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Dubai delegation in India to dscuss FDI

Dubai’s leading business entities in trade and investment, real estate and startup development, comprising more than 80 companies, visited India recently as part of a delegation led by Dubai Investment Development Agency, Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of Dubai Economy, DED, and organised by key partner Musthafa and Almana. …

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Abu Dhabi green bus service launched

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has launched the region’s first fully electric passenger bus as the capital of the United Arab Emirates pursues clean and energy efficient transport. The UAE has set a clean energy target of 27 percent by 2021. Green energy company Masdar, wholly-owned by Abu Dhabi’s …

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EU to impose sanctions on Iranian intelligence agencies

The European Union has agreed sanctions against an Iranian intelligence service for planning assassinations in Europe, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Tuesday. “EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Strong signal from the EU that we will …

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Dubai unveils ‘Fifty-Year Charter’

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the ‘Fifty-Year Charter’ which promises to improve all aspects of life in Dubai in 2019. “This is a charter that represents our pledge and promise towards enhancing the life of people in …

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Dubai pushing AI blockhain technology

Future Now, the innovation programme of Etisalat, has signed agreements with four scale-ups to develop Artificial Intelligence, AI, and Blockchain solutions following the successful Dubai Future Accelerators programme. The signing ceremony also marked the opening of the Future Now scale-up collaborative space for Etisalat Digital’s partners, namely Yitu Technology (China), …

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Khartoum University Professors arrest in protest clampdown

Sudanese security authorities arrested several faculty members from Khartoum University on Sunday, two professors said, after they joined anti-government protests that have posed the most serious challenge to President Omar al-Bashir’s rule. The arrests came amid fresh demonstrations in Khartoum and Wad Madani in response to a call by a …

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Imran Khan in Abu Dhabi for talks

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today held talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan, focusing on strengthening the relations between the UAE and Pakistan, in addition to the current regional and international developments. His …

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ADNOC ranked number 10 by GlobalData

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is among the top 10 most influential companies and organisations in the energy sector, a new ranking from research and intelligence firm GlobalData found. The only Middle Eastern company featured on the GlobalData’s list, ADNOC was ranked sixth, and third among big oil …

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From Syria with Roses

By: Ibrahim Alalou A half acre of roses at my farm in Syria. I have a big farm in northern Syria. The story of the farm is worth telling, at least from my point of view. The reasons are many and it will take several posts but what better to start …

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AFC Asian Cup hosted in UAE

AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 opened today under the patronage and in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The 17th Edition of the AFC Asian Cup opened in a spectacular style in the UAE capital, at the Zayed Sports City …

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Gaza arrest made in wake of media ransacking

Gaza authorities arrested five Palestinians on Saturday on suspicion of ransacking the offices of President Mahmoud Abbas’s official Palestine Television station, Hamas’s interior ministry said. On Friday, assailants destroyed cameras, editing and broadcasting equipment in the Gaza office of the station, part of the Palestinian Broadcast Corporation (PBC), which broadcasts …

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Bolton warns Syria over US pullout

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned the Syrian government it should not see the impending U.S. military withdrawal from the country as an invitation to use chemical weapons. U.S. President Donald Trump said in December that U.S. troops had succeeded in their mission to defeat Islamic State militants …

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France desperate to stem the flow of migrants to the UK

France will tighten security at its northern ports and increase surveillance along beaches to counter the rise in migrants trying to cross the English Channel to reach Britain, its interior minister said on Friday. More than 500 migrants, most Iranian, tried to cross the narrow stretch of water, one of …

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Iraq reafirms commitment to OPEC production cuts

Iraq said on Friday it was committed to the OPEC+ output-cutting deal and would keep its oil production at 4.513 million barrels per day for the first half of 2019. Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said in a statement that he had directed oil officials to take urgent measures to …

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