Tuesday 21 October 2014

HFZA participates in humanitarian conference

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), aiming to support the World Food Programme's (WFP) humanitarian efforts to alleviate global hunger, sponsored and participated in the three-day Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference and Exhibition (GHAC) 2014 that concluded in Geneva, Switzerland recen


Saudi sentences outspoken cleric to death: brother

A Saudi judge on Wednesday sentenced to death an outspoken Shi'ite Muslim cleric whose arrest two years ago prompted deadly protests, the cleric's brother said on his Twitter account. Sheikh Nimr Al Nimr was detained in July 2012 after backing mass protests that erupted i


20-year expat residency cap proposed in Kuwait

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has proposed a residency cap of a maximum of ten years, that can be renewed only once, for all expatriates working in the country, according to a report. The conditions imply that no foreigner can stay in Kuwait for more than 20 years, said the Gulf News


Tripoli's new rulers take over govt, oil websites

A self-declared government set up by an armed group that seized the Libyan capital in August has taken over the websites of the state administration and the national oil company, adding to confusion over who is running the country. With Libya's official government and parliam


Former GFH executive in new claim against accusers

A Briton being held in Dubai, UAE, on suspicion of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering has lodged another counterclaim against his Bahrain-based accusers. Last week, the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, reported that former Gulf Finance House Capital (


GCC-UK join hands to face challenges

The GCC countries and Britain reiterated the importance of enhancing relations and dialogue to address regional challenges including the threat of terrorism. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa led Bahrain's delegation to the fourth GCC-UK Ministerial Meeting

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