Thursday 28 May 2015

Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

FIFA President Sepp Blatter rejected an emotional plea to resign from one of the world's soccer greats on Thursday as the corruption scandal engulfing the game's governing body drew warnings from sponsors and political leaders. As FIFA faced the worst crisis in its 111-ye


Audi Middle East surprises loyal fan

Audi Middle East recently treated Rashid Bin Ahmad to a full driving experience at the Dubai Autodrome behind the wheel of the brand new Audi TT. In recognition and appreciation of its loyal social media fans, Ahmad was chosen to be #AudiSuperFan because of his extensive engagement wit


Cameron backs Prince Ali for Fifa presidency

Prime Minister David Cameron backed Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein's candidacy to be the next president of world soccer's scandal-hit governing body Fifa, the British leader's spokesman said on Thursday. "The FA (English Football Association), and we are


Major film festival opens in Bahrain

Budding young Bahraini actors and filmmakers will be given a taste of stardom today at a special red carpet event to open a major film festival. The second edition of the Bahrain International Film Festival for National Unity - formerly known as the Bahrain International Unity Fi


WhosHere launches cross-platform mobile messaging app

WhosHere, the team behind the social discovery app WhosHere, has launched its cross-platform mobile messaging app EM, now available worldwide, via iTunes and Google Play.  EM is a messaging app created to bring people closer, providing the platform for friends and family to


Great Vegas Circus to end in Sharjah on May 30

The Great Vegas Circus will conclude its shows in Sharjah this Saturday (May 30) after 60 days of shows hosted by Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier tourist, leisure and family destination. The circus received a large turnout of Sharjah’s residents and visitors who highly en


Asda’a named ‘ME Consultancy of the Year’

Asda’a Burson-Marsteller, a leading public relations consultancy in the region, has been named ‘Middle East Consultancy of the Year 2015’ at the Sabre Awards. The Sabre Awards, which are presented by The Holmes Group, a leading provider of insights, knowledge an


Gender equality stressed at women’s summit

The importance of equal opportunity for both men and women was highlighted at the recently concluded Women’s Peak Performance Summit in Abu Dhabi, UAE. “It is so important that both genders are able to acquire the education, skills and resources necessary to build suc


Top gaming convention returns to Bahrain

Bahrain’s biggest annual gaming convention is returning for its third year in October. The IGN Convention will be held at the Bahrain International Circuit on October 2 and 3, confirmed organisers, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.


Berklee student to open for Maroon 5 at Moroccan fest

Pop artist Ghita, a Berklee College of Music student from Casablanca, Morocco, will open for superstars Maroon 5 at the 14th annual Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, on June 6. The concert is on the closing night of the nine-

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