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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, ... ... 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&rdquo... ... 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 laun... ... 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 thi... ... 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 r... ... 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 ... ... 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..  . ... ... 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 pr... ... 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 mela... ... 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-Sa... ... 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 o... ... Read more
In collaboration with Qatar Chamber, NAMA Center and the Ministry of Administrative Development Labor & Social AffairsDoha, 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... ... Read more
October 14, 2018:Link BraceletThe 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 ... ... Read more
October 14, 2018:Link BraceletThe 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 ... ... Read more
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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

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

Doha, September 11 , 2018 – MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider  is pleased to announce that it has been named winner in the “Service Provider of the Year” category by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) at the fourth edition of the Qatar IT Business Awards. The Qatar IT Business Awards by The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) honors organizations that have benefited the ICT Industry and the development of innovation. The award program is an annual event, where independent panel of experts in technology and business judge the awards nominations.  Commenting on the occasion, CEO ......read more

WOQOD will Increase fuel dispensers by 50% by the end of 2018 in comparison with the dispenser numbers of the year 2017 Doha,  10 September 2018:   Eng. Saad Rashed Al Muhannadi, CEO of Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) said that, the company has recently floated tenders for the construction of (4) fuel stations on the Orbital Highway and the new truck road connecting Mesaieed, Hamad Port, Dukhan, Lusail and Al- Khor after coordination with the Urban Planning Department of the Ministry of Municipality & Environment, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in the selection of sites for those stations.  The sites have been allocate ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10 September 2018:   In line with the State’s interest in developing the role of the private sector and its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), particularly the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) sector, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) continues its efforts to develop this sector alongside other relevant entities. Among these efforts is understanding and acknowledging the evolution of entrepreneurship in Qatar to explore the challenges facing entrepreneurs, their characteristics, and their motivations to establish their businesses, as well as other factors that benefit policy makers.   In its continuous quest to support the growth of Q ......read more

Doha, September 10, 2018:  Qatar Re, a global multi-line reinsurer and a reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group has been ranked 27th amongst top fifty global reinsurers by international credit rating agency, A.M. Best. The new assigned ranking affirms Qatar Re’s very strong capital base and well diversified portfolio, which is coupled with global business diversification, serving global reinsurance markets.  Qatar Re’s new ranking was assigned on the basis of unaffiliated Gross Written Premium (GWP) in 2017. Besides having a strong track record of operational performance and robust underwriting, the reinsurer also wrote non-life reinsurance business worth QA ......read more

Doha, Qatar, September 10, 2018:   Armed with enthusiasm and a strong vision in place, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in partnership with Northumbria University, started its first academic year 2018–2019 Sunday, September 9, 2018.  More than 60 students have enrolled so far, with up to 60% being Qatari students for the first academic year, with the faculty visiting from the main campus in Northumbria New Castle, students are set to acquire global accounting practices,  In line with Qatar National Vision 2030 of creating a knowledge based diversified economy, QFBA is delivering full academic education and training solutions starting from the early ye ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 9th , 2018:  Students, faculty, and staff at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) will have access to a new Media Innovation Lab (MIL), which will bring innovative ideas together with theory and technology to develop original concepts and solutions to address challenges in the media world.    “The MIL is designed to stimulate curiosity, encourage interdisciplinary conversations, and enable our students to create tangible change in the media industry around them,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO at NU-Q. “It will also serve as a springboard to turn big ideas into practical products and processes.” The MIL was ......read more

Registration for the beta of EMUI 9.0 is now open Qatar, September 08, 2018:   At IFA 2018, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced EMUI 9.0, the next major update to the Android-based operating system (OS) from Huawei.  As one of the first Android Pie-based custom systems, EMUI 9.0 offers a premium user experience that is underpinned by an intuitive interface and rich features. The EMUI 9.0 is currently on beta, which is now open for registration. Additional features will be launched together with the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 20 Series.  The latest Huawei custom OS was designed to feel more natural and streamlined than ever. Huawei has reimagined and con ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  Wanted: more pigment, rich color, instant gratification. Enter the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette featuring an all-new formula that brings the richest color payoff. This innovative powder suspends in a liquid binding system creating intense, high-impact color. Introduced in 12 high-impact eyeshadows, the formula ranges from buttery mattes, lustrous satins, coveted shimmers, and glittering metallic finishes. There’s more than one way to get more views. #NARSissist Shades Include:  BIARRITZ, matte neutral cream SATISFACTION, shimmering golden pink DELIRIUM, metallic rose TEMPTRESS, satin paprika SEVEN HEAVEN, matte sand SHADOW ......read more

