Monday 22 July 2019

Kalbian Hagerty appoints senior counsel in UAE office

US-based Kalbian Hagerty, a provider of diversified legal services, said that Mark H Tulloss has joined the firm’s UAE office as senior counsel. Tulloss is a widely respected international business lawyer with a practice focused on advising businesses in the Middle East, As


EY launches 2nd edition of Entrepreneurial Winning Women Programme

Ernst and Young (EY) has launched the 2019 edition of its Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme in the Mena region as part of its ongoing effort to recognise and support women entrepreneurs who are contributing to their local economies.   The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Wome


PAN Emirates unveils special summer promotion

UAE-based PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, is offering discounts of 30 – 70 per cent this summer and 0% interest instalment plan from a variety of Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional a


Mideast region tense as Iran seizes British oil tanker

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.   Britain said it was urgently s


UAE's places of worship law in final stages

The UAE's Supreme National Committee for Tolerance said the law on licensing of places of worship in the emirates is in its final stages, and comes as part of its efforts to boost the country's stature to global capital for tolerance.   The new law inclu


Nestlé invents dark chocolate from cocoa fruit

Nestlé said it has created a unique chocolate made entirely from the cocoa fruit, using the beans and pulp as the only ingredients and therefore not adding any refined sugar. Nestlé plans to introduce the first product in Japan in the autumn of this year through its


First Boeing P-8A Poseidon for UK takes flight

The first Boeing] P-8A Poseidon for the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) recently took off from Renton in the US state of Washington, marking the first flight of this inaugural UK P-8A. During the 90 minute flight key testing took place before the aircraft touched down and moved to the n


New UAE space law in final publishing stage

The new UAE space law is in its final stage, and has been approved by the UAE Cabinet, the Federal National Council, FNC, and national authorities, said Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, the Director-General of the UAE Space Agency.   The law will create an attracti


UAE cuts govt fees for over 1,500 federal services

The UAE’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) said that fees for more than 1,500 federal services have been reduced by up to 50 per cent for three main federal ministries - Ministry of Interior, Economy, and Human Resources and Emiratisation. Specifically, 1,200 fees were reduced or


Bahrain ID Card centres to open on Saturdays to ease rush

Bahrain's Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) will be opening the identity card centres at Isa Town and Muharraq (Seef Mall) for an extra day every week on Saturdays to cater to the rush from Bahraini nationals to update their chips’ data. Nationals looking to

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