Thursday 2 July 2015

Emirati woman gets death for US teacher's murder

A UAE court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday for killing an American teacher in December, al Arabiya television reported. The woman, said by police to have become radicalised over the internet, killed a kindergarten teacher identified as Romanian-born Ibolya Ryan, a


Security cameras installed at Bahrain mosques

Security cameras will be installed at Bahrain’s mosques amid a heightening of security following deadly bombings in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, it has emerged. Mosques will also be closed after each prayer session so that caretakers can sweep places of worship for suspicious o


Kuwait identifies mosque bomber as Saudi, detains driver

Kuwait on Sunday identified a suicide bomber who carried out the country's worst militant attack as a Saudi citizen and said it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shi'ite mosque where he killed 27 people. The interior ministry named the bomber as Fa


Zayt Zaytoon opens new branch in Bahrain

Lebanese restaurant chain Zayt Zaytoon has opened a new branch in the Arad district of Bahrain. Fakhro Group chairman Dr Esam Abdulla Fakhro inaugurated the restaurant in the presence of director Ahmed Esam Fakhro and Mohammad Fakhro, the chairman of SunCity Ventures, the owner o


Kuwait mosque attack survivor tells of ordeal

A Bahrain survivor of a suicide attack on a packed mosque in Kuwait City that left 27 people dead and more than 200 injured has described his ordeal. Shaikh Saud Mohammed Ali Al Saeed, 62, told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, how he was just finishing prayers a


Kuwait detains driver of bomber’s vehicle

Kuwait has detained the driver of the vehicle that took a suicide bomber to a Shi'ite Muslim mosque where he detonated explosives, killing 27 people, state news agency KUNA said on Sunday. The interior ministry said the driver of the Japanese-made car, who left the mosque imm


Palestinians submit first case material against Israel in ICC

 The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict. The move may leave Israel in a quanda


GCC gets more assertive as Iran nears nuclear pact

Gulf states have long feared a sanctions-free Iran and as a nuclear agreement edges closer they have become more aggressive in preparing for a resurgence of their main regional foe, said experts. The biggest concern is what they see as Shi'ite Iran's regional expansionism


Kuwait detains suspects in mosque bombing

Kuwait has arrested several people on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a Shi'ite Muslim mosque on Friday that killed 27 people, a security source said on Saturday as the Gulf state marked a day of national mourning and prepared a mass funeral. Militant group Islamic


Saudi-led jets bomb Yemen as Hadi rejects new talks

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces hit military bases across Yemen on Friday, residents told Reuters, and the country's foreign minister was quoted as saying there was no need to convene another peace summit after the first round of talks failed. Talks in Geneva last week ended

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