Monday 27 April 2015

Fighting escalates across Yemen, first air strikes on Sanaa

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. There were at least five air strikes on mili


Mazola eyes expansion into non-retail sector

Mazola, one of the pioneers of healthy and quality food products in the Middle East, plans to expand its business into the growing non-retail sector, a top official said. After starting the year with the Product of the Year Award, the brand participated in the recently concluded


Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemeni capital, ships shell Aden

At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden, residents said. The bombings were the first raids on Sanaa since


Dubai Customs seizes 9.2 kg of heroin at DXB

Dubai Customs at Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminal 3 recently foiled a bid to smuggle in 9.2 kg of pure heroin, which was found skilfully concealed in the lining of an Asian passenger’s bag. “It all started when DC’s inspection team at the terminal rece


Nepalese expats in Bahrain offered help

The Nepalese nationals in Bahrain who had lost family members will be offered help, said the secretary general of the Nepali Club in the kindom, adding that a donation drive is already being planned. "We have had people screaming, showing up at the Nepal Club and the embassy


PF Chang’s opens first outlet in Qatar

PF Chang’s, an award-winning Asian bistro, opened its doors today at Villagio Mall in Doha, Qatar. The new restaurant expands the choice of locations in cities across the Middle East. PF Chang’s is a casual restaurant offering full service Asian-inspire


More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, death toll tops 550

Fighting between Yemen's warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on Friday, but there were no fresh moves toward dialogue. Saudi Arabia says it is winding down its month-old bombing operation agains


Bahrain to install more CCTVs in public places

Bahrain government plans to install surveillance cameras in public places across the Southern Governorate in a bid to put an end to growing acts of vandalism, said a report. Under the plans, which have been presented to officials at the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Af


Iran moves ships, easing tensions near Yemen

A flotilla of nine Iranian naval and cargo ships that US officials feared was carrying arms to strife-torn Yemen sailed northeast in the direction of Iran on Friday, and this should ease US concerns, a Pentagon spokesman said. The Iranian state news agency IRNA, however, quoted I


Gates Foundation approves emergency funding for Yemen

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $800,000 for the International Medical Corps (IMC), a leading global first responder, to deliver emergency relief through the 78 health facilities it supports across Yemen, including 10 mobile medical units. The Gate

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