Tuesday 30 June 2015

Israel, Palestinians to investigate Gaza warcrimes

Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides. During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by


DI backs social initiatives during Ramadan

Dubai Investments (DI), a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market [DFM], has reinforced its commitment to help the lesser privileged sections of the community by supporting a number of social initiatives during Ramadan. As part of its outreach, DI and its


Emirati woman gets death for US teacher's murder

A UAE court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday for killing an American teacher in December, al Arabiya television reported. The woman, said by police to have become radicalised over the internet, killed a kindergarten teacher identified as Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a


Security cameras installed at Bahrain mosques

Security cameras will be installed at Bahrain’s mosques amid a heightening of security following deadly bombings in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, it has emerged. Mosques will also be closed after each prayer session so that caretakers can sweep places of worship for suspicious o


Kuwait identifies mosque bomber as Saudi, detains driver

Kuwait on Sunday identified a suicide bomber who carried out the country's worst militant attack as a Saudi citizen and said it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shi'ite mosque where he killed 27 people. The interior ministry named the bomber as Fa


Zayt Zaytoon opens new branch in Bahrain

Lebanese restaurant chain Zayt Zaytoon has opened a new branch in the Arad district of Bahrain. Fakhro Group chairman Dr Esam Abdulla Fakhro inaugurated the restaurant in the presence of director Ahmed Esam Fakhro and Mohammad Fakhro, the chairman of SunCity Ventures, the owner o


Kuwait mosque attack survivor tells of ordeal

A Bahrain survivor of a suicide attack on a packed mosque in Kuwait City that left 27 people dead and more than 200 injured has described his ordeal. Shaikh Saud Mohammed Ali Al Saeed, 62, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, how he was just finishing prayers a


Kuwait detains driver of bomber’s vehicle

Kuwait has detained the driver of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday. The interior ministry said the driver of the Japanese-made car, who left the mosque imm


Palestinians submit first case material against Israel in ICC

 The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict. The move may leave Israel in a quanda


GCC gets more assertive as Iran nears nuclear pact

Gulf states have long feared a sanctions-free Iran and as a nuclear agreement edges closer they have become more aggressive in preparing for a resurgence of their main regional foe, said experts. The biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism

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