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Japan Weekend: East meets Middle East

Japan Weekend: East meets Middle East

The Church of Saint Challita, adorned with miniature Japanese and Lebanese flags flying side by side, opened its doors to the residents of Shartoun, inviting them to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Japanese culture. The event took place from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning, and was sponsored by the Japanese Embassy in […]

DEWA Energy Meter Testing Lab accredited

DEWA Energy Meter Testing Lab accredited

The Energy Meter Testing Laboratory of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been accredited by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. DEWA’s lab is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to receive this international accreditation.  HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD […]

Saudi Arabia 'undermining' hajj of Qatari pilgrims

Saudi Arabia 'undermining' hajj of Qatari pilgrims

A spokeswoman for the Qatari Foreign Ministry has accused Saudi Arabia of putting obstacles in the way of hajj trips for Qatari pilgrims, Anadolu reported on Friday. “Saudi Arabia must deal seriously with such obstacles facing Qatari citizens,” insisted Lolwa Al-Khater, “including the hate speech of a number of Saudi journalists.” She said that these […]

Coalition renews strikes on Yemen's main port city

Coalition renews strikes on Yemen's main port city

The Saudi-led coalition launched heavy air strikes on Yemen’s main port city of Hodeidah on Friday, in an apparent resumption of military operations on the city after the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement attacked two Saudi oil tankers, residents said. The coalition on July 1 halted an attack on the Houthi-held city to aid UN efforts at a […]

Assad says Russian military needed in Syria long-term

Assad says Russian military needed in Syria long-term

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday Russian forces were needed in the country long-term and for more than just fighting terrorism, Russian news agencies reported, citing an interview with the leader. The rapid return of refugees to Syria is the main issue being discussed between Damascus and Moscow, Interfax news agency cited the president as saying. […]

MOVES-HSBC appoints global banking head for Middle East, North Afica, Turkey

MOVES-HSBC appoints global banking head for Middle East, North Afica, Turkey

DUBAI, July 26 (Reuters) – HSBC has appointed Gareth Thomas as regional head of global banking for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, it said on Thursday. The move, effective September 2018, is subject to regulatory approval, HSBC said. Thomas, currently HSBC’s co-head of public sector for global banking, based in London, will succeed […]

Tunisia union: Government's economic forecast part of election campaign

Tunisia union: Government's economic forecast part of election campaign

Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Noureddine Taboubi yesterday questioned indicators announced by Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed about economic growth in the country, the Anadolu Agency reported. “I am afraid the economic indicators announced by the government are part of an electoral campaign and marketing illusional,” Taboubi said. He added: “When they speak to the media, […]

Fearful of Bin Salman, wealthy Saudis look to invest abroad

Fearful of Bin Salman, wealthy Saudis look to invest abroad

Wealthy Saudis are uneasy about investing their millions in the Kingdom due to the policies of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. The purge ordered by the de facto ruler last year and the jailing of political opponents has frightened the very sector which the 32-year-old needs to woe in his ambitious plan to wean Saudi […]

Moroccan Airlines to cancel flights due to pilots' strike

Moroccan Airlines to cancel flights due to pilots' strike

Morocco Airlines cancelled, Monday , several scheduled flights for today due to a strike launched by the airline’s pilots six days ago. According to they canceled governmental Royal Moroccan Airlines (RMA) data, published on its official website today. The Moroccan airlines said two flights scheduled for today and two flights for tomorrow are threatened with […]

IMA Announces Middle East Regional Conference in Amman, Jordan

IMA Announces Middle East Regional Conference in Amman, Jordan

IMA Announces Middle East Regional Conference in Amman, Jordan  Al-Bawaba Full coverage Source link