Foreign Visitors (Favorite) in Bangladesh
“While Jewish turnout in elections often exceeds 70%, Arab participation has hovered at around 50%.
United List candidates … campaign to defend the interests of Israel’s Arab citizens, who make up about one-fifth of the country’s 7.8 million people.
United List recently has been focusing less on who will be Israel’s next leader than on how to defend the interests of Israeli Arabs. It calls for increasing the minimum wage and creating jobs through public-works projects in Arab communities with high unemployment. The issue of Israeli police tactics in Arab cities and towns has taken center stage.” #MinorityRights
“Qatar’s State Fund Invests $1.8 Billion in Brookfield Property”
United Arab Emirates
“The European Commission on Friday cleared Etihad Airways to buy 49% of Italy’s Alitalia, after the United Arab Emirates-based airline agreed to give up airport slots on the route between Rome and Belgrade.”
“Changing Hearts & Minds Of People with Extremist Views:
Lure the youth away from IS and get them together in rebuilding Modern Iraq, Syria and the rest of Middle East (lot of work to be done in Palestine!).
Changing Hearts & Minds Of People with Extremist Views:
Exciting and happy life for young driven Muslims lies in growing themselves, achieving both earthly and spiritual goals.
Let’s build Nations together.“
|Secretary of State John Kerry with Foreign Ministers from P5 + 1|
“The deadline for an Iran nuclear deal has been extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said good progress had been made, but it was “not possible to get an agreement by the [original] deadline”.
Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions.
The six countries – the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany – have been in negotiations with Iran to finalize a preliminary deal reached last year in Geneva.
Speaking after the Vienna talks had ended, Mr Hammond said that negotiations would resume in December, and would be extended until 30 June 2015.
Iran would be allowed to continue accessing $700m (£450m) per month in frozen assets during that period.
Diplomats expect to reach a political agreement by 1 March, with the full technical details of the agreement confirmed by 1 July.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is to give a national address at 18:00 GMT, Iranian news agencies reported.”
United Arab Emirates
— each with a $2 trillion-a-year economy
Dubai faces increased competition from a crop of imitators.
- Last year, Oman opened a deep-water port at Duqm that will try to draw business away from Jebel Ali.
- Istanbul is marketing itself as an alternative logistics and financial hub, with Turkish Airlines now flying to more worldwide destinations than any other carrier.
- Qatar Airways Ltd. is also challenging Emirates for business travelers, while Doha is promoting itself as a financial center.
“It is not just about physical infrastructure,” he says.
Much of Dubai’s success, he says, is due to what he calls “software” — people and systems that, for example, ensure a ship at port can be turned around quickly or a legal dispute resolved fast and fairly. In this regard, Al Shaibani says, Dubai has a decades-long head start.
So far, Dubai’s “if you build it, they will come” strategy seems to be working. The city is packed with tourists. More people visit the Dubai Mall each year than Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower and Disney World combined.”
Notes on Foreign policy
If it’s non-zero sum, you can make them work with you so that it’s beneficial to both.
Both sides involved in a relationship feel comfortable when each has interests for which it knows that the other depends on it.
US – Saudi relationship (since 1945)
Because of power conflict and interest in regional dominance, both sides are encouraging groups of opposing militants and extremists.
But does “Islam”, a word derived from “Salam”, which literally means “peace”, really encourage or even approve such conflicts?
Suicide and collateral damage are forbidden in Islam and the person who commits suicide is destined to go to hell.
Prophet Muhammad declared unity of humanity in his last sermon, “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.” 
In the age of globalization, it’s the mutual economic relationship and mutual economic engagement, not military engagement, that brings prosperity.