Tuesday 21 October 2014

Top coffees and teas to be showcased at Dubai fest

Coffee, tea and related products in the Middle East are set to showcased at a leading festival for enthusiasts across the region in Dubai next month. The International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF) will run from November 12 to 14 at the Meydan Hotel Gallery, said a statement.


UAE mission to Mars in seven years

The UAE has taken one step closer to its planned mission to Mars with the signing of a partnership agreement between the Emirati Mars probe teams. The agreements were signed in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Rul


US agrees sale of $600m tank ammo to Iraq

The US government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp, saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defence capability. Congress now has 30 days to block the sale, alt


Simmons & Simmons opens new office in Riyadh

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has expanded its alliance with Jeddah-based Hammad & Al-Mehdar in Saudi Arabia with the opening of a new office in Riyadh. The official office opening was held today (October 20), with an exclusive event held at The British Ambassa


Sony Pictures Studio, Smurfs Zone to come in Dubai

Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone will come up at motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park taking shape at Dubai Parks & Resorts, the newest leisure and entertainment destination in the UAE emirate. The new attractions will be set up under an agreement between Dub


OSN brings live action of Indian Super League

OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network, is now bringing to its subscribers the live action of the new Indian Super League football championship. From cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to Bollywood’s leading heroes Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan,


UAE aims to become 'most innovative nation' in 7 years

The UAE aims to become one of the most innovative countries in the world in the next seven years under a national strategy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The National Innovation Strategy will foc


Cilic to lead Dubai franchise in tennis league

Grand Slam champion and current world no. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, current US Open champion Cilic will lead th


Two arrested in death of Saudi student in US

Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the


No full publication of Qatar bid report, says Fifa

The report into the turbulent bidding process for the rights to host the next two World Cups cannot be made fully public for legal reasons, though excerpts of it may be, Fifa's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said. Eckert is still studying the report produced by his counterp

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