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Binladen Company Banned From Work In Makkah After Crane Disaster

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  Major construction company Binladin group  suspended in Saudia after the Makkah crane crash that killed 107 people and ordered the finance ministry to review its existing projects, the royal court said on Monday. King Salman also ordered that all members of the board and senior executives be prevented from travelling abroad after an investigation into last week’s incident showed ... Read More »

Pakistan spreading it’s wings on global sports and entertainment stage with the launch of Pakistan Super League

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So, what happens when sports and showbiz come together? A mega event with all eyes on it. And when the sport is none other than Pakistan’s unofficial national game, cricket, which is religiously followed by Pakistanis of all age groups, it has to be something big.  While the first edition of Pakistan’s biggest cricket tournament, Pakistan Super League, was announced ... Read More »

US to welcome 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

WASHINGTON: The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said on Monday.State Department spokesman John Kirby also said 15,000 Syrian refugees have been referred to the US for resettlement by the UN refugee agency.In December, Washington had said it had received 9,000 referrals from the UN.It had also previously said it would admit ... Read More »

Facebook is cranking up its Atlas network to take on Google, bringing a bunch of new partners on board

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Facebook is rapidly scaling Atlas — the ad network that puts it in direct competition with Google’s DoubleClick — by opening up the ad tech platform to more businesses, bringing the total number of partners officially now on board to five. Some sources say Atlas actually offers superior targeting and post-campaign measurement to Google, making Facebook’s internet ad platform a ... Read More »

The Venture Capital industry in the Middle East and North Africa region is set to grow five-fold in the next three years

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(Kuwait/Dubai, 10 February 2015) – The Venture Capital industry in the Middle East and North Africa region is set to grow five-fold in the next three years, according to Dany Farha, CEO of BECO Capital, a regional Venture Capital firm focused on technology investments in the MENA region. Speaking at the Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait today, Dany Farha ... Read More »

Saudi King Abdullah dies

Saudi King Abdullah dies

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his brother Salman as the ruler of the world’s top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam. The royal court said in a statement that Abdullah, believed to be around 90 years old, died at 1:00 am local time (2200 GMT) on Friday, expressing its “great ... Read More »