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Jahez-Kuwait sponsors female padel athletes Noor Hassan and Dalal Al Qenaei

  Alsaei: This sponsorship aligns with our broader vision of fostering community engagement and encouraging healthy lifestyles Kuwait City, 00 July 2024: Jahez International Company (“Jahez-Kuwait”), a pioneering platform that connects customers with their favorite restaurants through online orders, announced its sponsorship of the two Kuwaiti female padel players, Noor Hassan and Dalal Al Qenaei. The sponsorship of the two padel champions comes as part of Jahez-Kuwait’s ongoing commitment to support the communities it serves and empower local athletes by providing them with the necessary resources and visibility to excel in their sports. The two female athletes now sponsored by Jahez-Kuwait play in the under 21 category and have won several padel titles in tournaments held in Kuwait and other GCC ......read more

KIB to be closed during Islamic New Year (1446H) holiday, providing services through digital platforms

Kuwait, 4 July 2024: Kuwait International Bank (KIB) announced that it will continue to provide its online banking services around the clock during the Islamic New Year (1446H) holiday. The Bank aims to meet the needs of its customers, whether inside Kuwait or abroad, during the holiday. The Bank will be closed for business on Sunday, 7 July 2024. Normal working hours will resume on Monday, 8 July 2024.  KIB highlighted its commitment to serving its customers and enabling them to follow up on their financial affairs and complete their banking transactions with the utmost efficiency and without disruption at all times. The Bank indicated that it will continue to provide its banking services through all its digital platforms 24/7 during the holiday, which includes the KIB Mobile smartphone application that allows customers to ......read more

Sudan is Facing an Unprecedented Hunger Catastrophe, Say UN Agency Chiefs

New data reveals that over 750,000 people are experiencing catastrophic levels of food insecurity with 25.6 million people in crisis levels of hunger ROME/NEW YORK – Alarming new food security projections for Sudan published today show that Sudan is facing a devastating hunger catastrophe on a scale not seen since the Darfur crisis in the early 2000s, warn the heads of three United Nations agencies.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have been warning of rapid deterioration in conditions for the people of Sudan, particularly children, as food security is torn apart by war that has ravaged the country for more than a year. Collectively the agencies have mobilised a large-scale humanitarian response inside Sudan and in ......read more

Hunger Hotspots Report: Famine Looms In Gaza While Risk Of Starvation Persists In Sudan, Haiti, Mali, And South Sudan

Latest Hunger Hotspots report urges immediate action to prevent famine and warns of La Niña-linked climate extremes ROME – Acute food insecurity is set to increase in magnitude and severity in 18 hunger “Hotspots”, a new United Nations early warning report has revealed today. The report spotlights the urgent need of assistance to prevent famine in Gaza and the Sudan, and further deterioration in the devastating hunger crises in Haiti, Mali, and South Sudan. It also warns of the lingering impact of El Niño and the looming threat of La Niña that risks bringing further climate extremes that could upend lives and livelihoods. The report found that many hotspots face growing hunger crises and highlights the worrying multiplier effect that simultaneous and overlapping shocks are having on acute ......read more

Urgent Call To Action To Address Historic El Niño Drought In Southern Africa

Pretoria, 5 June 2024 - More than 30 million people across Southern Africa have been affected by a severe drought. Millions could be pushed into acute hunger unless support is urgently mobilized to scale before the next lean season, warn the United Nations (UN) and partners. The joint call was made today by the UN, NGOs, regional and national authorities, humanitarian and development partners during a briefing on the emergency in Southern Africa, held in Pretoria, South Africa, to highlight the severe impacts of El Niño and the climate-driven crisis. This joint call follows the recent extraordinary summit by The Southern African Development Community (SADC) that saw the launch of a regional appeal in May seeking $5.5 billion to provide urgent lifesaving assistance, to help with recovery and long-term climate ......read more

WFP News Video: WFP Warns Unprecedented Drought and Floods Causing Surge in Climate Related Hunger

