Saturday 24 June 2017

Global halal industry grows 8pc to hit $2.3 trillion

The global halal products and services sector is growing at eight per cent year-on-year to hit $2.3 trillion, higher than the GDP of more than 200 countries in the world, according to recent research.   Of this, about 67 per cent represents the food and beverage


World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050, says report

The world population is now nearly 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion in 2015, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, according to a report by United Nations.


Arabs give ultimatum to Qatar: shut Al Jazeera, curb Iran ties

Four Arab states - Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt - that imposed a boycott on Qatar have handed the country a list of 13 demands, including closure of Al Jazeera television, curbing ties with Iran besides shutting down a Turkish military base and paying reparations, reported CNN, an


Gemalto, Dessmann in smart lock platform deal

Netherlands-based Gemalto, a leading digital security company, said it is enabling security and reliable connectivity for Germany’s leading global manufacturer of smart locks and safe boxes Dessmann’s new smart lock platform. The new solution being used by Dessmann wi


Etihad Museum offers exclusive Eid experience

The Etihad Museum is offering visitors an exclusive experience that will allow them to discover the Union House, which served as the birthplace of the UAE in 1971, and the Guest House, one of the most famous buildings in Dubai and a well-known landmark throughout the UAE. The two


UAE to set up International Institute for Tolerance

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a law on the establishment of the International Institute for Tolerance. The law on the establishment of the International Institute for Tolerance includes launching the Mohammed b


Saudi King extends Eid holidays by a week

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued directives extending the Eid Al Fitr holiday by one week, Saudi Press Agency announced on Wednesday.   The Saudi leader directed the Eid holiday to run until July 8.    Govern


Bahrain groups set for Yoga Day celebrations

The United Nations Information Center for the Gulf Countries (UNIC Manama) in collaboration with a group of volunteers (Helm Insan) and several centers and associations specialized in charity, health and social work in Bahrain will commemorate the International Day of Yoga today (June 21) at th


Sheikh Mohammed named Saudi Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been promoted to crown prince on Wednesday, replacing his cousin in an announcement that confirms King Salman's 31-year-old son as next ruler of the kingdom, reported Saudi state agency said SPA.  


54 face fund fraud charges in Abu Dhabi

A total of 54 suspects will face charges of fraud, money laundering and practising an economic activity while unlicensed in an investment fund fraud case related to car trade in Abu Dhabi, UAE, a report said. Attorney-General of Abu Dhabi, Ali Mohammed Abdullah Al Balushi, has or

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