Sunday 26 April 2015

PF Chang’s opens first outlet in Qatar

PF Chang’s, an award-winning Asian bistro, opened its doors today at Villagio Mall in Doha, Qatar. The new restaurant expands the choice of locations in cities across the Middle East. PF Chang’s is a casual restaurant offering full service Asian-inspire


More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, death toll tops 550

Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue. Saudi Arabia says it is winding down its month-old bombing operation agains


Bahrain to install more CCTVs in public places

Bahrain government plans to install surveillance cameras in public places across the Southern Governorate in a bid to put an end to growing acts of vandalism, said a report. Under the plans, which have been presented to officials at the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Af


Iran moves ships, easing tensions near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian naval and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, and this should ease US concerns, a Pentagon spokesman said. The Iranian state news agency IRNA, however, quoted I


Gates Foundation approves emergency funding for Yemen

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $800,000 for the International Medical Corps (IMC), a leading global first responder, to deliver emergency relief through the 78 health facilities it supports across Yemen, including 10 mobile medical units. The Gate


Bahrain expo inspired by famous fable opens

An exhibition inspired by famous tale Kalila and Dimna opened yesterday (April 23) at the Bahrain National Museum. The Fables Across Time exhibit will run until September 30, and is being held in collaboration with the Children's Museum of Indianapolis in the US, said a repor


Bahrain directs humanitarian relief for Yemen

A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part. This was revealed yesterday (April 23) by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who was addressing a press conference at Bahrain Intern


Dewa organises workshop with Saudi Exports

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised today (April 23) a workshop with the Saudi Export Development Authority (Seda) the second day of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment (Wetex 2015) in Dubai, UAE. The session, which also included, Saudi Electricity Compa


Raft race in Bahrain raises funds for disadvantaged children

More than BD35,000 ($92,289) has already been raised for disadvantaged children in the run-up to one of Bahrain's biggest charity events this weekend. The 39th annual Raft Race, organised by the Rotary Club of Salmaniya, will see 32 teams compete against each other at the Al


Political reconciliation 'key to defeating Islamic State'

Islamic State (IS) militants cannot be defeated by military action alone, according to a leading expert. Mokhtar Lamani, who is former UN political representative in Syria and former Arab League representative in Iraq, said the terrorist organisation would easily re-adapt and for

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