Tuesday 7 July 2015

High security for processions in place in Bahrain

Police in Bahrain are on high alert with checkpoints and strict measures put in place as religious processions take place across the country. Annual processions marking the death of Imam Ali, Prophet Mohammed’s cousin and fourth Islamic caliph, will continue until Wednesday


Dubai Courts forms new judicial affairs committee

Dubai Courts has formed a committee on Supreme Judicial Affairs, which will be headed by Tarish Eid Al Mansouri, director general of Dubai Courts. The move falls in line with Dubai Courts’ ongoing efforts to enhance court work, improve the speed and ease of litigation proce


Starbucks launches all-time summer favourites

Starbucks has welcomed back the Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, an all-time summer favourite. The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is a creamy iced frappé classic that combines chocolate, milk and cookies to give the perfect respite from the blazing sun, said a statement


UAE’s electoral base expands 66pc for FNC vote

UAE’s National Election Committee (NEC) has adopted the Electoral College for the Federal National Council (FNC) Elections 2015 constituting 224,279 members, an increase of 66 per cent compared to the 2011 elections. The Electoral College includes 90,408 members from Abu Dh


Rehabilitation urged for women prisoners in Bahrain

A lack of rehabilitation programmes for female prisoners in Bahrain who have been victims of sexual abuse or domestic violence has been highlighted in a new government report. It also exposes insufficient training of staff in the legal use of force, said a report in the Gulf


New unity push by young Bahrainis

An anti-sectarian campaign has been launched by a group of young Bahrainis, who hope to unite the country in the wake of terror threats. The online initiative, #NoToSectarianism, is being spearheaded by Bahraini photographer Ebrahim Rajab, who has captured images of 30 Bahrainis


Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai

Egypt's military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the h


BIS Group holds Cafe Barbera franchisee training

BIS Group (Barbera International Services), a leading provider of solutions to the hotels sector, recently organised an ‘Owner Certificate Training’ session for its new franchisees from Saudi Arabia at its facilities in Dubai, UAE. The sessions covered all the essenti


25 militants killed in Egypt air strikes in Sinai

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit militant targets near the town of Sheikh Zuweid,


Saudi says wanted militant killed in shootout

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said on Saturday a wanted militant, a supporter of Islamic State, had been killed in an exchange of fire with police when he refused to surrender. Youssef Al Ghamdi was surrounded by police in a home in the western city of Taif and an exchange

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