Bahrain, Israel discuss cooperation in transportation and telecommunications

Both officials discussed areas of development for both economies, and its impact on the region as a whole. (File/AFP)
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Updated 16 September 2020

Bahrain, Israel discuss cooperation in transportation and telecommunications

  • The UAE and Bahrain have recently signed historic agreements with Israel on Tuesday
  • Ahmed hoped the signing of the Declaration of Peace could open new horizons for Bahrain

DUBAI: Bahraini Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed discussed possible partnership deals with his Israeli counterpart, as both officials exchanged congratulatory messages for the recent peace declaration.

The UAE and Bahrain have recently signed historic agreements with Israel on Tuesday, in a ceremony overseen by Donald Trump in Washington.

The Bahraini official, who was speaking on the phone with Israeli minister of transportation Miri Regev, discussed areas of development for both economies, and its impact on the region as a whole, the Bahrain News Agency has reported.

Ahmed hoped the signing of the Declaration of Peace could open new horizons for Bahrain, and could promote more stability and cooperation between the two countries, Bahraini state news agency reported. 


Oman tells shoppers to cover knees and shoulders in malls or face jail

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Oman tells shoppers to cover knees and shoulders in malls or face jail

  • An official said wearing a veil is not mandatory ‘because of multiculturalism, ideologies, and religious tolerance’
  • The new restrictions come amid rising complaints of public indecency in shops and malls in Oman

DUBAI: Shoppers in Oman’s malls face jail and fines if they breach new decency laws, national daily Times of Oman reported.

Men and women who expose their shoulders, knees or chest could face fines of up to $780 and jail terms of no more than three months.

The new restrictions come amid rising complaints of public indecency in shops and malls in Oman, apply to all people, local, resident, tourist or otherwise.
“The terms of dressing modestly have not been specified in great detail, but must include covering the body from the shoulder to below the knee,” Qais bin Mohammed Al-Ma’shari, the chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the Municipal Council in the Governorate of Muscat, said.
He added people’s clothes must “properly cover required parts of the body, should not be revealing, and not having any sensitive drawings or illustrations on them.”
Al-Ma’shari however clarified wearing a veil is not mandatory “because of multiculturalism, ideologies, and religious tolerance.”
The recommendations will be discussed by the Municipal Council next month, and will only be in effect after an approval from the Minister of the Diwan of the Royal Court.