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TURNING POINT

Manama: Bahrain yesterday sent out a message to the world that it is open for business and tourism.

Major efforts to streamline entry visa procedures for financiers, businessmen, investors and tourists were yesterday discussed as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Kha...ReadMore


LOCAL NEWS

King holds out high hopes for summit

MANAMA: His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi to attend the 26th Arab League Summit later this month.

BUSINESS NEWS

Islamic markets hub in the making

MANAMA: Bahrain is looking to position itself as the centre of excellence for the entire Islamic market, Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has said.

 

WORLD NEWS

Iraq army battles to reclaim Tikrit

BAGHDAD: Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State (IS) strongholds north of Baghdad yesterday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.

 

SPORTS NEWS

IRELAND READY FOR DE VILLIERS THREAT

Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra today, saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers' side.

 

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