Thursday 28 May 2015

Marka buys 65pc stake in UK online retailer

Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop for Dh15.3 million ($4.16 million). The move makes Marka the first regional company to secure exclusive rights with a


Platini pledges support for Prince Ali in Fifa bid

UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's Fifa presidency vote. Prince Ali is the only remaining candidate standing against Blatter in Friday's election


France wins big; Italy loses out in Cannes

French film "Dheepan" won the top Palme d'Or prize for director Jacques Audiard at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Sunday, crowning a good night for French cinema but a bad one for Italy and actress Cate Blanchett. The choice of a film that revolves a


Mathematician John Nash killed in car crash

Mathematician John Nash, a Nobel Prize winner whose longtime struggle with mental illness inspired the movie "A Beautiful Mind", was killed in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey, state police said on Sunday. The couple were in a taxi cab when the driver lost


Artists invited for Bahrain’s international fair

Bahrain is calling artists to take part in an international fair to be hosted in the kingdom later this year. The four-day Art Bahrain will take place from October 13 to October 16 in a specially-constructed 50-metre diameter marquee near the Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, repor


UAE plans official launch of space agency

The UAE is set to officially launch its space agency besides introducing a number of initiatives and programs to help the nation become a key player in space science exploration. The UAE Space Agency launch will be held a day ahead of the 5th Global Space & Satellite Forum (G


New secure file share service launched in Dubai

Dubai-headquartered ZipIt, a Web-based file-sharing service that allow businesses to share files easily and securely, announced its official launch yesterday (May 20). With ZipIt, businesses can share files among their employees, clients, and customers using a variety of features


IS hacks website of cultural centre in Bahrain

Hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have brought down the website of a Bahraini cultural institution. The website of the Isa Cultural Centre (, in Juffair, was targeted on May 18 by a group calling itself Fareeq Fadhaeh Al Elmania

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