Monday 20 February 2017

It will take forever to make nuke weapons: Iran

It will take forever for Iran to produce nuclear weapons because it is not going to do so, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying in a media report. Zarif made the remarks speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference when asked how long


Gulfood to feature grains & pulses segment

Gulfood 2017, a leading global food and hospitality show, will feature a Pulses, Grains & Cereals segment as one of eight dedicated sectors at the exhibition, when it opens later this month in Dubai, UAE. The event runs from February 26 to March 2 at the Dubai World Trade Cen


Gulfood's meat and poultry section draws 259 firms

With bullish forecasts emerging on the GCC’s consumption of meat and poultry, a specialised segment focused on the product range has drawn a huge international response for world-leading food and beverage exhibition Gulfood 2017. The new Meat & Poultry sector, one of ei


Al Kamil, OPWP extend power purchase deal

Al Kamil Power Company has signed an agreement for extending the power purchase agreement with Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) under revised terms and conditions, media sources said. The agreement is now extended up to December 31, 2021, Times of Oman rep


18 injured as train derails in heavy Saudi floods

A Saudi train derailed near the eastern city of Dammam on Friday, injuring 18 people, after flooding from heavy rains caused the rail line to drift, said a report citing the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO). The 193 passengers and six crew members were transferred to another tra


Unilever spurns $143bn Kraft Heinz surprise bid

US food company Kraft Heinz made a surprise $143 billion offer for Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever in a bid to build a global consumer goods giant.    But the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has declined, saying in a statement the offer "fun


GCC meat consumption to hit 4.9m T in two years

Meat consumption in the GCC states, where meat features heavily in traditional diets, is predicted to climb to 4.3 million tonnes by 2019, according to the recent GCC Food Industry Report study by research house Alpen Capital . This will be highlighted at the new Meat & Poult


Road accident deaths in Bahrain fall 40pc

Fatalities in accidents on Bahrain’s roads dropped by 40 per cent last year compared to 2015, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


18 Brazilian firms to showcase at Idex

The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce has announced that 18 Brazilian companies will highlight products and services in the upcoming International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The biennial show takes place from February 19 to 23 at the Abu Dha


Camelicious to unveil new products at Gulfood

Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products (Camelicious ) plans to unveil an array of innovative products based on camel milk at the upcoming Gulfood 2017, the world’s largest food and beverage exhibition in Dubai, UAE. The event is taking place between February 26 and M

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