Saturday 28 November 2015

Deliveroo launches in five new cities

Deliveroo, an on-demand delivery service for high-quality restaurant meals, has launched in five new cities, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney, marking its first foray outside Europe.   The company has also raised a $100 million Series D investme


Russian warplane shot down by Turkey

Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian-made warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday after repeatedly warning it over air space violations, Turkish officials said, but Moscow said it could prove the jet had not left Syrian air space. Turkish presidential sources said the warp


Man’oushe Street opens 11th UAE outlet in Dubai

Man’oushe Street, a concept (FORN) renowned for serving traditional street food, has opened its 11th branch in the UAE at the Al Ghurair Centre in Dubai.   The ribbon cutting and opening ceremonies were led by EMSF chairman Atiq Hassan Mubarak and Jihad El


Massive fire hits Metro service in Dubai

A massive fire that engulfed three residential blocs in central Dubai that led to services on a Metro line being suspended on Monday has now been brough under control, according to local media reports. The blaze in the Al Shamsi residential building near Muraqqabat Police Station


One in four Bahraini women 'subject to abuse'

More than one in four Bahraini women were subjected to domestic violence in the first nine months of this year, it has been revealed. According to figures released by the Interior Ministry, 27 per cent of the country’s female citizens have come forward and filed an official complaint ag


Archaeologists helping to unearth Bahrain’s history

Volunteers from around the world have come together to help excavate an archaeological site at Bahrain Fort. Twenty enthusiasts, including seven Bahrainis, are taking part in the World Heritage Volunteers 2015 programme, which ends today (November 23), said a report in the Gulf Daily News


Bahraini villagers in new drive against illegal expats

A campaign has been launched to flush illegal foreign residents out of a Bahraini fishing village, which has been branded the “capital of Bangladesh” by a municipal councillor. The people of Galali, in Muharraq, are now being urged to come forward with information on properties be


Expat subsidy cuts agreement in Bahrain 'imminent'

Negotiations are underway between Bahrain’s MPs and the government to scrap electricity and water subsidies for expatriates and big businesses. Parliament’s public utilities and environment affairs committee chairman Adel Al Asoomi, who also chairs the special sub-committee formed


Egyptians vote in second round of polls

Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore parliament after a more than three-year hiatus but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repression. The elections have been hailed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi as a milestone


Bahrain in new crackdown on terror funding

Bahrain and the rest of the world have stepped up the war on terror funding as high-level officials met in Manama yesterday (November 21), a report said. They discussed ways to prevent charitable donations from falling into the hands of terrorist organisations during a workshop h

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