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14th February 2019Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original saf... ... Read more
Doha, February  14 , 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting health and wellness among the local community, celebrated the eighth Qatar National Sport Day by organizing a Ping Pong event that was held on 11th and 12th of February, at the Doha Festival City, and... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2019 – Working with the theme “Legacy and Promise,” students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spent 48-hours producing multimedia projects with film and photography as well as creative writing and live performance at the University’s annual Creative Media Festival. The theme in... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s global programme, Educate A Child (EAC), in partnership with the British Council, is pleased to announce the ‘Ilm-Possible: Take a Child to School (TACS) Phase II’ project in Pakistan, aiming to enrol 200,000 out of school children (OOSC) into quality primary ed... ... Read more
February 11, 2019 - QatarThe Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that the hotel has received several nominations for this year’s 26th World Travel Awards. The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has received nominations both regionally and nationally. The regional nominations include Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 2019 and the Middle East... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, February 11 2019: Doha, Qatar, February XX 2019: Barwa Bank the most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank in Qatar has announced the launch of its mobile application for all customers to meet their daily financial needs.Barwa Bank new mobile application can be used on smart devices and is compatible with both IOS and Android. ... ... Read more
To celebrate this special time of the year, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is setting the stage for the ultimate romantic escape in Qatar. February 10, 2019 United Arab Emirates:  Guests can impress their loved ones with the “Fall in Love Again” package, which offers a stay in one of the newly re-imagined rooms and suites, daily in ro... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2019: Representatives of Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) along with senior officials, businessmen and CEOs of major Qatari companies have visited Huawei’s headquarters in Beijing, China to gain a deeper understanding of how the latest ICT solutions can contribute to the digital transformation e... ... Read more
More than 200 students compete in Carnegie Mellon’s high school robotics tournament February 09, 2019 - DOHA, QATAR: A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, brought toge... ... Read more
The Madison Avenue main store turns into Ralph's CafeFebruary 9, 2019, Dubai, UAE - Ralph Lauren launches Spring 2019 by turning his flagship store in Madison Avenue into Café Ralph, offering his customers an unparalleled dining experience.Ralph Lauren said: "I wanted to highlight the Spring 2019 Women's Collection, its fresh spirit an... ... Read more
Doha, Qatar – February 6, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has appointed Rami Al-Badry as director of production and digital media services. Al-Badry left CNN in Washington DC to join NU-Q. He brings 15 years of experience as a production and operations manager in leading media organizations in the U.S., U.K., and Middle E... ... Read more
DOHA, Qatar – 06 February 2019 – Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals.The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job ... ... Read more
Qatar, February 04, 2019:  Please be advised that QIC Board of Directors' in their meeting held today on 3rd of February. 2019, reviewed the company's performance, the financial information for the year 2018, the auditor's report and the profits realized (QR. 646 Million).The board recommended Cash (Dividends 15 %) from the share par value, i.e. QR... ... Read more
Qatar, February 04, 2019:  Please be advised that QIC Board of Directors' in their meeting held today on 3rd of February. 2019, reviewed the company's performance, the financial information for the year 2018, the auditor's report and the profits realized (QR. 646 Million).The board recommended Cash (Dividends 15 %) from the share par value, i.e. QR... ... Read more
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16 January 2019 - Qatar   As part of the UCL Qatar and Qatar Museums Origins of Doha and Qatar project, UCL Qatar has developed an innovative presentation to support schoolteachers in teaching the history of Qatari homes.    Throughout the 2018/19 school year, UCL Qatar aims to reach thousands of students between the ages of 6 and 11, developing their knowledge of the history of Qatari traditions and the main architectural features of homes in the 1930s and 40s.   The Origins of Doha and Qatar project, which these materials form part of, is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund’s National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), and draws on archae ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 16, 2019 – Marc Lynch, professor of political science and director of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., as well as the author of several books on the Middle East, will speak at NU-Q on “Displacement and Wars in the Middle East.”  The event will be moderated by Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, on Tuesday, February 19, at 1:00 p.m.  Lynch has been a member of the Content Advisory Group for the University’s museum – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – since 2012. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie End ......read more

14th February 2019 Turkish Airlines, flying passengers to more global destinations than any other airline, preparing for a brand new journey set to be started with its move to its new state-of-the-art home base, Istanbul Airport, continues its partnership with The LEGO® Movie franchise with the recent digital debut, of a new fun and original safety video. It stars characters from the latest big-screen animated LEGO adventure, The LEGO Movie 2, from Warner Bros. Pictures, in theaters worldwide beginning February 8, 2019.  Back in August 2018, Turkish Airlines debuted the first-ever LEGO passenger safety video, which was also inspired by the LEGO Movie franchise.  The video ......read more

February 14, 2019—Dreaming was the theme of Michael Kors’ Fall 2019 runway show, which took place this morning at 10 AM in New York City. From the venue—Cipriani Wall Street, transformed into an old-school ballroom with distressed herringbone floors, velvet curtains, disco balls and chandeliers—to Barry Manilow’s finale performance and the Studio 54 capsule designs, the show was a celebration of individual style, glamour and romance.  “When I arrived in New York, it was a time of great creativity in fashion, theater, music and art. The sidewalks became like runways, with an explosion of style,” says Michael Kors. “The city was edgy and ......read more

Doha, February  14 , 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, with the aim of promoting health and wellness among the local community, celebrated the eighth Qatar National Sport Day by organizing a Ping Pong event that was held on 11th and 12th of February, at the Doha Festival City, and  also launched on the same occasion an Instagram contest. The Ping Pong event was part of al khaliji’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, focused on promoting an active healthy lifestyle among the larger community.  During the event, participants were cheered for by their colleagues and friends to win! At the end ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 14, 2019 – Working with the theme “Legacy and Promise,” students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) spent 48-hours producing multimedia projects with film and photography as well as creative writing and live performance at the University’s annual Creative Media Festival.  The theme inspired students to explore how legacies are formed and what promises legacies hold for the future. Moving forward to increasingly critical moments on the global scale such as mass migration, climate change, and political populism, students were urged to consider what promises are being made to future generations. One team of students used ph ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 11 February 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s global programme, Educate A Child (EAC), in partnership with the British Council, is pleased to announce the ‘Ilm-Possible: Take a Child to School (TACS) Phase II’ project in Pakistan, aiming to enrol 200,000 out of school children (OOSC) into quality primary education throughout the country.  Building on the previously successful Phase I strategies of TACS, this three-year joint project is also supported by Generation Amazing, the social and human legacy programme of Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to enhance the learning experience of class 1-5 students by introducing ......read more

