Riyadh Airports Company Secures Best Total Experience Award at CX Live Show Middle East 2024

Riyadh: Riyadh Airports Company has been honoured with the Best Total Experience award at the Customer Experience Live Show Middle East 2024 ceremony, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Best Total Experience award recognizes the comprehensive range of experiences provided at King Khalid International Airport, ensuring an integrated experience for users and a seamless journey for 31 million passengers served in 2023.

The award encompasses the customer experience for travellers and partners, the employee experience for company staff and airport personnel, as well as user and technological experiences encompassing aviation solutions and customer service channels.

CEO of Riyadh Airports Ayman Abdulaziz Aboabah emphasized that this accolade serves as a testament to King Khalid International Airport’s unwavering dedication to upholding the highest global standards in the field. He further highlighted the company’s unwavering determination to enhance services in both the human and technological realms. Thes
e endeavours aim to keep pace with the strategic national objectives of the airport, to realize Saudi Vision 2030, Aboabah added.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

QNA Launches Training Course on Editing, Media Monitoring

Doha: Qatar News Agency launched a new training course titled ‘Editing and Media Monitoring’ at its headquarters on Sunday. This course is part of a series of training initiatives aimed at developing the skills of national media personnel and enhancing their efficiency in specialized media and journalism fields.

The course, attended by 19 journalists, 17 of whom are from QNA and others from various Qatari government sectors, as well as two from the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), aligns with QNA’s plans to improve the performance and efficiency of media and journalism cadres in various institutions. It also reflects the commitment to the decisions of the 22nd meeting of the heads of news agencies of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held in August, which aimed to strengthen the bonds among the news agencies in the GCC states, and a proposal by the GCC Secretariat for on-the-job training.

The five-day course aims to develop and enhance the participants’ skills, providing them with the necessary tools and knowle
dge for effective media editing and monitoring in addition to training sessions on monitoring and analyzing media outputs across various platforms and forms of media.

The course covers many important aspects of media monitoring and editing, from the objectives and techniques of media monitoring to analyzing different media sources and extracting indicators and outcomes. The course also incorporates practical training on using artificial intelligence in specialized reporting and press trend analysis.

At the end of the course, the trainees will present their final projects by producing a media piece for media monitoring, aimed at assessing the effectiveness of this specialized training at QNA.

‘Editing and Media Monitoring’ is considered a critical specialization given the rapid advancements in media and technology. Understanding and analyzing media content is vital for any organization that wants to make strategic decisions based on accurate assessments of the media and public landscapes.

In March 2023, QN
A inaugurated the ‘QNA Training Halls’ at its headquarters, consistent with its vision to develop media personnel through specialized quality training programs to contribute to the media scene with qualified young Qatari cadres capable of keeping pace with the changes and developments in this crucial field.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Israeli Entity Renews Targeting of Southern Regions of Lebanon

Israeli entity renewed Sunday its targeting and bombing of the southern regions of Lebanon.

Field sources reported that Israeli warplanes launched air strikes with missiles on the towns of Meiss El Jabal and the outskirts of the towns of Aitaroun, Khiam, and Dhahirah, causing several injuries, while the occupation army artillery targeted Al-Labouneh area, south of the town of Naqoura, and Kfarkela.

The Israeli entity continues its escalation against the towns and villages of southern Lebanon, in conjunction with its brutal and continuous aggression against the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7, 2023, killing and injuring tens of thousands of civilians, and forcing hundreds of families to flee their homes.

Source: Qatar News Agency

Israeli Occupation Forces Arrest 25 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli occupation forces arrested at least 25 Palestinians during the past 24 hours in the occupied West Bank, including a girl, children, and former prisoners.

The Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, along with the Prisoner’s Society, said in a joint statement that the arrests took place in the governorates of Ramallah, Jenin, Nablus, Hebron, Jericho, Jerusalem, Qalqilya, and Tulkarm.

The occupation forces continue to carry out wide-scale incursion and destruction operations in the governorates, camps, and towns, accompanied by acts of sabotage and destruction in Palestinian homes, and brutal attacks on detainees and their families.

The statement also said that the number of Palestinians arrested in the West Bank, since the start of the aggression on the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, has risen to 8,575 detainees.

Source: Qatar News Agency

HEC Paris in Qatar Organizes Panel Discussion to Nurture Female Leadership, Unlock Potential of Women in Business

Doha: HEC Paris in Qatar, one of Qatar Foundation’s partner universities, hosted a panel discussion that explored the need for new, inclusive leadership models to drive organizational growth and innovation, accelerating the representation of women in leadership roles across the region.

The panel discussion, titled “Take the Lead: The Need For New Models of Leadership”, was held at Qatar National Library, and brought together a distinguished panel of regional change-makers to discuss nurturing female leadership and unlocking the immense potential of women in business.

“By nurturing a regional pipeline of talented and capable women leaders, we are positively impacting business growth, organizational development, and economic expansion, thereby contributing to national vision goals,” commented Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar, Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan.

Dr. Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Associate Professor at HEC Paris in Qatar and an expert in innovation, leadership, and diversity, said: “By promoting diversity and ge
nder equality, organizations can shape sustainable and resilient cultures that foster belonging and groundbreaking ideas.” “The role of leaders is crucial in fostering inclusive cultures. To strengthen the pipeline of female talent, we need to move past the one-and-done mindset and normalize female leaders in all sectors of business, government and wider society. Qatar has a strong profile of women leaders, and the pipeline of highly educated women creates a solid foundation for equitable opportunities, benefiting organizations through female leadership,” Dr. Shaheena added.

Recently, HEC Paris in Qatar delivered transformative Women in Leadership programs to several local and foreign institutions, equipping participants with the skills and confidence to advance into leadership roles.

HEC Paris in Qatar’s transformative programs for empowering women leaders are based on research and scientific and practical studies. It issued many publications such as “Take The Lead: How Women Leaders are Driving Success th
rough Innovation”, “Futureproof Your Career”, and “Championing Women Leaders Beyond Sponsorship”. These books serve as a rich knowledge base, informing the curriculum and content for the business school’s initiatives aimed at empowering women and leveraging their leadership potential within organizations.

Source: Qatar News Agency

2 Martyrs, Wounded in Israeli Bombardment across Gaza Strip

At least two Palestinians were martyred and others were injured Sunday in an Israeli occupation air and artillery bombardment on various areas in the Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said that one Palestinian was martyred and several others were injured in the Israeli artillery shelling on the neighborhoods of Al-Zaytoun, Tal Al-Hawa, Sheikh Ajleen, and the Netzarim axis, south of Gaza City, Palestinian news agency (WAFA) reported.

Meanwhile, Israeli warships fired heavy machine gun fire towards the fishermen’s port and Al-Shati refugee camp west of Gaza City, as well as the beach of Rafah City in the south of the Gaza Strip.

In Nusseirat, one Palestinian was martyred in an Israeli airstrike targeting a gathering of civilians in the northern area of Nuseirat camp in the central Gaza Strip.

Additionally, the occupation aircraft launched two raids on Al-Zawaida area in the central Gaza Strip, while targeting agricultural land on Salah al-Din Street, near the Shomer Factory, north of Maghazi camp.

In an infinite
toll, the number of martyrs in the Gaza Strip since Oct. 7 reached 34,654, the majority of whom were children and women, in addition to 77,908 wounded, while thousands of victims are still under the rubble.

Source: Qatar News Agency