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Oman Air Force Gets F-16 Fighting Falcons

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Oman Air Force Gets F-16 Fighting Falcons

The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year. Lockheed Martin made this announcement today, April 6. In 2002, the Sultanate of Oman became [...]

Campaign for the Presidential Election in Afghanistan

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Campaign for the Presidential Election in Afghanistan

According to Ashraf Ghani Campaign, Dr. Ashraf Ghani has become the clear front-runner in the race to be the next president of Afghanistan. Despite the recent Taliban attacks in Kabul, Dr. Ghani’s campaign has gained significant momentum. Endorsements continue to pour in from each of the 34 provinces, claims the Campaign through a statement issued [...]

Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

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Kuwait To Host Arab League Summit

Kuwait will host the upcoming Arab League Summit 2014 for the first time. The Summit, now in its 25th iteration, will take place in Kuwait City from 25-26 March, and will gather the members of the Arab League and leaders from across the Arab world. This year’s Summit “Solidarity for a Better Future”, hosted by [...]

Opening Now: Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan

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Opening Now: Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan

Located in the heart of the capital and just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan opened its doors today, March 16. The four-star, 361-room hotel opens with six food and beverage outlets, seven meeting rooms, a ballroom, plus recreation and wellness facilities. Major business hubs and tourist attractions are [...]

Vik Muniz Artwork to Bring Clean Water to Tanzania

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Vik Muniz Artwork to Bring Clean Water to Tanzania

Celebrated artist Vik Muniz will join the Students Rebuild Water Challenge by creating a one-of-a-kind art piece in spring 2014. The Students Rebuild Water Challenge, in partnership with charity: water and Global Nomads Group, will bring clean, safe drinking water to more than 16,000 Tanzanians. The Students Rebuild Water Challenge asks students worldwide to make [...]

Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

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Impact of War on the Health of Syria’s Children

Syria’s shattered health system is forcing health workers to engage in brutal medical practices, and a series of epidemics have left millions of children exposed to a plethora of deadly diseases, Save the Children says in a new report. Announced Sunday, the report, “A Devastating Toll: the Impact of Three Years of War on the [...]

Business Leaders to Attend Africa CEO Forum

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Business Leaders to Attend Africa CEO Forum

The second Africa CEO Forum, organized by Groupe Jeune Afrique in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), will be taking place in Geneva on 17-19 March. Offering a framework for exchange between the major players of the African private sector, the event will bring together more than 700 African and international CEOs, financiers, and [...]

Ending Newborn Deaths: Save the Children Report

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Ending Newborn Deaths: Save the Children Report

The first 24 hours of a child’s life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life, according to new research published Monday by Save the Children. The new report, “Ending Newborn Deaths,” shows one half of first day deaths around the world [...]

Dermalog Wins Contract for Nigerian Bank Project

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Dermalog Wins Contract for Nigerian Bank Project

Dermalog Identification Systems from Germany is installing a nationwide system in Nigeria to identify all bank customers by fingerprint. The first phase is operational now. On Valentine’s Day, the pilot phase of the biometric project was launched in Lagos. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, launched the biometric identification system for [...]

The Al Shallal Theme Park in Jeddah

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The Al Shallal Theme Park in Jeddah

J/Brice Design International, Inc. – a leading hospitality design firm in the Middle East – has been commissioned by Saudi Arabia‘s Fakieh Group to design the interior of the new Planetarium at its Al Shallal Theme Park on the Jeddah Corniche. It was announced Tuesday, Feb. 18. The Fakieh Group of Saudi Arabia operates in [...]

DaVita to Treat Kidney Patients in Saudi Arabia

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DaVita to Treat Kidney Patients in Saudi Arabia

DaVita, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced it has signed a major tender from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health to treat half of the approximately 10,000 dialysis patients currently under the Ministry’s care. Under the award, DaVita will operate [...]

Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

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Open Letter to Save the Children in Syria

Save the Children and other leading humanitarian agencies published Monday an open letter calling on the parties to the Syrian conflict meeting in Geneva to urgently focus on the plight of children. The 14 signatories also include Antonio Gutteres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee; [...]

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