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Day Two of Aviation Africa 2015 Focuses on Open Skies
African Press Organization - APO - 11 May, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, May 11, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- After a welcome address by Alan Peaford, editor in chief of "Arabian Aerospace" and "African Aerospace", the sessions got under way with a keynote address by Dr Hamdi Chaouk, managing partner, Aviation Minds, Lebanon "Open Skies and the challenges facing regulators from protectionist opposition".
Immense Potential of $80 Billion African Aviation Market in the Spotlight at Inaugural Event in Dubai
African Press Organization - APO - 04 May, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, May 4, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Aviation Africa 2015 ( which opens on 10th May at Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai will underscore the immense potential of the African aviation market. The two-day event, held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, President of Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman of Emirates Airline, has been established to forge a crucial dialogue among the aviation industry's leading stakeholders on the social, economic and political benefits to be gained from wide-ranging improvements to the infrastructure in Africa.
Access to Better Technology A Top Driver For Cloud Adoption
African Press Organization - APO - 07 April, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, April 7, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- An Oracle-sponsored ( IDC study into Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption highlighted that along with cost savings, process efficiencies and productivity were the key benefits to businesses implementing the cloud technology.
Delivering world-class public transport systems in the Middle East
African Press Organization - APO - 10 Mar, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, March 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Ahmed El-Essnawi, Highways and Transport Infrastructure Leader for the Middle East and North Africa, is responsible for delivering world-class services relating to highways and transport infrastructure to Aurecon's clients in the Middle East and North Africa (, especially in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf countries. In this interview, we asked El-Essnawi about the unique challenges, trends and considerations of creating usable public transport systems in the Middle East.
The second Africa Global Business Forum will take place in Dubai on 1st and 2nd October 2014
African Press Organization - APO - 30 Sep, 2014
DUBAI, UAE, September 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- APO (African Press Organization) ( has been invited as VIP Guest to attend the second Africa Global Business Forum (, the region's leading international trade and investment Forum on Africa, to take place at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai on 1st and 2nd October 2014.
Etihad Airways to Increase Presence in Africa with Launch of New Daily Service to Dar Es Salaam
African Press Organization - APO - 22 Sep, 2014
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Etihad Airways (, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will expand its African route network with the launch of a daily service to Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania.
Yahsat ties up with global manufacturing and launch experts for Al Yah 3 satellite
African Press Organization - APO - 10 Sep, 2014
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Yahsat (, the UAE-based satellite operator, has announced the manufacturing and launch partners for the Company's recently announced third satellite, Al Yah 3, set to be launched in Q4 2016. This third satellite, within a decade of operation by Yahsat, extends the company's commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users across Africa and Brazil.
Aviation Africa 2015 will take place in Dubai, UAE on 10-11 May 2015
African Press Organization - APO - 02 Sep, 2014
DUBAI, UAE, September 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Aviation Africa 2015 ( is a 2-day Summit & Exhibition, which takes place 10-11 May 2015 in Dubai, UAE. NEXUS from Saudi Arabia and Wyvern Consulting from USA have joined up with this event to become main sponsors.
Gemalto to acquire SafeNet, the worldwide leader in data and software protection
African Press Organization - APO - 08 Aug, 2014
DUBAI, UAE, August 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ --
Israel Palestinian Cooperative for Economic Expansion Welcomes Dr. Aziz Darawsha, Director for Emergency Services at Hadassah University Medical Center Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, as Regional Medical Advisor
MARKETWIRE - 27 Mar, 2013
WOODBURY, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/13 -- Israel Palestinian Cooperative for Economic Expansion welcomed Dr. Aziz Darawsha, Director for Emergency Services at Hadassah University Medical Center Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, as an IPCEE Regional Medical Advisor.
Top Press Releases
Fantastic Dawli Rates for Festive Season.
Qatar Telecom - 10 Nov, 2010
Dawli customers will get the best value for the festive season, with incredible savings for calls to some of the most popular destinations.
Landmark Shopping Mall Unveiled as New Nojoom Partner.
Qatar Telecom - 09 Nov, 2010
Members of Qtel’s pioneering “Nojoom” programme can now redeem their points at more than 50 stores in return for food, fashion wear, entertainment and household goods, thanks to a new partnership between Qtel and Landmark Shopping Mall, Doha.
QNB Deal of the Month Concludes Successfully
Qatar National Bank (QNB) - 09 Nov, 2010
QNB announced the successful conclusion of the “deal of the month” campaign from eazylife, when customers purchasing Vodafone RED Flexi Electronic Vouchers via QNB ATMs received a 25% discount on their purchases of any denomination.