Dubai, UAE, September 06, 2018:  High-profile shades. Made for play. Introducing the NARSissist Wanted Cheek Palettes, a curated selection of 12 new and beloved cheek shades in two limited-edition palettes. Brighten up with cool corals and pops of pink, or go bold with radiant reds and deep raspberry in matte, satin and shimmer finishes. The covetable formula feels silky smooth and provides blendable application. Profile, raised. #NARSissist.   Shades Include:    NARSissist WANTED CHEEK PALETTE I (from left to right, top to bottom):  UNLIMITED,  shimmering pale pink (limited edition) BUZZED, matte coral (limited edition) NOTORIOUS, matte la ......read more

Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health. Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality i ......read more

September 06, 2018:  An exciting and bold mood pervades at Etoile “La boutique” for the Fall/Winter 2018 accessories collection.  With many notable and exceptional pieces from the latest runway shows, there’s something for everyone. From Del Duca’s colourful handbags to Kate Cate’s oversized seventies inspired belts and 0711’s minimalistic flair, Etoile “La boutique” has you covered.  Del Duca Handbags Del Duca handbags take wearable art to a new level. Del Duca is the handmade creation of unique Argentinean accessories, combining a raw, vintage appeal with a contemporary splash of pop art. The beautifully crafted pieces wi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 4, 2018:  Speaking at Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual Convocation, Hollywood producer and Northwestern alumnus Jordan Horowitz advised the University’s incoming class to forget about their expectations and to focus on the process.  The Convocation – an annual event that marks the beginning of the academic year – was attended by NU-Q faculty and staff, along with members of NU-Q’s incoming class, family and friends.  At the ceremony, NU-Q Dean Everette E. Dennis said that Horowitz “exemplifies great achievement and excellence” and is “known for his leadership in creative industries whe ......read more

Doha, September 4, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless support to local entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country, for the second consecutive time won “Al Dhameen Best Customer Satisfaction  Award” for 2018 by Qatar Development Bank (QDB).  al khaliji claimed the coveted title following its short-listing for the award, along with other high profile financial institutions, during a gala dinner ceremony that was recently held at Rotana City Center Hotel, in the presence of the Governor of Qatar Central Bank HE Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-T ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 4 September 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) takes pride in announcing the “Best Partner Bank Award” for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Al Dhameen Program. These awards recognize the contributions of participating banks that have supported the development organization’s Al Dhameen indirect loan facility program. This is one of the most successful initiatives by QDB to assist SMEs of Qatar and offer them the much needed support to grow further in their endeavors. The ceremony was held yesterday at City Centre Rotana Doha Hotel. The awards ceremony was graced by HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qat ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 04 September 2018:   Following the overwhelming success of its previous Kawader runs and the graduation of the fifth cohort of ‘Kawader’ participants earlier this year, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in association with the Qatar Financial Center (QFC) Authority, launched the new cohort for its Kawader program which kicked off on September 2nd and is likely to conclude in December 2018. Kawader program includes Financial Services relevant training based on global standards, which come as a result of the financial industry efforts to invest in the next generation of leaders in the Qatari Financial Sector.    The program i ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 4 Sept, 2018:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region QIC Group has sponsored Gyer category of Katara’s International Hunting & Falconry Exhibition S'hail 2018.  Slated to start from 4th September, S'hail is regarded as the largest international exhibitions that specializes in exhibiting falcons. Besides hosting an interactive session for children and adults, the exhibition will also display various falcons and its handling equipment. Now in its second year, the exhibition boasts of participants from 20 ......read more

3 September, 2018, Doha, Qatar:   At IFA 2018 today, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) unveiled the HUAWEI AI Cube, a two-in-one speaker and  4G router with Alexa built-in, marking its official entry into the nascent smart speaker market. It represents a new, more natural and convenient way for consumers to connect to the internet and control smart devices, while delivering high quality audio in a compact form factor featuring a minimalist design.   “As an industry leader, Huawei is committed to providing seamless connectivity and enabling the smart, connected experience. To those ends, Huawei has been actively strengthening the value proposition of its product ......read more

Doha, Qatar – September 2, 2018 –   As Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) marks its 10th anniversary in Education City, it welcomed its largest class with a week of orientation that culminated in the Northwestern tradition of “March Through the Arch.”  This year’s class - the Class of 2022 – includes more than 100 students and is the most diverse class to enroll at NU-Q. More than 40 percent of the class are Qatari, and 30 nationalities are represented from countries as varied as Ethiopia, Mexico, Moldova, Nepal, Russia, and Rwanda.  “The breadth of experience and diversity that our incoming class brings to NU-Q adds dy ......read more

