Sunday 19 August 2018

Bahrain King pledges aid to Kerala flood victims

His Majesty King Hamad yesterday (August 18) extended a lifeline to the distressed people in the south Indian state of Kerala, which has been hit by the worst floods in a century leaving more than 300 people dead and forcing 223,000 into relief camps. His Majesty had issued directives


UAE sets up committee for Kerala flood relief work

UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian State of Kerala.   The south Indian state was hit by the most massive


DED-Ajman seizes fake goods worth $1.7m

The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has seized of two warehouses in Al-Jaraf industrial area, confiscating more than 60,000 fake goods of well-known brand names, worth Dh6.22 million ($1.7 million).  The move falls within the framework of an inspection


$1m fine, 25-year jail in UAE’s new cybercrime law

The UAE has amended its cybercrime law to impose an imprisonment period of at least 10 years and not exceeding 25 years, and a fine not less than Dh2 million ($544,000) and not in excess of Dh4 million ($1 million), a media report said. According to the Decree issued by President


Dubai's JLT metro station renamed DMCC

DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, announced today the renaming of Dubai's Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) metro station to DMCC, effective immediately.    The move highlights DM


Eid on Aug 21; one-week holiday for govt staff in UAE

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has announced that the first day of the annual Haj pilgrimage will be on August 19 and Eid Al-Adha will fall on August 21.    It said Sunday (Aug 12) will be the first day of the incoming month of Dhul Al-Hijjah for the year


Bahrain Mumtalakat sells key stake in US education group

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has sold its stake in Nobel Learning Communities, one of the leading providers of private education in the US (from pre-school to high school).   Nobel Learning Communities has a netw


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