Sunday 4 December 2016

IHAF holds first General Assembly meeting in Dubai

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) recently convened for its first General Assembly meeting in Dubai, UAE, setting in motion the official activation of the world’s first global Halal accreditation network. The General Assembly has approved a number of resolu


Economist George Magnus to speak at Euromoney Qatar

George Magnus, a leading economist and the man credited with predicting that the US sub-prime crisis would lead to the 2008 recession, will speak at The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2016 in December, as one of the keynote presenters.   In his international keynote, he will exa


UN chief hails Sheikh Mohammed's 'green' strategy

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has commended the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for supporting sustainability and global green economy and launching the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) with its p


Art advisory firm opens office in Dubai

The Fine Art Group, a leading international art investment advisory firm, has opened an office in Dubai to offer collectors across the Middle East on the ground premium advice on global art markets. The Fine Art Group was founded in London in 2001 by Phillip Hoffman as a new ende


Cuba's ex-president Fidel Castro dies at 90

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced. Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008, reported BBC.


43 dead in Iran train collision

At least 43 people have died in a train collision in Iran’s Semnan province, the country’s Emergency Services Organization director Pirhossein Kulivand said. Deputy Chairman of the Red Crescent Society for Relief and Rescue operation Ali Yahyaei said that the number o


Jawad wins award from Emborg

Bahrain-based Jawad Business Group has won an award from leading dairy, chilled and frozen products brand Emborg, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Dafza event promotes global Islamic economic growth through innovation

Global Islamic economy growth through innovation was the highlight of the ‘International Innovative Platform for Islamic Economic Products 2016’, hosted by the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) and the International Centre of Islamic Economy. The event, which k

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