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Saudi Xerox WE CARE Team Drives Blood Donation Campaign

Campaign to cover 3 main KSA regions in collaboration with kingdom’s healthcare providers   Riyadh, KSA – 19th March 2017 – Saudi Xerox Limited (SXL), the regional leader in Business Services Sector, is focused on positioning itself as a lead role model for CSR among its stakeholders. SXL will host a two-day event from the 19th - 20th of March that will take place simultaneously across Riyadh, Khobar and Jeddah. The organisation will launch the campaign under the slogan “Give a little...Save a lot…. Donate blood” in collaboration with top hospitals in the kingdom.   “Saudi Xerox upholds the highest value of ethics and integrity when it comes to social responsibility and giving back to the community. The blood donation campaign is one of many CSR initiatives, Saudi Xerox ......read more

Huawei and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu sign agreements to establish Huawei Academy & develop Innovation Center for Smart Cities in Saudi Arabia

On the sidelines of King Salman bin Abdulaziz visit to China Beijing, China - 16 March 2017: On the sidelines of King Salman bin Abdulaziz visit to China and during the 2017 ‘Saudi-China Investment Forum’, Huawei Tech. Investment Saudi Arabia and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu have signed a milestone agreement to establish a training academy and a smart city innovation center in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, accelerating smart city deployment in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.  The academy plans to be open for training this year. In order to build the most skilled team in the Kingdom, Huawei will be supplying the latest in lab equipment, training instructors, monitoring talent development and other proactive knowledge sharing initiatives.  The smart city innovation center is also begged to be open in ......read more

Alstom delivers on time the first metro trainset to Riyadh

March 6, 2017 – Alstom, as a part of FAST consortium , hands over to Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) the first of the 69 metro trainsets for Riyadh that will circulate on the lines 4, 5 and 6. The production of the metro trainsets is well on track and Alstom has set to meet its deadline and deliver all the metro trainsets by end 2018.   ADA launched in 2013 a project to build a metro network that would be 176 km-long and include six lines and 85 stations. Alstom, as part of the Fast consortium , is in charge of supplying a full integrated metro system for lines 4, 5 and 6 (or Yellow, Green, and Purple lines). The metro system includes 69 Metropolis trainsets, as well as Urbalis, Alstom CBTC  signalling solution, the power supply and its energy recovery system Hesop. Composed of two cars each, the Riyadh metro ......read more

Successful Trials in Saudi Arabia Prove Satellites, Aerial Sensors Can Save Date Palms

Experts at Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture to showcase game-changing solutions for regional date palm farmers Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 February 2017:  As the progressing lethal infestation of the red palm weevil beetles continues to threaten date production across the region, scientists are preparing to present the successful results of Saudi Arabian trials at the upcoming Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA). Bill Haraka, Managing Director at Dutch organisation TEC-IB, the creators of DateGIS, a multi-spectral satellite data gathering system for date farmers, will outline the advancement in remote sensing technology to save date palms.  He believes that the only solution to combating deadly infestations is early detection and directed treatment with the use of remote sensing technology, which can save ......read more

Journey to End Hunger by Fatafeat and beIN encouraging the masses to take Action against Hunger – Inspiring Campaign Continues to Exceed Expectations

Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2016:  #Against_hunger, the enduring campaign by Fatafeat and beIN, is receiving overwhelming appreciation and participation from the masses to help thousands of unprivileged people in the Arab world. The inspiring ongoing campaign #against_hunger aims to create awareness in the Arab world regarding the alarming situation of people suffering from hunger and poverty. Fatafeat and beIN donated meals among needy families in Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syrian refugees and set to reach other penurious areas.  During this journey, Fatafeat had the opportunity to meet with unprivileged and poor families in Egypt and Lebanon, to share their messages and stories of grief with the world. These stories will be shared through Fatafeat platforms and will help the world connect with the deprived people in the Arab ......read more

Arab News/YouGov US election MENA poll

Exclusive Arab News/YouGov poll surveys 3,017 people in MENA  47% of Arabs would snub both Clinton and Trump, if given chance to vote  44% would vote for Hillary Clinton with just 9% opting for Donald Trump But Republican candidate’s stance on border controls and abortion prove popular 78% of respondents say election result will have direct impact on region, regardless of who wins Jeddah/Dubai, November 3, 2016:  Half the citizens of the Middle East and North Africa would not vote in the US election if given the chance, highlighting the regional unpopularity of both candidates in the presidential race, an Arab News/YouGov poll has found.   The survey of 3,017 people found a region divided over the key policy stances of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, notably on the war in Syria and ......read more

Minister of Haj & Umra: Achieving Record Levels of Success Reflects Agencies' Cooperation and E-Programs Implementation

