Short films and documentaries from more than 20 countries will be screened in Bahrain as part of a festival that aims to overcome sectarian tensions.
The Bahrain International Unity Film Festival aims to provide a platform for loc
President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a Palestinian unity government on Monday in a reconciliation deal with Hamas Islamists that led Israel to freeze US-brokered peace talks.
Abbas, whose Palestinian Authority in the Israeli-occupied
Organisers hope to make Bahrain's first unity film festival an annual celebration of local talents.
They plan to approach the Culture Ministry and Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco) to have locally-produced films and documentarie
Bahrain will launch a five-year information strategy designed to promote unity and reform, while also emphasising the importance of security and stability, said a top government official.
"The strategy will begin this year an
The Islamist group Hamas said on Monday it was backing President Mahmoud Abbas's attempt to win more clout for Palestinians at the United Nations, the latest sign of a rapprochement between the political rivals.
Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in Qatar on Monday to form a unity government of independent technocrats for the West Bank and Gaza, headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The move, following the fai
Gulf Arab leaders on Tuesday endorsed Saudi King Abdullah's call to form a 'single entity' after hinting at Iranian threats, and demanded Syria immediately implement an Arab peace plan to defuse months of violence over anti-government
Bahrainis must stand united and work for the welfare of the kingdom, urged National Unity Assembly president Dr Shaikh Abdullatif Al Mahmood while addressing a massive unity rally in Riffa.
"It is time we forget our differences and think a
Prominent community members of Bahrain have praised His Majesty King Hamad's speech on the occasion of the last 10 days of Ramadan.
In the address, broadcast on Bahrain Television and relayed on other television and radio stations, His Maj