Friday 28 August 2015

Angola's capital the 'most expensive city' for expats

Despite being recognised as a relatively inexpensive city, the cost of imported goods and safe living conditions in the country are available at a steep price, said Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living Survey.   The survey included 2017 cities across five continents


Abu Dhabi Police gears up for hunting, equestrian expo

The Abu Dhabi Police is stepping up its preparations ahead of the 13th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex 2015).    The event, which is organised by the Emirates Falconers' Club (EFC), will be hosted by Abu Dhabi National


International forum to tackle Iran’s terror role

A Bahraini delegation is gearing up to take part in an international conference in October as part of a campaign against Iranian terrorism in the region. Members of Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS) and Al Karama Society will take part in the first anti-terror conference, which is pa


Stage set for top security summit in Bahrain

Bahrain will host the 11th regional security summit (IISS Manama Dialogue 2015) from October 30 to November 1. It will be organised by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in co-operation with the Foreign Ministry, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our s


Saudi King to meet Obama at White House on Sept 4

Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet President Barack Obama at the White House on September 4, the White House said, as Washington and Riyadh seek to shore up relations after a period of tension mainly over a US-led nuclear deal with Iran.   It will be the k


Israeli air strikes target Hamas over rocket hits

Israel launched an air strike against a Hamas facility on Thursday in response to a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said. No one was hurt in the night-time rocket attack on southern Israel, the army said in a statement. There were no immediate reports of any ca


Fire risk as tonnes of bran left at Bahrain port

Millions of kilos of highly combustible material that has been left at one of Bahrain’s main ports could go up in flames at any moment, it has been claimed. The Bahrain Flour Mill (BFM) has been stockpiling 60,000 bags of bran, weighing a total of 2.4 million kilograms, at the Mina Salm


Bahrain tops in living standards ranking in Arab region

Bahrain has been named the favourite in the Arab region among expats in many respects, according to a report.   The Expat Insider 2015 'The Best & Worst Places for Expats in 2015' ranked the kingdom 17th globally, while Ecuador remained at the top, f


France, Egypt in talks over helicopter carriers

France is in talks to sell two Mistral helicopter carriers to Egypt after their sale to Russia was cancelled earlier this month, two sources close to the matter said on Wednesday. Cairo has sought to boost its military power in the face of a two-year-old insurgency based across t


Saudi intercepts Scud missile from Yemen

Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday but the Saudi military said it intercepted it and retaliated with air strikes on Yemeni territory. Residents in Yemen's capital Sanaa reported hearing a big roar

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