Thursday 28 August 2014

Oxford University Press to release Arabic dictionary

Oxford University Press will celebrate the print and digital publication of the Oxford Arabic dictionary on August 28. The dictionary focuses on the standardised variant of Arabic used in writing and formal speech, commonly known as ‘Modern Standard Arabic’, a statement sai


Samsung launches world’s ‘biggest’ UHD curved TV

Samsung has launched its latest ‘105-inch screen curved TV’, claiming to be the biggest ultra-high-definition (UHD) curved TV. Samsung’s curved UHD TV’s ultra-thin bezel and curved aluminium stand are also designed with minimalism in mind, reducing visual interf


Burger King to buy Canada food chain for $11.5bn

Burger King Worldwide announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for C$12.64 billion ($11.53 billion) in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group. With roughly $23 billion in combined annual sales,


UAE ministry in deal to organise key food security event

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has signed a deal with the Nor-Fishing Foundation and Informa Middle East, a leading provider of conference, to organise a key conferences aimed at reinforcing food security in the UAE. ‘Aqua Middle East’ (AquaME) a


Etihad Airways donates to Breast Cancer Arabia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has donated more than Dh70,000 ($19,058) to assist the work of ‘Breast Cancer Arabia’, a charity organisation. Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ vice president guest services, and Linden Coppell, Etihad Airways’ head


Du, Microsoft join to offer ‘Xbox One’ pre-order

Du, a leading UAE telecom company, and Microsoft have joined together to offer gamers in the UAE the opportunity to pre-order their new Xbox One, guaranteeing to be amongst the first to experience the new gaming platform. Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console —


Top-tier travel industry professionals at Yas Island summit

Yas Island has showcased its world class leisure, entertainment and business offering to nearly 90 top-tier travel industry professionals from China. The full-day tour is part of a major summit to build on the current steep growth in tourists and business travellers from China to the U


Burger King in $18bn merger talks with Canada chain

Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion. The companies confirmed merger discussions late on Sunday, and said the new company would


Bahrain’s shrimp stocks drop due to illegal fishing

Fishermen in Bahrain have reported a "significant" drop in shrimp stocks in the last month because of illegal fishing. Fishermen's Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran said the season so far has been abysmal, despite a strong start during the first few days


Warplanes hit Tripoli, airport terminal destroyed

Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said. Unidentified war planes also attacked targets in the capital, residents said, the latest stage of the worst fighti

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