Tuesday 21 April 2015

Fatburger eyes expansion in Mena region

All-American international burger chain Fatburger is planning to expand its presence with more restaurants across the GCC in the coming months. Andy Wiederhorn, global chief executive officer, said: “The chain is committed to its sustained investment plan in the Middle East


Organisations ‘must innovate to stay ahead of competition’

Organisations of today’s fast changing world must innovate to be able to stand out and stay ahead of competition both in the present and into the future, according to an expert. Speaking at the Dubai Global Convention’s 25th World Congress on Leadership for Business E


Dubai Smart Govt launches ‘Happiness Meter’

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) has launched a Happiness Meter for 14 government entities, which will enable customers can rate their happiness experience while using the government websites, apps or in person. The 14 Dubai government entities who have so far activated th


Saudi Arabia on alert over 'oil, mall attack'

Saudi Arabia has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said on Monday. "There was information about a possible act targeting a mall or Aramco installations. We passed t


Obama, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss need for arms

US President Barack Obama met for more than an hour with Abu Dhabi's crown prince on Monday and discussed the conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Libya, and the United Arab Emirates' need for military equipment, the White House said. Obama and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al


New push to evict labourers in Bahraini neighbourhood

Councillors want to evict expat labourers from their homes in the south of the country in a bid to woo Bahraini families back to their old neighbourhoods. The Southern Municipal Council has submitted the proposal to relocate foreign workers to the Works, Municipalities and Urban


Youssef bin Ahmed Kanoo Awards presented in Bahrain

The eighth Youssef bin Ahmed Kanoo Awards were presented to the winners last night at a ceremony at the Gulf Hotel Conference Centre in Bahrain held under the patronage of Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. Egyptian citizen and Saudi Umm Al Qura University liter


New sheesa cafe timings in Bahrain backed

A decision to close sheesha cafes in Bahrain at midnight has sparked uproar among business owners and councillors. However, the move taken last week by the Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry and Interior Ministry was yesterday (April 20) endorsed by the Cab


US sends more warships near Yemen

The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt an


Egypt's Edita signs $12m deal with Hostess Brands

Egyptian foodmaker Edita signed two contacts worth $12 million with US-based Hostess Brands to buy the manufacturing rights of 11 new products and expand distribution, it said in a statement on Monday. Hostess, is one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of breads and

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