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Pegasus plans hydroponic farm in Saudi

Pegasus Agri-tech, Mena region's largest commercial operator of hydroponic farming facilities, has announced plans to build the first commercial hydroponic farm in Saudi Arabia. It will build a 20,000 sq m hydroponic farming facility in the kingdom that will produce 1,000 tim

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UK naval HQ expansion in Bahrain ‘routine’

Expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command were “mere military facilities, routinely provided by Bahrain to all friendly countries through its civil seaports as part of joint co-operation”, a Bahrain Defence Force official source said. The official was speaking in

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US 'must test pesticide-coated apples'

US-grown apples are widely coated with a pesticide that has been newly banned in the European Union amid health concerns, and the US is at least a year behind in a required scientific assessment of the pesticide, an environmental group said. The Environmental Working Group, a non

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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