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New book traces history of Bahrain’s newspapers

A new book that documents the history of Bahrain’s English language newspapers has been published. Bahrain’s English Newspapers: An Illustrated History is the work of author Hamad Abdulla and illustrates how publications have evolved since the mid-1950s.

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Hyundai Motor’s video campaign wins Cannes award

The Hyundai Motor Company had launched a global ‘New Thinking’ campaign entitled ‘A Message to Space,’ which aimed at connecting families and set a world record. The renowned Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2015 honoured the video as part

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NetRange signs content deal with icflix

NetRange, a leader in white label Smart TV portal solutions, has finalised a content deal with icflix, a leading video-on-demand streaming service for Jazwood, Hollywood and Bollywood content in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. The service is acting internationally

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UAE textile printing industry set for big growth

Textile printing industry in the UAE is set to gather momentum as the country stands as the world’s fourth largest trading centre of textiles, generating about $17.5 billion annually, a top official said, citing a global report. Meanwhile, the global printed textiles market

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Saudi teen in trouble over selfie with dead grandad

A Facebook post of a teenager in Saudi Arabia taking a selfie next to his dead grandfather has gone viral and landed the boy in trouble with the authorities. The teenage boy took the selfie and posted it in social media with the caption 'Good Bye, Grandfather'.

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Dubai set to spring bigger surprises this summer

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has unveiled  a fun-filled calendar of events for the 18th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises, which will kick off on July 23 with a line-up of unique events and the most nu

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Sony Music, Beecell in new iTunes strategic alliance

Sony Music Entertainment Middle East and Beecell, a leading regional mobile value-added services provider, have signed a strategic partnership to populate iTunes Mena and international stores with Arabic and regional music content aggregated by Beecell. The Middle East has 39 per

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Prince Alwaleed to give $32bn to charity

Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the chairman of Kingdom Holding, will donate $32 billion to charity in coming years via Alwaleed Philanthropies, he said on Wednesday. The sum represents his entire wealth, he told a news conference in Riyadh, and will be given

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Abu Dhabi Classic FM bags ‘finalist’ award in NY

Abu Dhabi Classic FM’s ‘Kids’ Classics’ show has won the ‘Finalist Certificate’ at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards. The daily slot, hosted by Damian Watson and targeting children and their parents on the school run, wa

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JCDecaux wins award at Small Cell World Summit

JCDecaux, a leading outdoor advertising company, has been recognised in the category of ‘Small cell technology and deployment enablers’ at the awards ceremony of the Small Cell World Summit held in London recently.   The jury commended JCDecaux's ability to de

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