Friday 22 May 2015

Bahrain’s King named best Arab national personality

His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain has been chosen as the Best Arab National Personality for 2015. The Arab Creators Union (ACU) chose His Majesty for the honour in tribute to his influential role in the Arab arena, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister p


Xavi quits Barca for Qatar after 17 seasons

Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed on Thursday he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season and has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd after a glittering career stretching over 17 seasons. The 35-year-old former Spain international, who signed up with Barc


Expat businessmen in Bahrain seek special visas for families

Asian businessmen in Bahrain have called for long-term multiple entry visit visas to be introduced for their families. The suggestion was put forward at the second open meeting of the Bahrain Asian Traders Committee (BATC) held yesterday (May 20) at the Bahrain Chamber of Commerc


US set to deliver anti-tank arms to Iraq

The United States plans to deliver 1,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq in June to combat Islamic State suicide bombings like those that helped the group seize Ramadi, a senior US State Department official said on Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the m


Meat prices may double in Bahrain say experts

Proposed government cuts could result in the price of subsidised meat more than doubling in Bahrain, according to experts. The government on Monday (May 18)  announced plans to reduce spending by BD386 million ($1.01 billion) by axing meat subsidies, reducing subsidies for o


DuPont highlights food security at Expo Milan

DuPont recently joined public and private sector leaders at Expo Milan 2015 to share examples of rural and urban innovations that address the global food security challenge. During the event, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) unveiled the results of the DuPont-sponsored 2015


Iraq deploys tanks in move to retake Ramadi

Iraqi security forces on Tuesday deployed tanks and artillery around Ramadi to confront Islamic State fighters who have captured the city in a major defeat for the Baghdad government and its Western backers. After Ramadi fell on Sunday, Shi'ite militiamen allied to the Iraqi


Bahrain-Russia to step up military co-operation

Bahrain and Russia have agreed to step up military co-operation to promote stability in the region. The move was backed by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa who said that there are even wider horizons for increasing Bahraini-Russian co-operati


Insurgents seize army base, tighten grip in Syria

Insurgents seized an army base in northwestern Syria from the military on Tuesday, compounding a series of setbacks for President Bashar al-Assad at the hands of rebel groups believed to have received extra backing from his regional enemies. The capture came as a top aide to Iran


Molten Me opens outlet in Dubai

Leading dessert brand Molten Me has opened its second outlet in the UAE after Abu Dhabi, in Dubai. Conceptualised by two women entrepreneurs, the brand has become renowned within a very short time. The outlet situated at Wasl Vita on Al Wasl was formally inaugurate

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