February 11, 2019 - Qatar The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that the hotel has received several nominations for this year’s 26th World Travel Awards.  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has received nominations both regionally and nationally. The regional nominations include Middle East's Leading Business Hotel 2019 and the Middle East's Leading City Hotel 2019. While the nominations for Qatar include Qatar's Leading Business Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading City Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading Hotel 2019, Qatar's Leading Hotel Dining & Entertainment Experience 2019, Qatar's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019 and Qatar's Leading Resort 2019. Erden Ken ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 11 2019: Doha, Qatar, February XX 2019: Barwa Bank the most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank in Qatar has announced the launch of its mobile application for all customers to meet their daily financial needs. Barwa Bank new mobile application can be used on smart devices and is compatible with both IOS and Android. The new application is designed to offer customers speed, efficiency and maximum security while accessing their accounts and executing the banking transactions.  This application includes new services and features including Barwa Bank rewards, money transfer with Western Union and cardless cash withdrawal services. With Barwa Bank Re ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 09 February, 2019: Northumbria University, UK, in Qatar is pleased to announce that it has started accepting admission applications for bachelor degrees major in Accounting, Finance & Investments and International Banking & Finance that have been licensed by Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Located at QFBA, in West Bay, Northumbria University is providing an opportunity for high school graduates who are looking for a university degree from a UK-based university located in Qatar, as well as the chance to top up to a bachelor’s degree, for diploma holders are being granted, in related fields.  The last date for submission of applic ......read more

To celebrate this special time of the year, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is setting the stage for the ultimate romantic escape in Qatar.  February 10, 2019 United Arab Emirates:  Guests can impress their loved ones with the “Fall in Love Again” package, which offers a stay in one of the newly re-imagined rooms and suites, daily in room breakfast for two, romantic setup that includes fresh red rose petals delicately placed upon the bedding, romantic amenities upon arrival and early check-in and late check-out upon availability. ‘Fall in Love Again’ starts from QAR 985 per night in a Deluxe Room and QAR 4,085 in The Amiri Suite, available from February 13 to 16, ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2019: Representatives of Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) along with senior officials, businessmen and CEOs of major Qatari companies have visited Huawei’s headquarters in Beijing, China to gain a deeper understanding of how the latest ICT solutions can contribute to the digital transformation era.  The visit took place on the sidelines of the Qatar-China Business Forum, which was organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 31 January 2019 in Beijing. The forum brought together government officials and representatives of the Qatari and Chinese private sectors.    On the sidelines of the forum, Qatari and Chin ......read more

More than 200 students compete in Carnegie Mellon’s high school robotics tournament  February 09, 2019 - DOHA, QATAR: A team from Qatar Academy won the overall title at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q)’s annual Botball competition for high school students. The competition, which was launched by CMU-Q in 2005, brought together 15 teams to program a robot through a complex game board. Botball participants receive their robot and their mission at a workshop eight weeks before the final event so they can learn to program the robot and plan a strategy for the final competition.  Qatar Academy narrowly edged out the Lebanese School of Qatar to secure first ......read more

The Madison Avenue main store turns into Ralph's Cafe February 9, 2019, Dubai, UAE - Ralph Lauren launches Spring 2019 by turning his flagship store in Madison Avenue into Café Ralph, offering his customers an unparalleled dining experience. Ralph Lauren said: "I wanted to highlight the Spring 2019 Women's Collection, its fresh spirit and modern style, so I decided to share the collection with you in the magical atmosphere of the new Café Ralph in Madison Avenue. To share my vision in a more personal and intimate way. " The first floor of the store has been redesigned into the Ralph Cafe, an exceptional dining experience. The new café offers visitors a breakfast an ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 06, 2019: Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora in Gaza, successfully hosted “INSPIRE 2019,” inspire hearts, minds, action!  This conference, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and Qatar Fund For Development and in partnership with Al Nayzak organization, took place on January 31, 2019.  Organized entirely by Al Fakhoora students, INSPIRE was a “first of its kind” annual conference to discuss cutting edge and currently relevant issues in the field of education.   The aim of the conference was to empower yo ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 6, 2019 – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) has appointed Rami Al-Badry as director of production and digital media services. Al-Badry left CNN in Washington DC to join NU-Q. He brings 15 years of experience as a production and operations manager in leading media organizations in the U.S., U.K., and Middle East. As director, he will oversee the department that manages NU-Q’s studios, advanced equipment, and state-of-the-art Newsroom so they are operational and ready for students, faculty, and staff. He and his staff also provide production support in classrooms and training for digital media projects. This appointment came after an interna ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 06 February 2019 –  Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.  The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved pa ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 04 February 2019:   Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) partners with QFBA to runs the pilot program for the first batch of generation 2030 in pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals. The program, targeting new joiners as well as employees who have been on the job for up to three years, will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between.  The pilot session of this program took place at QFBA and involved particip ......read more

Qatar, February 04, 2019:  Please be advised that QIC Board of Directors' in their meeting held today on 3rd of February. 2019, reviewed the company's performance, the financial information for the year 2018, the auditor's report and the profits realized (QR. 646 Million). The board recommended Cash (Dividends 15 %) from the share par value, i.e. QR. (1.5)                      QR. for each share, Also the board has proposed increase in capital by (QR77.042.580) through the private shares issuance (7.704.258) shares. Share price is (QR36/57) per share ((QR 10) nominal value + (QR26/57) share premium). Only the minority shareholders of the subsidiary QIC Capital, registered in Qatar Financi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – February 4, 2019 –Northwestern University in Qatar has released the results of its sixth annual Middle East Media Use survey on its interactive website, mideastmedia.org. The full report, in English and Arabic, will be released in March.   The comprehensive 2018 survey, which can be explored in detail via searchable charts, videos, and essays, looks at changes in media consumption patterns, attitudes and content preferences. The participating countries – Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Tunisia – represent a cultural and geopolitical cross-section of the MENA region.    “N ......read more

