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Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 –   NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event.“Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent e... ... Read more
How does a comedy improv show become the juggernaut of creative marketing in the region?November 20, 2018:  The answer to that is a recent show featuring the region’s top standup comedians including Bader Saleh from Saudi Arabia, Khaled Mansour from Egypt, Nemr Abou Nassar from Lebanon, Ahmad Al Shammari from Kuwait and Ali Al Sayed from... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2018:    Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Benchmark Research. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – November 19, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Hassa... ... Read more
With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staffDoha, Qatar, November 19, 2018:  With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).... ... Read more
More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more15 No... ... Read more
Aimed to inspire youngstersDOHA, Qatar – 15 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), as part of its corporate connect endeavor, takes pleasure in announcing that it has successfully completed “Coffee with CEOs” series, for the 2018 Cohort of its quality qatarization program, Kawader. The eve... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, November 15, 2018:  In its strides to continuously keep motivating the efforts made by SMEs in the growth of the national economy, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber and Qatar Exchange, honored top 50 SMEs at a glittering ceremony held at St. Regis hotel on November 14, 2018. During the second e... ... Read more
Doha, November 15, 2018 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, will be one of the essential sponsors for the Qatar Central Bank annual event– 5thConference of Information Security in the Financial Sector. The event will be held on November 18-19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand D... ... Read more
14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing intere... ... Read more
November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano.ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 –   Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar. Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual... ... Read more
Doha, 13 November, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Ene... ... Read more
Doha, 13 November, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Ene... ... Read more
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Doha, Qatar, 21 November 2018:   Qatari German Company for Medical Devices (QGMD) and Al-Jazira Healthcare group, today signed a cooperation agreement for manufacture of medical devices to be used in Qatar and to meet the needs of the local market. This initiative is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims at achieving self-sufficiency in this sector. The agreement was signed by Mr. Saleh Majid Al Khulaifi, board member of Qatari German Medical Devices, and Mr. Mohamed Al-Hajiri, Chief executive officer of Al-Jazira Healthcare group.  In order to save time and cost in supporting the Qatari product, and to develop synergy between the companies producing medical s ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 20, 2018 –   NU-Q students named to the Dean’s List last year were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the dean. Nearly 100 students received a certificate to mark their success at the event. “Being named on the Dean’s List is an academic honor and a demonstration of the consistent effort and bold creativity students exhibit in their classwork and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “We congratulate these outstanding students for this success and look forward to seeing them put the knowledge they gain here into practice so that they can become contributors and innovators in the world of medi ......read more

How does a comedy improv show become the juggernaut of creative marketing in the region? November 20, 2018:  The answer to that is a recent show featuring the region’s top standup comedians including Bader Saleh from Saudi Arabia, Khaled Mansour from Egypt, Nemr Abou Nassar from Lebanon, Ahmad Al Shammari from Kuwait and Ali Al Sayed from the UAE – and they talked about, well you guessed it, dandruff. “I wish you were the dandruff in my head, so I could carry you on my shoulders wherever I go,” quipped comedian Nemr Abou Nassar to an audience reeling with laughter.  The improv show tapped into two elements that are loved almost universally: comedy a ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2018:    Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in the Middle East and North Africa region has been recognized as the “Top Investment House” during a survey conducted by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Benchmark Research. The survey ranked top investment houses in Asian G3 bonds (issued by Asian issuers in USD, EUR and JPY) based on the number of votes won by their investors.   More than 290 different institutions including asset managers, hedge funds, private banks, banks and insurance companies/sovereign wealth funds were evaluated and shortlisted during the survey. The ranking methodology used for the survey was base ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 19, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Hassan Mohamed Darwish and Arshad Karim each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients:  Prisciliano Padua Villaviza, Bashaer Khalid Al-Arfaj, Khalid Rahman Jaffar, Aisha Ali Abu Alshwarib, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Ibraheim Mahmoud, Fatima Mahmoud Al-Mahmoud ......read more

With an aim to enhance academic & professional performance of staff Doha, Qatar, November 19, 2018:  With a view to continuously hone the skillsets of its staff, Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum, of understanding (MoU) with Qatar Association of Certified Public Accountants (QCPA).  The MoU was signed by QFBA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Khalid Al Horr and QCPA’s Chairman  Mr. Hashem Al Sayed at QFBA premises on November 15, 2018. With this tie-up, QCPA and QFBA intend to collaborate on the development of the academic and professional performance of their staff and QFC firms to go hand in hand with the ......read more

Contribution to Qatar’s Education and Research Landscape Recognised by London Panel Qatar, November 19, 2018:  Students from UCL Qatar have won top awards for their submissions to the global UCL ‘ChangeMakers’ scheme. The recognition has come for projects that are improving the academic and education landscape in Qatar.  The ChageMakers evaluation team in the UK singled out two winning initiatives in Qatar. The first is a project to maximise the benefits of libraries for Qatar’s schoolchildren and teachers in unaccredited schools, with the final aim of helping the schools obtain full accreditation.  The second project is designed to encourage t ......read more

More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.& ......read more

Aimed to inspire youngsters DOHA, Qatar – 15 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), as part of its corporate connect endeavor, takes pleasure in announcing that it has successfully completed “Coffee with CEOs” series, for the 2018 Cohort of its quality qatarization program, Kawader.  The event series was intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with young motivated Qataris who are currently working in the financial sector or aiming to do so in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and industry wisdom. The Kawader program was kicked off on September 2 and will be cont ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 15, 2018:  In its strides to continuously keep motivating the efforts made by SMEs in the growth of the national economy, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber and Qatar Exchange, honored top 50 SMEs at a glittering ceremony held at St. Regis hotel on November 14, 2018.  During the second edition of the SME Excellence List 2018, the awards were presented to these deserving SMEs under the patronage of H.E Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Chairman of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) ......read more

Doha, November 15, 2018 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, will be one of the essential sponsors for the Qatar Central Bank annual event– 5thConference of Information Security in the Financial Sector. The event will be held on November 18-19, 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. MEEZA CEO, Eng, Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari will be delivering a key presentation on Cyber Security Threats to industry stakeholders. The conference threw light on information security, the challen ......read more

