Pakistan

telenor group survey: myanmar’s millennials point to virtual reality as possible gateway to achieving peace

YANGON/OSLO – Telenor Group today released the findings of its regional online survey that assessed the attitudes of Asia’s millennials towards technology and social impact, as well as the support they feel necessary to become future leaders committed to peace. Organized to support Telenor Youth Forum 2017 recruitment, the online survey engaged 2,500 respondents aged 15 to 30 years in Asian markets …

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iflix launches in bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the launch of its revolutionary service in Bahrain. The iflix Bahrain team hosted an event yesterday at the Malja art space in Amwaj, to introduce members of the media in addition to Bahrain’s social media users to iflix services. …

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minister of economy and commerce inaugurates project qatar 2017 welcoming global construction players from 33 countries

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Project Qatar 2017, the 14th edition of the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology, has inaugurated today (Monday, May 8, 2017) with more than 16,000 visitors expected to enter the halls of the …

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nu-q student volunteers to work with refugees

Doha, Qatar – It was a very different Spring Break for Shakeeb Asrar, who spent his holidays working with displaced refugees in Greece. For 15 days, Asrar, a senior at Northwestern University in Qatar, volunteered to work with Syrian, Afghani, Pakistani, and Iraqi refugees seeking asylum from their war-torn countries. Working with them, Asrar was immersed in a social cause he has …

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telenor launches wowbox lifestyle app in myanmar

Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today officially launches its lifestyle app, WowBox to customers in Myanmar. The app is free to use and serves as a one-stop-shop for great, localized content, competitions and entertainment. WowBox has been available as a pilot to customers in Myanmar since February and has already become a popular app in Google Play before local …

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NU-Q STUDENTS SCREEN DOCUMENTARY IN WASHINGTON, DC

Doha, Qatar – A documentary by two Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) students was screened at a consortium sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, DC. Using a grant from the Pulitzer Center, Urooj Kamran Azmi and Shakeeb Asrar traveled across Pakistan interviewing convicts, human rights leaders, former prisoners, and lawyers familiar with changes made to that …

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HUMAID BIN RASHID AL NUAIMI BESTOWS ‘12 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE’ AWARD TO SWEET HOMES

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi; Ruler of Ajman and member of the UAE Supreme Council, recently bestowed the Sweet Homes Group, one of the UAE’s leading master property developers, with a ’12 Years of Excellence’ award—in recognition of the company’s continued efforts and commitment to help drive in more growth and development for Ajman. The award was …

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LIST OF SPONSORS OF SMART DUBAI’S PAVILION DURING GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2016 ANNOUNCED

UAE – The Smart Dubai Office has announced the list of strategic sponsors of Smart Dubai’s pavilion, which showcases citywide delightful experiences through a model that simulates smart living in Dubai City on a huge area of 3,800 square metres at GITEX Technology Week 2016 between October 16 and 20. The list of strategic sponsors includes a selected group of …

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DUBAI UNVEILS ITS FIRST COGNITIVE COMPUTING SERVICE: USING IBM’S “WATSON” TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT BUSINESS LICENSE REGISTRATION

UAE – The Smart Dubai Office, the Smart Dubai Government Establishment and the Department of Economic Development, in collaboration with IBM, have launched the city’s first cognitive computing service to facilitate business licensing and registration in Dubai. The service, which was unveiled in a press conference at the Dubai Media Office today (October 4, 2016), delivers on the directive of …

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CITYSCAPE AWARDS SPOTLIGHT ON MID-EAST’S REAL ESTATE PROJECTS

  Dubai, UAE – The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets have recognized 13 of the world’s finest projects in real estate development and architecture at a gala dinner in the Conrad Hotel Dubai last night (Tuesday). The ceremony rounded off the first day of Cityscape Global, which was visited by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and …

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TERUMO EYES STRONGER MENA PRESENCE WITH NEW DAFZA OFFICE

 UAE – The European branch of Terumo Medical Corporation, a Japanese multinational medical products and equipment firm, has opened a new office at the Dubai Airport Freezone to better serve its customers in the Middle East and Africa – including the GCC, Levant, Pakistan and Africa – and pursue emerging opportunities in these key markets. The opening ceremony took place …

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR WELCOMES ITS STRONGEST ACADEMIC CLASS TO DATE

Doha, Qatar – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted an event for the students accepted into its class of 2020. The students who will join NU-Q in September have shown outstanding performance across academic as well as extra-curricular, athletic, and social activities. Adding to NU-Q’s already rich and diverse community, the class of students accepted this year represent 30 countries …

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GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF SUFIS TO DECLARE 25-POINT PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE SUFISM ON FINAL DAY OF WORLD SUFI FORUM

New Delhi – The newly created global alliance of Sufis which came together at World Sufi Forum under the leadership of Hazrat Syed Muhammad Ashraf of India is all set to announce its resolution and demands in Delhi on Sunday. The 25-point declaration document will be unveiled in front of a packed audience at the Ram Lila Maidan. The event will see more than 60 …

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Sightless Kids Break the Darkness on the Ramp

Lala Textiles from Pakistan and Richa Maheshwari Films and Photography, highlighted the problems faced by blind kids through 2016 Calendar launch as a part of‘SILENCING THE DARK’campaign at THE PROJECT, HauzKhas Village. The Campaign is dedicated to National Association For the blind (NAB), an initiative towards Blindness Awareness to convince people for pledging to donate eyes. The campaign started with …

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