Gulfood prompts F&B industry to rethink output

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(Dubai) - Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, will mark its silver anniversary this year by uniting food businesses from six continents to rethink their output in an age of major innovation and evolution…

12th session of Executive Office of Council of Arab Information Ministers held

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(Dubai) - The UAE participated in the 12th regular session of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Information Ministers, which was held in Dubai, the "Capital of the Arab Media," as part of the meetings of the General Secretariat of…

Haitham bin Tariq al-Said sworn in as Sultan Qaboos's successor

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(Muscat) - Haitham bin Tariq, Oman's culture minister and the 65-year-old cousin of late Sultan Qaboos, has been sworn in as the new royal ruler, the government said. "Haitham bin Tariq was sworn in as the new sultan of the country... after…

Oman's Sultan Qaboos passes away

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(Muscat) - Sultan Qaboos, has died at the age of 79, the royal court said. "With great sorrow and deep sadness... the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away on Friday," the court said in a statement, as discussions…

Custodian of Two Holy Mosques receives Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Necklace from ARCO

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(Riyadh) - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, has received "Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Necklace, First Class", presented by the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organisation, ARCO, in appreciation…

Etihad, Kuwait airways launch new codeshare partnership

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(Abu Dhbai) - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwaiti flag carrier, Kuwait Airways, have signed a codeshare partnership on selected services on bookings effective 22nd December 2019, for travel from 5th…

Etisalat first operator in MENA to introduce MEC technology

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(Abu Dhabi) - Etisalat announced the successful deployment of a multi-access edge computing, MEC, which will pave the way for the telecommunications entity to roll out new 5G-styled services, beginning with its content delivery network, CDN. MEC…

Arab Ministers of Communications and Information meeting held

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(Riyadh) - The UAE, represented by the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, participated in the 23rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Communications and Information hosted by the Saudi capital, Riyadh,…

Islamic Conference of Health Ministers kicks off

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(Abu Dhabi) - The Seventh Session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers has kicked-off, with ministers and high-level member representatives from 40 Islamic states taking part in the event. The two-day conference, hosted by the UAE…

Meeting of Arab League Intellectual Property Committee held

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(Cairo) - The UAE participated in the first meeting of the Arab League Intellectual Property Committee, which is part of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, GAFTA. The two-day meeting began at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of…

Mohammed bin Rashid receives GCC Chief

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(Dubai) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. During the meeting, His…

UAE Leaders, Saudi Crown Prince attend F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,…

2nd meeting of Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council held

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(Abu Dhabi) - His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister…

3rd UAE Government Annual Meetings begins

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(Abu Dhabi) - The 3rd UAE Government Annual Meetings began in Abu Dhabi with the participation of more than 500 officials from local and federal governments across the UAE. The event highlights the projects and initiatives that will enable…