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June 20, 2017

Construction works are advancing rapidly across all of the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums and infrastructure sites for the tournament. After the recent opening of Khalifa International Stadium as the first venue for 2022, seven more stadiums are in different stages of construction, and Al Wakrah Stadium will be among the next to be completed at the end of next year.



SES Networks and Primacom to Deliver High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Vessels in Asia-Pacific
June 26, 2017
(ME NewsWire)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with leading Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom (PT Primacom Interbuana). Primacom will use SES Networks’ Maritime+ service to deliver the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels operating in Asia-Pacific region. The innovative fully-managed service will enable Primacom to double broadband speeds for connecting vessels traversing international and domestic maritime routes within the Asia-Pacific region. SES Networks’ Maritime+ service combines SES’s global ground and space infrastructure to deliver the highest levels of reliability and connectivity......
GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches around the World
June 26, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) solutions by several of the world’s leading mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Verizon and Vodafone. China Mobile"...

Barclays Executives Charged with Paying $400 Million in Kickbacks to Qatar
June 25, 2017

It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.

In the UK on Tuesday, the Barclays Bank and four of its former senior executives were criminally charged following a five-year investigation by the British Serious Fraud"...

June 25, 2017

The word kafala has two distinct meanings in classical Arabic: to guarantee and to take care of. The kafala system is a time-honored tradition of hospitality, which lays down obligations in the treatment and protection of foreign guests. The customary grant of protection of guests originated from the Bedouins. It is a noble principle, but contemporary practice has been marred by criticisms over"...

June 25, 2017

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar Bin Mohammed Gargash, has said that diplomacy is the priority for the solution of the crisis with Qatar despite the leaking by Qatar of the demands of the four countries, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt.

The leaking of the demands has undermined the Kuwaiti mediation and has taken the crisis back to “Square One,” he said.

Dr. Gargash was speaking during a press conference held at the Dubai office of the Ministry of Foreign"...