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: DUBAI

Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan to headline Dubai New Year’s concert

Concert organizers in Dubai have announced a New Year’s Eve spectacular with The Jacksons, Gloria Gaynor and Chaka Khan rounding out a star-studded 70s and 80s lineup. The eight-hour epic MasterJam show will also feature Nile Rodgers, Chic Jocelyn Brown,

Abu Dhabi to raise power and water tariffs

DUBAI: The emirate of Abu Dhabi will raise electricity and water tariffs to fight waste and limit rapid consumption growth, in a fresh sign that plunging oil prices are prompting Gulf governments to economize. Electricity tariffs for residential consumers will

DIFC to double in size in a decade

DUBAI: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is on track to double in size over the next decade with companies from China and South-east Asia set to fuel its next phase of growth, the governor of the financial free zone said

UAE hailed as leader in smart government technology

Experts and policy makers described the UAE’s experience with “smart government” as one of the most successful implementations of the technology in the world in comments made Monday during the Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai. The UAE

Yemen kidnappers free U.N. water engineer, says world body

The United Nations said a Sierra Leonean water engineer working in Yemen on a sanitation project had been freed more than a year after being kidnapped by unidentified armed men. “Colleagues at the United Nations are delighted that James Massaquoi,

Taxi! Dubai cab fleet gets Lamborghini, Ferrari boost

If you are in the city, get dropped off in style as Dubai’s taxi service celebrates the Dubai Motor Festival with Rolls Royce, Ferrari and Lamborghini cabs offering free rides between November 19 and December 6. The service is set

World Cup sponsor Emirates ends FIFA deal

Dubai-based airline Emirates will not renew its World Cup sponsorship with FIFA for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments. The airline says the decision follows “an evaluation of FIFA’s contract proposal which did not meet Emirates’ expectations.” Emirates was FIFA’s airline

Sukuk industry likely to sustain double-digit growth

The Islamic finance forum is an opportunity for everyone to leverage the potential for growth offered, according to Dubai Chamber President and CEO Hamad Buamim. “This prestigious forum, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is an important occasion for Dubai as we

Shah Rukh Khan attends Bollywood film premiere in Dubai

Indian director Farah Khan’s “Happy New Year” premiered on Wednesday in Dubai, where almost half of the film’s scenes were shot. Released on the Indian festival of Diwali, the action-comedy-drama is packed with opulent costumes and intricate dances, basic components

Gulf airlines target Italy as transit point for expansion

Having shuttled millions of travellers through their plush home bases, rival Gulf airlines are now battling over an Italian market which they see as ripe for expansion and key to driving traffic on to long-haul routes. The tussle will add

GPCA sustainability conference opens with key focus on people

Abduldwahab Al-Sadoun

Under the theme “People, planet, profit,” the GPCA is opening its 2nd conference on sustainability in Dubai from Oct. 21-23. Wikipedia states that sustainability in general terms is the endurance of systems and processes. And that organizing principle for sustainability

Oil market battles weak demand, ample supplies

DUBAI: Saudi crude exports fell in August for the fourth month in a row to their lowest levels in three years, official data showed on Monday, as the top oil exporter fights for market share amid weak demand and ample

UAE launches project to send unmanned probe to Mars

The oil-rich United Arab Emirates on Monday launched a project that aims to send the first Arab unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The Gulf state set up the UAE Space Agency to supervise and finance the “Emirates Institution for

UAE quarantines passenger from Liberia for Ebola checks

UAE authorities quarantined a passenger on Wednesday flying from Liberia through Morocco in Dubai International Airport and run tests on him to check for symptoms of Ebola, the state WAM news agency said. The health ministry said in a statement

Less traffic at Gitex 2014 – quality over quantity?

Many exhibitors and visitors I spoke to at Gitex 2014 on Tuesday said that fewer spaces appeared to be occupied than last year, but that there is a better presentation of stands and products. Was it because of the many

Saudi telecom networks set for top quality connectivity

The Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced an extension to its partnership with Ericsson to transform, expand and upgrade its network in Saudi Arabia on the second day at the GITEX. The partnership covers different areas aimed at catering to the

Dubai’s Atlantis resort to get $1.4 billion expansion

Developers say they will build a $1.4 billion expanse of lavish suites and residences next to the famed Atlantis resort on Dubai’s man-made palm-shaped island. Investment Corporation of Dubai and Kerzner International Holdings, which will manage the 800-room hotel, announced

Gulf heavyweights clash for place in ACL final

The Gulf’s deadliest striker comes up against one of its most miserly defenses when Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal host Emirati club Al Ain in the first leg of their Asian Champions League semi-final in Riyadh on Tuesday. A sell-out crowd

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