Friday 18 August 2017

UAE humanitarian aid to Yemen tops $1.2bn

UAE’s humanitarian assistance, including long-term aid for refugees and displaced people, amounted to Dh4.48 billion ($1.23 billion) in the three-year period between 2015 and July 2017, a report said. This aid contributed to saving lives, reducing suffering, and maintaining


Saudi to allow Qatar pilgrims thro' Salwa border

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has approved the entry of Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom through the Salwa border crossing to perform Haj, a Saudi Press Agency report said. All Qatari nationals who wish to enter for Haj will be allowed to enter without electronic permits following


Submissions open for UAE Ideas Award 2017

Dubai Quality Group has started accepting the submissions to the sixth cycle UAE Ideas Conference & Award 2017. Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports, chairman and chief executive o


Tareq Al Hosani appointed CEO of Tawazun Economic Council

Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun Economic Council has announced the appointment of Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani as the chief executive officer of the council and Tawazun Holding, a Wam news agency report said. The council was founded in 1992 to fulfil a vision of comprehensive and sustain


Online registration for VAT in UAE from mid-September

An integrated online registration system for tax purposes will be open for businesses effective mid-September 2017, according to the UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA). The announcement was made at a media briefing by the FTA to highlight all aspects of the FTA's work and the fu


DIFC Courts logs growth in volumes, values

Dubai’s DIFC Courts witnessed sustained growth in the first six months of 2017, with the English-language, common law judiciary continuing to help global businesses resolve their largest and most complex disputes. The judiciary is also becoming the increasingly preferred fo


Morocco plans $268m agri spend over 4 years

Morocco has allocated MAD2.6 billion ($268 million) to develop 92 agricultural projects in the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region over the period 2016-2020, a report said. The investment is based on generating agricultural products with high added value, solidarity farming, and


Le Beck rolls out new security mobile app for the Mena region

Le Beck International, one of the region’s leading specialist security and risk management consultancies, has launched a new security mobile application to provide real-time information and analysis of the most current security events across the Mena. Deemed to be an indust


You're the hope, you're the future: UAE youth told

"You are the are the future, year by year our country will grow bigger by you." That was the inspiring message for the UAE's youth from the country's leadership on the occasion of the International Youth Day.   UAE Vice President, Pr


At least 40 killed in Egypt train collision

At least 40 people were killed and nearly 135 others were injured when two trains collided in Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria on Friday, reports said.   The trains slammed into each other outside the Khorshid station in the Mediterranean port city. Bodies

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