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Egypt building joint electricity grid with Cyprus

Cyprus and Egypt signed an accord on Saturday to pursue links between the electricity transmission networks of the two countries. A memorandum of understanding was signed by the energy ministers of Cyprus and Egypt, setting out a framework of cooperation from planning to implementation. “For Cyprus, this electricity interconnection with …

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Expo 2020 collaborates with Dutch company GSES System in efforts to host the most sustainable World Expo in history

Striving to be the most sustainable World Expo in history, Expo 2020 Dubai has collaborated with Dutch company Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES) under efforts to measure and report the sustainability performance of key stakeholders across the event.Specifically developed by GSES for Expo 2020, the tailored software platform measures the …

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Lebanon beats blackout, restores power

Lebanon’s power supplies were back to normal on Sunday after a blackout the previous day when the country’s two biggest power stations shut down because of a fuel shortage, the Energy Ministry said. The closure piled further hardship on Lebanese struggling with job losses, soaring prices and hunger wrought by …

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US says Hezbollah fuel import a PR stunt

The United States on Thursday denounced Hezbollah’s deliveries of Iranian fuel in crisis-hit Lebanon as a public relations stunt and warned that Tehran remained under sanctions. Iran is set to deliver more fuel in the coming days to Lebanon for distribution by Hezbollah, the Shiite movement that has shown its …

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Jordan ready for energy exports to Lebanon

Jordan says it has discussed ways to expedite Egyptian natural gas shipments via its territory and Syria to Lebanon, which is dealing with a grueling energy-crisis. Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh arrived in Beirut late Thursday, the first foreign official to visit Lebanon’s new prime minister who took office earlier this …

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Japan cooperates with Saudi on hydrogen

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister KAJIYAMA Hiroshi says Japan recognizes that Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries are important partners in creating a hydrogen-based society. “The large-scale and inexpensive hydrogen supply is indispensable,” Kajiyama said at a press conference on Friday. “To achieve our goal, it is important to …

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Mikati says Iran fuel ships violate sovereignity

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati has said Iranian fuel shipments imported by the Hezbollah movement constitute a breach of Lebanon’s sovereignty, according to comments published by his office. “The violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty makes me sad,” Mikati told CNN in an interview, his office said in a posting on Twitter. He …

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More fuel prices hikes says new Lebanon government

Lebanon’s new government raised gasoline prices on Friday, cutting a subsidy that Prime Minister Najib Mikati has said is unaffordable as he advances plans to address a devastating financial crisis. The government also signed a new contract with restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) to carry out a forensic audit …

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Damascus blackout after gas lien hit

 Syria’s electricity minister said an attack on one of the gas lines at Deir Ali station led to an electricity outage that affected the capital Damascus, its outskirts and other areas, and that repair work is ongoing, the state news agency (SANA) reported on Friday. The Minister also told state …

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Algeria, Saudi talk trade, OPEC

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Tuesday discussed coordination within OPEC as well as bilateral, regional and international issues, Algeria’s presidency and the Saudi minister said. Saudi Arabia “is keen to continue coordination and consultation regarding regional and international issues…most notably …

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Hezbollah promises Iran fuel shipments by Thursday

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s armed Shi’ite movement Hezbollah, said on Monday that a first ship carrying Iranian fuel oil to help Lebanon through its financial crisis had docked in Syria on Sunday. Nasrallah had announced last month that he had organised purchases of fuel from Iran, Hezbollah’s main …

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Arab League wants Iran to open all nuclear facilities to inspection

Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League session in Cairo, ministers from the four countries also discussed stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability. The …

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World Bank helping Lebanon with power plan

Lebanese caretaker energy minister said on Wednesday his country was working with the World Bank to secure financing for a scheme to import Egyptian gas to Jordan that will generate power to supply Lebanon. “We are working with the World Bank to cover the correct financial cover,” Raymond Ghajar told …

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