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Covid-19: Bahrain approves emergency use of India's Covaxin

The Bharat Biotech developed jab will be used to vaccinate people aged 18 and above, the same age group for which it is being used in India.
Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. (HT FILE)
Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin. (HT FILE)
Published on Nov 12, 2021 03:56 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com, New Delhi

Union minister Muraleedharan to begin 3-day visit to Bahrain from today

Muraleedharan’s visit to the middle eastern country comes months after India and Bahrain on April 7 decided to bolster their bilateral defence and security cooperation including through regular consultations in the areas of maritime security, combating piracy and counter-terrorism.
According to a statement, Muraleedharan will also meet a wide cross-section of the Indian communities, including those in business, health, education and social service.(Twitter/ @VMBJP)
According to a statement, Muraleedharan will also meet a wide cross-section of the Indian communities, including those in business, health, education and social service.(Twitter/ @VMBJP)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 06:32 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Bahrain bans travellers from India, 21 more nations amid Covid-19. Check list

  • The rule will also be applicable for travellers who have transited via any of the 22 countries – categorised under Red List, at any point in the previous 14 days.
India along with Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, were already a part of the Red List.
India along with Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, were already a part of the Red List.
Published on Jul 14, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine shows 94.3% efficacy: RDIF

“An efficacy study was conducted in Bahrain in accordance with WHO guidelines involving more than 5,000 subjects. Overall efficacy beyond 14 days after administering the second dose was estimated at 94.3%,” the RDIF said in a statement.
The data from Bahrain’s health ministry further showed that among those vaccinated with Sputnik V vaccine, 98.6% of all Covid-19 cases were found to be mild, after 14 days of receiving the second dose.(Reuters)
The data from Bahrain’s health ministry further showed that among those vaccinated with Sputnik V vaccine, 98.6% of all Covid-19 cases were found to be mild, after 14 days of receiving the second dose.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Bahrain won't allow international travellers from Red List countries to enter

From May 24, Bahrain will suspend the entry of international travellers from countries that are on its Red List. The list includes places like India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Bahrain suspends entry for travellers from 'Red List' countries(Unsplash)
Bahrain suspends entry for travellers from 'Red List' countries(Unsplash)
Updated on May 24, 2021 10:56 AM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz

Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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The Biryani House to expand its footprints pan-India: Sarvesh Chaubey

The Biryani House is India’s fastest-to-be cloud kitchen network and the only company that offers more than 50 varieties of Dum Biryani.
The Biryani House is the brainchild of Mr Sarvesh Chaubey, Co-Founder and Chairman.
The Biryani House is the brainchild of Mr Sarvesh Chaubey, Co-Founder and Chairman.
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Bahrain approves China’s Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine

Bahrain has participated in phase III clinical trials, in which more than 7,700 volunteers signed up. Bahrain had previously authorized the emergency use of the vaccine, which was provided to frontline workers in contact with coronavirus patients.
The UAE registered the Sinopharm vaccine after finding it had a 86% efficacy rate, paving the way for a full public use and allowing for a re-opening of the Gulf nation’s economy.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
The UAE registered the Sinopharm vaccine after finding it had a 86% efficacy rate, paving the way for a full public use and allowing for a re-opening of the Gulf nation’s economy.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Published on Dec 13, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Hamilton still feeling effects of COVID-19

The 35-year-old Mercedes driver has returned after testing positive for the new coronavirus and missing the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend. He has tested negative repeatedly this week.
Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Decoding India’s latest diplomatic push in the West Asian theatre | Opinion

While successfully balancing relations between Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia power blocks, New Delhi’s affinity for this Gulf outreach is rooted in geopolitical and geo-economic realities
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)
India is central to the economic and geopolitical thinking of Asia and global economics and politics(ANI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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ByKabir Taneja

