Sunday 29 November 2015

Saudi municipal election campaign begins

Campaigning for the historic December 12 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia begins today (November 29). The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has taken many steps to ensure free, effective and convenient campaigning, Hamad Al-Omar, executive committee member and media head


Bahrain summons Iran diplomat

Bahrain’s Foreign Ministry yesterday (November 28) summoned Iranian acting charge d’affaires Hameed Shafe’e Zad in protest against recent statements by his country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Under-secretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla handed o


French PM calls on Gulf to accept more Syrian refugees

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called on the Gulf states to accept more refugees fleeing Syria, saying that a "humanitarian disaster" could erupt in the Balkans if Europe does not control its borders. "I'll say it again, Europe cannot accept all the ref


Bahrain MPs to back new terror law

The MPs are set to vote this week on a new tough anti-terror law in Bahrain. The vote will take place during Tuesday’s session on amendments brought by a law decree that toughen punishments to protect society from terrorism, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publicat


Bahrain Premier admitted to hospital for tests

Bahrain's HRH Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa was taken to hospital on Friday night but was in stable condition, state news agency BNA said. "The Prime Minister entered the hospital this evening for medical tests, which were reassuring and culminated


Licensing system wins top e-Government award

Bahrain’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry’s Business Licensing Integrated System (BLIS) has won the best e-Government service for business sector award. Deputy Premier Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa gave the award to Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed Al


US using sex, money to infiltrate Iran: Khamenei

The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. The remarks by Khamenei, who has the last word on matters of state, followed a wave of


Activists submit petition on Jaafari Family Law to UN

A petition calling for a Family Law for Bahrain’s Shi’ite community was submitted to a United Nation’s (UN) office yesterday (November 25), coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Spearheaded by the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Soci


GCC eGovernment event opens in Bahrain

The fourth GCC eGovernment Award Conference and Exhibition was inaugurated today (November 25) by Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT).   The two-


Attack on Tunisian presidential guard kills 12

A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. Ambulances rushed wounded from the scene and security forces closed off streets ar

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