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"Over the past 10 years, hundreds of thousands of men have traveled to Qatar to build these structures. Migrants from all over the world — from Mozambique to Nepal, from Egypt to the Philippines..."

"... worked hard 10-hour days, six days a week, to raise stadia out of the desert, but also to build luxury residential developments, construct museums and cultural spaces, and lay down new geometric islands in Qatar’s glistening bay. Day after hot day, scaffolders hauled tons of scaffolding pipes, planks and clamps up the lattice structures they fixed together. Cladders and rope artists craned huge panes of aluminum and glass into the air and then balanced off the edges of buildings to attach t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Labor, Sports, Qatar, Architecture, Egypt, Philippines, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Oman, World Bank, Mozambique, Demographics, Bahrain, Maldives


Serbia extradites Bahraini dissident in cooperation with Interpol

Move comes despite European court of human rights injunction saying that it should be postponedSerbian authorities have extradited a Bahraini dissident in cooperation with Interpol despite an injunction by the European court of human rights, in the first test for the international policing organisation under the presidency of a top Emirati security official.Authorities in Belgrade approved the extradition of Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali to Bahrain earlier this week. Days earlier the ECHR had issued ...
Tags: Human Rights, Serbia, Global development, European Court Of Human Rights, Torture, Bahrain, Ali, Interpol, Belgrade, Emirati, ECHR, Ahmed Jaafar Mohamed Ali, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights


Covid-19: CDC warns against travel to 22 countries including Australia and Israel

Rising number of coronavirus cases prompts official US advice: ‘Do not travel internationally unless you are fully vaccinated’The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday advised against travel to 22 nations and territories because of a rising number of Covid-19 cases including for Australia, Israel, Egypt, Albania, Argentina and Uruguay.The nation’s health protection agency elevated its travel recommendation to “Level Four: Very High”, telling Americans they should avoid travel ...
Tags: Australia, Cdc, Israel, US, Qatar, World news, Australia news, US news, Egypt, Argentina, Uruguay, Albania, Bahrain, Bahamas, Panama, Bolivia


Two female activists in Bahrain and Jordan hacked with NSO spyware

Investigation finds mobile phones of human rights defenders were hacked multiple timesThe plight of women’s rights campaigners in Bahrain and Jordan is in the spotlight after new revelations that two prominent female activists were hacked multiple times by countries using NSO Group spyware.An investigation by the human rights group Front Line Defenders (FLD) found that the mobile phones of Ebtisam al-Saegh, a Bahraini human rights defender, and Hala Ahed Deeb, who works with human rights and fem...
Tags: World news, Surveillance, Jordan, Bahrain, NSO, NSO Group, Front Line Defenders FLD, Hala Ahed Deeb


Dakar Rally 2022: veterans, debuts and biofuels – a photo essay

This year’s rally once again returned to Saudi Arabia where 750 competitors in 430 vehicles traversed more than 8,000km over 12 stages. The rally started and ended in Jeddah, going through canyons and cliffs in the Neom region, passing by the Red Sea coastline, into stretches of dunes surrounding the capital Riyadh.Click here to check out images of the rally from yesteryearFrom Jeddah to Riyadh and everywhere in between, this has been a visually spectacular year at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabi...
Tags: Photography, Saudi Arabia, Sport, Middle East and North Africa, Motor sport, Bahrain, Rallying, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dakar, Red Sea, Dakar Rally, Nani Roma, Riyadh Click, Alex Haro Bravo, Al Dawadimi


#Saudi's Almarai completes acquisition of Bakemart's businesses in #UAE, Bahrain | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi's Almarai completes acquisition of Bakemart's businesses in UAE, Bahrain | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabian food and beverage (F&B) giant Almarai has completed the acquisition of Bakemart’s businesses in the UAE and Bahrain in a deal valued at 93.5 million dirhams ($25.4 million). The transaction to acquire 100 percent of the company was concluded on January 12, the Middle East’s largest dairy company said on Thursday in a disclosure to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). The company sig...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Bahrain, Uae, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Bahrain, Almarai, Saudi Stock Exchange Tadawul, Bakemart, Binghatti Beverages Manufacturing


