Tuesday 1 September 2015

Dewa honours women at first Emirati Women's Forum

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) Women’s Committee recently organised the first Emirati Women’s Forum, in celebration of Emirati Women's Day, at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai. The forum honoured Emirati women and recognised their role in serving the nation.


Dubai gold retailer defaults on $136m

A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer has defaulted on loans worth about Dh500 million ($136.2 million), with banks considering options including legal action to retrieve the money, four banking and trade sources told Reuters. The non-payment by Atlas Jewellery, which has mor


Safety alert after Bahrain suq shop blaze

Safety concerns in the Old Manama Suq were highlighted again yesterday (August 30) after a shop was completely gutted by fire.  The clothes shop went up in flames at around 8am as an employee was opening it for the day, according to sources. A short circuit is suspected to be the cause o


Opposition ‘creating fertile ground for IS’ in Bahrain

Radical opposition groups behind a spate of attacks on Bahrain’s police could unwittingly be creating a ‘fertile environment’ for Islamic State (IS) sympathisers, according to an intelligence report. IHS Jane, a British publication specialising in defence and intelligence, h


Young Bahraini girls ‘lured and forced into prostitution’

A network of sex peddlers has been exploiting young Bahraini girls and forcing them into prostitution, it has emerged. They target teenage girls, who have troubles in school and are victims of domestic abuse, said leading psychotherapist Dr Sharifa Swar, in a report in the Gulf Daily News


Bahraini businessman victim of UK arson

A Bahraini businessman has become the victim of a suspected arson attack in the UK that caused an estimated £1 million ($1.5 million) worth of damage. The blaze at VIP House in Digbeth, Birmingham wrecked a Lamborghini Huracán, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Rolls Royce Ghost and 15 ot


Bahrain reviews security steps after deadly explosion

Bahrain is waging a war against terrorists and those who aid and abet them, the Premier warned yesterday (August 30). Chairing a high-level security meeting at Gudaibya Palace, he was briefed about measures taken by security agencies to confront terrorists. It follows Friday’s bombing t


Bahrain tops region in quality of life for expats

Bahrain has been ranked first in the Arab region and the Middle East and 17th in the World for quality of life for expatriates on the annual Expat Insider 2015. Expat Insider, the biggest expat survey worldwide, aims to provide a comprehensive picture of life abroad, focusing on


More than 100 companies to participate at Paper Arabia

More than 100 companies from over 45 countries will be participating in the eighth edition of Paper Arabia event, the region’s premier specialised event for the paper industry, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, in September. The event will take place from September 14 to 16


Bahrain in key military deals with Istanbul

Bahrain will be supplied with drones, patrol boats and firearms as part of multimillion dollar military deals with Turkey, a report said. Turkish Bahraini Business Council  chairman Osman Yildrim Coskun told the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, that Turkey w

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