Friday 27 November 2015

Licensing system wins top e-Government award

Bahrain’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry’s Business Licensing Integrated System (BLIS) has won the best e-Government service for business sector award. Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa gave the award to Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al


US using sex, money to infiltrate Iran: Khamenei

The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. The remarks by Khamenei, who has the last word on matters of state, followed a wave of


Activists submit petition on Jaafari Family Law to UN

A petition calling for a Family Law for Bahrain’s Shi’ite community was submitted to a United Nation’s (UN) office yesterday (November 25), coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Spearheaded by the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci


GCC eGovernment event opens in Bahrain

The fourth GCC eGovernment Award Conference and Exhibition was inaugurated today (November 25) by Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT).   The two-


Attack on Tunisian presidential guard kills 12

A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets ar


Key workshop spotlights Special Investigation Unit

A workshop aimed at educating Bahrain’s lawyers about the workings of a special unit set up within the Public Prosecution to investigate complaints against the police was held yesterday (November 24) evening. The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) was formed in 2012 as a result of the Bah


Bahrain MPs propose blanket ban on pork

A blanket ban on pork has again been put forward by Bahrain’s MPs, less than a year after a similar plan was shot down by the Shura Council. Parliament yesterday voted on a fresh proposal to ban pork in the country and criminalise its sale, with the majority of MPs in favour, said a rep


Fifa panel 'seeking life ban for Platini'

Michel Platini, seeking election to lead world soccer body Fifa out of the worst corruption scandal in its history, could face a life ban from the sport over funds he received from suspended Fifa head Sepp Blatter, a spokesman for the Frenchman's lawyer said on Tuesday. Europ


Investor confidence at highest point in years, says El Sisi

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi highlighted that investor confidence was at its highest point in years as key partnerships were sealed at the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) held earlier this year. In an interview with the Oxford Business Group, a global


Deliveroo launches in five new cities

Deliveroo, an on-demand delivery service for high-quality restaurant meals, has launched in five new cities, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney, marking its first foray outside Europe.   The company has also raised a $100 million Series D investme

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