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Iraq expects to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in 2017 season

Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry said on Saturday it expected to produce 250,000 tonnes of rice in the 2017 season. The figure suggests gap to be filled by imports of about 1 million tonnes, as demand annually stands at between 1 million to 1.25 million tonnes, according to government sources. “The expected production is around 250,000 tonnes for this year, the harvest …

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Saudia to carry record 10.3mln passengers this summer

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has released its summer plan, outlining the preeminent operational aspects during the upcoming peak season starting from June 24 to Sept. 16. The plan shows a record increase in the number of flights and seating capacity both internationally and domestically, to prepare for the dramatic increase in the demand for air travel in the summer period. …

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Dubai’s Emirates considers introducing augmented reality aboard

As part of its plans to further revolutionise its services, boost its competitiveness and survive the headwinds besetting the aviation industry, the Emirates Airlines is reportedly studying ways to equip staff with augmented reality glasses that display a passenger’s name and travel habits! “We could enhance customer service tremendously,” said Christopher Mueller, Emirates’ Chief Digital and Innovation Officer in statements …

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Inmarsat orders new satellite as Qatar Airways takes its broadband service

Britain’s Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity. Inmarsat said the new satellite, which would cost about $130 million over three years from 2017 to its launch in 2019, would serve the Middle East, …

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Organization for the Islamic Conference countries lacking behind in agricultural and rural finance

Green Revolution could be brought through Islamic Agricultural Finance: Zubair Mughal. 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment …

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“Implementation Science” Bolsters Egyptian Health Care

Medical researchers from the Middle East and North Africa region are meeting in Cairo on December 5-7 to study “Implementation Science,” which is a field that brings evidence from biomedical and healthcare research into public health practice and policy. Their goal is to improve public health by bridging the gap between optimal health practices and the realities of everyday practice. …

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Saudi Jadwa Healthcare Opportunities Fund 2 acquires stake in UAE’s United Eastern Medical Services

The Investment in UEMS marks Jadwa Investment’s 10th Private Equity Deal Riyadh, 30 November 2016: Jadwa Investment, a leading Saudi Arabian investment management and advisory firm, today announced that the Jadwa Healthcare Opportunities Fund 2 has acquired a 42.1% stake in United Eastern Medical Services (“UEMS”), a leading UAE-based integrated healthcare group that specializes in the female and children healthcare …

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There is a Lack of Agriculture and Rural Finance in OIC Countries

Lahore: 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment to the total agricultural department is 38%. OIC Countries have …

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Sharjah gears to score higher than 88% to sustain its WHO ‘Healthy City’ status in the region

The emirate of Sharjah is now the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO). Stakeholders from various Sharjah Government departments related to the healthy city program assembled at the Sharjah Health Authority headquarters to share their strategies. The stakeholders brainstormed during the meeting to ensure …

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HH Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurates the sixth edition of the award-winning Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2016

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces 10-day extravaganza led by ADEC, set to inspire curious minds to take up more STEM subjects Festival has dual benefit of complementing school curriculum and meeting government education objectives Fun and inspiring range of workshops …

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