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write for rights 2019 #write4rights

Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. The date commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the first document of its kind.Every year on December 10, Amnesty International holds a global letter-writing event: Write For Rights (in Canada). Hundreds of thousands of people around the world write handwritten letters calling for action for victims of human rights abuses, and offering comfort and support to political prisoners.Every year at this time,...
Tags: Travel, Human Rights, Activism, Mexico, China, Nigeria, Environment, Canada, Egypt, Philippines, Amnesty International, Death Penalty, Belarus, Indigenous Peoples, Civil Liberties, Cairo


The world’s newest countries

Much like human beings , the lives of countries take dramatically different shapes. Some lifespans are fraught with bloodshed, revolution, and unrest while others are lucky enough to enjoy peace and long periods of stability. Also like humans, new countries are born amid great fanfare, die when they can no longer sustain themselves, and sometimes even merge with each other to form a union. Whether formed through violent revolution, triumphant political autonomy, or the dissolution of a larger ...
Tags: Travel, England, Indonesia, Australia, US, Eu, Czech Republic, Egypt, Philippines, Italy, United Nations, Serbia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Un


Why the Breach Between Saudis, Qataris Goes On and On: QuickTake - Bloomberg

Why the Breach Between Saudis, Qataris Goes On and On: QuickTake - Bloomberg:When Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties and transportation links with Qatar in June 2017, there were expectations that the rulers would resolve the spat quietly among themselves, as they did a similar dispute three years earlier. Instead, the group issued tough demands, Qatar refused to bend, and the breach hardened. Qatar even quit OPEC at the start of 2019 in a rare rupture o...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Opec, Qatar, Egypt, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, QuickTake Bloomberg


Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Air Travel, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Spain, Egypt, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Maldives, Regions, Going Out


MIDEAST STOCKS- #Qatar leads most of Gulf lower, blue chips hurt Egypt - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar leads most of Gulf lower, blue chips hurt Egypt - Agricultural Commodities - Reuters:Most major Gulf bourses closed lower onSunday with Qatar leading the losses, dragged down byheavyweight Industries Qatar, while Egypt retreated on asell-off of blue chips.The Qatari index dropped 1%, extending losses for asixth straight session, as most stocks on the index declined.Industries Qatar slid 2.7%. On Wednesday, theheavyweight saw its biggest fall in six months as 2019 profitsalmo...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Egypt, Doha, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Industries Qatar, UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain, Egypt Agricultural Commodities Reuters


Can You Solve the Puzzle of the Philae Temple in Aswan Egypt?

There are many doorways into Egypt. This article, resurrected from the archives, looks as the ancient and modern in Egypt, through the puzzle of the Philae Temple near Aswan.Philae Temple, AswanFor over two thousand years people have stood where I’m standing now. And yet they haven’t.The Puzzle of the Philae Temple in AswanFor although these honeyed […] Originally from Inside the Travel Lab.
Tags: Travel, Africa, History, Egypt, Unesco World Heritage Site, Philae Temple, Aswan Egypt, Aswan Philae Temple AswanFor


#Qatar says talks to end Gulf dispute were suspended in January - Reuters

Qatar says talks to end Gulf dispute were suspended in January - Reuters:Qatar’s foreign minister said on Saturday efforts to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute had not succeeded and were suspended at the start of January.The discussions began in October on a row in which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed political, trade and transport ties with Qatar in mid-2017.“It’s been almost three years,” Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said at the Munich Security Conference. “...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Gulf, Reuters, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Munich Security Conference




Tutankhamun treasures Boston exhibit

Once buried deep in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the treasures of Tutankhamun are now traveling the world, with Boston as their next stop. The exhibition began in 2018 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tomb’s discovery, and will visit 10 cities in total on its world tour. Following highly successful, sold-out showings in Los Angeles, Paris, and London, Boston is the next city to get the royal Egyptian treatment. The “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibition include...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Boston, Egypt, Kings, Luxor, King Tut, Cairo, Tutankhamun, All, Valley, Tut, Los Angeles Paris, LONDON BOSTON, Australia Japan Canada, Saunders Castle


