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Syria to export 700,000 tons of citrus to Russia: official

DAMASCUS - Syria will export more than 700,000 tons of citrus fruits to Russia to "fill the gap" left by Moscow's ban on Turkish agricultural products, officials said Tuesday...

9 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED STATES

Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015

LEBANON

'Honey trap' hackers stole Syria rebel plans

BEIRUT, LEBANON: Hackers targeted Syrian opposition members with online "honey traps," posing as female supporters to steal battle plans and the identity of defectors, a US security firm said Monday...

3 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

SYRIA

Syrian state news agency starts Hebrew-language service

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Syria's official SANA news agency has launched a new service to reach Hebrew speakers despite officially being at war with Israel, the agency's director-general said on Monday.

4 Nov 2014

SYRIA

Facebook tracks mortar pounding of Damascus

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Residents of Syria's capital have set up a Facebook page to track near-daily mortar rounds fired by rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.

6 Oct 2014

SYRIA

'Nigerian' scams increase in Syria

Due to the complex political situation and ongoing conflict in Syria, new 'Nigerian' scams have become apparent.

31 Oct 2013

SYRIA

Internet, phones cut in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: Internet and telecommunications in Syria were down across the country according to the state news agency SANA, which blamed the cut on a fault with a fibre-optic cable.

16 May 2013

SYRIA

Forget the war, have an ice cream in Idlib

IDLIB, SYRIA: In Syria, a country at war with itself, there is a secret that is kept by members of a single family and can only to be passed on from one generation to the next.

25 Apr 2013

FRANCE

WAN-IFRA launches new programme for Middle East media development

PARIS, FRANCE, DARMSTADT, GERMANY: Newspaper executives from Libya and Egypt are participating in a new training programme from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA): the Media Professionals Programme, an innovative initiative to equip media executives with the tools to advance their careers and contribute to the growth of strong local media enterprises.

23 Oct 2012

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

9.7 Million Levant users active on Internet

DUBAI, UAE: The emerging Levant makes up a significant 10.1% of MENA Internet population according to research by Effective Measure, a leading provider of digital media planning solutions in emerging markets.

14 Mar 2012

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

5 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai International Print Award 2011 winners

DUBAI, UAE: Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Chamber's Printing and Publishing Group (PPG), has announced the award winners of the fifth 'Dubai International Print Award 2011' during a gala dinner held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai.

8 Feb 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Middle East mobile subscriptions surpass 200 million mark

DUBAI, UAE: The number of mobile subscriptions in the Middle East crossed the 200 million mark in 3Q10 to reach 202 million at end-September, according to research by Informa Telecoms & Media. Driven by growth in the less-developed markets like Iran and Iraq, the region's mobile market is still growing strongly, with the number of mobile subscriptions in the region increasing by almost 20% over the year to end-September.

2 Dec 2010

UNITED KINGDOM

Family business owners optimistic, but...

LONDON, UK: Family firms around the world are confident about their future prospects, but many aren't doing enough to prepare themselves for the years ahead, says PwC. Nearly half still don't have a succession plan and of those that do, only 50% have decided who will take over the top job.

26 Nov 2010

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