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IMF says Bahrain needs ‘urgent fiscal adjustment’ after virus

The fund projects Bahrain’s economy will grow 3.3 per cent this year

McLaren gets $760m from investors including Saudi wealth fund PIF

McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic

Bahrain announces ‘orange alert level’ during Eid holidays to enforce restrictions

The kingdom will adopt the green alert level from July 16 to July 18

Bahrain adds 16 countries to travel ‘red list’ including the Philippines, Indonesia

Only citizens and residents of Bahrain are permitted to enter from the red list countries

Will higher oil prices help GCC economies surge into the post-Covid era?

The recovery in oil prices presents an opportunity for Gulf economies to accelerate the recovery from the pandemic and strengthen diversification

Bahrain bans new work permits for people from red list countries

The directive is applicable to those outside the kingdom

Majid Al Futtaim, Yellow Door Energy to develop Bahrain’s largest private solar plant

The agreement will bring clean energy to The Bahrain Mall, operated by Carrefour Bahrain

Bahrain extends Covid-19 precautionary measures until June 25

The work-from-home policy to cover 70 per cent of government employees remains in effect

Bahrain in talks with banks for bond sale in second half of 2021

The nation last tapped the international debt market in January

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Bahrain suspends entry of non-residents from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The indefinite entry ban has gone into effect from May 24, 2021

Covid: Bahrain allows vaccination for adolescents aged 12-17, booster dose for those above 50

The opening of the vaccination registration for adolescents on healthalert.gov.bh will be announced soon

Lebanon Foreign Affairs Minister Charbel Wehbe

UAE, Saudi, Bahrain, Kuwait condemn Lebanese foreign minister’s comments on ISIS

Several GCC states summoned the Lebanese ambassador to their respective countries to protest the statements

Bahrain, UAE condemn Israel over clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque

In a statement, Bahrain’s foreign minister called on Israel to immediately stop any further provocation of the people of Jerusalem

How interfaith relations will pave the way for an inclusive future in the Middle East

Rabbi Marc Schneier has been working tirelessly to champion the cause of interfaith relations and build bridges between the GCC and Israel. And slowly but surely, that journey has fructified

Citi retail units seen fetching $6bn as sales kick off

Citigroup ultimately plans to exit retail-banking operations in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam

Bahrain Israel Travel

Quarantine-free travel between Israel and Bahrain for Covid-19 vaccinated individuals

An agreement has been signed between the two countries for mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine documents

Kuwait Airways

Kuwait indefinitely suspends passenger flights from India

All passengers arriving from India either directly or via another country will be banned from entering unless they have spent at least 14 days outside of India

Dina Sam'an Coinmena

The SME Story: Dina Sam’an, founder and managing director of CoinMENA

CoinMENA is a fully-regulated, onshore, and Sharia-compliant crypto assets exchange

Citigroup to exit retail banking in 13 markets, including Bahrain

The move is part of an ongoing review of the company’s strategy by its chief executive officer

Khalid Yusuf Al-Jalahma Bahrain Ambassador Israel

Bahrain appoints Khalid Yusuf Al-Jalahma as first ambassador to Israel

On Tuesday, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also directed his country’s officials to set up a diplomatic mission within Israel

Bahrain awarded $4.1bn worth of contracts in 2020

Covid-19 response sees Ministry of Health spending almost tripled compared to 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Almarai acquires Bakemart in UAE, Bahrain

The acquisition is fully financed from Almarai’s operating cash flow

Tencent Cloud to set up cloud data centre in Bahrain

The data centre will be the first in the MENA region and will go live by the end of 2021

Bahrain seeks PPP partner to build national metro network

Phased project consists of a 109km urban rail transit network

Etihad Gulf Air

UAE’s Etihad and Bahrain’s Gulf Air to expand codeshare agreement

By June 2021, Etihad and Gulf Air will be able to offer up to an additional 30 combined destinations beyond the Abu Dhabi and Bahrain hubs

Bahrain launches digital Covid-19 “vaccine passport”

BeAware app enables individuals to show their immunity status two weeks after receiving both doses

Covid-19: Bahrain updates testing rules for incoming travellers

All inbound travellers will be subject to an additional PCR test on the fifth day of arrival

AlUla agreement: What does resetting ties with Qatar mean for the GCC region?

The resumption of ties with Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt will boost the regional economy with certain sectors set to witness a significant impact

Covid-19: Bahrain suspends prayers at mosques for two weeks

The two-week suspension is effective February 11 onwards

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Covid-19: Bahrain shuts all schools, closes dine-in services at restaurants

All public and private schools, universities and kindergartens in the country will move to remote learning for three weeks