Stressing that preparation for the upcoming Haj season starts after existing pilgrims' departure Jeddah, October 11, 2016: His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Bentin, the Minister of Haj and Umra, concluded the consecutive meetings with the ministry officials, the representatives of domestic Haj pilgrims establishments and companies, and the Coordination Committee for Arbab Al-Tawaif Establishments. Pursuant to the ministry methods, these meetings were held at the end of the Haj season to observe and fix the negative aspects, and to increase the positive aspects. The Haj season of 1437 (Islamic calendar) attained record levels of success due to the joint efforts, and to implementing the ministry e-programs that heavily contributed, in cooperation with the various relevant agencies, to enabling Haj pilgrims to ......read more

Riyadh and Jeddah's Real Estate Market performance is set to improve as a result of Saudi Vision 2030

According to JLL’s Q2-2016 Riyadh and Jeddah Real Estate Overviews Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 27, July 2016 – JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, today has released its Q2 2016 Riyadh and Jeddah Real Estate Overview reports assessing the latest trends in the office, residential, retail and hotel sectors. With Saudi Vision 2030 pivotal to the diversification and restructuring of the economy in lieu of decreasing oil prices, this report highlights that both Riyadh and Jeddah continue to maintain an overall slowdown in performance.  Mr. Jamil Ghaznawi, National Director and Country Head of JLL KSA, commented saying: “We have witnessed a general softening of the residential market this quarter, with a marginal  decline  in both rentals in Riyadh and sale prices in ......read more

The Grand Haj Symposium will be launched on Sunday under the auspices of the Minister of Haj and Umrah with the participation of 200 Muslim Scholars and Thinkers

The Grand Haj Symposium will be launched on Sunday under the auspices of the Minister of Haj and Umrah with the participation of 200 Muslim Scholars and Thinkers Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, September 3, 2016 In the presence of 200 Scholars and Thinkers from all parts of the Islamic World, the three-day Grand Haj Symposium will kick off tomorrow in Makkah under the auspices of His Excellency  Dr. Mohammed Saleh Bin Taher Bentin, Minister of Haj and Umrah, organized by the Ministry of Haj and Umrah with a core focus on enhancing communication and cohesion between Muslim Scholars during the Haj Season ,fostering moderation and  middle-stance religious discourse and bolstering  solidarity among Muslims as a continuation to the significant  Islamic role undertaken by the Kingdom to disseminate the values of tolerance in ......read more

Ministry of Haj and Umrah: Signing Haj Agreements with more than 75 Islamic Countries and Minority States

Saudi Arabia, September 2, 2016 The official delegations of 54 States arrived to the Kingdom and finalized the relevant formalities of pilgrims The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has announced the ongoing arrivals of pilgrims to the Kingdom to carry out the Haj duty in a spiritual atmosphere together with access to services with much ease and convenience. The Ministry stated that the pilgrims' delegations who arrived to the KSA's airports , ports and border crossing points have come from all Arab and Islamic nations  and Muslim Minority States after that the Ministry of Haj and Umrah has successfully signed the agreement minutes with more than 75 States from the Arab and Islamic World and the Muslim Minority States .The official delegations of over 54 States arrived to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and finalized the ......read more

KSA Government announces regulations for White Land Tax

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2016:   The Council of Ministers met in Jeddah on Monday and approved a number of regulations for the introduction of the White Land Tax. Important features of these regulations include:  1.   White land is defined as empty land designated for residential and commercial use within the urban growth boundaries of all cities across the Kingdom. 2.   The tax will be imposed on a phased basis on land which meets the following criteria (but no details of the timing of the 4 stages have yet been announced). Stage one applies to undeveloped land over 10,000 sq m within certified master planned developments will be taxed (although no list of these master planned developments was included in the announcement).     At a second stage, single land owners of large plots of ......read more

Tribecog unveil intelligent food waste platform

Tribecog announced today the launch of their compact food collection units in answer to the growing problem of food waste in hotels and restaurants. It is an area of concern that is very topical as food waste is just an important issue as food security and according to a study by the United Nations 32.7% of food produced globally is wasted each year. Even in the best-run kitchens there will be some food waste and although the priority is to reduce how much food is wasted in the property considering how best to dispose of unavoidable waste has always been a problem. The Tribecog platform allows for an installation of an intelligent food collection unit that reduces the volume of the food waste by up to a factor of ten and at the same time de-odourises, de-vermins and de-noises the waste process. The container is then emptied ......read more

