Monday 22 September 2014

Blast near Egyptian ministry kills two policemen

A bomb blast near Egypt's foreign ministry killed two police officers and wounded several others on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the most serious attack in Cairo in almost three months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which killed two p


US to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy on Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter-terrorism efforts, the Pentagon said. The US originally announ


Egypt's GASC buys 55,000 tonnes of US wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Saturday it had bought 55,000 tonnes of U.S. soft red winter wheat in a tender for shipment October 21-31. The wheat was purchased from Ameropa at the price of $244.22 a tonne, on a cost a


Fifa faces more calls for transparency

Football's world governing body Fifa faced more calls for greater transparency on Friday when its own ethics investigator joined the critics and complained of a "disconnect" with the public. Former US attorney Michael Garcia, head of the ethics committee's inves


Plea goes out to free travel ban victim in Bahrain

Fresh calls have been made for the release of a former exchange company employee, who has been behind bars for almost three years. Indian Binil Kumar was arrested in November 2011 on charges relating to an illegal transaction that allegedly left his employer BD37,180 ($98,066) ou


Kazakh meat set for Bahrain’s local markets

Kazakh mutton could soon be set to appear in Bahrain's meat markets if a fact-finding mission sent to the central Asian country gives the trade its blessing. At present, the majority of Bahrain's live sheep imports come from Australia, which local meat importers say is un


Bahrain ranks high on global happiness list

Bahrain is one of the happiest countries in the world, according to a new report. In its State of Global Well-Being Index for 2013, pollsters Gallup Healthways concluded that Bahrain ranked joint 13th in the world - alongside Australia, Malta and the UK - for percentage of the po


Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries up 7pc

Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries hit 820,000, 60-kg bags of coffee during the seven months ending in July, up seven per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to a report. The latest Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council report said that Brazil’s


Americana shareholder reviewing its stake

Kuwait Food (Americana) asked for its shares to be suspended on the Kuwaiti bourse on Wednesday after its main shareholder said it was reviewing its portfolio, including its stake in the firm. Americana said Al Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate Co was working with unident


Growing seafood consumption in GCC in focus

The GCC’s rising per capita seafood consumption will come under the microscope at a top Dubai event, where a host of regional and international aquaculture companies will showcase the latest technologies. The Seafex 2014 will take place from November 9 to 11 at the Dubai Wo

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