Olympic flame lit at empty ceremony in Japan

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A plane carrying the Olympic flame has arrived at Japan's Matsushima defence force base. While there were many spectators to welcome the plane from Athens, the Olympic cauldron was lit in a small ceremony without a crowd, amid coronavirus…

Coronavirus is hitting entertainment events

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Coronavirus has badly damaged the entertainment industry - with films, concerts, TV shows and theatre performances postponed or cancelled. Disney's Mulan became the latest major film release to be delayed, following Fast & Furious 9, A Quiet…

Parasite breaks international film record

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Oscar-winning South Korean movie Parasite has achieved another milestone by becoming the highest-grossing non-English language film in the UK. The winner of the best picture Oscar has taken a total of £11.5m at the box office since its release…

Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge concludes

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(Abu Dhabi) - The US$5 million biennial international robotics competition, the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020, MBZIRC, concluded in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development,…

Expo 2020 launches first retail outlet for official event merchandise

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(Dubai) - The first official Expo 2020 Dubai retail store is now open, offering an array of event-branded gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia, including the hugely popular Expo wristbands, camel soap and apparel made from plastic recycled in the…

5th Arab Women Sports Tournament opens

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(Sharjah) - H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS), witnessed the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST). A record…

25th Dubai Shopping Festival opens

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, attended the opening ceremony of the 25th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival, DSF, whose celebrations were flagged…

Bahrain International Garden Show 2018

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(Manama) - HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, Chairperson of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development (NIAD) has lauded the royal support for the agricultural sector and programmes aimed…

Hamdan bin Rashid opens Gulfood 2018

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(Dubai) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, opened Gulfood 2018, the 23rd edition of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Spread…

Bahrain women clinch Arab championship

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(Manama) - The Kingdom of Bahrain has achieved an unprecedented achievement on the regional level after winning first place overall in the medal table at the Fourth Arab Women's Sports Tournament, which ended yesterday (Monday) in Sharjah. Taking…

King attends King Abdulaziz Camel Festival

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(Manama) - His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa attended the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, where he was received by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and senior invitees. The…

Rashid Equestrian Club holds season's 13th race

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(Manama) - In the presence of the National Guard Commander, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Deputy Chairman of the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club High Committee, HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HH Shaikh…

BIC brings more excitement to Festival City

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(Manama) - Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) ‘The Home of Motorsports in the Middle East’ has announced its participation as an events partner in the fourth edition of Bahrain Shopping Festival ‘Shop Bahrain’, the largest event…

Shop Bahrain Launches VIVA Winter Wonderland

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(Manama) - Shop Bahrain, the largest event in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announced the launch of ‘VIVA’s Winter Wonderland’, an outdoor ice skating rink located behind Al A’ali Shopping Complex in Seef District. The fun-filled event…