Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en SodaStream relocating factory from West Bank http://www.albawaba.com/node/617547 <p><a href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/10/30/SodaStream-to-close-controversial-West-Bank-factory/1031414681346/?spt=sec&amp;or=tn" target="_blank">An Israeli maker of home carbonation systems </a>said Thursday it would close a West Bank factory that prompted a call to <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pro-palestine-boycott-israel-impact-617501" target="_blank">boycott the company's products</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/617547" 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/sodastream-plant.jpg" alt="SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP) " title="SodaStream International Ltd. announced the plant in the Mishor Adumin industrial zone will close in 2015. (File/AFP) " 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/617547" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/617547#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:00:42 +0000 617547 at http://www.albawaba.com An update regarding Jules Bianchi http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-accident-617555 <p>Jules Bianchi’s family has issued a further update on the Frenchman’s condition. Here is the full text distributed on their behalf by the Marussia F1 TeamThe family of Jules Bianchi would like to issue the following statement, by way of an update on Jules’ medical condition. The Marussia F1 Team is supporting the family by facilitating its communication.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/jules-bianchi-accident-617555" 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/Jules-Bianchi-accident.jpg" alt="Jules Bianchi" title="Jules Bianchi" 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"> © 2014 Al Bawaba (<a href="http://www.albawaba.com">www.albawaba.com</a>) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-accident-617555" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/jules-bianchi-accident-617555#comments Sport Football Main headlines International Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:44:34 +0000 617555 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel recalls ambassador from Sweden http://www.albawaba.com/node/617553 <p><a href="http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/186827#.VFJ_LPmUcdw">Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman </a>has recalled Israel's ambassador to Sweden&nbsp;Isaac Bachman&nbsp;Thursday, following the Swedish government's decision to officially recognize "Palestine" as a state.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/617553" 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/sweeden-pm-stephan.jpg" alt="Stockholm&#039;s foreign minister announced the decision to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as &quot;the State of Palestine.&quot; (AFP/File) " title="Stockholm&#039;s foreign minister announced the decision to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as &quot;the State of Palestine.&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.israelnationalnews.com" title="Arutz Sheva" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1664.png" title="Arutz Sheva" border="0" /></a> © Arutz Sheva, All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/node/617553" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/node/617553#comments NEWS Conflict With Israel Main headlines Israel Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:00:34 +0000 617553 at http://www.albawaba.com Israel to reopen Al Aqsa Mosque Friday http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-reopen-al-aqsa-mosque-friday-617551 <p>Israeli authorities made the decision to reopen the Al Aqsa Mosque for Muslim worshippers on Friday.</p> <p>Israel blocked access to the Al Aqsa mosque on Thursday after clashes erupted following the death of a Palestinian suspect wanted for killing a right-wing Jewish activist. While Israel previously restricted access to Palestinians under the age of 65 multiple times over the last two months, the Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000.</p> <p>Police said Muslim men above the age of 50 and women of all ages may attend Friday’s weekly prayers.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israel-reopen-al-aqsa-mosque-friday-617551" 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/al-aqsa-mosque.jpg" alt="The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)" title="The Al Aqsa Mosque was completely closed for the first time since 2000. (File/AFP)" 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.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-reopen-al-aqsa-mosque-friday-617551" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israel-reopen-al-aqsa-mosque-friday-617551#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:07:56 +0000 617551 at http://www.albawaba.com Israeli security forces clash with Palestinians in East Jerusalem http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-security-forces-clash-palestinians-east-jerusalem-617545 <p>There are <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2014/10/30/israeli-security-and-palestinians-clash-in-east-jerusalem/" target="_blank">fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising</a> following the outbreak of clashes in East&nbsp;Jerusalem.</p> <p>It comes after <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-police-kill-palestinian-suspected-shooting-right-wing-jew-617275" target="_blank">Israeli&nbsp;police&nbsp;shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man </a>suspected of having tried late last night to kill a far-right Jewish activist.