Shot: 9-21May2024 Afghanistan, Zambia, Italy, DRCongo TRT: 4:00 :00-:26 Afghanistan Floods: Children pulled from floods Unusually high rainfall, after a dry winter which has left the ground too hard to absorb water, led to massive floods that started in March this year. This was further compounded by unseasonably warm temperatures that melted snowpack cover into rivers, sweeping through entire villages, burying them under mud. Research conducted by WFP across the country shows increasingly erratic weather patterns exacerbated by the worsening climate crisis will significantly impact the ability of communities to feed themselves.   Shot: 10May24 Baghlan, Afghanistan :26-1:03 Afghanistan Floods: Digging out from the floods. Communities like Laqaiha dig out from the floods that struck northeast Afghanistan in ......read more

Kuwaiti Prime Minister receives HE Al Zeyoudi during 'UAE Companies Investment Meet' to enhance bilateral trade and investment ties

‘UAE Companies Investment Meet’, organized by the UAE Embassy in Kuwait under the patronage of the Prime Minister, witnessed the participation of 20 leading Emirati companies. UAE ranks as Kuwait’s 3rd largest investment partner globally with a value of AED3.3 billion, while Kuwait is the UAE’s 10th largest with AED13.2 billion invested. HE Al Zeyoudi: “UAE Companies Investment Meet in Kuwait provides the ideal platform to build on growing momentum in UAE-Kuwait trade and investment ties and develop more mutually beneficial opportunities for our private sector.” HE Al Jawaan: “Events such as this one will restore the historic role of the private sector in both Kuwait and the UAE as a strong bridge that connect the two brotherly peoples.” Kuwait, April 29, 2024: His Highness ......read more

Ooredoo Kuwait Wraps Up Ramadan 2024 with a Range of Community-Driven Initiatives

[Kuwait, April 8th 2024] - Ooredoo Kuwait, the leading telecommunications provider committed to corporate social responsibility, concluded its impactful Ramadan 2024 campaign, which comprised a range of initiatives aimed at uplifting the community, enhancing the Ramadan experience for all, and making a positive difference. The campaign featured a diverse range of activities and programs, including charitable endeavors and cultural celebrations. Fostering Community Engagement through Iftar Gatherings & Meals Distribution: The company sponsored the "Longest Ramadan Iftar Table" event in Mubarakiyah, in collaboration with Al-Najat Charity. This initiative brought together over 1500 people from diverse communities, ethnicities, and different walks of life to break their fast together, fostering unity and generosity ......read more

Ooredoo Kuwait Sponsors “Longest Ramadan Iftar Table” in Mubarakiyah

[Kuwait, 1 April 2024] Award-winning telecom leader, Ooredoo Kuwait, continues to deliver on its humanitarian promise,  reaching out to the community in creative ways to leave a lasting positive impact and effective social footprint. Within this vein, Ooredoo Kuwait proudly announced its collaboration with Al-Najat Charity, to Sponser one of the season’s most remarkable events – hosting the ‘longest Ramadan iftar table in Kuwait at Souq Al Mubarkiyah’.  Held last Saturday, this groundbreaking initiative saw over 1500 people gathering to break their fast together, at a table that spread across the entire Mubarkiyah. The festivity offered delicious food and drinks not only to seated guests but also to passersby and anyone in need.  As part of Ooredoo's ongoing partnership with Al-Najat Charity, ......read more

Burgan Bank Announces Branch Timings for the Holy Month of Ramadan

Kuwait, 10 March 2024: Burgan Bank announced its working hours throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Bank’s Head Office and branches, except for the airport and The Avenues branches, will commence operations in one shift between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Burgan’s airport branch will provide all banking services to customers by operating 7 days a week in three shifts. The morning shift will be from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, the evening shift from 9:30 pm to 2:30 am, and the third shift from 3:30 am to 8:30 am. Meanwhile, The Avenues branch will operate from Sunday to Thursday in two shifts. The morning shift will start from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, while the evening shift will be from 8:00 pm until 11:30 pm.  For more information about Burgan Bank’s products and services throughout the holy month, customers can ......read more

