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Could the #UAE Prompt OPEC's House of Cards to Collapse? - Bloomberg

Could the UAE Prompt OPEC's House of Cards to Collapse? - Bloomberg All is not well in the house of OPEC.As the cartel’s oil ministers prepare to meet in just over a week to decide on the next step in their record-breaking output deal, officials in the United Arab Emirates, normally a loyal Saudi ally, are privately questioning the benefits of participating, and may even be considering whether to leave the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties.The deliberations, leaked to the press on W...
Tags: Travel, Opec, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Organization of Petroleum


India is on guard against China's big plans across Asia

An Indian army officer, left, talks with a Chinese soldier at the 14,140-foot high Nathu-la pass on the country's northeastern border with China, April 9, 2005. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files After years of warming, India and China's relationship took a sharp turn for the worse this summer, with hand-to-hand fighting between troops along their disputed border in the Himalayas. India's leaders have also resisted China's efforts to pull India into networks that China leads or dominates...
Tags: Asia, Tibet, China, India, US, Trends, Beijing, Pakistan, Myanmar, Himalayas, ISI, Road, Delhi, Huawei, New Delhi, Kashmir


Awesome split-screen video puts you in the cockpit during a landing on a Navy aircraft carrier

A US Navy C-2A Greyhound lands aboard USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, July 9, 2014. US Navy/MCS3 Karl Anderson This is what a trap landing on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman looks like from the cockpit of a US Navy C-2A Greyhound. Trap landing videos are always interesting, but this is particularly awesome because you can see it from different points of view, thanks to the split-screen footage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Grumman C-2A Greyhou...
Tags: Navy, Trends, Aircraft Carrier, Pentagon, Norfolk, US Navy, Atlantic Ocean, MANAMA Bahrain, Persian Gulf, United States Navy, Truman, R, Karl Anderson, VRC, U.S. Navy, David Cenciotti


How to let your wingman know you're peeing at 30,000 feet, and other advice from an F-35 pilot

US Air Force The F-35 is a marvel of engineering, but like other fighter jets, it's only as good as the pilot flying it. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter jet is less like a video game and more like a long road trip at 30,000 feet. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Everybody knows fighter pilots are pretty cool: They fly supersonic jets, drop explosive ordnance, and wear awesome sunglasses. But pilots are human too, and sometimes flying a fighter j...
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Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures from his 1-term presidency

President Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military, at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial presidents in US history. He's just the third commander-in-chief to be impeached, one of 11 incumbent presidents to fail to win reelection. Though his accomplishments are not popular with his critics, Trump, for better or for worse, has been ...
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Why ‘Kafala’ Labor Rules Are an Issue in Persian Gulf: QuickTake - Bloomberg

Why ‘Kafala’ Labor Rules Are an Issue in Persian Gulf: QuickTake - Bloomberg For decades, Gulf Arab states have attracted scrutiny for migrant sponsorship rules widely criticized as abusive to the foreigners who make up large parts of their labor forces. Governments have taken gradual steps to reduce the scope for exploitation under the so-called kafala system and, in August, Qatar became the first to guarantee foreigners a minimum wage regardless of nationality. Now, Saudi Arabia is planning sw...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kafala, QuickTake Bloomberg


#Oman to Implement Unprecedented Measures to Curb Budget Deficit - Bloomberg

Oman to Implement Unprecedented Measures to Curb Budget Deficit - Bloomberg Cash-strapped Oman plans to take a step unheard of in the Persian Gulf region: It’s going to start taxing the income of wealthy individuals beginning in 2022, as part of a broader program to tackle a budget deficit that’s ballooned due to low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.By reducing government spending while spurring investments, the plan is projected to bring the budget deficit -- estimated to reach nearly 1...
Tags: Travel, Oman, International Monetary Fund, Persian Gulf, Ministry Of Finance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Bloomberg Economics, Ziad Daoud, Curb Budget Deficit Bloomberg, Curb Budget Deficit Bloomberg Cash


Israeli-Grown Produce Could Be on Sale in #UAE by Early November - Bloomberg

Israeli-Grown Produce Could Be on Sale in UAE by Early November - Bloomberg Israeli farmers, who face stiff competition in their main export markets in Europe, might be able to sell their produce in the Persian Gulf as early as November.The United Arab Emirates this week authorized the import of Israeli produce following the two nations’ normalization agreement, Israel’s Agriculture Ministry said in announcing the possible start date.While Israeli exporters have diversified their markets in resp...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Bloomberg, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Persian Gulf, Agriculture Ministry, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Asia Israel


Israelis can now travel to Dubai. The Persian Gulf will never be the same

For decades, Israelis couldn't travel to the UAE and its dazzling city of Dubai -- or vice versa. That's all changed with new diplomatic relations. Find out what residents of Israel and Dubai hope to see once the pandemic eases.
Tags: Israel, Cnn, Dubai, Uae, Persian Gulf


