The WEF’s annual meeting convenes global leaders from across business, government, academia and civil society in Switzerland for strategic dialogues which map the key transformations reshaping the world.
Apple opens 14th Chinese mainland store in Hangzhou, in East China's Zhejiang province, since the company is experiencing its most rapid growth since it opened its first store in China in 2008. A report from UBS showed that strong demand for Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus smartphones had helped the Chinese market outsell the United States for the first time.
World leaders have gathered in Saudi Arabia to pay tribute to King Abdullah, who passed away in the early morning of January 23, 2015, praising the late monarch as a key mediator between Muslims and the West.
The Ras al-Khor Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Dubai is the city’s only desert wetland. It occupies about 2.4 square miles on the banks of Dubai Creek and comprises of mudflats, lagoons, pools, and mangroves.
The start of the historic two-days talks between the US and Cuba at the Palacio de las Convenciones de La Habana on January 21, 2015 in Havana, Cuba, marks the end of more than 50 years of Cold War-era hostility between the two countries.
At a forum on emerging trends in hydrocarbon production and use in the region in Kuwait City on January 21, 2015, Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said oil prices were unlikely to fall further after a plunge of nearly 60 percent since June 2014.
The world's political and business elite gathered for their annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on January 21, but global business leaders are very downbeat on the potential for economic growth in 2015, a closely watched survey said, bringing a gloomy start to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
A press conference with only the sociable robots, 'CommU' and 'Sota', and hosted by only the robot science communicator Otonaroid and the robot anchor Kodomoroid, was held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology (Miraikan) on January 20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
As part of the Hotel de Paris’s renovation project, from 25 to 30 January 2015, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer will auction off part of the establishment’s furniture. The hotel opened in 1863 and is scheduled to close at the end of January 2015 so that an extensive four-year restoration and renovation can be completed.
On the sidelines of the eighth edition of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, The Solar Impulse 2, the first solar-powered plane to be able to fly for several days and nights, has been put on display at Abu Dhabi airport on January 20, 2015. The plane is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it. Its route will begin in the Emirate and include stops in Oman, India, China, Hawaii and New York. It will take around 25 days of total flying time.