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BBC journalist arrested during World Cup PR trip to Qatar

A BBC journalist and his crew were thrown in jail by Qatar officials for reporting on working conditions for World Cup labourers, despite being invited to the country by prime minister’s office as part...

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Posted by: Paul May 21, 2015 2:59 PM [UAE]

Ty Say,
Am I the only one who sees commercials on BBC World News.
I am sorry to say that the one who is wrong is you?
BBC World News has a different status than the UK national broadcast.
Qatar and the UAE are their major sponsors, as you can observe by watching BBC World News.
Here is BB World News actual status:

Unlike the BBC's domestic channels, BBC World News is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd., part of the BBC's commercial group of companies and is funded by subscription and advertising revenues, and not by the United Kingdom television license. It is not owned by BBC Worldwide.

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Building into the unknown: What is the business model behind Jeddah's plans for the world's tallest tower?

"The world’s cities are in the midst of a skyscraper building boom,” is the conclusion of the latest Skyscraper Index from real estate analyst Knight Frank this month.Skyscrapers — classed as buildings...

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Posted by: Ty Say May 21, 2015 2:59 PM [UK]

"It also has a good model based on manufacturing & trade, which now needs to extend to services and tourism. "

Mmmm, Dubious! Saudi's ecconomy is almost entirley based in Oil, nothing else.

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Bollywood's Salman Khan applies for court permission to travel to Dubai

Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is currently free on bail after being sentenced to five years in jail for killing a homeless man in Mumbai as part of a drunk driving hit-and-run incident in 2002, on Wednesday...

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Posted by: MML May 21, 2015 2:59 PM [J V V Ltd]

I don't think he should be allowed to travel any where..!! Being sentenced for a crime..

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Is the 'second' Dubai property crash already over?

Back in mid-January this year, I thought the world was coming to an end, again. Dubai World was due to announce the results of its $14.6bn debt restructuring talks, and rumours were rife that a few of...

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Posted by: alex May 21, 2015 2:58 PM [Monaco / Dubai]

The resale market is completely non-existent. Today there is so many properties sitting empty with owners reluctant to put into the rental market for fear of seeing the property as "Used". Compounding this rental market is the fact those owners whom do offer their properties for the rental market or through AirBnB are so grossly over priced they too remain low. If owners would realize these factors there is a great opportunity to compete with the Hotel markets. Sadly something has to give as one mentioned in the comments, only deals being done are off-plan as financing is favorable but an exit for such buyers is 10 years out.

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FIFA sponsors Visa express "grave concern" over Qatar workers

FIFA sponsors Visa have expressed "grave concern" at the conditions of migrant workers in 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar."We continue to be troubled by the reports coming out of Qatar related to the World...

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Posted by: Anon May 21, 2015 2:57 PM [France]

The civilized world really must wake up and deal with these serial abusers.

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Bank staff jailed for stealing $6.6m from customer

Two senior bank managers found guilty of stealing $6.67 million (AED25 million) from a customer have been sentenced to 7 years in jail.Gulf News reports that a Lebanese woman and an American man, with...

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Posted by: Mark Z May 21, 2015 12:49 PM [Italy]

How about printing pictures of the culprits to make others aware of these crooks?

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Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa reveals new movie plan

Pioneering Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa is reteaming with Image Nation Abu Dhabi on his next feature, The Worthy, which will go into production later this year.The From A to B director will be joined...

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Posted by: Navneet Samuel May 21, 2015 9:23 AM [India]

Dear Sir,

I have a movie theme which i want to share with you personally. Let me know if you are interested.

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UAE residents caught in million-dollar, global fake degree scam

UAE residents have allegedly bought fake university certificates from a Pakistani media company accused of a global fake degrees scam that has netted it tens of millions of dollars.The New York Times has...

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Posted by: tfg May 21, 2015 9:24 AM [saudi arabia]

Got a few of those calls in previous years with the heavily accented South Asians pretending to be calling from the US or UK.

I play along as dumb as the people working in the scamming call center, then turn to profanity, always ends hilarious.

Awareness must be raised to the desperate and potential victims, if its too good to be true, it probably isn't....

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Emirates adds Benfica to sports sponsorship portfolio

Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced a three-year shirt sponsorship agreement with Portugal’s most successful football club, Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Benfica).Just months after Emirates partnered with...

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Posted by: Tone Ferreira May 21, 2015 9:25 AM [Portugal]

My love is RED and my dream is GOLD!
My club is SL BENFICA and I shall fly like the EAGLE!

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Exclusive: Qatar eyes underwater TV broadcast studio for FIFA World Cup 2022

Qatar is considering building an underwater broadcast studio for use during TV coverage for the FIFA World Cup in 2022, a designer working on potential plans for the project has revealed.“The project we...

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Posted by: speckled hen fan May 20, 2015 8:56 PM [uae]

Hahaha! It's a joke, right?

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