Saturday 25 April 2015

GCC organic farming market seen at $1.5bn

The organic farming in the GCC is set to reach $1.5 billion by 2018, driven by evolving consumer tastes and change in health habits, said a top official, who led a delegation to participate in the recent Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition in London. “The gradu


ASAR takes part in debt capital market forum in Bahrain

ASAR - Al Ruwayeh and Partners, a leading Bahrain corporate law firm, took part in a debt capital market forum recently organised by the Gulf Bond and Sukuk Association. The forum, titled ‘Debt Capital Market Opportunities for Mid-sized Companies, The Next Wave?’ was


Abu Dhabi police arrest man with 24kg of drugs

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested a Pakistani man on suspicion of possessing and intending to sell 24 kilograms of hashish and heroin in the Mussafah industrial area of the UAE capital. Brigadier Omair Al Muhairi, director of Police Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said: “The s


Bahraini smokers rap new sheesha cafe timings

Smokers have spoken out against a new decision to regulate timings of sheesha cafes across Bahrain. The Bahrainis told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, the move would ruin a "cultural pastime", while others feared it could jeopardise friendshi


Egyptian warships arrive in Bahrain for joint drill

Egyptian warships and fighter aircraft arrived in Bahrain yesterday (April 21), to take part in the joint military exercise 'Hamad 1'. The drill, which engages Egyptian armed forces, reflects historic relations between the two countries and peoples, led by His Majesty Kin


Saudi Arabia ends air campaign in Yemen

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a political solution to bring peace to its war-ravaged neighbour. Iran, which has supported the fellow Shi'ite


Fatburger eyes expansion in Mena region

All-American international burger chain Fatburger is planning to expand its presence with more restaurants across the GCC in the coming months. Andy Wiederhorn, global chief executive officer, said: “The chain is committed to its sustained investment plan in the Middle East


Organisations ‘must innovate to stay ahead of competition’

Organisations of today’s fast changing world must innovate to be able to stand out and stay ahead of competition both in the present and into the future, according to an expert. Speaking at the Dubai Global Convention’s 25th World Congress on Leadership for Business E


Dubai Smart Govt launches ‘Happiness Meter’

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has launched a Happiness Meter for 14 government entities, which will enable customers can rate their happiness experience while using the government websites, apps or in person. The 14 Dubai government entities who have so far activated th


Saudi Arabia on alert over 'oil, mall attack'

Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed t

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