Archive for September, 2014

All systems in Saudi Arabia go for Haj

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Saudi Arabia has launched a major media campaign ahead of the annual pilgrimage to educate Saudis and expatriate workers on the importance of obtaining Haj permits in order to help ?organize the largest gathering of Muslims in a better way.

Dubai monitoring property brokers to prevent rampant speculation: Rera chief

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Dubai is working to prevent rampant speculation in the property market by closely monitoring brokerage activities, according to Real Estate Regulatory Agency (Rera) chief.

Qatar’s inflation up 3.8% in August

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Qatar's consumer price index jumped 3.8% in August compared to same month last year, mainly driven by high rentals and rising prices of furniture, textiles and home appliances.

Memorable family spot in White Mountains – The Union Leader

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Memorable family spot in White Mountains
The Union Leader
I finished up with a “Moose Bomb” ($8), a tennis-ball sized hard chocolate ganache shell filled with chocolate mousse. It was a great combination of rich and light that left TDC regretting that she hadn't chosen it for herself. It was fun to revisit a ...

Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict – New York Times

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

New York Times

Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict
New York Times
“The Russian Army is very good,” said a soldier in one of Ukraine's volunteer battalions farther south, who gave only his nickname, Panzer. “They don't take risks. They see us and bomb in a square. They bomb everything in that square, our positions, a ...

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Palestinian shot dead in West Bank

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
A Palestinian man has been shot dead during an Israeli raid on a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah, officials from both sides say.

IPO next month for Kuwait firm offering healthcare to expats

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
The IPO will be for 50% of the shares of the sharia-compliant healthcare company which is 24% owned by Kuwait Investment Authority and 26% by Arabi Group which won the strategic investor's stake last year.

US Army Europe uses technology to conduct exercises with different nations – Space Daily

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

US Army Europe uses technology to conduct exercises with different nations
Space Daily
The troop movements of both exercises are overlaid onto a map. The troop movements of the unit that is physically on the ground in Germany are transmitted via a global positioning satellite system built into the radios of soldiers and vehicles and fed ...

Oman to float OMR200m sukuk issue by early next year-c.bank

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
The Oman government has assigned a specialised institution to structure the country's first sovereign Islamic bond, which may be floated by early next year, the country's central bank chief told Times of Oman.

Saudi Arabia pulls diplomats from Yemen

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Saudi Arabia evacuates diplomats and citizens from Yemen amid deteriorating security situation.