Sunday 29 March 2015

Bahraini woman completes ‘Ironman’ NZ contest

Gulf Aluminum Rolling Mill Company (Garmco), a Bahrain-based international aluminum rolling mill and downstream aluminum facility in the Middle East, sponsored May Al Haji in the ‘Ironman’ New Zealand competition held earlier this month. The competition consisted of a


Maid in Bahrain stranded in row with sponsor

A housemaid who claims she was not paid for a year, locked up without food, physically abused and prevented from speaking to her family is now stranded in Bahrain because her employer won't authorise her return home. Nazifah Nabunnya, 24, from Uganda, arrived here in December


New call to ban pork products in Bahrain

Fresh calls to ban pork products in Bahrain and criminalise their sale have gone out by a senior member of parliament (MP). Abdulla Bin Howail wants Cabinet to place a ban on the sale, import, export, production and possession of pork products, said a report in the Gulf Daily


Bahrain vice ring suspects arrested in Nepal

A human trafficking ring operating in Nepal reportedly forced women to work as dancers in nightclubs in Bahrain, it has emerged. The women from villages in Nepal were ‘recruited’ by middle-men who promised them jobs with good pay in Middle Eastern and African countrie


Financial, administrative violations drop 25pc in Bahrain

The incidence of financial and administrative violations have dropped 25 per cent last year in Bahrain compared with 2013, according to the latest Financial Audit Bureau report. The gross violations reported to the Public Prosecution for legal action dropped by 80 per cent, while


Saudi warns Arab action if Yemen peace bid fails

Arab countries will take necessary measures to protect the region against "aggression" by Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi group if a peaceful solution cannot be found to that country's turmoil, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said on Monday. The Houthis and


Tougher punishments in Bahrain anti-terror clamp

People in Bahrain who promote or glorify terrorist acts could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined BD5,000 ($13,255) as part of tougher punishments. The proposed amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Law will also apply to those who obtain leaflets or publications declaring such acti


Gulfood opens doors for multi-billion dollar trade

Gulfood 2015, a leading global gateway for foodstuff commodities trade which concluded in Dubai, UAE, is expected to generate show-floor trading and year-round legacy sales numbering in the billions of US dollars. Spanning more than 127,000 sq m of exhibition space, including a 2


Quake hits Kuwait-Iran border

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit areas along Kuwait’s border with Iran at about 8am yesterday, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research said. Jolts were also experienced in some parts of Kuwait at 14:23 pm local time (11:23 GMT). However, there were no

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