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Lisa Barrington

Dubai Expo says it recorded 3 construction fatalities, lower accident rate than UK

Oct 03 2021

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.

"I am not weak": Qatari women unsuccessful in first legislative elections

Oct 03 2021

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.

Qatar's first legislative elections see 63.5% voter turnout

Oct 02 2021

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

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Qataris vote in country's first legislative elections

Oct 02 2021

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.

UAE block on internet calls eases for Expo 2020 site visitors

Sep 29 2021

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.

UAE central bank approves Wizz Financial's acquisition of UAE Exchange

Sep 26 2021

(Amends par. 3 with statement from Wizz Financial clarifying that the BFC acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval)

CORRECTED-UAE central bank approves Wizz Financial's acquisition of UAE Exchange

Sep 23 2021

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.

Donors pledge additional $600 million to avoid Yemen aid cuts

Sep 22 2021

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.

Bahrain releases some political prisoners under new law

Sep 15 2021

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 Expo in focus as UAE racks up $700 million of trade with Israel since normalisation

Aug 13 2021

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.

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