Burgan Bank Sponsors National and Liberation Day Celebrations at AUS

As part of its comprehensive social responsibility program Burgan Bank recently partnered with the American United School (AUS) in helping sponsor the school's annual National and Liberation Day Carnival. The day-long carnival, held on the school’s premises, hosted around 1,500 participants, including staff, students, and their families. This sponsorship comes as part of Burgan’s comprehensive social responsibility program and its vital role as an active and engaged corporate citizen. Commenting on the Bank’s sponsorship, Ms. Hessa Hussain Al-Najadah, Senior Manager – Corporate & CSR Communications at Burgan Bank, said: “We were honored and delighted to sponsor and participate in AUS’s fun-packed National and Liberation Day carnival. Every year, the month of February marks an excellent ......read more

Burgan Bank Unveils “Beladona Helwa” in Celebration of Kuwait National Day

Kuwait, 3 March 2024 : In celebration of Kuwait National Day, Burgan Bank announced the release of “Beladona Helwa”: a new song and accompanying video paying homage to Kuwait and the deep-rooted love for the homeland. Performed by a group of young and aspiring artists, the song was part of the modern re-imagining and reprisal of “Al-Sindbad Al-Bahri” (Sindbad the Sailor), the much-loved classic children’s play and the first play of its kind in Kuwait and the region. In the decades since its first release, “Beladona Helwa” has become an iconic song: a cultural landmark and a symbol of national pride that still lives on today as a reminder of the golden days.  In the first hours of its online release, the video for “Beladona Helwa” generated high traffic, with over 12 million ......read more

ICSID Committee Makes a Rare Annulment of a Previous Judgment Only 5% of Annulment Applications Granted in the History of ICSID Agility Will Refile Claims Against Iraq Major Victor

This Action is a Bellwether of Whether there is a True Rule of Law for Those Who Invest in Iraq KUWAIT – February 10, 2024 — Three years ago, an international arbitration tribunal constituted under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) denied claims filed by Agility that Iraqi officials had expropriated more than $380 million invested by Agility in an Iraqi telecom company. On Thursday (8 February 2024), an annulment committee of ICSID upheld Agility's challenge to the original award and partially annulled it. The annulment committee agreed with Agility that the original Tribunal had erroneously shielded Iraq's actions from scrutiny, thereby failing to examine whether Iraq's actions and omissions violated the protections afforded to Agility under the ......read more

H.E. Dr. Nora Al-Mashaan visits New Maternity Hospital project

The 789-bed hospital is now in the final stages of construction Kuwait – 10  February, 2024 – As part of her continuous visits to the Ministry’s various ongoing projects, Her Excellency Dr. Nora Mohammad Al-Mashaan, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, made an official visit earlier this week to the almost-completed New Maternity Hospital Project. Considered one of the largest healthcare projects in the region, the 789-bed mega project is nearing completion and is set to be handed over soon. The visit saw the Minister tour the numerous state-of-the-art facilities, including the inpatient and labour delivery rooms, the laboratories, the central radiology unit, the outpatient building, the auditorium and the outpatient pharmacy. Apart from operation and maintenance, the hospital ......read more

Gaza Grapples with Catastrophic Hunger as New Report Predicts Famine if Conflict Continues

United Arab Emirates – More than one in four households in Gaza currently face extreme hunger, and there is a risk of famine unless access to adequate food, clean water, health and sanitation services is restored, according to a new Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released today. IPC is a multi-stakeholder platform that analyses data to determine the severity and magnitude of hunger crises, according to internationally-recognized scientific standards. This latest food security analysis for Gaza, which includes data from the World Food Programme (WFP), other UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, confirmed that the entire population of Gaza – roughly 2.2 million people – are in crisis or worse levels of acute food insecurity. The IPC report further highlighted that 26 percent of ......read more

WFP Warns that Hunger Catastrophe Looms in Conflict-Hit Sudan without Urgent Food Assistance

Parts of war-ravaged Sudan are at a high risk of slipping into catastrophic hunger conditions by next year’s lean season if the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is unable to expand access and regularly deliver food assistance to people trapped in conflict hotspots such as Khartoum, the Darfurs, and the Kordofans, warns the UN food agency today. Sudan – once described as East Africa’s future breadbasket – is facing a deepening hunger crisis as the conflict raging across the country approaches its eighth month. A new food security analysis for Sudan shows the highest levels of hunger ever recorded during the harvest season (October through February), typically a period where more food is available. If there is no significant increase in food assistance by the time the lean season arrives next May, ......read more

