Saturday 4 July 2015

Man’oushe Street, Uber-Dubai to donate free Iftar meals

Man’oushe Street, a popular Middle Eastern restaurant that serves traditional, home-styled street food, has tied-up with Uber-Dubai, the local arm of the international transportation network company, to donate free Iftar meal packages to labourers and Uber partner drivers.


Dubai Customs bags Golden Globe Tigers Award

Dubai Customs has won the Golden Globe Tigers Award 2015, which aims at recognising corporate social responsibility, and social innovation, education and academic achievements across leadership level in organisations that believe in excellence and perfection. The awarding ceremon


Gulf states tighten security after mosque blasts

It may have been a prank, albeit a malevolent one, or a genuine threat of violence, when flyers featuring the Islamic State flag were placed near a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Bahrain this week. But whatever the motive, the unsettling discovery at Ain al-Dar al-Shamali mosque wa


UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The United Nations has alerted aid groups to be prepared for a possible humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen, starting as early as Friday (July 3), that would allow them to deliver assistance to some of the 21 million people in need. A Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Arab states


Car bomb explodes near Yemeni mosque in Sanaa

A car bomb exploded near a mosque in the downtown area of the Yemeni capital on Thursday, causing casualties, witness said. They said the blast occurred near the headquarters of the central bank but the target was the nearby mosque. They gave no details on whether


8 new cafés in Bahrain are licensed to sell sheesha

Eight new coffee shops have been licensed to sell sheesha at a popular leisure destination, despite a ban imposed by the Muharraq Municipal Council. They are located at The Lagoon at Amwaj Islands, where the council, on April 13, ruled that no new sheesha cafés could open,


Bahrain’s police on high alert after terror threat

Bahrain's police force will be on high alert today (July 3), patrolling major mosques across the kingdom in the wake of a terror threat. Each area will have a designated police major in charge of co-ordinating with heads of mosques as worshippers flock to Friday prayers, alon


Egyptian army kills 35 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military killed 35 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Thursday, security sources said, a day after the deadliest clashes in the region in years. The sources said those killed had taken part in Wednesday's fighting in which the army said 100 militants and 17 sold


GCC nations stand united against terror

The security of GCC nations is indivisible, the interior ministers said last night, vowing to stand united against the scourge of terrorism. The ministers urged improved joint action to strengthen security and stability in GCC countries, stressing the need for a common mechanism


Dubai Customs Advisory Council explores new initiatives

The Dubai Customs Advisory Council has highlighted new initiatives for customs processes development as well as current and future changes, as per the framework to implement Dubai Plan 2021. It was discussed at its second meeting for the year, headed by Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, dir

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