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Future of Mena TV viewing in focust at Cabsat

Influential decision-makers from major studios, production houses and on-demand providers will discuss the future of TV viewing across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region at Cabsat 2016.   The leading platform for the broadcast, production, content de

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Karcher wins UAE 'Superbrand' award

Karcher, a leader in innovative cleaning technology solutions, has been voted as a 'Superbrand' for 2016 by the Superbrand organisation in the UAE.   The Superbrands UAE branch has been recognising outstanding brands for the past 11 years, said a stateme

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Kuwait-based consumer index to launch in UAE

Service Hero, a leading consumer-powered satisfaction index in Kuwait, has announced the expansion of its operations into the UAE. The index has also launched its revamped website, bringing for customers an open, information-rich platform for rating the service quality of brands,

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Mitchell, sixth man to walk on moon, dies at 85

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon as module pilot on the record-setting Apollo 14 mission in 1971, has died at the age of 85, the US space agency said on Friday. Mitchell died in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Thursday, on the eve of the 45th anniversary o

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Former Fifa watchdog member gets 7 years jail

A former member of world soccer body Fifa's financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee, was found guilty

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Bahrain to outline new youth strategy

A new five-year strategy is being drawn up to develop youth and sports programmes in Bahrain, said a report. Several new sports facilities were built last year along with expansions and upgrades to existing ones, with more in the pipeline for this year, reported the Gulf Daily News

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Twitter shuts down 125,000 ‘terrorist accounts’

Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday. Twitter has said it only takes down accounts when they are reported by other users, but said

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Cowboy carnival to take place in Bahrain

Riders in Bahrain will take part in a Wild West extravaganza later this month. The Cowboy Carnival, to be held on February 26, is being organised by Bahrain-based Moments and Memories events company in co-operation with the Muharraq Horse Riding School, said a report in the Gulf Daily New

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Times of India to host film awards event in Dubai

The Times of India Group, a leading media conglomerate in India, is set to host the second edition of The Time of India Film Awards (TOIFA), with the presence of popular Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in Dubai, UAE.   The award is a globa

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New Imax planned in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

Imax Corporation and World Media Holding, a leading media company in the Middle East, today announced an agreement for two new Imax theatres in the UAE. The theatres will be operated by World Media Holding subsidiary CinemaCity and will be added to new multiplexes in Abu Dhabi

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