Saudi Post delegation visits Emirates Post Group to review best practices

Emirates Post Group recently welcomed a delegation of Saudi Post at its head office in Dubai and briefed the visitors on best practices in postal operations and mail sorting systems. The two sides also discussed exchange of expertise in relevant fields. The delegation was welcomed by Chief of Postal Operations Affairs at EPG, Mr. Sultan Al Midfa, and a number of senior officials. Mr. Al Midfa briefed them on technical aspects of mail sorting, and highlighted the major achievements of Emirates Post Group, which focus not only on the development of  postal operations to meet the needs of today, but also to accommodate the aspirations of the future. He spoke about EPG’s strengths in the delivery of quality postal services through the huge postal network, assisted by an extended network around the world, along with advanced ......read more

Itfc supports the groundnut sector of Senegal with a us$75 million agreement with the government

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, signed a US$75 million Syndicated Murabaha Financing agreement on Sunday, Feb 21st 2016 with the Government of Senegal, with Suneor (the major player in the Senegalese groundnut sector) as Executing Agency. . The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the ITFC in Jeddah. The agreement was signed by H.E. Mr. Amadou Ba, Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning and the IDB Governor for Senegal, and Mr. Mahanna Sobieh, GM Treasury and Officer-in-Charge, ITFC. This agreement aims at financing a significant part of the 2015-2016 groundnut campaign. ITFC previously provided US$ 30 million facility to the Government of Senegal and Suneor for financing the 2013/2014 groundnut season. The new US$75 ......read more

Mazola restores faith in humanity by supporting refugees in the Middle East

Mazola’s helping hand has reached more than 5,000 Syrian refugee families. The refugee and displacement problem is one of the most complex humanitarian issues facing the Middle East today. With more than four million Syrians fleeing their home country and seeking refuge in neighbouring Middle Eastern countries it is obvious that this is one of the largest refugee evacuations in recent history.  In response to the growing refugee humanitarian crisis, Mazola has stepped up their response to support the Syrian refugees. Joining efforts with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO) which operates under Royal guidance and George and Sami Khoury & Co (GSK) their distributors in Jordan, Mazola has donated Mazola food products and blankets amongst the needy, throughout sites in Jordan. The food and blanket supply has ......read more

Largest waste management organisation in GCC partners with Kingdom of Bahrain

Averda consolidates leading regional positon with 5 year agreement  Dubai, 15 December 2015: Leading waste management provider, averda, has added the Kingdom of Bahrain to their growing list of partners in the GCC following an international tender which averda won on technical and financial merit. In a 5 year contract signed in Bahrain on the 8th of December with the Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning, averda will deliver a range of waste management and sustainable solutions using proven systems and technology tailored to the kingdom’s specific needs.   The partnership is timely as environmental issues in the GCC are becoming ever more important, with member states now seeking sustainable solutions using proven methods and technology to safeguard the environment for future generations. The ......read more

Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim opens 2015 edition of Critical Communications Middle East in Dubai

Region's most important communications event to showcase new advancements in TETRA technologies, simplifying the move to LTE  Exciting two-day show complements UAE's celebration of 2015 as the 'Year of Innovation' Dubai, October 6, 2015- H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Dubai Police and General Security, led the opening ceremony of the third edition of the annual Critical Communications Middle, the region’s most essential East Conference and Expo in critical communications, which will run from today (October 6, 2015) to October 7, 2015 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. The event is expected to be attended by more than a thousand communication experts, thought leaders and professionals and will serve as a strategic platform to showcase the latest communication ......read more

Most Powerful Arab Women 2015: Laying the foundations for future generations

• Forbes Middle East has unveiled 3 new lists celebrating the successes of Arab women – The 100 Most Powerful Arab Business Women; The World’s 10 Most Powerful Arab Women and The 10 Most Powerful Arab Women in Government • Lubna Al Olayan leads the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen list • Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi ranks first in the government sector • The Kuwaiti women prove their effectiveness by occupying 12 places, and Saudi Arabia leads with 6 positions • Nemat Shafik leads the Arab women globally • Egypt has the most number of entries in total at 22, followed by the UAE and Lebanon at 17 • Top 40  women leaders are from the Investment and Financial Services and Diversified sectors • 15 women are working in the banking sector and 6 ......read more

UAE saddened by the loss of Sheikh Rashid, son of Dubai's ruler

UAE - Dubai, 19 September 2015: Today, UAE mourns the death of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the eldest son of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Sheikh Rashid died of a heart attack on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Sheikh Rashid, will leave a special place in people’s hearts. He was a known football fan and owner of Zabeel Racing International. He was a very prominent sports enthusiast who had joined several international and local competitions; has wowed many of his followers and made the country proud by winning 2 Gold medals in the 2006 Doha Asian Olympics and many other sporting contests. Everyone was saddened by this loss and has been offering prayers and condolences. The Dubai ruler’s court has declared a three-day ......read more

