Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

The award recognizes the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards.

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Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

| 13/07/2017 | 1 Reply
Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

The Park will benefit from Dubai’s world-class infrastructure in land, marine and air transport, and is set to play a vital role in supporting food security in the country.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

The mission featured five Halal companies among others, which are producers in the agribusiness, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

Qatar has said it is studying the demands of “siege countries.” The 13-point list of demands was delivered overnight on Friday by Kuwait, which is mediating between Qatar and its neighbors.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

| 09/06/2017 | Reply
The Halal Dining Club directory for Halal Diners

Platform to take Halal diners through their whole dining journey from discovering Halal restaurants locally and internationally, to booking a table and collecting loyalty rewards.

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Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

| 08/06/2017 | 1 Reply
Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water

A government official in Qatar earlier told Reuters Doha was talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies. Two articles

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Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

| 06/06/2017 | Reply
Qatar food imports hit after Arab nations cut ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut relations with Qatar on Monday over alleged support for Islamists and Iran in a coordinated move. Six articles.

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Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Fama: TH Global to market agro-based Halal produce to Middle East

TH Global will act as the facilitator in pioneering local halal food products to Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries such as Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.

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F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

| 05/06/2017 | Reply
F&B outlet space in UAE set to grow and beat global average

Cafes and restaurants in Asian cities including Abu Dhabi and Dubai could make up about 30 per cent of shopping space by 2025.

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Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

| 02/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Alarming rise in food wastage during Ramadan

Every year, a dramatic increase in food waste is witnessed in Muslim countries during Ramadan due to the uncontrolled and lavish grocery shopping.

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UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

| 01/06/2017 | Reply
UAE: 80 fridges distributed for food storage in Dubai mosques

80 fridges have been distributed to 38 mosques in Deira and 42 mosques in Bur Dubai so that individuals who wish to donate food for the underprivileged left in these fridges in a hygienic condition.

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Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
Dubai makes big strides in key Islamic economy sectors

Remarkable progress has been achieved in three strategic sectors of Islamic economy – Islamic finance, halal trade and industry, and Islamic lifestyle in the emirate.

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UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

| 31/05/2017 | Reply
UAE hotels scale back on buffets in bid to reduce food waste

Now a la carte service is replacing that at many outlets that are increasingly conscious of the amount of waste they generate.

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
UAE researchers turn to camels to solve halal gelatin challenge

Around half of the gelatin used in dairy and meat processing and confectionery is sourced from pig skin, making it unsuitable for the halal food market.

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