Israel and UAE Open Talks Over Top Secret Oil Pipeline - Bloomberg

Israel and UAE Open Talks Over Top Secret Oil Pipeline - Bloomberg:  Israel and the United Arab Emirates have opened talks over an oil pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Mediterranean and whose operations Israeli officials treat as top secret.  Europe Asia Pipeline Co., controlled by Israel’s government, and UAE-based MED-RED Land Bridge Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the transportation of crude and oil products between the Persian Gulf and Western markets, accor...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Israel, Bloomberg, Iran, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Uae, Mediterranean, Gulf, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Eilat Ashkelon, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, EAPC


No bread, no circuses: The Olympics and climate change

Global warming is making it difficult to organize sporting tournaments, but it's an even greater threat to small local clubs. Meanwhile, Big Sport is taking the lead in climate hypocrisy. This is a good time for last year's snow. Not long ago, this term was used to describe something that has no meaning, that doesn't concern us, that has no value. As the temperature has risen, the situation has changed. The 2014 Olympics in Sochi didn't happen on the freshest of snow, nor did countless World Cup...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Weather, England, Milan, Nbc, Climate Change, Mexico, France, China, Environment, US, Sports, NFL, America, Los Angeles


America's increasingly busy bombers are sending a nuclear message to Russia and China

US Air Force airmen prepare a US Air Force B-52H for take off during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, at RAF Fairford, England, October 23, 2019. US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan The US bomber fleet has been increasingly active, flying closer and closer to sensitive areas over Europe and the Pacific. Those flights are meant to show Moscow and Beijing what the US is capable of, but increasingly provocative flights come with higher risks, writes Michael T. Klare, professor emeritu...
Tags: Europe, England, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Navy, Washington, China, Russia, Defense, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Department Of Defense, Syria, Taiwan


#Dubai Buyout Firm Al Masah Liquidated After Its Founder Banned - Bloomberg

Dubai Buyout Firm Al Masah Liquidated After Its Founder Banned - Bloomberg:Al Masah Capital Ltd., once among the Persian Gulf’s most active private equity companies, is being liquidated after being fined for allegedly misleading investors about fees, according to court filings in the Cayman Islands.The company’s collapse comes after Dubai’s financial watchdog in May penalized Al Masah, its founder Shailesh Dash, and two other executives on accusations that they also provided unauthorized service...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Dubai, Cayman Islands, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Al Masah, Shailesh Dash, Al Masah Capital Ltd


India’s Parsi Community and the Making of Modern Iran: An Interview with Afshin Marashi

Afshin Marashi is Professor and Farzaneh Family Chair in Modern Iranian History at the University of Oklahoma, where from 2011 to 2020 he also served as the founding director of the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies. He is the author most recently of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). His previous books include Nationalizing Iran: Culture, Power, and the State, 1870-1940 (University of Wa...
Tags: Europe, Books, London, Life, La, India, Los Angeles, Iran, Paris, Tehran, Mumbai, Princeton, South Asia, Middle Eastern, Ucla, Bombay


US carrier transits Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier safely transited on Friday through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important chokepoint for oil shipments, the U.S. Navy said, as tensions with Iran continue to simmer. In a “scheduled” maneuver, the U.S. sent the carrier and several other warships through the strait, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf, according to the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th fleet. The Nimitz, America’s oldest carrier in active service, carries some 5,000 sailors and Marines.
Tags: News, US, Iran, Bahrain, Strait Of Hormuz, U S Navy, Persian Gulf, Nimitz America


Why Labor Rules Are Such a Big Issue in Persian Gulf: QuickTake - Bloomberg

Why Labor Rules Are Such a Big Issue in Persian Gulf: QuickTake - Bloomberg:For decades, Gulf Arab states have attracted scrutiny for migrant sponsorship rules widely criticized as abusive to the foreigners who make up large parts of their labor forces. Governments have taken gradual steps to reduce the scope for exploitation under the so-called kafala system, and in August, Qatar became the first to guarantee foreigners a minimum wage regardless of wage or nationality. It says it will ultimatel...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Gulf, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Kafala, QuickTake Bloomberg


"President Trump will preside over a White House signing ceremony Tuesday in which Israel will establish formal ties with two Arab states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, in what Trump calls the flowering of his Middle East peace plan."

"The agreement, called the Abraham Accord in honor of the three Abrahamic religions rooted in what is now Israel and surrounding lands, lays the ground for diplomatic, economic and other ties between Israel and two Persian Gulf neighbors," WaPo reports.Since it's the Washington Post, it's interesting to check the highest rated comment, which is sure to trash Trump. The only question is how. Here:Typical Trumpian PR stunt. How can you negotiate a "peace deal" between countries not at war and that...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, White House, Israel, Middle East, West Bank, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Uae, Trump, Persian Gulf, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy


Akon, the pop star behind hits like 'Smack That,' is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Senegal backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by 'Akoin' and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy.