Minister of Public Works Pays a Visit to the State-of-the-art New Maternity Hospital

With Pace completing 99% of the mega healthcare project Kuwait – 6 December 2023 – With construction on one of the largest healthcare projects in the region now nearing completion, Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy and Acting Minister of Public Works, Dr. Jassem Muhammad Abdullah Al-Ostad, recently paid an official visit to inspect firsthand the progress at the New Maternity Hospital. Leading multidisciplinary firm, Pace, is overseeing the construction, had recently announced that construction of the 789-bed healthcare facility is now in its final stages. During their expansive visit, the Minister toured the inpatient and labor delivery rooms, the laboratories, and the central radiology unit. They also walked along the 9-meter-wide bridge that is equipped with two travelators to reach the outpatient ......read more

Aviation and Morocco Earthquake Relief Efforts

The tragic earthquake that has struck Morocco has devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of the aviation community to the people of Morocco. "The heart-breaking impact of this tragedy in Morocco has been felt worldwide. On behalf of IATA's member airlines, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all those affected,” he said. “Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by this devastating event. We commend the exceptional work of rescue teams, and the important role aviation is playing in facilitating immediate ......read more

Burgan Bank Sponsors the 4th Edition of Al Ahmadi's Blood Donation Campaign

As part of its efforts to raise public health awareness in extension to its comprehensive social responsibility program Kuwait, 7 June 2023:  Burgan Bank announced that it will be sponsoring and actively participating in Al Ahmadi Governorate’s blood donation drive campaign for the fourth year in a row. The campaign, titled “Every Drop…Saves a Life,” is set to take place at Al-Kout Mall on June 9, 2023, under the auspice of His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Al Ahmadi Governor. The campaign comes as part of Burgan Bank’s social responsibility program, which involves a range of goals, including raising the public’s awareness of health and wellness. Given the grave importance of helping all those in need of blood transfusions across Kuwait, Burgan Bank continues to sponsor ......read more

The Crown Prince of Kuwait Awards Google Cloud's Vint Cerf Honorary Informatics Medal

Vint Cerf awarded for his pioneering work in the architecture of the Internet  Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 25, 2023 - Today, Google Cloud announced that Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, was awarded Kuwait’s Informatics Medal from HH Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait. Vint received the honorary award for his pioneering work in the architecture of the Internet. The Informatics Medal is the highest recognition in Kuwait bestowed upon an Arab or an international figure for their outstanding contributions to informatics and societal development. Vint Cerf received the award at a ceremony presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikha Aida Salem Al Ali Al Sabah, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees, Bassam Al-Shammari, Chairman of ......read more

KIB distributes Iftar meals during Ramadan

Kuwait, 15 April 2023: As part of this year’s social responsibility program during Ramadan, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) organized an Iftar meal initiative for those fasting throughout the Holy Month. This initiative was organized with the help of volunteers from KIB, the ‘KIB Heroes’, in line with the Bank’s pledge to play an active role within the local community beyond the scope of its financial services and solutions.  On this occasion, Abdullah Al Khamees, from the Bank’s Marketing and Corporate Communications Unit at KIB, said, “The Iftar meals consist of nutritious, complete daily meals that will be distributed during the holy month of Ramadan. KIB aims to provide Iftar meals for everyone, particularly the most vulnerable families and those who live far away from their loved ones, ......read more

Burger King Jr. Club Plants 500 Trees – Impacts People and Planet

Kuwait, 28 March 2023: Burger King Kuwait organized a tree-planting event throwing in an exciting mix of fun, learning and environmental awareness for children on Saturday. This is the third such edutainment activity by the BK Junior Club app in the last 9 months, starting with the beach cleanup drive, followed by the ‘King of the Space’ event.    With joyous hearts and eager hands, fifty children joined forces to be part of the initiative, conducted in partnership with Green Hands, a renowned environmental team. Together, they planted 500 saplings at the picturesque Al Tasameh & Altasleh park in Andalous.  Accompanied by their parents and siblings, the day transformed into a delightful family outing that left an indelible impression on the young minds. The event sparked meaningful conversations among ......read more