QIC contributes QAR 10 billion annually in the Qatari economy  Global Operations represent 77% of total gross written premiums  Qatar Re ranks 27th amongst the global top 50 reinsurers  Doha, 03 February 2019 - Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region yesterday announced its financial results for 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, the Board approved the financial results.  Despite an adverse backdrop, QIC Group, being a diversified insurance Group with international prese ......read more

Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2019: As part of its pursuit to stimulate entrepreneurship in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is pleased to announce the launch of the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program “Khutwa”. The registration to the program starts on the 3rd of February 2019, while the course starts on the 24th of February for 12 days, followed by special consultation sessions for participants to identify their project ideas and the type of support provided to them.  Khutwa program is aimed to train and develop retirees to learn basic skills of entrepreneurship, through a package of training programs and advisory services to enter the world of entreprene ......read more

Doha, January 31, 2019 – Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, introduced its state-of-the-art humanoid robot to Hamad International Airport (HIA) passengers with the aim to inform the public about the bank’s latest offerings, bringing them closer to al khaliji’s innovative banking solutions.  Nicknamed, Noor, the humanoid robot has been interacting with departing passengers at HIA for a period of 2 weeks, acting as an informative pit-stop station updating the public on the current services and products that the bank is offering.  Noor was first introduced and launched at al khaliji’s Um Lekhba branch, in ......read more

January 30, 2019:  Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle brand, is excited to announce the launch of its new ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer which combines the styling of a dress shoe and the performance of an athletic trainer.  For Spring 2019 Cole Haan continues to push boundaries by introducing their first shoe designed to seamlessly transition from work to workout, and everything in between. The ZERØGRAND All-Day trainer was created to ensure durability and endurance during workouts, proving the shoe’s ability to stabilize the foot and provide adequate cushioning throughout your whole day.  Cole Haan’s Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of ......read more

January 30, 2019:  DIANA ARNO SS19 collection is like a dressing documentary about a life of a global jet-setter. Inspired by Diana’s favourite place – Dubai, where she returns year after year, it tells a story of an alluring city where the sea meets the desert.  With the SS19 collection, DIANA ARNO takes a journey in the pursuit of paying homage to the beauty of Dubai. Longline silhouettes with architectural folds and prints meet almost fluid fabrics that rehearse the dance of the waves. Sunny shades of mustard are subtly garnished with marine stripes characterised by the designer’s signature ruffles.  The collection is effortlessly fusing nostalgic fe ......read more

Qatar, January 30, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is excited to announce that the highly anticipated STK restaurant will open its door to guests tonight, on January 31, 2019.    STK is a vibrant American steakhouse that is already based in London, Milan, Dubai, New York City, Miami and Los Angeles among others. The restaurant makes it undoubtedly clear “that this is not your daddy’s steakhouse”. The restaurant sits on the 23rd floor of the The Ritz-Carlton, Doha and features chic interiors, a vibrant atmosphere and a menu derived from the highest quality ingredients and creative flair.   Guests are treated to dishes created by the award winning Execut ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 29 January, 2019:  Building on the momentum of its preceding three editions of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’, QDB announced that preparations for the fourth ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ are at an advanced stage, which is scheduled to take place for 3 days, beginning on March 31 and ends on April 02, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), during a press conference held yesterday, at QDB main building. The Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYA ......read more

Doha,  Qatar, January 29, 2019:  Qatar Insurance Group - the leading insurer in the MENA recently held a blood donation campaign at QIC Headquarters in West Bay. The campaign was organized in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Blood Donation Unit. HMC mobilized its blood donation bus along with its medical unit to assist in the successful completion of the blood donation drive. For QIC Group the blood donation campaign serves as an important Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, which creates scalable impact for the society, environment and its people. Like all other businesses, QIC Group considers CSR as a cornerstone for the sustainable development ......read more

January 28, 2019:  From Oscar red carpets to the Golden Globes, it is the bring-back of the metallic glamour. While subtlety was having its run on the fashion scene, the golds’ and the sparkles were busy reinventing, rediscovering and shining their light on the Atelier’s imagination. Debuting a new edition of decadence, the new collection of Police ladies timepieces screams “go big or go home”.                                                                             &nb ......read more

DOHA, Qatar, 28, January 2019:  In pursuit of offering the best in class financial courses to Qatari executives and new age professionals, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), proudly announces the launch of a national development solution for employees who have been on the job for up to three years. Known as ‘Generation 2030”, the program will help professionals master the latest trends and challenges in the financial sector and thereby allow them to further hone their skills. The Training modules will be spread over four to six months, with coaching and mentoring in between. Commenting on the occasion Dr. Khalid Al Horr, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Fi ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 26, 2018:   Resilience is one of the key issues in strategic and crisis communication, and professional communicators will have the opportunity to learn strategies to address this issue at an executive education program being offered by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q).    NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis pointed to the blockade of Qatar as an example of navigating an institution during a time of sudden change. “This course,” Dennis said, “will offer insight on how Qatari-based businesses can keep running smoothly and be resilient in spite of such changes and challenges. Facilitated by leading spe ......read more

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2019:   Huawei officially launched its 5G multi-mode chipset Balong 5000 today – along with the first commercial 5G device powered by it, the Huawei 5G CPE Pro. Together, these two new products provide the world's fastest wireless connections for your smartphone, your home, the office, and on the go. Balong 5000 officially unlocks the 5G era. This chipset supports a broad range of 5G products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules. It will provide consumers with a brand new 5G experience across multiple scenarios. "The Balong 5000 will open up a whole new world to consum ......read more

January 23, 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are ......read more

Lenovo DCG, in partnership with Pivot3, showcases new-edge converged computing and storage solutions at Intersec 2019 tailored around the needs of future Smart Cities Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 23 January 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader, today announced their first participation in Intersec 2019, one of the world’s leading security trade shows, hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre. During the exhibition, Lenovo DCG is showcasing some of the company’s high-performance computing capabilities, as well as an extensive product offering designed for the ‘Intelligence Revolution’ era. In line with Lenovo&rsqu ......read more

22 January 2019; Dubai, UAE:   Executive summary  The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced that the issuance of long-term residence permits for investors, outstanding students, foreign nationals with exceptional talents, and similarly-situated foreign nationals, as determined by the UAE government, will begin on 3 February 2019.  Categories of applicants A five-year residence permit will be available to the following categories of foreign nationals:  •        Investors in the UAE real estate market;   •        Entrepreneurs and up to three executives working for the qualifying entrep ......read more

