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'Please help me': refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi tells of his Thai jail ordeal

Exclusive: In an interview with the Guardian he pleads for his release and says he fears torture and jail if extradited to BahrainHakeem al-Araibi, the refugee footballer from Bahrain who was detained in Thailand while on his honeymoon, has said he is “losing hope” and believes he will be tortured again or even killed if he is deported to Bahrain.Speaking to the Guardian from Bangkok Remand Prison, a visibly distressed Al-Araibi said he was “terrified ” and that his fear was “getting worse every...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Football, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Australia sport, Australian politics, Fifa, Refugees, Melbourne, Torture, Bahrain, Bangkok Remand Prison


Bahrain to sink Boeing jet for underwater theme park

The Persian gulf country of Bahrain is hoping to attract divers from across the globe with a new "underwater theme park" -- an expansive diving site spanning 100,000 square meters with some unusual features.
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Bahrain to sink a 747 jet for underwater park

The Persian gulf country of Bahrain is hoping to attract divers from across the globe with a new "underwater theme park" -- an expansive diving site spanning 100,000 square meters with some unusual features.
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South Korea, Australia, Japan aiming to improve at Asian Cup

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — South Korea, defending champion Australia and Japan made it through to the Asian Cup quarterfinals knowing there is much room for improvement as the continental tournament enters its finals stages. Even with the arrival of Son Heung-min from Tottenham, South Korea struggled to get past Bahrain, ranked 60 […]
Tags: South Korea, Japan, News, Australia, Sports, Ap, Bahrain, Son Heung, ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Tottenham South Korea, South Korea Australia Japan


Son ‘unhappy’ as Koreans given fright by Bahrain’s part-timers

Dubai (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min told his South Korea team-mates “we’re better than that” after they needed extra time to scrape past Bahrain’s part-timers 2-1 in the Asian Cup last 16 on... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: South Korea, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Dubai, Bahrain, Afp, Son Heung


Son’s Korea survive Bahrain scare to reach Asian quarters

Dubai (AFP) – Son Heung-min’s South Korea needed an extra-time winner to beat world ranked 113th Bahrain 2-1 as they stumbled into the Asian Cup quarter-finals in unconvincing fashion on Tuesday. Kim Jin-su’s diving header... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: South Korea, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Dubai, Bahrain, Afp, Heung, Kim Jin


South Korea beats Bahrain to reach Asian Cup quarterfinals

Kim Jin-Su scored his first international goal as South Korea progressed to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup with a 2-1 win over Bahrain after extra time            [Author: AP]
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Kuwait Finance, Ahli United to Consider Merger Reports This Week - Bloomberg

Kuwait Finance, Ahli United to Consider Merger Reports This Week - Bloomberg:Kuwait Finance House and Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank BSC’s boards will meet this week to consider valuation reports on a potential merger, a deal that would create the Gulf’s sixth-biggest lender with $92 billion in assets.The boards will meet on Jan. 24 to consider the studies by HSBC Holdings Plc and Credit Suisse Group AG, the lenders said in separate statements. Kuwait Finance House said its meeting will take place a...
Tags: Travel, Bahrain, Gulf, HSBC Holdings Plc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Kuwait Finance House, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Ahli United Bank BSC, Ahli United


Bahrain Received Part of Saudi-Led Financial Support, Al-Maraj Says – Bloomberg

Bahrain Received Part of Saudi-Led Financial Support, Al-Maraj Says – Bloomberg:Central Bank of Bahrain Governor Rasheed Al-Maraj discusses aiming for oil market balance, reforms in Saudi Arabia, and receiving a the first portion of a financial support package. He speaks at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg) [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Bloomberg, Bahrain, Central Bank, Davos Switzerland, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Rasheed Al Maraj


South Korea 2-1 Bahrain: Kim Jin-Su with the heroics

Kim Jin-Su's goal in extra time would send South Korea 2-1 past Bahrain and into the AFC Asian Cup quarterfinals.
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Qatar’s leader attends Arab economic summit in Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Qatar’s ruler has arrived in Beirut to attend an Arab economic summit marred by divisions over readmitting Syria to the Arab League. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s government has been one of the main backers of Syrian insurgents trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have […]
Tags: News, Qatar, Syria, Ap, Nation, United Arab Emirates, Beirut, Bahrain, Bashar Assad, Hamad al Thani


Hakeem al-Araibi: calls grow for inquiry into police role in refugee footballer's arrest

Exclusive: Greens and the ACTU say parliament should investigate AFP’s role in the detention of Bahraini refugee in ThailandA parliamentary inquiry should examine the actions of the Australian Federal Police which led to the arrest of Hakeem al-Araibi in Thailand, Australia’s peak union body and the Greens have said.Al-Araibi, a 25-year-old Bahraini refugee who has permanent residency in Australia, was arrested on arrival in Bangkok for a holiday, on the basis of an Interpol red notice, which wa...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Australian Greens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Greens, Australian federal police, Interpol, Afp, Thailand Australia, ACTU, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi


NI International Cross Country: Bahrain's Balew and Ethiopia's Mamo earn wins

African-born athletes boss the IAAF Northern Ireland Cross Country event as Bahrain's Birhanu Balew and Ethiopia's Meskerem Mamo earn wins.
Tags: News, Ethiopia, Bahrain, Mamo, Balew, IAAF Northern Ireland, Birhanu Balew, Meskerem Mamo


Hakeem al-Araibi: Bahrain says refugee footballer's life is not in danger

Exclusive: Government defends efforts to have dissident extradited from Thailand, where he was arrested despite being a refugeeHakeem al-Araibi’s life is not under threat and he could appeal his conviction if he returned to Bahrain, the Bahraini government has said in its first significant response to the international outrage at its efforts to reclaim the dissident refugee.Al-Araibi, who is a permanent resident of Australia, has been detained in Bangkok for almost two months while Thai authorit...
Tags: Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Bahrain, Bangkok, Hakeem Al Araibi, Al Araibi, Araibi


New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy

New exploration captures support Eni’s aggressive Middle East growth strategy By will scargill, senior oil & gas analyst, GlobalData on 1/14/2019 LONDON -- Following recent announcements of Eni S.p.A.’s acquisition of new exploration acreage in Bahrain, the UAE and Oman, Will Scargill, senior oil & gas analyst at GlobalData offers his view on their place within the company’s wider strategy: “Eni’s recent acreage captures in the Gulf are part of a strategy for major growth in the Middle East. ...
Tags: London, News, Iraq, Middle East, Oman, Bahrain, Iraqi Economic News, Uae, Gulf, Zubair, Eni, Bahrain Oman, GlobalData, Scargill, Lower Zakum, Ghasa


#Saudi Bonds to Join JPMorgan Index in $119 Billion Gulf Addition - Bloomberg

Saudi Bonds to Join JPMorgan Index in $119 Billion Gulf Addition - Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia and four other Gulf nations will join JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market bond indexes this month, potentially paving the way for billions of dollars in inflows into the securities.The debt from the world’s biggest oil-exporting nation along with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait will represent about 11.8 percent of the EMBI Global Diversified Index and 12 percent of the EMBI Global beg...
Tags: Travel, New York, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Gulf, JPMorgan Chase Co, United Arab Emirates Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Qatar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, AllianceBernstein, Shamaila Khan, Billion Gulf Addition Bloomberg, JPMorgan Index, EMBI Global


GCC Equities Review: Inclusion stories will continue to drive #Kuwait's bourse in 2019 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

GCC Equities Review: Inclusion stories will continue to drive Kuwait's bourse in 2019 | ZAWYA MENA Edition:Like most other markets in the Gulf, Kuwait reported lower traded values on its stock market in 2018 than in the previous year, with research from Kuwait Asset Management Company (KAMCO) stating the values declined by 27.5 percent to $13.7 billion.Yet Faisal Hasan, the head of research at KAMCO, said there were mitigating factors - not least the announcement in September 2017 that the marke...
Tags: Travel, Bahrain, Kuwait, KAMCO, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SiCo, GCC Equities Review, Gulf Kuwait, Faisal Hasan, Kuwait Asset Management Company KAMCO


#Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters

Qatar Airways CEO: not interested in Jet Airways as backed by 'enemy' state | Reuters:Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways (JET.NS) as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday.Abu Dhabi is part of the United Arab Emirates that cut ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations of supporting terrorism. Doha denies the charges. The UAE, together with Saudi Arabia, Eg...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Bahrain, Etihad, Doha, Uae, Jet Airways, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Saudi Arabia Egypt, Akbar Al Baker, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Indian footballers win hearts despite Asian Cup exit

New Delhi (AFP) – Football fans and pundits were full of praise for India Tuesday even as an injury-time penalty cost the Blue Tigers an unlikely spot in the Asian Cup knockout stages and prompted the coach to resign. Despite its giant population India is a footballing minnow at a lowly 97th in FIFA’s world rankings, and its players are used to being overshadowed by the nation’s glamorous millionaire cricketers. They did not even qualify for the last Asian Cup, but dared to dream of glory after...
Tags: Asia, India, Sport, Thailand, Soccer, Fifa, New Delhi, Bahrain, Uae, Afp, Indians, Stephen Constantine, Chhetri, ESPN India, Novy Kapadia, Blue Tigers


India centre-back Anas Edathodika retires from international football

India centre-back Anas Edathodika has announced his retirement from international football, a day after a hamstring injury forced him off the field within four minutes of the crucial Asian Cup clash against Bahrain in Sharjah.  "It's been a very hard decision to take and accept. I love (sic) to play more years at my best, but I think it's the time to step down and give opportunities to youngsters who can perform better," Kerala Blasters defender Anas said in a social media post announc...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Latest, Bahrain, Blog Post, Indian Super League, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Kerala Blasters Fc, Kerala Blasters, Anas, Anas Edathodika


India coach quits after late heart-break at Asian Cup

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – India coach Stephen Constantine stepped down Monday after an injury-time Bahrain penalty floored his side 1-0 and denied the cricket-mad nation a historic spot in the Asian Cup knockout... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: India, Sport, Soccer, Bahrain, Afp, Stephen Constantine, Sharjah United Arab Emirates AFP India