Qtel Celebrates Ten Years of Hala with Incredible Local and International Promotions
Qatar Telecom - 08 Nov, 2010
Qtel is celebrating ten years of its sensational Hala service with a string of amazing offers, to thank customers for their incredible support over the past decade.
Major Savings on Mobile Broadband from Qtel.
Qatar Telecom - 07 Nov, 2010
Customers get 20 Percent off Monthly Subscriptions and a Free USB Modem when they Sign-up for Saver Plan.
Batelco Opens Retail Shop in Sitra Mall
Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) - 02 Nov, 2010
Batelco, Bahrain’s leading telecommunications company has opened a new Retail Shop in Sitra Mall. The shop, which opens 7 days a week from 10 am to 10 pm, provides a complete range of Batelco services provisioning including Broadband, Mobile Services, Fixed Lines and Business as well as sales of handsets, routers and accessories. The new Retail Shop provides a comprehensive array of products and services in a convenient location on the ground floor within the mall.
QNB, QSTP & Williams F1 to Support Road Safety “Pledge Campaign” in Qatar
Qatar National Bank (QNB) - 28 Oct, 2010
Qatar National Bank (QNB), in partnership with the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Williams F1, through the Williams Technology Centre (WTC) has launched a national Road Safety pledge campaign in the State of Qatar.
Esterad Announces Q3 2010 Financial Result
Esterad Investment Company BSC (Esterad) - 27 Oct, 2010
Esterad Investment Company is pleased to announce to its shareholders that the Reviewed Consolidated Financial Results for the Third Quarter ended 30th September 2010 are available on the Financials section of this website (
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) - 26 Oct, 2010
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC (“ADCB”) today announced its results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2010 (“Q3’10”).
ADCB to co-sponsor 3rd Abu Dhabi Investment Forum
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) - 20 Oct, 2010
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank announced its participation as a co-sponsor in the Abu Dhabi Investment Forum 2010. The forum was held in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development and Institutional Investor, and took place on 20th October 2010. ADCB’s Chief Executive Officer, Ala’a Eraiqat, was one of the participating members in a Banking and Finance panel.
Other Regional Headlines
IDB President Inaugurates Advisory Panel of Top Global Experts
African Press Organization - APO - 19 Mar, 2015
JEDDAH, KSA March 19, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The President of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) ( Dr Ahmed Mohamed Ali has chaired the first meeting of a body of 13 global experts to be known as the President's Advisory Panel (PAP). The role of the members of the panel is to advise the IDB on how to tackle economic and development challenges.
Special Presidential Envoy John Allen Travel to Iraq, Belgium, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey
African Press Organization - APO - 03 Oct, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Media Note
New law on demonstrations in Egypt seriously flawed and must be amended - Pillay
African Press Organization - APO - 26 Nov, 2013
GENEVA, Switzerland, November 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday warned that a new law regulating demonstrations in Egypt could lead to serious breaches of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and must be amended.
Two Million Syrian Children Caught in Crossfire of Conflict Entering Its Third Year, Save the Children Warns
MARKETWIRE - 13 Mar, 2013
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Two million children trapped inside Syria are innocent victims of a bloody conflict that has already claimed 70,000 lives, Save the Children warns in a new report, Childhood Under Fire, launched today to mark two years of violence in Syria.
White House Announces New Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region
African Press Organization - APO - 04 Mar, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Today, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon announced that Philip Gordon will be joining the National Security Staff as Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region. He will take up his duties beginning on March 11.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Market Roundup
Bahrain 1,194.90 +2.67 +0.22% 31July
Egypt 9,121.92 +133.89 +1.49% 24May
Iraq 116.44 +0.60 +0.52% 31July
Israel 1,094.06 +0.90 +0.08% 31July
Jordan 1,956.52 -7.73 -0.39% 31July
Kuwait 8,070.17 +5.95 +0.07% 31July
Lebanon 1,154.89 +1.43 +0.12% 31July
Morocco 10,460.62 -1.42 -0.01% 27Feb
Oman 6,643.34 -29.24 -0.44% 31July
Palestine 473.16 -2.12 -0.45% 31July
Qatar 9,704.98 +37.62 +0.39% 31July
Saudi Arabia 7,915.11 +51.28 +0.65% 31July
Tunisia 4,624.39 -39.32 -0.84% 07Mar
United Arab Emirates 2,588.53 +23.99 +0.94% 31July
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