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July 23, 2017

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS).

The region is also likely to face further challenges over the coming year, according to the quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (the Institute of Management Accountants).

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July 23, 2017

There should be one unified Arabic language academy, instead of the 12 academies currently existing in the Arab world, and its headquarters should be Makkah City, said Khalid Al Karaki, President of the Arabic Language Academy of Jordan, the institution that won the King Faisal International Prize 2017 for Arabic Language and Literature.

Al Karaki made this observation while delivering a lecture titled, ‘The Arabic Language Academy of Jordan’s experience in preserving the Arabic language’, organised by the General Secretariat of the King Faisal International Prize last month at the King Faisal"...

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July 21, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- AHF Kenya, in collaboration with NACC, Nairobi City County, and a host of partners will today light up Nairobi with the grand finale of Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu; under the theme “Street Dance With A Difference”. Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu translated as My Base, My Dance, is a street dance project which targets young people in three slum areas of Nairobi, namely, Mathare, Kibera and Mukuru. The program is part"...

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July 21, 2017

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack was prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate. On the evening of Friday, July 14th, security services intercepted a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle in a busy, built-up district of the city. As the stolen vehicle was surrounded by security services, three men in the car produced guns and started firing heavily and randomly at both the officers and crowds of civilians near the scene. Saudi security services were able to shoot the three terrorists dead before they were able to cause any injury to either officers or pedestrians. Inside the stolen vehicle, officers found a number of weapons, including three machine"...

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July 20, 2017

Dubai International Hospitality Week, DIHW, will take place from 18th-20th September at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and will include six co-located trade shows.

Endorsed by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the largest hotel and foodservice expo in the Middle East will feature GulfHost, The Hotel Show and The Leisure Show, The Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East, and yummex ME.

DIHW is expected to bring together more than 2,000 of the world’s top hospitality brands from across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle"...

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July 20, 2017

Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, received on Tuesday Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, who is on an official visit to Georgia.

During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, to the Georgian President, wishing the people of Georgia further progress and prosperity.

President Margvelashvili in return asked the UAE Minister to convey his greetings to President Sheikh Khalifa, wishing him good health, and the people of the UAE further prosperity.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations"...

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July 20, 2017

Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, the UAE Ambassador to India, made an official visit to the Consular Services and Visa Centre in New Delhi, to check if the resources are managed with the highest level of adequacy and effectiveness.

Suggesting innovative administrative ideas, Al Banna said that exceptional service standards and goals must be achieved effectively and in a timely manner by following appropriate applications and procedures. He also met the building’s management team to discuss ways to maintain the highest possible standards of external works at the Visa Centre with a focus on security, safety, fire prevention and parking.

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July 20, 2017

Chairman of the State Forensic Examination Committee of Belarus Andrei Shved and Abu Dhabi Police Chief Mohamed Khalfan Al Romaithi signed a memorandum of cooperation in the area of forensic examination in Minsk on 19 July, BelTA has learned. In line with the document Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will cooperate in organizing personnel training in expert specializations, in scientific support for forensic examination. The two sides will also share data concerning the operation and development of various criminal record systems. Exchange programs for specialists will be arranged. The document is expected to take the bilateral contacts to the next level. Colleagues from the UAE are interested in training forensic"...

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July 20, 2017

Kivanç Arman, the automotive aftermarket regional director for the Middle East and Turkey at Robert Bosch Middle East, talks to The National about the development and potential of truck platooning.

How does truck platooning work safely and is it the future of freight transportation?

The way platooning works is by electronically connecting multiple trucks along a virtual longitudinal axis. The lead vehicle is 'in charge', and all the following trucks accelerate, brake and"...

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July 20, 2017

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has partnered with the Mind Cloud Academy to offer the UAE’s first entrepreneurship course programme accredited and certified by the Government of Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

The programme will officially launch in September and include themes such as Scaling Up, Business Models, Marketing & PR, Finance, Governance and Mindful Leadership, amongst others.

To attend the inaugural Entrepreneurship Programme courses, attendees should apply on www.mindcloudacademy.com

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