Friday 30 January 2015

Chile to showcase dry fruit and nut products at Gulfood

Chile is set to present its dry and dehydrated fruit and nut export products at leading Middle Eastern food fair, Gulfood 2015, in Dubai, UAE, next month. The country is the sixth biggest producer of unshelled walnuts and the second biggest producer of dehydrated plums, said a st


'Biased' rights report on Bahrain rapped

A report from an international human rights group criticising Bahrain's judiciary has been branded politically motivated and biased. The 635-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) World Report 2015, released yesterday (January 29), provided an annual review of global human rights prac


Three jailed for hiding fugitives in Bahrain

Harbouring fugitives in a Bani Jamra flat has landed a trio of Bahrainis behind bars in the kingdom. The men, aged 20, 27 and 33, were sentenced to three years in jail by the High Criminal Court yesterday (January 29) after being found guilty of running a house that sheltered at


Bahraini roadshow group set to form society

Organisers of a roadshow promoting Bahrain's religious tolerance and culture will unite to form a society. It will continue roaming the world to showcase Bahrain's culture, but as a registered society comprising Bahrainis and expatriates, said Bahrain Federation of Expatr


Alert as deadly Black Widow spiders spotted in Bahrain

Health inspectors are back out hunting for potentially deadly Black Widow spiders eight months after the venomous arachnids were last spotted in Bahrain. A concerned British mother-of-two, who lives in a compound near Budaiya Botanical Garden, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN),


Bateel signs partnership deal with L Capital Asia

Bateel, a Gulf-based gourmet food company and owner of the iconic gourmet date confectionery boutiques and premium cafes, has signed a new partnership with L Capital Asia, an Asian private equity fund sponsored by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Bateel is a homegrown Saudi


Reem Al Bawadi to offer franchise opportunities at Gulfood

Reem Al Bawadi Restaurant and Café, a themed family restaurant that is renowned for its authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, is set to offer franchising opportunities at the upcoming Gulfood 2015. The event will run from February 8 to 12 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Obama seeks close ties with new Saudi king

US President Barack Obama sought to cement ties with Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects on Tuesday after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a US-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security. Deputy National Secu


Oman inks deals worth $170m to lift aquaculture

Oman’s Ministry of Housing has signed three agreements worth RO66 million ($170.7 million) which will help boost aquaculture production in the Sultanate from 353 tonnes in 2013 to 7,330 tonnes per year, a report said. The first usufruct agreement Arabian Marine Development


4 Bahrainis die in Kuwait bus crash, 50 injured

Five people were killed and more than 50 others injured in a horrific crash in Kuwait yesterday, involving a bus carrying Bahraini pilgrims. Four of the dead were Bahrainis - a figure the Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed late last night despite the accident happening at 8.30am

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