Saturday 21 January 2017
 
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Two terror suspects killed in Jeddah anti-terror raids

Two terror suspects blew themselves up on Saturday during a firefight with security forces in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah and two others were arrested in another operation, said a report. Security forces raided a suspected “terrorist” hideout used for making explosive b

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MEA to spearhead $2.2trn packaged food industry growth

The global packaged food market is expected to reach $2.2 trillion by 2020 mainly driven by the demand from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market and Asia-Pacific region, said a report released ahead of a key industry event in Dubai UAE. The Gulfood 2017 is the world’s la

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Masdar partners with Thales for hybrid airship

UAE-based Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, has signed a MoU with French company Thales/Thales Alenia Space and a French engineering university Mines ParisTech to develo

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Ramada Ajman to improve food waste management

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman in the UAE is aiming to boost its current food waste management scheme through the installation of a new WasteStation machine.   Developed and distributed by the UK-based Imperial Machine Company (IMC), the WasteStation is an innovative food w

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UAE releases report with 112 predictions at Davos

By 2020, 20 per cent of households will run on solar energy, while electric, self-driving cars will make up 90 per cent of all vehicles by 2035, says a report containing 112 predictions released at the World Economic Forum by the UAE. The State of the Future report, a first if it

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UAE video surveillance market to hit $200m by 2021

The UAE’s video surveillance market is set to reach $200 million in 2021, when the Middle East’s market will reach $1.8 billion, according to a recent report by IT market research firm 6Wresearch. “CCTV has long been used to prevent crime – now the UAE gov

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Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship enters quarter finals stage

The organizing committee of the third edition of the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship has announced the commencement of the Quarter Final stage for participating Bahraini companies. Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince

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Clifford Chance ME team puts focus on Africa projects

Clifford Chance, a leading international law firm, is responding to demand for more Africa-focused expertise from clients in the Middle East by strengthening its regional presence. Edmund ‎Boyo, the head of Clifford Chance's Anglophone West Africa practice relocated in ea

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Dubai Culture appoints CEO of happiness

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority has appointed Latifa bin Demaithan as chief of happiness and positivity in the authority, in addition to her role as office manager of the vice chairman of Dubai Culture. The new appointment supports the UAE leadership’s vision of brin

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Expo 2020 Dubai rolls out $100m scheme for creative projects

Expo 2020 Dubai today delivered the first public roll-out of its $100 million Expo Live programme to help fund, accelerate and promote creative projects that will improve lives while preserving our planet. Organisers stressed that they have no prior expectations of where successf

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