Sunday 7 February 2016

Three new acts added to Spring of Culture festival

Three new acts have been added to this year’s Spring of Culture festival in Bahrain. These include a Portuguese Fado concert by premier singer Liana, a mask theatre performance by Berlin-based Familie Flöz and UK circus troupe Pirates of the Carabina, said a report in the Gulf


Google search chief Singhal to quit

As one of Google's earliest search pioneers steps down and the company's leader in artificial intelligence takes his place, analysts say the move signals the company's desire to make its search engine more sophisticated. Google parent Alphabet Inc said Wednesday that


Disney Live! comes to Bahrain

For the first time in Bahrain, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when ‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ debuts in the kingdom next month. Produced by Feld Entertainment in partnership with the Bahrain T


Orient TV launches new branding campaign

Dubai-based Orient TV has officially launched a new branding campaign and has inaugurated a six-storey brand new studio and bureau in Istanbul, Turkey.   Surpassing 100 million viewers on its Youtube digital channel and with over 4.5 million followers on Faceboo


OSN extends Discovery tie-up with new deal

OSN, a leading pay-TV network in the region, has extended its partnership with Discovery Communications across the Mena region with a new distribution deal. The deal will see the launch of two new HD channels exclusively for OSN subscribers, more hours of new content across Disco


'Cherished Moments with Late Amir' campaign launched

Isa Award for Services to Humanity has launched a campaign entitled 'Cherished Moments with Late Amir His Royal Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa' at an event held at the Isa Cultural Center in Manama.   The board of trustees of the award launche


Dubai film festival sees 10pc rise in attendance

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) closed its 12th edition on a high announcing a 10 per cent increase over 2014 with 55,782 members of the community attending the eight-day event. The return of the Festival for 2016 has been confirmed to take place December 7 – 1


City Centre to host roller skate show at Muscat Festival

City Centre Muscat, a leading lifestyle shopping destination in Oman owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, is set to present a world-class roller skate show during the Muscat Festival.   The shoppers will have the opportunity to see the heart-stopping performa


Kofi Annan to speak at YPO event in Dubai

Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a global network of young business leaders, has announced that Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the UN, will deliver an address at its annual landmark event, YPO EDGE, in Dubai, UAE. For two days in March, YPO members, their spou


OBG report to highlight Qatar’s tax reforms

The latest changes to Qatar’s tax and regulatory systems, including the introduction of a Wage Protection System (WPS), will be highlighted in a forthcoming report on the country by global publishing firm Oxford Business Group (OBG). Other developments to be explored in The

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