Category Archives: Education

Shura Chairman congratulates SCW President

Manama: Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh today sent a cable of congratulations to HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King, President of Supreme Council for Women (SCW), on the Family Law issued by a Royal Order.

The Shura Chairman lauded Princess Sabeeka’s efforts to support Bahraini women’s rights, stressing standing by all plans, strategies and programmes for safeguarding Bahraini women’s rights.

He said the Family Law is an added achievement to Bahrain’s record, which will strengthen the social cohesion and national unity.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

AFC president among 50 most powerful football figures

Manama: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President, FIFA Vice President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa has been ranked among the top 50 most influential football personalities in the world for 2017.

The ESPN network has also ranked Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa atop most influential football figures in the Asian continent.

The ESPN list, the second since 2015, featured other leading football personalities, including FIFA president, heads of continental and national federations, presidents of world football clubs and other current and retired star players, coaches and others. The ESPN Network portal shed light on the AFC achievement under the presidency of President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa who took over in 2013. It highlighted his dedicated efforts to unify the Asian football community, enhance championship, combat corruption and match-fixing, in addition to turning Asia into a destination for mega sport events and championships.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

HM King hails family milestone

Manama: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa hailed executive-legislative cooperation which benefited the nation and citizens. He made the statement � in the presence of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier � as he received Speaker Ahmed bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla and Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh.

Deputy Speakers, Shura Council vice chairpersons, heads of committees were also present at the Sakhir Palace. They all greeted HM the King marking the endorsement of the Unified Family Law. HM the King welcomed them all and expressed thanks and appreciation to HRH the Premier and HRH the Crown Prince for the executive-legislative cooperation.

He commended the Speaker and Shura Council chairman, MPs and Shura members for their dedicated role in passing the crucial law unanimously. He hailed the achievements of the current legislative session, citing the endorsement of the laws on state budget, property development, penalties and alternative measures.

He extended thanks to Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) President Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al-Khalifa, family law review panel members and the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission for their efforts and dedicated contribution to the new legislation. HM the King underscored the crucial importance of the Family Law which, he said, bolsters Bahraini judiciary and strengthens guarantees that protect litigators’ rights and preserve Bahraini families’ cohesion.”The new law represents another milestone in our comprehensive development and a landmark legal chapter that protects the family entity”, HM the King said. He hailed the new legislation as a source of pride for all Bahrainis and quantum leap that bolsters the Kingdom’s standing and pioneering role among advanced and civilized nations.

HM the King commended the role of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) for advocating and supporting the promulgation of the Unified Family Law which, he said, will contribute to bolstering the stability of Bahraini family and woman and promoting their role within society. “We ordered the establishment of the family law review committee to ensure the new legislation complies with the Islamic Sharia precepts”, he said, adding that Bahrain would always guarantee all citizens’ liberties and rights. “With our national unity and cohesion we will grow even stronger and achieve further strides”, HM the King said, taking pride in Bahrain’s deep-rooted Arab and Islamic identity.

The Speaker, Shura chairman, deputies and heads of committees expressed deepest thanks to HM King, commending his crucial role and support to the Unified Family Law. They hailed the royal order establishing the Sharia-compliant review panel, hailing the Unified Family Law as a dividend of the reform project. They prayed to Allah the Almighty to protect HM the King and guide him on the path of development and progress, hailing the atmosphere of security, stability and prosperity which is prevailing in Bahrain.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Leadership congratulated by Shura Chairman

Manama: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa today received a cable of congratulations from Shura Council Chairman Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh marking the issuance of the Royal Order on the adjournment of the third ordinary annual session of the fourth legislative term.

The Shura Chairman took pride in the Royal follow-up and support for the Shura Council to carry on with the democratic and development process in the interest of the Kingdom of Bahrain and citizens.

He reiterated allegiance to HM the King and the homeland, stressing to bring more development achievements and prosperity, praying to Almighty God to bless HM the King with abundant good health and happiness to continue the march of well-being.

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa received a similar congratulatory cable from the Shura Chairman on the same occasion.

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, also received a similar cable from the Shura Chairman marking the same occasion.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Khalid bin Hamad congratulates brother on championship title

Manama: His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletics Association, and Captain of Al Khalidiya stables congratulated HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, Captain of the Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, on the occasion of the Royal Team winning the title of the French race “Argenton”, after Hamad Janahi achieved the first place.

The distance of the event was 130km, in which Janahi managed to finish it in 6:24.57 hours with a speed of 20 kilometres, securing his seat at the World Youth Championship that will be held in Italy in the process.

HH Shaikh Khalid stressed that Bahrain’s equestrian and endurance sports are in the interest and support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, as His Majesty’s backing enabled it to have a prestigious position on global level.

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa said: “His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa has played a prominent role in translating the visions and directives of His Majesty the King in order to support the Bahraini endurance sport, reaching this great position. The efforts of HH Shaikh Nasser put into it was the main reason behind the Bahrain Royal Endurance team achieving many of the honourable results in international events.”

His Highness congratulated Janahi for achieving this honourable result in this race, which witnessed the presence of many participants from around the world. HH also praised Mohammad Al Miqdad on the result achieved by winning the third place in the same race. His Highness praised the efforts of the technical and administrative staff of the Royal Team, and wishing at the same time all the success for the team in order to be able to participate in the upcoming events and to achieve more achievements that are added to the Bahraini endurance.

Source: Bahrain News Agency