September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, and this year, we’ve designed an all-round powerhouse that not only features outstanding AI capa ......read more

Durham School for Girls Doha, Qatar’s first truly international British school just for girls delivering a British curriculum whilst being deeply rooted in Qatari values and culture, is pleased to announce its upcoming opening in Qatar in 2019. The school opening announcement was held at an official signing ceremony hosted between Durham International Schools and Engineer Saad Al Muhannadi, Chairman for Durham School for Girls Doha who is leading a group of investors in the education sector in Qatar. The event took place at Hilton on Park Lane in London, on 14th August 2018, in attendance by His Excellency, Mr. Yousef Ali Al Khater, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the UK as well ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 30 August 2018:   Exploring the exciting world of Cartoon Network’s “The Amazing World of Gumball”, Doha Festival City’s partnership with one of the most popular kids channels introduces the chance for children to enjoy an entire range of fun-filled activities with the main characters of the iconic show. It brings families and loved ones together, in celebration of the back to school season, from 1 September until 14 September.    Located at the Centre Court, First Floor, Gumball fans will be able to enjoy the unique activity zone, where children will be able to carousal around numerous activations which will include an inte ......read more

Qatar, August 28, 2018:  Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar (ibq) have announced that they have signed a final agreement regarding the merger of the two banks to create a leading Sharia compliant financial institution with a solid financial position and robust liquidity to support Qatar’s economic growth and finance development initiatives in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.  According to this merger agreement, the two banks will work to complete the necessary steps to consummate the merger, obtain the required approvals from the regulatory authorities and obtain shareholders’ approvals before the end of 2018. The two entities will be consolidated and op ......read more

Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest Kindle devices, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader, Kindle Oasi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, August 28, 2018:  Faculty, staff, and students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spanned the globe over the summer presenting original research papers and participating in panels showcasing their work and that of the school’s in far flung places such as Czech Republic, Nigeria, and Washington D.C. and Oregon in the U.S.    With presentations at the International Press Institute World Congress (IPI), the International Communication Association (ICA), the International Association for Mass Communication Research (IAMCR), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the NU-Q conferees took up topics ranging ......read more

Qatar, August 28, 2018:  QIC Anaya Healthcare, the revolutionizing healthcare discount program launched by QIC Insured has now introduced the Anaya Healthcare app. Anaya Healthcare members can now get an overview of all the services and benefits offered under the program. Available for both Andriod and iPhone users, the app can be downloaded from Google Play Store or from the Apple AppStore.  The QIC Anaya app provides an updated list of all providers participating in the QIC Anaya Healthcare discount program and details an overview of the services and benefits offered to the members, including contact information. In addition, it also provides the location of the provider throu ......read more

August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure th ......read more

Doha, Qatar, August 14, 2018:   Simaisma, a Murwab Resort, has launched an array of unique experiences for its guests during the Eid Al Adha festivities. For guests who are still on holiday post their long vacations abroad, Simaisma Resort is offering day passes and resort membership updated rates.  These promotional initiatives would entail customers to pamper themselves in weekend extravaganza and spend quality time with their friends and family. The offer is applicable for Qataris as well as expats. Over the years, Simaisma Resort has become a preferred frequenting place for Qatari people not just because of its unique propositions but also guests’ renewed trust ......read more

Doha, Qatar, August 13, 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, Khaola Saad Al-Tairey and Bashaer Ameer Al-Mulla each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Noora Mohammed Al-Baker, Hamad Aqeel Al-Shammari, Babiker Ali, Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari, Hessa Ibrahim Al-Hammadi, Khulood Esmaeil Mahmoudi, Hamad Ali Al-Marri, Aida Maath Abid, Abdulqawi Awad ......read more

August 12, 2018:  Molveno is an exceptional timepiece that extends beyond the ordinary with an incredible multi-dimensional dial enhancing an elegant design, which is exclusive to Cerruti 1881. A wealth of complex textures and meticulous details are fused in harmony to create the functional timepiece that exudes charisma and style. The date window is nestled in the black sunray dial, which boasts a graceful IP rose gold top ring along with a polished and textured crown. The futuristic timepiece is matched by an equally riveting pair of cufflinks with geometric 3D patterns demarcating the Cerruti 1881 logo.  The timepiece and cufflinks duo spectacularly lives up to the reputat ......read more

