Monday 22 December 2014

Kuwaiti ship, Egyptian fishing boat collide killing 13

Egypt has ordered an investigation into an accident in which a Kuwaiti container ship and a fishing vessel collided in the Red Sea in an incident that killed 13 Egyptians. A statement from the prosecutor's office said initial enquiries showed the fishing boat capsized after i


New national water strategy for Bahrain discussed

Plans for a long-term national strategy to preserve and optimise Bahrain's water resources were revealed yesterday (December 15). This came as His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting, in the presence of His Roy


Round Table Pizza opens first outlet in Bahrain

Round Table Pizza, an American pizza restaurant known for gourmet quality and fresh innovation, has opened its first restaurant in Bahrain in partnership with Al Mahroos Foods. The restaurant is located within Al Raya Mall in Juffair and caters to dine in, take-out and delivery c


Fifa under pressure over publishing of full Garcia report

Fifa's executive committee will next week receive a proposal from a member asking for the Garcia report into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups to be published in full, German news agency DPA reported. Fifa published the agenda for this month's exco meeting


CIA torture report ‘not surprising’

Bahrainis previously imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay say a controversial report exposing CIA torture techniques comes as no surprise having experienced the horror of illegal American interrogation techniques first hand. Adel Kamal Hajee '“ who was known as inmate 060 at Gu


Bahrain announces National Day holidays

Ministries, government departments and public establishments in Bahrain will close on Tuesday and Wednesday to mark National Day and the 15th anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad’s Accession. HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday (December 13) i


Bahrain King to open new National Assembly

Bahrain’s His Majesty King Hamad will open the new-look National Assembly today (December 14) at 3pm, marking the start of its four-year legislative term, a report said. Forty elected MPs and another 40 appointed Shura Council members will be present for the ceremony at the


Bahrain base for GCC counter-terrorism force

Preparation for a Gulf strike force to combat terrorism and armed confrontation has been completed by GCC member states, a report said, adding that the force will be a headquartered in Bahrain. The Gulf states have already finalised lists of officers and soldiers to be involved i


Coca-Cola launches novel campaign in Lebanon

The Coca-Cola Company recently launched its award winning ‘Share a Coke’ campaign in Lebanon; the first country across Levant and Gulf countries to witness the groundbreaking campaign. The roll out of the campaign in Lebanon demonstrates Coca-Cola's firm belief in


Over 300 killed in Syria 'hell cannons' attack

Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group said on Friday, condemning the use of the wildly inaccurate weapons. Two-thirds of the deaths, or 203 people, were in the norther

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