ABK Extends Best Wishes for National & Liberation Day

Kuwait, 24 February 2023: Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait would like to extend its warmest wishes to the Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and to the Kuwaiti government and its people as well as all residents in the State of Kuwait on the occasion of National and Liberation Day. During this occasion, ABK announces that its branches and Head Office will be closed on Sunday, February 26 and Monday, February 27. The Bank will resume its working hours on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. ABK will continue to provide its banking services to its customers online through eahli.com and its mobile application. The Bank’s call center will be available 24 hours during the holiday and can be reached by calling ......read more

The Government of Kuwait Selects Google Cloud to Commence Nationwide Digital Transformation Roadmap

This strategic alliance will support digitizing government services, migrate national data securely to the cloud, and set up a national digital skills program Google Cloud announces its intent to open a cloud region in Kuwait Kuwait City, Kuwait, January 5, 2023 - Google Cloud announced today a strategic alliance with the Government of Kuwait to roll out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across governmental entities and key state-owned enterprises. The alliance will enable the Government of Kuwait to leverage Google Cloud’s innovative technology and expertise in data analytics, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver on its commitment to make digitization one of its top national priorities in the coming years.  As part of the strategic alliance, Google Cloud will work with the Government ......read more

Grand Hyatt Kuwait and Hyatt Regency host a Fun-Packed Brunch Event for the Differently-abled Children

Kuwait, 28 November 2022: Stemming from a sincere commitment to their social responsibility roles - and in celebration of Back-to-School season and the return to a pre-COVID sense of normalcy - Grand Hyatt Kuwait and Hyatt Regency Kout Mall, in collaboration with Al-Kharafi Center for Kids with Special Needs, hosted a joyous brunch for 60 differently-abled children. The event, which featured a number of fun activities, aimed at getting the children excited and ready for the long-awaited normal return to the school year, following the two-year COVID-19 mandated closure of schools and recreational facilities. Commenting on the event, Philma Gomes-Ellis, Cluster Director of Sales and Marketing at Grand Hyatt Kuwait, said: “Hosting these spirited children over a delightful brunch with Hyatt Regency was inspired greatly by the Hyatt ......read more

Arab Achievements In The New Guinness World Records 2023 Book Revealed

OUT OF THIS WORLD!   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 September 2022: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, announces that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2023 (GWR2023) is available in stores and online across the Arab World and globally today.    The new 2023 edition reveals the latest and greatest Guinness World Records achievements on Earth and in Space, with brand new photography and graphics, plus special features to bring this year’s astonishing records to life.     Around 50 records from the Arab World have been featured in the new edition that is now distributed in 1.8m copies worldwide. In fact, this is enough printed to blanket 18 football pitches or 11 Trafalgar Squares.   Guinness World Records™ said over ......read more

Royal Dignitaries to Hold Informatics Award Celebration in Honor of the Late Amir of Kuwait

• Informatics Medal awarded to the late Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah • The 20th anniversary celebration is sponsored by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah • Winners of the award’s 20th edition hail from the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman • Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah: The awards have recognized the innovation and achievements of hundreds of participants from Kuwait, the GCC and the Middle East   Kuwait – June 27, 2022: The late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, as well as winners of the 20th Edition of the His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award will be honored in a belated ceremony on Monday, June 27th, at Bayan ......read more

Dubai Customs Honors its EXPO Team

Dubai – 05, May 2022: His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director General of Dubai Customs and CEO of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, affirmed that Expo 2020 Dubai is an exceptional experience in the course of the successes of the UAE, and an international testimony to Dubai as a global capital for work, investment and tourism and the preferred destination for organizing major events. The distinguished success achieved by the UAE in hosting the Expo 2020 Dubai, with more than 24 million visitors, represents a competitive start towards global leadership of trade, tourism and international investment hubs. During a ceremony, held at the department's headquarters, honoring members of the Dubai Customs’ team participating in the Expo, Musabih said; "We are pleased with the great success and ......read more

