Thursday 24 July 2014

Bahrain King approves tough new traffic law

Bahrain's tough new traffic law, which quadruples some punishments for motoring offences,was ratified by His Majesty King Hamad last night.    The new law prescribes jail terms


Qatar Emir meets Saudi King in Jeddah

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani arrived in Jeddah on Tuesday to meet Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah for talks that focused on the situation in Gaza, according to SPA, the Saudi press agency. A Doha-based source familiar with the matter told Reuters that the pri


Kuwait revokes citizenship of 2 opposition figures

The Kuwaiti government has revoked the citizenship of two opposition figures and some of their relatives, the state news agency reported, in a move that could deepen a political crisis in the country. The move comes after the cabinet last week adopted what it called an "iron


Bahrain to provide homes with smart electricity meters

Bahrain has planned to provide every home in Bahrain with a smart electricity meter.   Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said it 


Qatar to implement new expat worker reforms

Qatar's government has approved some measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers following international criticism over the past year, as the country gears up to host the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament. The steps were announced by Minister of Labour and Social Affa


FutureCard wins Nol smartcard supply deal in UAE

FutureCard, a UAE-based expert in design, manufacture and customisation of all types of smartcards, has won a contract with the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) for the supply of nine million Nol smartcards.   The RFID &ls


Nine-day Eid holiday in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government departments will be closed for nine days from this weekend for Eid holidays and regular weekend holidays. Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start on July 27 and end on July 31 to resume work on August 3, said


Bahrain's Palestinian campaign raises $5.5m

A nationwide campaign in Bahrain extending a lifeline to besieged Palestinians raised $5.5 million on its first day.   Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa launched the telethon on Fri


Bahrain to ban promotional flyers on vehicles

A ban on placing promotional leaflets on people's car windscreens could be introduced across a large swathe of Bahrain.   The proposal is being considered in the Central Governorate, which includes major urban centres su


Saudi 'foils $106bn corrupt land deals'

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Justice has nullified corrupt land dealings worth a massive SR400 billion ($106.6 billion), a report quoting a judge and Shoura Council member said. The Arab News report said Issa Al-Ghaith revealeded the information on his Twitter account.

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