Friday 29 August 2014

Du, Microsoft join to offer ‘Xbox One’ pre-order

Du, a leading UAE telecom company, and Microsoft have joined together to offer gamers in the UAE the opportunity to pre-order their new Xbox One, guaranteeing to be amongst the first to experience the new gaming platform. Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console —


Top-tier travel industry professionals at Yas Island summit

Yas Island has showcased its world class leisure, entertainment and business offering to nearly 90 top-tier travel industry professionals from China. The full-day tour is part of a major summit to build on the current steep growth in tourists and business travellers from China to the U


Burger King in $18bn merger talks with Canada chain

Burger King is in talks to combine with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would create a fast food powerhouse with a market capitalization of roughly $18 billion. The companies confirmed merger discussions late on Sunday, and said the new company would


Bahrain’s shrimp stocks drop due to illegal fishing

Fishermen in Bahrain have reported a "significant" drop in shrimp stocks in the last month because of illegal fishing. Fishermen's Protection Society president Jassim Al Jeran said the season so far has been abysmal, despite a strong start during the first few days


Warplanes hit Tripoli, airport terminal destroyed

Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said. Unidentified war planes also attacked targets in the capital, residents said, the latest stage of the worst fighti


Unidentified war planes attack Tripoli again

Unidentified war planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn but no more details were immediately a


Oman-based NRI plans $100m fruits unit in India

An Oman-based entrepreneur is in discussion with Indian authorities to start a $100 million organic fruit exports business in the Indian state of Maharashtra, said a report. R H Parakh, who is the managing director of Saud Bahwan Group, will be investing $40 million in the projec


Libyan forces seize Tripoli airport

Forces from the Libyan city of Misrata on Saturday seized Tripoli's main airport after more than a month of fighting with a rival group, a Misrata spokesman said. Pictures on social media purportedly showed Misrata fighters celebrating at the terminal building and standing on


Al Montazah theme park plans Hummer show

Sharjah’s recently renovated Al Montazah amusement and water park is all set to launch a new show centred on modified Hummer cars. Held in association with the 'UAE Hummer Team, the event will feature around 15 Hummer cars, allowing visitors to explore the modifications done


Al Wadi Al Akhdar offers pomegranate molasses

Al Wadi Al Akhdar, a leading Lebanese food brand worldwide, is offering a new product to the market - all natural pomegranate molasses. Made from 100 per cent concentrated pomegranate juice, it is a key ingredient in the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Characterized by its sweet and sou

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