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Khazakhstan officially renames capital Astana as Nursultan

Khazakhstan officially renames capital Astana as Nursultan

24 Mar 2019

On march 23rd Kazakhstan officially renamed the country's capital "Nursultan" to honour its ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev.

In a statement from the president's official website, Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev ratified the proposal to change the name of the country's capital from Astana to "Nursultan".

Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was sworn in as Kazakhstan's president on Wednesday a day after Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned from the post.

Nazarbayev, 78,... Read More

Curtain comes down on Special Olympics World Games AD (Video)

Curtain comes down on Special Olympics World Games AD (Video)

24 Mar 2019

The UAE rounded off a successful Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 with an impressive medal tally as the curtain came down on the mega event on Thursday.

The seven-day event attracted athletes from around the world, which created a buzz in the sporting fraternity across the globe.

As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, the athletes, coaches, families and fans came together to not only celebrate successes on the field of play, but to also... Read More

Big tobacco firms plan launch of vaping products in UAE

Big tobacco firms plan launch of vaping products in UAE

24 Mar 2019

Tobacco giants are planning a full-scale assault on the UAE’s emerging e-cigarette market after authorities agreed to permit their sale.

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris International - two of the biggest cigarette producers in the world - are both now set to launch products in the country.

Their move comes as the UAE government announced plans to lift a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and related smoking paraphernalia next month.

Experts believe other... Read More

Burj Khalifa lights up with Jacinda Ardern’s photo

Burj Khalifa lights up with Jacinda Ardern’s photo

24 Mar 2019

Burj Khalifa lit up with Jacinda Ardern’s picture on Friday as a tribute from the government and people of United Arab Emirates to New Zealand’s Prime Minister in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 50 people at two mosques.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum praised Ms Ardern for her support to the Muslim community.

“New Zealand today fell silent in honor of the mosque attacks' martyr. Thank you PM @jacindaardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that... Read More

Baselworld 2019: The future begins now

Baselworld 2019: The future begins now

22 Mar 2019

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, March 21, 2019 – This morning, Baselworld 2019 officially opened with a clear signal that it is heading towards a modern future. The ceremonial “Ribbon Cutting” was held this morning in Hall 1.0 to the Alphorn tones of Swiss musician Eliana Burki. The m usician is renowned for her unconventional use of the alphorn in funk, pop and jazz songs, symbolising Swiss traditions in a contemporary form.

In addition to Michel Loris-Melikoff, Managing Director of Baselworld... Read More

Reigniting civilisations starts with giving, says Mohammed bin Rashid

Reigniting civilisations starts with giving, says Mohammed bin Rashid

21 Mar 2019

On the launch of the third round of Arab Hope Makers initiative, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said that "Every person has a capacity to give and a talent to invest in serving societies."

He added, "Water drops make a river, and reigniting civilisations starts with giving. Creating hope will spark a new life in our region."

The third round of Arab Hope Makers initiative, the largest of its kind in the... Read More

Bvlgari breaks the mold in swiss watchmaking

Bvlgari breaks the mold in swiss watchmaking

21 Mar 2019

In a word, Bvlgari style is unexpected. For more than a century, its designs have cast aside the old in search of what is next. Fearless designs move boldly into new territory, forever challenging themselves to be more daring, more beautiful, more sublime. True to form, Bvlgari has replicated this spirit with its exceptional timepieces, and is at the forefront of a new Rinascimento that breaks the mold of Swiss watchmaking, rewriting the rules for contemporary watches with every debut. As do... Read More

President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns

President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, resigns

19 Mar 2019

Meduza -- Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first and only president Kazakhstan has ever known, announced in a national address on Tuesday that he is resigning from office.

“I have decided to terminate my powers as president. This year will mark 30 years I have spent at our nation’s highest post. The people gave me the opportunity to be the first president of an independent Kazakhstan,” he said, according to the news agency Interfax.

The country’s acting president will be Kassym-Jomart... Read More

Tickets on sale for inaurgral FIA world rallycross championship in Abu Dhabi

Tickets on sale for inaurgral FIA world rallycross championship in Abu Dhabi

19 Mar 2019

Yas Marina Circuit will welcome the world’s best, and fastest, rally drivers for the inaurgral FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP, held at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Tickets are on sale now for the opening race of the thrilling 11-round series, the first time a championship race has taken place in the Middle East.

In another exciting and dramatic first for Yas Marina Circuit, the 2019 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP will feature the first-ever night race, with cars tackling the... Read More

Start-ups in UAE account for 88 percent of whole deal value of region

Start-ups in UAE account for 88 percent of whole deal value of region

19 Mar 2019

WAM -- UAE start-ups have secured US$31.36 million in investments which account for 88 percent of the whole deal value of the region. Local Services, Ecommerce and Financial Services are the top three industries accounting for 44 percent of the entire deal count.

In addition, logistics (9.3 percent), software (7.1 percent), media (4.6 percent), education (4.6 percent) and transportation (4.6 percent) are other industries that were a part of the deal.

These statistics were... Read More

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