Saturday, February 24, 2018

People & Culture

Bahrain rights activist jailed for five years for “insulting” tweets

By Reuters DUBAI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - A Bahraini human rights activist was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday for criticising Saudi Arabia's air...

Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house

By Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts...

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2017

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows...

Technology and the future of finance

Will your banker become a robot? And is this such a bad thing? The application of technology to finance has gone mainstream.  Investors (speculators, really)...

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman performs the Ardah sword dance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia took part in celebrations at the Janadriyah cultural festival in Riyadh on Tuesday.He participated in the traditional Ardah sword...

International Garden Show gets underway

Manama : The Bahrain International Garden Show got underway at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center here yesterday. The show was inaugurated by HRH Princess...

There goes the bride … off to Nepal to help underprivileged...

JEDDAH: Like any young bride, Razan Sindi’s wedding day was the happiest day of her life. But unlike most brides, Razan decided to postpone...

The female supercar driver whose Instagram account is rocking Dubai

Supercar Blondie As a young girl, Alex Hirschi drove a plain-Jane Mitsubishi for years. Now, at 30, she corrals a supercar stable that would make...

Bahrain to Introduce Deadline for People to Register Births and Deaths

A deadline will be introduced in Bahrain for people to register births and deaths. There is currently no time frame for informing authorities, but...

Art Bahrain Across Borders Rises To The Fore

In the fiercely competitive world of art fairs, the pioneering Art Bahrain Across Borders(ArtBAB) emerged in 2016 and is already brushing up for a third edition...

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