Saturday 24 July 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games begin amid Covid-19 concerns

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics was held on Friday night in a nearly empty National Stadium amid unprecedented challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic.   The ceremony raised the curtain on the biggest sporting spectacle held since the virus took


Prizes worth $408,386 up for grabs at Sharjah date festival

The 5th edition of the four-day Al Dhaid Date Festival, organised by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI), kicks off on July 22, 2021 at Expo Al Dhaid with prizes worth AED1.5 million ($408,386) up for grabs.   This year's festival, which wi


Saudi extends permits, visas for expats until Aug 31

Saudi Arabia  will automatically extend the validity of residence permits (Iqama) for expatriates outside the Kingdom in addition to extending the validity of visit visas and exit and re-entry visas without fees until August 31. This extension, which is being carried out by


HFI signs four new legal alliances

Hugh Fraser International (HFI) has announced the signing of four new legal alliances in key growth markets for HFI including in Saudi Arabia.   Al Suweikat and Al Busaies Law Office in Al Khobar will support HFI clients with additional key expertise for clients


Golf Saudi signs up to United Nations Sports

Golf Saudi has made combined announcements that will further accelerate action and results across a range of priority environmental and climate issues.   By becoming an official signatory of the UN Sport for Climate Framework, the sports body joins a rapidly gro


King Hamad leads Eid prayers; praises Team Bahrain's sacrifices

His Majesty King Hamad last night congratulated Bahraini citizens and residents on the advent of the four-day Eid Al Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar.   He also extended Eid greetings to Team Bahra


AAW renews support for Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait

Ali Abdulwahab Al Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW), has renewed its support for Rafa Nadal Academy Kuwait (RNAK), the first institution specialising in tennis and fitness in Kuwait and the Middle East.    AAW Senior Deputy CEO Khaled Faisal Al Mutawa visited the


AMC Cinemas hosts a premier & exclusive screening of “Space Jam: A New Legacy”

AMC Cinemas, the first cinema operator in Saudi Arabia, hosted an exclusive premiere of the animated movie “Space Jam: A New Legacy” at the AMC Cinemas King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.   The movie screening was attended by the Saudi basket


Al Hamra Mall and Manar Mall gear up with exciting activities

As part of the Eid al-Adha festivities, an array of exciting activities will be held at Manar Mall and Al Hamra Mall, the two most visited shopping and leisure destinations in Ras Al Khaimah.   This holiday, residents and visitors are invited by Al Hamra to join


Pratt & Whitney sets up new production facility in California

Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp., has announced the opening of a ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) engineering & development facility in California, US.   The new 60,000 sq-ft facility is an integrated engineering, development an

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