Tuesday 30 June 2015

Dunkin’ Donuts serves up special line for Ramadan

Leading coffee and baked goods chain Dunkin’ Donuts are serving up specially designed star and crescent-shaped donuts, to mark the holy month of Ramadan. These special donuts are available across all Dunkin’ Donuts outlets in the UAE, said a statement.


Kuwaiti mosque hit by suicide attack, at least 8 hurt

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Kuwaiti Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, wounding at least eight people, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida said on social media. The newspaper said the attack targeted Imam Al-Sadeq Mosque in the Sawaber district.


330 smugglers stopped from entering Bahrain this year

More than 330 drug smugglers were stopped from entering Bahrain in the first five months of this year. This was revealed by Interior Ministry Anti-Narcotics Directorate head Colonel Mubarak bin Huwail, who said increased co-ordination between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia was helping


Driver paid $600 for transporting bomb-making equipment

A bus driver was paid $600 to transport a suitcase containing bomb-making equipment, including 140 detonators, into the country on a passenger bus via the King Fahad Causeway, a court heard. The 31-year-old is among five Bahrainis standing trial at the High Criminal Court, where


UN urges more shipments to Yemen amid famine threat

The United Nations Security Council and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien have pushed for more aid and commercial access to Yemen, where a near total blockade by Saudi Arabia has slowed shipments to the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country to a trickle. O'Brien said 80 per cent


Iran’s support of armed groups ‘a major threat’

Iranian support of armed opposition groups in Bahrain combined with the threat of extremists returning from Iraq and Syria pose a major challenge to the country’s national security. This was highlighted by the Bahrain Embassy in Washington DC in its “Interior Ministry


Mazola announces new brand ambassador

Mazola, a multinational food processing and retailing company, has appointed a well-known chef, Hatun Madani, as its new brand ambassador. Madani embodies the vision of Mazola at its best – living a healthy and high-spirited lifestyle, said a senior company official.


UAE officer, Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen shelling

Shelling by Yemen's Houthi militia killed four soldiers from Saudi Arabia and the UAE stationed on Yemen's border wth the kingdom, Saudi state media reported early on Thursday. The Houthis have stepped up attacks on the kingdom's border posts in recent weeks, despite


Clifford Chance advises SGS on IPO, listing

UK-based Clifford Chance, a multinational law firm, advised Saudi Ground Services (SGS), the largest airport ground handler in Saudi Arabia, on its recent initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Saudi Stock Exchange. The IPO was undertaken through the sale of 30 per cent


Kuwait passes law to regulate domestic helpers

Kuwait’s parliament has unanimously passed the first-ever legislation to regulate the status of thousands of mainly Asian domestic helpers. The new law grants the 600,000 domestic helpers in Kuwait a 12-hour working day, a day off once a week, and 30 days’ annual leav

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