14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and o ......read more

14 November 2018:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for October, reached 83.4% load factor in that month. On top of the strong base effect of the last year, the growth in the number of passengers, revenue per kilometer and load factor, is an important indicator of the continued growing interest in Turkey and Turkish Airlines in the last quarter of the year as well.    According to the October 2018 Traffic Results;  The passenger growth trend continued in October, thus total number of passengers carried went up by 5% reaching 6.5 million passengers, and Load Factor went up to 83.4%.  In October 2018, To ......read more

November 13, 2018:  Tryano, the only luxury department store in Abu Dhabi is happy to announce the launch of ELEMIS, the first one in the Middle East exclusively at Tryano. ELEMIS is the pioneering British skincare and spa brand, working with over 1,600 luxurious spas and salons, 155 lavish cruise ship spas and over 150 retail stores around the globe. It was acquired in the region by Luxuria Middle East in June 2017. The successful combination of powerful, natural ingredients, cutting-edge formulation technology and proven clinical trials has enabled ELEMIS to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing skincare products and professional spa therapies the beauty indus ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 13, 2018 –   Journalists from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting discussed their experience reporting on issues that have a global impact and may be controversial to cover to students at Northwestern University in Qatar.  Ian James, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, and Sharron Lovell, visual journalist and an educator based in Beijing, discussed work they have done reporting on the depleting water supply and the effects it may have on a global crisis. The journalists have produced multimedia projects with support from the Pulitzer Center about how water is being carelessly depleted or also how this finite resource is being mismana ......read more

Doha, 13 November, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group (QIC), Qatar’s flagship insurer, and the leading insurer in the MENA region, has renewed its annual membership with The Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy & Sustainable Development (Al-Attiyah Foundation), the only independent think tank focused on Energy and Sustainable Development in Qatar. The signing ceremony, which took place at the QIC Headquarters in Doha, was attended by Mr. Ali Saleh Al Fadala, Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group, Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of QIC Group, Mr. Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, Member of the Board of Trustees, Al- ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 13 November 2018:   The ongoing Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018”, which is taking place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week, is witnessing greater traction from Qatari companies with an aim to expand their horizons and offer sustainable growth paradigms to Qatari youths and SMEs. In this regard, Qatar Development Bank organized today two press conferences held at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), announcing the launch of SME definition in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as well as became the frontrunner in launching the first ever SportsTech accelerator for the MEA region. Both initiatives wi ......read more

As part of its continuous support to empower talented Qatari Youth, and under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior HE Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry inaugurates Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference “ROWOD Qatar 2018” Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa: We will continue supporting entrepreneurship to secure a significant international role for Qatar in this field IMB invests more than QR 100 million in Qatar in an innovative technology that will be used for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa Signing ceremony to launch Qatar SportsTech accelerator Doha, 12 November 2018 -  &n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 12, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), has successfully concluded its four-day ROTA Youth Challenge training at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. The ROTA Youth Challenge aims to enhance the capabilities and potential of the youth, thus creating an enabling environment for effective citizenship and leadership to contribute towards the progress and prosperity of their nation and the world. More than 45 Male and female students in universities and high schools between the ages of 16 to 26 years’ old who are willing to attend all events, partake actively, and strive for the success of the particip ......read more

Inspired by the Purity of Shapes and Colours Seen in Nature in Winter, the New  Purely Pandora Jewellery Series Offers a Contemporary Take on Iconic Styles. November 11, 2018:  The new Purely PANDORA series takes PANDORA’s signature metals and design elements to a whole new dimension. High-quality materials from timeless sterling silver to blush-hued PANDORA Rose serve as an eye-catching backdrop for elegant beads and freshwater cultured pearls – a key element of PANDORA’s design DNA – and bring a sense of harmony and luminosity  to the collection. Bubbling textures, unique proportions and beautifully hand-finished details create a striking mix of ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Chloé’s  unique  aesthetic  distinguishes  the  new  Spring/Summer  version  of  the  iconic  “Rosie”  style,  now  revamped with a subtle heart-shaped design. The brand’s artisanal flair is revealed in the intricate finishing achieved by applying a double milling phase and a hand-made buffing process to the 4 mm lenses. The two techniques are expertly combined to create a multifaceted effect glowing with grace. The 3-piece frame is equipped with a metal bridge and matching temples fitted with temple tips made with Mazzucchelli acetate and fixed to the front through su ......read more

Qatar, November 08, 2018:  Lysys group of companies continues to demonstrate strong commitment to the Qatari market with its participation at Milipol Qatar, the international event for homeland security and civil defense in the Middle East.  During Milipol Qatar, Lysys Group was represented by Lysys Qatar WLL and Encode.   Lysys Qatar (www.lysys.com) is a technology company with expertise and a successful track record in systems integration for security and ICT systems for critical infrastructure as well as industrial automation, professional and enterprise communication systems.  Lysys is operating in Qatar since 2011. It maintains in Doha a large team of experts, s ......read more

November 08, 2018:  Who doesn't love the festive season? The truth is no one, because it's days filled with holiday parties, family lunches and dinners, sweet treats and lots and lots of gifts. Sounds amazing, but no one enjoys the horrors of finding the best gifts, so here's something to help you.    To keep you winning on your gift-giving game, we’ve curated a list you'll want to carry with you when you’re holiday shopping for the beauty obsessed women in your life; be it your best friend, your wife, your sister, and even your mom. You can’t go wrong with these fabulous beauty finds!    1. Oh So Heavenly Lavender Luxury ......read more

Doha, Qatar – November 7, 2018 –   How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar. The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V. Pavlik, Everette E. Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by Routledge, offers lessons from the Arabian Gulf, notably Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, and draws on data collected as part of a $726,000 award from the Qatar National Research Fund. Pavlik, a professor of journalism at Rutgers was formerly associate dean for research at NU-Q where Dennis is dean and CEO. Me ......read more

