Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Asir Comedy Festival promises harmless fun
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 24 July, 2016 7:35 am
AN international comedy festival began on Thursday at Al-Muftaha auditorium in Abha with the participation of top artists from several Gulf and Arab countries. Emir of Asir Prince Faisal Bin Khalid patronized the opening ceremony of the 2nd edition of International Comedy Festival, which will...
5% public university applicants non-Saudi students
Culture & Education | Sunday 24 July, 2016 7:27 am
Five percent of applicants to public universities are non-Saudis, Makkah Arabic newspaper quoted Ministry of Education spokesman Mubarak Al-Ussaimi as saying on Saturday. He also said that the children of Saudi mothers and non-Saudi fathers are treated as Saudi applicants. “They...
G20 pledges more steps against Brexit headwinds
Business & Money | Sunday 24 July, 2016 7:26 am
The world's leading economies will do more to lift global growth and share the benefits more broadly, top policymakers said on Saturday as they sought to deal with fallout from Britain's Brexit vote and counter dissatisfaction with globalization. Finance ministers and central bankers...
Mobily launches Submarine Cable (AAE-1)
Technology & IT | Sunday 24 July, 2016 5:53 am
Etihad Etisalat "Mobily" announced the success of dropping a high-capacity submarine cable (Asia - Africa - Europe - I) in Jeddah, whereas it is 25 thousand kilometers and will connect Far East countries to Europe through the Middle East and Africa. HE Minister of Communications and...
Kingdom’s 80 programs benefit 62 million people
Government | Sunday 24 July, 2016 5:37 am
King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has taken up 29 programs in urgent humanitarian assistance for the people of Yemen, benefiting 17.7 million people at a cost of $193 million, a report issued by the center said. Adviser to the Royal Court and General Supervisor of the...
Arabian Oud maintains Eid Traditions and Customs
Beauty & Style | Sunday 24 July, 2016 4:32 am
The inherited Traditions and customs of the Gulf community are part of the culture and the people are highly attached to it especially during those practiced during Eid period.   During Eid, the people usually scatter Oud and perfumes in their homes, and scent their houses by Burning...
UAE Business Solutions launches Restaurant Consultancy Division and appoints Dillon Daryanani as Commercial Director
Business & Money | Saturday 23 July, 2016 5:28 pm
Dubai-based management consultancy firm, UAE Business Solutions (UBS), announced the launch of its restaurant consultancy division to support the changing F&B industry in UAE. With estimated 7000 restaurants already operating and 1000 more expected to open by 2018, UBS aims to provide complete...
CITY WALK to Welcome ‘The Jungle Book’ for Dubai Summer Surprises 2016
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 23 July, 2016 5:21 pm
CITY WALK is sure to emerge a top family favourite this Dubai Summer Surprises with ‘The Jungle Book’ set to go live at the urban living destination by Meraas, until 20 August. The activation will feature a variety of entertainment acts and activities for children and adults to enjoy...
Oil prices continue to drop
Environment & Energy | Saturday 23 July, 2016 7:07 am
Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the US oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows. Crude futures were already down as investors braced for expected growth in Iraqi crude exports...
Audi Q2 wins in Automotive Brand Contest
Audi Q2 wins in Automotive Brand Contest
Thursday 21 July, 2016 2:34