Saturday 29 August 2015

Bahrain agency may be sued over wheat export ban

The Bahrain Flour Mills Company is planning to sue the agriculture and marine resources agency for refusing to grant it permission to export subsidised wheat bran. The agency has claimed that the export of subsidised goods is banned under a Cabinet decision, reported the Gulf Daily News (


Bahrain panel mulls new subsidies proposal

A parliamentary committee in Bahrain in charge of reviewing subsidies policy is considering a comprehensive proposal to redirect subsidies to benefit citizens and small businesses. This would include reducing electricity rates and petrol costs and adding a subsidised basket of about 15 basic


UAE minister visits border crossings to enhance food safety

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water visited the Mazyad and Khatam AL Shukla border posts to inspect the actions and procedures carried out at the Border Crossing upon entry of animal and agricultural consignments to the country.   The move is in line wit


Evacuation alert for Bahrainis after Beirut riots

Diplomats have urged around 40 Bahrainis currently in Lebanon to evacuate in the wake of violent protests taking over the streets of Beirut. Mass demonstrations over an ongoing trash crisis escalated with police clashing with rioters and scores of injuries reported on both sides, said a repor


Bahrain calls for Arab countries to unite

A call for Arab countries to unite in the face of regional threats has gone out from Bahrain. It was issued yesterday (August 24) by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa during a meeting with National Assembly representatives and senior officials at Gudaibiya


Shots fired at Saudi police patrol in Jeddah

Unknown assailants fired on a police patrol in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea city of Jeddah late on Sunday, injuring an officer, the country's official media reported on Monday. Saudi Press Agency quoted an unnamed Makkah police spokesman as saying security forces were investiga


Bahrain detains ex-MP for funding militants

Bahrain has detained a former member of parliament on charges of financing militants, state news agency BNA said. The agency did not name the man but quoted the director of criminal investigations as saying he was held on August 18 after returning from a trip to collect funds in


Bahrain outlines clamp on terror

New regulations will be placed on Bahrainis travelling to conflict zones, as part of efforts to combat terrorism. The Interior Ministry is working on developing criteria to regulate travel to places with armed conflict, particularly in the cases of minors, said a report in the Gulf Daily


UAE forces in Yemen free British hostage

United Arab Emirates forces based in Yemen's port city of Aden have freed a British hostage who had been held by Al Qaeda, state news agency Wam said on Sunday. The hostage, who went missing in February 2014, was taken to Abu Dhabi on a military plane on Saturday night, the a


Dubai food fest to feature barista championship

The upcoming Speciality Food Festival 2015, a major B2B food show in Dubai, UAE  will crown the country’s best barista at the country’s first-ever National Cezve/Ibrik Championship. The event is one of three B2B food shows running at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWT

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