Doha, Qatar, August 8, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the final list of Mastercard Weekend offer winners, at the Bank’s headquarters. The winners were chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekends. The winners announced by Barwa Bank are: Mohamed Shawara, Mir Afroze Ali, Moeed Ahmed, Mohamed Janahi, Kamel Lafi, Ayesha Banu, Abdulla Jassim Al-Malki, Yousef Al-Jassim, Ateeq Khalid and Ali Al-Rumaihi. Each winner took home a travel voucher worth QAR 5,000. In addition to the prize, they earned loyalty points from Barwa Bank with every purchase using Mastercard. These po ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 07 August, 2018:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region have collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans.  QIC Group has long focused on engaging in multiple CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values ......read more

Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer with robust Q2 performance   August 5, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced its business results for the first half of 2018. The company reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units*. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8%.   Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “The past six months have been incredible for Huawei CBG, marked by robust growth of our business across all markets and product lines. ......read more

Qatar, July 31, 2018:  Burgan Bank, one of the leading banks in talent and career development, announced its one-year sponsorship of leading knowledge transfer platform - Knowledge Club’s Season 2 workshops and seminars as part of its ongoing strategy to enhance its human capital capabilities through world-class training, strategic partnerships and supportive resources.  The agreement was signed with Vigor Events: the founder of the “Knowledge Club” and a first-class education and training provider in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The “Knowledge Club,” running for the 6th year, provides top companies and individual professional ......read more

Qatar, July 30, 2018:  Eng. Saad Al-Muhannadi Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) stated that the net profit of the company at the end of the first half of 2018 (excluding minority rights) amounted to QR 503 million compared to QR 373 million for the same period in 2017, with an increase of QR 130 million representing 35% increase rate.  He pointed out that the comparison of the second quarter of the year 2018 alone with the same period last year 2017 indicates a 3% increase of profits. The profits of the second quarter of the year 2018 amounted to 202 million riyals compared to 197 million for the second quarter of the year 2017. He further went on to explain that ......read more

Doha, Qatar, July 30, 2018:   Famed Hollywood film producer Jordan Horowitz, a Northwestern University graduate, will speak at Northwestern University in Qatar’s 2018 Convocation Ceremony for its incoming class of students on Sunday, September 2. Horowitz is best known for producing the Academy-winning musical comedy-drama La La Land, which was nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards in 2017. It won six, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. The much-honored La La Land was also awarded Best Picture at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, PGA, and Critics Choice Awards. NU-Q’s Convocation marks the beginning of the academic y ......read more

Qatar, July 29, 2018:   With a vision to upgrade and enhance the global financial knowledge landscape of Qatar’s finance professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) held the IFRS free informative seminar in partnership with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Qatar chapter.  The seminar took place on July 24, 2018 at Marriott Marquis City Centre and was followed by a CMA info session in the presence of Mr. Moamen Omar, President of IMA Qatar chapter, as well as QFBA representatives. Over than 100 professionals took part of the insightful seminar from the financial sector, marking a milestone by QFBA and IMA’s Qatar chapter in supporti ......read more

Author: Network Protection Security Labs, Attack Investigation Team Summary: Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors.   July 25, 2018:  Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends to adapt publicly available techniques and tools for their attacks and experiments with published proof-of-concept exploits. Leafminer attempts to infiltrate target networks through various means of intrusion: watering hole websites, vulnerabi ......read more

QIC reports 91% of the full year 2017 profits in H1 2018  Improved underwriting performance reflects portfolio shift to lower volatility business Doha, 25 July 2018 -   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, announced its financial results approved by the board for the first half of 2018.  In H1 2018 QIC Group recorded growth in Gross Written Premium (GWP) of 5% to QAR 6.6 billion. This performance reflects the steady and systematic expansion of QIC Group’s international operations, which has further expanded in select low volatility classes. The MENA markets continued to generate stable ......read more

Hundreds of new and quirky products now on Interesting Finds July 25, 2018:   SOUQ.com has announced the launch of its new “Interesting Finds” store which will make your search for the perfect gift forever easier. Customers can now easily access hundreds of new, interesting and trendy products including toys, home decor, accessories, and much more.  Interesting Finds curates the new and interesting items available on SOUQ.com into fun-to-scroll-through, collage-style lists; making gift giving fun and exciting.   Users can shop these quirky gifts with a touch of a finger directly from the SOUQ website or mobile app for Android & IOS. Regist ......read more

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