Wednesday 2 December 2015

Crisis kits to be supplied for abuse victims in Bahrain

Women who experience domestic abuse in Bahrain will be supplied with emergency kits to help them escape the next time they feel under threat. The kits will contain everything from taxi fare money and a change of clothes to toiletries and a voucher for a hotel, said a report in the Gulf Da


US deploying special ops force to Iraq to fight IS

The United States said on Tuesday it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighbouring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington's campaign against the group that was quickly rejected by Iraq's government.


Saudi invites 65 Syrian opposition figures to Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has issued invitations to 65 Syrian opposition figures to attend a conference in Riyadh to try unify their positions ahead of proposed Syrian peace talks, Saudi newspapers reported on Tuesday. Asharq Al Awsat and Al Hayat said no date has yet been set for the Riyadh


UAE, S Korea to share water resource expertise

The UAE and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of water resources. The MoU aims to strengthen the collaboration and the exchange of water resource management expertise between the two countries. Abdel Rahim Moham


3 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen border firing

Three Saudi border soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers, Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said on Monday. The attack occurred on Sunday evening in the Harath district


European Challenge Tour to take place in Ras Al Khaimah

​​​​​​​The inaugural Ras Al Khaimah Golf Challenge will see the European Challenge Tour, sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, return to the UAE next year.    The event will be hosted at Al Hamra Golf Club from October 26 to 29, said a


Mandilicious to open outlets in Kuwait

Mandilicious, a leading fast food chain to serve authentic Mandi and the slow-cooked ‘Cuisine of Arabia’ in a food court setting, is set to expand its market to include Kuwait in association with its franchisee, Old Diamond General Trading and Contracting.   


New lifeline for human trafficking victims in Bahrain

Victims of human trafficking in Bahrain have been thrown a lifeline thanks to a new residential safe home in North Sehla. The centre opened its doors yesterday (November 29) with a ceremony held under the patronage of Foreign Affairs Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa that was attend


Saudi municipal election campaign begins

Campaigning for the historic December 12 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia begins today (November 29). The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has taken many steps to ensure free, effective and convenient campaigning, Hamad Al-Omar, executive committee member and media head


Bahrain summons Iran diplomat

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry yesterday (November 28) summoned Iranian acting charge d’affaires Hameed Shafe’e Zad in protest against recent statements by his country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Under-secretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla handed o

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