Wednesday 23 April 2014

Dispute with other GCC states over: Qatar

Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", according to the Qatari foreign minister. Khaled Al-Attiyah's statement follows a meeting last week in Riyadh attended by GCC foreign ministers. They anno


Bahrain MPs push for driving curbs on expats

Some of members of Bahrain's parliament yesterday again pushed for expats to be banned from driving unless they need to for work, puttin the tough new traffic law is in danger of being shelved, a report said. A final vote on the law is due next Tuesday, which gives the Nation


Two more Emiratis attacked in London

In a second attack on Emiratis in London, a couple were targeted in their London apartment by masked robbers early Tuesday, a report in The National said. A seven-member gang broke down the door of their flat at about 1.30 am, armed with guns, knives and hammers, the report quote


Bahrain PM honoured for women’s empowerment

Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has won the international BPW International Golden Award, which acknowledges the Premier as a 'leader of change and an advocate of women's empowerment'. Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince K


$3.6m cocaine seized at Bahrain airport

A woman was arrested at Bahrain International Airport yesterday in possession of 3.5kg of cocaine worth BD1.4 million ($3.65 million). The Asian passenger was also carrying processed meat. When the Customs officer asked her about her luggage, she seemed confused and uncomfortable


Bahrain launches revamped eGovt website

Bahrain has launched the new and improved eGovernment portal ( at the opening of the seventh edition of the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum. The event is being held at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel and Spa until tomorrow, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sis


Two criminals escape police custody in Bahrain

Two inmates of Bahrain’s Jaw Prison got away while being taken to court, a report said, while not revealing details of how the men escaped. Sources confirmed one of the criminals on the run is Redha Al Ghasra, jailed for a combined total of 80 years after being convicted in


Saudi replaces health minister amid Mers fears

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah on Monday removed Health Minister Abdullah Al-Rabeeah from his post, state television announced. His duties will be taken over by Labour Minister Adel Fakieh, the TV channel said, citing the king's royal decree. Saudi Arabia said on


Syria calls presidential vote on June 3

Syria set a presidential election for June 3 on Monday, preparing the ground for leader Bashar Al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power days after he said the war was turning in his favour. The three-year-old rebellion against Assad's rule has kille


Egypt to lift natural gas prices for homes, businesses

Egypt plans to double the price of natural gas piped into some homes and businesses from next month, but the move will trim its huge fuel subsidy bill only slightly because few premises are connected to the gas network. Energy prices in Egypt are among the lowest in the world, an

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