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The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked about the impact the country's isolation will have on the hundreds of thousands of expat workers building new World Cup venues.
The 32-team World Cup is usually a global gold mine for FIFA and its sponsors, which pay up to $50 million to have their brands associated with the event. But so far, sponsors aren't flocking to align their brands with the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
In a letter to FIFA, a Dutch labor organization asked soccer's international governing body to pay damages to a Bangladeshi migrant worker by the end of this month or face a court case in Zurich.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s six member countries — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman – are home to more than 60 percent of the world’s water desalination facilities. The majority of clean drinking water ...
Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from the Mediterranean shores of North Africa to the posh cities within the oil-rich Gulf nations.
Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order to bring price stability. But those talks ended in acrimony and with no agreement on prices.
Male, capital of the Maldives, is certainly compact, with its population density ranking among the highest on Earth. This city of over 100,000, however, has become an environmental nightmare.
In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
Imagine if goods and services, and of course people, could move freely from Kuwait to Muscat without the need for long truck hauls and expensive air travel.
Social media is definitely flourishing in the Middle East, particularly the Gulf region, as a recently issued infographic states.
Could it become possible to take the train from Abu Dhabi to Doha in 2018? A 1,350-mile long Gulf railway system could soon link the GCC countries.