Shaikh Mohammad witnesses launch of Smart App store

March 28, 2014 4:30 am0 comments
Shaikh Mohammad witnesses launch of Smart App store

Dubai: The UAE government has launched the first store for Smart Government Applications on the global level through the Android and IOS platforms. The store offers more than 100 smart applications developed by UAE federal and local departments linking to 700 customer services from one location. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad […]

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Kuwait minister in a spot over ‘males only’ ad

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Kuwait minister in a spot over ‘males only’ ad

Manama: Kuwait’s justice minister has been given one week to pull out a newspaper advertisement to recruit only men for a position within the ministry if he wanted to avoid being questioned. MP Safa Al Hashem said that she would grill Nayef Al Ajami for failing to comply with a […]

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Saudi duo seizes Hail Rally lead

March 27, 2014 3:41 am0 comments
Saudi duo seizes Hail Rally lead

The Toyota Land Cruiser Saudi crew of Khalaf Joan Al-Shammeri and Joan Al-Shammeri were the unofficial new leaders of the FIA-sanctioned Hail International Rally, Saudi Arabia’s premier off-road motor sport event, after the fourth selective section across the An Nafud desert on Wednesday. Third overall at the start of the […]

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DIHAD opens discussions themed Women and Aid

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DIHAD opens discussions themed Women and Aid

DUBAI: The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) has opened discussions, themed Women and Aid, on the impact of humanitarian crises on women — from food security and shelter, to gender-based violence, education and health. “We must reach out to women as they are part of families […]

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Dzeko downs United to give City derby spoils

March 26, 2014 3:19 am0 comments
Dzeko downs United to give City derby spoils

MANCHESTER: Manchester City snuffed out Manchester United’s recent revival and closed on Premier League leaders Chelsea as Edin Dzeko scored twice in a 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday. United had been encouraged by wins over Olympiakos and West Ham United, but Dzeko needed only 43 seconds to put […]

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Iraqi talent shines in singing contest

March 25, 2014 3:29 am0 comments
Iraqi talent shines in singing contest

Dubai: Coming from a country where war took its toll on its people and deadly bombings became in an almost daily occurrence, a group of young Iraqis have come out to revive a once-known rosy and rich heritage of Iraqi singing. Two young Iraqi men, Satar Sa’ad and Simor Jalal, […]

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KSA women seek parity with men

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KSA women seek parity with men

A leading woman member of the Shoura Council has urged the government to provide women parity with men in terms of citizenship rights for their children, retirement benefits and home loans. Thoraya Obaid, the first Saudi Arabian to head a UN agency and former executive director of the UN Population […]

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When tech security was not a big deal

March 21, 2014 3:55 am0 comments

A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion (Dh69 billion), Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate with old friends, including CEOs, reformed hackers and a few people who fell into both those camps. Conducted over snacks and […]

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Greater youth participation in planning, development urged

March 19, 2014 3:13 am0 comments
Greater youth participation in planning, development urged

Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah opened the three-day Jeddah Economic Forum at Jeddah Hilton on Tuesday, urging greater youth participation in national planning and development. The forum is expected to address major economic and social issues facing Saudi Arabia, including unemployment among its young population. In his keynote speech, […]

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Malala’s memoir makes its mark at Muscat International Book Fair

March 8, 2014 5:38 am0 comments
Malala’s memoir makes its mark at Muscat International Book Fair

Muscat: The memoir of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani school girl who was shot by the Taleban for daring to seek an education, is one of the best selling books at the Muscat International Book Fair, stall owners report. “The memoir, penned by Malala and veteran British journalist Christina Lamb, is […]

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