Tuesday 25 July 2017

Merchant ship collides with UAE Navy boat

A merchant ship collided with a UAE Navy boat during a routine mission by the latter off the UAE territorial waters in the Arabian Gulf, this morning, reported state news agency Wam. The cause of the accident and the total damage to the boat is being investigated, said t


Major terrorist plot foiled in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack has been prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate, according to a press release on behalf of the ministry. On the evening of July 14, security services intercepted a st


Alshaya signs franchise with US pizza company

MH Alshaya, a top  retail franchise operator in Kuwait, has signed an agreement with US-based Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a leading fast-casual artisanal pizza chain, to build and operate multiple Blaze Pizza restaurants across Mena.   The agreement provides for the dev


KBR unit wins $3bn US project contract

KBR, a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies, said its global government services business, KBRwyle,  is one of the winning bidders on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Professional and Technical (ProTech) Satellite Domain c


Prince Khalid takes over as new Saudi envoy to US

Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has officially begun his tenure as the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the US with the presentation of his credentials to President Donald J. Trump at a White House ceremony.    Prince Khalid is the 10th Ambassador of S


Deliveroo offers healthy foods promotion

Deliveroo, the region’s fastest growing premier food delivery service, has launched a range of Summer Body promotions that make healthy eating both easy and exciting. With over 30 deliciously fresh bundles designed by popular restaurant partners including Arrows & Sparrows, J


Saudi miniskirt model released without charge

The  Saudi authorities have released without charge a young woman who was filmed in a miniskirt at a historic site after questioning her, reports said. The 27-year-old aspiring model was released on the same day she was taken into questioning, reports quoting the police said


First Haramain Express Train arrives in Jeddah station

The first Haramain Express Train arrived at Jeddah station on a pilot trip as part of the operational tests of the Saudi high-speed railway system, a report said. The train arrived from King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), said the


Bahrain King ratifies unified family law

Bahrain's His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has ratified the new Unified Family Law after it was approved by the kingdom's Shura Council. His Majesty hailed the executive-legislative cooperation which benefited the nation and citizens, said a BNA report.


DIFC Courts, Microsoft in digitisation tie-up

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has partnered with Microsoft to drive the digital transformation of the commercial courts systems in the region and beyond. Building on successful digital courts projects such as the DIFC Courts’ Smart Small Claims Tribunal

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