changes.

January 15, 2013

Bahrain is set to spend $180 million in 2013 on basic food subsidies
12:11 GMT

Bahrain will subsidies basic food staples of meat, poultry and flour to the tune of $180 million.

Kanye and Kim in a tender embrace.
08:50 GMT

The reality star is reportedly set to marry her rap star boyfriend, Kanye West, in secret.

January 9, 2013

Bahrain's state-backed oil company reached a new milestone in oil production
12:20 GMT

Bahrain Petroleum (Bapco) refinery's crude run last year exceeded its annual business plan by 1.83 million barrels a year, having achieved a 262,400 barrels per day production record.

December 31, 2012

A Bahraini Shiite Muslim woman takes part in an anti-government protest on Thursday. (AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH)
11:37 GMT

A court in Bahrain sentences two police officers to seven years for beating to death a man in their custody.

Bahrain has signed six financing agreements totalling $448 million with the Saudi Development Fund
10:16 GMT

Bahrain has signed six financing agreements totalling $448 million with the Saudi Development Fund to support a number of infrastructure projects as part of the GCC Development Programme.

December 27, 2012

Bahrain to sell oil at $90 a barrel, lower than predictions of $100 from OPEC
07:18 GMT

Oil prices included in Bahrain’s 2013-2014 state budget and estimated at $90 per barrel are feasible and reflect market predictions, said a government official, Despite OPEC expecting prices to be $100 or more.

December 24, 2012

Bahrain is gearing up to hold a GCC summit which discuss closer economic ties and the Syrian conflict
07:43 GMT

Bahrain is gearing up to host a meeting of top Gulf government ministers on Monday, which is set to focus on the Syrian crisis and regional military cooperation and economic unity.

December 23, 2012

Bahrain is set to review fuel subsidies, which are expected to cost the government  almost BD1 billion ($2.637 billion) a year
07:23 GMT

As fuel subsidies come into focus across the region, Bahrain is to review the spending on them, which are expected to cost the treasury BD1 billion ($2.637 billion) a year by 2014.

December 20, 2012

Trade between China and Bahrain  hit $1.2 billion in the first nine months of 2012
06:56 GMT

The volume of trade exchange between China and Bahrain hit $1.2 billion in the nine months of 2012.

December 18, 2012

Bahrain is set to start on a GCC funded development project
12:27 GMT

Work on the first phase of GCC Development Programme–funded projects is set to start in Bahrain next month.

December 17, 2012

Guld Air could be forced to take off with 100 unemployed Bahraini pilots as part of a bail out deal
10:33 GMT

Bahrain's ailing national carrier Gulf Air may be forced to hire 100 unemployed Bahraini pilots despite plans to slash its heacount by as much as 1,800 as part of a proposed US$492m government bailout deal, it was reported.

December 11, 2012

Zainab Al Askari says she's left the acting biz for good
10:02 GMT

Fans of Zainab Al Askari were over the moon when reports surfaced that the former Khaliji actress would be making a comeback.

December 9, 2012

The announcement of the union would be at a special summit to be held in the Saudi capital
07:31 GMT

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit this month in Bahrain will not announce the union of the six member states, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said.