Friday 19 September 2014

Bahrain ranks high on global happiness list

Bahrain is one of the happiest countries in the world, according to a new report. In its State of Global Well-Being Index for 2013, pollsters Gallup Healthways concluded that Bahrain ranked joint 13th in the world - alongside Australia, Malta and the UK - for percentage of the po


Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries up 7pc

Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries hit 820,000, 60-kg bags of coffee during the seven months ending in July, up seven per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to a report. The latest Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council report said that Brazil’s


Americana shareholder reviewing its stake

Kuwait Food (Americana) asked for its shares to be suspended on the Kuwaiti bourse on Wednesday after its main shareholder said it was reviewing its portfolio, including its stake in the firm. Americana said Al Khair National for Stocks and Real Estate Co was working with unident


Growing seafood consumption in GCC in focus

The GCC’s rising per capita seafood consumption will come under the microscope at a top Dubai event, where a host of regional and international aquaculture companies will showcase the latest technologies. The Seafex 2014 will take place from November 9 to 11 at the Dubai Wo


BAE awards contract to train Oman military pilots

BAE Systems has awarded US-based L-3 Communications a contract to develop a training programme for pilots of Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) to operate BAE’s advanced jet trainer aircraft. L-3 Communications’ Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) business will deve


Children in Bahrain exposed to online threats

Hundreds of children and young adults in Bahrain have admitted to sharing personal details online with people that they do not know. In a recent survey conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), almost half of the 3,400 children and young adults questioned sa


Middle East states to join air strikes against Islamic State

Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. US Secretary of State John K


Kuwait tops ME in global food security index

Kuwait, with a worldwide ranking of 28, has topped the Middle East countries in the 2014 Global Food Security Index. DuPont and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently released the Global Food Security Index to which Kuwait and the UAE were added this year. UAE was ranked


Dubai to showcase unique art vehicles

The world's most expensive art bicycle, the Cosmic Star-Cruiser Artbike which is valued at $2 million, will be showcased at the Big Boys Toys 2014 this October in Dubai, UAE. The Artbike, a hand painted luxury art piece by internationally renowned artist Jack Armstrong, was unveile


Fitness First launches in Kuwait

Fitness First, a leading health and fitness club chain, has launched its latest health club in Kuwait at Sama Sulaibikhat. The premium health club, owned and operated by Landmark Leisure and Hospitality Services, provides separate facilities for men and women. The men’s

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