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Bailed-out Bahrain has little room for maneuver in economy reboot

18 Mar 2019

MANAMA As the weekend kicks off in Bahrain, Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti cars jam the capital's roads and hotel lobbies fill with visitors looking for bars, restaurants and other night-time entertainment.

'Tomorrow we'll be in paradise': Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave

12 Mar 2019

BEIRUT Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining residents of its cold, besieged encampment to maintain their prayers and seek refuge in God.

'Tomorrow we'll be in paradise': Islamic State followers speak from besieged enclave

12 Mar 2019

BEIRUT Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining residents of its cold, besieged encampment to maintain their prayers and seek refuge in God.

Bahrain talking to U.S. oil companies about tight oil deal: minister

27 Feb 2019

MANAMA Bahrain is talking to U.S. oil companies with shale oil expertise about developing a huge oil and gas field discovered last year, and hopes to have an interested company by the end of the year, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Bahrain talking to U.S. oil companies about tight oil deal - minister

27 Feb 2019

MANAMA, Feb 27 Bahrain is talking to U.S. oil companies with shale oil expertise about developing a huge oil and gas field discovered last year, and hopes to have an interested company by the end of the year, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

Bahrain talking to U.S. oil companies about tight oil deal: minister

26 Feb 2019

MANAMA Bahrain is talking to U.S. oil companies with shale oil expertise about developing a huge oil and gas field discovered last year, and hopes to have an interested company by the end of the year, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

Bahrain talking to U.S. oil companies about tight oil deal - minister

26 Feb 2019

MANAMA, Feb 26 Bahrain is talking to U.S. oil companies with shale oil expertise about developing a huge oil and gas field discovered last year, and hopes to have an interested company by the end of the year, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

REFILE-National Bank of Bahrain expects double-digit loan growth in 2019 – CEO

26 Feb 2019

MANAMA, Feb 26 Majority state-owned National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) is aiming for double-digit loan growth in areas such as corporate and structured finance this year, the chief executive told Reuters.

Bahrain sovereign fund no longer looking to invest in SoftBank fund -CEO

26 Feb 2019

MANAMA, Feb 26 Bahrain's sovereign wealth fund Mumtalakat is no longer looking to invest in SoftBank Group's Vision Fund, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Bahrain has "come a long way" on budget deficit, vows more reforms-central bank

26 Feb 2019

MANAMA, Feb 26 Bahrain has "come a long way" in tackling its budget deficit and is committed to more reforms following last year's $10 billion aid package from Gulf allies, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.

World News

Trump says time for U.S. to recognise Israeli sovereignty over Golan

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday it was time to back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights that Israel seized from Syria in 1967, marking a dramatic shift in U.S. policy and giving a boost to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of his re-election campaign.