India dials up ties with Gulf countries, sharpens the contrast with Pakistan

India is asking the Gulf countries to start opening its doors to the thousands of workers who had come back during the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (R) during ceremonial reception for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Presidential palace in New Delhi on January 25, 2020. - Brazilian President is on four-day state visit to India till January 27. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (R) during ceremonial reception for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Presidential palace in New Delhi on January 25, 2020. - Brazilian President is on four-day state visit to India till January 27. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Saudi prince strongly criticises Israel at Bahrain summit

Prince Turki al-Faisal, who led Saudi intelligence for more than two decades and served as ambassador to the US and Britain, warned that any normalisation deals needed to help the Palestinians obtain their own independent state.
Prince Turki’s comments come as neighbouring Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recently moved to normalise relations.(AP)
Prince Turki’s comments come as neighbouring Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recently moved to normalise relations.(AP)
Published on Dec 06, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Covid-19 vaccine update: Bahrain gives nod to Pfizer, India’s purchase will cover 60% population, Moscow begins mass vaccination

Vaccines do not mean zero Covid, the World Health Organization has warned as the countries prepare to roll out vaccination process.
Vials labelled
Vials labelled "Covid-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" are placed on dry ice in this illustration taken, December 4, 2020. Picture taken December 4, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Michael Schumacher son Mick to race for Haas F1 in 2021

The 21-year-old German, who has signed a multi-year agreement, is leading the Formula Two championship ahead of this weekend’s finale at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit.
Germany's Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.(AP)
Germany's Mick Schumacher, son of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.(AP)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Manama | ByReuters

Flight departs from Bahrain to Chennai under Vande Bharat mission

The Vande Bharat Mission started in early May to evacuate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus-induced travel restrictions. The eighth phase mission was initiated earlier this month.
Under the Vande Bharat mission, an Air India flight from Bahrain to Chennai departed from Bahrain International Airport on Sunday, informed the Indian Embassy in Bahrain.(Image via Twiter)
Under the Vande Bharat mission, an Air India flight from Bahrain to Chennai departed from Bahrain International Airport on Sunday, informed the Indian Embassy in Bahrain.(Image via Twiter)
Published on Nov 29, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Verstappen beats Hamilton in final practice for Bahrain GP

The Red Bull driver was .26 ahead of Hamilton and .37 ahead of Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the third free practice at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Giuseppe Cacace, Pool via AP)(AP)
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the third free practice at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (Giuseppe Cacace, Pool via AP)(AP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 06:12 PM IST
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Sakhir (Bahrain) | ByAssociated Press

S Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart; discusses Covid-19, strategic cooperation

Jaishankar, on the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, is currently visiting the UAE. He arrived in Dubai on Wednesday night.
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

India, Bahrain to strengthen Covid-related cooperation

S Jaishankar and his Bahrain counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani discussed bilateral, regional and global issues, including cooperation in dealing with post-Covid-19 challenges.
S Jaishankar with Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani in Bahrain. (Photo@DrSJaishankar)
S Jaishankar with Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani in Bahrain. (Photo@DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 09:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Jaishankar hails contributions of Indian diaspora in Bahrain for strengthening bilateral ties

According to the website of the Indian Embassy in Bahrain, the country has around 350,000 Indian nationals, which comprise a third of Bahrain’s total population of 1.4 million.
Jaishankar held talks on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest with his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.(ANI Photo)
Jaishankar held talks on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest with his Bahraini counterpart Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani.(ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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Manama | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C

External affairs minister Jaishankar to visit Bahrain, UAE and Seychelles from tomorrow

Since diplomatic engagements were disrupted by the pandemic, Jaishankar has travelled only to Russia for a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and to Japan for a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad.
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar’s visit to Bahrain during November 24-25 will be his first visit to the country after assuming office last year.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Trump aide promises ‘very professional transition’ to Biden

