Sunday 25 January 2015

Obama, world leaders head to Saudi to offer condolences

US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh's important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry


First US troops set to train Syrian opposition

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 US troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Friday. Admiral John Kirby, the Pe


Bahrain salutes 'visionary leader and man of peace'

Bahrain joined the world yesterday in saluting Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as a committed regional peacemaker and reformer. His Majesty King Hamad and His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa took part in the


Saudi King Salman seeks to reassure on succession, policy

Saudia Arabia's new King Salman pledged continuity in energy and foreign policies on Friday and moved quickly to appoint younger men as his heirs, settling the succession for years to come by naming a deputy crown prince from his dynasty's next generation. King Abdullah,


Meat shortage fears in Bahrain after import ban

Bahrain is expected to face a subsidised meat shortage in the coming days due to a ban on chilled imports. Meanwhile, the country's main abattoir and livestock importer says it could close down next month due to demands being placed on it, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Saudi King Abdullah dies, new ruler is Salman

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early today (January 23) and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in an official statement. King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir


5 Bahraini firm officials accused in food import case

Five company officials are facing charges in connection with spoiled consignments involving Bahrain's main meat and livestock importer. The Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC) employees appeared at the Public Prosecution yesterday where they were quizzed on how three shipments of


120 Bahraini horses on show at national contest

A total of 120 local horses will be showcased in a national competition that will be held over the weekend in Bahrain. The Second Bahrain Local Arabian Horse Show is organised by the Bahrain Horse Society and will be held tomorrow  (January 23) and on January 25 at the Sahar


Dubai Food Carnival adds two celebrity chefs to line-up

Dubai Food Carnival, a headline event of this year’s month-long Dubai Food Festival, has added two more international celebrity chefs - both with popular signature restaurants in Dubai. The line-up of leading culinary talent will take part in the family-friendly food, bever


Gulfood to share knowledge vital for food industry growth

Government ministers, top level officials, international industry leaders and food business experts will come together in Dubai to continue global dialogue and knowledge exchange at a leading food and hospitality show. Gulfood 2015 will run from February 8 to 12 at the Dubai Worl

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