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Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues

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BEIJING, May 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- A news report by China.org.cn on Nokia fails to secure 5G contracts in China due to technical issues.Finland-based telecommunications equipment company Nokia has come away almost empty-handed in terms of huge 5G contracts awarded by China's big three telecom carriers.Deals reportedly worth nearly $10 billion have been awarded by China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom over the last few weeks, with Nokia being noticeably absent from the list of vendors selected for the next phase of China's 5G radio business.Nokia was unable or unwilling to meet Chinese technical requirements, according to new analysis published on Light Reading, a website for professionals in the communications industry.Kristian Pullola, the chi...

One World, One Fight: Peking University Strengthens Global Cooperation amid COVID-19

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BEIJING, May 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Peking University has been at the forefront of the battle against the novel coronavirus. While the pandemic is gradually brought under control in China, countries across the world are still in a struggle to contain it.In light of this, the School of Foreign Languages (SFL) at Peking University translated China's official documents on the prevention and control of COVID-19 into Arabic, and released Counter COVID-19 Documents (Arabic Version) on May 6 during a video conference with 11 Arab ambassadors to China, director of the Representative Office of the League of Arab States to China, and 8 Arab envoys to China.Since March, in the hope of sharing China's anti-pandemic experience with the Arab world, f...

Saudi Shaqrah University Obtains ISO Certification

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Riyadh, The University of Shaqrah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia obtained ISO certification, awarded by SMG one of the big companies, in the domain of security information, as the company accredited the Saudi university's applications, systems and procedures compatibility to the internationally recognized standards, in this respect. Significance of applying the highest measurements of cyber-security to provide further online and e-services, in a safe technical environment compatible to the Kingdom Vision 2030, to sustain backing up of the digital infrastructure, has played a crucial role in the excellence of the university, Dr. Awadh bin Khuzaim Al-Asmari, the Rector of the University remarked, on the occasion.Source: Saudi Press Agency

Some Leaders Use Pandemic to Sharpen Tools Against Critics

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BANGKOK - Health concerns were on artist Danai Ussama's mind when he returned to Thailand last month from a trip to Spain. He noticed that he and his fellow passengers did not go through medical checks after arriving at Bangkok's airport, and thought it worth noting on his Facebook page.The airport authorities denied it, lodged a complaint with police, and he was arrested at his gallery in Phuket for violating the Computer Crime Act by allegedly posting false information — an offense punishable by up to five years' imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 baht ($3,000).Danai told The Associated Press that his Facebook post, though public, was really meant just for a small circle of 40 to 50 people. Instead it went viral.  He believes the government is afraid its opponents wo...

Grand Mufti of the Kingdom: Houthi Terrorist Militia Missiles on Saudi Arabia are Brutal Aggression

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Riyadh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of Council of Senior Scholars and General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh condemned the launching of ballistic missiles by Houthi terrorist militia on civilians in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, affirming that it is a brutal aggression, treachery and betrayal, while the countries of the world are on alert to confront the Coronavirus that has killed thousands of people in various countries of the world. "The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has chaired the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders’ Summit to discuss ways to coordinate the global efforts to combat the Coronavirus and curb its humanitarian and economic impact. The Summit ...

MRO Middle East, the gulf region’s largest event for commercial aircraft maintenance, returns to Dubai, February 24-26

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NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MRO Middle East (#MROME) summit and exhibition will be held February 24-26 in Dubai, UAE. The combined summit and trade show, co-located with Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), is the Gulf region's leading conference and exhibition for commercial aviation maintenance.Gathering over 5,000 attendees from the entire airline supply chain, more than 83 countries are represented at the event, offering networking among industry leaders representing airlines, regulators, suppliers, and service providers.According to Aviation Week 2020 Commercial Fleet & MRO Forecast, fleets in the Middle East are expected to nearly double, growing from 1,760 aircraft in 2020 to 3,670 aircraft by 2029, a CAGR of 8.5%. MRO demand in ...