O’Brien’s comments signaled some of the firmest statements yet from a senior administration official acknowledging Biden’s win in the Novemver 3 vote.
O’Brien, Trump’s fourth national security adviser, previously served as his special envoy on hostage affairs.(AFP)
O’Brien, Trump’s fourth national security adviser, previously served as his special envoy on hostage affairs.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 10:06 PM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

UAE delegation, US officials visit Israel; Palestinean concerns unheeded

The five-hour visit would be restricted to the airport near Tel Aviv, due to coronavirus concerns, Israeli organisers said.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation lands at at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.(AFP)
United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation lands at at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.(AFP)
Published on Oct 20, 2020 04:15 PM IST
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Reuters | ByReuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Israeli delegation visits Bahrain after agreement to normalise ties

Bahrain followed the United Arab Emirates in agreeing last month to normalise ties with Israel
Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz listens during a press briefing on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Representational image.(REUTERS)
Middle East envoy Avi Berkowitz listens during a press briefing on the agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Representational image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 10:38 AM IST
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Manama | ByReuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Bahrain says it broke up militant attack plot by Iran in early 2020

The announcement came hours after Saudi state television and a Bahraini local newspaper implied the plot was new in their reporting Sunday night, just days after the island kingdom normalised relations with Israel.
Iran’s mission to the UN dismissed Bahrain’s claim of Tehran being involved as just “another instance in a long line of preposterous and false allegations, with no basis in truth.”(Reuters)
Iran’s mission to the UN dismissed Bahrain’s claim of Tehran being involved as just “another instance in a long line of preposterous and false allegations, with no basis in truth.”(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 09:24 AM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

What the Israel-UAE-Bahrain accord means for India and the world

The challenges we are facing today know no borders, and it is essential that we combine our capabilities for the benefit of all of our citizens. We call on all those following this historic moment to voice their support for the agreement
The leaders of Israel, the United States (US) and the UAE hailed the agreement as a “historic diplomatic breakthrough that will advance peace in the Middle East”, “chart a new path”, and “unlock the great potential in the region”.(AFP)
The leaders of Israel, the United States (US) and the UAE hailed the agreement as a “historic diplomatic breakthrough that will advance peace in the Middle East”, “chart a new path”, and “unlock the great potential in the region”.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:56 PM IST
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ByRon Malka

UAE, Bahrain sign US-brokered diplomatic pacts with Israel

The deals, denounced by the Palestinians, make UAE and Bahrain the third and fourth Arab states to take such steps to normalise ties since Israel signed peace treaties with Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994.
(From left to right) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel.(AFP)
(From left to right) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Abdullatif al-Zayani, and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan wave from the Truman Balcony at the White House after they participated in the signing of the Abraham Accords where the countries of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates recognize Israel.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 11:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Israel-Gulf normalisation moves follow years of failed diplomatic initiatives

Most Arab nations have not recognised Israel or had formal diplomatic or economic relations with it because of what they regard as Israel’s thwarting of Palestinians’ aspirations for a state of their own.
An official stands at the door of an Israeli El Al airliner after it landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in this file photo.(AP Photo)
An official stands at the door of an Israeli El Al airliner after it landed in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in this file photo.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 10:13 PM IST
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Jerusalem | ByReuters | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

After UAE and Bahrain deals, is Saudi Arabia softening its stance on Israel?

The dramatic agreements with the UAE and Bahrain were a coup for Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump who is portraying himself as a peacemaker ahead of November elections.
The flags of the US, United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain flutter along a road in Netanya, Israel.(Reuters Photo)
The flags of the US, United Arab Emirates, Israel and Bahrain flutter along a road in Netanya, Israel.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 08:27 PM IST
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Riyadh/Dubai | ByReuters | Posted by Meenakshi Ray

Bahrain agrees to normalise ties with Israel, says Trump

A joint statement issued by the three leaders said they had agreed on “establishment of full diplomatic relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.(AP Photo)
Trump tweeted out the news after he spoke by phone to both Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 10:59 PM IST
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Washington | ByReuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
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