Thursday 26 May 2016

Iconic planes on display at Bahrain exhibition

A new exhibition celebrating the strong civil and military aviation heritage between Bahrain and the United Kingdom will open at the Bahrain National Museum tomorrow (May 23). The exhibition is supported by BAE Systems and the UK’s RAF Museum.   Shaikha


Algosaibi to acknowledge claims for settlement

Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers (Ahab) has recently written to a large number of financial institutions with claims against it to confirm the amounts that Ahab is willing to acknowledge for the purposes of the settlement process it initiated in May 2014. Ahab and the five-me


IS calls for attacks on the West during Ramadan

A new message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State calls on followers to launch attacks on the United States and Europe during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which begins in early June. "Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad. Get prepared, be ready .


Indian PM Modi to visit Qatar next month

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day visit to energy-rich Qatar, the first by an Indian Premier in the last eight years, starting from June 4, said a report. During the visit, Modi will hold extensive talks with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on a


Russia urges joint US air strikes on Syria rebels

Russia has proposed to the U.S.-led coalition that they stage joint air strikes on Syrian rebels, including militant Islamist group Nusra Front, who are not observing a ceasefire, but the US responded coolly on Friday. Such action would begin as of May 25 and be co-ordinated with


Food prices could double over demand, water scarcity

Swelling populations and demand for food combined with ever scarcer water and land resources could lead to a doubling of food prices and trigger civil unrest in some developing countries, a new report says. Demand for food with a higher environmental impact, such as meat, has sur


Ramadan 'likely to start on June 6'

Ramadan is likely to start on June 6, Bahrain Astronomical Society (BAS) chairman professor Dr Waheeb Al Naser has predicted, according to a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister newspaper. To read further, please visit


Over 50 global brands for RAK franchise expo

More than 50 international brands and new business concepts will be on display at the upcoming RAK International Franchise & Conference Expo (RAKIFCE), which aims to open up franchise opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Organised by Apex Middle East, the first edition of RA


Blumberg Grain to sign wheat silos deal with Algeria in weeks

Blumberg Grain is looking to sign a deal within the coming weeks with Algeria's state grain agency OAIC to build high-tech wheat silos that can store up to 1 million tonnes of the grain. "We are looking to sign something within the next few weeks, before the start of Ram


Almarai, KKR eye Abu Dhabi food company stake

US private equity firm KKR and Saudi dairy company Almarai are among four rival groups shortlisted to bid for a majority stake in Abu Dhabi-based National Food Products Company, sources said, highlighting the appeal of the Gulf food and dairy sector. With young, fast-growing popu

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