Wednesday 14 October 2015

Doha Film Institute unveils titles for youth fest

The Doha Film Institute, a not-for-profit cultural organisation, has released the titles for the third edition of the upcoming Ajyal Youth Film Festival. The annual festival will open on November 29 with the Middle East Premiere of The Idol, from Academy Award-nominated Palestini


Global cinema event returns to DIFF

The Dubai International Film Festival’s ‘Cinema of The World’ programme returns to the Festival once more with a selection of 2015’s best films from around the globe. The programme welcomes a broad spectrum of films, spanning numerous genres and featuring


Facebook pushes shopping features in app

In an effort to move further into e-commerce and compete with Amazon Inc’s (AMZN.O) retail offerings, Facebook announced Monday it is testing several ad features that allow users to shop directly through its app. Few users make purchases on mobile phones because it is slow


Art Bahrain focus on global talent

Artwork from around the world went on show at a brand new international art exhibition officially opened yesterday at Bahrain Bay. Art Bahrain features 48 booths with artists from 18 countries, as well as participating galleries and independents, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN)


No more nudes in Playboy magazine

Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifesty


Expo Centre Sharjah, Air Arabia in co-operation deal

The Expo Centre Sharjah and Air Arabia have joined hands in a three-year co-operation agreement, in a strategic move aimed at boosting mutual growth.   A memorandum of understanding aimed at 'maximising visibility and branding of both parties in the best pos


12 Arab innovators become 'Stars of Science' candidates

Twelve of the Arab world's most promising and remarkable young innovators beat thousands of rival applicants to be selected as candidates on the seventh season of Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development 's (QF) 'edutainment reality'


Mena printing market on track to hit $26bn

The total printing revenues in the Mena region were $17.6 billion in 2012 and are forecast to grow 7.2 per cent per annum reaching $26 billion by 2018, a report said. The printing industry in the Mena region will continue to witness rapid growth due to the growing infrastructure


Apple, ADCB among top intimate brands in UAE

Apple has emerged as the most intimate brand among UAE consumers, while Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) earned a place in the top ten alongside a collection of global names, said a major study. Lexus, Samsung and Mercedes are among the other highest ranked brands in the UAE coun


12 Arab innovators enter 'Stars of Science' final

Twelve of the Arab world’s most promising and remarkable young innovators beat thousands of rival applicants to be selected as candidates on “edutainment reality programme 'Stars of Science' on MBC4 channel. Twelve of the Arab world’s most promising and

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