Tuesday 30 August 2016

IMD MBA students study Smart Dubai initiative

The Smart Dubai Office hosted 30 MBA students from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland for an interactive workshop held at His Highness the Ruler’s Court. The one-hour workshop included Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, director general of the Smart D


New judge joins ADGM

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi, has appointed Lord McGhie as a judge to Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts (ADGM Courts). Lord McGhie will preside over cases in the Small Claims Division of the Court of First Instance. U


Leisure Show Dubai to see growth in sports, fitness sector

Leading international sports and fitness brands are set to dominate next month’s The Leisure Show Dubai 2016 in a clear reflection of soaring regional interest in healthy living. More than a third of all exhibitors at the key industry event – running September 17 to 1


Dubai ruler orders municipality shake-up

Dubai's ruler has ordered a shake-up of the city state's management, including the retirement of nine senior officials, a day after he conducted a surprise spot check of government offices and found a significant number of employees absent. Governments around the Gulf are


Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria

Turkey's army and its allies thrust deeper into Syria on Sunday, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers. Turkish warplanes roared into northern Syria at d


Cineco opens new Rendezvous restaurant in Riffa mall

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco), a market leader in the entertainment industry in the kingdom, officially inaugurated the new Rendezvous Restaurant in Wadi Al Sail Mall, Riffa with a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 25. The ribbon was cut by Dr. Esam Abdulla Fakhro, chairman of


Qatar backs official after Fifa investigator seeks ban

Qatar's Football Association said on Saturday it fully backed its vice president Saoud Al-Mohannadi, a day after a Fifa investigator recommended he be banned from the game for at least 2 1/2 years over allegations of non-cooperation with an inquiry. A Fifa statement did not d


Egypt to replace six after supplies minister quits

Egypt's presidency will replace around half a dozen ministers after accepting resignation of the minister of supplies, one government and one presidency source said. Khaled Hanafi's resignation coincides with an investigation into whether millions of dollars intended to s


Iran boats make 'high speed intercept' of US ship

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a US warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a US defence official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, s


Saudi Arabia foils attack on mosque in Qatif

Saudi security forces shot dead a suspected militant who tried to detonate explosives outside a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. "The man was shot outside a mosque in the town of Um al Hamam and died while being tra

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