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Major events of 2021 to Bahrain

Saudi and Bahraini crown princes head the cooperation committee
Saudi and Bahraini crown princes head the cooperation committee

KUWAIT, Dec 27 (KUNA) -- Here are the main events of the GCC countries through the year 2021, we continue with the Kingdom of Bahrain:

Jan. 11: Bahrain reopens airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft.
Jan. 27: Bahrain's Ministry of Health announces a Covid-19 variant in a number of active cases in the Kingdom.
Jan. 28: Bahrain opens new airport terminal, which will increase capacity to 14 million passengers per year.
Feb. 6 : Bahrain's interior ministry foils plans for a pair of "terrorist" bomb attacks targeting ATM machines belonging to a local bank.
Feb. 10 : Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullatif Al-Zayani and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell sign a Cooperation Arrangement to enhance political and trade cooperation between the two sides.
March 12: Bahrain re-opens Mosques across the country for all prayers except for Friday prayer.
March 28: Mercedes-Benz Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton wins Bahrain Grand Prix 2021.
April 8: Bahrain announced the opening of mosques for daily, and Isha and Taraweeh prayers from the first day of the holy month of Ramadhan.
May 6: Bahrain and Greece have reached an agreement regarding mutual recognition of vaccination certifications, the first of its kind between the two countries.
May 24: Bahraini Civil Aviation Affairs suspended entry of passengers coming from the countries on the Red List (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal).
May 27: The Bahraini National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) announced closure of malls and businesses until June 10, 2021.
June 3: Bahrain allowed the emergency use of (Sotrovimab), a new drug developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) after the approval of the US food and drug administration (FDA).
July 3: Bahrain elected chairman of the Arab federation of mixed martial arts.
Aug 7: Bahraini runner Kalkidan Gezahegne wins the silver medal in the women's 10a 10,000m at the Tokyo2020 Olympics.
Aug 20: The Kingdom of Bahrain announces its contribution along with its international partners to support relief efforts in Afghanistan and facilitate evacuation by allowing flights to take advantage of the Kingdom's position as a transit point to its planned final destinations.
Oct 27: Foreign Ministry summoned the Lebanese Ambassador and handed him an official protest over Lebanese Information Minister George Qerdahi's offensive remarks against the coalition efforts in Yemen.
Oct 29: Bahrain recalled its ambassador in Beirut and told the Lebanese ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours.
Nov 22: Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development signed KD 10 million (USD 33 million) easy loan agreement with Bahrain to establish a control center for electricity and water networks.
Nov. 22: Ministry of Interior announced arrest of terrorists who were planning attacks in the Kingdom.
Nov 24: Bahrain announced over USD 30 billion strategy including new cities and development projects, part of 2030 vision.
Dec. 11: Bahrain's MoH announced the first Omicron case.
Dec. 21: Bahrain announced the launch of its first satellite, Light-1. A joint project between Bahrain and the UAE, dedicated to monitor and study terrestrial gamma ray flashes from thunderstorms and cumulus could. (end)