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Day: March 8, 2020

MBLM conducts first Brand Intimacy workshop in Riyadh

Press Release
Saudi marketing professionals introduced to a new marketing paradigm DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MBLM (pronounced: emblem), the brand intimacy agency, hosted its first-ever Brand Intimacy workshop in Riyadh, KSA, on the 26th of February 2020. The workshop is part of a series of knowledge-sharing sessions run by MBLM with the community of marketing professionals. Participants were introduced to the new paradigm of Brand Intimacy, the advantages of emotionally connecting with their audiences, and how brands can build strong emotional connections. “The marketers in our first Riyadh session were engaged, inquisitive and very enthusiastic. We look forward to seeing these marketers apply what they’ve learned into their marketing strategies,”

Amman Stock Exchange rises

Business
Amman, Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) opened trading on Sunday with a rise to 1,813 points compared to 1,808 points of last session closure, according to market sources.The market index fluctuated between 1,803 points and 1,814 points in the first 15 minutes of today's session with a trading volume of JD1.5 million.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Amman Stock Exchange rises

Business
Amman, Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) opened trading on Sunday with a rise to 1,813 points compared to 1,808 points of last session closure, according to market sources.The market index fluctuated between 1,803 points and 1,814 points in the first 15 minutes of today's session with a trading volume of JD1.5 million.Source: Saudi Press Agency

In Front of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Newly Appointed Ambassadors to Ukraine and Uruguay are Sworn-in

General
Riyadh, In Front of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Ambassador Designate to Ukraine Muhammad bin Sulaiman Al-Musahir and Saudi Ambassador Designate to Eastern Republic of Uruguay Eyad bin Gazy Hakeem were sworn-in today.The ambassadors said "I swear by Allah Almighty to be faithful to my religion, King and homeland; to tell no secret of the state's secrets; to protect its interests and regulations at home and abroad; and to perform my works with utmost truthfulness, honesty and sincerity".Then, the ambassadors shook hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and listened to his directives.The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Assistant Special Secretary to the Cust...

Remarkable participation of Syrian companies in Cairo Fashion & Tex exhibition

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Cairo, The stands of the Syrian companies participating in Cairo Fashion & Tex (Cairo Int’l Fashion and Textile Exhibition), currently held in Cairo at Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC), witnessed remarkable turnout by visitors.The companies participating at the three-day important economic event showcase a wide variety of women, men and kids’ fashion.Cairo Fashion & Tex (Cairo Int’l Fashion and Textile Exhibition) is the first and only international exhibition specialized in yarn, textile, garment and its trimming supplies and accessories in Egypt.“The Syrian Industry is still distinguished and able to compete in the markets despite the difficult crisis Syria has faced”, Dr. Bassam Darwish, Syrian Charge de’ Affairs in Cairo, sai

Opinion poll: Majority of Turks reject their regime’s aggression on Syrian territories

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Ankara, An opinion poll showed that the majority of Turks reject the aggression of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime on Syrian territories and its support for terrorist organizations in Idleb governorate.The poll, conducted by the Metropole Foundation, showed that about fifty percent of Turks find no justification for the presence of their regime’s army in Idleb, while more than twenty percent say that they have no opinion on this issue, compared to a small percentage that declared support for the aggression.The poll indicated that 73 percent of the Turks expressed support for the cessation of hostilities agreement and 70.3 percent affirmed the necessity of returning the Syrian refugees to their country through coordination and cooperation with the Syrian state.Over the past two weeks, the Tur

Boy injured in landmine blast in Eastern Ghouta

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Damascus Countryside, A boy was injured when a landmine left behind by terrorists exploded in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside.A source at the Police Command told SANA’s reporter that a landmine went off in farmlands in al-Bahariya village in Eastern Ghouta, injuring a nine-year-old boy who was herding sheep in the area.The source said the boy sustained multiple shrapnel injuries to the face and abdomen and was hospitalized.Source: Syrian Arab News Agency

How Far Can Russia-Turkey Deal Over Syria’s Idlib Go?

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WASHINGTON - A recent cease-fire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib seems to be largely holding.No airstrikes and clashes between Russian-backed government forces and Turkish-backed rebel fighters have been reported since the truce went into effect on Friday, local news said.The cease-fire came after Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached an agreement last week in Moscow to bring an end to a Syrian government offensive that had begun last year to recapture Idlib province, the last major rebel stronghold in the war-torn country.As part of the agreement between the two leaders, Russian and Turkish forces will begin joint patrols on a key highway in Idlib.“The next phase of the Russian-Turkish deal

Turkey’s Erdogan to Meet with EU Leaders Over Migrant Agreements

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erodgan said Sunday that he will meet with European Union officials in Brussels on Monday to discuss an influx of migrants in Turkey.As migrants from Syria continue to cross into Turkey, Erdogan has said Ankara can no longer abide by the 2016 law that prevents migrants in Turkey from traveling into the European Union."I will have a meeting with European Union officials tomorrow in Belgium," Erdogan said during a speech in Istanbul on Sunday.According to the 2016 deal, the EU was supposed to provide Turkey with some $6.8 billion to finance housing and education of migrants. But Ankara says it has not received the money."I hope I will return from Belgium with different outcomes,” Erdogan said Sunday, amid calls from his government urging Greece to open its bor

International Women’s Day Highlights Gender Inequality in Women’s Athletics

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Shamila Kohestani, former captain of the Afghan Women National Football team, had family support in her quest to pursue her athletic ambitions, though she still had to face the challenges associated with playing sports in a conservative society.“It’s extremely difficult for women to play sports, and in a country where women are still considered a second-class citizen,” she said. “When I began playing soccer, we had no women on the soccer team. Even when I visited the Football Federation in Afghanistan, there were no women working there, and we had no teams.”The situation for women athletes in neighboring South Asian countries is no different, as Sana Mahmud, former Pakistan captain, women’s basketball and football teams, said.“So every time you are playing on the field, I remember this goa