OBG Business Barometer: Gulf highlights growing role of private sector  Dubai, November 06 2018:   Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many. As part of its survey on the economy, the global research and consultancy firm asked almost 900 C-suite executives from across the Gulf’s industries a wide-ranging series of questions on a face-to-face basis aimed at gauging business sentiment.  The s ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –06 November 2018 -   Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) has announced that it has recently received the most acclaimed membership of The CPD Certification Service. The accreditation is to acknowledge that QFBA courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans. The CPD certification means that the content and structure of the courses have been independently assessed and approved for multi-disciplinary and industry-wide continuing personal and professional development purposes. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the holist ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 6 November 2018:   Last night witnessed the opening of “MOMENTS”, the first integrated showroom dedicated for brides in Qatar, in the presence of a group of elite guests and women of the Qatari community, media representatives, Bloggers and social media influencers. All the attendees enjoyed the special shows during the opening event.  During the launch, Elias Mekhael, Managing Partner at “MOMENTS”, said: “I am elated to see such a huge turnout for  our showroom launch and would like to thank them for their presence today to share with us the opening of the first fully integrated showroom in Qatar dedicated for brides a ......read more

D1 Milano Introduces the Khaleeji Collection Exclusive to the Middle East Region November 06, 2018:  Italian watch brand wonder, D1 Milano is proud to announce the addition of another jewel to its crown – ‘The Khaleeji’, designed exclusively for the Middle East. The Limited Edition timepiece comes in a stunning Rose Gold finished stainless steel case, with a full metal bracelet, completed by a custom-made metallic green dial with Rose Gold Arabic indexes uniquely made for this edition.  Details make all the difference in this piece, from the green stone meticulously applied on the crown, to the laser engraved Mashrabiya on the back case, each timepiece is un ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:  QIC Insured, the personal insurance division of QIC and the official insurer of the Qatar Motor Show (QMS) attracted more than 10,000 visitors during the event. Held under the theme “Driving to Innovation”, the motor show also served as the launchpad for the all new QIC Orange – a scheme offering a no frills, low cost comprehensive car insurance in Qatar.  Audiences of every age group gathered to meet, greet and take selfies with QIC Insured’s lucky mascot “Eddie the camel”, which was one of the highlights of the QMS. In addition, approximately 3,000 QIC Orange branded stress balls were handed out to the visito ......read more

Doha, Qatar, November 05, 2018:   As part of its leading role in supporting startups, entrepreneurs and innovators in various sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) announces the launch of the first SportsTech accelerator in MEA region powered by Startup Bootcamp the global player in accelerating Tech. Startups, with the goal to become the leading and central point in the region for sports innovation.  The initiative aims to attract the worlds’ most promising Sports technology startups, to further boost the sports industry and contribute towards the accelerated growth shaping up in the Qatar sports business. The accelerator is now open to startups globally, and the fir ......read more

Renowned singer “Noor El-Zein” gives electrifying performance at the Orient Pearl Restaurant   Doha, Qatar, 05 November 2018:  AURA Hospitality & Food Services has once again rubber-  stamped its position as the leading player in hospitality, entertainment sectors in Qatar by organizing two musical extravaganzas last weekend.   Enjoying the pleasant October weather, locals and expats headed to the iconic Orient Pearl Restaurant situated at the Corniche of Doha on October 25, to enjoy spectacular music and watch their favorite singer Noor El-Zein perform live.    The opulent evening along with the vibrant atmosphere at Orien ......read more

Doha, Qatar - November 5, 2018:  In observance of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Galler Chocolatier, Qatar’s unique boutique and dining space, joined hands with the Qatar Cancer Society (QCS) to organize a health drive against one of the most curable types of cancer, which due to lack of awareness and timely treatment continues to take thousands of lives every year. The health session at the Mall of Qatar, saw Galler Chocolatier swept by a sea of pink decoration, while all proceeds from ribbon sale were donated to Qatar Cancer Society, in bolstering their efforts in advocating breast cancer early detection across the country. Aisha Al Tamimi, a cancer survivor ......read more

The second edition of INDEX Qatar will begin in less than two weeks' time 2017 edition of famed interiors show introduced more than 4,000 designers, architects and buyers to 200+ international suppliers Show returns to Doha Exhibition & Convention Center to cater to Qatar’s thriving interiors market Over 250 exhibitors and 20 speakers now confirmed, with over 5,000 visitors expected to attend 31 October 2018 – DOHA, Qatar:   The countdown to INDEX Qatar 2018 is underway, with less than two weeks to go until the three-day interiors show returns to Doha.    Supported by the Qatar Tourism Authority, and against a backdrop of sustained ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 31, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group, the region’s leading insurer recently conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness forum to increase medical awareness of breast cancer and highlight the importance of its early detection amongst its female workforce.  Themed as The Pink Month campaign, the month long campaign kicked off with distribution of a pink awareness ribbon coupled with awareness presentation by the medical team to educate female staff about the risk factors, FAQs, its prevention and early screening methods that can save lives. Qatar Insurance Group is very proud to support such awareness initiatives for the well-being of the community. It demon ......read more

In collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy Doha, October 31, 2018 –    Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in collaboration with Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) recently organized an lecture on corporate banking and  it’s contributions the Qatari  economy,  to students of Northumbria University in Qatar. The session comes as part of the banks continued efforts to provide comprehensive information to students about the various functions and departments within the banking industry. The session was hosted by Mr. Paul Maguire, al khaliji’s Group Chief Business Officer, who di ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 30th, 2018 –   How the traditional majlis in Qatar and the Gulf region is influenced by social media was explored and analyzed by a panel of communication experts during a session of the Qatar Media Industries Forum on Monday.   The forum, convened twice annually by Northwestern University in Qatar, reported that the Majlis, long the most important source of communication in Qatari society, is alive and well, but greatly enhanced and made more cosmopolitan by the use of social media thus shaping discourse at the family, community, social, and political level – and provided clues as to how this key feature of public life, and its ......read more

Massoun & Commercial Bank host an interactive workshop to strengthen Insurance Partnership Doha, Qatar, 30 October 2018:  Massoun Insurance Services LLC. – a Joint Venture between Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) and its bancassurance partner Commercial Bank – recently hosted an interactive workshop with the Bank’s Wholesale Banking team. The session shed light on the achievements of Massoun over the years and detailed its future plans with Commercial Bank to further enhance its suite of insurance products and improve the client experience for its corporate customers.   Held at the Commercial Bank Plaza building, the workshop served as an excellent ......read more

INSPIRATION October 30, 2018:  The timepiece has been named after the Italian city of Florence. Culturally rich and diverse, Florence is known as the ‘cradle of Renaissance’. Painted by the imagination of Michelangelo and strewed with extraordinary architecture at every turn, the city serves as the perfect backdrop for the Firenze timepiece.  A story of revival, renewal and rediscovery, AIGNER Firenze is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence. From bezel to buckle, the limited edition timepiece resonates with the artistic strokes of medieval brilliance. In essence, the timepiece is the metaphorical transition of AIGNER’s craft of ......read more

