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Bahrain to host Arab ICT forum this month

Bahrain is set to host the Arab Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Forum 2014, it has emerged. The two-day event will be held at the Bahrain Society of Engineers centre in Juffair, Bahrain on October 21 and 22, said a

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Arab Open University's new campus opens

Arab Open University's new campus in A'Ali, Bahrain opened last night (September 28) under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad. The university was opened by His Majesty's personal representative Shaikh Abdulla bin

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Air Arabia targets Arab world in services push

Air Arabia, the low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE, aims to operate services to all airports in the Arab world, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean, its top official has said. The airline's chief executi

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Arab Bank never backed Hamas, lawyer tells US jury

Arab Bank never provided material support for the Palestinian group Hamas, a lawyer for the bank told jurors during closing arguments at the bank's civil trial on charges of financing terrorism. The Jordan-based bank is accuse

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Social media 'a crucial link' for parliamentarians

Parliamentarians from across the Arab world have been urged to engage more with their electorate through the use of social media. The call came from the opening session of the Third Annual Arab Parliaments' Association of Gene

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Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries up 7pc

Coffee exports from Brazil to Arab countries hit 820,000, 60-kg bags of coffee during the seven months ending in July, up seven per cent as compared to the same period last year, according to a report. The latest Brazilian Coffee

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Arab nations back US to expand anti-jihad operations

Arab nations have rallied behind US President Barack Obama's call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Bahrain and nine other Arab countries agreed, in a joint communique, to do more to stop the flow of fu

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Bahrain at ‘forefront of liberalisation’ of telecom sector

Bahrain has been at the forefront of liberalisation of the telecommunications sector among the Arab countries, according to a recent report. The World Bank report, entitled ‘Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Af

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Arab Idol Season 3 set to premiere on Sept 5

Arab Idol Season 3 is set to begin on September 5, with an improved winning formula and a new face on the judging panel. The popular Arab takent-spotting show will start with a bang as thousands of contestants churn out their best

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10pc of Arab CEOs use private jets for leisure travel

Nearly 10 per cent of chief executive officers (CEOs) in the Arab world use private jets for leisure travel, compared to 30 per cent in the US, according to Private Jet Charter, a leading independent private jet charter consultant.

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