Friday 12 February 2016

3,000 delegates address global challenges and solutions

More than 3,000 delegates are addressing global challenges and solutions shaping tomorrow's societies at a summit in Dubai, UAE.   The three- World Government Summit (WGS) will run till tomorrow (February 10) at the Madinal Jumeirah Hotel.  


Qatar mulls special courts for World Cup offenders

Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official said. Qatari officials have said tha


New Fifa poll push for Shaikh Salman

Ten Arab and international human rights organisations have launched a campaign in support of a Bahraini official in his bid to become Fifa president. The ‘Yes to Shaikh Salman’ drive supports Asian Football Confederation president Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa who hopes to


Bahrain pushes to preserve marine stocks

New measures to preserve Bahrain’s marine stocks have been announced. They include the introduction of a two-month crabbing ban, as well as a two-month ban on fishing for kannad, known locally as channad, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Bahrain ‘resolute in fighting terror’

Bahrain is committed to the fight against terror, stressed Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa. He said Bahrain stood firmly with the international coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh or ISIL, and would support Saudi Arabia and the UAE if they deplo


UAE plans to trim ministries, outsource govt services

The UAE plans to outsource most government tasks to the private sector and cut the number of ministries, the prime minister said on Monday, without providing a timeframe for the changes. "We will have a road map to outsource most government services to the private sector. Th


Americana agrees due diligence over stake sale

Kuwait Food Co (Americana) said that its board had agreed to give an investment firm 60 days to carry out due diligence for the acquisition of a controlling stake in the company. Last week the Gulf-based investment firm, Adeptio, said it had signed an initial agreement to buy a 6


New push in Bahrain to help Yemen’s war-hit

People in Bahrain will soon be able to donate food and medicine to war-torn Yemen by simply purchasing them from local supermarkets and pharmacies. The initiative is being spearheaded by a newly formed 16-member group at the Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS), which aims to collect food and


Bahrain PM warns of Gulf security challenges

Bahrain’s Premier has warned of challenges and threats to security of the Gulf region. “All GCC countries stand in the same trench in confronting dangers, particularly the scourge of terrorism,” he said, stressing the need to maintain regional security and stability, reporte


Turkey delivers aid across Syria border

Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who have fled an escalating government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border. Rebel-held areas in and around Aleppo,

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