Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en World leaders pledge to use "all means necessary" to defeat IS http://www.albawaba.com/node/604403 <p><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/15/World-leaders-pledge-to-use-any-means-necessary-to-defeat-Islamic-State/6831410797769/?spt=sec&amp;or=tn" target="_blank">At an international gathering in Paris </a>to discuss peace and security in Iraq, world leaders from more than 30 countries pledged Monday to use "any means necessary" to defeat the Islamic State, also known by its English and Arabic acronyms as ISIL, Daesh or Daech.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/604403" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/World-leaders-pledge-to-use-any-means-necessary-to-defeat-Islamic-State.jpg" alt="The conference was co-chaired by French President Francois Hollande and Iraqi President Fouad Massoum. (Photo courtesy of UPI)" title="The conference was co-chaired by French President Francois Hollande and Iraqi President Fouad Massoum. (Photo courtesy of UPI)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.upi.com" title="UPI NewsTrack" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI NewsTrack" border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2014. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/604403" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/604403#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines International Iraq Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:44 +0000 604403 at http://www.albawaba.com Forbes Middle East reveals the region's 200 most powerful women http://www.albawaba.com/business/mena-women-economic-participation--604405 <p><a href="http://www.forbesmiddleeast.com/" target="_blank">Forbes Middle East</a> has unveiled its coveted 2014 ranking of The 200 Most Powerful Arab Women. Published in the September issue of the renowned business publication, this year’s impressive lineup includes inspirational and accomplished women from family business and government, as well as top C-level executives in the corporate sphere. Of the 200 Most Powerful Arab Women ranking, Egypt dominates with 29 entries. The largest economy in the region—Saudi Arabia—has 27, followed closely by the UAE, with 26 entries.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/mena-women-economic-participation--604405" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Saudi_women.jpg" alt=" Female workforce participation stands at an estimate of just 24% in the Middle East, but the region’s women are proving their worth." title=" Female workforce participation stands at an estimate of just 24% in the Middle East, but the region’s women are proving their worth." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.saudigazette.com.sa" title="The Saudi Gazette" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1526.png" title="The Saudi Gazette" border="0" /></a> © Copyright 2014 The Saudi Gazette. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/mena-women-economic-participation--604405" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/mena-women-economic-participation--604405#comments BUSINESS Economy & Trade Featured Articles Middle East Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:27:50 +0000 604405 at http://www.albawaba.com The 'ironic' struggle for Turkey's internet freedom http://www.albawaba.com/business/istanbul-internet-freedom-604401 <p>Such paradoxes and such irony... <a href="http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/opinion/an-internet-freedom-summit-in-turkey-really_26530" target="_blank">Only a week after hosting the ninth Internet Governance Forum (IGF),</a> Ankara struck back at criticism of government Internet policies with full force.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/istanbul-internet-freedom-604401" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/276153-internet.jpg" alt="There is irony in the very title of the spot-on prediction made by Freedom House, which issued a comprehensive report: “The Struggle for Turkey&#039;s Internet." title="There is irony in the very title of the spot-on prediction made by Freedom House, which issued a comprehensive report: “The Struggle for Turkey&#039;s Internet." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.cihanmedia.com" title="Cihan News Agency (CNA)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/223.png" title="Cihan News Agency (CNA)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 Cihan News Agency. All right reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/istanbul-internet-freedom-604401" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/istanbul-internet-freedom-604401#comments BUSINESS IT & Telecom Featured Articles Turkey Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:10:59 +0000 604401 at http://www.albawaba.com Falcao thanks Manchester United fans after 'fantastic' debut http://www.albawaba.com/sport/falcao-thanks-manchester-united-fans-after-fantastic-debut-604399 <p>Radamel Falcao has thanked Manchester United fans for their support and admits it was "fantastic" to make his debut in Sunday's 4-0 win over QPR at Old Trafford. Falcao, who joined United on a lucrative season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day, came on to a rapturous welcome on 67 minutes as goals from Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata gave Louis van Gaal his first Premier League victory.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/falcao-thanks-manchester-united-fans-after-fantastic-debut-604399" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/falcao_man_utd.jpg" alt="Radamel Falcao" title="Radamel Falcao" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/falcao-thanks-manchester-united-fans-after-fantastic-debut-604399" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/falcao-thanks-manchester-united-fans-after-fantastic-debut-604399#comments Sport Football Main headlines UK Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:42:47 +0000 604399 at http://www.albawaba.com Kuwait's KNPC names advisor for $12 billion Clean Fuels Project http://www.albawaba.com/business/kuwait-desalination-refinery-project-604397 <p>Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) has chosen National Bank of Kuwait’s investment banking arm to advise it on financing options for its multi-billion-dollar&nbsp;Clean&nbsp;Fuels Project, the bank said on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/kuwait-desalination-refinery-project-604397" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/CM3236499REFINERY.jpg" alt="Under the project, the capacity of the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery will drop to 347,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 