Ministry News  
 
Quality facilities for Bahrain visa applicants from April
Quality facilities for Bahrain visa applicants from April
Quality facilities for Bahrain visa applicants from April

MOI: The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) is preparing to launch the second phase of operations to facilitate the issuance of electronic and on-arrival visas beginning April. (More Details)

 
Civil Defence Celebrates the International Civil Defence Day
Civil Defence Celebrates the International Civil Defence Day
Civil Defence Celebrates the International Civil Defence Day

MOI: Under the patronage of His Excellency Interior Minister, the General Directorate of Civil Defence has held a celebration to mark the International Civil Defence Day in association with the Education Ministry, General Organization of Youth and Sports and a number of directorates of the Interior Ministry at the eastern parking area of the Bahrain Stadium in Isa Town.   (More Details)

 
Chief of Public Security Receives BIC Executive Chairman
Chief of Public Security Receives BIC Executive Chairman
Chief of Public Security Receives BIC Executive Chairman

MOI: Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan received Chief Executive of Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa on Wednesday. (More Details)

 
HE Interior Minister patronises graduation of 7th batch of Maan
HE Interior Minister patronises graduation of 7th batch of Maan
HE Interior Minister patronises graduation of 7th batch of Maan

MOI: Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Interior Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, a graduation ceremony of the seventh batch of Maan (Together) programme to fight violence and addiction was held on Wednesday. (More Details)

 
HE Interior Minister receives Columnist Faisal Al Shaikh
HE Interior Minister receives Columnist Faisal Al Shaikh
HE Interior Minister receives Columnist Faisal Al Shaikh

MOI: His Excellency Interior Minister, Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received on Wednesday columnist Faisal Al Shaikh who presented him a copy of his Master thesis  on the power of media and diplomatic persuasion. (More Details)

 
HE Interior Minister receives Head of EU Delegation
HE Interior Minister receives Head of EU Delegation
HE Interior Minister receives Head of EU Delegation

MOI: His Excellency Interior Minister Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received on Wednesday, Head of European Union Delegation in the region, Adam Colakh, in the presence of Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan.  (More Details)

 
HE Interior Minister receives UAE Ambassador
HE Interior Minister receives UAE Ambassador
HE Interior Minister receives UAE Ambassador

MOI: His Excellency the Minister of Interior Lt-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa received the newly-appointed UAE Ambassador Abdul Redha Abdullah Khouri on Wednesday. (More Details)

World News  
 
Islamic State frees 19 of 220 abducted Assyrian Christians
IS has forced Christians living in its territory to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death
IS has forced Christians living in its territory to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death

BBC: Nineteen of an estimated 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) in north-eastern Syria have been released, activists say.   (More Details)

 
Many South Sudan boys 'kidnapped to be child soldiers'
The UN believes 12,000 children were used as child soldiers across South Sudan last year
The UN believes 12,000 children were used as child soldiers across South Sudan last year

BBC: Hundreds of boys in South Sudan have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the United Nations children's agency says.   (More Details)

 
'Jihadi John': Mohammed Emwazi was a cold loner, ex-IS fighter says
Emwazi in one of the videos in Syria which feature the killing of hostages
Emwazi in one of the videos in Syria which feature the killing of hostages

BBC: The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was a cold loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.   (More Details)

 
US police shoot dead homeless man in Los Angeles
US police shoot dead homeless man in Los Angeles
US police shoot dead homeless man in Los Angeles

BBC: A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.   (More Details)

 
Ukraine crisis: Kerry and Lavrov set for Geneva discussions
John Kerry faces crucial talks on the Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear ambitions while in Geneva
John Kerry faces crucial talks on the Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear ambitions while in Geneva

BBC: US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart later for talks in Geneva on the Ukraine crisis.   (More Details)

 
Syrian rebels reject UN plan to freeze Aleppo fighting
Ahfad Hamza brigade fighters prepare to fire mortars towards forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad from the 80th brigade frontline beside Aleppo International Airport, eastern Aleppo February 28, 2015. — Reuters
Ahfad Hamza brigade fighters prepare to fire mortars towards forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad from the 80th brigade frontline beside Aleppo International Airport, eastern Aleppo February 28, 2015. — Reuters

AFP: Military and political opposition forces in Aleppo on Sunday rejected UN envoy Staffan de Mistura’s proposal for a freeze in fighting in the divided northern Syrian city.   (More Details)

 
Iraq PM Urges Forces to Spare Civilians in Tikrit Battle
File Photo: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (Agence France-Presse)
File Photo: Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (Agence France-Presse)

Agence France-Presse: Iraq's prime minister on Sunday announced the launch of a military operation to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, urging his troops to spare civilians in the battle.   (More Details)

 
Deadly Bacteria Released from US High-Security Lab
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Agence France-Presse: US officials in Louisiana are investigating how a dangerous and often deadly bacteria got out of a high-security laboratory at a research facility, USA Today reported Sunday.   (More Details)

 
Islamic State frees 19 of 220 abducted Assyrian Christians
IS has forced Christians living in its territory to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death
IS has forced Christians living in its territory to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death

BBC: Nineteen of an estimated 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) in north-eastern Syria have been released, activists say.   (More Details)

 
North Korea fires two missiles into sea, South Korea says

CNN: North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the East Sea, a South Korean Defense Ministry official said.   (More Details)

 
Alaska flights canceled over ash from Russian volcano
Ash from Shiveluch volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula crossed the Bering Sea Saturday, February 28, and caused flight cancellations in western Alaska.
Ash from Shiveluch volcano in Russia's Kamchatka peninsula crossed the Bering Sea Saturday, February 28, and caused flight cancellations in western Alaska.

CNN: A volcano in Russia led to the cancellation of flights in Alaska over the weekend.   (More Details)

 
Exclusive: King Abdullah calls ISIS 'outlaws' of Islam

CNN: In his first interview since Islamic State militants burned alive a Jordanian pilot, the King of Jordan spoke to CNN's Fareed Zakaria about why and how the country is going after the terror group.   (More Details)

Events  
MOI Undersecretary patronises graduation of rehabilitation centre officers 18/5/2014
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ALBUM  
HE Interior Minister Patronises Graduation of 7th Batch of Maan 4/3/2015
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VIDEOS  
Hala Bahrain Programme.. Col. Mohammed Showaiter 2-3-2015 (See More)
A day in the life of a civil defence man 1/3/2015 (See More)
The Coast Guard Message:
 
The Coast Guard has implemented a comprehensive plan relating to the use of the state-of-the-art boats and equipment and developed a coastal radar system to help check smuggling, (More)
 
Interior in News  
HE Interior Minister Chairs Civil Defence Council Meeting
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HE Interior Minister visits General Directorate of Civil Defence
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