Anti-smoking campaigners urging a 100 per cent increase in duty on tobacco products in the GCC have been warned that the move would fuel illicit trade in the region.
It could lead to a growth in cigarette counterfeiting by gangs targeting young people, impacting on local business
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain said on Wednesday they were withdrawing their ambassadors from Qatar because Doha had not implemented an agreement among Gulf countries not to interfere in each others' internal affairs.
The move, conveyed in a joint st
Widespread anger has erupted over the terror blast that killed three on-duty policemen in Daih on Monday, with calls to apprehend those responsible and restore order in Bahrain.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa held a phone call with his Kuwa
A Gulf Daily News (GDN) photographer injured in Monday’s blast that killed three policemen in Bahrain has left hospital.
Ebrahim Al Sinan was discharged from the BDF Hospital yesterday afternoon after being kept in for observation overnight, said a report in the GDN, our si
There is increasing evidence of Iran’s involvement in fomenting unrest in Bahrain, said a report in Britain’s Financial Times newspaper.
A Western official told the daily that markings on recently-seized arms showed clear signs of Iranian involvement, reported the Gul
Bahrain has announced a six-pronged plan to combat terrorism and target the parties which aid and abet terror groups and condone and harbour terrorists in the wake of the blast on Monday which left three on-duty policemen dead.
The clampdown was announced as the Cabinet held an e
Egyptian armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has given the clearest signal yet that he will run for president, saying he cannot ignore the demands of the "majority", Cairo's state news agency reported on Tuesday.
Sisi, who toppled Egypt's first
Saudi Arabia's cabinet has decided to prohibit advertising and promotion of energy drinks in the kingdom, a Saudi Press Agency report said.
The decision was taken following a review of a report submitted by the Minister of Interior on the adverse effects of energy drinks, it
A Qatari physician received a seven-year jail sentence from a court in the UAE on Monday for supporting an illegal Islamist group, the UAE state news agency Wam said.
UAE authorities detained Mahmoud Al-Jaidah at Dubai airport on February 26, 2013 on charges of supporting Al-Isla
Bahrain's top legal authority has recommended that husbands who force their wives to have sex should not be prosecuted.
It has also suggested husbands and guardians who "reasonably" discipline their wives and daughters should be above the law, said a report in the G