Friday 30 September 2016

Six innovative education projects win Wise awards

The World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise), a leading international initiative driving innovation and collaboration in education, has announced the six 2016 Wise Awards winning projects. The six winning projects address an array of education challenges including literacy, a


Samsung showcases HDTVs at IFA 2016 in Berlin

Samsung showcased its SUHD TVs with Quantum dot display incorporating video, lighting and musical elements designed by a team of rising German artists at IFA 2016, a consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. The installation, entitled The Origin of Quantum Dot, is a stained g


Bahrain's Cineco, Majid Al Futtaim to form JV

Bahrain Cinema Company (Cineco), market leaders in the entertainment industry in Bahrain, and Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas, have announced a joint venture which will operate and expand the current 8,000-sq-m cinema at Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Bahrain in Manama. Majid Al F


DIFF to feature special line-up of top films

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the first round of handpicked titles from across the globe that will form part of the 2016 ‘Cinema of the World’ line-up.  Fifty of the world’s most anticipated films are expected to impress the tho


UAE tops in competitiveness in region

The UAE was ranked first regionally and 16th globally in the latest Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum (Davos) in Switzerland. The report is one of the most important global competitiveness reports, which monitors annual performance and competitivene


DP World wins 6 investor relations awards

DP World, a global operator of shipping terminals, won six awards at the 7th Annual IR Conference and Awards Ceremony in Dubai recently, including the ‘Best Company for Investor Relations, Middle East’ for the third consecutive year following a global survey of financial industry st


Initiative to promote Bahrain as arts hub

Bahraini artists are being encouraged to submit their work to a major initiative that aims to promote the country as a regional arts hub, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Qatar to build Bedouin camp for 2,000 World Cup fans

Qatar is to construct a special Bedouin-style desert camp to house thousands of fans during the 2022 World Cup as the country looks to broaden accommodation for the tournament beyond the limited number of apartments and hotels. A fan village among the sand dunes close to the Saud


YouTube launches hub for Arabic TV series

YouTube launched today a new hub called Mosalsalat which features more than 500 of the most iconic Arabic television series dating back to 1962 from across the Middle East and North Africa. Users will now be able to browse through more than 7,000 hours of Arabic series on YouTube


Icflix to enable direct operator billing in ME

Icflix, a leading Internet streaming service in the Mena region, has partnered with SLA Digital, an international digital services company, to bring direct operator billing to more customers in the Middle East. Founded in 2013, Icflix is a streaming and VoD platform that provides

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