January 22, 2019:   Following its successful launch, HONOR 10 Lite, HONOR’s latest flagship phone, is now available in Oman. While the flagship device packs powerful hardware it also scores high in style and design, making it a great new-year purchase or gift. It features a refined gradient finish for a youthful, energetic look that turns the device into an instant style icon, giving you a refreshing start in 2019. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to dominate new technology and devices in 2019 and beyond, the AI-powered HONOR 10 Lite front camera will offer a superior selfie experience to smartly capture the best possible selfie in any moment. The front camera can ......read more

Doha, January 21, 2019:   Achieving strength year-on-year, MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, today renewed its existing contract with Vodafone Qatar, to host the telecommunications operator’s IT infrastructure in MEEZA’s state-of-the-art Data Centres, for another 10 years  The agreement’s renewal was signed at MEEZA’s headquarters by the Company’s CEO Eng. Ahmad Mohamed AL Kuwari and Sheikh Hamad Abdulla Al Thani, the CEO of Vodafone Qatar. Since Vodafone Qatar’s establishment in 2008, MEEZA has been providing data suite, IT equipment hosting and co-location services with tier 3 Ser ......read more

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar   Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:  Following its successful voyage to the Grandmaster's Palace in Valetta, Malta and to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – moves to its next and third stop – Institut Du Monde Arabe in Paris, which opened to the public on January 8, 2019 ......read more

Net profit of QAR 608 million, an increase of 10.5% year-on year Net Fee and Commission Income of QAR 189 million, an increase of 4% over last year Operating expenses lower compared to 2017, to QAR 329 million Impairments significantly lower; a decrease of 40% year on year Strong Liquidity position, well above regulatory requirements Doha, Qatar, January 21, 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, in Qatar, released its consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 today with a Net Profit of QAR 608 million.   The consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 were approved by the Board of&nbs ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 21, 2019:  Barwa Bank has announced Mercy Pabilona as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Thara’a, Qatar's Shari’ah compliant and the first in Islamic bank’s sector, offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari Riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are dist ......read more

Secondary school students learn about CMU-Q degree programs through interactive workshops  Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019: Nearly 140 students from 35 Qatar high schools visited Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) to learn about fields of study in business, science and technology. The event, called Experience CMU-Q, is the university’s flagship program for introducing prospective students to the campus.  Addressing the students, Michael Trick, the dean of CMU-Q, said: “CMU-Q is a global community. We all come from different backgrounds, have different life experiences, and nearly every student speaks at least two languages. We don’t just acquire knowl ......read more

Nissan recharges CES visitors with macchiato brewed using LEAF power January 20, 2019:  Nissan gave CES trade show attendees a taste of Nissan Energy. Nissan Energy is part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the company’s vision of a connected world where new developments in battery technology and power generation enable homes and vehicles to better harness and power each other. At the CES Nissan display, visitors relaxed and sipped on a freshly-brewed macchiato topped with their self-portrait crafted from foam while watching Nissan Energy in action. The barista station ran purely off a Nissan LEAF, demonstrating Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for ch ......read more

Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2019:  As part of its year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of Northwestern University in Qatar’s establishment in Doha, it is joining with its alumni and hosting a homecoming for the University’s faculty, staff, and students. Homecomings are a tradition in the United States for universities to welcome back former students, along with current students, faculty, and staff, to celebrate the institution. The Northwestern Club of Qatar will host the event, which is being held as part of Northwestern’s global alumni event – NU Connects. “We look forward to welcoming home our alumni as part of NU Connects, as well as hosting ......read more

January 16, 2019:  ‘The idea of the collection came up at the very beginning of my collaboration with Christopher and it went through many different creative stages and ideas. We knew it had to be narrative, created with a free spirit and no limit or boundaries.’ – Francis Kurkdjian Introducing Burberry Bespoke: a collection of seven exclusive fragrances created by renowned perfumer Francis Kurkdjian under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey. Each scent is available in either one, two or three varying concentrations. Burberry Bespoke is inspired by artistry, the elements and the great British outdoors. Each scent is as individual as the emotions a smell ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 16, 2019:   The spotlight shined especially brightly on two students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) at the Ajyal Film Festival. Amal Al-Muftah, who has been called “the rising star of Qatari cinema,” received the Made in Qatar’s Best Narrative Film Award, while Mariam Al-Dhubhani, who was making her directorial debut, won Made in Qatar’s Best Documentary Award.  “NU-Q recognizes that these awards reflect on the quality of education our students receive, as well as the support they have from faculty, the administration, and student clubs,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q. “ ......read more

January 14, 2019:  Turkish Airlines, who has recently announced its passenger and cargo traffic results for December 2018, reached 80.2% load factor in that month. 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 at the end of the year as well.    According to the December 2018 Traffic Results;  Total number of passengers carried went up by 1% reaching 5.5 million passengers, and the load factor went up to 80.2%.  In December 2018, total load factor improved by 0,5 points, while international load factor increased by 0,5 points to 80%, do ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 12 January 2019:   The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA), recently hosted a high-level diplomatic delegation from Somalia. Organized in coordination with Ministry of the Foreign affairs, the 12-memberdelegation visited Qatar to learn more about Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and its subsidiaries. Received by Dr. Mohammed Al Emadi, QBA Head of Sales and Marketing, the delegation was taken on a tour and briefed on the courses and products available at Qatar Finance and Business Academy.  Briefing the delegation, Dr. Mohammed Abdulla Al Emadi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, said: “QFBA offers training ......read more

Annual sales of 4,107 are the highest in the marque’s 115-year history Year-on-year sales growth in all regions; the Americas remains largest market Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to generate a meaningful financial contribution to its shareholder, the BMW Group  Buoyant demand for all model families, with Phantom a major growth driver  Record levels of Bespoke commissions establishes Rolls-Royce as a true Luxury House Cullinan garners stellar headlines worldwide following a highly successful launch. First few Cullinans delivered to customers in time for Christmas Cullinan advance orders running well into the second half of 2019 200 new jobs take total Rolls ......read more