No Rain and No Resources; Millions of Families across the Horn of Africa Pushed Closer to Catastrophe Each Day

April 19, 2022:   Desperately needed rains across the Horn of Africa have so far failed to materialise, almost a month into the current rainy season, and if these conditions continue, along with stagnant and even decreasing humanitarian aid, the number of hungry people due to drought could spiral from the currently estimated 14 million to 20 million through 2022, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today.  With Somalia facing the risk of famine, half a million Kenyans one step away from catastrophic levels of hunger and malnutrition rates in Ethiopia well above emergency thresholds, time is fast running out for families who are struggling to survive.   “We know from past experience that acting early to avert a humanitarian catastrophe is vital, yet our ability to launch the response ......read more

Food and Oil Price Hikes Drive up Costs for Cash-Strapped WFP Operations in West Africa as Region Faces Record Hunger

The UN World Food Programme (WFP)’s operational costs for 2022 will go up by US$ 136 million in West Africa alone due to the ripple effect of the conflict in Ukraine which is driving up global food and fuel prices. This, as acute hunger in the region has quadrupled in three years – reaching a 10-year high this year, with 43 million women, men and children expected to face acute food insecurity by June 2022.  This additional cost to WFP’s operations could have been used to provide six million school children with a daily nutritious meal for six months. This is unfortunate as millions of families in the region are unable to meet their basic food needs as a result of an unprecedented food crisis, driven by conflict, climate, the fallout from COVID-19 and high food prices. “Soaring food and fuel prices ......read more

Dubai Customs discusses more Cooperation with Kuwaiti PAI

Dubai – 04, April 2022:  Dubai Customs received a senior Kuwaiti delegation headed by H.E. Abdulkarim Taqi, Director-General, Public Authority for Industry (PAI).  Mansoor Al-Malik, executive director for policies and legislation Division received the Kuwaiti delegation, and the meeting was attended by Majid Al Ali, Director of Customs Declarations Department, Manager of Customs Procedures Section, Khawla Humaid from Corporate Communication Department, as well as a number of Kuwaiti businessmen and traders. Al-Malik talked about the latest developments and new projects at Dubai Customs and their role in facilitating global trade and investment. He also touched on the role played by the Policy and Legislation Division at Dubai Customs in setting policies related to value, customs tariff and origin, and the ......read more

Kuwaiti Mountaineer becomes the Youngest to Climb World's Seven Volcanic Summits

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2022 – He took up exercise seriously almost all his life, but mountaineer Yousef Al Refaie has taken it to the next level setting a Guinness World Records title for being the Youngest person to climb the Seven Volcanic Summits at 24 years and 119 days.  Al Refaie is not only 24 but he is also the 24th globally to climb each continent’s tallest volcano. Notoriety is not the key component here as ascending the seven calderas is a very rare achievement, so becoming the youngest person to complete the circuit is even rarer feat.  “You came from the desert, I wouldn’t think you will be able climb the highest mountains” is what kept pushing him toward his goal that started as a normal tourist trip on December 30, 2015 to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The ......read more

Ukraine Pushes Middle East and North Africa Deeper into Hunger as food Prices Reach Alarming Highs

April 01, 2022:  As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, the soaring cost of food staples in import-dependent Middle Eastern and North African countries is creating ever greater challenges for millions of families already struggling to keep hunger at bay, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.  Traditionally a month of festivities, when families gather over traditional foods to break their day-long fast, this year millions will be struggling to buy even the most basic foods for their families as the conflict in Ukraine has pushed food prices even higher than the troubling levels at the start of the year.  “We are extremely concerned about the millions of people in this region who are already struggling to access enough food because of a toxic combination of conflict, climate change and ......read more

6 Arab Countries Achieve 60% of the UN SDGs

• Adopting additional indicators for the region and expanded the research in quantity and quality • Report identified key weaknesses in Arab countries' SDG results so far, most notably in SDG 5 (gender equality) • Six countries lead the regional scores, with a total index score of 66 or more • Only three countries achieved one of the development goals • The report recommends the countries in the region to urgently invest in more resources   Dubai - 31 March 2022:  A report released by the World Government Summit Organization in partnership with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government under the title "Arab Region Sustainable Development Goals Index 2022" has revealed big differences in the progress that Arab countries are making towards achieving the UN ......read more

