Sunday 30 August 2015

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


Bahrain offers new identity cards facility

People applying online can now have their identity cards delivered home in Bahrain, said a report in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.  


Egypt sentences Brotherhood leader to life

An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and other prominent Brotherhood figures to life in prison on Saturday over an attack on a police station in 2013, judicial sources said, part of a sustained crackdown on the group. The assault was part of a wave


Iran unveils new missile with 500 km range

Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles) and it said military might was a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy. The defence ministry's unveiling of the solid-


Women allowed to partake in Saudi vote

Saudi Arabia will allow women to participate as voters and candidates for the third municipal elections scheduled to be held on December 12. The kingdom has also changed the age of the eligible voters from 21 to 18, said a statement of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washing


Bahraini pilgrims warned to abide by rules

More than 3,500 people from Bahrain, who have planned to travel to Makkah next month to perform Haj, have been warned to abide by the new rules as part of increased security measures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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