MEEZA to offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Doha, January 10, 2019 –   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, announces the signing of a strategic contract with The Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) for Managed IT Services for 5 years. MEEZA’s services and expertise lies in providing improved reliability, security, economies of scale and expertise.  With this association, MEEZA would offer the benefits of enterprise technology to ASHGHAL and combine it with a personalized, high-quality service. Furthermore, the company will provide Man ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 10, January, 2019:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance, the flagship insurer is sponsoring the Katara Exhibition for Kahraman beads. Commencing from 10th January, the first edition of the exclusive exhibition will display rare and expensive beads made of authentic Kahraman (Amber) from around the world.  A first of its kind, the exhibition will bring together traders and collectors of Kahraman beads, along with experts making the beads by hand from natural fossilized resin.  The exhibition will also showcase how Amber beads are measured, perforated and various parameters ......read more

Doha, Qatar – January 9, 2018 –   Challenges and benefits at the crossroads of geopolitics and higher education is the focus of Northwestern University in Qatar ’s annual report.    In the document, published in December, NU-Q’s Dean and CEO Everette E. Dennis appraised the “resilience and resolve” with which the school, its sister institutions in Education City, and the State of Qatar have navigated the continuing Gulf crisis and blockade of Qatar since June 2017 to the present. “We were determined that the blockade with all its challenges not interfere with NU-Q’s journey forward just after occupying our new buildin ......read more

UAE, January 08, 2019:  Sony Corporation (“Sony”) will exhibit at the CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, held from Tuesday, January 8.  Sony Corporation President & CEO Kenichiro Yoshida spoke at the Sony press conference held on Monday, January 7(local time), stating that “Sony is a Creative Entertainment Company. We at Sony partner with content creators who make the music, the movies, the television shows and the games that engage billions of eyes and ears and minds around the world. We’d like to showcase how Sony’s professional grade technologies support creators across the entertainment industries to produce compelling content. You will also see ......read more

LG CTO Envisions Life Enhanced by Next Generation of  Consumer-Focused Artificial Intelligence Innovations Jan. 8, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) President and CTO Dr. I.P. Park outlined the company’s vision for the future in his CES 2019 keynote, titled AI for an Even Better Life, on January 7 at the MGM Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. At CES, the world’s premier consumer electronics show, LG’s CTO outlined how the three key pillars of artificial intelligence – Evolve, Connect and Open – could deliver a robust AI ecosystem with diverse solutions for the real world. A leading proponent of consumer-focused AI technology, LG has continued t ......read more

Join Vatika Extreme Challenge to win hundreds of Souq.com shopping vouchers and a chance to feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film January 8, 2019 –   Hair gel is a great styling product for active people living an on-the-go lifestyle. But, not all gels are the same. Dabur has introduced an all-new challenge to demonstrate Vatika Extreme Hold Styling Gel’s strong and long-lasting hold that will keep your hair tame for hours. The winner of Vatika Extreme Challenge will feature in Vatika Styling Gel’s next ad film and the first 1,000 entries will receive an exclusive shopping voucher from Souq.com. Popular vloggers ‘The Saudi Reporters’ ......read more

January 08, 2019:  British Airways’ new year’s resolution is to provide its customers with even more quality and choice in every cabin on every route -  with a £6.5bn investment and 19 great reasons to look forward to flying with the airline in 2019.    Here are some of the reasons to fly with British Airways this year: The January sale – on now. Bag a bargain to dozens of top global destinations. Do it now, before everyone else does.  New routes. Customers can try out the airline’s new routes to Charleston y’all, with Pittsburgh, Osaka, Kos and Corsica, Ljubljana, Montpellier, among others. It’s the airline&rsq ......read more

Aiming to nurture entrepreneurial spirits among Qatari Youths Doha, Qatar, January 7, 2019:  Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched the 7th edition of Al-Fikra 2019 National Business Competition. Al-Fikra is a national business competition that aims to support entrepreneurship development in Qatar through identifying the top business ideas submitted by Qatari leaders who have the potential to transform such ideas into successful business projects. The applicants’ plans are presented in a series of workshops provided by Al-Fikra that help them bring their ideas to light in a more tactical and professional way. Since its inception, Al-Fikra has been one of the most important ......read more

Qatar Insurance announces three senior promotions Qatar Insurance announces leadership roles within the Group Doha, 8 January, 2019:   Qatar Insurance Group recently announced the promotion of three senior executives, Mr. Fahad Al Suwaidi as Deputy CEO of QIC Qatar Operations; Mr. Ahmad M. Zebeib as Deputy CEO of QLM Life & Medical WLL, and Mr. Ahmed Al Jarboey as Senior Vice President of QIC MENA Retail and Motor Claims. The significant promotions form an integral part of Qatar Insurance’s strategic succession plan, Qatarisation and consistent efforts towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. QIC Group has consistently attracted, motiv ......read more

Newly developed tyres are being tested under real life conditions to ensure premium quality Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results  Driverless tyre tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising Chauffeur January 7, 2019 -   Continental, the premium German tyre and technology company, has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle, using pioneering technology based on the company’s automated Cruising Chauffeur. Launched at the Continental test site in Texas, USA, the innovative system will see newly developed tyres being tested under real life conditions across a wide range of road surface, making te ......read more

January 7, 2019 —  “I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone is on the go 24/7, our Collection woman has already arrived.”  The new campaign portrays a modern interpretation of the designer’s iconic jet set sensibility. Inez and Vinoodh capture model Binx Walton in the intimacy of her hotel suite at the storied Le Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel’s lavish and playful interiors u ......read more

DOHA, Qatar – 06 January - 2019 -   Capturing newer horizons of growth and empowering financial sectors of Qatar, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) proudly collaborated with Qatar Financial Centre Authority (QFCA) and delivered a seminar on “Aviation Financing”. Aviation finance is turning out to be a lucrative business proposition for Qatar. At present, there is no hub for aviation financing in the region, and QFCA aims to gain the first mover advantage. This four-day custom designed program will provide attendees the finer nuances of aviation financing right from basics to the advanced level including Export Credits; Capital Markets; Tax Leases; Commo ......read more

In the summer of 2014, I began to notice the appearance of these small, raised and pigmented spots on the temples of my face. Due to their location, I could hide them easily with a bit of foundation and conceal their presence with my hair. I’d mistakenly believed that their existence was genetic as my mother had similar spots in the same locations too. Over time I had completely forgotten about their existence. All this changed in the early months of 2018, when these spots started to appear all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Covering it with concealer helped hide their pigmentation but I couldn’t cover the fact that they were raised! This began to bother me more in ......read more

