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Hikma delivers insights on Mena growth markets

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, provided insights on the impact of recent societal, political and economic developments on growth markets in the Arab world at the recently concluded World Economic Forum

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ABB, Solar Impulse gear up for flight on solar energy

ABB, a leading power and automation technology company, is set to accompany Solar Impulse and its crew on the plane’s flight around the world powered only by energy from the sun. Switzerland-based Solar Impulse revealed that

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Conflict trumps economy as top risk to world

The risk of international conflict is now the biggest threat facing countries and businesses in the coming decade, trumping concerns about the economy, the World Economic Forum said. The group's annual assessment of global haz

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World economic growth 'to improve this year'

Developing countries should see an uptick in growth this year, said the World Bank Group's Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report. These countries will be boosted in part by soft oil prices, a stronger US economy, continued lo

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Bahrain among top 25 eGovernment leaders worldwide

Bahrain has been ranked among the top 25 eGovernment leaders in the world, according to the UN eGovernment Survey 2014. Bahrain is the only Arab country to feature in this category of advanced countries which have a very good deve

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Unesco, Panasonic unveil 2015 World Heritage calendar app

The Unesco World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation have released the new 2015 World Heritage calendar application for personal computers (PCs) and tablets. The calendar application is available in five languages - Japanese

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Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday. The remarks, at t

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Zayed Sports City hosts World Bowling Championship

Zayed Sports City, a premier sports and entertainment venue in the UAE, has affirmed its position as a global sporting destination by hosting this year’s World Bowling Championship, after having first hosted the event in the capital 15 yea

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WB urges Egypt to make reforms before investor conference

A senior World Bank official has called on Egypt to implement promised legal and bureaucratic reforms ahead of an international conference in March where the government hopes to attract more than $12 billion in investments. The go

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IS battle a 'Third World War’: Iraqi diplomat

Iraq’s top diplomat has described the global fight against the Islamic State as a 'Third World War'. Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim Al Jaafari said efforts to eradicate the extremist movement, which has taken ove

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