October 28, 2018:  This fall, Bottega Veneta introduces L’Absolu eau de parfum, an exceptionally exquisite scent. Offering a more intense take on the iconic leather chypre featured in the first eau de parfum, this new and distinctive interpretation honors the use of the finest natural raw materials synonymous with Bottega Veneta fragrances. Created by master perfumer Michel Almairac in collaboration with Bottega Veneta, the warm and enveloping blend is identifiable by a familiar leathery accord that is emphasized by jasmine sambac absolute and ambroxan for a sensual finish.  The addition of ambroxan, a multi-faceted ingredient evocative of natural ambergris, brings new ......read more

In cooperation with Hamad Medical Corporation Doha, Qatar – October 28, 2018:  Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination, hosted a blood donation day in association with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) on 26th of September at the resort between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm.   The campaign was part of the Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort’s corporate social responsibility program and supports the community by restocking the hospital's blood bank and enhancing the ability of local hospitals to save lives.  Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, had invited all its employees, families and guests to take part in the initiative. As a pio ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 27, 2018 –    Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q)’s upcoming Qatar Media Industries Forum will discuss the role of social media and its effect on influencing political debate and conversations in contrast to the traditional Qatari majlis. The forum – Social Media and the Majlis, Technology Confronts Tradition – will also address how digital platforms and messages are influencing communication in Qatar from social conversations to business communication, from entertainment to day-to-day life in general. “Qataris are spending a substantial amount online and are among the most digitally-connected citizens in the regio ......read more

Space Grill – The World’s Best Full Size and Indoor Certified Fold-Away BBQ Launches in the Middle East   October 27, 2018:  With many of us Dubai and GCC residents enjoying apartment living, the award-winning Space Grill is an amazing new-to-the-region cooking solution for those who enjoy a little al-fresco balcony dining but don’t have the space for a full-sized BBQ. Developed as the ultimate outdoor cooking solution, Space Grill is your perfect, fold-away BBQ for those with limited outdoor space. Whether you have a smaller garden, a compact terrace area or balcony, you can now enjoy the delightful aroma and overall enjoyment that a BBQ brings.  &n ......read more

October 25, 2018:  The Michael Kors Holiday 2018 watch collection reimagines the classics with irresistible sparkle, while introducing new designs that exude undeniable sophistication. Novelty and glamour take the spotlight with party-perfect pieces you’ll want to give and receive.   The iconic Runway style from fall will be updated for the holiday season with glittering pavé crystals and eye-catching new colors. Pretty and polished, the Pyper family has a classic look with a slim profile. Designed with a rose gold-tone case, it comes in two leather strap options: blush and red. A watch that equally sparkles and shines—the Channing dazzles with a beautiful frosted dia ......read more

A Festival to celebrate the growing friendship and business between Qatar and Turkey Doha-Qatar, October 24, 2018:   Al Meera Consumer Goods Company, in keeping with its commitment to enhance cross-cultural ties and to celebrate the growing friendship and business between Qatar and Turkey, is hosting Turkish Festival from October 24 to November 6, 2018.  The festival was launched at Al Meera Hyatt Plaza on October 24, 2018 in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Al Meera Chairman, Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar HE Mr. Fikret Özer, Mr. Abdallah Bin Khalifa Al-Kuwari, Director of Supply Department / Quantitative Licenses and Market Control Dep ......read more

The Group’s net underwriting result increased to QAR 378 million, compared with a to a loss of QAR 103 million for the same period last year QIC Group is constantly expanding its low severity high frequency business which now constitutes a significant portion of the total portfolio. Doha, Qatar, October 24, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region yesterday announced its financial results for the first nine months ended September 30, 2018. Following a meeting of the Board of Directors, which was presided over by Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani, Chairman & Managing Director of the Board of D ......read more

Net profit of QAR 469 million, an increase of 3.5% year on year Net Fee and Commission Income of QAR 154 million, an increase of 2% year on year Operating expenses were QAR 247 million, an improvement of 3.4% to Q3, 2017 Impairments decrease by 28% year on year Liquidity remains strong resulting in an improved Loan to Deposit Ratio Doha, Oct 23, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2018, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 469 million. This improved net profit was a result of effectively managing margins, controlling costs and a reduction in impairments.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad B ......read more

Get rid of heavy makeup and keep beastly blemishes bay, without wrecking your skin   23rd October 2018:   You’re already thinking about the makeup wizardry you’re going to perform this Halloween, but have you thought about how you’re you going to get all of that magic off your face before you fall into bed?    And, even if you manage to get all of your makeup off before bed, there’s still the likelihood that you’ve enraged your skin with heavy products and aggressive scrubbing. Do not fear! FOREO are here to help you with some essential tricks on how to help your skin survive this Halloween: PRIMER: Use a primer before ......read more

October 21, 2018:  Aston Martin Lagonda’s sixth region – Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) – has been fully integrated into international operations with its UAE-based representative office now up and running. Previously President of Aston Martin UK & South Africa, Dan Balmer has taken the role of President, MENAT, and will head the team from the luxury British marque’s new regional office in Abu Dhabi.  Tasked with aligning the region with Aston Martin’s global strategy and driving forward President & Group CEO Dr Andy Palmer’s revolutionary Second Century Plan, Balmer will be responsible for a network of 11 dealers acros ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2018:  "AURA Hospitality & Food Services" organized last Thursday and Friday 2 open air events by the lebanese “Hadi wel Chabibeh” Band at Debs w Remman Restaurant. The group is also organizing another event next Thursday 25th October 2018 by the renowned iraqi singer “Noor El-Zein”. A lady violinist on high base will welcome the guests while singer Rita Sleiman alongside a Santur musician will be the main entertainment during the dinner, and the whole event will be hosted by Carla Haddad at the Orient Pearl Restaurant situated at the Corniche of Doha.    ...read more

Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2018:  Qatar has taken an early lead in the roll out of 5G mobile services, with the country’s two operators, Ooredoo and Vodafone Qatar, both launching their next generation networks in recent months.  Having run initial test services in May, Ooredoo announced at the end of July that it had successfully launched 5G services at 50 network stations across the country, making it the first company in the world to roll out a commercially available 5G network.  On August 26 Vodafone Qatar switched on its own 5G service, with its first enterprise customer, submarine cable provider Gulf Bridge International, connected two days later at the Qatar S ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, through its programme Al Fakhoora, is excited to announce its partnership with Qatar University for “Dynamic Futures Qatar”, which is acclaimed as the first scholarship programme of its kind in the State of Qatar. The signing ceremony took place at Qatar University on October 15, 2018.  The “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme aims to provide young adults between 17 and 25 years old, who have spent most of their formative years in Qatar, with access to higher education. In addition, this comprehensive programme offers recipients the opportunity to develop their civic enga ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 17 October 2018 –   On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, organized a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Program ‘Screen for Life’.  During this seminar, ‘Screen for Life’ team presented a lecture about breast cancer symptoms, stages and prevention methods, in addition to Mammogram, which is the early detections test every woman between 45-69 should do once every 3 years. The lecture included also details about the suites where women can get screened.  Al khaliji w ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 17, 2018:   It may not be surprising to learn that many in the Middle East are putting their newspapers down and picking their mobile phones up a lot more often; however, the social media platforms rising to prominence in the Arab Region have changed in some surprising ways. Findings come from a five-year retrospective of Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual Media Use in the Middle East survey shows that Qataris report a substantial increase in their time spent online from 2013 to 2017 compared to others in the region, and they are beginning to shift to new social media platforms. “Media consumption on a global level has chang ......read more

Lebanon’s Hadi wel Chabibeh Band and renowned singer “Noor El-Zein” to perform live at Debs w Remman and the Orient Pearl Restaurant   Doha, Qatar, 17, October 2018:   October is the most eagerly anticipated month in Qatar, giving locals and expats a reason to come together, participate, revel and enjoy a number of other colorful events in this lively Doha city.     To celebrate the pleasant October weather, AURA Hospitality & Food Services, a leading player in hospitality, entertainment sectors in Qatar, has curated an array of activities full of action and entertainment.   Since its inception in 2012, AURA Hosp ......read more

October 16, 2018:  This fall, Michael Kors is moving its store at The Dubai Mall to a new, expanded location. To celebrate the new Middle East flagship, which will showcase even more of the world of Michael Kors, the brand is introducing a special-edition Whitney handbag, to be available in Michael Kors stores across the Middle East.   The Whitney, first introduced this past summer, has become the newest iconic style from MICHAEL Michael Kors. Designed as a group of 24/7, work-to-weekend bags, the Whitney combines sophisticated silhouettes with on-the-go versatility. The subtle but distinctive “M” shape on the front nods to the designer’s initial, a letter he&rs ......read more

By Menat Elabd, Regional Brow Artist – Benefit Cosmetics   October 16, 2018:  Trick or Treat…or should I say, Trick or Tip! With this new Halloween “Catwoman” look, you will know ALL the tips AND tricks that you’ll need to recreate this look. It’s super easy and fast, especially if you have no time to prepare for Halloween. I am sure that one of us have been invited to a Halloween party at the very last minute and had no time to go and buy any make up or even prepare a Halloween outfit. Well, this time, you’re in safe hands. This will no longer be a problem if you follow these steps to create YOUR own catwoman look for Halloween. As ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 15, 2018 –   A new book by Northwestern University in Qatar Professor Sam Meekings uncovers the story behind a painting by Vincent van Gogh of his personal doctor, Paul Gachet. The book explores the history of Gachet’s life as well as the painting itself and brings nuance to this doctor’s melancholy character. Meekings, an accomplished novelist and poet, is launching his new novel “The Afterlives of Doctor Gachet,” at the London Review of Books Bookshop in Bloomsbury, as well as delivering a live reading and talk at Oxford University in the U.K. “It follows Dr. Gachet’s life, from his work in asylums and ch ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 15 October 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of its October’s draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters. As the draw results showed, Nouf Ibrahim Al-Sada and Haytham Mohammed Al-Ahmed each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Noora Mohammed Al-Naimi, and Khalid Jumah Al-Marzouqi, respectively. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministr ......read more

Doha, 15 October, 2018:  Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC), a premier insurance company in Oman and a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group recently held a grand opening ceremony for its corporate office and retail branches. Held at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat, the opening ceremony witnessed the presence of many dignitaries and government officials, including the Board of directors, industry experts, prominent business leaders, associates and partners, and OQIC employees. During the opening ceremony HE Khalaf Ahmed Al Mannai, Chairman of Oman Qatar Insurance Company unveiled the new headquarters in the presence of HE Sheikh Khalid bin Omar Al Marhoon Honorable Minister of Civil Se ......read more

In collaboration with Qatar Chamber, NAMA Center and the Ministry of Administrative Development Labor & Social Affairs Doha, Qatar, 14 October 2018 -   Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in collaboration with Qatar Chamber, NAMA Center and the Ministry of Administrative Development Labor & Social Affairs flagged off the 2nd edition of the “Made at Home” Exhibition on October 14, 2018. The seven-day event is being hosted at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, and it was inaugurated by HE Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Ad ......read more

October 14, 2018: Link Bracelet The AIGNER Wunderkammer is an exclusive collection of rarities— an amalgamation of phenomenal thoughts juxtaposed by superior artistry. Each piece from the AIGNER treasury is exceptional – reimagined for the modern times yet holding true to their magic. An expressively detailed accessory from the collection that recently walked the runways of the AIGNER Milan fashion show is the limited edition link bracelet. Structural and refined with a deft silhouette, the beautiful bracelet is accentuated by metallic links that encompass elegant AIGNER ‘A’ logos and has an avant-garde T-bar fastening.  The bracelet – availa ......read more