Nissan Al Babtain Sponsors Largest Flag Flown while Skydiving in Kuwait

Taking Kuwait’s National and Liberations Days to New Heights  Kuwait – 24, February 2022: On the occasion of Kuwait’s 61st National and 31st   Liberation days this year, Abdulmohsen Abdulaziz Al-Babtain Co (AABC), the sole authorized dealer of Nissan in the State of Kuwait recently sponsored the freefall jump with the largest Kuwaiti flag achieved by the Kuwait Skydive team and the Kuwait Freefall Committee. With the flag measuring at a height of 17 meters and 4.9 meters in width, the dive from 13,000 ft has set the record for the first and largest flag flown while in freefall in Kuwait. The two passionate skydivers shared their joy in accomplishing the great feat - Mr. Nasser said: " It took us several attempts and a lot of preparation over the course of ten days to make this a successful ......read more

GBF ASEAN Examines Key Trends and Issues Reshaping Region's Economic Landscape

• GBF ASEAN 2021 will be held in Dubai December 8-9 in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai     Dubai, UAE - November 14, 2021: The Covid-led digital shift, supply chain disruptions, changing dynamics of global trade and the widespread adoption of advanced technologies are among the topic issues and trends to be discussed by government leaders, businessmen, investors and industry experts speaking that the inaugural Global Business Forum ASEAN in Dubai.   The forum, set to be held December 8-9, 2021, is organised by Dubai Chamber under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, in partnership with Expo 2020.   Sessions on day one of the two-day event will take a closer look at the recovery of ASEAN economies as ......read more

Al Hamra Pays Tribute to the Legacy of His Highness the Late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION THEMED ÊÈÕÑ(Tabassar) JOURNEYS THROUGH THE LATE AMIR’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS AND STERLING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WORLD  REMEMBERING AN INSPIRATIONAL LEADER. Kuwait - 06, October 2021: In commemoration of the first-year anniversary of the Late Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, and in honor of his exemplary works through the years, Al Hamra Real Estate Co. recently launched an exhibition at Al Hamra Shopping Center. The retrospective exhibition highlights His Highness late Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah’s life’s journey, some of his memorable milestones and recognizes his positive role as a humanitarian leader and as the ‘Dean of Arab diplomacy’ by displaying rare photographs and footages for visitors to ......read more

Unite and Run to Help End Plastic Waste

• adidas and Parley’s global impact platform, Run for the Oceans, returns for the fourth year, and marks the second Parley Missions chapter of 2021 • For every tracked KM via the adidas Running app from May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles from beaches, up to 500,000lbs • Download the adidas Running app and sign up to the challenge now – every kilometer counts from May 28 – June 8     Dubai, May 18, 2021:   Ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8, adidas is harnessing the power of sport and using it as a force for change, inviting the world to unite and Run for the Oceans once again.   From May 28 – June 8, adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans returns for a fourth year, continuing its commitment ......read more

Kuwait Economic Watch: Standoff Now, Compromise Later

•         Our conference call suggests compromise over a debt law is eventually likely, but not immediately. •         We estimate recent steps taken by authorities lengthen the timeline for GRF liquidity crunch until 3Q21. •         Risk of devaluation or of arrears appears overstated.   Policy paralysis to persist; possible debt law compromise   March 201 2021:   The key take-away from our Kuwait conference call is that a compromise over a debt law between the parliament and Cabinet is eventually likely, although an agreement may not be a near-term prospect. The political outlook is key to the authorities' ability to issue a debt law and replenish the General Reserve Fund (GRF), in our view. We estimate ......read more

Philanthropic Mission to End Childhood Pneumonia – Charles Monat Associates (CMA) marks 50th Anniversary announcing partnership with global charity Save the Children

