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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; [...]

When 2.5 Billion People Live Without a Toilet

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When 2.5 Billion People Live Without a Toilet

In the world population of 7 billion, it’s estimated that 2.5 billion people live without a toilet. They defecate in the open – on streets, in the fields and forests. WaterAid announced today a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that puts the global sanitation crisis at the forefront of advocacy efforts aimed [...]

UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

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UN Help in South Sudan as Fighting Continues

The security situation in South Sudan remains “fluid,” the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today. It confirmed that it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the current fighting between pro- and anti-Government troops, particularly Bor, Malakal, Bentiu and Juba. “This is critical to enable the Mission to deliver on its mandate [...]

Fireworks Display at Burj Khalifa in Dubai

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Fireworks Display at Burj Khalifa in Dubai

The iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display by Emaar Properties, the global property developer, at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and Downtown Dubai, captivated the world and put the international spotlight on Dubai. It is stated to be the largest fireworks display and celebrations held in the city at The Palm Jumeirah, The World [...]