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UAE Nation Brand’s logo headed to Mars

The Hope Probe will carry with it the UAE Nation Brand’s logo and its accompanying slogan, ‘Make it Happen’, when the spacecraft built by the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre takes off for Mars later this year. The brand’s placement on the probe, called ‘Al-Amal’ in Arabic, symbolises the future-forward …

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Russia wants to extend security network to Gulf states

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region. “We have been suggesting to the Gulf countries to think about collective security mechanisms … starting with confidence building measures and inviting each other to military exercises,” …

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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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Assad comes in for praise from UAE

The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat in Syria has praised President Bashar al-Assad for his “wise leadership”, in one of the strongest expressions of support yet from a country that once backed Damascus’ enemies in the civil war. The two restored diplomatic ties last year and the UAE’s vocal support …

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UAE in bid to buy Brazilian refineries

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) has selected four groups for the second round of bidding for four refineries up for sale, including China’s Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s state investor and two Brazilian firms, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. Sinopec, Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co …

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French to build missiles with UAE

France’s MBDA and Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) plan to open a missile engineering facility and a flight testing center in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE’s defense and security industry enabler Tawazun Economic Council said on Saturday. The announcement comes on the eve of the biennial Dubai Air Show which begins …

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