January 03, 2019:    Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group, announced today that it has changed its name from Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE: KORS), and beginning on January 2, 2019, its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol will be CPRI. The company is also pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Versace.   John D. Idol, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Holdings said, “With the acquisition of Versace, we have now created one of the leading global fashion luxury groups in the world. The new name for our group, Capri Holdings, is inspired by the fabled island which has long been recognized as an iconic, gla ......read more

Qatar, Doha – January 3, 2019.   Chef Cesar De Leon Torres has been named Executive Chef at STK Doha, the new steakhouse opening at the end of January 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.  Born in Uruguay, De Leon Torres cumulates over 18 years of culinary experience. He began his culinary journey as an assistant baker and pastry chef for a small independent bistro in Uruguay, which gave him a taste of the industry. Before graduating from university with a degree in physics and chemistry, he enrolled in a culinary school and moved on to join an award winning steakhouse restaurant in Buenos Aires. He then worked in both Marbella and Madrid, Spain at La Pesquera Restaurant G ......read more

6.21” FHD Screen with dewdrop notch and bezel-less display sets a new standard in smartphone design Doha, Qatar, January 3, 2019:   HONOR, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group, today launched the HONOR 10 Lite, the brand’s latest flagship smartphone in Qatar, off the back of what has been a hugely successful year for HONOR.    Inspired by the HONOR 10, the HONOR 10 Lite is set to bring together the best of today’s technology and set a new standard for smartphone design, with the stylish dewdrop notch on the 6.21” FHD screen and a body with vibrant gradient hues, and 24MP AI-Powered selfie camera and 13MP + 2MP dual re ......read more

“For 5G markets that choose to not work with Huawei–they will be like an NBA game without star players” Huawei 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year. Dubai, UAE, January 02, 2019:   In a New Year letter sent by Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping to the company 180 thousand employees worldwide, he expresses his confidence about the company business performance as Huawei never stopped pushing forward, and as a result the company 2018 sales revenue is expected to reach 108.5 billion US dollars, up 21% year-on-year.     Listing some 2018 milestones, he mentioned that Huawei has signed 26 c ......read more

As part of its expansion strategy, QIC Insured - the retail division of Qatar Insurance and the leading insurer in the MENA region has recently opened two new kiosks at City Centre Mall and Mall of Qatar. The new kiosks are located near the East Gate at the Mall of Qatar and in the basement of City Centre Mall.The working hours of the new kiosk at City Centre is Saturday-Thursday, 11am-7pm.  The working hours of the new kiosk at the Mall of Qatar are from Saturday-Thursday, 10am-10pm and Friday from 5pm-11pm. Offering an open lay-out and lighting that exudes a modern and receptive look, the new kiosks are well positioned to service the insurance needs of walk-in customers for car ins ......read more

Celebrating 20 Years of Visible Running Tech From the 90s  December 30, 2018:  Following PUMA’s relaunch of the CELL from the 90’s Running archive that saw the CELL Endura back in its OG glory, the global sports brand follows it up with the CELL Venom. One of PUMA’s pinnacle models, this iteration is a new innovative take on the archive runner. When PUMA CELL technology first launched in 1998, it was revolutionary.  Hexagonal cells in the midsole provided the optimal shape for stable and maximum cushioning that allowed runners to move faster and stronger with a more confident stride that aided their performance.  Originally a training shoe made ......read more

Doha, Qatar, December 30, 2018:   In order to facilitate Certified Management Accountant (CMA) students with the program highlights, Qatar Finance and Business Academy successfully conducted CMA P1 free boot camp in association with IMA Doha Chapter LLD (G). Held on December 15, at Intercontinental, Doha, this event intended to update accountants on new CMA practices and prepare them to be at par with the changing dynamics. With Mr. Asham Al Masri, CMA, CIA, CFE, CRMA, CCSA, as the facilitator, the event kick-started with a brief info session about the CMA certificate, its contents, eligibility criteria, exam and membership fees, etc. Asham is the Vice President for Admin and Fi ......read more

Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health All products are rigorously laboratory tested and undergo a stringent vetting process All of our healthcare supplements are made using premium grade vitamins, minerals and ingredients  We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements. Our products conform to international and natioanl standards. Including Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). These industry best practices help ensure the safety, quality and efficacy of products. All of our products are ha ......read more

An initiative by the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Museum to enhance the role of museums in cultural dialogue and knowledge sharing Doha, Qatar, December 26, 2018:  In the midst of its educational activities at UNESCO Paris headquarters, The Majlis- Cultures In Dialogue exhibition, An initiative by the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Museum to enhance the role of museums in cultural dialogue and knowledge sharing, welcomed Professor Jean-Baptiste Brenet, Professor of philosophy at the Sorbonne University in Paris along with a group of his students. They were welcomed by Dr. Nasser AlHenzab, Legal Counsel of the State of Qatar to UNESCO.  Through a guided tour around the exhibition, Profe ......read more

With a view to facilitate the launch of its new programs in 2019 DOHA, Qatar – 19 December 2018 –    The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) participated in the 2018 Euromoney Qatar conference. The 7th edition held the leading finance and investment conference in the second week of December. This year’s edition welcomed several government officials, senior economists and bankers from across the region as well as international delegations. Keynote speakers included His Excellency, Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi; Minister of Finance and His Excellency, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani; Governor of Qatar Central Bank.  The event focussed on Qatar&rsq ......read more

supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD)  Doha, Qatar, December 18, 2018:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation is pleased to announce its participation at Doha Forum to reflect its commitment towards humanitarian cause. During the Forum, and as part of its strategic commitment, EAA signed an agreement with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Humanitarian Assistance for Strengthened Access to Data on Education in Emergencies, Conflict and Insecurity supported by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD). The signing ceremony took place on December 16, 2018, in the presence of HE Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General o ......read more

Doha, 18 December, 2018:  Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region celebrated Qatar National Day by renewing its commitment towards the realization of the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030. To celebrate the spirit of the glorious day, QIC staff donned white and Anabi colors of the Qatari national flag.  Speaking about the significance of the Qatar National Day, Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey  Qatar Insurance Group President & CEO of QIC Group stated, “On this special day, we express our gratitude to His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani for his wise leadership and his guidance. We reflect on our glorious past and ......read more

