Wednesday 1 October 2014

Qatar forfeit basketball game in hijab row

The Qatar women's basketball team forfeited a match at the Asian Games on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the Islamic headscarf, taking a stand against what they say is a discriminatory policy against Muslim women. The Qatari players were asked, in accordance


Dunkin Donuts to celebrate Global Coffee Day

Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, will offer coffee lovers in Lebanon a free small hot coffee (while supplies last) with any purchase to mark the brand’s first Global Coffee Day celebration on September 29. John Costello, pr


Fox Movies to debut Arab dance show

Fox Movies will launch ‘Yalla Nor’os’, the Arab version of the world’s biggest dance competition show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, on TV starting from September 28. The announcement comes following an agreement signed between independent media stati


Debut F&B processing show to host buyer event

The inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing, a major trade fair in Dubai, UAE focusing on the region’s rapidly expanding F&B processing infrastructure, will also host a mammoth specialised Hosted Buyer Programme, said event organisers. The exhibition takes place at Dubai World


Bahraini fighter jets join Syria strikes

Bahraini fighter jets have joined US-led air strikes in Syria to prevent extremist fighters from expanding throughout the region. The US operation included the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) and military forces from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Jordan, which was part of an intern


Saudi confirms role in strikes against Islamic State

Saudi Arabia's air force participated in US-led bombing strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, its official news agency said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam, has funnelled cash and arms to rebels fighting Syrian


Bahrain plans nationwide drive to spur voting

A nationwide campaign has been launched to encourage Bahrainis to cast their ballots in the upcoming national elections. It includes setting up social media networks, 12-hour hotlines, SMS services and an interactive website ahead of the parliamentary polls on November 22, said a


UAE confirms air force took part in strikes on IS

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) air force took part in strikes on Islamic State targets overnight, the Gulf Arab country's official WAM news agency reported on Tuesday. The operation took place "in coordination with participating forces in the international effor


DSG to showcase smart services at Gitex

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has completed its technological, media and administrative preparations to take part in the 34th edition of the Gitex Technology Week next month. The event will be held from October 12 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibiti

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