Monday 25 July 2016

Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. Demonstrators held a cross-pa


Dubai accelarators initiative to draw innovators

Dubai has launched an major initiative designed to support entrepreneurs and innovators to turn their ideas into successful companies. Dubai Future Accelerators, launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive


Erdogan pledges army overhaul in shakeup

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of Turkey's dismissal of outside criticism over


US warns of potential threat to citizens in Jeddah

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a "potential, imminent threat" against US citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners. The notice on the embassy's website provided no other details. "


Erdogan declares three-month state of emergency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state of emergency, which would last thr


Blaze hits Dubai skyscraper, no injuries reported

Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at a 75-storey residential tower in Dubai on Wednesday, the fifth blaze in a skyscraper in the oil-rich UAE in recent years. The fire was completely put out three hours after it started with no injuries reported, the Dubai Media Office s


Yas Mall to host India Independence Day events

Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will host an array of traditional performances and cultural activities for visitors and tourists to mark Indian Independence Day celebrations next month. The events will be held in alignment with Abu Dhabi’s Summer Season activities and will take


Bahrain slams UK, US interference in 'internal matters'

Bahrain has dismissed as "unacceptable interference" statements by the US and Britain criticising its decision to dissolve the main opposition party Al Wefaq because "it deviated from political activities." Bahrain, which hosts the US Fifth Fleet, said a court


Bahrain ranks high in food safety

Bahrain has achieved high ranking for its food safety programmes and crop storage facilities, according to the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2016, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


US agrees $785m bomb sale to UAE against Islamic State

The US State Department has approved the sale of $785 million in bombs to the United Arab Emirates for the US-led campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. A statement said the Defence Security Cooperation Agency, which facilitates

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