Our top sailing adventures for 2020

For a luxury holiday with a difference, not much beats setting sail around remote islands, hidden coves, pristine beaches and scenic waterways. As Mark Twain said, ‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away […] The post Our top sailing adventures for 2020 appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Greece, Indonesia, Africa, Egypt, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Mark Twain, Polar regions, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe, Cruises & Boat Travel


Jewish synagogues in Egypt: renovated places of worship that tell a lot about Egypt’s history

Egypt is a nation known for its rich history, unique treasures, secrets, and discoveries; it’s not just about the pharaohs, but also related to the Islamic, Coptic, Roman, Turkish, and Jewish heritage. All together are much more than a window into its rich history. Also, their remaining hundreds of thousands of buildings, monuments, books, fragments, […] The post Jewish synagogues in Egypt: renovated places of worship that tell a lot about Egypt’s history appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Egypt, Attractions, Regions, Going Out


Jewish synagogues in Egypt: renovated places of workship that tell a lot about Egypt’s history

Egypt is a nation known for its rich history, unique treasures, secrets, and discoveries; it’s not just about the pharaohs, but also related to the Islamic, Coptic, Roman, Turkish, and Jewish heritage. All together are much more than a window into its rich history. Also, their remaining hundreds of thousands of buildings, monuments, books, fragments, […] The post Jewish synagogues in Egypt: renovated places of workship that tell a lot about Egypt’s history appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Egypt, Attractions, Regions, Going Out


#UAE's Dana Gas receives bids for Egyptian assets - Reuters

UAE's Dana Gas receives bids for Egyptian assets - Reuters:United Arab Emirates-based Dana Gas (DANA.AD) said on Wednesday it has received bids from some companies for its assets in Egypt.“We have received a number of bids from a number of companies,” the company’s CEO Patrick Allman-Ward said on an earnings call, declining to say how many bids or from which companies.The CEO said a final decision had not been taken on whether the company will sell its Egyptian assets. He said offers would be su...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Reuters, Dana Gas, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Patrick Allman Ward, Dana Gas DANA AD, Allman Ward


Mideast Stocks: #Saudi, #Dubai hit by weak corporate earnings; Egypt edges up | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Mideast Stocks: Saudi, Dubai hit by weak corporate earnings; Egypt edges up | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Most Gulf stocks ended lower on Tuesday, with Saudi and Dubai leading the losses on the back of poor corporate earnings, while Eastern Company aided Egypt's blue-chip index.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index declined 1%, as most of its banking stocks were in the red including Al Rajhi Bank, which tumbled 2.6%.The lender reported an annual profit of 10.16 billion riyals ($2.71 billion), compared with 3.77...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Dubai, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Eastern Company, Refinitiv data Mobile Telecommunications Company


#Saudi- #Qatar talks to end lengthy Gulf dispute falter: sources - Reuters

Saudi-Qatar talks to end lengthy Gulf dispute falter: sources - Reuters:Talks between Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve a bitter Gulf dispute broke down soon after starting, six sources said, leaving in place a political and trade embargo of Doha that hampers joint Gulf Arab efforts to counter Iran.The discussions that began in October were the first glimmer of a thaw in the row that saw Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt sever political, trade and transport ties with Qata...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Egypt, Doha, Gulf, Reuters, Gulf Arab, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Iran Doha


Middle East healthcare platform Vezeeta raises $40M Series D led by Gulf Capital

Vezeeta, a healthcare platform operating in the Middle East and Africa, has raised a $40 Million Series D funding round led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV), which previously led Vezeeta’s Series C round in September 2018. Vezeeta’s other investors include BECO Capital, Silicon Badia, Vostok New Ventures, Crescent Enterprises’ CE-Ventures and Endeavour Catalyst. Prior to this fund-raise, the company had ra...
Tags: Travel, TC, Uber, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Africa, US, Chief executive officer, Ceo, Egypt, Healthcare, Middle East, Healthcare Industry, Jordan, Lebanon, Director


#UAE restores postal service to #Qatar despite protracted dispute - Reuters

UAE restores postal service to Qatar despite protracted dispute - Reuters:The United Arab Emirates has resumed postal services to Qatar nearly three years after they were suspended due to a Gulf Arab political dispute.The move followed a meeting of parties involved in the dispute with the United Nations postal agency.Indirect services began on Feb. 9 with mail transported via Oman, according to a notice from state-run Emirates Post sent to other postal firms and seen by Reuters. It was not immed...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Egypt, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Doha, Uae, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Saudi Arabia Bahrain, Emirates Post


