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2012-02-17 17:10:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As violence in Syria rages on, Bahrainis are collecting donations of humanitarian aid for Syrians affected by their country's unrelenting unrest. The "Let It Go Bahrain" organization and 30 volunteers have been working around-the-clock since last Sunday to collect medical supplies, clothes, food and blankets to deliver to Syrians in need. Local companies, such as the Tea Club in Amwaj and Just Cupcake Bakery, have also...

2012-02-11 08:00:00

The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council reports on findings from the U.S. Census Bureau's latest statistics on U.S. trade with the United Arab Emirates. (PRWEB) February 11, 2012 Trade between the United States and the United Arab Emirates reached a record high of $18.34 billion in 2011. Increased trade and investment across several key economic sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, and technology drove the rise in last year´s economic activity. According to the newly released...

2012-02-11 13:10:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Feb. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Samel, a leading specialist for dry bulk solutions in the Middle East, has chosen Bahrain as its logistics hub for the Gulf Region. "This strategic partnership allows Samel and the Bahrain Logistic Zone (BLZ) to open the gates for highly specialized logistics in this region, with Bahrain playing an important role as a distribution hub for the GCC," Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, Samel CEO, said. Factors such as Bahrain's...

2012-02-07 16:35:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- www.t3motion.com - T3 Motion, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: TTTM) a producer of clean/green technology, announced that T3 Motion will be launching their international consumer product line at the Big Boys Toys show in Dubai this week. The Big Boys Toys 2012 event will be held at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai, hosting a number of exclusive innovative product launches from all over the world. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111208/LA19766) In the...

2012-02-01 16:06:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMS International Corp.(NYSE: TMS), the parent company of Tube City IMS Corporation, a leading provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills globally, today announced that it has opened a trading office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM78984LOGO ) The opening of the office follows the company's recently announced seven-year contract for a variety of outsourced...

2012-01-31 10:18:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Bahrain signed a $1.5 million deal to provide a teachers' institute for Somalia, marking Bahrain's second major contribution toward improving conditions in the country. Last November, Bahrain donated funding for the Bahrain Specialist Hospital in Mogadishu to help restore eyesight to 1,000 Somalis and also extended 200 tons of emergency relief aid to the country. Yesterday, in cooperation with Islamic Relief...

2012-01-27 18:37:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the National Commission, tasked with overseeing the implementation of Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) recommendations, prioritized more BICI suggestions in an effort to speed up the implementation process. Among the ideas fast-tracked is an expansion of training for security forces, as well as an increase in private sector reinstatements. The commission will also begin the development of a national...

2012-01-24 11:27:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain's Shura Council approved a Royal Decree to assist those harmed during last year's unrest by establishing a national compensation fund in accordance with United Nations General Assembly guidelines on victims' rights of redress. The proposal limits claims to those who experienced material, moral or physical harm by security forces or government employees. This also includes security personnel and government employees...

2012-01-23 17:18:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain signed more than $930 million in business deals at the 2012 Bahrain International Airshow, as the event's 60,000 visitors simultaneously helped boost the economy. "We are happy that despite the difficult times we have had in the last year, we have been able to host a very successful show," Civil Aviation Affairs Under-Secretary Captain Abdulrahman Al Gaoud said. "Everyone who has taken part is happy." Among the participants,...

2012-01-20 11:00:00

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a visit to Bahrain, former Formula One driver and soon-to-be Sky Sports commentator Damon Hill is urging the return of Bahrain's F1 race and acknowledging positive changes in the country's government. In an interview with the Times, Hill explains what prompted his change of heart after pushing for the race's cancellation last year. "I was frustrated that Formula One did not raise its voice against what was happening....