// Jailed expat in Oman asked to pay RO9,000 as compensation after freak accident//

Jailed expat in Oman asked to pay RO9,000 as compensation after freak accident

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indexAn Indian expatriate employed with a car cleaning facility has been jailed following a freak mishap that cost his Bangladeshi colleague a limb and damaged three expensive cars.
Majid Ali Syed (26), a supervisor with a contracting company, has been asked to pay damages of nearly RO9,000 to his colleague and owners of the vehicles.
Social workers have appealed to the public to help him raise the…

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// Banking magnate Baron Rothschild to appear in court in victory for expats//

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ei-ay174_rothsc_g_20091122204110-1AN Alicante court has issued a writ to indict and interrogate French banking magnate Baron Rothschild, who will now appear in court.
Spanish lawyer Antonio Flores, of Marbella-based Lawbird Legal Services, has succeeded in his demand for the Denia court to indict Baron David de Rothschild, the chairman of Swiss holding company Rothschild Continuation Holidays.
The writ comes as part of an ongoing…

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#Bahraini #broccoli #vegetable #growers #farmers #agriculture #winter

#Bahraini #broccoli #vegetable #growers #farmers #agriculture #winter

// The complete picture//

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A weekend visit to the Central Fruit and Vegetable market rarely throws up surprises but this fruit seller presented quite another view. I only noticed the gentleman nestled within the fruits just as I clicked the shutter. And then I took some more shots only to make sure I get the picture!

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// Birds with a view//

Birds with a view

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DSC_7035This view of the “entrance” to Manama, the Bahraini capital, is all too familiar with all of us in this tiny island nation. And each time I go there, this is almost a “must” picture immediately after exiting the parking lot. There are sometimes hundreds of pigeons in this tiny, unofficial,  feeding area and each time I take a picture, it turns out somewhat different from the earlier one.
This…

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// Expats in Qatar: Pensions & QROPS//

Expats in Qatar: Pensions & QROPS

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qatar-petroleum-district-aerial-viewsQatar has emerged as a destination of real attraction for British expats, keen to take advantage of the high tax-free salaries and luxurious lifestyle offered by relocation to the wealthiest country in the world.
Sectors such as oil, construction and IT in particular are flourishing in the oil-rich state, and with Doha now arguably soon to become the central hub of the Middle East, the expatriate…

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#Sunset on the #beach at #sailing #club #zallaq #bahrain #coast

#Sunset on the #beach at #sailing #club #zallaq #bahrain #coast

#Sunset #boat #skyline #water #colour

#Sunset #boat #skyline #water #colour

// Karela Sharela//

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20141018_183536This is an original karela (bitter gourd) dish. Yes, it is bitter but made in a very ‘twisted’ way – completely different and very simple!
It’s actually quite simple. Take two large bitter gourd and shave off the outer cover but do not discard the shavings.
Cut the gourd into thin slices and put into a non-stick pan on low flame after adding two to three tablespoons oil. Coarsely chop a large…

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// Phuket loses an ‘original’ expat: Eric Snyder departs//

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1_2014101810120785_GoHIDwdrRpfhcJYgqkAjsaNnydDMojBRKONgCNpT_jpegPHUKET: Well known long-term Phuket expat Eric Snyder, 70, has departed the island he loved, succumbing to skin cancer earlier this week.
Eric Snyder arrived in Phuket in 1975 and remained in residence here for 39 years. Initially, he lived with a Muslim family on Kamala Beach for several years, growing his own food and catching his dinner from the abundance of fish in the local waters. He was…

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