Despair for India as late Bahrain penalty dumps them out of Asian Cup

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – India suffered late heart-break on Monday after an injury-time penalty saw the cricket-mad nation lose 1-0 to Bahrain and be denied a historic spot in the Asian Cup knockout... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: India, Sport, Soccer, Bahrain, Afp, Sharjah United Arab Emirates AFP India


Stephen Constantine steps down as coach of Indian national team

Stephen Constantine the head coach of India looks on prior to the AFC Asian Cup Group A match between India and Bahrain at Sharjah Stadium on January 14, 2019   Indian football coach Stephen Constantine stepped down from his job following India's defeat to Bahrain which knocked them out of the Asian Cup and brought a promising campaign to a crushing end. Constantine, who is in his second stint with India, said his four-year term with the Indians had ended with the Asian Cup and said, "I&apo...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Indians, Constantine, Stephen Constantine, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


After Asian Cup exit, what next for India?

Stephen Constantine's men did it the hard way -- scripting an improbable second-half wipeout of Thailand in a 4-1 win, pushing hosts UAE to the edge but paying for their lack of finishing in a 2-0 defeat, and then reserved their worst for the last. The score might have read only 1-0 to Bahrain, but India were outplayed and outmaneuvered before finally being shown the way out. What are some of the positives and negatives, and what lies in store for this team, now without Constantine, who ste...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, Latest, Bahrain, Uae, Afc Asian Cup, Constantine, Stephen Constantine


Asian Cup: Bahrain eliminate India with injury-time penalty

Bahrain left it late against India. India had their hearts broken by an injury-time penalty as Bahrain handed Stephen Constantine's side a late 1-0 defeat that knocked them out of the Asian Cup on Monday evening. India needed a draw to progress beyond the group phase for the first time in their history, but Jamal Rashed's spot kick a minute into injury time gave Bahrain a victory that sees them advance as to the next round as third place finishers in group A. They join hosts the United...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, India India, Stephen Constantine, Jamal Rashed


4-time Asian champion runner tests positive for steroid

MONACO (AP) — Four-time Asian Games champion Kemi Adekoya has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The Athletics Integrity Unit says a “notice of allegation” was sent to Adekoya, a Nigerian-born runner who switched allegiance to Bahrain. The AIU says on its website the 25-year-old Adekoya tested positive for stanozolol — […]
Tags: News, Sports, Bahrain, MONACO AP, AIU, Athletics Integrity Unit, Kemi Adekoya, Adekoya


India player ratings - Jhingan 8/10, Halder 5/10 in loss to Bahrain

India fell into the trap of playing for the draw that would have taken them through to the knockout stages, and in the end it cost them as captain on the night Pronay Halder gave away a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. Jamal Rashed hammered it home to take Bahrain through. Positives The problem with playing for a draw, employing a low-block for ninety minutes, is that if the result doesn't go your way it's going to be hard to find any positives. India's defending, tho...
Tags: India, Football, Blog, Sport, Latest, Bahrain, Blog Post, Blog - Football Asia, Afc Asian Cup, Gurpreet Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Pritam Kotal, Vishal Kaith


AFC Asian Cup 2019 LIVE: Anas out injured; Bahrain test Gurpreet early

Subhasish Bose battles against Bahrain's Mohamed Al Rohaimi  Follow live scores and match updates as India take on Bahrain in their final group game at the AFC Asian Cup, with an eye on a place in the round of 16. Background: -Sharjah the stage as India seek history -MVP Gurpreet gives India a shot at history -The making of the fittest Indian team in history -Scenarios: How India can qualify for round of 16 (Live blog will appear below. Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load. Clic...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Gurpreet Singh, Gurpreet, Sunil Chhetri, Anas, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


AFC Asian Cup 2019 LIVE: India battling to keep Bahrain out in second half

  Follow live scores and match updates as India take on Bahrain in their final group game at the AFC Asian Cup, with an eye on a place in the round of 16. Background: -Sharjah the stage as India seek history -MVP Gurpreet gives India a shot at history -The making of the fittest Indian team in history -Scenarios: How India can qualify for round of 16 (Live blog will appear below. Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if it doesn't load): Asian Cup: Home |...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Gurpreet Singh, Gurpreet, Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh


AFC Asian Cup 2019 LIVE: Rowllin Borges in for Anirudh Thapa as India face Bahrain

  Follow live scores and match updates as India take on Bahrain in their final group game at the AFC Asian Cup, with an eye on a place in the round of 16. Background: -Sharjah the stage as India seek history -MVP Gurpreet gives India a shot at history -The making of the fittest Indian team in history -Scenarios: How India can qualify for round of 16 (Live blog will appear below. Please wait a few seconds for the blog to load. Click here if it doesn't load): Asian Cup: Home |...
Tags: India, Football, Sport, Story, Latest, Bahrain, Afc Asian Cup, Sharjah, Gurpreet, Anirudh Thapa, Rowllin Borges