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Civil servants could receive a 20 per cent increase in their basic wages. (Shutterstock)
January 16, 2019 - 09:45 GMT
Civil servants could receive a 20 per cent increase in their basic wages under an old parliament proposal revived by MPs yesterday.
Vendors’ VAT Registration Status Can Be Checked Online in Bahrain (Shutterstock)
January 15, 2019 - 09:01 GMT
The National Bureau for Taxation (NBT) yesterday introduced a new service that allows consumers to verify vendors’ VAT registration status through a search tool accessible on www.nbt.gov.bh.
Bahrain's players celebrate after winning the 2019 AFC Asian Cup group A football match between India and Bahrain at the Sharjah Stadium in Sharjah on January 14, 2019.
Karim Sahib / AFP
January 14, 2019 - 23:13 GMT
Bahrain qualified for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 knockout phase after a last-minute Jamal Rashid penalty helped them seal a narrow 1-0 win over India.
The Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry received 1,130 VAT inquiries since January 1. (Shutterstock)
January 14, 2019 - 07:52 GMT
The Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry received 1,130 VAT inquiries since January 1.
This means patients suffering from cancer, sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia will no longer have to travel abroad. (Shutterstock)
January 12, 2019 - 07:08 GMT
Bahrain hopes to become the first Arab country to manufacture plasma as a sickle cell society plans to pursue the proposal with the government this year.
The countries which came close to “true” gender parity were Bahrain, the UK and the Netherlands. (Shutterstock)
January 12, 2019 - 06:54 GMT
The countries which came close to “true” gender parity were Bahrain, the UK and the Netherlands.
Bahrain is the only country in the GCC and Mena (Middle East and North Africa) region to be placed among the top three spots in the survey. (Shutterstock)
January 11, 2019 - 07:00 GMT
Bahrain has been ranked as the second best place in the world to live and work in 2019, according to a new survey.
 Having fired their coach following a 4-1 thumping last time out, Thailand kick-started their Asian Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Bahrain.
January 10, 2019 - 13:18 GMT
Having fired their coach following a 4-1 thumping last time out, Thailand kick-started their Asian Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Bahrain.
 The 2019 Asian Cup got off to a dramatic start as Ahmed Khalil's late penalty earned hosts UAE a 1-1 draw with Bahrain in Group A.
January 05, 2019 - 18:34 GMT
The 2019 Asian Cup got off to a dramatic start as Ahmed Khalil's late penalty earned hosts UAE a 1-1 draw with Bahrain in Group A.
UAE national football team
January 04, 2019 - 22:53 GMT
The UAE is well prepared when they meet Bahrain in the opening match of the AFC Asian Cup, on Saturday...
Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa attends the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
December 28, 2018 - 11:45 GMT
Bahrain announced early Friday that it is reopening its embassy in Syria’s capital Damascus.
Interpol's New Singapore Office /AFP
December 27, 2018 - 10:12 GMT
Countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates constantly misuse Interpol as a means for debt collection, even though private financial disputes fall beyond Interpol’s mandate.
Bahrain will soon become the third of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, after the UAE and Saudi Arabia, to introduce the consumption-based tax placed on goods and services. (Shutterstock)
December 27, 2018 - 06:49 GMT
Bahrain will soon become the third of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, after the UAE and Saudi Arabia, to introduce the consumption-based tax placed on goods and services.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi (Twitter)
December 19, 2018 - 12:53 GMT
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi says Australia’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would, if carried out, represent a violation of international resolutions.
There are fears that VAT will have negative implications for businesses and individuals in Bahrain. (Shutterstock)
December 06, 2018 - 11:02 GMT
It has been nearly a year since the rollout of VAT in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with Bahrain set to join them on January 1, 2019.
Female Activists in Bahrain (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 12:02 GMT
Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores of dissidents.