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UK names new Minister of State for Middle East

The UK Government has appointed Dr Andrew Murrison as the new Minister of State for the Middle East at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in replacement of Former Minister Alistair Burt, said a report.   Andrew previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secreta

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Trump announces new sanctions against Iran

US President Donald Trump has announced new sanctions against Iran after Tehran threatened to enrich its stockpile of uranium. The US president has issued an executive order imposing new restrictions on Iranian steel, aluminium, copper and iron, which account for 10 per cent of T

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Dubai Customs opens Jebel Ali operations room after revamp

Dubai Customs has announced the completion of redevelopment works for its customs operations room at Jebel Ali and Tecom Customs Centre. The new operations room is now equipped with advanced smart electronic systems to efficiently aid in customs activities and operations. The Jeb

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Dubai Chamber sheds light on volunteering law

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently hosted a seminar at its premises which familiarised companies with regulatory requirements associated with the existing law governing volunteering activities in Dubai. The seminar was organised by the Dubai Chamber Sustainability Ne

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UAE Food Bank opens branches in Ajman, RAK

The UAE Food Bank said that the number of operational sites of the Food Bank has become five after the opening of branches in Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman. "We are striving to achieve the vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make the Bank an integrated humanitarian

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NBB partners with Smile Initiative for Ramadan giving drive

National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has initiated its Ramadan giving campaign for 2019 with a unique collaboration with the Smile Initiative in support of children with cancer.   Smile Initiative is one of the leading organisations working to help enhance the lives o

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Bahrain, Turkey sign MoU to strengthen start-up collaboration

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Istanbul Development Agency (IDA) for co-operation on the development of start-up ecosystems in their respective countries. The MoU was signed by Pakiza Abdulrahman, manager of Bu

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$7m bonus to Dubai taxi plate owners

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered bonus payments of Dh26.03 million ($7.09 million) to Emirati owners of 5,206 taxi number plates operated by Dubai Taxi Corporation and its franchise companies.  

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Uber, Takamol partner to offer Saudi women affordable transport

Uber today announced a strategic partnership with Takamol Holding, which operates Wusool, a programme developed by Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), with the goal of enabling working women in Saudi Arabia overcome transportation challenges to and from the workplace.  

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