Akon doesn't want his legacy to be "Smack That." KE International; Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Akon is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion sustainable smart city in Senegal called Akon City. The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center. Residents will pay for everything with his c...
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Bahrain moves toward normalizing relations with Israel

Bahrain joined the United Arab Emirates as the first Persian Gulf countries expressing willingness to end their long-standing refusal to recognize Israel.
Tags: News, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Persian Gulf


Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

By MATTHEW LEE | AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share its wariness of Iran. Trump announced the agreement on Friday, following a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Sport, World news, Iran, Soccer, Egypt


Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures as president as he fights for reelection

FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Back then, Trump made it sound that his plan — “much less expensive and ...
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Middle East Deals: #Saudi Binladin to Hire Advisers for $15 Billion Debt Revamp - Bloomberg

Middle East Deals: Saudi Binladin to Hire Advisers for $15 Billion Debt Revamp - Bloomberg:Saudi Binladin Group plans to hire more advisers to accelerate one of the Middle East’s biggest corporate-debt revamps and tackle its estimated $15 billion debt pile.The kingdom’s top builder reached out to restructuring specialists across the Persian Gulf to assist with reorganizing the business, a spokesman for Jeddah-based SBG said in a text message. The consultants will assist Houlihan Lokey Inc., whic...
Tags: Travel, Middle East, Mecca, Jeddah, Persian Gulf, Houlihan Lokey, Saudi Binladin Group, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Houlihan Lokey Inc, Saudi Binladin, SBG


I was one of the first female fighter helicopter pilots in the US Army. Here's the technique I used to stay motivated while waiting for an assignment.

AH-64 Apache helicopters operate with the expeditionary landing base ship USS Lewis B. Puller during a joint naval and air integration operation in the Persian Gulf, March 27, 2020. US Army/Spc. Cody Rich Shannon Huffman Polson is one of the first female Apache helicopter pilots in the Army; in addition to her military service, she spent five years leading and managing in the corporate sector at Guidant and Microsoft. The following is an excerpt from her new book, "The Grit Factor: Courage,...
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#Saudi Aramco Appoints New CEO for $500 Million Investment Arm - Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco Appoints New CEO for $500 Million Investment Arm - Bloomberg:Saudi Aramco appointed a new chief executive officer to run its $500 million venture capital and investments arm after the previous head departed, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Mahdi Aladel, who formerly led the state energy producer’s base oils and lubricants division, will take over as CEO of Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the infor...
Tags: Travel, Bloomberg, Aramco, Saudi Aramco, Persian Gulf, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, SAEV, Mahdi Aladel, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC, Aladel


US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

By JON GAMBRELL | Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday. The U.S. military’s Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter onto the MT Wila, whose last position appeared to be off the eastern coast of the Unit...
Tags: News, US, America, Sport, World news, Iran, Soccer, United Nations, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Associated Press, IMS, Tehran, Uae, Strait Of Hormuz, Arabian Peninsula


OPEC Middle East Oil Flows Edge Higher on Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg

OPEC Middle East Oil Flows Edge Higher on Easing of Output Cuts - Bloomberg:Oil exports from OPEC’s Middle East producers rose in July after Saudi Arabia and key Persian Gulf allies reversed the voluntary production cuts they had made the previous month. The figures excludes Iran.Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates led the gain in last month’s oil supplies to international markets, with Saudi Arabia increasing less quickly and Iraq barely changed. Saudi producers boosted shipments by 190,000 bar...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, India, Opec, Bloomberg, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, U S Gulf Coast, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Iran Kuwait, China Shipments, OPEC Middle East Oil


U.A.E. Becomes First Arab Nation to Open a Nuclear Power Plant

The launch is raising concerns about the growing number of nuclear programs in the volatile Middle East.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Persian Gulf, Nuclear Energy, United States International Relations, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates, Nahyan, Mohamed bin Zayed al- (1961-


Coronavirus Infection Rates: 10 US States Higher Than Any Country in the World (slashdot)

The New York Times has created a surprising interactive analysis of the number of coronavirus cases (per million residents) in different countries: With its cases surging since mid-June, the United States is squarely in the top 10. Leading the outbreak now are countries in the Persian Gulf, where the virus has spread rapidly among foreign laborers. [Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait.] Rounding out the top 10 are South Africa, Israel and several countries in Latin America. [Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Boli...
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Coronavirus Infection Rates: 10 US States Higher Than Any Country in the World

The New York Times has created a surprising interactive analysis of the number of coronavirus cases (per million residents) in different countries: With its cases surging since mid-June, the United States is squarely in the top 10. Leading the outbreak now are countries in the Persian Gulf, where the virus has spread rapidly among foreign laborers. [Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait.] Rounding out the top 10 are South Africa, Israel and several countries in Latin America. [Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Boli...
Tags: Sweden, US, Tech, Spain, World, United States, Tennessee, New York Times, Kuwait, Latin America, Persian Gulf, Oman Bahrain, United States Italy, South Africa Israel, Panama Brazil Colombia Bolivia


Minister: Iraq to face severe shortages as river flows drop

Iraq's minister of water resources says his country will face severe water shortages if agreements are not forged with neighboring Turkey over Ankara's irrigation and dam projects that have decreased river inflows to Iraq's parched plains. Descending from the mountains of southeast Turkey and coursing through Syria and then Iraq before emptying out in the Persian Gulf, the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are Iraq's main water source and essential to for agriculture.
Tags: News, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Ankara, Persian Gulf, Tigris, Euphrates