Wednesday 21 November 2018

100 attend Belgian King’s Night in Bahrain

Over a 100 people enjoyed a networking evening celebrating Belgian King’s Night in Bahrain under the patronage of Belgian Ambassador Piet Heirbaut, last week.   The event was organised in the unique setting of La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art in Mana


Bahrain EDB seals strategic agreements with China

Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) said it has signed three major agreements with the Chinese government in the areas of logistics, transportation, financial services, tourism and training during their visit to the city of Hangzhou. A senior delegation from Bahrain met Zhan


SDG Centre of Excellence for region launched

UAE’s Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) has launched the Sustainable Development Goals Centre of Excellence for the Arab Region (SDGCAR) in Abu Dhabi, a media report said. In collaboration with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), EDA will build the SDGC


Over 500 top industry leaders set for Intersec 2019

More than 500 exhibitors from across the world will be at the Intersec 2019, the world's largest trade and networking event for safety, security and fire protection, when it opens doors in Dubai, UAE, next year. To be held from January 20 to 22, Intersec will see two-thirds o


Emirati expert named Wipo advisory team member

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo) has appointed Dr Mohammed Mahmoud Al Kamali, the director-general of the UAE Institute of Training and Judicial Studies, as a member of its judicial advisory team. Dr Al Kamali will be among a 15-member team selected from all ov


Bahrain announces holiday for Prophet's birthday

Bahrain's ministries and public institutions will be closed on Tuesday (November 20) to mark the anniversary of Mawlid Al Nabi, the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), reported BNA.   HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa today issued


Naming rights for Riyadh Metro's 8 stations raise $278.7m

Riyadh Development Authority (RDA) – previously The High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh - has awarded naming rights for eight Riyadh Metro stations to leading commercial organisations from Saudi Arabia and the region, generating a total of SR1.045 billion ($278.


Dubai set to host 87th Interpol General Assembly

Dubai will play host to the 87th International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) General Assembly 2018 from November 18 to 21. Held for the first time in the UAE, the Interpol General Assembly will bring together officials of public security departments and global experts t


Illegal cigarettes cost $210m in lost taxes in GCC

Illicit trade of cigarettes in the GCC has tripled in the first half of 2018 rising to 5.3 per cent of total sales compared to last year, equivalent to approximately $210 million in lost taxes, a report said. Philip Morris International (PMI), a leading international tobacco comp


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