Wednesday 20 August 2014

Law firm in lease accord with BFH

A Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company (BFHHC) has signed a tenancy agreement with law firm Al Tamimi & Company. Al Tamimi, which has been providing legal services to clients in the Middle East for more than 25 years, has chosen the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) a


Bahrain steps up coastal patrols

Rapid response teams are patrolling Bahrain's coastline on speedboats to combat illegal fishing practices that are believed to have caused the recent deaths of rare marine species. According to the Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE), a dead dolphin and a turtle found w


Saudi, Kuwait to abide by UN move on militant funds

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body. The UN Security Council unanimously a


French envoy to Bahrain vows end to visa delays

Outgoing French Ambassador to Bahrain Christian Testot has apologised to Bahraini tourists who have been frustrated in their efforts to get a visa to France. The envoy said that the embassy was doing everything in its power to make the process easier and less stressful, reported


UAE launches guidebook on dealing with abuses

The UAE's Ministry of Interior has issued a guidebook outlining the standard operating procedures to be adopted when dealing with the elderly, children, people with special needs and women, in the evidence collection process performed by the police. This step aims to unify pr


Filipino, Indian workers evacuated from Libya

More than 1,000 Philippine and Indian workers were evacuated to Malta on Friday from Libya, whose parliament has sought United Nation help to protect civilians from fighting between armed factions. Maltese harbour officials said Daewoo had chartered a catamaran for 300 mostly Ind


Rule change makes firms vulnerable to US sanctions

Companies even partly owned by individuals sanctioned by the US government could find themselves blacklisted as the result of a rule change announced on Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Treasury, which is responsible for applying and enforcing US sanctions, has had the power to bl


Saudi donates to $100m anti-terrorism centre

Saudi Arabia has donated $100 million to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) during a joint press conference at the UN headquarters recently. Present at the conference were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the US Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jube


Libya calls for UN aid to quell militia fighting

Libya's parliament on Wednesday voted to disband the country's militia brigades and called on the United Nations to protect civilians in an effort to end the worst fighting between armed factions since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Lawmakers appeared to be seeking to


Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to new leader

Nuri Al-Maliki stuck to his guns and refused to accept his removal as Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday, but his hold on power was tenuous as Iran's supreme leader, a long-time Maliki ally, publicly backed his replacement. Taking to state television as acting premier, Ma

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