Tuesday 27 January 2015

4 Bahrainis die in Kuwait bus crash, 50 injured

Five people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a horrific crash in Kuwait yesterday, involving a bus carrying Bahraini pilgrims. Four of the dead were Bahrainis - a figure the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed late last night despite the accident happening at 8.30am


Drug smugglers jailed for life in Bahrain

Three Bahrainis have been jailed for life for smuggling 110kg of hashish worth millions of dinars into the country. The sailors were arrested after they retrieved the drugs from the seabed on January 3 last year, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pub


Bustan Al-Wataniya in deal to sell distribution rights of SSFL

Bustan Al-Wataniya, a leading distributor of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in Kuwait and a subsidiary of Towell International Holding, has signing a  deal that stipulates selling the distribution rights of a range of food products owned by Saudi Snack Foods Co (SSFL) to United Beverage


Hotbrands International opens Sugoi! in Yas Mall

Leading UAE-based food services company Hotbrands International (HBI) has opened the Japanese ethnic food concept Sugoi!, its first outlet this year, at the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.   This is the fifth Sugoi! outlet  in the HBI portfolio of multi-ethnic food concepts, and


Meat shortage in Bahrain after clamp on imports

A shortage of subsidised meat has hit Bahrain's markets following a ban on chilled imports imposed last week. Traders at the Manama Central Market told that they had been selling out all of their subsidised meat within the first two hours of operation since Saturday after the


Expat bachelors in Manama to be segregated

Segregated areas of Manama will be set aside for single male non-Bahrainis under a new proposal put forward by the Capital Trustees Board. So-called ‘expatriate bachelors’ have variously been accused of harassment, trespass and causing a nuisance by complainants to th


Germany 'stops arms exports to Saudi Arabia'

Germany has decided to stop exporting arms to Saudi Arabia, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said on Sunday, citing government sources as saying the kingdom was "too unstable" for it to be receiving deliveries of weapons. The newspaper said Germany's national se


Etisalat, Intel tie-up to boost education solutions

UAE-based Etisalat Group, a leading telecom operator, is partnering with Intel Corporation to transform education solutions in the region with programmes which consist of a holistic approach. The collaboration was announced at Bett 2015, which took place in London, and formalizes both


McDonald's sees rough weather continuing in 2015

McDonald's, the world's largest fast-food chain, has warned that business will be weak in the first half of 2015 and it is cutting its annual construction budget to the lowest in more than five years as it opens fewer restaurants in struggling markets. With more than 36,0


Obama, world leaders head to Saudi to offer condolences

US President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh's important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist militancy. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry

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