Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: ABU DHABI

UAE denies reports of concession awarded to Qatar Petroleum

:: An official source at the UAE’s Supreme Petroleum Council has said that no concession was awarded to Qatar Petroleum, denying earlier reports from Qatari sources. In a statement reported by the official WAM news agency, the source said: “The

Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi crown prince, UAE leaders

:: US President Donald Trump discussed Iran’s “destabilizing activities” and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said. In calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed receive Qatari Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim

:: The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, on Monday received

UAE says ‘security info’ delayed travel by Tunisian women

:: The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that “security information” had caused the delays on Tunisian women from boarding flights to the country that caused an outcry in their home country. “We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that

Dense fog disrupts UAE flights ahead of Christmas

:: Thick fog on Sunday disrupted flights at major airports in the United Arab Emirates as thousands of foreign residents rushed to travel home for Christmas and the New Year. Dozens of flights were cancelled, diverted or delayed at the

Abu Dhabi crown prince offers condolences to Yemen’s Saleh family

:: Abu Dhabi’s crown prince and supreme commander of the UAE’s armed forces has expressed condolences to Ahmed Ali Saleh on the death of his father, the former Yemeni president killed by Houthi militias on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives former Lebanese PM Hariri

:: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed received former Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday. Hariri announced his surprise resignation on Saturday, citing a plot to kill him, and saying the climate in Lebanon resembled that before the assassination

Krypto Labs opens unique incubator concept in Abu Dhabi

:: Krypto Labs, a world-class ecosystem for groundbreaking start-ups, is officially opening its custom-built all-in-one incubator, accelerator and co-working space in the heart of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, helping bridge the gap between innovators and investors. The new 2,600 square-meter

UAE jails Iranian over international sanctions breach

:: A United Arab Emirates appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an Iranian convicted of breaching international sanctions against Tehran, state media reported on Tuesday. The State Security Court upheld the man’s conviction on charges of “sharing

Etihad Airways pilot dies on-board during flight to Amsterdam

:: An Etihad Airways pilot passed away while operating a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, forcing the flight to divert its path and make an emergency landing in Kuwait. In a statement on Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier said

Qatar hits 5-year low as diplomatic rift hits firms

:: Qatar’s stock index hit a five-year low on Monday because of a fresh sign that a diplomatic dispute in the region was starting to inflict long-term damage on some of its companies. Shares of Qatar Insurance dropped 2.3 percent

UAE non-oil growth to accelerate in 2018

:: The non-oil sector of the United Arab Emirates economy is expected to grow 3.1 percent this year, accelerating to 3.5 percent next year, central bank governor Mubarak Rashid al-Mansouri said on Sunday. Speaking to a meeting of Arab central

NMC Health looks to acquisition-led growth, targets Saudi Arabia

:: NMC Health, the UAE-based healthcare provider, plans to expand in Europe and the Gulf, especially Saudi Arabia, to retain its recently won place in London’s FTSE 100 blue chip index. Next week NMC is set to become the only

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November as cultural district takes shape

:: The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on Nov. 11, over a decade after the project was launched, Francoise Nyssen, France’s culture minister, has announced. The gallery, part of the Saadiyat Cultural District in the UAE

Man City owners buy stake in Spanish side Girona FC

:: Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership expanded its portfolio of global clubs on Wednesday by investing in Girona FC, which is playing in Spain’s top league for the first time this season. City Football Group, of which English side Man

UAE excise tax to be effective from October 1

:: The UAE’s Ministry of Finance has said that the excise tax law will be effective from October 1 in the country. “The tax shall impact all excise goods consumed inside the country, including all the country’s free zones and

Emirates denies one of its planes has been targeted with a bomb

:: A spokesman for Emirates Airlines said that the national carrier has strongly denied reports that one of its planes had been targeted for bombing on Monday, confirming that the news was baseless to local newspaper Emarat Alyoum. Lebanese Interior

UAE nuclear program edges toward 2018 launch

Christer Viktorsson

:: At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world’s first nuclear program. At the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) in

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