Monday 22 December 2014

Spectrami launches Christmas bonanza programme

Spectrami, a leading value added distributor in the Mena region, in association with Good Technology and LogRhythm, has launched an incentive programme which rewards its sales staff during this Christmas season, across its various channels. The incentive programme began earlier t


England had best bid for 2018, says Fifa official

England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup "was by far the strongest contender", FIFA official Harold Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as saying on Sunday. "How could England have only got two votes? It was a big surprise," Mayne-Nicholls was quoted as sayin


Egypt opens Rafah border first time since October

Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said. Rafah is the only major crossing between impoverished Gaza, home to 1.8 million Palestinians, and the out


Sisi meets Qatari envoy, signalling possible detente

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi met a special envoy of the Emir of Qatar on Saturday, the latest step in a Saudi-brokered effort to repair relations, regional news agencies reported. Ties between Cairo and Doha deteriorated after then-army chief Sisi removed President Moh


Bahrain set to launch major homes survey

Bahrain is launching a major survey this month to help authorities develop vital economic and social programmes, a report said. The year-long nationwide survey will gauge family income and expenditure in Bahrain, according to the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), reported t


Egypt receives 10 Apache helicopters from US

Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US in the past week, security sources said on Saturday, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region. The United States originally announced in April that it had decided to li


Dubai Police joins Smart Government service

Dubai Smart Government Department said Dubai Police has joined its new MyID service for ensuring a single sign-on to and interacting with Dubai government services through smart phones or the Internet in collaboration with Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), bringing to 10 the number of entitie


Iraq wins one-year reprieve on Gulf War reparations

A United Nations body has agreed to let Iraq postpone its final payment of reparations to Kuwait for the 1990-91 Gulf War, in an effort to help ease Baghdad's cash-strapped budget. The consensus decision, reached by major powers at the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC), means


India plans to offer nuclear insurance

India is offering to set up an insurance pool to indemnify global nuclear suppliers against liability in the case of a nuclear accident, in a bid to unblock billions of dollars in trade held up by concerns over exposure to risk. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is ho


Fifa ready to publish full Garcia report

Fifa's executive committee has unanimously agreed to publish an "appropriate" version of a report into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups but said Russia and Qatar would still stage the tournaments. "The decision which has been taken on December 2

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