Geography of Asia

Press release - MEPs approve €585 million to support Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12:04am

485 million have been earmarked to keep funding the two main EU humanitarian support actions in Turkey, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE).

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  • 485 million have been earmarked to keep funding the two main EU humanitarian support actions in Turkey, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) and the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE).
  • Host communities and refugees (Syrian refugees and Palestinian refugees from Syria) in Jordan and Lebanon will be supported with a total of 100 million.
  • This money will be used to fund projects that offer access to education, support livelihoods and provide health, sanitation, water and waste services, as well as social protection.
  • Detailed information is available in the Commissions proposal and in the Parliaments report.

Mission to Mars: UAE Set to Become First Arab Nation to Explore Other Planets

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:59pm

First announced in 2014, the Emirates Mars Mission represents the culmination of an innovative knowledge transfer and development program between the UAE and international partners.

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  • First announced in 2014, the Emirates Mars Mission represents the culmination of an innovative knowledge transfer and development program between the UAE and international partners.
  • "In six short years, the Emirates Mars Mission program has created a brand-new industry that is transforming the UAE's science community," said UAE Minister of Advanced Technology Sarah Al Amiri.
  • In 2019, Hazza Al Mansouri, the UAE's first astronaut, set out on a historic mission to the International Space Station.
  • The UAE Embassy in Washington, DC will host a virtual watch party for the historic scheduled launch of the Emirates Mars Mission.

Ministers questioned on prisoners sentenced to death in Bahrain

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:05am

The Foreign Secretary was asked an urgent question on the status of two prisoners in Bahrain who have been given the death penalty following torture.

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  • The Foreign Secretary was asked an urgent question on the status of two prisoners in Bahrain who have been given the death penalty following torture.
  • Two democracy rights activists in Bahrain, Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa, were arrested in 2014 after they questioned the death of a policeman.
  • After pressure from the international community, an internal review later reported that there were signs the men had been tortured.
  • However, Bahraini courts upheld the conviction, and the country's Court of Cassation is expected toconfirm the death penalty.

Ministers questioned on prisoners sentenced to death in Bahrain

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:04am

The Foreign Secretary was asked an urgent question on the status of two prisoners in Bahrain who have been given the death penalty following torture.

Key Points: 
  • The Foreign Secretary was asked an urgent question on the status of two prisoners in Bahrain who have been given the death penalty following torture.
  • Two democracy rights activists in Bahrain, Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa, were arrested in 2014 after they questioned the death of a policeman.
  • After pressure from the international community, an internal review later reported that there were signs the men had been tortured.
  • However, Bahraini courts upheld the conviction, and the country's Court of Cassation is expected toconfirm the death penalty.

Mining Provider Xive Rolls Out Rebrand and Free Educational Platform on Mining and Crypto

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:48pm

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.

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  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.
  • Besides hashpower sharing, Xive offers its clients mining hardware accommodation starting from$0.042 per KWh.
  • Learning platform Xive Academy includes a set of educational articles on the company website and a series of free webinars, dedicated to the basics of mining and cryptocurrencies.
  • Xive is an officially registered Kazakhstan-based mining provider that offers remote mining and hardware accommodation services.

Mining Provider Xive Rolls Out Rebrand and Free Educational Platform on Mining and Crypto

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:44pm

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.

Key Points: 
  • NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan, July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kazakhstan-based mining provider Xive announced mining capacities empowerment and the launch of an updated site on July 9th.
  • Besides hashpower sharing, Xive offers its clients mining hardware accommodation starting from$0.042 per KWh.
  • Learning platform Xive Academy includes a set of educational articles on the company website and a series of free webinars, dedicated to the basics of mining and cryptocurrencies.
  • Xive is an officially registered Kazakhstan-based mining provider that offers remote mining and hardware accommodation services.

Hill International Selected as Consultant for Luxury Development in Pakistan

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:30pm

PHILADELPHIA and ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL) (Hill), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it was selected to provide construction consultancy services for Elite Reverie, a multi-million dollar, luxury-living development in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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  • PHILADELPHIA and ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hill International (NYSE:HIL) (Hill), the global leader in managing construction risk, announced today that it was selected to provide construction consultancy services for Elite Reverie, a multi-million dollar, luxury-living development in Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • It is well connected to the major road networks in the area and just ten minutes away from the new Islamabad International Airport.
  • Hill will offer construction consultancy services to help ensure that the project is delivered on-time and within budget.
  • The Elite Eighteen project is a significant addition to the capital citys real estate development sector, says Hill Senior Vice President for the Asia/Pacific Region Said Mneimne.

PENETRON ADMIX Protects Deniz Mall From the Caspian Sea

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am

"This was a much-anticipated new retail, leisure and entertainment development for the city of Baku," says Kirman Mammadov, Managing Director of Penetron Azerbaijan.

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  • "This was a much-anticipated new retail, leisure and entertainment development for the city of Baku," says Kirman Mammadov, Managing Director of Penetron Azerbaijan.
  • "The shops and public areas at the Mall currently observe social distancing measures and a face mask requirement, all in line with government health regulations.
  • Chapman Taylor, a global architectural and planning firm that has completed over 2,000 projects in 90 countries, designed a sculptural form for the Deniz Mall with a series of shell roofs that reflect off the waters of the surrounding Caspian Sea.
  • Located on land reclaimed from the Caspian Sea, the project was faced with several challenges, including high levels of groundwater and saltwater penetration.

Miami International Holdings Completes Equity Investment in MidChains' Parent Holding Company

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:33pm

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group), three fully electronic options trading exchanges.

Key Points: 
  • Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group), three fully electronic options trading exchanges.
  • The MIAX Exchange Group's executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.
  • Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.
  • The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is the central government hub supporting private sector investment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Miami International Holdings Completes Equity Investment in MidChains' Parent Holding Company

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:14pm

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group), three fully electronic options trading exchanges.

Key Points: 
  • Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group), three fully electronic options trading exchanges.
  • The MIAX Exchange Group's executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.
  • Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi.
  • The Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is the central government hub supporting private sector investment in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.