Bahrain

March 28, 2001

03:00 GMT

Bahrain is to begin privatizing governmental services under the guidance of a specially created supervisory body. A variety of safeguards have been built into the privatization draft law.

03:00 GMT

The Bahrain International Bank (BIB) has reported a drop in net income for 2000, from $30.3 million in 1999 to $313,000. As a result, the bank’s board did not distribute dividends for 2000, and conseq

March 26, 2001

03:00 GMT

Qatari papers were Sunday on sale in Bahrain, a mid improving relations between the two countries since their border dispute was ended by the Internat

03:00 GMT

The first private university will be established in Bahrain soon.

03:00 GMT

An Indian driver and his Sri Lankan lover have committed suicide together in Bahrain by hanging themselves from the same ceiling fan.

March 25, 2001

03:00 GMT

More than 100 Arab doctors and health specialists participated Saturday in a regional conference on diabetes in Manama.

03:00 GMT

Bahrain’s emir Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa called Saturday on the private sector to play a major role in enhancing economic and investment cooper

March 24, 2001

02:00 GMT

Bahrain is set to witness a major increase in foreign investments, especially in the fields of tourism and infrastructure projects, finance and nation

02:00 GMT

Foreign and Arab medical specialists will meet in Bahrain next month to discuss ear-nose-throat (ENT) diseases.

02:00 GMT

Landowners and other citizens must apply for permission before cutting down palm trees in Bahrain.

March 22, 2001

02:00 GMT

Bahrain Islamic Investment Co (BIIC), which is restructuring the management and operation, is developing wider services besides its existing consumer

02:00 GMT

Three Tunisian trade delegations, including government official and businessmen, will arrive in Bahrain next month with “an ambitious marketing campai

March 21, 2001

02:00 GMT

A special fund is to be set up to help educate children of Bahraini victims of the Gulf Air crash, which in last August killed all 143 people aboard.

02:00 GMT

A call went out Tuesday for greater community support to combat cancer, which is the second major cause of deaths in Bahrain.

March 20, 2001

02:00 GMT

Passports for 1,086 naturalized Bahrainis have been issued following the directives of the Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.