Saturday 23 May 2015

UAE Space Agency, Airbus launch youth workshops

The UAE Space Agency and Airbus Group have joined forces to roll out a first series of workshops introducing youth to the world of space exploration for the first time in the Middle East. The inaugural Airbus Little Engineer Space workshop will challenge some 100 students between


Abu Dhabi robotics contest offers $5m in prizes

The recently launched Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE will offer prizes worth a total of $5 million. The biennial event is named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. "This event will undoubted


One-off pension payment agreed for Bahraini private staff

Bahrainis working in the private sector could soon be eligible for a one-off payment from the Pension Fund Authority (PFA) if they complete just five years of service and then quit. Currently, employees are required to work for 15 years before they are eligible for a pension, sai


Abu Dhabi Airports, university enter cooperation deal

Abu Dhabi Airports has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) to promote collaboration and strategic partnership between the two parties. This comes in line with implementing the government’s framework, to strengthen coope


Bahraini workers to be honoured at hospitality event

The 19th annual edition of the Specific Council for Training in Hospitality (SCHT) will honour Bahrain’s hospitality sector establishments and Bahraini workers, a report said. This ceremony will be held under the patronage of Labour Minister and High Council for Vocational


Bahrain set for global leadership summit

Bahrain is set to host the International Leadership Conference under the patronage of Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza later this month, a report said. The two-day event opens on May 26 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Libya bans Bangladeshi workers from entry

Libya's official government has banned Bangladeshi workers from entering the country because many were trying to travel on illegally by boat to Europe, a government spokesman said on Saturday. The North African country, gripped by violence and a breakdown of state authority f


Ezone partners with London School of Marketing

Education Zone (Ezone), a UAE-based company that provides secondary school students and university graduates with an opportunity to study abroad, has announced its partnership with London School of Marketing (LSM), a leading institution offering accredited marketing and business qualifications


14pc expats in Bahrain government jobs

Expatriate employees working in the government sector represent around 14 per cent of the overall national workforce, said a report in our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. The Civil Service Bureau said that most foreign employees work in health, education, electricity and


King Saud University in deal with King’s London

King Saud University (KSU) has signed a deal with King's College in London for Saudi Arabian nationals to undertake postgraduate study and get support for their development as teaching assistants, according to a report. The agreement will pave the way for more scholars from t

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