Doha, 14th October 2018:   Under the mandate of the Ministry of Interior, State of Qatar, the first Qatar Visa Center (QVC)  was inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Rashid bin Shafea Al-Marri, ambassador of the State of Qatar in Colombo last Thursday. On behalf of Qatari government, opening ceremony was attended by Muhammad Hassan Al Obaidali, Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at Ministry of Administrative Affairs, Labor and Social Affairs, Muhammad Abdullah Al Sobaie, Director of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Major General Abdullah Salim Al Ali, Advisor to HE Minister of Interior, Major General Muhammad Ahmad Al Ateeq, Director of ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 13, 2018 –   A recently released five-year retrospective report examining media use in the Middle East found that Qataris are among the most digitally connected citizens in the Arab Region. In terms of internet penetration, Qatar has one of the highest internet use rates of any country in the world, approaching saturation at 95 percent. “With the goal of understanding the communication ecosystem in the region better, NU-Q launched the first of five Media Use in the Middle East studies in 2013. Now with this rare longitudinal study moving into its sixth year, we are able to evaluate lessons learned comprehensively and understand the value o ......read more

Retail price: 177 AED/181 SAR (incl. VAT) Available on October 1st, 2018  Dubai, UAE, October 10, 2018:  At Benefit, we believe that the most powerful influencers are our customers. This is why we created and hosted our very first user-generated campaign for the launch of the NEW Brow Contour Pro!   In June 2018, nine benebabes from around the world flew to San Francisco, where Benefit was founded, to take part in one of the biggest launches for the brand this year. None of the girls were bloggers, influencers or key socialites; they were just big fans of Benefit Cosmetics, who followed us on Instagram and shared their constant love for the brand.   ......read more

Doha - Qatar, October 10, 2018:   To expand its growth and augment business ties, Qatar International Cable Company (QICC) participated at the recently held INFRA OMAN 2018, which is one of the biggest regional exhibitions for infrastructure.  The event which took place at Muscat, Oman, between October 8-10, 2018, witnessed tremendous response from buyers & sellers alike. Close to 35 Qatari enterprises from the country’s industry and construction sector participated at Infra Oman in QDB hosted special pavilion, through its export development and promotion agency, Tasdeer. Qatar International Cable Company (QICC) is a NEXANS company established in Qatar in 2008 ......read more

In order to facilitate the submission process and transforming it into an integrated electronic system… 30 days for submission and will be treated equally regardless of the date of submission Doha- 10 October, 2018 –  Qatar Development Bank (QDB), in its continued quest to support the growth and competitiveness of the business sector in the state, announced the registration for Al Furjan markets phase I raffle draw to award retail space, starting October 21, 2018. The registration process will last for 30 days, and the bank is inviting all Qatari citizens to apply through Al Furjan mobile application to supervise the governance of the raffle process and to ensu ......read more

October 09, 2018:  Introducing a breakthrough innovation in mascara that delivers maximum volume and lift in a lightweight whipped formula. Climax Mascara builds effortlessly without clumping or smudging, giving lashes a lifted look and flexible feel. Build it and it will deliver. Just the way you like it. #NEVERFAKEIT THE VOLUME Lash Moisture Complex allows for a whipped, creamy formula that lifts and builds without clumping Lashes feel soft, never heavy or stiff THE BRUSH Full-bodied brush with ribbed bristles capture and coat each lash for an instant, intense effect Smoothly wraps pigments from root to tip for rich color and bold dimension Custom-designed; e ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 9, 2018 –  Undergraduates from Northwestern’s Evanston campus are spending a semester on the University’s international campus in Qatar.   The students – Bryan Lee, Dylan Gresik, and Liming (Adrian) Wan – are spending the Fall semester at NU-Q where they are exploring the Middle East and learning first-hand about the region’s culture, as well as enrolling in classes that range from political science and public policy to journalism and strategic communication.  “Cross-campus learning offers a unique opportunity for students from our home campus to physically and academically explore the dynami ......read more

From dawn to dusk.. October 09, 2018:  For her first collection for the Parisian fashion house of Weill, Mathilde Castello Branco proposes a wardrobe illustrating 24 hours in the life of the Parisian woman. A modern versatile collection composed of pieces which are easy to mix and match with the assurance of never committing the slightest error in taste. The essence of this collection is a certain notion of French chic, a subtle dosage of sophistication and nonchalance. During the day, materials take on unexpected motifs, as when a cape with large checks marris with a pair of slacks in Prince of Wales check or printed silk adopts a cane work motif inspired by Parisian café chai ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 09, 2018:  Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in the MENA region has launched an in-house development programme, namely, the QIC Learning Academy. The first session “Phase One”, which was conducted recently at QIC Headquarters in West Bay was highly successful and was very well received by the attendees of the session.  QIC Group consistently advocates the development of human capital to build a strong knowledge based economy through support from its Senior Management. In view of this, QIC Group continues to attract, motivate, develop and retain Qatari talent. Pursuant to its consistent efforts at aligning with this goal, QIC Group has no ......read more

October 08, 2018:  Olay has always been committed to understanding the wants, needs and aspirations of all women. Inspired by the beauty & perfection of a Pearl, a symbol of radiant beauty, Olay has designed the White Radiance Collection, its most advanced tone correcting products to date.   More than superficial fairness: radiance inspired by the perfection of the pearl, with advanced technology working at surface cell level Just like a refined pearl itself, skin is precious too, but the similarities between skin and a perfect pearl do not stop there. Like the surface of an exquisite pearl that encapsulates impeccable purity, lustre and luminosity, a woman wants beaut ......read more

Doha-Qatar, October 07, 2018:   With the objective of enhancing bilateral trade relations between Qatar and Turkey, a business delegation headed by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Al Meera Consumer Goods Company Eng. Salah Al Hammadi met with Istanbul and Samsun based investors and businesses looking to expand in Qatar. Meetings also occurred with government officials including the Governor of Samsun Mr. Osman Kaymak. On the first day of their two-day official trip, Al Meera officials visited Happy Center where they met its Chairman Mr. Ismail Altun and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yavuz Altun and discussed strategic partnership and ways to improve mutual cooperation. Follo ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 6, 2018:   Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) Professor Marco Williams has been elected to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, best known for awarding the film world’s Oscars. Williams, who holds a joint appointment as professor of communication at NU-Q and on the University’s home campus in Evanston, Illinois, has been named to the documentary branch of the Academy. NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis called the election “well-deserved recognition for a renowned professional known for his work as a documentary film artist, mentor and master teacher. He has done important and pathfinding documentaries and this is t ......read more