Beautiful intermediary: General Beijing can clear away middle east an awful mess won't flooey crosses Aobama

Login register beautiful intermediary of text of news of international of center of news of the network austral Fujian: Can general Beijing clear away middle east an awful mess won't does flooey cross: of origin of abstruse Ba Ma? ?2015-10-16 10:1 of fie of Juan scald in order to remove hairs or feathersEdition of electron of Metropolis Daily of 0 Http://www.mnw.cn/ channel [Russia still is continueing to Syrian air attack. And according to Russia satellite network 13 days report, general Beiji...
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#Dubai Waste Firm Averda Said in Better World SPAC Merger Talks - Bloomberg

Dubai Waste Firm Averda Said in Better World SPAC Merger Talks - Bloomberg Dubai-based provider of waste-disposal services Averda is in talks to go public through a merger with Better World Acquisition Corp., a blank-check firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter, in what would be a rare deal involving a U.S.-listed SPAC and a Middle Eastern company.The transaction’s size couldn’t immediately be learned. A deal, if reached, could be announced in coming weeks, one of the people sa...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Middle East, Bahrain, SPAC, Better World, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Averda, Better World Acquisition Corp, Malek Sukkar Averda, Growthgate Capital


Bahrain Appoints First Ambassador to Damascus in a Decade

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain appointed its first ambassador to Damascus on Thursday since it downgraded ties early in the conflict in Syria.The...
Tags: Syria, Dubai, Bahrain, Damascus, Reuters Bahrain


#AbuDhabi outshines Middle East markets in 2021 | Reuters

Abu Dhabi outshines Middle East markets in 2021 | Reuters Stock markets in the Gulf ended 2021 higher, with the Abu Dhabi index exiting the year with a roar on its best annual performance in 16 years. The Abu Dhabi index  (.ADI)  added 0.5% on Thursday, the last trading day of 2021 - its best year since 2005, with more than 68% gain. Besides the support of the strong oil prices, Abu Dhabi saw a series of initial public offerings (IPO) that helped push its performance higher during th...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait, Uae, Gulf, Reuters, Adi, Mohammed bin Zayed, IHC, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Binance is on track for its 1st Gulf-region expansion after getting regulatory approval in Bahrain

Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao.REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Binance received tentative regulatory approval from Bahrain to become a crypto asset service provider. This puts the world's largest crypto exchange on track for its first expansion in the Gulf region. Binance also obtained a crypto-financing license in Canada. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell Binance Holdings has received tentative regulatory approval from Bahrain to become a crypto asset servi...
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Fraying #Saudi-#UAE Ties Put U.S. Objectives at Risk - Bloomberg @ghoshworld

Fraying Saudi-UAE Ties Put U.S. Objectives at Risk - Bloomberg By tradition, the communiqué at the end of every Gulf Cooperation Council summit meeting is a bromide about friendship among the member states — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. The joint declaration is usually long on promise but short on any real purpose beyond concealing discord.Even by that low standard, the document released at the end of the latest gathering of Gulf leaders in Riyadh on...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bloomberg, Middle East, Bahrain, Uae, Gulf, Riyadh, Arabian Peninsula, Gulf Cooperation Council, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, United Arab Emirates Kuwait Qatar Oman


Crypto Exchange Binance Gets In-Principle Nod From Bahrain

DUBAI (Reuters) - Binance has received in-principle approval from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to become a crypto-asset service provider in...
Tags: Dubai, Bahrain, Central Bank of Bahrain CBB, Crypto Exchange Binance, Reuters Binance


Saudi Arabia: The Labour Market Regulatory Authority Ramps Up Inspection Campaigns - Al Tamimi & Company

The LMRA will continue liaising with the component authorities in Bahrain to inspect commercial registers with the aim of ensuring nationwide compliance with the LMRA's rules and regulations.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Al Tamimi, The Labour Market Regulatory Authority, LMRA


