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Dubai Police seize 60,000 fake phones

Police in the UAE say they have seized 60,000 counterfeit mobile phones in an operation conducted over the past two weeks.  Dubai Police arrested 45 people and confiscated fake handsets worth AED 48m ($13m). The fake mobiles included copies of various models of iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones.  Maj Gen Khalil Al Mansouri of Dubai Police said that the arrests had been made as part of an undercover...


Facebook to double employees in Dubai

Facebook is doubling its resources in Dubai, including new senior management, as it aims to boost the social media network’s popularity among one of the fastest growing populations in the world – Arab youth.  There are now 71 million Facebook users in the Middle East and North Africa, the company told Arabian Business.  The figure has grown by 9 million users – counted by the...

UAE Nationals Send Powerful Message to Property Investors Across the World

India, Pakistan and UK top Dubai real estate investor list for start of 2014 as countdown begins for 13th edition of Cityscape Global. Emiratis have sent a powerful message to international investors across the world that the Middle East is a safe haven for investors, after spending billions of dirhams on Dubai property in the first half of 2014. According to the Dubai Land Department, the total sum...

Large Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Opened in Qatar

Large Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility Opened in Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast...

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Qatar Central Bank to issue Treasury bills worth QR4bn

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Qatar Central Bank The T-bills, to be issued on Tuesday, will include QR2bn worth for three month period and QR1bn each of six-month and nine-month maturity period, the Central Bank said on its website. QCB has been selling monthly T-bills for the past couple of years. According to market experts, local treasury bills are used as a liquidity management...

WeAreAllGaza – Companies Unite to Support People in Gaza

Ooredoo companies across its regional footprint have launched initiatives to support humanitarian efforts in Gaza, as the crisis continues into its third week. Dr. Nasser Marafih, Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: “Customers across our footprint...

Dubai real estate flourishes in spite of Government caution to avoid another bubble by Amush Malik

Sustained investor interest and market stabilisation hint at brighter future for emirate’s property sector   The real estate sector of Dubai kicked off 2014 with the same flair and boom that we saw in 2013, but the flow was...

Qatar’s economy driven by strong growth in multiple sectors in first quarter of 2014

Qatar’s economy accelerated in the first quarter of 2014, driven by strong growth in construction, financial services and trade, restaurants and hotels, according to figures released last week by the Ministry of Development Planning...

WHO: Ban e-Cigarette use indoors

WHO: Ban e-Cigarette use indoors

The World Health Organization says there should be a ban on the use of e-cigarettes indoors and that sales to children should stop. In a report the health body says there must be no more claims that...

Who are the top pets to follow online?

Who’s your favourite pet on social media?

Everyone knows that a man’s best friend is his dog. And what do you do if your best friend has little paws preventing him or her from getting the most out of social media? You help set up a Twitter...

The woman who can communicate with cats!

Jane Summers Our cats have always been treated as family, and even though our 11-month-old Bengal and I have little chats (I ask a question in a high-pitched voice: “Buster, are you all right? Do you...

Intake of vitamin D could help Asthma patients,reveals research

Asthma sufferers who received vitamin D supplements for six months, in addition to their regular inhalers, could breathe a little easier than those who relied only on the inhalers, in a recent study...

CMU-Q architecture students fascinated by the amalgamation of knowledge, culture & religion at the upcoming Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies building

CMU-Q students visit QFIS

DOHA, QATAR – Fourteen students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, who completed an architecture course this spring, took a tour of the iconic Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) building,...

Qatar supports education for Palestinian youth

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HE Qatar’s Ambassador to Belgium, Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani met at the Qatar embassy premises in Brussels on Wednesday Pierre Krähenbühl, the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief...

Qatar e-Nature school contest: Winners receive prizes

Doha 31st May 2014: Saoud Hassan Mahdi al Haddad of Al Wafaa Model Independent School received the Qatar e-Nature school contest grand prize at a ceremony held on Thursday. The contest, organized by Friends...

SEC adopts new criteria for school fee hike

Doha 06th May 2014: Qatar’s Supreme Council of Education (SEC) on Monday said that it will adopt scientific and transparent evaluation methods to deal with requests from private schools to increase...