Tuesday 16 September 2014

New RAK transit system to cut time

Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department has signed an agreement with the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE to introduce a global customs transit system in the emirate that will reduce the time trucks spend at borders from days to hours. The agreement was signed by Dr Mohammed Abdullah A


Bahrain ‘may play key anti-terror role’

Bahrain could be among three Gulf countries that will host British military forces, as part of a strategy to tackle growing threats from extremists operating in the region, a report said. Plans to set up the new bases in the UAE, Bahrain and Oman are under discussion as the UK at


Bahrain slams UK paper report 'inaccurate'

The Information Affairs Authority (IAA) of Bahrain has once again responded to reports coming out of the UK which it claims depict the kingdom "inaccurately". It replied to a report published by The Guardian which demanded the release of opposition activist Maryam Al Kh


Bahrain plans clamp on illegal taxis

Traffic authorities in Bahrain are now cracking the whip on illegal taxi drivers who transport passengers in violation of the law, a report said. Many expatriate workers are using their private vehicles for the trade, endangering people's lives and affecting those of licensed


Violence at home costs $8 trillion a year

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars and is an often overlooked scourge that costs the world economy more than $8 trillion a year, experts said. The study, which its authors said was a first attempt to estimate global costs of violence,


Five accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE

Four citizens of the UAE and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the country, newspapers reported. The five are among 15 accused of membership of Al Qaeda's Nusrah Front Syrian wing and another militant Syrian opposition group, Ahrar


Saudi unemployment rises 3.3pc

The number of unemployed Saudis rose 3.3 per cent this year to 622,000, urging the Labour Ministry to give reasons for this increase despite its efforts to find jobs for Saudis through various programmes. Saudi authorities have been urged to crackdown on the practice of companies side


Kuwait woos foreign investors by dropping offset scheme

Kuwait is suspending a programme under which foreign winners of big government contracts are required to invest in the local economy, its finance minister said on Tuesday, as it tries to attract more overseas companies. "We need to revise it," Anas al-Saleh told Reuters

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