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Trump’s Middle East accord is the illusion of peace

Israel normalized relations with the Arab states Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, in an accord partially brokered by the Trump administration. These are only the third and fourth Arab states to recognise Israel. That makes this a very big deal. But it’s hardly “the dawn of a new Middle East,” […]
Trump’s Middle East accord is the illusion of peace
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Bahrain threatens legal action against people who follow government critics on Twitter

Bahrain threatened people who follow accounts which criticise its government that they will be held “legally accountable” in a tweet posted Thursday. The threat comes alongside a broader crackdown on online dissent by the Middle Eastern nation. Bahrain recently altered its anti-terror laws to make running anti-government accounts punishable by […]
Bahrain threatens legal action against people who follow government critics on Twitter
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$20 billion alternative investor shares his favourite long-term themes

Rishi Kapoor is the CEO of Investcorp, a Bahrain-based alternative investment firm with over $US20 billion under management and a long-term investment outlook. In US real estate, Kapoor likes warehouses and distribution centres in urban hubs that will support the massive shift to e-commerce. Kapoor also like multi-family residential in […]
$20 billion alternative investor shares his favourite long-term themes
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These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries

Economics and security are closely connected. A strong economy and safe citizenry each enables the improvement of the other. The World Economic Forum takes a nation’s security into account for its annual “Global Competitiveness Report,” focusing on the threats that organised crime, terrorism, homicide rates, and reliability of its police […]
These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries
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RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world

Size doesn’t always mean wealth when it comes to the world’s richest countries, according to data published in April by the International Monetary Fund. Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world’s nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita […]
RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world