Qatar, December 17, 2018:  Inspired by Qatari flag, we wanted to highlight some products from IKEA’s latest Vinter 2018 collection.  We thought to share these ideas in case you’ll be working on anything with the National Day theme.    ...read more

December 16, 2018:  Marni’s avant-garde spirit is perfectly expressed by Marni Rothko, featuring rectangular frames that play with geometric silhouettes and bold volumes.  Part of the new Fall/Winter 2018 collection, the new Marni Rothko sunglasses feature a 7-layer acetate structure further enriched by a multiple milling process which is applied to the frame-front to emphasize the unique geometric design. The frame has a faceted profile that creates a chromatic play of light, while the thick, transparent temples reveal the unexpected internal core wire detail.  The color palette includes four gorgeous custom-made acetate shades including Grey, Blue, Sage and Wi ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 16 December 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, Issa Ali Al-Ansari and Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari 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:  Sahar Kamel Zarandah, Mubarakah Saeed Al-Marri, Hally Sanicas, Salem Saeed Al-Khelaifi, Nafja Abdul Rahman Al-Maadeed, Kathy Sok Theng, Amel Mohamed Al-Yafei, Yusra ......read more

CMU-Q showcases educational computer science program as part of Qatar Foundation’s theme, ‘together for our homeland’ Qatar, December 15, 2018:  Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is showcasing its Alice Middle East software at Darb Al Saai as part of the 2018 Qatar National Day festivities. CMU-Q is part of Qatar Foundation’s tent, which celebrates the theme, ‘together for our homeland’ to promote Qatari culture, support the preservation of its rich traditions, and bring the community together. Alice Middle East is an educational platform that helps children learn the basics of computer programming, and is supported by the Hamad bin Ja ......read more

A downtown spirit, a modern attitude – both have always been at the heart of DKNY. For Holiday 2018, the brand delivers plenty of each, along with an intriguing blend of understated glamour and elevated ease. December 13, 2018:  In this collection of contrasts, quintessential DKNY signatures – sportiness imbued with femininity, tailoring accented with edge, innovative outerwear and knits – strike the illusive balance between effortless and sleek, with exaggerated peplums nipping the waist, color blocked denims, and free-flowing pleated skirts lending movement to chunky cowlnecks.  True to the season, DKNY launches its Middle East exclusive collection of glam ......read more

With a view to empower FinTech Start-ups Doha, 13 December 2018 –   As part of its continuous efforts in supporting SMEs and Qatari entrepreneurs towards developing Qatar and building a knowledge-based economy with a strong focus on some of the key sectors, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) launched today the “FinTech Pitching and Coaching day”, as a new step towards achieving great strides in the FinTech sector and create a technology driven landscape for future generations.  The event, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel Doha, was attended by guests from Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East to offer their significant contribution towards a unifie ......read more

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the dra ......read more

The winning team from the university presented a comprehensive security solution with the aim of protecting sensitive data    News summary Dell EMC recognizes regional talent in annual graduation project competition ‘Envision the Future’ Qatar University was recognized as the winner for the demonstration of a Hardening Fingerprint Authentication using Intel's SGX Enclave Technology The winners are from Department of Computer Science and Engineering The competition has witnessed year on year growth with over 329 project submissions by more than 1,450 senior undergraduate students Doha, Qatar, December 12, 2018:    Dell EMC announ ......read more

Early joining members to receive 500 welcome points Doha, Qatar, December 12, 2018:   With a view to enhance customer satisfaction and show appreciation for their support, Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C.) announced the launch of its loyalty program “Meera Rewards” at a special event held at Al Meera Jeryan branch, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al-Thani, Al Meera Chairman; Dr. Saif Al Sowaidi, Vice Chairman; Mr. Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Board Member; Mr. Didier Castaing, Chief Executive Officer; Eng. Salah Ahmed Al-Hammadi; Deputy CEO as well as a number of Executive Directors of Al Meera.  Customers will be able to register to the ......read more

Qatar, December 12, 2018:  Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced the efforts to build a global consensus on recognising the academic credentials of migrants and refugee children at the 2018 Global Education Meeting. As representatives from around the world gather to discuss progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, EAA has announced a global initiative to develop agreements on recognising the educational achievement of school-age children who had to flee their homes or have chosen to migrate to another country. During a parallel panel session hosted by EAA, UNESCO and UNHCR, and moderated by renowned BBC correspondent Yalda Hakim, panellists including Maha Mamo, ......read more

Doha, 12 December 2018 -   The much-anticipated Al Furjan Markets Raffle Draw by Qatar Development Bank (QDB) came to a close on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons where the lucky draw winners of the 45 retail stores were announced. For Phase I of Al Furjan markets project, QDB witnessed an overwhelming response by receiving 13,266 applications. The raffle draw ceremony was also an ode to the huge participation reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project as well as informing people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  In order to ensure utmost integrity, fairness and adherence to the principle of equal opportunity, the dra ......read more

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product asso ......read more

Doha, Qatar – December 10, 2018 –   At a time when some people seem to struggle to disagree agreeably, students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are learning how to debate opposing viewpoints collegially through the university’s Debate Club – and they are winning awards and recognition.  The Debate Club is led by Ayman Al-Rachid and Sikandar Ali Chaudary, who serve as co-presidents with NU-Q Professor Torsten Menge as the faculty advisor. Since the club re-launched in 2017, the students have been participating in several tournaments and earning awards in recognition for their speaking abilities. “Being able to converse calmly but c ......read more

Doha, Qatar – December 9, 2018 –   The Ritz-Carlton, Doha has prepared an array of exclusive offers and activities in celebration of the country’s forthcoming National Day.    To mark this year’s National Day, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha located in West Bay Lagoon will launch the festivities at Lagoon Restaurant with a Farm to Table buffet showcasing Qatari products and featuring the best of the country’s cuisine while supporting local farmers. The lavish buffet available on December 14 and 18 features a rich selection of authentic Qatari dishes alongside a delicious array of mouth-watering desserts prepared to perfection by The Ritz-Carlton mas ......read more

We believe Qatar has effectively managed the ongoing boycott's impact on diplomatic ties and trade and transport links. We expect economic growth to accelerate and external accounts to remain in surplus from 2018-2021, except in the event of larger declines in oil prices. We are therefore revising the outlook on Qatar to stable from negative, and affirming the sovereign credit ratings at 'AA-/A-1+'. Rating Action Qatar, December 09, 2018:  On Dec. 7, 2018, S&P Global Ratings revised its outlook on Qatar to stable from negative. At the same time, we affirmed our 'AA-/A-1+' long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings. The transfer and convertibi ......read more