• 5-year partnership will improve millions of lives through significant investments in healthcare, sanitation, clean water and other basic amenities • CMA and Save the Children will combine knowledge, expertise and resources to combat global health crisis starting in Indonesia, China and Bangladesh   March 08, 2021:   Charles Monat Associates (CMA), a global pioneer in providing wealth planning and life insurance solutions, today marked its 50th anniversary with the announcement of a philanthropic partnership with Save the Children, a leading humanitarian organization that champions the rights and interests of children worldwide, to end childhood pneumonia.   Established in 1971, CMA has become an industry leader preserving the wealth of more than 8,000 clients from 50 countries, and placed ......read more

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Burgan Bank Donates Toys to the Kuwait Association for Care of Children in Hospital “KACCH” And ...…

Kuwait, 5 November 2020:  Reiterating its support to the Kuwait Association for Care of Children in Hospital (KACCH), the Public Relations representatives in Burgan Bank visited "Bayt Abdulla” headquarters to gift the children special toys and games. The annual visit is aimed at drawing smiles on the faces of the children and to raise their spirits during their ......read more

Saudi Woman Draws the World's Largest Coffee Painting Using Expired Granules…

First Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 19 October 2020:  Ohud Abdullah Almalki, known as ‘The Artist of the Nation’ marks an incredible milestone becoming the first Saudi woman to achieve a Guinness World Records title singlehandedly, the global authority on record-breaking achievements said. The Al Naseem ......read more

WTTC Recognises Saudi Arabia's Leadership to the Recovery of the Travel & Tourism Sector Globally…

For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia hosted a G20 Tourism private-public event focused on the recovery of the sector  Saudi Arabia leading and coordinating the global Travel & Tourism agenda At the request of Saudi Arabia, WTTC presented a plan to resume international travel and save 100m jobs in the world October 11, 2020:   The World Travel & Tourism ......read more

Cartier Philanthropy x Medair - Supporting Beirut's Relief and Recovery…

The massive explosion that ripped Beirut apart in August 2020 created significant immediate and long-term humanitarian needs. We’re supporting Medair to deliver emergency assistance to those impacted and displaced by the disaster – in particular to meet their shelter and health needs – and to assist in the rehabilitation of damaged buildings and public facilities. Medair’s ......read more

World Gold Council and its Members Highlight Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Ahead of ...…

September 22, 2020:  To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly – and the SDG Business Forum – the World Gold Council has published a report entitled Gold Mining’s Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.    The report outlines how leading gold mining companies are making a significant contribution towards the UN’s ......read more

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi Breaks Two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles…

CLYMB™ is now officially home to the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel and world’s tallest indoor artificial climbing wall.   18 August 2020:  CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Yas Island, is awarded with two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the world’s largest indoor skydiving wind tunnel at 10 meters (32 ......read more

Pandora Joins Forces with UNICEF to Raise Over $1M in Aid of New One Love Initiative…

Pandora and brand Muse Halima Aden unite in support of UNICEF, as the Marley family reimagine iconic anthem One Love for global fundraising appeal.   July 16, 2020:   Model and activist Halima Aden has come together with Pandora in support of UNICEF’s One Love initiative, to reimagine a world fit for all children. With the goal of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic ......read more

Burgan Bank Celebrates the Festive Month of February with the Children of Autism Partnership Kuwait ...…

Kuwait – February 29, 2020:   With the aim of building community spirit and engaging in a shared experience during the joyous occasion, Burgan Bank participated in the National and Liberation Days festivities that were organized by the Autism Partnership Kuwait (APK).  Celebrating together with the children, who were dressed in national clothes, and their families, the ......read more

Dubai Cares and The Body Shop are supporting children and youth's education:…

September 24, 2019: This Ramadan, The Body Shop collaborated with Dubai Cares to raise funds via its outlets, which will be used by Dubai Cares to support children and youth’s education through the refurbishment and construction  of education facilities in developing countries. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 goal which aims to ......read more

Al Hamra Continues Its Mission to Create Lasting Memories for the Children's Home…

spread the Joy” Initiative Returns to Promote a Culture of Solidarity Kuwait, 23 May 2019:   Al Hamra Real Estate Co., a leader in real estate development and management, recently hosted its Girgean event under the umbrella theme of nationwide initiative ‘Spread the Joy’, in collaboration with the Children’s Home, an orphanage managed by the Ministry of Social ......read more

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