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Global steel demand to increase 2.1% in 2018

Global steel demand will reach 1,657.9 Mt in 2018, an increase of 2.1% over 2017, World Steel Association (worldsteel) said Monday in its Short Range Outlook (SRO) during its bi-annual meeting Tokyo, Japan.

 

Half of the world's poor are children, says UN

Half of the world’s poor are children and 20 per cent of people in Arab states are living in poverty, a new study released by the UN today shows.
 
The Arab countries' poorest state was again Yemen, but statistics from 2013 do not show the intensity of the situation today.
 
 

Bahrain ranked best expat destination worldwide

Bahrain leads the list of the best destinations for expatriates for the second year thanks to great results for working abroad and the ease of settling in, said InterNations, a global information site for people who live and work abroad, in a new report.
 
The kingdom received particularly good ratings for working abroad and the ease of settling in (1st in both categories) as well as family life (7th out of 50 countries), added the Expat Insider 2018 Survey.
 
 

Obama bombs 7th country in 6 years

Source : RT / 24 Sep 2014

American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.

 

World to see more people displaced

Source : AP / 18 Sep 2014

Natural disasters displaced almost 22 million people around the world last year and aid workers say they expect to see that number rise in the future, according to a report issued by a Norwegian humanitarian group on Wednesday.

 

Poll: Only 10 percent of Gazans would vote for Abbas

Source : Maan / 17 Sep 2014

Only 10 percent of Palestinians in Gaza would vote for current president Mahmoud Abbas if elections were held now, according the results of a recent poll released Tuesday.

Some 29.8 percent would vote for senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh, who headed the former government in the Strip, the poll, conducted by the Gaza-based House of Wisdom Institute, showed.

 

Developing world faces water, energy crises

Source : KhaleejTimes / 06 Sep 2014

In a report, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth’s limited resources.

“Demand for freshwater and energy will continue to increase over the coming decades to meet the needs of growing populations and economies, changing lifestyles and evolving consumption patterns, greatly amplifying existing pressures on limited natural resources and on ecosystems,” the report said.

 

Petroleum producers ‘shift attention from Mideast’

By John Kemp / reuters / 19 Aug 2014

Following four decades of war, sanctions, nationalisation and unrest, oil and gas producers are gradually adjusting to rely less on the Middle East.

The countries around the Gulf and on the Arabian Peninsula still contain the greatest concentration of giant and super-giant fields anywhere in the world and have some of the most attractive oil and gas geology.

 

Over 430,000 people murdered worldwide, says new study

Source : UN Multimedia / 11 Apr 2014

More than 430,000 people were murdered around the world in 2012 according to a new report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The "Global Study on Homicide", released in London on Thursday, reveals that almost half of the homicides are in Africa and the Americas.

 

On Palestinian Children Day, Half of Population under 18

Source : WAFA / 07 Apr 2014

Marking the occasion of Palestinian Children Day on April 5, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) Thursday said that children under the age of 18 make up almost 2 million of a total 4.29 million Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

 
 

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