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

After Saudi Arabia, Germany’s Merkel arrives in the UAE

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has landed in the United Arab Emirates, her second stop on a two-nation Gulf tour taking in the Arab world’s largest economies. The German leader was greeted by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu

Dubai’s Aramex Q1 net profit down 5 pct

Dubai-based courier Aramex reported a 5 percent fall in first-quarter net profit on Sunday due to a rise in provisions related to the company’s incentive scheme. The company made a net profit of 91.8 million dirhams ($25.0 million)in the three

Mysterious crime in Istanbul: Iranian TV executive, Kuwaiti businessman killed

Saeed Karimian

The Iranian founder of a Farsi-language satellite television network was shot dead in Istanbul alongside a Kuwaiti business partner, Turkish media reported Sunday, just months after reportedly being convicted of spreading “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic. Gunmen opened fire on

US Navy fires warning flare at Iranian vessel in intense Gulf encounter

The US Navy says a guided-missile destroyer fired a flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in a tense encounter in the Gulf. Lt. Ian McConnaughey of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says the incident happened Monday. He says the Iranian

Iranian court rejects final appeal of jailed British-Iranian charity worker

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld a five-year jail sentence for a British-Iranian charity worker who was convicted on unspecified charges relating to national security, her husband said on Monday. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was

Facebook Spaces unveiled as new virtual reality ‘hang out’ space

On Tuesday, Facebook unveiled its newest platform at its annual developers’ conference, a place you can hang out with your social media friends in virtual reality (VR). Facebook Spaces gives users the opportunity to create a personalized avatar using their

New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New

Syrian photographer praised for saving child after convoy bombing

Abd Alkader Habak

Syrian photographer Abd Alkader Habak has been praised online for setting aside his camera to save a young child after a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from a village, killing 126 people, including 68 children. Habak told

Indians #BoycottSnapchat after CEO allegedly calls country ‘poor’

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and his supermodel fiancée Miranda Kerr are facing backlash in India after reports that Spiegel allegedly said the country was “poor,” according to a lawsuit. The CEO’s alleged comments were, according to the lawsuit, made in

UAE-based billionaire plans India’s most expensive film

B. R. Shetty

A Gulf-based billionaire is planning to smash the record for the most expensive Indian movie by splashing out $150 million to make a film of the Hindu epic “Mahabharata.” The cost of producing the two-part extravaganza is set to dwarf

HSBC predicts 100 Saudi Arabian listings in privatization drive

Saudi Arabia’s privatization drive is likely to result in around 100 new stock market listings in sectors including mining, healthcare and retail, a top HSBC executive said on Monday. Georges Elhedery, HSBC’s chief executive for the Middle East and North

Dubai Sikh temple breaks world record for most diverse breakfast party

A Sikh temple in Dubai on Thursday broke the world record for serving breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. The temple was awarded a Guinness World Record after serving 600 people from 101 countries an hour-long

Egypt imposes sugar export tariff of 3,000 pounds per tonne

Egypt will impose a sugar export tariff of 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($165.47) per tonne, the state’s official gazette said on Thursday. Egypt expects to produce about 2.4 million tons of sugar from its harvest this year, less than the roughly

Princess Kate Middleton’s hairdresser opens Dubai Salon

British Princess Catherine Middleton’s hairdresser Rossano Ferretti has opened a new Salon in Dubai, Vogue Arabia reported on Tuesday. Ferretti is known for being behind the Duchess of Cambridge’s royal blowouts. The A-list celebrity hairstylist has had clients such as

To enhance transparency, OPEC and UAE to launch oil and gas database

OPEC and the United Arab Emirates’ ministry of energy will next week launch the first phase of a new global oil and gas database project aiming to develop an easy-to-use tool to analyse energy information and allow for more transparency.

Only one Mideast carrier cracks TripAdvisor’s top 10 world airlines

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has come out on top in a list of the ten best airlines in the world, according to TripAdvisor users. The travel website revealed its inaugural Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines on Monday and there were some

Iran’s long-exiled prince wants a revolution in age of Trump

Reza Pahlavi

Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s exiled crown prince, wants a revolution. Pahlavi, the son of the last shah to rule before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, has seen his profile rise in recent months following the election of US President Donald Trump, who

Dubai exchange may launch gold contract for retail investors

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) said on Saturday it was considering whether to launch a new spot gold contract designed to be used by retail investors and traders. The DGCX signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai

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