Saturday 30 May 2015

US, Iran address obstacles to seal nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a bid to overcome the remaining obstacles to a final nuclear agreement, a month ahead of a deadline for a deal between Tehran and world powers. The meeting in Geneva is the first subs


Blatter hits out at US authorities, UEFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of soccer's governing body, implying that the US timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid. The 79-year-old Swiss comfortably won Frid


Bahrain burglar 'stole to impress girlfriend'

A Yemeni man committed a spate of burglaries in an attempt to impress his girlfriend and "shower" her with gifts worth thousands of dinars, a court heard. The 23-year-old is standing trial at the High Criminal Court, where he has denied the charges of theft levied again


Terrorism a dangerous plague, warns Bahrain

Condemning the terrorist attack that targeted Al Anoud mosque in Dammam yesterday, killing four people, Bahrain warned that terrorism was a dangerous plague that posed an immense threat to all countries and peoples without exception or discrimination. "Such terrorist acts ai


Qatar to open embassy in Iraq as ties improves

Qatar will open an embassy in Baghdad, Iraq's foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of improving relations between Gulf Arab countries and Iraq. Tensions between the Sunni Muslim-ruled states of the Gulf and Iraq, which has a Shi'ite majority, have eased sin


Islamic State claims blast killing 4 at Saudi mosque

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the second attack claimed by the Sunni militant group in a week in the world's top oil-exporting country. The Interior Ministry said a


Saudi bans poultry meat import for 13 US regions, Bhutan

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has temporarily banned the import of poultry meat, eggs, their products and equipment from five regions in the US, due to the spread of severe bird flu disease, according to a report. Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa


4 killed in foiled attack on Saudi mosque

Four people were killed when a car exploded near a Shi'ite mosque in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on Friday, but authorities said militants failed in their bid to hit the mosque itself. The attack targetted worshippers in Al-Anoud mosque during Friday prayers, a ministry spokesperso


Qatar, Bahrain banks among bidders for HSBC Turkey

Potential bidders for HSBC's Turkish business include ING Group, Qatar National Bank (QNB) and Bahrain-based Arab Banking Corp (ABC), people familiar with process said on Friday. Four sources said Dutch bank ING and Qatar National Bank were interested in buying HSBC's Tur


Rice Creamery unveils new lactose-free flavours

The Rice Creamery, a leading dessert destination in the UAE, will be offering two lactose-free flavours – Bananalicious and EasyCheesy! for free to anyone who visits its Dubai or Abu Dhabi outlet on June 3. Rice Creamery has been hugely popular among patrons of taste and to

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