The talks among coalition partners on the battle against ISIL fighters were held in Kuwait City on October 27, 2014, with the goal of creating 'an information coalition that is parallel to the military coalition fighting ISIL.
Along with Germany and it's Mittelstand model, the biggest part of Italy's economy is made up of small and medium-sized family firms. Yet a lack of financing and Italy's rigid labour laws have been seen by many as factors stopping SMEs from growing and coming to Italy's economic aid. There are now hopes that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's 'Jobs Act' will boost employment and investment in Italy's businesses and, ultimately, rescue Italy's economy.
International humanitarian actors halted operations in n the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal due to security reasons. There are more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, which has just four million citizens.
Gulf Arab oil exporters will have to reform their state spending and make cuts in some areas because of weak oil prices, concluded finance ministers and central banks governors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at their annual meeting on October 25, 2014 in Kuwait City.
Trade ministers from 12 nations met in Sydney on October 26, 2014, to continue talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which would encompass 40 per cent of the global economy and include 12 nations.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held a round of official talks with President Rafael Correa of Ecuador at the Emir Diwan on October 22, 2014. They were joined by a number of Qatari ministers and members of the delegation accompanying President Correa.
Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met on October 22, 2014, in Beijing, China, to discuss the backdrop of global economic, political and health concerns including slowing growth in China and the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
After four weeks of protests, Hong Kong’s government held talks with the representatives of the Hong Kong Federation of Students on October 21, 2014. The government offered to submit an official report to Beijing that reflects the protesters’ views, but wouldn’t ask China’s leadership to revoke its plan to impose limits on how the city’s leader is elected.
From studying the possibility of opening a branch of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi in 2006 to this week’s announcement of the full installation of the Louvre Abu Dhabi dome structure, The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) is a step closer to completing one of the world’s premier cultural institutions - Louvre Abu Dhabi. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, Louvre Abu Dhabi will encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District.
More than 260 companies from 36 countries attend the Milipol Qatar 2014, an international internal security and police equipment exhibition, in Doha. The exhibition, held every two years between Doha and Paris is sponsored by the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, and emphasises the interrelation between entities and neighbouring authorities.
Mauritania's Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Ould Teguedi, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Sabah, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi met in Baghdad on October 19, 2014, to express solidarity with Iraq and their fight against ISIL.