Air Arabia reports 80% surge in net profit in 2019 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Air Arabia reports 80% surge in net profit in 2019 | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Air Arabia on Sunday announced its financial results for the full year ending December 31, 2019, reporting a track record net profit of Dh1 billion, an increase of 80 per cent compared to the net profit registered in 2018.The figure excludes the impairment accounting treatment that Air Arabia took in 2018. The airline's turnover for the full year 2019 reached Dh4.75 billion, an increase of 15 per cent compared to the turnove...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, Air Arabia, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Morocco


An Artist Tricks Google Maps Into Creating a Virtual Traffic Jam, Using a Little Red Wagon & 99 Smartphones

Sometimes the miraculous time-saving conveniences we’ve come to depend on can have the opposite effect, as artist Simon Wickert recently demonstrated, ambling about the streets of Berlin at a Huck Finn-ish pace, towing a squeaky-wheeled red wagon loaded with 99 secondhand smartphones. Each phone had a SIM card, and all were running the Google Maps app. The result? A near-instantaneous "virtual traffic jam” on Google Maps, even though bicyclists seem to vastly outnumber motorists alon...
Tags: Travel, Google, Maps, Technology, Instagram, College, Life, Berlin, New York City, Earth, Rome, Egypt, Airbnb, Google Maps, Facebook Twitter, U S Geological Survey USGS


MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf stocks in red; Egypt extends gains

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf stocks in red; Egypt extends gains Most major Gulf markets were subdued on Thursday as disappointing results weighed on their bankingshares, while Egypt's blue-chip index extended gains for a third straight session. Saudi Arabia's benchmark index lost 0.5% with Banque Saudi Fransi the biggest drag. The lender plunged 5.3%after it missed full-year profit estimates. The bank recorded annual profit of 3.12 billion riyals ($831.69 million), up from 1.4 billio...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Gulf, Saudi Aramco, EFG Hermes, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Banque Saudi Fransi, Eastern Company, Refinitiv IBES data State


MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets steady; Aramco hits lowest level since IPO - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Major Gulf markets steady; Aramco hits lowest level since IPO - Reuters:Major Gulf stock markets were steady inquiet trade on Wednesday, while oil giant Saudi Aramco extendedlosses and hit its lowest mark since it began trading.Saudi Arabia's benchmark index declined 0.5% withSamba Financial Group shedding 2.3%, and shopping malloperator Arabian Centres dropping 1.8% after posting asteep fall in third-quarter profit.Rating agency Fitch said on Wednesday that growth hadreturned to ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Gulf, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Fitch, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IPO Reuters, Vodafone Egypt, withSamba Financial Group, EasternCompany, Telecom Egyptjumped


Profit Boon Makes Egypt’s Banks Ripe for M&A. But Who’s Selling? - Bloomberg

Profit Boon Makes Egypt’s Banks Ripe for M&A. But Who’s Selling? - Bloomberg:A profit bonanza for Egyptian banks is ripening the industry for acquisitions. If only there were more willing sellers.One buyer found a way in. First Abu Dhabi Bank PSJC is in talks for the Cairo-based unit of Lebanon’s Bank Audi SAL, which needs cash to cope with an economic crisis back home. The bid is the first for an Egyptian bank by a Gulf lender in seven years, as companies seek new markets because of lower oil p...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Egypt, Middle East, Lebanon, Cairo, Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Allen Sandeep, Naeem Brokerage, Bank Audi, First Abu Dhabi Bank PSJC


How to Visit Egypt on a Budget

Posted: 2/3/2020 | February 3rd, 2020 One of the countries high up on my “must visit” list is Egypt. As a lover of history, I long to release my inner archaeologist and explore the many ruins of the country. While it might be a long time before I get there, my friend Jeremy Scott Foster from TravelFreak has visited a couple of times. In this guest post, he’ll give you his best tips for saving money on your next visit to Egypt! I’ve been to Egypt twice. On my first trip four years ago, I solo tr...
Tags: Travel, Cook, Budget, Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Jeremy, Alexandria, Luxor, Hostelworld, Vrbo, Cairo, Star Alliance, Giza, Sinai Peninsula, Facebook Instagram


