Bahrain's Health Ministry hopes that the higher pirces will provide a financial incentive to quite smoking and alcohol. (File photo)
February 11, 2016 - 06:45 GMT
Import taxes on tobacco in Bahrain has jumped from 100 to 200 percent, while imported alcohol duty is now 225 percent from 125 percent.
Protesters hold Bahraini flags. (AFP/File)
February 10, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Four protesters have been handed ten-year sentences for "an attack on police forces."
Electrosteel's business of distributing the company’s products is logistically demanding, and involves a high cost with transporting huge volumes of cargo. (Electrosteel Castings)
February 08, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The new facility will become the regional hub for the India-based company, the world's third largest producer of ductile iron pipes.
The Bahrain Academic Complex was the first school in the Zaatari refugee camp and houses 16 classrooms and one nursery. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)
February 08, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Plans for the new school follow the success of the Bahrain Academic Complex in Zaatari refugee camp, which teaches 9000 students a year.
Bahraini women protesting. (AFP/File)
February 07, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Bahrain is singling out female activists with more arrests and harsher sentences.
The BOC has already activated its bilateral cooperation with the sports media committee before this agreement when the latter was given the green light to choose the media delegation for the second GCC Games hosted by Dammam, in Saudi Arabia in October, 2015.
February 06, 2016 - 17:15 GMT
The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has signed an agreement with the Bahrain Journalists Association’s (BJA) Sport Media Committeein an attempt to strengthen the principle of community partnership in the kingdom.
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February 05, 2016 - 23:19 GMT
The African football confederation CAF will back Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain for the presidential
The plant will push forward the green agenda and generate jobs for Bahrainis. (File photo)
February 04, 2016 - 10:28 GMT
The Solar-1 project will have an initial $2.65M investment and aims to produce 60,000 panels annually.
'Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival' is making its way to Bahrain. (The Disney Files)
February 04, 2016 - 08:02 GMT
'Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival' is making its way to Bahrain.
Rumor has it that teen Bahraini singer Hala Turk is engaged. (Instagram)
February 03, 2016 - 12:07 GMT
Rumor has it that teen Bahraini singer Hala Turk is engaged.
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February 02, 2016 - 01:50 GMT
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports (SCYS), President of Bahrain Athletics Association (BAA)...
Banagas plans on multi-million dollar expansion. (AFP/File)
February 01, 2016 - 13:45 GMT
With the help of Japanese firm JGC, Banagas plans on expanding its business.
Protesters run for cover from tear gas. (AFP/Mohammed Al-Shaikh)
February 01, 2016 - 07:21 GMT
Bahraini police fired birdshot and tear gas onto protesters near the capital.
Bahrain has signed an agreement with China that will facilitate tour operators to send large groups to Bahrain this year. (Facebook)
January 31, 2016 - 15:28 GMT
Bahrain has enlisted UK agency M&C Saatchi to spearhead a global tourism campaign that will have a soft launch at Bahrain Formula One in April.
Bahrain's Government Action Plan has made cost-cutting measures, but has not yet adopted all of the IMF recommendations. (File photo)
January 31, 2016 - 06:46 GMT
The IMF has warned Bahrain that urgent fiscal reforms are needed to combat the country's widening deficit.
Bahrain's Central Bank put Future Bank and the Iran Insurance company under administration last year. (Central Banking)
January 28, 2016 - 06:49 GMT
The joint venture between Iran's Bank Saderat, Bank Melli and Bahrain's Ahli United Bank was put under administration last year.