Binance Gets Its First Gulf Crypto Regulatory Nod in #Bahrain - Bloomberg

Binance Gets Its First Gulf Crypto Regulatory Nod in Bahrain - Bloomberg Binance Holdings Ltd. received in-principle approval from Bahrain’s central bank to be a crypto-asset service provider in the kingdom, according to a statement from the company. Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, still needs to complete a full application process, Chief Executive Officer Changpeng “CZ” Zhao wrote in an email to Bloomberg News. He said that would be completed “in due co...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Bahrain, Gulf, North Africa, Bloomberg News, Zhao, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Central Bank of Bahrain, Bahrain Bloomberg, Binance the world, Changpeng, Bahrain Bloomberg Binance Holdings Ltd


‘Aranyak’ Team Unpacks the Nordic Noir From India That is a Global Hit for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

“Aranyak,” the Indian noir series that began streaming Dec. 10, has emerged as a global hit for Netflix. It bowed at No. 1 in India and Bangladesh and is in the top 10 in 13 countries, including Bahrain, U.A.E., Singapore and New Zealand. The contemporary series is set in the fictitious forest-surrounded town of Sirona […]
Tags: Asia, News, Singapore, India, Global, Netflix, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Raveena Tandon, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sirona, Aranyak


Bahrain: How Does The Competition Law Impact Bahraini Telecom Operators? - Raees + Co

The fundamental purpose of competition law is twofold: it seeks to encourage a dynamic economy and to enhance consumer welfare by promoting competition and controlling practices that could restrict it.
Tags: News, Bahrain, Raees Co


#Qatar’s World Cup will pay Gulf-wide dividends | Reuters @gfhay

Qatar’s World Cup will pay Gulf-wide dividends | Reuters Qatar’s World Cup has suffered an awful lead-in. Since the tiny emirate successfully pitched for soccer’s quadrennial showcase event in 2010, it has grappled with accusations of corrupt bidding read more and exploiting migrant workers read more . Shifting the competition to November 2022 to avoid Qatar’s unbearable summer has further lowered expectations. Yet the jamboree could still be a success for the region.Back in 2010 Qatar argued ...
Tags: Travel, England, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, GCC, Raheem Sterling, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Oman, World Bank, Bahrain, Doha, Uae, Gulf


Trump’s Peace review: dysfunction and accord in US Israel policy

Barak Ravid has written a fascinating account of four chaotic years in which some progress was nonetheless madeTrump’s Peace is a blockbuster of a book. Barak Ravid captures the 45th president saying “Fuck him” to Benjamin Netanyahu and reducing American Jews to antisemitic caricatures. Imagine the Republican reaction if Barack Obama had done that. Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham would plotz. But Trump? Crickets.Ravid also delivers a mesmerizing tick-tock of the making of the Abr...
Tags: Books, Israel, Barack Obama, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, United Arab Emirates, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Bahrain, Trump, Laura Ingraham, US Israel, Barak Ravid


Most Gulf bourses tumble on Omicron worries | Reuters

Most Gulf bourses tumble on Omicron worries | Reuters Most stock markets in the Gulf ended lower on Sunday, with the Dubai index leading the downward trend as surging cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant rattled investors.The risk of reinfection with Omicron is more than five times higher and it has shown no sign of being milder than the Delta strain, a study showed, as cases soar across Europe and threaten year-end festivities. read moreSaudi Arabia's benchmark index (.TASI) retreated...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Qatar, United States, Egypt, United Nations, Delta, Dubai, Yemen, Bahrain, Gulf, Reuters, Saudi Basic Industries Corp, Abha, Tasi, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Bahraini man to end UK hunger strike over father’s detention

MPs promise to raise case of Ali Mushaima’s father Hassan, who has been detained in Bahrain for 10 yearsA Bahraini man whose father has been detained for 10 years in the Gulf country will end a 23-day hunger strike outside Bahrain’s embassy in London on Friday after MPs vowed to raise his father’s case in the Commons.Ali Mushaima said he was suffering from back pain and had found the cold nights on a pavement outside the embassy “tough to take”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Bahrain, Gulf, Hassan, Ali Mushaima


