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US keen on energy partnerships, eyes China, expanding NATO to Mideast

The United States is committed to regional political stability, a US State Department official underscored on Sunday. Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary at the US State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, said that following his visit to the UAE last January, he is visiting the country again to “underscore the United …

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China warns that US is abusing force

The United States should stop abusing the use of force and seek solutions via dialogue, China’s foreign minister said, after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Iran’s most prominent military commander. The risky behavior of the U.S. military violates the basic norms of international relations and will …

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Russia, China block UN move to block aid to Syria

Russia, backed by China, on Friday cast its 14th U.N. Security Council veto since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011 to block cross-border aid deliveries from Turkey and Iraq to millions of Syrian civilians. The resolution, drafted by Belgium, Kuwait and Germany, would have allowed cross-border humanitarian deliveries …

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Oman sells electricity stakes to China

Oman’s state-owned Electricity Holding Company, also known as Nama, has sold a 49% stake in Oman Electricity Transmission Co. to State Grid Corporation of China, raising around $1 billion, Mansoor Al Hinai, a Nama spokesman, said on Sunday. The deal is one of five privatizations that Nama is planning as …

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Uzbekistan: new opportunities for integration

Uzbekistan has officially joined the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking Countries, also known as the Turkic Council. The decision to admit Uzbekistan to this group was taken on 15 October at the summit of the States Parties in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Uzbekistan is one of the important countries in …

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China stands by Iran over Aramco charges

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday it was irresponsible to blame anyone for an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities without conclusive facts, striking a cautious note after the United States blamed Iran. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

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Chinese warn of possible ISIS resurrection

A senior Chinese official said on Tuesday that there was a danger of Islamic State militants re-emerging in Syria and called for progress in the political process between the Damascus government and the opposition to end the war. “There is now a danger of terrorist organizations like ISIS being revived, …

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China in talks with Ajman Free Zone

The Chairman of Ajman Free Zone, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi has met with Tielan Peng, Chairman of Hunan Group and Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation to discuss further strengthening trade opportunities between the two organisations. The Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation is a committed investor in Ajman and is the …

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Strategic partnership between China and Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park

The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park, SRTIP, discussed, with a Chinese delegation, the launch of strategic partnerships that aim to promote technology transfer between the park and Chinese research and development organisations. The delegation’s visit aims to explore available investment opportunities for Chinese investors operating in innovative technological sectors …

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Turkey to ‘observe’ Uighur situation in China

Turkey will send an observation team to China’s Xinjiang region, the Turkish foreign minister said on Tuesday after discussing the situation of Uighur Turks with his Chinese counterpart. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up what it calls vocation training centers to combat extremism in Xinjiang, home to …

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ADNOC and CNOOC sign agreement in China

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, today signed a Strategic Framework Agreement with China National Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, to explore new opportunities for collaboration in both the upstream and downstream sectors as well as in Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG. The exchange of the signed agreement was witnessed by …

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The OIC’s Double Standards

July 19, 2019 In an epochal development, India became the “Guest of Honour” at the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi in March. The final declaration eschewed the customary reference to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). This can …

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Trump meets with Uighurs in afront to China

U.S. President Donald Trump, who has made religious freedom a centerpiece of his foreign policy, met on Wednesday with victims of religious persecution from countries like China, Turkey, North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. Trump counts evangelical Christians among his core supporters and the State Department is hosting a conference on …

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Erdogan compromises over China Xinjiang

Turkey recognizes the fact that the people of China’s Xinjiang lead happy lives, Chinese state media on Tuesday cited Turkish President Tayip Erdogan as saying, a region where China has been running a controversial de-radicalization scheme. China has faced growing international opprobrium for setting up what it calls vocation training …

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ENOC wins mega-loan from China

ENOC Group has secured a five-year US$690 million term loan from a Chinese consortium of banks as China’s biggest financial institutions endorse the Group’s operational and financial health. The term loan will finance general corporate purposes as ENOC continues to fuel the local economy through its business divisions in exploration …

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