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UAE implementing violation of tobacco codes

The Federal Tax Authority,FTA, will begin implementing the Cabinet Decision regarding violations of the “Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme”, which calls for applying Digital Tax Stamps on the packaging of said products before supplying them to local markets. The Authority stressed that the penalties are meant to curb attempts …

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ADX at London Stock Exchange

As part of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange’s, ADX, strategy aimed at bolstering its leading position in the region and extending its cooperation with global financial markets, Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, Acting Chief Executive of ADX, met senior officials at the London Stock Exchange,LSE, recently. The meeting was part of …

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Iran has secret weapons against US carriers

Iran can sink U.S. warships sent to the Gulf region using missiles and “secret weapons”, a senior Iranian military official was quoted as saying by the semi-official news agency Mizan on Saturday. The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as …

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Trump declares emergence, sells $8billion worth of weapons to Saudi, UAE

U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan. The Trump administration informed congressional committees that it will go …

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Dubai key player at IMEX worldwide exhibition

Dubai Business Events, DBE, the city’s official convention bureau, showcased Dubai’s state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure and renowned hospitality sector at IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The event, held in Frankfurt from 21st to 23rd May, 2019, saw more than 30 co-exhibitors, including the Coca-Cola Arena, the …

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School app to track bullying in UAE

During a youth session titled “Bullying…Causes and Effects” held on 23rd May, 2019, 80 members of the Sharjah Youth Parliament suggested developing an Emirati App targeting children, youth and parents to report bullying incidents. The call came during the first youth session of the parliament, organised by Sharjah Youth and …

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Bin Salman in Sudan for military talks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman met the deputy head of Sudan’s transitional military council who is visiting Saudi Arabia, Saudi Press Agency said early on Friday. The meeting between Prince Mohammed and General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, who goes by the nickname Hemedti, was held in the city of Jeddah, …

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Dubai Business Events showcases hospitality sector

Dubai Business Events, DBE, the city’s official convention bureau, showcased Dubai’s state-of-the-art facilities, infrastructure and renowned hospitality sector at IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The event, held in Frankfurt from 21st to 23rd May, 2019, saw more than 30 co-exhibitors, including the Coca-Cola Arena, the …

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Bahrain’s king in UAE for talks

King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain arrived on Thursday to the UAE. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomed King Hamad at the Presidential Airport in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. Also …

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Abu Dhabi Air Accident Investigation Laboratory opens

Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director-General of General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has officially inaugurated the “Abu Dhabi Air Accident Investigation Laboratory”, established by the Air Accident Investigation Sector, AAIS, at the authority’s headquarters. “The lab offers great potential for the Air Accident Investigation Sector to operate effectively and smoothly, based …

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Crisis cooperation between UAE and Tajikistan

Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Hosny, Director-General of the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, NCEMA, and Sharifi Bahador Mahmoud Zada, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the UAE, today discussed ways of reinforcing their joint cooperation and benefitting from the expertise of the UAE and Tajikistan in dealing with emergencies, crises …

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Brazil cooperating with DP World

Brazil Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araujo met with DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia this week. They discussed social reform, a stable and efficient regulatory framework to attract investors alongside public private partnerships to encourage foreign direct investment, …

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Saudi and UAE heading to boycotted Trump peace-investment meeting

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates will participate in a conference next month in Bahrain aimed at encouraging investment in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s long-awaited Israel-Palestinian peace plan. The “Peace to Prosperity” economic workshop, to be hosted on June 25-26 in …

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Saudi againsr war, and for oil price stability

Saudi Arabia’s council of ministers reiterated the country’s commitment to balancing global oil markets and preventing regional conflict amid tensions between Iran and the United States, state media reported on Wednesday. The kingdom “will do everything in its power to prevent any war and its hand is always extended to …

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Saudi Aramco buying American LNG

Saudi Arabian Oil Co, known as Aramco, has agreed to buy U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) from San Diego-based Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur project in Texas, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The terms of the deal could not be determined and it …

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Turkey will not remove forces from Idlib

Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria’s Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency has said that Syrian government forces have carried out at least three …

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American citizens fearful of war with Iran

Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran “within the next few years,” according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries. While Americans are more concerned about Iran as a security threat to the …

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