Wednesday 29 July 2015

US approves sale of $5.4bn missiles to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of $5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the sale would benefit a key US partner in the Middle E


Migrant enroute to UK dies in channel tunnel

A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail tunnel has been severely disrupted as mi


Saudi soldier killed in Qatif shooting

Unidentified assailants shot dead a Saudi Arabian soldier in the kingdom's eastern district of Qatif, the official SPA news agency quoted a police spokesperson as saying on Wednesday. Sami Mouawad Awadallah Al Harbi came under fire from a car at 11:30 on Tuesday evening (2030


Scotland food and drink exports to Mena hit $350m

Scottish food and drink exports to the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region grew nearly £225 million ($350.5 million) last year from £188 million the previous year, according to new figures. The Scottish Development International (SDI), the Scottish Government&r


Bahrain PM vows to bring blast perpetrators to justice

The perpetrators of Sitra terrorist attack will be brought to justice and held accountable, Bahrain’s Premier said as he chaired a security meeting at Gudaibiya Palace yesterday (July 28). He was speaking after the blast killed two on-duty policemen and wounded others, repo


UAE educates farmers on methods of preserving dates

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water conduced is continuously strengthening its efforts to advance the country’s agriculture sector in line with its strategic objective of promoting food safety and sustainability of the local agricultural production. Cultivating cr


Two Bahrain policemen killed in bomb attack

Two Bahrain policemen were killed in a terror bomb attack in Sitra area, a Ministry of Interior (MOI) statement said. It said in the ministry's official twitter account that a terror bomb had exploded in Sitra area targeting on-duty policemen which resulted in the martyrdom o


Kerry heads for region to discuss Iran deal, IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share US concerns about China's pursuit of terr


Saudi Arabia slams Iran threats to neighbours

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel  Al Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harbouring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbours. Speaking at a joint news conference with v


Poultry farmers in Bahrain fear income loss

Bahrain's poultry farmers are fearing for their future in the wake of planned subsidy cuts, due to come into effect later this year. They held a crisis meeting yesterday (July 27) in a bid to devise a strategy for keeping prices competitive and the farms profitable, said a re

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