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Tensions have flared in Lebanon after President Michel Aoun urged protesters to go home, sparking a new wave of demonstrations during which a man was shot by a soldier who opened fire to disperse people blocking roads south of the capital, Beirut. The shooting in Khaldeh on Tuesday was the first of its kind in nearly a month of mass protests calling for an overhaul of Lebanon's political system and the departure of the ruling elite over a dire economic crisis. More: Hassan Nasrallah: Corruption investigators should 'start with us' Lebanese banks face threats, as Hariri aims for neutral cabinet Lebanon students skip school as protesters eye state institutions The man who was killed was a member
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has attended a reception hosted by Rashid Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamsi on the occasion of the wedding of his son. A number of Sheikhs and officials attended the event.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain announced on Tuesday their participation in this year's Arabian Gulf Cup tournament in Qatar. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation in a tweet said it had accepted the invitation to participate in the soccer competition, held from November 24 to December 6. Meanwhile, the UAE Football Association announced its participation after receiving a renewed invitation from the Arabian Gulf Cup Federation, the state news agency WAM reported.
- Arabian Business
Saudi Arabia has granted 73 foreigners “premium” residency under a new programme to attract overseas investment by enabling selected people to buy property and do business without a Saudi sponsor. The kingdom received thousands of applications after offering permanent residency for 800,000 riyals ($213,000) or a one-year renewable permit for 100,000 riyals. The first batch of recipients come from 19 countries and include investors, doctors, engineers and financiers, according to a statement Monday from the government's Premium Residency Centre. It didn't detail how many were granted permanent residency. The programme, approved in May, is the latest sign of how the kingdom is rethinking the role
(CNN) - Welcoming diners such as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, sporting icon David Beckham and superstar musician Ed Sheeran would be enough to make any restaurateur weep with joy. The three headline-makers all visited Wagyumafia's The Butcher's Kitchen restaurant in the span of just a few weeks, all happily posing alongside Hamada -- and his trademark $185 Chateaubriand steak sandwich. In fact, Beckham is such a fan that whenever he's in Hong Kong or Tokyo, he visits one of the Wagyumafia restaurants. He even flew Hamada to Indonesia to cook at a private family party. They're not alone. Movie director Guy Ritchie and Russian DJ Zedd have also happily tucked in. During the recent Rugby World Cup,
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Iran accused European nations trying to salvage the moribund 2015 nuclear deal of hypocrisy for criticising and threatening to reimpose sanctions after Tehran took a major step away from the historic agreement. Iran's president and foreign minister on Tuesday said the UK, France, Germany, and the European Union have failed to uphold their end of the bargain to protect Tehran from "maximum pressure" sanctions imposed by the United States in the wake of Washington's withdrawal from the deal in 2018. On Tuesday, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran only began scaling back its nuclear commitments a year after the US withdrawal to give the other parties time to uphold their pledges under the Joint
- Arabian Business
Salaries are not the main reason employees in the Gulf region seek to change jobs, according to the Hays Employee Attrition in the GCC Report 2019. The research by the global recruiting group shows working professionals in the Gulf look to move companies to 'start a new career' or for 'lack of future opportunities' in their workplace. “While salary is important, how an employee performs and how long they choose to stay with an employer is hugely influenced by the career development opportunities offered to them,” according to Chris Greaves, Managing Director of Hays Middle East. This is particularly true for 'Generation Z' consisting of those born after 1995, who unlike the older generation,