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Takeda Presents Data from Phase 1/2 Studies for NINLARO™ (ixazomib) in Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients and in the Maintenance Setting
June 24, 2017

– Early studies of weekly and twice-weekly ixazomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone demonstrate deep responses after induction, with deepening responses seen after single-agent ixazomib maintenance –

– Data to be presented during two oral sessions at the 2017 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting –

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Prince Faisal launches creative platform for jewelry trade
June 23, 2017

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Wednesday launched a creative platform for innovation, design and manufacture of jewelry under a program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
During the launch, the prince said the initiative will support young people, provide them with skills, and help them find business opportunities. He pointed out that SME projects contribute to the economic diversification and sustainable development of the region.
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Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Gulf crisis
June 23, 2017

On Wednesday, Saudi King Salman designated Mohammed bin Salman crown prince. Now Prince Mohammed is the second man in the Kingdom and first in line to the throne. For those who follow Saudi Arabia, the move was expected when considering Prince Mohammed’s increasing domestic and international roles, and his discourse on reforming and modernizing his country.

But the timing of his appointment"...

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Saudi Arabia won't finance construction of Parliament building in Dushanbe
June 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia has refuted the information about the possible financing of construction of the new building of the Tajik Parliament in Dushanbe.

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Tajikistan Mohammed Al-Badi said that he heard about this information from media.

'The information is wrong,' he said.

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Foreigners 'to inject billions' into Saudi on MSCI inclusion
June 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia could become the ninth largest country on the MSCI Emerging Market index if it wins inclusion in 2019, attracting billions of dollars of inflows, according to analysts.

On Wednesday, index provider MSCI announced the addition of Saudi Arabia to the 2018 annual review cycle for potential inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets index the following year.

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Saudi government employees just got their financial perks back
June 23, 2017

Late on Wednesday, King Salman issued a royal order restoring all allowances, bonuses and financial benefits to civil servants with a retrospective effect، Saudi Gazette reported.

“This order shall be effective from the date of the Cabinet’s decision dated"...

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Etisalat Introduces BlazeOn, Based on Comptel’s FWD Solution, to Nigerian Mobile Subscribers 
June 23, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced that Etisalat Nigeria is launching its time-based mobile data solution BlazeOn, powered by Comptel’s FWD solution, in the Nigerian market. According to the Etisalat Nigeria’s Director, Consumer Segment, Adeolu Dairo, “Most internet users in Nigeria don’t know how much mobile data they consume while browsing or streaming. BlazeOn, our time-based data plan addresses this situation by redefining the purchase experience for our customers. BlazeOn demonstrates Etisalat Nigeria’s commitment to deliver superior customer experience to its subscribers. Our goal is to create more value for our customers by improving quality and introducing innovation. By getting more people online, we hope to empower......

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XPRIZE Announces Teams Advancing in $15M Global Learning XPRIZE at EdTechXEurope
June 22, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced 11 semi-finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. Announced at this year’s EdTechXEurope, XPRIZE is challenging these semi-finalist teams to develop open source and scalable software that will enable children in developing countries to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. “Throughout my career, I’ve seen the many ways technology has evolved to help children access an education they may otherwise not have,” said Matt Keller, senior director of the Global Learning XPRIZE. “What most excites XPRIZE about these semi-finalist teams is the possibility that their innovative......

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Australian Automotive Manufacturing Plants Shutting Down Operations
June 22, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Hilco Industrial Acquisitions B.V. (www.hilcoind.com) announced today that it will lead the disposition process for a massive machinery and equipment asset sale which will effectively shut down the automobile manufacturing business on the Australian Continent. The sale comes because of the recent closure of all Toyota Australia manufacturing operations, the last remaining auto production facility remaining on the continent. This unprecedented auto equipment sale will include all the key production shops and vendors that have been part of the manufacture of cars in Australia for over 60 years. All the equipment will be offered for sale via private treaty from their production shops including aluminum casting, furnaces, engine line machining, assembly, robotic automation, presses, extruders,......

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Saudi Arabia names new interior minister
June 21, 2017

A Saudi royal decree was issued Wednesday morning appointing Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif as interior minister after Prince Mohammed bin Naif was relieved of his role as the interior minister.
Born Nov. 4, 1983, he is the youngest ever interior minister to serve.
The prince graduated from Dhahran Private School.
He is the eldest son of the Eastern Province governor, Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz and has four sons: Naif, Ahmed, Saud and"...

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