Zenith lent its support to the Eric Abidal Foundation over the weekend

Tennis showed its most charitable side during the classic tennis tour at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club Zenith was situated in a marquee on the central tennis court at the Barcelona Royal Polo Club, where they wholeheartedly lent their support to the Foundation established by former French footballer, Eric Abidal. The Swiss watch brand helped raise funds for the Eric Abidal Foundation and its projects that are aimed at improving the lives of children and teenagers fighting cancer on a daily basis. Zenith’s presence did not just last throughout the weekend during the matches and tournament, but it also extended its support and involvement in the gala dinner held at the Fairmont hotel. For the event, the brand donated two watches for the fundraising tombola that was drawn during the dinner on Sunday evening in the gardens of ......read more

Road accidents a major source of medical evacuations of business travellers in region

New road safety training from International SOS for business travellers aims to increase awareness Dubai – 5 July 2015 – Road accidents are a major hazard for UAE-based business travellers in the region, according to the world’s leading medical and travel security risk services company International SOS,  and one of the top five causes of medical evacuations led by International SOS globally. UAE-based executives are travelling increasingly widely in the Middle East and Africa, International SOS research has found. Many of the countries they visit rank poorly for road safety, with some recording amongst the highest rates of road accidents in the world. In an effort to help organisations manage this risk for their travelling workforces, International SOS and its joint venture partner Control Risks are ......read more

Roche Middle East employees unite to raise funds for children in need

Proceeds from the activity donated to Bait-Al-Khair in UAE towards their Orphan Fund Project and to be used to support vulnerable children in Malawi as well as around the world, in alignment with the company’s global efforts. Roche Children’s Walk 2015 received combined support from the company’s employees in UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran (joining for the first time) and Pakistan; who organized various fund raising activities internally to raise donations A global initiative which saw its 12th anniversary this year, Roche employees from 131 company sites across the world, used 24 hours to change a child’s future Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 June, 2015: To support the cause of changing a child’s future, Roche Children’s Walk 2015 saw employees from the ......read more

CAREEM launches regional 'Be CAREEM' Ramadan CSR campaign supporting six initiatives

Digital campaign goes viral in aid to raise awareness on initiatives local communities can support to make a difference Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015 – CAREEM, MENA’s leading app for booking private, chauffeur-driven cars has launched a regional Ramadan CSR campaign across the 18 cities it operates in, actively involving all its employees and avid consumers to support their local communities to make a difference. The campaign, ‘Be CAREEM’, was launched through a captivating video on social media today and will target the region stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, in an attempt to raise awareness of various initiatives its respective communities can support and participate in for the betterment of its people. “Our business is to connect people,” said Mudassir Sheikha, CAREEM’s co-founder and ......read more

HTC gives the Middle East region an opportunity to share, win and donate with #HTCramadan

Give back this Ramadan by sharing your unique view on the Holy Month Dubai, UAE, 30 June 2015: HTC announced its Ramadan campaign, #HTCramadan, which will give winners the opportunity to benefit Habitat for Humanity, an international charity organisation, and win an HTC One M9 just by participating. From the start of Ramadan on June 18 until Eid, HTC invites social media users throughout the Middle East to share images and posts in English, Farsi or Arabic to illustrate one of the themes each week; Family, Time to Pray, Ramadan in my City, and Eid Celebrations.  Participants can submit their entries for the theme of Family between June18 and 24; Time to Pray from June 25 to July 1; Ramadan in My City from July 2 to 8; and Eid Celebrations from July 9 to 15. Each week brings a new theme for participants to engage with, thus ......read more

Red Sea Mall Hosts 350 orphans for “Iftar Abna'a Al-Khair”

Jeddah, June 28, 2015: For the third consecutive year, Red Sea Mall and Akly Ala Mazagy group have organized “Iftar Abna’a Al Khair” which hosts orphans from various organizations, sponsored by a group of businessmen and businesswomen in Jeddah. The number of orphans this year was 350 orphans, in addition to the sponsors accompanied by their families. Mr. Mohammed Alawi, CEO of Red Sea Markets Company Ltd. the owner of Red Sea Mall, expressed his happiness for the interaction of businessmen and businesswomen with the “Iftar Abna’a Al-Khair” event, which added value to the ultimate goal that is the interaction of families with the orphans. He said "Despite the simplicity of the program, it required a great effort by the red sea team and “Akly Ala Mazajy Group” for nearly two ......read more

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FoCP launch “I deserve a life” Zakat Campaign to help cancer patients in the UAE…

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Jawaher Al Qasimi calls for united effort to help the 51 million refugees worldwide…

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