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/israeli-security-forces-clash-palestinians-east-jerusalem-617545" 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/West-Bank-clashes-008__for_jan2014.jpg" alt="There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP) " title="There are fresh fears of a new Palestinian uprising following the outbreak of clashes in East Jerusalem. (File/AFP) " 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.euronews.com/" title="euronews" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1731.png" title="euronews" border="0" /></a> Copyright © euronews 2014 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-security-forces-clash-palestinians-east-jerusalem-617545" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/israeli-security-forces-clash-palestinians-east-jerusalem-617545#comments NEWS Main headlines Palestinian Arena Palestine Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:24:01 +0000 617545 at http://www.albawaba.com And they said BDS is BS! Sodastream shuts down factory as profits slide http://www.albawaba.com/business/pro-palestine-boycott-israel-impact-617501 <p>Sodastream, the Israeli maker of fizzy drink machines, will close its West Bank factory after coming <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/sodastream-israel-palestine-550913">under intense pressure from pro-Palestine groups.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/pro-palestine-boycott-israel-impact-617501" 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/Scarlett-Johansson-Sodastream-620x310.jpg" alt="Yesterday, SodaStream said its third-quarter revenue fell 13 per cent to $125.9 million from $144.6 million a year earlier." title="Yesterday, SodaStream said its third-quarter revenue fell 13 per cent to $125.9 million from $144.6 million a year earlier." 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.israelnationalnews.com" title="Arutz Sheva" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1664.png" title="Arutz Sheva" border="0" /></a> © Arutz Sheva, All Rights Reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/pro-palestine-boycott-israel-impact-617501" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/pro-palestine-boycott-israel-impact-617501#comments BUSINESS Industry Main headlines Israel Palestine Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:22 +0000 617501 at http://www.albawaba.com The UAE may no longer be a dry desert, but it certainly is dry on liquidity http://www.albawaba.com/business/uae-liquidity-crunch-617497 <p>Look at computer models for the Venice-like Arabian Canal proposed for central Dubai, or the plans for the world's biggest shopping mall, and it seems as if the collapse of the UAE real estate market six years ago never happened.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/business/uae-liquidity-crunch-617497" 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/construction_in_lebanon.jpg" alt="Such difficulties illustrate the perils of the Gulf&#039;s construction market" title="Such difficulties illustrate the perils of the Gulf&#039;s construction market" 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.tradearabia.com/" title="Trade Arabia" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/6.png" title="Trade Arabia" border="0" /></a> Copyright 2014 Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/business/uae-liquidity-crunch-617497" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/business/uae-liquidity-crunch-617497#comments BUSINESS Construction & Real Estate Featured Articles UAE Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:37:06 +0000 617497 at http://www.albawaba.com McDonald`s to sponsor Qatar World Cup 2022 http://www.albawaba.com/sport/mcdonald-qatar-world-cup-2022-617485 <p>McDonald`s Corp. signed up to extend its sponsorship of the Qatar World Cup 2022 on Thursday.</p> <p>The fast food giant is looking forward to&nbsp;Qatar&nbsp;2022 so early, shrugging off doubts whether the World Cup tournament will be held in Qatar or another country, being delayed or not.</p> <p>McDonald`s will chiefly be the sponsor of the child mascots; the ones that accompany the football players onto the field before each match of the World Cup.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/mcdonald-qatar-world-cup-2022-617485" 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/2022.jpg" alt="Qatar World Cup 2022 logo" title="Qatar World Cup 2022 logo" 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.icn.com/" title="ICN.com Financial Markets" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/397.png" title="ICN.com Financial Markets" border="0" /></a> ©2014 ICN.COM. 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(AFP/File)" title="The Iraqis were taken from their villages Wednesday night. (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.albawaba.com" title="Albawaba.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/176.png" title="Albawaba.com" border="0" /></a> © 2000 - 2014 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com) </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/mass-grave-150-bodies-found-iraq-617477" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/news/mass-grave-150-bodies-found-iraq-617477#comments NEWS Development In Iraq Main headlines Iraq Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:05:24 +0000 617477 at http://www.albawaba.com