March 15, 2023

Open Society Announces $1.7 Million to Support Middle East and North Africa Debt Swap for Sustainable Development

Amman, March 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Open Society Foundations today announced that they are giving $1.7 million to a United Nations initiative in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) that seeks to catalyze increased public spending on achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by negotiating reduced national debt service payments. Importantly, […]

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FIFA delegations visits Saudi football stadiums

A delegation from the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of an inspection tour of the preparations to host the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup. It aims to assess the stadiums nominated to host the tournament, scheduled for December 12–22.   The first visit, which lasted for three days, included inspection tours of King Fahd International Stadium, Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, and King Saud University Stadium, in addition to a visit to training facilities in Riyadh.   Source: Bahrain News Agency (BNA)

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Bahrain International Airport wins World’s Best Airport for Baggage Delivery; Best Airport Staff in Middle East at the World Airport Awards

Bahrain International Airport (BIA), was named as the World’s Best Airport for Baggage Delivery and won the award for the Best Airport Staff in Middle East at the World Airport Awards, held at the 2023 Passenger Terminal EXPO in Amsterdam.   Gulf Air Group Chairman, Zayed R. Al Zayani and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah accepted the awards on the airport’s behalf at the presentation ceremony.   The World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry, voted for by customers in the largest annual global airport customer satisfaction survey. The

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Manama Declaration marks historic outcomes on peaceful coexistence, cybercrimes

At the 146th IPU Assembly today in Bahrain, parliamentarians representing close to 140 countries have adopted the Manama Declaration “Promoting peaceful coexistence and inclusive societies: Fighting intolerance” and a landmark resolution on Cybercrimes: The new risks to global security.   The Manama Declaration: A message of hope   The Declaration follows a debate in which a record 151 parliamentarians spoke before an audience of their peers from every corner of the world, the IPU said in statement.   In the Declaration, the parliamentarians pledge “to fight inequality through rights-based economic and social policies that put people before profit and the

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HM the King’s call to criminalize hate speech and contempt of religion wins international praise, Speaker

Council of Representatives Speaker, IPU 146th Assembly Chairman, Ahmed bin Salman Al Musallam hailed His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s keynote speech at the opening of the IPU 146th Assembly.   He stressed the importance of the royal call to build a more just and equitable global political, security and economic system, strengthen legislative and technical cooperation, and approve an international agreement to criminalize religious, sectarian and racist hate speech in all its forms, and to prevent the abuse of freedoms and media and digital platforms in contempt of religions.   “The royal call represents an innate human

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National Security Advisor patronises Royal Guard Day

National Security Advisor, Royal Guard Commander, Major General HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today patronized a ceremony to celebrate the Royal Guard Day.   The event was also attended by Royal Guard Special Force Commander Colonel Staff HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.   HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, today patronized a ceremony celebrating the Royal Guard Day and honoured the winners of sports competitions.   HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa received the 2023 Royal Guard Day Cup during the ceremony after the Royal Guard Special Force ranked first.   HH Shaikh Nasser

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