Monday 3 August 2015

US returning to 'stronger ties' with Egypt: Kerry

The US and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. "Egypt remains vital ... to engagement and stability in the


UAE to try 41 for creating 'terrorist' group

United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities plan to try 41 people of various nationalities including Emiratis on charges of setting up a terrorist group, the official Wam news agency reported on Sunday. The agency quoted Attorney-General Salem Saeed Kubaish as saying in a statement: &


Egypt extends military mandate in Gulf, Red Sea

The Egyptian government extended by six months the deployment of "some elements of the armed forces" outside Egypt's borders to defend national and Arab security in the Gulf, Red Sea and the Strait of Mandeb, state news agency MENA said on Saturday. Egypt is part of


Bahrain urges death sentence for bombers

Bahrain’s scholars and clerics yesterday urged capital punishment for the perpetrators of the terrorist explosion which killed two policemen and injured six others, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Indian govt issues rule for nurses going abroad

Indian nurses travelling abroad are now required to take emigration clearance before taking up overseas employment in 18 Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries, including Bahrain, following a recent order issued by the Indian governemt, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our si


Indian embassy to assess job contracts

All new Indian migrants to Bahrain must now have their job contracts vetted by their embassy in order to get a work visa, said a report in Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Bahrain terrorist sleeper cells 'pose major threat'

Terrorist sleeper cells and home-grown militants pose the biggest threat to Bahrain’s security services and the public at large, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Nato to strengthen Iraq's army

Nato will help Iraq reform and strengthen its security forces which are reeling from a near collapse a year ago in the face of an offensive by Islamic State fighters, Nato said on Friday. Iraq asked Nato for help training its security forces in December after Islamic State captur


Libya food imports fall as turmoil disrupts deliveries

Imports of food, including wheat, are dropping sharply to Libya, which has the highest per capita bread consumption in the world, as foreign shippers run scared of making direct deliveries due to worsening turmoil. The country is in chaos, with two governments fighting one anothe


New attacks trend in Bahrain ‘disturbing’

A disturbing trend in the types of attacks being carried out against Bahrain’s security services has been revealed in a new report from a global intelligence group. This week, experts at a US-based private intelligence agency Stratfor released their report into Tuesday’s deadly Sitr

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