Old woman drowns in water tank at home

Old woman drowns in water tank at home

A Saudi woman in her 70s died after drowning in a water tank at her home in the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

The woman had climbed the tank to fill water before losing balance and falling into the container, the Arabic language daily Ajel said.

“She tried to get out but could not…police ruled out criminal act,” the paper said in a report from the Southern town of Khamis Mushait.




Egyptians vote to “Do the right”

Egyptians vote to “Do the right”

Egyptians voted yesterday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for another six-year term while boosting his control over the judiciary and giving the military even g

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

The Thai Navy will begin removing a “seastead” home built by an American bitcoin investor and his partner off the coast of Thailand, an official said yesterday, as the couple remains in hiding from charges accusing them of violating the country’s sovereignty. Chad Elwartowski an

Explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack near a government ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital. The attack near the communications ministry occurred one day after planned talks between the Taliban a

Pakistan says killer gunmen based in Iran

Pakistan says killer gunmen based in Iran

The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan’s security forces in the country’s southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday. Some 20 people wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps stopped buses in Balochistan provin

Djokovic knocked out as Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

Djokovic knocked out as Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Daniil Medvedev while Rafael Nadal survived a struggle to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the 14th time yesterday. Djokovic, twice a champion in the principality, lost serve five times in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat by Russ

Chelsea fight off Slavia

Chelsea fight off Slavia

Chelsea was given a fright by Slavia Prague in a 4-3 home win on Thursday that saw them to a 5-3 aggregate victory and a place in the semi-finals of the Europa League. Already 1-0 up from the first leg, Chelsea were cruising when they scored three more goals in the first 17 minutes at Sta


Workplace Happiness

Workplace Happiness

There is constant pressure to innovate and position products and services more creatively than ever before. Innovation and creativity are more likely to happen when employees are happy. Employees will not be happy if they have heightened states of on-going daily anxiety where they expect somethin

Egyptians vote to “Do the right”

Egyptians vote to “Do the right”

Egyptians voted yesterday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, 64, to run for another six-year term while boosting his control over the judiciary and giving the military even g

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

Thai Navy to remove bitcoin-rich couple’s sea home

The Thai Navy will begin removing a “seastead” home built by an American bitcoin investor and his partner off the coast of Thailand, an official said yesterday, as the couple remains in hiding from charges accusing them of violating the country’s sovereignty. Chad Elwartowski an

Explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Explosion, gunfire rock downtown Kabul

Suicide bombers and gunmen launched an attack near a government ministry in central Kabul on Saturday, officials said, in an ongoing assault that destroyed weeks of relative calm in the capital. The attack near the communications ministry occurred one day after planned talks between the Taliban a

Pakistan says killer gunmen based in Iran

Pakistan says killer gunmen based in Iran

The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan’s security forces in the country’s southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday. Some 20 people wearing uniforms from the paramilitary Frontier Corps stopped buses in Balochistan provin

Cyber security centre launched

Cyber security centre launched

A 24/7 intelligence-driven security operation center to tackle cyber threats have been launched in the Kingdom. The new NGN security operation center (SOC) powered by Group-IB enables the local government, private companies, and financial organisations to get expert assistance in proactive monito

BAC plans ‘90 per cent Bahrainisation by 2021’

BAC plans ‘90 per cent Bahrainisation by 2021’

The Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Kamal Ahmed, has revealed plans to increase BAC’s Bahrainisation rate to more than 90 percent by 2021. The BAC has put in place further training and development plans at the beginning o

Bahraini youth’s media strides stressed

Bahraini youth’s media strides stressed

Information Minister Ali Al Romaihi lauded creativity of the Bahraini youth in media production, stressing the need to support it with all possible means to ensure the sustainability of the national media growth in the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He was sp

Hindu temple foundation stone laid

Hindu temple foundation stone laid

The foundation stone for the first traditional Hindu Temple was laid in Abu Dhabi yesterday. The ‘Shilanyas Vidhi’ ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha - the religious and social organisation building the temple. The cer

Setback for Houthis

Setback for Houthis

Saudi-led Arab coalition jets targeted Houthi drone sites in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, on Saturday morning, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Coalition spokesperson, Col Turki Al Maliki, said that at 12:40 am (GMT) the Arab coalition carried out the military operation to destroy Houthi d

Djokovic knocked out as Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

Djokovic knocked out as Nadal battles on in Monte Carlo

World number one Novak Djokovic was dumped out by Daniil Medvedev while Rafael Nadal survived a struggle to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for the 14th time yesterday. Djokovic, twice a champion in the principality, lost serve five times in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat by Russ