Friday 29 August 2014

Japanese garden in Bahrain faces demolition

A Bahrain resident, who has spent tens of thousands of dinars from his own pocket to build a Japanese garden, claims he is being forced by authorities to demolish it. Steve Vlajic created the traditional garden three decades ago on land in Hajjiyat, East Riffa, that he alleged wa


Iran's SLAL tenders for feed barley, corn

Iran's state feed grain buyer SLAL has issued an international tender to purchase feed barley and corn, two traders said on Thursday. SLAL is seeking 180,000 tonnes of feed barley and 120,000 tonnes of corn for September/October shipment, the traders said. One


Tata appoints JWT as creative agency

Tata Sons, the principal investment holding company of the Tata Group, has appointed JWT as the creative agency for its global brand campaign. The campaign will seek to present three core messaging corridors about the Tata brand – Tata is global, Tata is trustworthy and Tata is a


UK to give airlines 26.4m free CO2 permits

Britain will hand its airlines 6.6 million free carbon allowances a year to help reduce the cost of meeting their obligations under Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2013 to 2016, the government said. The European Union's ETS caps the emissions of over 12,000 power p


Oman Air welcomes ‘Fly A Boeing 737’ winners

Oman Air, the national airline of Oman, has welcomed the first three of the 30 winners of its recent Facebook promotion, entitled ‘Fly A Boeing 737’. The three winners from Dubai, along with their partners were welcomed at the Muscat International Airport by Mohammed Al Shi


Oxford University Press to release Arabic dictionary

Oxford University Press will celebrate the print and digital publication of the Oxford Arabic dictionary on August 28. The dictionary focuses on the standardised variant of Arabic used in writing and formal speech, commonly known as ‘Modern Standard Arabic’, a statement sai


Samsung launches world’s ‘biggest’ UHD curved TV

Samsung has launched its latest ‘105-inch screen curved TV’, claiming to be the biggest ultra-high-definition (UHD) curved TV. Samsung’s curved UHD TV’s ultra-thin bezel and curved aluminium stand are also designed with minimalism in mind, reducing visual interf


Burger King to buy Canada food chain for $11.5bn

Burger King Worldwide announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for C$12.64 billion ($11.53 billion) in a cash-and-stock deal that would create the world's third-largest fast-food restaurant group. With roughly $23 billion in combined annual sales,


UAE ministry in deal to organise key food security event

UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has signed a deal with the Nor-Fishing Foundation and Informa Middle East, a leading provider of conference, to organise a key conferences aimed at reinforcing food security in the UAE. ‘Aqua Middle East’ (AquaME) a


Etihad Airways donates to Breast Cancer Arabia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has donated more than Dh70,000 ($19,058) to assist the work of ‘Breast Cancer Arabia’, a charity organisation. Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ vice president guest services, and Linden Coppell, Etihad Airways’ head

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