UPDATED: Airlines canceling China flights over Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

As we've been blogging here at Boing Boing, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, and airlines have begun suspending flights to and from China, where most confirmed cases are located. • As of Friday, 11AM Eastern time, the Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV outbreak has killed more than 200 people and infected an estimated 10,000. • On Friday, the U.S. issued a travel warning telling Americans to stay out of China. • The Chinese government replied by calling the U.S. 'mean' for the travel adviso...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, Post, Business, Japan, News, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Israel, US, Los Angeles, Turkey, Public Health, Beijing, United States


Best beaches in Egypt besides Sharm

The preferred destination of partygoers and spa enthusiasts, Sharm el-Sheikh near the tip of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula is a beachy paradise filled with high-end resorts, bars, and restaurants. It certainly has its charms. However, if your goal is to appreciate the natural beauty of Egypt’s coasts in places that range from slightly to far off the beaten sand path, there are some very worthy alternatives, all of which are accessible from major cities by car. Swim season never ends in Egypt, than...
Tags: Travel, Egypt, South Pacific, Cleopatra, Mediterranean, Ramadan, Alexandria, Beaches, Sharm, Cairo, All, Hurghada, Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Marc Anthony, Mediterranean Sea


Here's a list of airlines halting China flights over Wuhan coronavirus

Airlines around the world have already begun suspending flights to and from mainland China, where most cases of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak are located. As of Thursday, 170 people have died, and almost 8,000 are believed to be infected. The World Health Organization just declared a global emergency as Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV continues to spread. And also today, as our Carla Sinclair wrote, the first person-to-person transmission of coronavirus was confirmed in the US. Here, via Reuter...
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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf bourses mixed; Telecom Egypt continues rally | Nasdaq

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf bourses mixed; Telecom Egypt continues rally | Nasdaq:Saudi Arabian stocks rose on Thursday as most of its banking shares climbed, while Egypt outperformed the region led by gains in blue-chips. Other Middle Eastern bourses were mixed.Egypt's blue-chip index advanced, 1.1% with 24 of 30 stocks on the index rising.Telecom Egypt soared 10%, reaching its highest since September. The stock was up for a third session, helped by Vodafone Group's deal to sell its 55% stake in Vodafo...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Gulf, Saudi Aramco, National Commercial Bank NCB, Vodafone Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Rajhi Bank, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt Stock


10 of the most beautiful places in Africa

Africa naturally evokes visions of the wide open savannah dotted with acacia trees, as the sun settles over the horizon.  While this type of landscape is typical of African safari destinations, the continent is incredibly diverse with hidden gems in nearly every corner.  This article reveals a varied selection of ten of the most beautiful […] The post 10 of the most beautiful places in Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Attractions, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana, Regions, Going Out


MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Middle Eastern stocks rise; Egypt outperforms - Reuters

MIDEAST STOCKS-Most Middle Eastern stocks rise; Egypt outperforms - Reuters:Most Middle Eastern stock markets rose onWednesday, supported by gains in banking shares and recoveringoil prices, while Egypt ended a four-day losing streak.Oil prices rose for a second day, recouping some lossesafter a five-day rout, on talk that OPEC would extend oil outputcuts if a new coronavirus hurts demand and on data showing adecline in U.S. stockpiles.Egypt's blue-chip index advanced 1% as TelecomEgypt soared 1...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Egypt, Reuters, Vodafone Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Vodafone Egypt Telecom Egypt, Vodafone Egypt Stock exchange


Vodafone to sell stake in Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.4 billion - Reuters

Vodafone to sell stake in Egyptian unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.4 billion - Reuters:Vodafone Group (VOD.L) has struck a preliminary deal to sell its 55% stake in its Egyptian unit to Saudi Arabia’s largest telecoms operator STC (7010.SE) for $2.4 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The non-binding deal values Vodafone Egypt at $4.4 billion and the two companies have agreed a arrangement over the long-term use of the Vodafone brand and other services in Egypt.Selling the stake is in line wi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Vodafone, Reuters, Nick Read, STC, Vodafone Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone Egypt, Saharan Africa Vodafone



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