Saturday 23 July 2016

DIFF launches premiere screenings event

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), AG and social network Eleqt have announced a brand new initiative devoted to film fans presenting them with the opportunity to be the first to see some of the year’s most exciting new films. ‘Road to DIFF’ will launc


Saudi Arabia to send four women to Rio Olympics

The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the kingdom's team at the Rio Olympics, a spokesman said on Sunday. Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi will become only the second group of women Olympi


Pepsi marks World Emoji Day with new video

Pepsi has launched a new PepsiMoji-filled video to demonstrate how the global language emojis can be used to communicate in ways that traverse boundaries in celebration of World Emoji Day on July 17. Pepsi has taken emojis offline in a visually striking and socially sharable camp


3D printing ‘set to scale new heights in Mena’

The 3D printing industry is poised to spiral to new heights in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, said the organisers of the upcoming SGI Dubai 2017, a leading tradeshow for the signage, outdoor media, screen and digital printing industry. The 20th edition of the sho


Twitter, Facebook stem celebrations of Nice attack

Twitter moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France, watchdog groups said Friday, in a rare round of praise for a platform that has often struggled to contain violent propaganda. A spate of violence over the past several months


UAE, Kuwait warn of Pokemon GO security dangers

Authorities in the Gulf Arab states of Kuwait and United Arab Emirates have warned of security dangers to playing the wildly successful new smartphone app Pokemon GO. Users must resist the urge to point camera phones at Pikachu popping out in front of the Kuwaiti Emir's palac


UAE Space agency marks two years of success

The UAE Space Agency is celebrating its second anniversary, reflecting on its remarkable achievement since its establishment, said a top official. These successes include developing and integrating the UAE national space sector, launching the agency’s strategy and signing s


Etisalat introduces travelxp channel in UAE

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat has joined hands with Celebrities Management Private Limited, one of India's foremost and long standing broadcasters, to introduce the travel and lifestyle television brand travelxp HD to its eLife/e-vision customers. Celeb


Pakistani social media star strangled by brother in 'honor killing'

Qandeel Baloch, a social media star whose exploits divided opinion in conservative Pakistan, was allegedly strangled by her brother in what appears to be an "honor killing", police and her family said on Saturday. Baloch's raunchy social media photos challenged soci

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