December 06, 2018:  PopSockets; the makers of popular collapsible phone grips, loved around the world by celebrities such as Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner, are thrilled to announce the release of their glamourous capsule collection adorned with Swarovski crystals– just in time for the holiday season. Having launched in the US last month, the shimmering luxe-range is making its way over to the GCC, available in a variety of eye-catching crystal colours, including; Golden Shadow, Silver, Jet-Black and Siam Red; the collection will be available from November- just in time for the holidays. The Siam Red features a unique three-way shimmer effect that reflects different colours, such ......read more

Doha, December 06, 2018:   Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organizing an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease. The session also included free medical checkup for all QIC staff. Attendees also benefitted from the talk given by diabetes educators and therapeutic nutritionists, who spoke at length about following a healthy diet and lifestyle. The awareness campaign aligns with QIC Group’s efforts towards realizing the Qatar ......read more

Doha, Qatar, December 05, 2018:   MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pride to announce the launch of its ‘Business Cloud’ Platform to enhance its existing cloud service offerings as part of its business expansion strategy.  The Business Cloud platform will enable clients to subscribe and provision a wide range of products and services including Microsoft Office 365, Azure Public cloud services, Domain registrations and Managed Services hosted within MEEZA’s Qatar based Tier III Certified LEED Platinum Data Centre. The MEEZA Expansion team is also delighted to announce that in partnership with Cl ......read more

Upscale steakhouse to open at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Qatar, December 05, 2018:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is honored to announce the launch of STK Doha, which is scheduled to open its doors mid-January.   STK Doha will be located on the top floor of the city’s newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Hotel, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and featuring exceptional city views. The restaurant is expected to have seating for 150 guests and will feature STK's classic menu along with the brand’s signature décor.    Originally from New York City, STK offers a modern and upscale twist on the American steakhouse concept, with culinary excellence, a modern ambiance and c ......read more

DOHA, Qatar –04 December 2018 -    With an aim to expand its reach, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) Northumbria University, participated in the University Expo, which was held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education Qatar on November 28 – 29, 2018 at Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. This Expo offered a poised platform for QFBA Northumbria to create an awareness about its bachelor degrees to a wider audience. University Expo Qatar is a comprehensive two-day exhibition attended by students aged 16+ who are considering their higher education options, as well as their pa ......read more

Doha, Qatar – 4 November 2018:   With an aim to bring together Qatar book lovers’ community, City Centre Rotana Doha hosted the third edition of Book Swap in association with Qatar’s prominent blog – Lemon & Mint. Hosted at the luxury hotel’s Sama Lounge on December 1, it was all about discussing the prevalent happenings in the country as well as expressing their creative pursuits.   As always, beyond just being a great networking platform, it also propagated its corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement by dedicating this event to support Cat Assistance Team Qatar. Cat Assistance Team (CAT) is a volunteer-based cat rescue group t ......read more

Get glowing this holiday season with Skin Republic’s luxurious gold masks December 04, 2018:  Whether you’re getting ready for a party or pampering yourself the day after, these age-defying face masks, infused with 24 carat gold, will get your skin looking smoother, firmer and more luminous than ever before. They’re the perfect sidekicks for the festive season.  24K Gold Peel-Off Face Mask (AED 35 for 3 applications) This Skin Republic mask is infused with 24 carat gold, known for its potent anti-aging capabilities. Rich in age-defying minerals, the formulation helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, while fruit acids gently exfoliate for a bright and lu ......read more

December 04, 2018:  The HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE are the world’s thinnest rugged convertibles Since 2015, HP’s Education Edition PCs have consistently reset the bar for ruggedness and innovation for schools. With amazing new features designed to enhance instruction and minimize cost of management and downtime, the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition G3 and G4 allow users to: Learn in the classroom and on the go. Thinner than its predecessor, these devices are built to withstand the rigors of active students with shock-absorbing molded rubber trim, a reinforced power port, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, and a spill-resistant keyboard.&n ......read more

Doha, Qatar, 04 December 2018 –  Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is pleased to announce the overwhelming response received by Phase I of Al Furjan markets project. The bank received 13,266 applications from the opening date on October 21 till the closing on November 19.  QDB will host a Raffle award ceremony on December 11, 2018 at Four Seasons, Doha and the event will specially be dedicated to a number of successful applications being received by QDB, reflecting people’s keen interest in Al Furjan Markets project and also inform people about the facilitation and improvements being made by QDB.  The raffle draw will be very transparent given the fact ......read more

Doha, December 4, 2018 –   With great pride, MEEZA, Qatar’s prominent end-to-end Managed IT Services & Solutions Provider, takes pleasure in announcing that it has been awarded as the “SEME Partner of the Year 2018” for Southern Europe and Middle-East Region at the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit, which was held on 28 November 2018, in Rome, Italy. MEEZA was recognized for having the highest contribution in MSP business for the year 2018 by establishing new verticals, markets and adding new solutions to address next generation SOC requirements and offer successful Managed Security Services to multiple clients throughout the region. This recognition ......read more

Under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar, and Her Excellency Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO A travelling cross-cultural touring exhibition featuring a unique assembly of global artefacts Doha, Qatar, December 01, 2018:   Following its highly successful showcase at the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta, The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue, a travelling cross-cultural exhibition that features a collection of the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani Museum – a unique assembly of artefacts reflecting the interaction of civilizations in the past while encouraging dialogue in the present – ......read more

NEW YORK, NY & LONDON, UK, NOVEMBER 20, 2018:  Marchon Eyewear, Inc. and Victoria Beckham Ltd., announced today that they have entered into an exclusive, long-term global licensing agreement for sun and optical eyewear.  New collections developed under the licensing agreement will roll-out globally beginning Fall 2019. The collections will be developed in Italy and will continue to embody Victoria Beckham’s intuitive and refined aesthetic, taking cues from the brand’s distinctively modern ready-to-wear and accessory offerings and sophisticated femininity.  Said Paolo Riva, CEO of Victoria Beckham Ltd., “This new partnership with Marchon comes at an ......read more

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