Friday 27 March 2015

Kuwait reassures citizens on strategic food stocks

Kuwait has said that its strategic food stocks were at their highest level, in a message designed to reassure citizens after it joined a Saudi-led military operation in Yemen. "We are continually coordinating with the private sector to secure any additional quantities of any


Saudi, Kuwait to strengthen security after Yemen strikes

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia and Gulf Opec ally Kuwait will beef up security around their oil facilities, they said, after they and other Arab allies began a military operation in Yemen. Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck Shi'ite Muslim rebels fighting to ous


Total shrimping ban proposed in Bahrain

A radical proposal to ban shrimp trawling in Bahrain altogether, as well as another to slash the number of fishing licences available, were among recommendations put forward yesterday (March 26) during a crisis meeting between MPs and fishermen. The practise has been blamed for c


Arab ministers to form unified military force

Arab foreign ministers meeting in Egypt agreed a draft resolution yesterday (March 26) to form a unified military force, in a move aimed at countering growing regional security threats. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa headed Bahrain's delegation at the tal


Gulf countries launch ‘Operation Decisive Storm’

Gulf countries have formally entered ‘three-front war’ after Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Bahrain, launched air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to an expert. Operation Decisive Storm was launched yesterday (March 26) morning against Shi'


DEC to showcase innovative initiatives at Dubai expo

The Dubai Economic Council is set to showcase key achievements in the field of innovation and interactive initiatives as part of its vision as a strategic partner of the Dubai government’s decision-making process at a exhibition next week. The third Dubai Government Achieve


Beechcraft wins $27m Iraq military order

US-based Beechcraft Defense has won a $27 million contract from the Iraqi military, which includes supply of one King Air 350 extended range aircraft modified with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability, a report said. The deal also covers two Scorpion ground s


Saudi Arabia, allies launch airstrikes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia launched air strikes in Yemen on Thursday in coalition with Gulf region allies to counter Iran-backed forces besieging the southern city of Aden, where the US-supported Yemeni president had taken refuge. Shortly after the kingdom's ambassador in Washington announ


Yemen tense as Houthis close in on president's Aden base

Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized an air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said. After taking Al Anad air base, the Houthis and their


Fisherman rap shrimping ban extension in Bahrain

Fishermen have protested a government decision to extend Bahrain's seasonal ban on shrimping. The ban is imposed in Bahraini waters from March 15 to July 15, but will now last until September 15 following an order from the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Mini

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