Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Source: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) |

APICORP: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) energy investments to exceed USD805 bn over next five years

MENA can emerge as a major blue and green hydrogen-exporting region thanks to low-cost gas resources and strong renewable energy progress

APICORP’s (www.APICORP.org), latest MENA energy investment outlook sees a modest USD13 bn rise in committed and planned energy investment compared to previous year’s outlook; Renewables claim a significant share of almost 40% the estimated USD250 bn in power sector investments; Committed Gas investments projected to fall by USD9.5 bn to USD75 billion after…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

National Aviation Services (NAS) Jordan to Operate and Manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal for another 20 Years

Aqaba with its strategic location and status as Jordan’s special economic zone is a regional hub for trade, tourism and culture

National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the leading airport services provider in the emerging markets has renewed its contract with the Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and Aqaba Airports Company (AAC) to operate and manage Aqaba Air Cargo Terminal (AACT) for another 20 years. Aqaba with its strategic location and status as…

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Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ draw on 27 April

The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations

Qatar will host the draw for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) at Katara Opera House on Tuesday, 27 April at 21:00 local time. The tournament will be contested by 23 Arab nations. The draw will be attended by a limited number of officials, in line with Qatar’s COVID-19 protocols.…

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Excitement mounts ahead of FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ draw

The FIFA Arab Cup™ is seen as an important opportunity to test operations and facilities ahead of Qatar 2022

Ahead of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ (www.FIFA.com) draw on Tuesday, 27 April (21:00 local time), the qualifying matches for the tournament have been decided. Of the 23 nations involved, the 14 lowest-ranked teams according to the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Ranking (https://fifa.fans/3sVOCXB) will participate in single-leg play-offs…

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP)
Source: Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) |

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) extends a USD50million revolving construction facility to Yellow Door Energy to finance solar projects

Facility to be used for developing solar energy assets in key markets across the region including Jordan and Pakistan

Financing facility to YDE is in line with APICORP’s (www.APICORP.org) strategic drive to support energy diversification and access to sustainable power in MENA region; Facility to be used for developing solar energy assets in key markets across the region including Jordan and Pakistan; YDE currently has over 110 megawatts of…

Source: Temenos |

Leading Jordanian Bank Drives Digital Banking Growth with Temenos

The instant onboarding service and new mobile banking are expected to dramatically accelerate the bank’s customer base in Jordan

Jordan Ahli Bank goes live with Temenos Infinity to create new digital customer experiences and support instant onboarding; Rapid development and deployment completed remotely. Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, today announced that Jordan Ahli Bank (“Ahli Bank”) has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Infinity to rapidly develop…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Middle East and Africa (MEA) Energy Week conference draws world-class lineup to advance energy transformation agenda

Siemens Energy & partners are holding a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference

3-day virtual conference entitled ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow; attracted significant, high-level speaker participation; event partners include DIHK, Ghorfa, GMIS and Masdar Download Energy Week Agenda: https://bit.ly/2I1Z125 Siemens Energy (www.Siemens-Energy.com) & partners are holding a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference, entitled ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’, from October 19 – 21, 2020, to drive forward the sustainability and decarbonization agenda at a defining moment in the…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October

Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide

On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic under-investment in mental health  ̶  a problem…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus: Regional Director press briefing statement

COVID-19 has shown that the world was very much underprepared to respond

By Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean COVID-19 is now a part of our daily lives. It is affecting the way we work, learn, communicate and manage our relationships. While people are eager to return to their normal lives, the reality is that the situation is not getting any better.…

Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

Antetokounmpo is Third Player to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season

Greek Forward Becomes Third Player to Win Multiple MVP Awards by Age 25; Antetokounmpo is Third Player to Win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in Same Season Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 Kia NBA (www.NBA.com) Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. This is…