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Top food, hospitality expo opens in Saudi Arabia

More than 300 companies from 14 countries are taking part in the 22nd edition of Saudi Food, Hotel & Hospitality Exhibition, the kingdom's largest annual food and hospitality trade show, which opened in Jeddah. The event was inaugurated on Sunday by Mohammad bin Abdullah

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3 teams take tops spots at Imagine Cup Oman

Teams Beta, AMA and Metamorph swept to victory in the Oman finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2017, a global technology competition that aims to deliver educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for youth by acquiring critical skills. Held under the patronage

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Saudi National Security Center established

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a directive establishing the National Security Center, which is affiliated to the Royal Court. In a Royal Order he also appointed Mohammad bin Salih Alghfaili as advisor for national security. The orde

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Saudi King Salman restores benefits to state employees

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree to restore financial allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut under austerity measures,  media reports said. “The royal order returns all allowances, financia

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Global steel demand to hit 1.5bn tonnes in 2017

Global steel demand will grow by 1.3 per cent to more than 1.5 billion tonnes in 2017, and increase by 0.9 per cent to a little over 1.548 billion tonnes in 2018, said a report. China will likely see flat demand this year, followed by a two per cent decline in 2018, stated Platts

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Dubai Municipality opens first UAE Foodbank branch

The first branch of the UAE Foodbank opened today in the Al Quoz area in Dubai. At the opening, Her Highness Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, the chairman of the UAE Foodbank Board of Trustees, said: “I am extremely proud to see the first branch open only thre

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Marka to open restaurant outlet in Abu Dhabi

Marka, the first public joint stock retail operator in the UAE, has announced that it is opening the first Reem Al Bawadi outlet in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Khaled Al Mheiri, vice chairman and CEO of Marka, said: “We are delighted to be introducing Reem Al Bawadi’s authentic M

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12 Saudi soldiers killed in Yemen copter crash

A Black Hawk helicopter of the Saudi Armed Forces crashed on Tuesday morning while on a mission in Marib, Yemen, resulting in the martyrdom of four officers and eight rank officers, reported state news agency Wam, citing the Coalition Forces Command in Support of Yemen Legitimate Gover

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Restrata to launch new security solution in Basrah

UAE-based Restrata, a global security solutions provider, is set to launch its new web-based portal which will serve as a platform to provide reporting and longer-term situational risk analysis conducted by its Business Solutions Operation Centre (BSOC) in Basrah, Iraq. Restrata

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Record crowds enjoy Bahrain F1 night race

Record crowds and action-packed racing were the highlights as Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix under the stars in Sakhir last night. Nearly 100,000 fans flocked to the floodlights of the Bahrain International Circuit over the weekend, with families making

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