Saturday 3 December 2016

Saudi sacks labour minister, announces key Shoura revamp

In a major move, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has appointed Ali bin Nasser Al Ghafis as the new labour minister replacing Mufrej Al Haqabani and also revamped the kingdom’s top consultative body Shoura Council with key appointments, including 29 female members, said a report.


Sunil John wins top PR Award

Sunil John, the founder and chief executive officer of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, has been presented with the Chairman’s Award at the Middle East PR Awards 2016. John was recognised with the award during a glittering ceremony organised by the Middle East Public Relations Ass


Mahindra, Ooredoo win CommsMEA award

Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobility solutions, and telecom group Ooredoo Kuwait have jointly won the CommsMEA Business Services Award for Digital Services Management. The awards were presented at the 11th edition of the Annual CommsMEA Awards held in Dubai, UA


Tamkeen to honour top Bahrain entrepreneurs

Tamkeen has announced the launch of the third edition of the ‘Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship’ which aims to recognise the hard work of Bahraini entrepreneurs and highlight their contribution to the country's economic development. The event is being held under


DIFF lists 15 titles for ‘Cinema of the World’

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has completed the exciting Cinema of the World line-up with a final 15 titles from internationally acclaimed directors and actors.  This year’s impressive selection of 59 films will take DIFF’s audiences on journeys ac


Google launches Dubai 360-degree imagery

Google has launched a series of Dubai’s iconic sites on Street View, a feature by Google Maps that allows users to view and navigate 360-degree imagery of major locations across the world.   As the UAE gears to celebrate its 45th National Day on December 2, Google Maps


Coldplay live in Abu Dhabi for New Year's Eve

Coldplay will return to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the New Year with their UAE fans on December 31, 2016 at the du Arena, Yas Island. Part of the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, the show is organised by Flash Entertainment, the region's premier live events company, in association wit


Dubai launches new ‘open-air museum’ project

Dubai has launched a new ‘open-air museum’ project, a public art venture that will see international and local artists working together to create distinctive public artworks across the emirate to highlight Dubai’s unique identity. Vice President and Prime Minist


BPW to host panel on women in legal sector

The Bahrain International Federation for Business & Professional Women (BIFBPW), in partnership with FinMark Communications, will host a high-level panel of executives from legal sector to highlight the role of women in the industry. The event will take place on November 28 f


UAE to launch report for Arabic digital content

UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced launching the process to issue the first comprehensive report that addresses the prospects of Arabic digital content. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of TRA, said: “This project comes within a series of

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