Thursday 24 April 2014

Kuwaiti papers suspended over 'plot' reports

A judge has suspended two Kuwaiti newspapers for two weeks after they published stories about a recording that discusses an alleged plot to overthrow the Gulf state's ruling system, their editors said on Sunday. Kuwait, a major oil producer, has imposed a news blackout on a s


Dublin to host first Arabic film festival

Ireland is getting ready to host the inaugural Dublin Arabic Film Festival next month (May 8 - 11), which takes place at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin. Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, The Dublin Arabic Film Festival (DAFF) will showcase an extraordinary selection of t


Emirates Foundation kicks off science fair

The Emirates Foundation for Youth Development opened its ’Think Science Fair’ today (April 20) in Dubai, attracting young scientists from all over the UAE to show off brain power. The science fair is one of the biggest events of its kind in the region, attracting thou


HBA opens interiors design studio in UAE

Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA), a leading hospitality design firm, has launched its award-winning studio division in the UAE to offer interior design solutions for the growing mid-tier hospitality sector. Catering to small and medium-sized hotels, Studio will offer cutting edge,


Aabar contest to send Emirati into space

An Emirati will win the chance to travel into space as part of a nationwide competition being launched by Abu Dhabi-based Aabar Investments. The prize winner will be given a place onboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo when it begins running commercial trips into space. The


Startup portal features story on iOS, Android

Startup Bahrain, one of the region's first and only independent digital publications on new businesses, launched its latest issue on iOS and Android devices. It features a phenomenal, first-of-its-kind, two-hour interview with Prince Khalid bin Al Waleed bin Talal, one of the


Americana’s KFC campaign wins top honours

Americana Group’s marketing campaigns for KFC Arabia has been recognised with an award at the 2014 Internationalist Awards for Innovation in Media and two other wins at the regional 2014 Dubai Lynx Award. “Once again, KFC Arabia has had the quality, effectiveness and


Naqsh Gallery to showcase at Saudi Hotel Show

Naqsh Gallery, a Bahrain-based art gallery, is set to showcase its latest collection of fine arts, calligraphy decors and interior design accessories at the Hotel Show in Saudi Arabia next week.   The gallery will also be a supporting sponsor of the event, which


Elias Rahbani concert set in Dubai

Global Black Diamond will present a long-awaited concert by Lebanese artist Elias Rahbani in Dubai on April 25. A family member of the coveted Rahbani’s, Elias Rahbani is a Lebanese composer, arranger, lyricist, conductor and producer. Elias is one of the three Rahbani brot


First season of Bahraini show to start shoot

A film company is gearing up to shoot the first season of a Bahraini show described as "Shahs of Sunset" meets "Real Housewives".   Blending in with the Bahrainis (BIWB) will showcase the lives of six intelligent, strong and opinionated women

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