Saturday 13 February 2016

New ministers for happiness, tolerance in UAE

In sweeping UAE cabinet changes, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced ministers for happiness, tolerance and climate change. "Happiness in our nation is not a wish .. but there will be pl


Seed capital up for grabs for F&B entrepreneurs at Gulfood

Food and beverage industry entrepreneurs have been served up a unique opportunity to pitch for seed capital for their business ideas at an inaugural forum in in Dubai, UAE.   The Innovation Hub finale to the F&B Business Forum – a core pillar of the al


Unilever unit in deal to raise bar on food safety in Dubai

Unilever Food Solutions, a food service division of Unilever, has partnered with Dubai Municipality to raise the bar on food safety across the emirate through a food safety partnership initiative.   With a clear understanding of the challenges that come with man


Egypt to step up online government services

Egypt plans on stepping up online services for government agencies and facilitating easier interactions between citizens and the government through e-portals, said Prime Minister Sherif Ismail. The Egyptian government needed to tackle based on the internal issues faced by Egypt a


Crackdown vowed on tobacco traders exploiting customers

Bahraini authorities have announced a crackdown on traders trying to exploit consumers following an increase in import duty on tobacco. This followed reports that the sudden increase announced on Monday (February 8) had led to confusion and panic buying yesterday, said a report in the Gul


Flour subsidy cut reports in Bahrain dismissed

Bahrain Flour Mills Company chief executive Mohammed Abdulwahab Nass has dismissed media reports that flour subsidy is to be lifted. “We haven’t received any directives from Industry, Commerce  and Tourism Ministry.  We also contacted the ministry and they dismissed the


Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops

Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from sending troops to fight abroad, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a US ally and neighbour of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is part


Egypt cancels temporary tariff on sugar imports

Egypt is cancelling a temporary tariff levied on sugar imports in 2015 after completing an investigation into possible dumping of the commodity, the ministry of trade said. Egypt said in April it would impose a 20 percent tariff on sugar imports for 200 days following a filing to


Suicide blast at Damascus club kills several

A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a police officers' club in a residential district of Damascus on Tuesday, killing several people, Syria's interior ministry said. It said a number of people were also wounded in the blast in Masaken Barza, a middle class district wh


Pakistani pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

Pakistan’s revitalised food and beverage agricultural industry is readying for a major export push a leading food and hospitality trade platform in Dubai, UAE.   Gulfood 2016 will run from February 21 to 25 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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