Kim Kardashian’s Middle East tour marred with controversy

Dubai: Kim Kardashian was welcomed with harsh criticisms, as she arrived in Kuwait at the start of a three-day tour that will also take her to Bahrain.The 32-year-old reality star will open milkshake stores in both countries and will use the occasion to “educate herself about the Middle East,” a news channel has reported.Jetting from the US wearing a slimming black trouser suit paired with black-pointed toe stilettos and a black crocodile skin bag, she flashed a peace sign upon arriving Read more [...]

Bahrain’s Gulf Air says chief executive Majali resigns

Home News Article Nov 30 2012 more articles from In This Article Gulf Air DUBAI, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gulf Air's Chief Executive Officer, brought in to restructure the airline's operations in 2009, has resigned, the Bahrain-based firm said in a statement issued late on Thursday. Samer Majali will remain in his job until the end of 2012. The company did not say who would replace Majali, or give reasons for his resignation. Bahrain's Read more [...]

Andrew W.K.: The State Department owes me an explanation

Andrew W.K. wants an explanation from the State Department.After a week in which he revealed a long-planned “cultural ambassadorship” to Bahrain — only to have the invitation revoked days later when the State Department determined he did not meet its standards — the musician tells Salon that he has a right to know why his trip was canceled.“I really feel like we deserve some type of understanding as to why this choice was Read more [...]

Kim Kardashian Incites More Mid-East Ire; Fears She’ll Spread ‘Vice’

Kim Kardashian’s visit to the Middle East is teaching her at least one lesson about the region, the religiously conservative gulf nations she’s visiting scorn her gaudy lifestyle, hokey marriage and lurid sex tape. Can vice and corruption be far behind? Kardashian caused an uproar two weeks ago when she tweeted her sentiments about the conflict in Gaza and managed to inflame both Arabs and Jews. The local newspapers have been all over the controversy. “Her values clash with our Read more [...]

Kim Kardashian Will “Spread Vice” With Middle East Visit, Says Kuwaiti Preacher

Kim Kardashian has been enthusiastically tweeting about trip to Kuwait and Bahrain all week, but not everyone will be welcoming her with open arms.The reality starlet, who is helping to open two new Millions of Milkshakes stores in the region, has come under fire from residents of the conservative countries, with many shunning Kim’s rise to fame via sex tape and her infamously short marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries. “Her values clash with our traditions as a religiously committed people,” Read more [...]

Interior Minister Receives Mp

Manama-Nov29(BNA) Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa today received Mp. Abdulla Ali bin Huweil and discussed issues of mutual concern towards bolstering Bahrain’s security and stability. The minister hailed the efforts of the Mps and their positive participation in consolidating security for the good of the country and citizens. AHN Read more [...]

Foreign Minister Attends Dinner Banquet

Bangkok-Nov29(BNA)Thai Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul hosted a dinner banquet in honour of Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa on the sidelines of the Bahrain-Thai High Joint Commission meeting which started today. Shaikh Khalid hailed steadily-growing relations in all fields, lauding leaders in both countries for their keenness on promoting joint Read more [...]

Majali quits Gulf Air

<![CDATA[ ]]> The board of directors of the airline - part of the Bahrain government's sovereign wealth fund, Mumtalakat- issued a statement saying "it has accepted the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Samer Majali, submitted earlier this year following the appointment of the Gulf Air Board of Directors in mid-November. Mr. Majali will remain in his position until the end of 2012." Majali joined Gulf Air in 2009 from Royal Jordanian where he had led a remarkable turnaround Read more [...]

INSIGHT: Bahrain Reforms Stuck in Reverse

Outside of Bahrain government supporters, it’s hard to find anyone who thinks the country’s reform process is going okay. To mark last week’s anniversary of the publication of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), the report ordered by the King of Bahrain into human rights violations in early 2011, the regime evaluated its own progress.  It insists it has made great strides “to complete the legislative framework required to consolidate the rule of the law, protect public Read more [...]

Bahrein lonkt naar Belgische logistieke investeerders

Een delegatie van het Bahrain Economic Development Board was dezer dagen in Antwerpen om dit kleine koninkrijk te promoten als logistieke hub voor het Midden-Oosten. Tijdens een seminarie in het Antwerpse MAS-paviljoen heeft de delegatie de groeimogelijkheden van de Perzische Golf-markt en potentiële handelspartnerschappen voorgesteld aan zakenlui en vertegenwoordigers van haven- en logistiekbedrijven. Volgens Hussain Rajab, manager van de economische ontwikkelingsraad van Bahrein, gaan de economieën Read more [...]