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Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for arms

US President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. Obama and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al

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New push to evict labourers in Bahraini neighbourhood

Councillors want to evict expat labourers from their homes in the south of the country in a bid to woo Bahraini families back to their old neighbourhoods. The Southern Municipal Council has submitted the proposal to relocate foreign workers to the Works, Municipalities and Urban

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Youssef bin Ahmed Kanoo Awards presented in Bahrain

The eighth Youssef bin Ahmed Kanoo Awards were presented to the winners last night at a ceremony at the Gulf Hotel Conference Centre in Bahrain held under the patronage of Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. Egyptian citizen and Saudi Umm Al Qura University liter

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New sheesa cafe timings in Bahrain backed

A decision to close sheesha cafes in Bahrain at midnight has sparked uproar among business owners and councillors. However, the move taken last week by the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry and Interior Ministry was yesterday (April 20) endorsed by the Cab

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US sends more warships near Yemen

The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt an

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Egypt's Edita signs $12m deal with Hostess Brands

Egyptian foodmaker Edita signed two contacts worth $12 million with US-based Hostess Brands to buy the manufacturing rights of 11 new products and expand distribution, it said in a statement on Monday. Hostess, is one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of breads and

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Emirates ID to add five new languages to website

The Emirates Identity Authority is set to add five more languages – Malayalam, Urdu, Tagalog, Russian and Mandarin - to its website, offering information and guidance on procedures. This is in addition to the two languages already in place, Arabic and English, said a statem

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Saudi on alert over possible oil or 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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Mambo Pizza rolls out expansion plans in GCC

Mambo Pizza, a leading Italian Pizza Championship holder, has consulted Francorp Middle East to expand its business across GCC and worldwide through franchising. A second unit was created in order to expand its area of coverage and reduce the waiting time for customers, said a st

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New human rights strategy planned in Bahrain

A new national strategy for human rights in Bahrain is being spearheaded by parliament. Meetings with the Foreign and Interior Ministries, the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR), the Public Prosecution, the Interior Ministry Ombudsman and other organisations are due to

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