Thursday 27 November 2014

Dubai has 'enough steel to back 2020 projects'

The steel market in Dubai, UAE, has enough capacity to support the new wave of infrastructure developments that are being planned in runup to Expo 2020, said an expert. The technologies and capacity to cater to this requirement immediately are in place and operating,” remar


High voter turnout for Bahrain elections

More than 51 per cent of Bahrain's electorate turned out to vote in yesterday's (Novemebr 22) parliamentary and municipal council elections, Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa said. A total of 51.5 per cent cast their ballots


World's first fulvic water debuts in Dubai

BLK, an American brand of bottled mineral-water (beverage) containing fulvic acid, has entered the Middle East with a debut launch in Dubai, UAE. Said to be the first-ever fulvic-enhanced all-natural mineral water, BLK has striking black colour. The unusual hue is the result of f


Fifa ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

Fifa ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed. They decided on Thursday that Garcia's report on his inv


Bahrain national elections open today

Polling stations across Bahrain opened this morning (November 22) to more than 340,000 nationals eligible to cast their ballots in the national elections, a report said. Voting is taking place across the country's 53 polling stations with 10 each located in the Southern and C


US, Iran explore ways to break nuclear deadlock

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign M


Egypt buys 60,000 tonnes of wheat from France

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said it had bought 60,000 tonnes of wheat from France in a tender for shipment on December 21 to 31. Egypt, the world's biggest state importer of wheat, bought from grain group Soufflet at a p


Bahrain fares better in this year's Global Slavery Index

Bahrain has fared better than many of its GCC counterparts in a ranking of countries based on the percentage of the population estimated to be in a state of modern day slavery. The Global Slavery Index 2014, released this week by international anti-slavery organisation the Walk F


$60bn worth food wasted annually in Mena region

Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region wastes food worth at a cost of over $60 billion dollars annually, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). That comes up to around 250 kg of food is discarded per individual every year. The United Natio


‘Hard to reach Iran nuke deal by Nov 24’

It now appears difficult to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran by a Nov. 24 deadline but it is not impossible, US Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken told lawmakers. "Right now, I think it's going to be difficult to get to where we want to go. It'

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