Sunday 19 April 2015

Al Fanar to open largest restaurant in Al Ain

Al Fanar Restaurant and Café, a leading UAE restaurant offering traditional emirati cuisine in a themed rustic setting, is set to extend its hospitality to food lovers in the Western region by opening its new branch in Al Ain. Scheduled to be open in May, the outlet is bei


Iraq expects US F-16s delivery in summer

After delays caused by the war with Islamic State, Iraq hopes to take first deliveries of its F-16 fighter jets from the United States this summer, a senior Iraqi official said. The disclosure came ahead of a visit by Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, who was scheduled t


UN vote today on Yemen arms embargo

The UN Security Council is due to vote today (April 14) on a resolution to blacklist the son of Yemen's former president and a Houthi leader and effectively impose an arms embargo on the rebels who rule most of the country, diplomats said. It was unclear how Russia would vote


56 Years Later ... an exhibition

Moda Mall, the shopping and dining destination located in the iconic Bahrain World Trade Center, unveiled a photography exhibition yesterday entitled '56 Years Later’ at an exclusive reception held in the mall.  The event was attended by more than 100 invited guests and shoppers.


Abu Dhabi police seize $10m fake notes

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Abu Dhabi Police foiled an African gang’s attempt to sell and distribute counterfeit money amounting to $10 million.   Colonel Dr Rashid Mohammad Borshid, head of the CID said it was the largest seizure of its kind in Abu


Dubai Courts advances 11 places in customer satisfaction

Dubai Courts has been ranked ninth in the ‘Customer Satisfaction’ category under the ‘Dubai Government Excellence Program 2015,’ climbing 11 places up from the previous year. The progress is a result of the significant improvements attained by Dubai Courts


Bahraini Women’s Day logo backs women in finance

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) in co-operation with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) yesterday launched the official logo for Bahraini Women's Day 2015. Each year, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty Ki


Bahrain lands three seats on IPU committees

Bahrain’s success in landing three seats on committees at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) paves the way for new legislative co-operation with world powers, according to a Bahraini MP who was among those chosen. Parliament first vice-chairman Ali Al Aradi became the firs


Bahrain urges Yemeni rebels to return to negotiating table

Bahrain's Foreign Minister has urged Houthi rebels in Yemen to return to the negotiating table to end a conflict that threatens to tear the country apart. However, Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said any talks must take place in Riyadh between GCC countries and Yemeni rep


Saudi military spending tops $80 billion in 2014

Saudi Arabia's military spending grew 17 per cent in 2014 to $80.8 billion, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) showed on Monday, the biggest annual hike by any of the world's top 15 military spenders. Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia launched

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