Saturday 4 July 2015

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison

Around 1,200 prisoners, including al Qaeda suspects, escaped during clashes at a jail in central Yemen on Tuesday, officials said. The incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent years and signals the further erosion of the stat


Starbucks backs autism centre in Bahrain

Starbucks partners, customers and suppliers celebrated its fourth annual Global Month of Service by renovating the facilities at the Al Rashad Centre for Autism in Saar, Bahrain. A total of 38 Starbucks partners, customers and suppliers spent an estimated 259 hours renovating the


Yemeni forces fire Scud missile at Saudi Arabia

Yemeni forces launched a Scud missile at a missile base in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, Yemeni state news agency Saba quoted the military's spokesman as saying. "The rocket units in our heroic armed forces today launched a Scud missile at the Al Sulayyil missile base in Riya


Bahrain ‘ready to tackle terror’

People's awareness of the dangers of extremism is essential in combating terrorism, according to Bahrain’s Information Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi. He said Bahrain was prepared to tackle all security challenges and that high-tech equipment was already available to s


Groundwater spring to be preserved as heritage site in Bahrain

Muharraq's only remaining groundwater spring has been saved from the bulldozers and will be preserved as a natural heritage site. The owner of land on which Ain Rayyah, in Dair, is located has now been banned from developing the site following the intervention of the Muharraq


6-month shrimping ban shelved in Bahrain

The decision to extend the ban on shrimping to six months has been put off until next year in Bahrain. The Premier yesterday (June 29) issued an order maintaining the current four-month ban for this year, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication


Israel, Palestinians to investigate Gaza warcrimes

Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides. During an often virulent three-hour debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council, boycotted by


DI backs social initiatives during Ramadan

Dubai Investments (DI), a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market [DFM], has reinforced its commitment to help the lesser privileged sections of the community by supporting a number of social initiatives during Ramadan. As part of its outreach, DI and its


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

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