Doha, Qatar, October 06, 2018:  As part of the WOQOD’s ongoing expansion plans to be able to serve every area in Qatar, Qatar Fuel “WOQOD” opened Fereej Kulaib petrol station on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, and by this raised its network of various petrol stations to 64.  WOQOD’s CEO, Eng. Saad Rashid Al Muhannadi, said: “We are pleased to open a new petrol station in Fereej Kulaib. WOQOD aspires to expand its petrol station network in the country to meet the rising demand for petroleum products and achieve the goal of providing customers with access to best-in-class products and services at their convenience and comfort. WOQOD will also announce th ......read more

Export Development and Promotion Department ‘TASDEER’ achievements report of Q3 2018 Participating in global events Hosting trade missions Doha, Qatar, October 3, 2018:   In continuation to its vision of expanding scope of Qatari companies across the globe, Qatar Development Bank’s Export Development and Promotion Department ‘TASDEER’, hosted in recent months several trade missions as well as participated in a number of exhibitions in lucrative parts of the globe. Through its activities, TASDEER aims to promote exports from Qatar and enhance the expanse of Qatari SMEs at global platforms.    Global events   With ......read more

Marking the culmination of 5 previous draws leading to the win of 25 customers Doha, Qatar, 2 October, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the grand prize winner of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The final draw was held under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. The winner was Mr. Mohammad Raja Aljaowni who drove home a brand-new Lexus LX 570; a grand win that marked the culmination of 5 previous draws that were held during the campaign’s period and led to ......read more

2017 edition of famed interiors show introduced more than 5,000 designers, architects and buyers to 250+ international suppliers Show returns to Doha Exhibition & Convention Center in under six weeks to cater to Qatar’s thriving interiors market Over 100 exhibitors now confirmed, with 5,000 visitors expected to attend Official Ventures Report values Qatar’s fit-out market at QAR 5 billion annually  2 October 2018 – DOHA, Qatar:   The countdown to INDEX Qatar 2018 is underway, with less than six weeks to go until the three-day interiors show returns to Doha, against a backdrop of sustained growth for the fit-out market across the country. ......read more

Doha, Qatar – October 1, 2018 –   As part of the recently opened Media Innovation Lab (The MIL) at Northwestern University in Qatar, an expert on virtual and augmented reality spoke at the University. Mia Tramz, Emmy-winning producer and editorial director of enterprise and immersive experiences at TIME Inc., spoke about virtual reality as a new tool for storytelling.  In line with the MIL’s theme for the year, “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Storytelling and Media,” Tramz spoke at a public lecture and held several workshops for the NU-Q community to learn more about the components of creating VR and AR content.  “Mia’s wo ......read more

Joint programme between global foundation, Education Above All (EAA) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD), join forces at UNGA for major announcement set to diversify the way education is financed. Qatar - Doha, 29 September 2018 –   EAA, and the ISFD’s out-of-school programme set to transform the way that low-income countries can access loan funding to invest in enrolling out-of-school children in primary education. During the United Nations General Assembly, at an event co-hosted with UNESCO, and the World Bank, EAA and the ISFD signed this important partnership agreement.  The Government of Mali also announced they would be one of th ......read more

The information age has brought with it unparalleled access to information, and the incredible ability to communicate freely with people from all over the world. Few could benefit more from this than our children, exposed as they are to any knowledge about the world that they could ever want to discover for themselves. However, such free and open access to knowledge and communication has its drawbacks. A child may be naïve, or otherwise ill-equipped with the perceptiveness necessary to protect themselves from online threats, such as scammers – or worse! On top of that, the addictive nature of social media can lead to the development of problematic behaviour that could lead to very r ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 27 September 2018–   In the objective to foray into varied upcoming business domains, Qatar Financial Business Academy (QFBA) is proud to conduct yet another continuous development workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Education & Higher Education (MoE).  The workshop hosted the graduation ceremony on the last day, in the presence of Dr. Ibrahim bin Saleh bin Khalifa Al Nuaimi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Dr. Khalid Mohamed Al-Horr, CEO, QFBA. This workshop was managed and coordinated between QFBA and the Training and Development department, under the ministry’s HR division.   T ......read more

Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.  The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum. Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a unique Dyson a ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 26, 2018:  At the inaugural event to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – inviting international media scholars and faculty members to comment on the implications of digitization and interconnectivity on a local, regional, and global scale.   The conference started with the launch of a special edition of NU-Q’s signature study, a five-year retrospection of its annual Media Use in the Middle East survey. (To view the full report, click here.)   The study is the only one of its kind in the region and one of the fe ......read more

Qatari CMU-Q alumni are making an impact in medical investigation  Doha, Qatar, September 26, 2018:   Graduates of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) showcased their work at the Conference series on Understanding molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular biology, Diabetes, Obesity and Stroke (CUDOS 2018), organized by Sidra Medicine. The conference, which featured leading diabetes specialists from around the world, explored current research innovation, health care challenges and treatment options for mothers and children with type 1 diabetes.  The theme of the CUDOS 2018 conference was “Childhood Diabetes: From Novel Discoveries to Clinical Practice,&quo ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 26 September, 2018:  The Official Spokesperson of Qatar Insurance Group Mr. Abdulla Al Mulla announced that the Board of Directors of Qatar Insurance Company during their meeting yesterday have approved the establishment of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in accordance with the rules set out by the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC).   The new company will be established with an initial capital of QAR 1,800,000 (One million eight hundred thousand Qatari Riyals). The new company will be named Epicure Investment Management or any other name that is approved by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA). The new company will carry out investment business consul ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 26 September 2018:   UCL Qatar has started its new academic year by welcoming one of the biggest MA student intakes since the London-based University set up its operations in Qatar in 2010 in partnership with Qatar Foundation. Forty-nine graduates from over 25 countries will now begin full or part-time studies on UCL Qatar’s renowned Library and Information Studies MA and Museum and Gallery Practice MA. UCL’s President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur visited the UCL Qatar campus in Education City, Doha last week and meet the UCL Qatar community and welcome new students. Welcoming them to Education City, Sam Evans, Director of UCL Qatar, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 25 September 2018:   Qatar Finance and Business Academy proudly announces the launch of “Coffee with CEO” series for the 2018 Cohort of KAWADER. The first session was held with Mr. Fahad Abdullah Al Khalifa, GCEO of al khaliji Bank who is an inspirational leadership figure. Mr. Fahad Al Khalifa shared his invaluable life and career lessons, providing the Kawader members with unparalleled inspiration and guidance on their ambitious path. The event series is intended to engage leadership figures in the financial services sector in Qatar with Kawader young motivated members in a casual setting where the CEOs share professional insights and wisdom with them. ......read more

