Bahrain emerges as the third freest
economy in the Arab World partly for being open for international trade.
Bahrain has surpassed GCC's economic giants, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE, in being the freest
10 for Working Journalists' Day, saying: "The ruling party thinks that Turkey has the freest
media in the West.
Egypt's presidential election, set to be the freest
it has ever had, began for citizens abroad on Friday after a caustic televised debate between two candidates that produced no clear favourite to lead the most populous Arab nation.
Meanwhile, Chile ranks as the freest
economy in Latin America, according to the Heritage Foundation, and it is among the three freest
countries in terms of civil rights and political liberties, according to Freedom House.
He alone, with the Virgin Mary, kept Poland the freest
country in the Soviet Bloc.
Reports this week say the UAE has been rated as the fiscally freest
economy in the world (jointly with Kuwait).
However, those gains were not enough for it to mount a strong challenge to Bahrain, named the freest
Middle East economy, in 10th place globally, with a score of 77.
Although Lebanon is home to the freest
and most diverse media in the Arab world, its newspapers, news websites and television channels regularly play into the country's deep-seated political and sectarian schisms.
HK ranked "World's Freest
" for 16th time The Heritage Foundation ranked HK as the world's freest
economy for the 16th consecutive year in its 2010 Index of Economic Freedom published last week.
Bahrain has been ranked as the 13th freest
economy in the world, and the most free in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
The country with the world's best labour regulations and among the 20 freest
economies worldwide, the only Gulf economy to register an upward trend, Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World 2009 (September, 2009);