Friday 22 September 2017

UAE donates $10m to help in Florida recovery efforts

The UAE Embassy in Washington has announced that the UAE government has pledged $10 million to help with recovery efforts in Florida, US, following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, a Wam news agency report said. UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, spoke with Flor


Baghdad population reaches more than 8m

Iraq's Ministry of Planning revealed today that the population of Baghdad amounted to more than eight million people, highlighting the capital's need for many amenities. The Iraqi Minister of Planning, Salman Jumaili said on the sidelines of his meeting with the Governor


Iraq awards $49m contract to Trace Systems

US-based Trace Systems has been awarded a $49 million firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract to support Iraq’s Very Small Aperture Terminal Network, a report said. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of


Halal Expo Dubai ends on positive note

The 9th Halal Expo Dubai concluded at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on a successful note with majority of the 100 exhibiting companies reporting having brisk business with local and international trade visitors – part of the 4,000 people who came to the two-day business-to-business event. &


Unique Group partners with Innovo

Unique Group, one of the world’s most prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution providers, has announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with UK-based Innovo. As part of the agreement, the two world-leading engineering and manufacturing companies wi


Egypt tops in offshore services location index in Mena

Egypt ranks number one in the Mena region in the 2017 Global Services Location Index (GSLI), advancing two places from last year on a global scale while the UAE ranks second in the region, advancing five places on the global list. The index, released by A.T. Kearney, analyzes and


Over 200 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

At least 216 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Mexico on Tuesday. The quake came hours after the country participated in emergency drills to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 tremblor that killed thousands. Several buildings coll


Saudi Arabia, UK sign new security cooperation pact

Saudi Arabia and the UK have signed a new agreement to promote cooperation between the two countries across several sectors including defence and security, counter-terrorism, intelligence, training and education, medical services and logistics. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bi


KBRwyle wins $91m contract to support US Navy

KBR has announced that its global Government Service business, KBRwyle, was awarded a $91 million base operating support services contract by the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic. Under the terms of this latest contract, KBRwyle will support services at v


Yummex honours innovators in snacks, confectionary

Global innovators in the snack and confectionary industry were rewarded for their cutting-edge innovation at the yummex Middle East Innovation Awards, held yesterday (September 18) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The awards recognised the international innovation of sweet

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