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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) (www.apo-opa.com) has been invited as VIP Guest to attend the second Africa Global Business Forum (www.africaglobalbusinessforum.com), 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.
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 (http://www.aurecongroup.com), 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.
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 (http://www.oracle.com) 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.
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 (http://www.aviationafrica.aero) 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.
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".
Agility Launches Photo Competition to Reflect Modern Africa
African Press Organization - APO - 01 June, 2015
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, June 1, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Agility (http://www.agility.com/africa), one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics, today launches a global photo competition to highlight the success of emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress (http://www.africa2015.com).
Building sustainable, mixed-use developments in the UAE
African Press Organization - APO - 03 June, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, June 3, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Middle East has a unique set of challenges and opportunities with regard to creating large, mixed-use developments. In this interview, Louise Adams, Aurecon's former Country Manager United Arab Emirates (UAE) (http://www.aurecongroup.com), describes the importance of investing in master planning, some of the current opportunities and trends within this region, as well as some of the solutions and innovations Aurecon is leveraging in order to create efficient, liveable spaces.
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector Secured US$300 million Islamic Murabaha financing
African Press Organization - APO - 22 June, 2015
JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; June 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector ("ICD") (http://www.icd-idb.com), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group ("IDB") secured a 13-month US$300 million Islamic Murabaha financing facility (the "Facility") from Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, First Gulf Bank PJSC, Mizuho Bank (Malaysia) Berhad and Mizuho Bank Nederland N.V. in early June 2015.
Aurecon helping to shape the future of roads and transport in Dubai
African Press Organization - APO - 30 June, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Many roads in Dubai are heavily congested, leading to long delays for commuters. In November 2005, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) was formed in order to execute strategic plans for Dubai's traffic projects, including the construction of the Dubai Metro and other integrated road systems.
flydubai arrives in Asmara
African Press Organization - APO - 28 Oct, 2015
flydubai"s inaugural flight landed yesterday in the capital city of Eritrea, Asmara. As it landed at Asmara International Airport, senior Eritrean officials including Tesfaslassie Berhane, Minister of Transportation and Communication, Askalu Menkorios, Minister of Tourism and Paulos Kahsai, Director General Civil Aviation Authority welcomed the flydubai delegation led by Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa) and members of the airline"s senior management team.
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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.
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”).
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 (www.esterad.net).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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) (http://www.isdb.org) 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.
Over 20,000 Migrants and Refugees Arrive in Horn of Africa from Yemen
African Press Organization - APO - 22 May, 2015
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Conflict and a complex humanitarian emergency has forced some 20,000 vulnerable people to flee from Yemen to the Horn of Africa over the past two months. They include refugees from Somalia, migrant workers from third countries and Yemeni civilians.
MSD's Cardiovascular Safety Trial of JANUVIA (sitagliptin), Met Primary Endpoint in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
African Press Organization - APO - 30 June, 2015
DUBAI, UAE, June 30, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- MSD, known as Merck (NYSE: MRK) (http://www.merck.com) in the United States and Canada, recently announced the primary results of the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS), a placebo-controlled study of the cardiovascular (CV) safety of MSD's DPP-4 inhibitor, JANUVIA® (sitagliptin).
FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support Migrant and Refugee Humanitarian Crisis
African Press Organization - APO - 09 Oct, 2015
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) (http://www.fedex.com) has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees escaping conflicts, and provide on-going assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis.
UK Foreign Secretary begins Gulf tour on security and extremism
African Press Organization - APO - 28 Oct, 2015
The British Foreign Secretary is in the Gulf today (Wednesday, 28 October 2015) at the start of a four-nation tour that will focus on regional security and the challenges of extremism.
UN Human Rights Committee issues findings on Greece, San Marino, Austria, Suriname, Korea, Iraq, Benin
African Press Organization - APO - 05 Nov, 2015
The UN Human Rights Committee has published its findings on the countries reviewed during its last session: Greece, San Marino, Austria, Suriname, the Republic of Korea, Iraq and Benin.