Thursday 24 April 2014

US to deliver 10 attack helicopters to Egypt

The US said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt's military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his


Qatar utility profit up 49pc

Qatar Electricity and Water Co (QEWC) reported a 49 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Tuesday. The state-run utility made a profit of 299 million riyals ($82.1 million) in the three months to March 31, up from 201 million riyals in the prior-year period, according to a


Dubai RTA briefs S Korea team on rail ops

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently briefed a visiting South Korean delegation, representing Seoul Metro Company, about its experience in rail operation and the best relevant practices in the field. Mohammed Al Mudharreb, director of Rail Operation at RTA&r


Child abuse cases in Bahrain up 60pc

Child abuse cases, including complaints of physical, sexual and psychological abuse and "extreme negligence", registered by the government-run Child Protection Centre rose from 257 in 2012 to 428 last year, marking an increase of 60 per cent. Shockingly, 87 of the victi


Saudi Arabia imports 80pc of food needs

Saudi Arabia is importing 80 per cent of its food products while the remaining 20 per cent is produced within the kingdom, a report said. Overall, GCC countries are importing 90 per cent of food requirements from other countries, Arab News said, quoting a recent World Bank report


Bombers blow themselves up in Bahrain

Two men were killed and another was injured when a homemade bomb they were transporting by car exploded in the Muqsha district of Bahrain yesterday (April 19), a report said. It happened in the centre of a residential area at about 3pm, according to the report published in the Gu


At $65bn, Saudi among top four military spenders

Saudi Arabia is among the four highest military spenders globally, according to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to the


Two killed in Bahrain car explosion

An explosion in a car killed two people and wounded a third in Bahrain on Saturday, the Interior Ministry said. The ministry said on its Twitter account the explosion was in the mostly Shi'ite village of al-Maqshaa', along the Budayya highway, outside of the capital Manam


US 'committed to Bahrain, region'

The US has a long-term commitment to Bahrain and the region, a senior American naval officer has said. "We have been here for more than 63 years and we look forward to a nice long time in the future as well," US Naval Forces Central Command Deputy Commander Rear Admiral


Fresh chicken shortage looms in Bahrain

Fresh chicken shortages could hit Bahraini supermarkets after poultry farmers yesterday stepped up their strike.   A union representing 31 of the country's 33 poultry farms announced they would one after another halt purchases of baby chicks from Bahrain'

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