Saturday 10 October 2015

US warns govts, bankers Iran sanctions still in place

The Obama administration has privately reminded foreign governments and US bankers that sanctions against Iran remain in effect, cautioning against a rush by Western companies to invest in Iran's oil industry and other businesses until the country fully complies with the July nuclear agreem


Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday.   The Guards said General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night a


India demands justice as Saudi employer chops off maid's arm

India's foreign ministry called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to ensure swift justice after a Saudi Arabian employer was accused of chopping off the arm of an Indian housemaid working in Riyadh.   The family of Kasthuri Munirathinam, 58, said she told them her e


Kuwait threatened with Fifa ban

Kuwait, home to influential sports power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, has been threatened with a ban by Fifa because of government interference in the running of the local football association. World governing body Fifa has given the Kuwait Football Association until ne


Restaurants revise menus to reflect higher prices

Menus at restaurants across Bahrain are being rewritten as owners try to account for the higher cost of meat. Some have even stopped selling lamb, mutton and beef dishes altogether, following government subsidy cuts at the start of the month, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN)


Ashoora food parcels to be distributed to needy in Bahrain

Up to 10,000 food parcels will be collected from ma’tams (community centres) and food stalls in Manama during a forthcoming religious festival. Volunteers have been trained by the Capital Trustees Board and Authority to collect donations of uneaten food, repackage it and hand it out the


Crackdown on meat profiteers in Bahrain

A crackdown has begun on meat profiteers trying to exploit confusion in the markets in the wake of recent subsidy cuts in Bahrain. Three restaurants in Hamad Town, Arad and Riffa were shut down by authorities from the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry yesterday, amid claims that they we


Iraq may request Russian air strikes on IS soon

Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the US in the war against the militant group, the head of parliament's defence and security committee said on Wednesday. "We might be forced to ask Rus


Oman rejects Israeli request for bodyguards

Israel has withdrawn from the world windsurfing championships in Oman this month after failing to agree with the sultanate on security arrangements for its athletes, an Israeli official said on Wednesday. An official with Israel's Shin Bet security service said the trip to th


Manama wins top rankings in key survey

Manama has been named the top city in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) based on economic factors – and third for labour rights. The and YouGov Top Cities in the Middle East and North Africa Survey 2015 consistently placed Bahrain’s capital in the top five of variou

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