Thursday 25 February 2021

British Embassy Riyadh launches climate campaign

The British Embassy in Riyadh today launched the #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign, calling on all of society to pledge one climate action to stop climate change.     The campaign drives awareness about the impact of human actions on climate change, and c


Saudi Crown Prince undergoes successful surgery

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, underwent a successful laparoscopic appendectomy surgery yesterday, a Saudi Press Agency report said.   The surge


EDCC and Added sign MOU for strategic partnership

The Emirates Defence Companies Council (EDCC) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (Added), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at building a strategic partnership.    It will support the defence and security sector and to align


Rabdan 8x8 is first to integrate NextGen EOS R800 remote weapon system

AL Jasoor, the UAE’s armoured vehicle specialist and exclusive supplier of the Rabdan 8x8 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, has announced its collaboration with EOS Defence Systems, a leading Australian technology company operating in the space, defence and satellite communications markets.&nb


Supply chain inefficiencies a big factor in 1.3bn tonne food wastage

A whopping 1.3 billion tonnes of edible food, equivalent to a third of global production, goes to waste every year through supply chain inefficiencies and consumer behaviours, according to industry experts at the Gulfood Innovation Summit.   Addressing a panel d


Steven Seagal unveils UAE’s first fully electric tracked vehicle

Noted Hollywood actor and STREIT Group’s Brand Ambassador Steven Seagal has unveiled STORM, a fully electric multi-purpose tracked vehicle.   He also launched DHABI - a state-of-the-art MRAP; NISR - a mounted infantry troop carrier and ground support vehic


UAE unveils new national agenda, projects for next 50 years

The UAE's 2021 ministerial retreat concluded today (February 24) with a new edition of the national agenda and strategic projects to boost the country’s competitiveness and speed up development in the next 50 years.   The two-day retreat, chaired by HH


UAE tops Mena in women’s economic rights, laws: WB

The UAE has topped the Mena region rankings in the World Bank’s newly released 2021 ‘Women, Business and the Law’ (WBL) report, with the ratings seeing a significant leap in legislative reforms implemented over the past few years. Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin


Tawazun to manage contracts of UAE, Abu Dhabi Police

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has issued two resolutions appointing Tawazun Economic Council to manage the procurements and contracts of the UAE Armed Forces and Abu Dhabi Police. The resolution al


Mena imports of French apples increase

French apple exports to the Mena region have increased by 16.43% between August 2019 and July 2020, (compared with 2018-2019), representing approximately 11% of total French apple exports.    In total, 46,386 tonnes of French apples were exported to Mena, u

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