466,000, while Mina Abdulla refinery’s capacity will rise to 454,000 bpd from 270,000." title="Under the project, the capacity of the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery will drop to 347,000 barrels per day (bpd) from 466,000, while Mina Abdulla refinery’s capacity will rise to 454,000 bpd from 270,000." class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/kuwait-desalination-refinery-project-604397" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/kuwait-desalination-refinery-project-604397#comments BUSINESS Industry Main headlines Kuwait Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:37:50 +0000 604397 at http://www.albawaba.com If only the quality rankings matched, the UAE comes as world's seventh most expensive place for university education http://www.albawaba.com/business/dubai-university-tuition-cost-604391 <p>International university education in the UAE is highly expensive, with the country ranking sixth globally in terms of overall costs, according to a new report from HSBC.</p> <p>The total cost of a university education – including average cost of living and university fees – stands at $30,472 per year in the UAE.</p> <p>However, the country was also rated the third best globally by UAE parents in terms of <a href="http://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/quality-is-the-biggest-challenge-facing-uaes-education" target="_blank">its educational quality.</a></p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/dubai-university-tuition-cost-604391" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/American_University_Sharjah.jpg" alt="Also, the most popular university degrees for people in the UAE, according to another report from HSBC, are business and engineering, which are typically more expensive than non-vocational degrees. " title="Also, the most popular university degrees for people in the UAE, according to another report from HSBC, are business and engineering, which are typically more expensive than non-vocational degrees. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. 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As such, a watch tells you a lot about the person wearing it, and the chances are that there is a personal story behind it.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/apple-new-smartwatch-604387" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/apple2.jpg" alt="The much-anticipated Apple Watch was finally unveiled last week, and IDC believes it addresses many of the concerns that had been troubling the segment" title="The much-anticipated Apple Watch was finally unveiled last week, and IDC believes it addresses many of the concerns that had been troubling the segment" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. 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France will have home advantage, at a venue to be decided, when they stage the 2014 final in two months' time, but Federer's Switzerland will be the firm favourites.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/federer-switzerland-davis-cup-final-604383" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/us_open_federer.jpg" alt="Roger Federer" title="Roger Federer" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk" title="The Independent" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1580.png" title="The Independent" border="0" /></a> Copyright © Independent Print Limited </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/federer-switzerland-davis-cup-final-604383" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/federer-switzerland-davis-cup-final-604383#comments Sport Main headlines Other sports International Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:26:20 +0000 604383 at http://www.albawaba.com Iran and the U.S. will not work together in fight against IS http://www.albawaba.com/node/604371 <p>Iran's Supreme Leader&nbsp;<a class="tpstyle" title="Ayatollah Ali Khamenei" href="http://www.upi.com/topic/Ayatollah_Ali_Khamenei/">Ayatollah Ali Khamenei</a>&nbsp;said Monday that Iran has rejected America's invitation to <a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/09/15/Iran-declines-to-join-US-led-coalition-against-Islamic-State/5511410793642/?spt=sec&amp;or=tn" target="_blank">join an international coalition</a> to counter the Islamic State.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/604371" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/b0038665-9234-4df2-84fa-79157b8942b6_16x9_600x338.jpg" alt="Khamenei denounced U.S. claims of targeted airstrikes against IS militants as &quot;lies.&quot; (AFP/File)" title="Khamenei denounced U.S. claims of targeted airstrikes against IS militants as &quot;lies.&quot; (AFP/File)" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.upi.com" title="UPI NewsTrack" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/358.png" title="UPI NewsTrack" border="0" /></a> Copyright © UPI, 2014. All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/604371" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/604371#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines The Iranian File Iran Iraq United States Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:00:36 +0000 604371 at http://www.albawaba.com Talk about an employment rush: 86% of GCC firms will be hiring in the next three years http://www.albawaba.com/business/gulf-countries-jobs-employmnets-604367 <p>Around 86 per cent of the companies in the GCC are planning to increase their headcount in the next three years, according to a new survey by<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEI_Investments_Company" target="_blank"> investment service provider SEI.</a></p> <p>The majority of small companies in the region are aiming to grow staff numbers by more than 10 per cent, indicating rising optimism among businesses.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/gulf-countries-jobs-employmnets-604367" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/Employment_55.jpg" alt="The majority of small companies in the region are aiming to grow staff numbers by more than 10 per cent, indicating rising optimism among businesses. " title="The majority of small companies in the region are aiming to grow staff numbers by more than 10 per cent, indicating rising optimism among businesses. " class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/325.png" title="Gulf Business" border="0" /> © Motivate Publishing. All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/gulf-countries-jobs-employmnets-604367" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/gulf-countries-jobs-employmnets-604367#comments BUSINESS Industry Main headlines GCC Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:44:02 +0000 604367 at http://www.albawaba.com