Tuesday 23 October 2018

Bahrain event to highlight role of tech in humanitarian work

Hundreds of philanthropists, welfare activists, technology experts and government officials will converge in Bahrain for the third annual ‘Charity Technology Innovation Conference and Exhibition’ next week.   Themed ‘Adopting Technology in Huma


UAE’s FCSA signs 10 tie-ups to bolster data system

UAE’s Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) has signed 10 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and strategic partnership agreements that aim to develop national capabilities in the field of statistics. The announcement was made on the first day of the secon


Russian fund welcomes Saudi action

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has welcomed the actions taken by Saudi Arabia as a result of the official investigation of Jamal Khashoggi’s case to punish and prosecute those who are responsible for this tragedy, a statement said.   RDIF strongly s


UAE based law firm launched during GLF

Karm Legal Consultants, a UAE-based legal firm with a focus on corporate/commercial law and technology laws, was officially launched at the recently held Global Legal Forum 2018 at Peace Palace, La Hague. The focus of the forum was discussions surrounding the use of legal technol


UAE approves National Policy for Senior Emiratis

The UAE Cabinet has approved the National Policy for Senior Emiratis to ensure senior citizens' wellbeing as part of the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial Strategy 2071.   "We have adopted the National Policy for Senior Emiratis to improve the qual


25pc of world's top firms have base in UAE

More than 25 per cent of the world's 500 largest companies have the UAE as the regional base of their operations in the Middle East and North Africa, says a report.   This data is a new sign attesting to the prestigious position held by the country as one of


UAE to set new residency visa rules from Sunday

UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) will begin implementing various decisions on the extension of visas to nationals and granting of entry permits to visitors from October 21, a media report said. Brigadier Saeed Rakan Al Rashidi, acting director-gene


Bahrain tops human capital index in Mena region

The World Bank last week announced its inaugural Human Capital Index, with Bahrain coming in the lead for the Mena Region. Focusing on health and education, the Index measures how productive a child born today will be by the time they turn 18. The kingdom’s score also incre


Smart Dubai launches new national digital identity

Smart Dubai, in partnership with the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), has inaugurated UAEPASS, a national digital identity and signature solution for all citizens, residents and visitors. UAEPASS allows the user to access services for both local and federal government enti


Sabic unveils agri-nutrient solutions at Riyadh show

Sabic showcased its wide range of innovative, environment friendly agri-nutrient solutions targeted to specific needs of each crop and help improve yields at 37th International Trade Exhibition for Agriculture and Agro-Industry in Riyadh. The Sabic stand at the exhibition that ra

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