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For the first time, 'From A To B', a film which has been locally produced will open the much-awaited Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Ali Mostafa's debut feature film, City of Life, not only won him recognition as a director and filmmaker but also drew attention to Dubai as a creative centre.
Lady Gaga signs autographs for her fans as she arrives at Dubai Airport in Gulf emirate of Dubai United Arab Emirates on September 8, 2014. Lady Gaga was finally allowed to perform in Dubai, and in addition to her shows, she made sure to take in the awe-inspiring sights -- including walking about the deserts in a glamourous gown, as one does.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Software development company Focus Softnet has announced that Cloud and Mobile Apps will be its major focus at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. The company will launch cloud-based versions for its flagship enterprise solutions, unveil its next-generation ERP solution and showcase its successful enterprise software solutions such as Focus i, Focus RT, Focus CRM, Focus POS and Focus PMS at the ICT event.
Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said. A series of mysterious airstrikes in Libya, which U.S. officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles -- with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.
In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.
Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Paris that several Arab states had offered to join the air war against Islamic State. Kerry is in France attending a meeting of 30 countries who are discussing ways to confront ISIS and coordinate a world wide response to the terrorist group.
In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the 20 Filipinos, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program, will travel by land from Damascus to Beirut on September 17. They will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday. This brings the total number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria to 5,473.
Iraq's president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the Islamic extremists who control vast parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement is seeking support in the United Arab Emirates for the group's war-battered rebel fighters. The Free Syrian Army has been marred by defections and divisions.
Hadi Bahra, chief of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group, gives a press conference at a hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Al Bustan Centre and Residence, a top residential, shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of the City, is expecting a 15% to 20% increase in occupancy during Eid Al Adha celebrations this year compared to last year, following a series of festive activities being rolled out in Dubai. Families from across the GCC region are attracted to come to Dubai because of the wide range of special packages, promotions and entertainment offered during the citywide celebrations.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DUBAI // Classes in the latest technologies and programming should be taught from primary school to university to help prepare students to take on key IT jobs that will help the Emirates climb even higher in the global competitiveness charts. Dr Yasar Jarrar, partner in Bain & Company's Middle East office, predicts that more global information technology companies will put down roots in the UAE and tech jobs will be among the top growth areas in the Emirates.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) With competition set to open up the fixed-line internet market, Etisalat is offering to more than double the broadband speeds of its existing business customers at no extra charge. This week onwards, a customer with a 4 megabit-per-second connection, for example, will be automatically upgraded to 10MBps, Etisalat said.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DUBAI // Police have warned tourists to be more vigilant when accessing their email accounts from public places while abroad. Maj Gen Khalil Al Mansouri, assistant to the Dubai Police chief for criminal investigation affairs, said the department had received several cases where internet users' email accounts had been hacked.
Erbil: As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, Kurds have expressed strong support for an international coalition including Australia that is designed to back them in their fight. With militants from the Islamic State holding towns and villages within 100 kilometres of Erbil, Kurdish military leaders say they need all the help they can get, with both strategic assistance and hardware.
The confederation has called on the UN's International Labour Organisation to investigate the welfare of workers on a $27bn complex of museums and luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi, and the conditions faced by other migrants employed in construction and domestic work across the UAE, because with "alarming frequency [they] are trapped in exploitative practices that may amount to forced labour". It is understood the formal complaint warns that the Gulf state, which is a member of the ILO, "is in serious breach of its legal obligations" under the convention concerning forced labour, which it ratified more than 30 years ago.
In line with some of its recent innovations, leading financial institution Mashreq opened a cutting-edge branch in Al Ain on Thursday. The branch will feature Islamic Banking first and conventional smart banking capabilities, and was inaugurated by Farhad Irani, Head of Retail Banking and Shaker Zainal, Head of Distribution along with staff.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 03:42 am
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