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Bahrain's Investcorp acquires work-at-height safety business Kee for £280m.

Bahraini investment firm Investcorp has scooped up fall prevention business Kee Safety from two UK private equity firms, in a deal valuing Kee at £280m. London-based Dunedin, which previously owned a majority stake, bought the business from Lloyds Banking Group's private equity arm LDC for £90m in 2013. Dunedin has made ...

- City AM - UK

Bahrain announces F-16 order.

The commander of the Royal Bahraini Air Force announced during the Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference that a USD3.8 billion deal to buy 16 F-16 multirole fighters had been signed with Lockheed Martin, the Bahrain News Agency reported on 17 October. The US Defense

- Jane’s - US

Serious Interest in Bulgarian Innovative Ideas at Dubai World Expo.

8 Bulgarian companies took part in GITEX - the largest technology exhibition in the Middle East. It was held from 8 to 12 October at the World Trade Center in Dubai, UAE.  The Ministry of Economy and the Bulgarian Investment Agency supported financially the Bulgarian start-up companies with space and stand during the ...

- Novinite - BG

Timeline of events in Syrian city of Raqqa, once IS capital.

A timeline of events in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by U.S.-backed Syrian forces from the Islamic State group on Tuesday: 2011 March — Protests break out in different parts of Syria demanding democratic reforms following Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain that removed some ...

- FOX News - US

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for embattled Qatar’s emir.

Malaysia on Monday rolled out the red carpet for Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who is on his first trip abroad since a diplomatic crisis erupted in June between his nation and four Arab countries. Sheikh Tamim, who arrived in Kuala Lumpur late on Sunday, was given a 21-gun salute at a state welcoming ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Bahrain welcomes the U.S. strategy towards Iran.

Bahrain welcomes the U.S. strategy towards Iran...


A Brief Timeline of Iran-Sponsored Terrorism Since 1979.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From its warmongering in Iraq, Syria, and to a degree in Yemen, to its meddling in Lebanon, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Palestinian territories and Turkey, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its terrorist proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, have caused chaos in the Middle East region since it ...

- Breitbart - US

Bahrain in front line on human rights defence - minister.

Share same values as Italy, Al Zayani says


Bahrain is 'opportunity worth 1.5 trillion dollars'.

Investing costs 30% less than in Dubai. Digital, Itc in future


Tourism: Bahrain vies to boost sector to 7% of GDP by 2018.

Minister says possible flights to Italy by next year


TRA approves Viva Bahrain's acquisition of Menatelecom with conditions.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has given approval to Viva Bahrain for its proposed acquisition of Menatelecom. TRA said after a process of open consultation and discussions with various parties, it concluded that Viva's plans complied with the necessary regulations. 

- Telecompaper - NL

Eutelsat acquires capacity distributor Noorsat

Eutelsat Communications has acquired Noorsat from Bahrain's Orbit Holding Group. Noorsat was established in 2004 and distributes Eutelsat capacity in the Middle East, serving blue-chip customers and providing services for over 300 TV channels, almost exclusively from Eutelsat's MENA neighbourhoods at 7/8 degrees West and ...

- Telecompaper - NL

TRA approves Viva Bahrain's acquisition of Menatelecom with conditions

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has given approval to Viva Bahrain for its proposed acquisition of Menatelecom, Gulf News reported. TRA said after a process of open consultation and discussions with various parties, it concluded that Viva's plans complied with the necessary regulations. The statement said the ...

- Telecompaper - NL

How Obama Nudged Arab Leaders Toward Israel

Israeli-Arab relations have been warming of late. Last month Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa reportedly urged fellow Arabs to end their boycott and normalize relations with Israel. In August, the Egyptian government released a letter from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman affirming Riyadh's commitment to the ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Chhetri keen to play stronger teams

After sealing their AFC Asian Cup berth with a 4-1 win against Macau at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on a drizzly Wednesday, skipper Sunil Chhetri said he was looking forward to making the most of playing stronger opponents in the main draw.Chhetri, who was also a part of the Indian side that featured in the 2011 edition was ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Survey: Qatari Public Wants Compromise, Not Iran's Help

As the crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain enters its fourth month, a timely, publicly available independent political survey among Qatar's roughly 300,000 citizens shows that they overwhelmingly want to settle this dispute in an amicable fashion. Eighty-one percent say they ...

- The Washington Institute - US

A Field Trip to the Front Lines of the Qatar-Saudi Cold War

The diplomatic row between Qatar and its erstwhile Arab allies -- Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt -- does not seem to be on the road to resolution. At least that is my sense gained during a lightning trip over the past week to London, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Instead, positions are hardening ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Bahraini Rights Critic Imprisoned for Yemen Tweets

Expand Nabeel Rajab on the day of his release from detention on bail, on November 2, 2014 in Manama, Bahrain. © 2014 Ahmed Al-Fardan This week Saudi Arabia and its allies in Geneva are blustering and threatening other countries to try to defeat a UN Human Rights Council resolution that would set up an independent ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

In General Assembly address, Bahrain calls for strong, stable Middle East

Bahrain reiterated its support for a strong Middle East in its United Nations General Assembly address, underscoring the need for strong and common political will to guarantee positive relations with other countries, support for the principles of non-interference in others internal affairs, and reaffirmation of the fight ...

- UN - INT