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Mandilicious opens new outlet in Jeddah

Mandilicious, a leading restaurant chain to serve the slow-cooked ‘Cuisine of Arabia’ in a food court setting, has opened a new outlet in the Al Salaam Mall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.    The launch comes following the agreement between Raddah Inve

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Major US airlines ban trophy hunter shipments

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month. American Airlines said on Tuesday it would join Delta Airlines and United Airlines in b

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Bahrain police undergo training to detect forgeries

Conmen using advanced technologies to forge documents have prompted Bahrain’s police force to undergo special training in fraud detection. A team of experts has attended intense courses and workshops abroad to be able to spot sophisticated forgeries made using complex chemistry and adva

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Syrian jet crashes into market, 27 killed

At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that f

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Qatar's population up 9pc to 2.3m

Qatar’s population rose nine per cent to about 2.34 million as in June this year, compared to 2.15 million last year, according to a report.   The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, pointed out that the on a month-on-month basis the populatio

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Egypt president signs elections law

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed into law election-related legislation, the official gazette said on Sunday, opening the way to setting a date for long-delayed parliamentary polls. The election law allocates 448 seats to individual candidates and 120 seats to

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Skills plan to combat trafficking in Bahrain

Frontline staff who deal with victims of human trafficking are set to receive additional training through a series of internationally led workshops later this year in Bahrain. The workshops, scheduled for November, are being organised by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in co-ord

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US, Egypt return to 'stronger base': Kerry

The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. "Egypt remains vital ... to engagement and stabil

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Saudi king leaves France after holiday row

Saudi Arabian King Salman left the south of France for Morocco on Sunday, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa. A Saudi source said King Salman had arrived in Morocco, saying this

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US returning to 'stronger ties' with Egypt: Kerry

The US and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. "Egypt remains vital ... to engagement and stability in the

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