Thursday 26 November 2015

Nearly 30 dead in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

At least 15 Yemeni soldiers and 14 militants have been killed in an attack by Al Qaeda on a military post in the eastern region of Hadramawt, a security source said.   Although Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has controlled the southern Hadramawt city o


3 Americans evacuated from Yemen to Oman

Three Americans have been air-lifted out of Yemen to Oman, the Omani foreign ministry said on Thursday, according to a report by the state news agency ONA.   The three were flown out of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, which is controlled by the Iran-backed Houthi mi


AlSafi Danone renews 35-year contract with Tetra Pak

Saudi Arabian dairy company Al Safi Danone has strengthened its relationship with Tetra Pak by renewing its already existing 35 years of partnership contract.   The latest collaboration between the two companies comes in the form of Al Safi Danone purchasing the


Bahraini group ‘among militias backing Assad’

A Bahraini group is allegedly among 30 Shi’ite militias supporting the regime of President Bashar Al Assad in Syria, according to reports. UK-based news website Middle East Eye lists Saraya Al Mukhtar (The Chosen Brigades) among Shi’ite militias active in Syria, along with others


Children ‘forced to take part in riots’ in Bahrain

More than 1,000 Bahraini children, some as young as five, have been exploited by radical opposition groups, according to a rights organisation. They have been ‘forced’ or ‘brainwashed’ to take part in riots and street violence targeting police since an outbreak of anti


Low meat sales hit butchers in Bahrain

Bahrain's butchers have said there has been no recovery in demand for locally slaughtered meat since prices soared on October 1 when government subsidies were axed. Muharraq Municipal Council member Ghazi Al Murbati toured the Muharraq Central Market yesterday and said he was shocked by t


Kuwait detains group supplying funds, weapons to IS

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested members of an extremist network that supplied funds and weapons, including rockets, to Islamic State militants, state news agency Kuna quoted the Interior Ministry as saying on Thursday.   The group included a Lebanese, an Egypt


New smartphone app designed to forecast famine

A new mobile phone app designed to help aid workers predict where hunger may strike and provide help in good time was launched by Austrian scientists on Thursday.   The app, which is free to use, combines and analyses satellite data and information collected thr

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