DUBAI (Reuters) -Expo 2020 Dubai, the huge world fair which opened this week, said on Saturday three workers had died and 72 were seriously hurt during six years of construction, defending its accident rate as less than half that of building work in Britain.
DOHA Voters chose none of the 26 women who stood for election in Qatar's first legislative elections on Saturday, disappointing candidates who had wanted to lend a voice for women and other Qataris in the Gulf monarchy's political process.
DOHA (Reuters) -Qataris voted on Saturday in the Gulf Arab state's first legislative elections for two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, a process that has stirred domestic debate about electoral inclusion and citizenship. | Video
DOHA, Oct 2 Qataris began voting on Saturday in
the Gulf Arab state's first legislative elections for two-thirds
of the advisory Shura Council in a vote that has stirred
domestic debate about electoral inclusion and citizenship.
DUBAI Authorities have let people make calls over WhatsApp and other internet apps in the grounds of the Expo 2020 Dubai world fair, opening up a chink in a ban that has long frustrated businesses and residents.
(Amends par. 3 with statement from Wizz Financial clarifying that the BFC acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval)
DUBAI, Sept 23 The United Arab Emirates central
bank has approved Wizz Financial's acquisition of currency firm
UAE Exchange, a unit of troubled London-listed payment firm
Finablr, financial technology company Wizz Financial said.
DUBAI Donors pledged an additional $600 million to tackle Yemen's humanitarian crisis on Wednesday, as the United Nations and other aid agencies warned that vital aid programmes would be cut this year without more funding.
DUBAI Bahrain has conditionally released 30 prisoners under new rules allowing electronic monitoring and home detention instead, the government and activists said on Wednesday. Almost all those freed are considered political detainees by rights groups.
DUBAI Israel and the United Arab Emirates, which normalised relations a year ago, are looking to Dubai's Expo world fair in October to boost bilateral trade, which now stands at around $712 million.