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U.S. pressure on Hezbollah, Iran is working, Pompeo says in Beirut

Mar 22 2019

BEIRUT U.S. sanctions on Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah are working, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday on a visit to Beirut, calling on Lebanon to stand up to the Shi'ite group which he accused of "criminality, terror and threats". | Video

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

Mar 18 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

Mar 12 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

Mar 12 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

Feb 27 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

Feb 26 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

Feb 26 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

Feb 26 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

Feb 26 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

Feb 26 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.

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