Tuesday 21 October 2014

Arsonists destroy service centre in Bahrain

Arsonists set fire to a technical service centre in the Northern Municipality of Bahrain over the weekend, gutting two whole floors of the building, a report said. The attack, at 10.30pm on Thursday, has left municipality officials with no other choice but to relocate to the othe


Airbus to unveil key security products at Qatar expo

Airbus Defence and Space will showcase its leading homeland security solutions at the Milipol Qatar 2014, a leading trade exhibition dedicated to internal security to be held from October 20 to 22 in Doha. It is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activiti


Kuwait's Asar wins national law firm award

Asar - Al Ruwayeh & Partners, a prominent corporate law firm in Kuwait, said it has won the “National Law Firm of the Year Award” for the sixth consecutive year. The award for 2014 was presented by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), a leading market gu


Iran buyers buy corn as grain import gathers pace

Private importers in Iran bought 95,000 to 120,000 tonnes of corn in the past few weeks, adding to other recent large grain purchases as the country builds up strategic stocks, trade sources said on Friday. The sources said the corn, to be sourced from the Black Sea region, was f


Bahrain naval forces to join training in India

Bahraini naval forces could undergo intensive training in India next year. Representatives of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force yesterday (October 17) met officials from India's Southern Naval Command (SNC), who are on a regional tour to Bahrain, Oman and the UAE to promote the I


ADIB, Reuters select three finalists for ethical awards

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) and Thomson Reuters have selected the finalists for their annual Ethical and Islamic Finance Innovation Awards (EFICA). The shortlist includes a rural development project in Sudan, a crowdsourcing website, and an ethics-focused asset management propo


Egypt govt agrees plan to allow rice exports

Egypt's government has approved plans to allow rice exports, the supplies minister said on Thursday in a move welcomed by traders but carrying terms which could hinder the return of the country's medium-grain rice to the international market. Traders would be allowed to e


US halal firm backs Mideast franchise expo

US-based Midamar Corporation, a leader in Halal food services, is sponsoring the upcoming Middle East Franchise Expo in Dubai, UAE, which will offer unique insights into the international franchise industry. The event, which also includes opportunities for networking with interna


Bahrain to build fresh drinking water well for Syrians

Bahrain will spend $800,000 on a well to provide fresh drinking water for Syrian refugees in Jordan. It will be constructed under the supervision of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and will be part of Bahrain's humanitarian efforts to help refugees fleeing a t


GCC plans to launch joint naval force

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have planned to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defence official said, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighbouring Iran. The new force is expected to be formed in the “coming months”, Major General Ahmad Yuss

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