Friday 3 July 2015

Bahrainis urged to stand in joint unity prayer

Sunni and Shi’ite Bahrainis are being urged to stand side by side for Friday prayers amidst terror threats facing the country. A joint noon prayer will be held tomorrow at A’ali Grand Mosque, an initiative spearheaded by the Bahrain Foundation for Reconciliation and C


Volunteers set to monitor localities in Bahrain

A neighbourhood watch network is being set up in Manama after Islamic State (IS) flyers were posted on the walls of a Shi’ite mosque on June 30. Flyers featuring the IS flag were stuck to the walls of the Ayn Al Dar Mosque, near Jidhafs, and also strewn on the ground nearby


Iran uranium stockpile reduced: UN report

Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a US think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations. The International Atomic Energy Age


Dubai Courts opens notary public services centre

Dubai Courts has opened a new centre for notary public services at Al Barsha Mall in Dubai, UAE. The facility is part of its strategic objectives to enable customers to efficiently complete their transactions by saving time and efforts in accessing judicial and legal services acr


Grohe, Sharbatly ‘Turn water into food’ this Ramadan

Grohe, a leading German manufacturer in sanitary fittings, has partnered with H A Sharbatly Foundation ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to ‘Turn water into Food,’ as part of Grohe Water for Life initiative. The initiative, part of Grohe’s global water conserva


Kuwait in 'state of war' after mosque bombing

Kuwait's interior minister said the Gulf country was at war with Islamist militants and would strike out at cells believed to be on its soil. The ultra-radical Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Friday on a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait City wh


UK law firm backs Qatar arbitration summit

London-based Blavo & Co, a leading full service law firm, participated in the recent Qatar and Middle East International Arbitration Summit in Doha both as a delegate and an event sponsor. The party from Blavo & Co held meetings, networked, promoted the firm’s servi


New fishing law planned in Bahrain

A new comprehensive law to organise all aspects of the fishing industry will be drawn up by the Bahrain government. MPs yesterday (June 30) made more than 50 recommendations for the law, which would officially recognise the industry as a profession, said a report in the Gulf


Bahrain sends 910-tonne aid shipment to Yemen

A 910-tonne aid shipment has been dispatched to Yemen by Bahrain’s Royal Charity Organisation (RCO). RCO chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa said the timing and size of the shipment reflects His Majesty King Hamad’s commitment to relieve the suffering of Yemen


New centre to help abuse victims in Bahrain

Counselling sessions and one-on-one assistance will be provided to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Bahrain, with the launch of a crisis management centre. Women Crisis Care International (WCCI) will conduct its first orientation session for 60 nurses tomorrow in co-ordina

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