Bahraini hunger striker in London told by MPs they will take up case

MPs promise to raise situation of Ali Mushaima’s father, Hassan, who has been detained in Bahrain for 10 yearsA Bahraini man whose father has been detained for 10 years in the Gulf country will end a 23-day hunger strike outside Bahrain’s embassy in London on Friday after MPs vowed to raise his father’s case in the Commons.Ali Mushaima said he was suffering from back pain and had found the cold nights on a pavement outside the embassy “tough to take”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Bahrain, Gulf, Hassan, Ali Mushaima


As Arab leaders gather in #SaudiArabia King Salman’s absence looms large | King Salman | The Guardian

As Arab leaders gather in Saudi Arabia King Salman’s absence looms large | King Salman | The Guardian Beaming in satisfaction as Arab rulers arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday, Mohammed bin Salman looked like a man in charge. As a succession of planes disgorged heads of state for a regional summit, the Saudi crown prince was there to receive them – standing in for his father at yet another big event.But as Prince Mohammed ushered leaders of Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain along a purple car...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Mohammed, Arab, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, Salman, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Qatar Oman, Saudi Arabia King Salman, NEOM


As Arab leaders gather in Saudi Arabia King Salman’s absence looms large

With the king barely seen for 20 months, the crown prince is holding the reins of power – and unbothered by who knows itBeaming in satisfaction as Arab rulers arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday, Mohammed bin Salman looked like a man in charge. As a succession of planes disgorged heads of state for a regional summit, the Saudi crown prince was there to receive them – standing in for his father at yet another big event.But as Prince Mohammed ushered leaders of Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain al...
Tags: Saudi Arabia, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Bahrain, Kuwait, Mohammed, Arab, King Salman, Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman, UAE Qatar Oman, Saudi Arabia King Salman


Jared Kushner said the Israeli ambassador could 'go fuck himself' if he disapproved of plans to normalize relations with Arab countries, book says

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020.Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP Jared Kushner said Israel's ambassador to the US could "go fuck himself" over a normalization deal. Barak Ravid writes in his book about the US's deal with Israel to normalize relations with the UAE. Israeli PM Netanyahu wanted normalization with three countries, but Kushner would have none of it. Whi...
Tags: Politics, White House, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Cnn, Morocco, Middle East, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Hamas, Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Bahrain


Carol Vorderman looks stunning in figure-hugging leopard dress as she reminisces about Bahrain trip

Carol Vorderman is a fan of thrilling sports, so she was no doubt glued to her television...
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Saudi Arabia Funds Target Investments of $5 Billion in Bahrain - BNA

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia funds and entities target investments of $5 billion in development projects in Bahrain, Bahrain's state news agency...
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Bahrain: Legal Update: New Resolution States Specific Lawsuits May Be Conducted In English - Raees + Co

The Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Sheikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, identified eight types of lawsuits in which it will be permissible for the litigating parties to agree...
Tags: News, Bahrain, Justice Islamic Affairs, Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa


Countries around the world have sunk aircraft like the Boeing 747 to boost diving tourism — here are 6 intentionally submerged planes

Boeing 737 sunken off the coast of Canada.Sea Proof TV Some countries have intentionally sunken aircraft to promote diving tourism and create coral reefs.  Among the sunken planes are a handful of airliners, like the Boeing 747 and the smaller Convair 240. Aircraft are submerged with an OK by local authorities so all harmful pieces are removed beforehand. Scuba diving is one of the fastest-growing recreational activities in the world, having become a multibillion-dollar industry since its d...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr, Navy, Air Canada, US, Trends, Turkey, Features, Canada, Hawaii, Aircraft, Airplanes, Airbus, Corsair


Renang: Colin Soon Singapura raih emas keempat di Asian Youth Para Games, Sport News & Top Stories

SINGAPURA – Perenang Colin Soon melanjutkan performa apiknya di Asian Youth Para Games di Bahrain, menambah emas keempatnya pada Senin (6 Desember).Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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