Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Private Joint-Stock Bank (PJSB) “Trustbank” met and signed a collaboration Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Uzbekistan

The cooperation between Trustbank and ICD started on July 9, 2018, during the visit of the Trustbank’s delegation to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

On June 10, 2019, the management of the Private Joint-Stock Bank “Trustbank” (Trustbank.uz/en) welcomed the delegation of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org), headed by the CEO, Mr. Ayman Sejiny. The meeting was held in the framework of strengthening the cooperation between the two…

HP
Source: HP |

Risk of Print Supply Fakes Hit Unprecedented Levels in 2018

With a current economic impact of $3 billion, market trends show an increase in counterfeiting, even as enforcement scores significant wins

Businesses are at more risk of being sold counterfeit print supplies than ever before, according to a recent HP (http://www.HP.com) -commissioned study by Harris Interactive. Already costing the global economy $3 billion per year according to the Imaging Supplies Coalition, the growing risk of fakes is driven by an increasingly…

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd
Source: Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd |

Smile Telecoms Appoints New Group Chief Executive Officer

Irene Charnley, founder of Smile, appointed as Deputy Chairman

Ahmad Farroukh, Smile Group Executive Director Operations, appointed as Group CEO; Irene Charnley, founder of Smile, appointed as Deputy Chairman. Smile Telecoms (www.Smilecoms.com), a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, today announces the appointments of Mr. Ahmad Farroukh as Group…

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation
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His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Egyptian President review regional developments

The two leaders reaffirmed their solidarity with Saudi Arabia against all attempts to undermine its security and stability

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has re-affirmed the UAE's determination to ensure uninterrupted global oil supplies and the safety of maritime navigation, while sparing no effort to stand up to any menacing threats…

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Around 52 million in Near East, North Africa, suffering chronic undernourishment, new UN food agency report reveals

The report also highlights that unemployment in NENA, particularly for young people and women, is a significant regional challenge

Hunger continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have worsened in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA), which is likely to affect food security for years to come, warned the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday.  Conflicts and civil instability have long-lasting impacts on the food and…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

May 9, 2019 Briefing on recent success with the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Sterile Insect Technique in Africa

The project aims to eradicate the tsetse population (Glossina palpalis gambiensis) from the Niayes region

EVENT: Please join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 17:00 CAT for a telephonic press conference on recent success with the IAEA’s Sterile Insect Technique in increasing agricultural productivity and boosting income in Senegal, funded by the United States of America. BACKGROUND: The United States is the exclusive funder…

Source: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co. KG |

More than twice as large in 2019: The 3rd agrofood & plastprintpack Ethiopia featuring 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries

Conferences on Financing for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Recycling, Reducing food losses and waste & Post-harvest losses - Focus on food safety

Due to the upbeat market development and an ever increasing interest in the Ethiopian market, the 3rd agrofood (https://bit.ly/2CXWRdG) & plastprintpack (https://bit.ly/2vlHQPx) Ethiopia 2019 International Trade Shows continue their success story. With 142 global technology leaders from 18 countries (http://bit.ly/2L0S3LE) participating, the 2019 event will be more than twice as big as last year. And it will be much more…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Coperation |

UAE, Saudi Arabia provide $US3 billion in assistance to Sudan

The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan's central bank to strengthen the country's liquidity and monetary reserves

The UAE and Saudi Arabia have announced a joint initiative to support the brotherly people of Sudan. The initiative will see the delivery of US$3 billion in assistance to Sudan. The assistance bundle entails $500 million deposit into Sudan's central bank to strengthen the country's liquidity and monetary reserves. The…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN disability rights experts issue findings on Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to the rights of persons with disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 11 March to 5 April: Cuba, Niger, Norway, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Turkey, and Vanuatu. The findings cover how the respective State is…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International expects to add nearly 20 properties under its Middle East and Africa Portfolio in 2019

Company on-track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties under development

Marriott International (www.Marriott.com) today announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, the new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new…