Doha, Qatar –September 22, 2018:   In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is organizing a symposium – The State of the Internet and Digital Future – to address emerging trends and the socio-economic implications of internet use around the world.   “The symposium is a platform for the discussion of important issues related to global media development and Internet use while giving our community a chance to hear from experts and leaders in the field,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It also bridges between NU-Q and the World Internet Project of which we are a proud member institutio ......read more

20 September 2018;   FOREO, the Swedish beauty and wellness brand that surpassed 1 billion USD in revenue in 2017, has announced its participation in the 2018 edition of Tax Free World Association (TFWA) World Exhibition and Conference. They’ll be showcasing the award-winning LUNA mini 2 facial cleansing brush and revolutionary UFO smart mask, alongside an exciting range of new gift sets created exclusively for travel retail. Already hugely popular with global travellers  FOREO has added 30 new store openings to its international travel retail portfolio since the beginning of 2018, boosting its tally to almost 200 placements worldwide.    Scheduled to take p ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. In order to support its increased activities in the country, the company has also opened a new office in West Bay, Doha.  Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open to one hundred percent foreign ownership. The move is intended to accelerate the development in all economic and commercial activities, attr ......read more

Doha, September 19, 2018 :  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless efforts over years to adapt to market challenges while introducing new products and services, has won the ‘Best Bank in Productivity’ Award at the New Age Banking Awards 2018. The award to al khaliji Commercial was presented in ceremony held at InterContinental Doha – The City West Bay on September 18, 2018. The New Age Banking Awards 2018 was supported by Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA).  On receiving the award, Ms. Rana Al Asaad, Head of Personal Banking al khaliji ......read more

Doha, Sept 19, 2018:  Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC), a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group and a premier insurer in Oman has been awarded the best performing company in Small Cap (below OMR 25 million) category in Oman. The prestigious award was announced by Alam al-Iktisaad Wal A’mal (AIWA) Award 2017, which is published by United Media Services, the leading Arabic business magazine in the Sultanate of Oman.   The criteria for the nomination of the award were based on various parameters such as business growth, performance, profits etc. for the year 2017. The ranking for the award was performed by Gulf Baader Capital Markets and the results of the listed compan ......read more

“The look echoes the collection’s theme of gender neutrality – it can be worn on both women or men. There is also a notion of eccentricity to it.” —Makeup by Val Garland September 18, 2018:  SKIN: NARSskin Multi-Action Hydrating Toner, NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream  FACE: Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Soft Velvet Pressed Powder BROWS: Brow Perfector  LIPS: Instant Line & Pore Perfector  PINK EYE LOOK: Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, Gaiety Blush YELLOW EYE LOOK: Douro Single Eyeshadow BLUE EYE LOOK: Curaçao Velvet Eyeliner, Baby Jane Sin ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 18, 2018 – The rise of digital and social media combined with the polarization taking place in the United States has created a disrupted media landscape that analysts, journalists, and voters are struggling to understand. That according to Northwestern University Professor Pablo J. Boczkowski in discussing his new book Trump and the Media. During his discussion, Boczkowski touched on several topics that included the changing perspective on journalism and the collapse of traditional news, emotional ties to current events and political behavior, how technology is influencing storytelling and political communication strategies, as well as future ways that ......read more

September 18, 2018:  The unique Estonian womenswear designer DIANA ARNO expands online shopping to Middle East. A favourite with modern, intelligent women with fashion flair, the brand has received raving reviews domestically and internationally since being established in 2011. DIANA ARNO’s manifesto is to unite luxury and comfort, creating timeless and feminine clothes for urban women, with eye-catching details that carry smoothly from work to cocktails, from workweek to weekend. The clothes are always uncompromisingly feminine: playful details, tailored finishes and signature styles imbue every single item with effortless and sophisticated feel, necessary in creating outstanding ......read more

Doha, Qatar,  September 16, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Wasmiya Dalhem Al-Kuwari and Madhuri Jalan each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Maher Almokhtar Rouhdu, Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey, Aysha Essa Al-Sulaiti, Abdulla Ali Al-Kuwari, Hamad Ali Al-Kaabi, Abdulla Mohammed Al-Hamadi, Aljori Yousef Al-Jaber, Obaidullah Muham ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 16, 2018:   First Finance Company (FFC), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, is pleased to announce the opening of its new branch located at “Mawater City”, Area 1, opposite Aqua Park, Building number 5, the objective of this branch is to facilitate car purchases and easy access of finance for individuals. Aimed to be a one-stop-shop, this branch would assist ease to customers in buying and financing for cars.  Based on the premise of care, simplicity, and flexibility, it will help simplify procedures and offer flexible credit conditions. Instant approval would be offered to customers opting for the services. Apart from this, other asso ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 11, 2018:   As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) celebrates its 10th anniversary and welcomes its largest class – it is also announcing two new faculty appointments and new programs. The University, which is now home to more than 300 students, is offering new courses in literature and writing, as well as executive education programming, the launch of a Media Innovation Lab (MIL), and plans to open the first digital university museum in Qatar – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar.   “NU-Q has seen many successes in its 10 years in Doha,” Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO said, “and ......read more

Doha, Qatar, August 11, 2018: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s (EAA) moving exhibition “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” has landed at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The exhibit marks the achievement of securing commitments to enrol 10 million out of school children in 50 countries around the world. The exhibition is taking place in the departure’s terminal Concourse C, at Hamad International Airport (HIA) until the 23rd of September 2018.  The traveling exhibit previously held at Qatar Academy and the W Hotel Doha, showcases the barriers to education that more than 63 million children around the world face, and highlights the work EAA and ......read more

Doha, 11th September 2018: Doha Festival City celebrated fun-filled activities during the back to school season with “The Amazing World of Gumball”, which was enjoyed by hundreds of children. The exciting activation will continue until 14th September with family entertainment, including various activity zones.     Children will be able to enjoy an entire range of popular activities, including an interactive gaming station, a dodge ball game, blind folded games, photo opportunities with their favourite Gumball characters, as well as an arts and crafts section.    Doha Festival City recently signed a one-of-a-kind entertainment partnership with ......read more

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