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Kim Jong Un is cutting ribbons again

Kim Jong-un finally emerged back onto the world stage earlier this week after a 20-day absence, which led to much speculation about his health and well-being. The weeks of speculation about the North Korean dictator’s health brought home an alarming fact: no one really knows who will control North Korea …

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Report: Korean leader Kim Jong Un dead

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died, according to a leading Hong Kong television channel Hong Kong Satellite Television (HKSTV). A vice director of HKSTV reported the news on Saturday, citing a “solid source”. Her post first appeared on the Chinese messaging app Weibo, according to the International Business …

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Abu Dhabi’s Haliba field begins production

Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, the Korea National Oil Company, KNOC, and GS Energy, and one of ADNOC’s youngest operating companies, announced, today, it has begun producing crude oil from Abu Dhabi’s Haliba field and discovered potential resources in three new …

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Abu Dhabi conducts joint seminar in Korea

The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Korean International Trade Association, KITA, hosted a seminar in Seoul on the investment opportunities available in Abu Dhabi. The seminar, held on Tuesday, was attended by around 120 major companies, private sector institutions and owners of small and medium-sized enterprises, …

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Saudi Arabia expanding nuclear power ambitions

Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said on Monday the kingdom had launched a uranium exploration program and initial indications were positive, Al-Arabiya Business reported on Twitter. Falih added that a project to construct two nuclear plants, was proceeding at an excellent pace according to plan, according to Al-Arabiya. No further …

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UAE, South Korea to strengthen energy ties

The UAE is looking at strengthening economic ties with South Korea and is exploring market growth opportunities in the energy sector, a statement from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) said on Wednesday, quoting the company’s CEO Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, who is on a two-day visit to the …

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North Korea will close nuclear test site in May, South says

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will shut down his nuclear test site in May and invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States into the country to ensure “transparency” around its closure, South Korea’s presidential office said Sunday. It is the latest breakthrough on the peninsula …

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Masdar, South Korea to collaborate in renewables

Masdar and Korea Energy Agency (KEA) are exploring collaboration in the energy sector by boosting investment in renewables. The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tuesday coinciding with the visit of the South Korean President Korea Moon Jae-in to the UAE. Under the terms of the agreement, …

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Mohammad Bin Rashid receives Moon Jae-in

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday received South Korea President Moon Jae-in. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of …

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North Korea hacked allied war plans, Seoul lawmaker says

A trove of classified military documents, including the joint South Korea-US wartime operational plans for conflict with Pyongyang, were stolen by North Korean hackers, a lawmaker in Seoul said. Lee Cheol-hee, a member of the ruling Democratic party, on Tuesday said hackers had broken into a defence data centre in …

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North Korea—the Deeper Issues

By Graham Fuller It’s hard to make up a character like Kim Jong Un—his demeanor that reeks callow youth, corpulent self-indulgence, bathing in the adulation of his attendant military brass who sport the highest crowned military visors in the business, the adoring public applause as he presides over another reckless …

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China’s Maritime Choke Points

By​ George Friedman for Stratfor — There is widespread interest in the rising tensions over the waters east of China. China has become increasingly assertive in the region, and regional powers from Japan to Singapore have become alarmed at China’s behavior. The Chinese recently built an island in the South …

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