Thursday 25 August 2016

Iran boats make 'high speed intercept' of US ship

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a US warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a US defence official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, s


Saudi Arabia foils attack on mosque in Qatif

Saudi security forces shot dead a suspected militant who tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. "The man was shot outside a mosque in the town of Um al Hamam and died while being tra


Al Ain Water launches sodium-free bottled water

Al Ain Water, a major bottled water brand in the region, has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of Al Ain Zero, a new sodium-free bottled water variant. “Al Ain Zero comes as our definite answer to a very strong consumer need, critically expanding the opti


Bahrain’s expats shelter sees good response

A government shelter set up to protect expatriate workers in Bahrain is receiving at least 10 cases a day of forced labour, non-payment of wages and potential human trafficking, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Clifford Chance ties up with new law firm in Saudi

Clifford Chance, a leading international law firm, has announced that it has entered into an association with the newly established Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm (AS&H) in Saudi Arabia. The association will commence operations later this year. It will replace the stand


Child suicide bomber kills 51 at wedding: Turkey

A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said. The attack was the deadliest in a series of bombings in Turkey this year, and President Tayyip Erdoga


Arab sustainability efforts in focus at CSR forum

A number of high profile speakers will take part upcoming Arabia CSR Network Forum in Dubai, bringing forth their insights and perspective on CSR and sustainability.   The 7th cycle of the Arabia CSR Forum will be held under the patronage of the League of Arab States on October 19


Iraq hangs 36 people over 2014 killings

Iraq said on Sunday it had hanged 36 militants sentenced to death over the mass killing of hundreds of mainly Shi'ite soldiers at a camp north of Baghdad in 2014. The executions were carried out at a prison in Nasiriya, a city in southern Iraq, state television quoted the Jus


New Bahrain courts to settle commercial rows

Courts for the settlement of commercial and investment disputes in Bahrain will be officially launched on September 1, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


22 killed in suicide bomb attack at Turkish wedding

Twenty-two people were killed and 94 wounded when a suspected suicide bomber targeted a wedding celebration in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday, adding to a surge in violence this week in the mainly Kurdish southeast. Ambulances raced to the scene and video footage from

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