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Dentons wins ‘TMT Legal Adviser of the Year’ award

Dentons’ Middle East TMT team was recognised for its regional strength in the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector by being named 'TMT Legal Adviser of the Year' at the TMT Finance Investment Mena 2015 Awards recently. Organised by international pub

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Agthia posts $16m Q1 net profit, up 22pc

UAE-based Agthia Group, a top F&B company, has posted a net profit of Dh59.2 million ($16.1 million) for the first quarter of 2015, up 22 per cent from the same period in 2014 due to higher sales, improved margins and controlled overheads. Net sales for the period grew 11 per

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Payment kiosk is stolen from store in Bahrain

Two masked men have stolen a bill-payment machine from a market in Hamad Town, Bahrain. The Sadad machine was one of several located around the country where people can pay money to companies and government bodies to settle electricity, water, phone and other bills, said a report

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Bahrain election saboteurs to face jail time and fines

Anyone trying to sabotage Bahrain's national elections could be jailed for two years and fined up to BD2,000 ($5,303) under new rules proposed by the Shura Council. Civil servants would face a tougher punishment of up to three years in jail and fine of BD3,000 if they misuse

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Nepalese community leaders call for donations in Bahrain

An urgent appeal for donations has been launched by the Nepalese community in Bahrain for victims of a deadly earthquake. Officials from the Nepalese Embassy and the Nepali Club gathered last night to co-ordinate efforts in raising funds for people affected by Saturday's magn

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Bahrainis refuse to leave quake-hit Nepal

Several Bahraini citizens are refusing to leave Nepal despite surviving the country's worst earthquake in decades, according to diplomats. More than 50 Bahrainis are believed to be in Nepal, which has been devastated by Saturday's (April 25) magnitude 7.8 earthquake, said

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Fighting escalates across Yemen, first air strikes on Sanaa

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. There were at least five air strikes on mili

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Mazola eyes expansion into non-retail sector

Mazola, one of the pioneers of healthy and quality food products in the Middle East, plans to expand its business into the growing non-retail sector, a top official said. After starting the year with the Product of the Year Award, the brand participated in the recently concluded

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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital, ships shell Aden

At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said. The bombings were the first raids on Sanaa since

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Dubai Customs seizes 9.2 kg of heroin at DXB

Dubai Customs at Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 recently foiled a bid to smuggle in 9.2 kg of pure heroin, which was found skilfully concealed in the lining of an Asian passenger’s bag. “It all started when DC’s inspection team at the terminal rece

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